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January 19, 2011

Charlotte Amalie

Filed under: Beach,Life,Photography,Travel — brick @ 1:36 am
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Spontaneity. After talking with the wife about doing more on a whim in 2011, this was the perfect way to start. New Year’s Eve, we had great seats to the Chick-Fil-A Bowl in Atlanta, to watch South Carolina and Florida State square off. After the game, we walked from the Georgia Dome to Peachtree Center to watch the Peach drop with friends. After walking back to the car, I realized that Monday was a holiday for me, and the wife was on vacation for the week.

Soooooo, we got home, pulled up Google Maps, and tried to decide on our destination. Flights were pretty full across the board, but we took a shot at some place warm and decided on Charlotte Amalie, St Thomas. Two days later, I was back at work, dreaming of that sand and sun.

I didn’t want to lug my big camera, so these were all taken with my point and shoot.

The island from the plane on the way in.
Island from the plane

Birds eye view of the cruise ships.
Cruise Ship

Sunrise.
SunrisePeek

Fire

Sunset over the bay with the cruise ship leaving port.
Cruisin

Sunset on the bay

The view from our balcony at the hotel.
Hotel Balcony View

ViewWaterfall

Jagged

Beautiful beach. Much better sand in the water than Grand Cayman. No rocks.
Paradise

The climb to the hotel.
Step Up

WrappedClouds Rising

Marriott Villas

Shades of blue

The pool deck overlooking the Caribbean.
Pool to sea

Shadows

Bay from the hill

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