Monday, June 12, 2017

40th Wedding Anniversary

It's June and our 40th wedding anniversary was in January. After coming home, I got sick.  I think I caught something on the airplane.  It was a bad infection and then I had a relapse.  I was eventually diagnosed with COPD, stage 3.  I've been trying medications and  I think we've finally found some that are working.  I use 2 inhalers a day and I have an emergency inhaler when needed.  It's been a long 6 months but I am finally starting to feel better.  2 people told me I am looking like my old self this week.  That's a good sign!

In the midst of dealing with that, I wasn't able to really savor our anniversary trip.  So, here's a good place to share it.

Kevin and I wanted to do something really special for our 40th anniversary.  We wanted to really celebrate because we survived and thrived 40 years together.

Our dream vacation would be a quiet beach, lots of snorkeling, a nice place to stay and no crowds.  Looking for a tropical place to fit those dreams took some looking.  But we found it, the perfect place for us....  Anegada, British Virgin Islands.  It was so remote that it was going to take 2 days to get there!  We found a great place to stay, The Big Bamboo on Loblolly Bay.

We flew into St. Thomas, took a taxi to the docks, took a ferry to the island of Tortola. We stayed in Road Town at a nice hotel.  Then the next morning at 6am, we took another ferry to Anagada.  We rented a car and drove to our rental.  It was a lovely, lovely round house.  1 bedroom, living room, dining area, kitchen, just lovely.  There was a restaurant right there.  In Anegada, you had to call the restaurant by 2pm to order your dinner.  It was delightful.

This is the view from our living room:

It was beautiful.  Literally steps away from the beautiful white beach.  We snorkeled every day, walked the beaches every day, explored the island, enjoyed the wonderful breeze that blew every day.

On our actual anniversary, we took a special boat tour.  It was breathtaking.  We snorkled a gorgeous reef and got to see Conch Island:

It was the perfect way to spend our 40th anniversary.

It was a vacation we will always remember.  

If we never go back again, this place will always be in my memories.  All I have to do is close my eyes and I can see it all again.

1 comment:

Liz said...

That is gorgeous!!!!

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