Wednesday in St Lucia

The morning was the usual get up and head to breakfast, lay by the pool and drink Blue Hawaiians. I did partake in the aqua fitness again! It wasn’t as funny as Monday. There was only one instructor instead of 2 but I still enjoyed it.

This resort always rolls their towels and puts flowers in them, so beautiful!!

Lunch was fantastic! We did the buffet and after I was done I fed the young orange cat. He loved the bit of fish I gave him!

After lunch we hung out at the pool again and it started to pour rain! Reagan and I jumped into the pool to swim while it was raining. It smelled so good!! It also did t last longer that 10-15 mins then the sun was back out in full force! I think I will miss the weather most of all when we go back home.

We also found out that the fruit trees that the bats like so much are actually almonds!! No wonder I like the smell of them so much!

We had a reservation for supper at Kelly’s dockside. AMAZING FOOD! So amazing in fact we are going to go there tomorrow night as well. Reagan had the rib eye steak but asked if he could get a sample of the swordfish. The waiter said he would ask the kitchen. When he brought our dinners out he said unfortunately he could not get the sample of fish. No pressure, No problem as they say here! But a few mins later the waiter comes back with a full piece of swordfish!! He says “Just kidding!! Here you go man!” It was quite funny! And delicious fish! (Appy and dessert shown below)

After dinner we decided that we wanted to sit by the fire pit but it had been raining off and on and the cushions were wet. I was going to flip the cushions over by they were wet underneath too. THEN I SAW FROGS ON THE BACK OF THE COUCHES!! So many cute little frogs!!

Tomorrow is basically our last day here. On Friday the shuttle leaves for the airport around 10am even though our flight doesn’t leave until 4pm ­čśŽ

Saffy

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Tuesday on St. Lucia

Today was a pretty amazing day. I had an egg burrito for breakfast which was amazing!! The blue cura├žao was back in action as well!! <3<3<3

We went snorkeling today. I have never done that before so at first I kind of freaked out about breathing while my face was under water. I got the hang of it though with some effort! We saw loads of neat fish! I liked one with a long body and a long nose! And the bright blue ones were also my favorite. Unfortunately we did not see any turtles or seahorses. Apparently we were not in the best snorkel area but we didn’t have to pay extra for this trip so I’ll take it! I didn’t realize how much the extra stuff was going to cost! $$$ Next time we will have to save some extra money for excursions.

Lunch was amazing! We went to the buffet today and they were doing Asian cuisine. Fresh stir fries!!! So delicious!! I even ate dessert: mango mousse, almond strawberry square, chocolate mousse square, and cinnamon twists!!

After lunch we laid around the pool and Reagan read. I’m nearing the end of a World of Warcraft book right now and I know a main character is going to die so I have not been reading at all!! Who wants to ball their eyes out poolside!? Not me!!

We decided to go snack on some nachos. The nacho bar is the same place we get our midnight wings and that’s where the kittens live. And sure enough! The little orange baby came out to play!!

After that we hung out in our room until supper. Reagan’s folks are at a returning guest supper tonight. We will be able to experience that the next time we come! Right now we are trying to decide where we should go. We love the Halcyon so much and there were a lot of things we didn’t experience. But it would be nice to travel somewhere new. I’ve been thinking Bahamas. They have beach piggies!!!

Till next time!

Saffy

Monday in St Lucia

Today we decided to have a lay by the pool day! When the swim up bar opened at 10:30am I ordered a Blue Hawaiian which was lucky cause they ran out of blue cura├žao!! Sad sad day!! I ended up having a Sun Downer turned into a slushee later on. It won’t replace my Blue Hawaiians but it was refreshing!!

At 11 there was Aqua Fitness so I took part in that! Met two girls from Scotland who were quick to tell me that they were not a couple! The one girl is a travel agent and brought her friend! Haha no judgment here!! I am not good at aqua fitness… the floaty weight they give you kept pushing me out of the water!! It was still fun and I had a good time!

After that Reagan and I took part in a putting contest. We did not win, big surprise!!

For lunch I had wings and a quesadilla, Reagan had a hamburger. We also pet cats of course! The two babies love to hide in the bushes and then they dart in front of you!! Silly kittens! I was able to find a stick to play with the tabby, it’s just too sweet!

After lunch the 4 of us took out a hobie catamaran. There wasn’t too much wind but we all enjoyed ourselves!

Reagan and I decided that we wanted to go sit in these floating baskets they have out in the ocean. When we were swimming there we saw a little fish jump out of the water. Then something touched my ankle and it hurt and burned a little! I couldn’t see any marks so I thought maybe I was imagining a little. We didn’t stay too long in the basket because the movement was making us both a little sick. When we got out and swam to the shore something hit Reagan’s knee and burned him too!! He said it felt like a hundred wasp stings! Then he had a big red blotch on his knee! As we were walking up to the shower and path, an old man was sitting on a chair so I asked him if there were jelly fish fish here. He said no but there are apparently little fish that will bite you!!! What the heck!? Later we ran into him again with his wife and she told me it feels like a pin prick when the fish bite you. Pretty sure that’s what happened to me, still not sure about Reagan!

For supper today there was a Caribbean BBQ! Oh my goodness!! The food was fantastic! Ribs, chicken, prime rib, sausage, mac & cheese, salads, fish, baked potato with all the fixings, veggies, rice, desserts! So much food!

The entertainment tonight were these dancers who did limbo and danced with fire! The guy in the group even did some fire breathing! I was pulled up with a bunch of people and did some dancing and some limbo! I was awkward and embarrassed but still had fun! There was also the live band from the other night playing all the music for the dancers! They are so good!

I forgot to tell you about the fruit trees. So as I already mentioned, at night the bats are crazy and fly around. Well they also eat the fruit from these trees that are all over the place. Constantly you hear the fruit dropping. On our first night I made a comment about how out of the four of us me or Mom would get hit by the fruit. Sure enough! The other night we were sitting all together and I got up to stand beside Reagan. At one point I leaned over to him for a hug and a fruit dropped right where I was standing!! If I had not leaned over when I did, I would have gotten hit with that fruit!! Haha silly bats!

We signed up for snorkeling tomorrow! I hope we see some cool stuff!

Have a good night and I’ll chat at you later!

Saffy

Day Three visiting another Paradise

(This was my view this morning)

Today we took the shuttle bus to The Grande, and was it ever!! Talk about gorgeous!

We learned how to make lattes yesterday so that’s what we have been drinking instead of regular coffee-it’s pretty strong but I have a caffeine addiction and don’t want to get a withdrawal headache! So after breakfast we swam in the pool a bit and the at 11:15 we took the shuttle bus over to the Grande for the day. Reagan and I really wanted to try the pizza at Dino’s Pizzeria! Delish!!

Afterwards we hung out at a pool, swam and drank! We did walk down to the water sports and Big D convinced us to ride the jet ski-So fun!! Although we didn’t see any sea life it was still amazing!

We had to wait for awhile until supper was starting. We some some cute lizards! And a TINY FROG!!

We decided to eat at a place right on the sand! I had calamari and lobster for the first time, it was ok but my steak and potatoes were amazing!!

After supper we caught the 8pm shuttle and returned back to the Halcyon. Reagan and I made ourselves a latte and hung out in our room for a bit. Oh… and we may have brought a pepperoni pizza back to our room…

Night life on day two

So by 6pm it is pitch black here! I have to keep reminding myself that it’s not 10pm! Because we ate at around 3:30 yesterday we were not hungry for supper. Reagan’s folks decided to go rest in their room and join us for wings at 10:30pm. Reagan and I decided to go for a swim and drinks! I had two more Blue Hawaiians and even got Reagan hooked on them!

There was a beautiful reggae band playing that night, the singer! Amazing!!

At about 10pm we made our way to the beach shack for wings. We ran into our furry friends again!! Two orange fur balls and the tabby. They we so rambunctious!! Fighting and running around! So sweet… obviously!!

Once the shack opened we filled up on self serve nachos, wings, cheeseburgers and fries! On our way back to our room the sweet orange kitten was sleeping in a hanging chair!!! <3<3<3 We gave him some scratchies and he just stretched and closed his eyes!! (Serious heaven over here!) OH! And there was a lizard snoozing in a lamp!

After wings I wanted to stop by the bar for-you guessed it!- a Blue Hawaiian! Reagan’s folks went back to their room and we waited for service. There was a guest doing card tricks for the servers so it took a bit to request a drink but I had no worries! We met a nice couple from the UK and chatted for a bit. There was also a private function inside and the music was so loud! Everyone was just have an amazing time! I love seeing that-happiness everywhere!!

When I ordered my Blue Hawaiian the guy hesitated a little and said ok but then he came back and said he could not find the blue cura├žao!! Oh man!? So I settled for a Miami vice! Delicious!!

We went back to our room and basically called it a night!! Wonderful first full day!

Second day in St. Lucia

I forgot to tell you about the cats!! There are cats everywhere! They are so cute and they look pretty good, like pets not street cats. Last night we came across the cutest little orange kitten! He is so sweet! Came running over to me and I picked him up. He just purred away! We didn’t take any pictures last night of him but we did come across him again today while we were walking to the pool!

So this morning we had a breakfast buffet, there were these delicious baked apples! Then we swam and drank. At first it was cloudy but still so hot! Then the sun came out and wowza!! The sun is so hot here!! At 11 Reagan and I went to a Sandals orientation. Our guide, Maverick, showed us around the resort. Then we did a bit of shopping at the gift shop. Before lunch we had another swim and drinks!

For lunch we did a buffet and you guessed it- delicious!! Afterwards we went to the other pool and I had an amazing drink called Blue Hawaiian!! Yum! Reagan and I went back to our room for a bit and wandered around the resort. We decided to grab a bite and while we were sitting who should show up and visit us?? The little orange kitten!! Then another orange young cat came and we got to watch them play in the grass together. So precious! Then ANOTHER KITTEN came over!! Oh man, I was in heaven!!

We haven’t had supper yet but I already deleted this post once by accident so I’m going to post this now. Fill you in on the rest of the night later!!

First night in St Lucia

We got to St Lucia yesterday after one ferry trip and 3 flights. It is so warm here! The air just wraps you like a blanket! I love it! After we got through customs we were taken the the Sandals lounge area. Reagan and dad got to go ahead while “the ladies have to check in!” Haha! We got some luggage tags so the Sandals staff would know which room to bring it. We didn’t have much time in there, enough for Reagan to grab me a ginger ale. Then a man was yelling Halcyon! Halcyon! That was the shuttle for us!

The trip from the airport to the Sandals Halcyon was about an hour and 15 mins. Tiny 2 lane road that everyone is speeding and tailgating on! Green everywhere! Banana trees everywhere!

When we got to the resort, a few women were standing there waiting for us. I cracked my head on the top of the shuttle van door… so embarrassing!! But then a lady came right up “Are you ok!? Let me take your bag!” Alright then! Then we got a cool damp cloth for our face and were taken to the Club Sandals Lounge to check in. I will try to take some pictures of it later on. They have us these delicious rum punch drinks! Pink!! Once we were done checking in we were taken to our rooms! Oh my lanta!! A tub outside, a huge bed, another tub inside, a gorgeous shower, a stocked fridge and bar! Anything you could want for a carefree holiday! We were only given one key because “we want you to stay together always!” So cute!

Once we got settled in our room it was totally pitch black out and the frogs were just chirping away! I’ve never heard a sound like that before! It’s so high pitch but soothing! We headed to the bar with Reagan’s folks and had another rum punch drink. Reagan and dad had pina coladas! Then it was time for dinner. I didn’t take my phone with me for pictures but I had an asparagus quiche with red pepper sauce for an appy. Then snapper for dinner, creme br├╗l├ęe for dessert!! So delicious.

We walked around the resort for awhile then decided to go for a swim. By this time it was around 9 pm and still so warm out! The swim was beautiful! Under a clear sky, looking at the stars and the bats eating fruit and flying all about!

After we decided to hang out in our rooms, Mom was tired and ready for sleeping. At around 11:30 or so, Reagan and I decided that we were hungry! So we walked to this little grill and got a cheeseburger and some wings! Again, so delicious!!!

When we finished it was well after midnight and that was our day in a nutshell!!

I’ll try and post pictures in a bit. Right now I just want to soak in this Caribbean air!!

Talk to you soon!!

Saffy