Our second action packed half of June was truly insane. The fact all this happened in a two week period is mind blowing. Crazy fun, but ready for a rest for sure.
On the logistical side we concluded the best course of action to travel 4000 miles to the U.S. Virgin Islands to celebrate Dan and Whitney’s wedding – while in transit to Flathead Valley, Montana – was this:
-10 hour drive from Oregon to Seattle 6/19
-Post up and work in SeaTac (right by Seattle’s airport) 6/19-6/21
We caught Becka and Joe wrapping up their time in Tacoma and got to hang out and meet their crew. So glad our travel overlapped!
-Fly to Florida 6/22 and crash with the parents
-Fly to St. Thomas 6/23
View from our room – Nazareth Bay, St. Thomas
-Fly back to Florida and crash another night 6/27
-Fly back to Seattle 6/28
-11 hour drive from Seattle to Big Arm, MT 6/29
IT WAS WORTH IT!
Dan & Whitney’s USVI Wedding
lovely couple straight chillin’
Arriving a couple days before the wedding to the beautiful St. Thomas and seeing all of our closest friends was sensational. Within 15 minutes of arrival we were in our bathing suits at the beach bar with the crew.
The following day was consumed by lying out on the beach and snorkeling some pretty nice reefs before heading to the rehearsal dinner (beach party).
College friends being college friends
Amy got some bride time
Not sure this scheme can be beat:
Boarding dinghies to get to our transportation to the wedding.
Yes, that’s right, we needed to get on a boat to get to the wedding ceremony.
I didn’t say it sucked, we had a blast!
We arrived at Salomon Bay on St. John, took the dinghies to shore and while waiting for all the dinghies to arrive, Sean did Sean things.
It was time. Dan punched WAY above his weight and locked Whitney up for good.
So happy for you guys!
After Dan got hitched; a picture for the ages.
Then back on the dinghies for some more fun sailing around the Caribbean like we owned the place.
To wrap up the day we ate and got into usual wedding stuff. Speeches were made that are better off forgotten, people passed out in hammocks and overall, it was a memorable night that was just a bit fuzzy the next day.
Did you think that was all?
True to form, Dan and Whitney took it up yet another notch by treating their guests to an outstanding day on a catamaran for sightseeing and snorkeling in the Caribbean.
Of course, it was amazing and another day of incredible memories was created combining comradery and debauchery surrounded by the epic backdrop of the U.S. Virgin Islands.
And just like that it was over. We came back in super chill mode.
Well that was a hell of a detour…On to our journey to Montana!