Saturday, July 31, 2010

One of My Favorite Places in the World

Home is absolutely where my heart is, but sometimes I want a little adventure and DH and I have some favorite places. THIS is one of them:

It is the Ritz Carlton St. Thomas, USVI and it is PERFECT. DH & I just love it there. We are very thankful that we were able to spend our 15th anniversary there. The views are incredible! Can you imagine?


We love how you can see the beautiful blue Caribbean Sea, the sand, and the mountains on St. John. When we travel, we like the 3 L's... Luxury Luxury Luxury. Listen honey, I work too hard at home to go on vacation to work. I want to relax and be pampered. I'd rather wait until we can afford to go than to go somewhere less expensive and not have a wonderful room to enjoy and to not have service. The Ritz is known for its phenomenal service. We love the Club level where we can eat and drink to our heart's content and we were able to get to know special Ritz ladies and gentlemen like Velma, Jessie, and Gerard. We also made new friends from Long Island, Boston, Raleigh, Miami, and Los Angeles. What fun! We LOVE making trip friends.

The best part of our trip was that I was able to spend 5 nights with the man I love. I didn't have to change a diaper, answer the phone, clean dishes, cut anyone's meat, prepare meals, wash clothes, read to anyone, or have our conversation interrupted. Don't get me wrong, I love every bit of doing those things when I am home. However, sometimes we need to disconnect and just focus on each other. It is a joy, privilege, and blessing to do so. I am so thankful that we did! It was a fine way to celebrate 15 happy years! We miss you, Ritz Carlton!


14 comments:

Shannon said...

Wow, I would love to go here! No wonder y'all enjoyed yourselves, this looks amazing!

Susan said...

So beautiful, wish I was there.
I have a hard time just going out with the Mister because our conversations always end up on the children. I think it's time for one of them there vacations. It might take a little while before we are talking about us and not school uniforms, PTO meetings, class schedules, driving arrangements for all the kiddos weekly lessons, etc...

Travelbugmom said...

Sounds like a beautiful place. The smiles on your faces tell it all! Hope you are still SmILING!!!

Eloise said...

What a beautiful place! So glad you and your husband were able to get away together and celebrate your marriage. I enjoyed escaping with you, if only through your pictures!

pink green & southern said...

You two look ADORABLE! Glad the trip was so wonderful. Perhaps Mr. PG&S should go there for our 15th which is coming up very, very soon.

Preppy Pink Crocodile said...

Stunning!

EntertainingMom said...

That bottom picture is the BEST! But my friend... come September, I think you will have a new favorite spot... perhaps you'll bring Papa Henley there next year ;)

Le Sigh of a Fashionista said...

How beautiful! I wish I could book a trip right now. I'm so glad you and your husband were able to spend such wonderful time together.

DC GOP Girl said...

Looks beautiful! What I wouldn't do for a vacation like that right about now...

sevenalstons said...

What a special trip! I've looked at vacationing at the Ritz in St. Thomas before and it looks heavenly :) So glad you had a great time! We're planning on taking our children on our 20th anniversary trip next year ~ maybe I need to rethink that!

Miss Janice said...

I've been to St. Thomas many, many times and love it there. I've never stayed at the Ritz, but how nice would that be...totally jealous!

Black Labs and Lilly said...

St. John is my favorite vacation spot in the world!!! Just being down in the islands is such a treat! So glad that you a wonderful anniversary trip!!

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