sorry this took so long! have a lot going on!
Ok so I last left you off at the sailaway party! We didn't stay too long. We had a early port call in St. Thomas.
Let me start by telling you all the wonderful things I have heard about St. Thomas: so beautiful and FABULOUS shopping. That was news to my ears. I LOVE to shop and look at beautiful things! I was sooo excited. I even made my poor husband sit through a shopping on St. Thomas lecture because I wanted to make sure I WENT EVERYWHERE. All I kept hearing were "great deals...great deals...great deals".
So Monday morning we (Me and my Visa ...oh and my husband) disembarked on the beautiful island of St. Thomas
Ok lets talk sunburn. I BURNED....BAD! Not just bad....but insanely UNEVEN. I had the marks from my halter tankini top around my neck...and the straps from the tank top I wore over it on my shoulders...plus on ONE of my shoulders...I had the marks from the beach bag I was carrying. If you looked at my back...it was awful! Burned in some sections...NOT TANNED AT ALL in others. I seriously look like I had that Michael Jackson skin disease! I would like to tell you that it's gotten better since...but it hasn't ....Thankfully my tan is sort of fading now.....Thank god it hasn't been too hot here!
Dinner was awesome that night! We LOVED the steakhouse! There are two restaurants on the boat that you have to pay for. The steakhouse is one and this italian place called Sabatini's is the other. You pay a low flat rate (like $25) per person and you get EVERYTHING you want...soup to nuts. We loved the idea so we decided to go make a reservation at Sabatini's. What a mistake. Sa-blah-tini's I should say. Monday (the night we went to the steakhouse) was the boats Formal night. There was to be another one on Friday (to my understanding). We decided against the formal nights because we only had ONE suitcase each and it would have been too much to pack fancy dresses and suits and stuff! We both dressed up nicely for the steakhouse...as we would anytime we went to a fancy restaurant here at home. There were people in the steakhouse in jeans that night. I thought we looked great
So we get to Sa-Blah-tini's and wait for the guy to come help us. He gets to us and looks us both UP AND DOWN and says "what can I do for you?" I stated that we would like to make a reservation for Friday. He says "Friday is a formal night...as is tonight...Did you just come from dinner?" I say "Yes" and he says " We have a dress code in here that night. Jackets and ties". I was FLOORED. I felt like Julia Roberts in Pretty Woman where the snobby Rodeo Drive lady says "We have nothing for you in here". My husband got pissed and stormed away and I followed. That interaction bothered me the rest of the night. We weren't dressed like paupers so I don't appreciate being treated like one! I complained....and I complained good...ESPECIALLY when I found out the formal night was THURSDAY instead of Friday!!! There WAS NO DRESS CODE on Friday! Ugh come to think of it....I don't think I complained enough....I'm writing a letter!
I'm gonna stop here for now. It's kind of long! Ill pick up tomorrow with Antigua and Bermuda!