One of our stops on the cruise was St. Kitts. This was the only island on our cruise that Jared and I had never visited before. We were a little nervous because it was also the only stop that we hadn't planned an excursion for. But, it definitely didn't disappoint! I mean, it's hard to go wrong with sun, sand, water, and tropical weather in my book!
We started exploring downtown when we first got off of the boat. Most of these islands build up little shopping areas right off of the cruise dock... but over the years I've kinda realized that I don't need expensive jewelry, $5 t-shirts, or knick-knacks so we did very little shopping during our vacation (no worries, I've fed my shopping addiction ten times over since being home!)
We did, however, pay 5 bucks for Joelle to take a picture with a monkey :)
Who happened to be wearing a diaper :)
After having lunch on the ship we asked the taxi driver to take us to a beautiful beach... and that he did!
Jared and Joelle always have the best time in the water together. They snorkeled at a nearby reef and found a little diving ledge to jump from. She's a daredevil, that's for sure!
It ended up being a beautiful day with lots of R&R! I could use a little more of that during these Back to School weeks... take me back, please???!!!!
That night we enjoyed a peaceful evening on the boat with a beautiful sunset...
And Joelle finally got her a "Congo fish!" She likes her fish with the body, head, tail, eyes and all. I'm not a seafood fan, but I love that she loves it! Our chef said, "Are you sure? It has bones in it!" Well, our little girl knows how to debone a fish, so bring it on! It was definitely her favorite meal!
"Papa, just give me a kiss for the picture!"
And, as always, the towel animals were a hit!