Friday, July 24, 2009

A Pink Dotted CLoche and St. Thomas, Virgin Isl.

I decided to post early because I am leaving this afternoon and won't have a computer available to me.
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Are you ready to see some pinks? Are you ready to go sightseeing? That's right! It's Saturday so Beverly of http://howsweetthesound.typepad.com/my_weblog/ is again hosting Pink Saturday and I am hosting Sightseeing Saturday. I would like to encourage you to join both memes. It's fun! For my pink contribution, I would like to show you a little cloche with light and hot pink polka dots that I just bought a few days ago while here in Fl. Ross had 2 of them, one had blue dots. I thought they were cute so they both hopped unto my shopping cart.


Now, let's go sightseeing and explore the Virgin Islands, in St. Thomas.
We like to go shopping there because it is a US territory so whatever we buy is duty free in unlimited number. We like to go to this flea market.Fort Christian is the oldest building, built in 1671, still in daily use in St. Thomas. This brick fortress protected the town from pirates and European armadas. The fort has served as St. Thomas' first Government House, a church, a jail, police headquarters and a community government center. Today it is home to the Virgin Islands Museum. Aren't these just breathtaking?





This is Magen's Bay, one of the top 10 beaches of the world. It is heart shaped and is approximately 1 mile long.


I wasn't ready to go swimming so I did not bring a bathing suit. Our plan was that AJ and her dad would go to the beach while John and I shopped,
but a tour guide whom we met at the flea market talked us into taking a tour which ended on the beach. AJ took this with an underwater camera. Isn't the water so clear and blue?
There's AJ and John snorkeling at Sapphire Beach, which has a large reef close to the shore.
Here's a sea grape tree (Coccoloba uvifera). It is an inhabitant of the Caribbean and is very tolerant of sea water. It grows along the sandy beach.

Thank you very much for stopping by and thanks, Beverly, for hosting another fun pink event.

33 comments:

Together We Save said...

Your pictures are amazing. Thanks for sharing.

Melissa Miller said...

The pink polka dot cloche is juat darling Christine! Ross is great.

You always have the most amazing travel photos. You are a pro.
Lucky you sweet lady! :)

Room Service ~ Decorating 101 said...

c/x you are living life at it fullest! I think that is great and fine dining too. Will you adopt me ...thanks for stopping by.

SmilingSally said...

St. Thomas is dreamy, and that pink cloche is cute.

Lynn said...

OH! Oh! Been there!
Love the dotty cloche, (a word I have only recently learned.)

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

More beautiful photos of beautiful places! I am envious! And that cloche is the cutest thing! laurie

darnold23 said...

Oh my:)

Justine said...

Oh wow, what a beautiful island!!!! there's just nothing like the waters of the Caribbean, is there? Qustion. how are you and John able to take so many vacations if he's a head surgeon?

That cloche is sooooooooooo adorable! Have any ideas what you'll use it for, or put in there?

Justine :o )

Chandy said...

You always go to such fun places, dear friend. I love it! Your pictures are amazing and that cloche, so cute!

Mine's finally up!

Sares said...

Beautiful pictures. The fortress is stunning! I love the color. Happy Pink Saturday and have a loveleigh weekend, wherever you may be!

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Cute pink polka dots, Christine, and gorgeous travel scenes. That water is just an amazing shade of blue!

Happy Pink Saturday to you, dear!

XO,

Sheila :-)

Candy said...

Oh, you make me want to grab my suitcase and go...go anywhere with crystal blue waters and tropical breezes.
I added about Bellamere Cottage pink giveaway, so if you missed it check it out when you get back.

Have a safe fun time, Candy

maidenshade said...

Hello and happy Pink Saturday. Even though I am not officially participating, I am! Lovely photos - don't you love new places?

Today is the last day of my night light GIVE AWAY - do stop by and enter if you can.

Have a wonderful weekend ☺

Jennifer
MaidenShade.wordpress.com

Regina said...

Another awesome sights and shots.

Happy Pink Saturday.
Enjoy your weekend Christine.

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Christine, the polka dot cloche is just too cute and so unique. I'll look forward to seeing what you put under the dome.. what traveling you do girl.
hugs ~lynne~

mythoughtsmyvoice said...

The cloche is so cute with the polka dots! :-)

And as always, you bring us to different places every Saturday.

Happy Pink Saturday!

Li

♥Itajeff♥ @Something To Share said...

Absolutely amazing.
Happy PS

♥Ita

Dolores said...

Thanks for stopping by....

Your pictures, travels and family are amazing....Just beautiful!
Dolores

marty39 said...

Christine, I love the pink polka dot cloche. How cute is that. I can't wait to see it and the blue one in the "Cloche Party" I just know you will do something amazing with them. Your vacation pictures are always so pretty and interesting. The water is so pretty and the beaches look wonderful. I know you had a great time. Hugs, Marty

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

I've got that same adorable cloche, only minus the pink dots ~ love yours!! Ahhh, St. Thomas ~ I've only been there once, but would love to go again. Magen's Bay is absolutely beautiful & your pics capture it perfectly. We took a seaplane from St. Thomas to St. Croix & it was so fun!! Ze Plane!! Ze Plane!! LOL

Happy Pink Saturday!

Big Pink Hugs,
Stephanie
Angelic Accents

Elizabeth said...

What a cute cloche, and perfect for PS!
Love your photos and information about St. Thomas. Gorgeous beaches and colonial history must make it a really interesting place.

Beverly said...

Now you know I love those pink polka-dots - and I love St. Thomas, too. Your pictures are breathtaking.

Happy Pink Saturday, Christine.

Lady Katherine said...

Just love the pictures! The sea grapes are beautiful! Now I just love those pink polka dot cloches!

Jill said...

Girl you have just been every place! You could write a travel book and maybe you should..lol
Great pictures. I love seeing all the places you travel to.

Lady Katherine said...

Hi, Thanks, I forgot to tell you, I linked my husband website on you about the Natchez Trace Owens Creek Fall.

Chari said...

Mornin' Girlfriend...

So happy that you came by to take a peek at my Grandma's pink depression glass! Yes, it's such a treasure to have...I love my Grandma, dearly!!!

Well my friend...it looks like you are still keeping busy, busy! But I see that you've had some time to get some shopping in...wink! Hehe! That little pink polka dotted cloche is just darling!!! Do you know what you are going to display in it yet?

My friend...how blessed you are...to be able to do all the wonderful traveling that you've done! The Virgin Islands look absolutely divine with the beautiful white sand beaches and the clear blue water!!! Loved all of your photos!!!

Have a super Sunday, Sweetie!
Love ya,
Chari

someplace in thyme said...

I love the sea grape, altho I have visited, I have never seen one. Your pictures are lovely and I hope you have a great time while you are away, Happy PInk Saturday, Char

Nancy @ La Chambre Rose said...

Always such pretty pinks. I do, however, have to admit I love the travel most. Architecture is my passion and looking at it in your travels is a delight. Happy Pink Saturday!

Cindy said...

Oh Christine,
I want to go, how fabulous these pics are! Thanks for sharing this, I am so amazed at all the places you have been!!! Hugs, Cindy

Queenie said...

Hey Christine!
Ohhh, the Virgin Islands at St. Thomas are breathtaking! It is so beautiful there....thanks for sharing these photos.
By the way...You and hubby did great at the auction too! You really got some amazing antiques...I have never seen anything like these...you have such a beautiful collection!
I hope you have a wonderful trip!
Big Hugs,
Queenie

♥Mimi♥ said...

Cold, dark, misty in my neck of the woods. My perennials are hiding and I am wearing a sweatshirt. Coming here today made my day a little brighter. Thanks so much.

I'm a little late with my Pink Saturday visits because I had my grandsons for the weekend and couldn't tear myself away from them☺

♥Wishing you and yours a week full of happiness♥

Lorna ~ Lace and Ivy Cottage said...

Christine,
I would have snagged those cloches too. How cute! I just love your virtual tours! The pictures are gorgeous, the underwater camera was a nice touch! Hope you're having a great week!

Blondie's Journal said...

Christine,

I am missing so many of your posts because I am up at the lake. I apologize. In fact I am going to go back to your most recent post to explain this further.

I love the cloches from Ross. They are very playful and I think it will be very neat to see what you put inside.

Your Virgin Island pictures are breathtaking. You always manage to sightsee, shop and play on all of your trips. You would be fun to travel with. And so far I have never been to any of the places you have. Hopefully now that I almost have an emty nest, we will get to travel more, particularly outside the U.S. My passport has dust on it!!

Very nice post!!

xoxo
Jane

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