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For our 32nd. wedding anniversary, Denni and Jim returned to the Caribbean.

When we married in 1970, we spent a two-week honeymoon at Club Med on the island of Guadeloupe in the French West Indies.  When the opportunity to return to the Caribbean presented itself, courtesy of Marriott, we took advantage of it.  Seven nights on St. Thomas in the U.S. Virgin Islands and four nights in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

On our 32nd. anniversary, high above the town of Charlotte Amalie

 

After a red-eye flight from San Francisco to Miami, we flew on to Charlotte Amalie, the capital of the U.S. Virgin Islands.  We spent a total of seven days at the Renaissance Hotel on St. Thomas, the first couple of which were exclusively spent on the beach, reading, swimming and drinking rum-n-coke.

 

For  something different, we went on a night snorkel trip and discovered what goes on under the sea when the sun goes down.  Of course we also time shopping in Charlotte Amalie, a frequent port-of-call for Caribbean cruises. 

The night snorkel excursion members

More pictures from St. Thomas

 

Lots of shops and narrow streets in Charlotte Amalie

 

We took a day trip to St. John, another of the U.S. Virgin Islands.  Since most of the island is part of the Virgin Islands National Park, most of St. John is remote beaches with fabulous snorkeling and diving.

Trunk Bay on St. John

More pictures from St. John

 

Annaberg sugar mill ruins on St. John

 

Christopher Columbus discovered Puerto Rico in 1493 and San Juan is one of the oldest cities in the western hemisphere.  San Juan is a very modern, bustling city, but the beauty of the city is in the fortress area known as Old San Juan.  Of course no trip to San Juan is complete unless you visit the Bacardi distillery.

Castillo de San Felipe del Morro, built in 1539, guards the entrance to San Juan harbor

More pictures from San Juan

At the Bacardi distillery in San Juan

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