Monday, August 11, 2008

our last day on the island

On our last day Rachel picked us up at our hotel and took us for a tour of Charlotte Amalie where we met her co-workers, shopped for souvenirs for the family at home, and picked up some local food to take with us.

It's common for motor vehicles to park on the sidewalk because the streets are so narrow.

Not only narrow streets but narrow sidewalks

Being a retired postal employee I'm always interested in what other post offices look like.

I love this great mural on the post office wall. We arrive at the gallery where Rachel works.

Rachel's co-workers

Rachel poses with her friend, Julia.

Rachel and her supervisor, Jackie

Here's an example of black coral sculpture. You don't want to know the price.

the interior of the gallery

Back into the fray in our search for t-shirts and other souvenirs

We went to a shop and bought a roti (a large burrito-like concoction full of conch (sea snail), potatoes, curry, and other hot spices.) And at this store we bought coconut tarts.

We had a little time so we ate our roti before the plain took off.

We leave the islands.


dawn said...

Whatever made them choose to live in paradise? Lucky you!

lucylocket said...

You and Dorothy must have had a wonderful time. The pictures were great!

Envoy-ette said...

I enjoyed visiting you everyday. It made me feel as if I was there with you!