Sunday, March 28, 2010

Day 1 - Headed to "VeeGee"

Our 5th Year Anniversary Trip to Virgin Gorda of the British Virgin Islands ...

"VeeGee" is what the locals call Virgin Gorda ...

We left our house @ 5:30am for a FULL day of travel - 2 flights and 2 ferries later, we finally made it to VG. A couple of highlights of the travel: we met Deon on the flight, a nice Tortola native who represents BVI in tennis. He gave us his number to call in case we visit Tortola this week....the ferry experience was interesting - super long lines at customs in Tortola, then the ferry to VG was mostly in the dark. Tiff made friends w/ a 5 yr old that was so cute & talkative & happy that she sang me 3 songs - "If you're Happy & You Know It", the "Hokey Pokey" and another song I didn't recognize. But she was adorable and even offered to help carry our bags for us, which probably weighed more than her! We we arrived in VG, we were greeted at the ferry dock by Casey & Jeff, owners of Dive BVI. They were so nice & friendly, took us to the little grocery store & then to our condo. (I can tell we're going to be friends with them!) Now back to the was HUGE! Casey rented it for us from a friend who lives in the same complex as they do. I was under the impression it was just a small one-bedroom...but NO! It's a HUGE 3-bed/2-bath penthouse with 2 porches...I mean we could have had 10 people with us and all fit in there comfortably. We told Jeff & Casey that we'd at least have to host a dinner party the last night so as not to let the space go to waste. After we got settled, we came down to the pool bar area where they were having a BBQ dinner w/ 2 guys playing/singing island music. The food was AWESOME! Tiff had ribs, Brock got jerk Chicken...we both cleaned our plates. After a few beers & an impromptu dance party with the locals who work the bar, we headed to our penthouse suite for a sound night's sleep.

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