Adam and I took advantage of our joint weeks off and flew home to St. Thomas for a quick visit. The timing worked out perfectly so that we flew in on Mother’s Day and could celebrate with my mom in person.
Our trip was short but wonderful!
We saw some old friends, ate tons of good food, ran on the beach, and visited our favorite spots. I am missing pictures of most of the action, but here are some of the highlights…
St. Thomas now boasts several self-serve froyo places (and a Walgreens?!), a fact that seems insane to anyone who grew up in the VI.
With vanilla froyo with caramel and marshmallow.
Dinner at ITP, my family’s favorite pizza spot.
We shared giant Greek salads and a bbq chicken pizza.
Brunch at Barefoot Buddha, my favorite restaurant on the island.
I got a Vietnamese iced coffee, as well as a really amazing Cuban coffee to go. Plus my standard order, the Bigfoot Bagel Sandwich.
Egg frittata, smoked turkey, turkey bacon, cream cheese, sharp cheddar cheese, chipotle aioli, tomato-onion coulis and fresh spinach on an everything bagel.
Lunch on the water at Fat Turtle.
The food was meh – we split a Cajun mahi mahi sandwich and a veggie pizza that Adam loved – but the view was nice.
And afterwards we got house-made salted caramel gelato from a pop-up booth in Yacht Haven.
My parents made Adam’s favorite dish one night for dinner, Bill Clinton’s Enchiladas.
Plus key lime pie for dessert for me.
I scooped a slice of pie onto Greek yogurt for breakfast the next day and it was delicious.
You can’t miss the local dishes at Victor’s.
That is pan-fried Old Wife, a nice white fish that went well with the smoky creole sauce. My plate also had veggies, fried plantains, and fungi – a cornmeal paste that has a texture like firm mashed potatoes.
Finally, fraccos, aka Caribbean shaved ice.
I got soursop and passionfruit with condensed milk and it was one of the best things I ate all vacation!
It was a great trip, and now I’m excited for a three-day staycation in the city before we head back to work.