Addie’s Take: Nov 4-Dec 29

Goodbye Grenada and Hello USVI

We took off from Grenada and started sailing over to the USVI. The trip was long (2 1/2 days) but no one got seasick. I found it a little boring because it was nonstop moving and there was no internet.  I could only watch downloaded movies like The Sound of Music and American Girl or listen to downloaded music like The Sound of Music soundtrack and some Disney songs. On the bright side, I got to skip school.

Some flying fish came up on the boat one night – there were seven of them. Caper brought one to the back of the boat. Mom found it and got rid of it. Caper then went to the front of the boat and ate one of the other fish. Caper’s breath and the back of the boat smelled like fish. We were glad when we anchored at St. Croix, USVI because that meant our passage was over.

The flying fish that landed on our boat.

One of the sunsets we saw on our passage to the USVI.

A visit to North Carolina

We went to North Carolina for Thanksgiving. We went to the airport and flew on an airplane. It has been a year since we’ve been on an airplane. When we arrived in North Carolina we got to see Makenzie and Ella at Basil’s restaurant for dinner. The next day we went with Makenzie and Ella to get tattoos. I just sat and watched while everyone else got a tattoo because I’m not old enough to get a tattoo yet.

I had my friend Kelsey over for to hang out at our vrbo apartment. After Kelsey’s visit, we went over to my friend Brendan’s house and had dinner with his family.

I got to hang out with Makenzie and Ella while mom and dad went to see their friends. I also went to youth group and helped them shop for a family who can’t afford Christmas.

We then stayed at my Grandma’s house and had Thanksgiving there. We also took our friend’s Don and Mel to Booneshine Brewery. We did not get to see Grandma in Virginia unfortunately. We did get to see my Grandad and Nana, though!

We all flew on an airplane to Florida, got covid tests, and stayed at Margaritaville Resort until our test results came in. We all tested negative! We then went back on the airplane and flew back to the USVIs.  It was great getting to see friends again and it was nice being in North Carolina and Florida for a little while. I had a fun time visiting friends and where we used to live.

Me at Grandma’s house for Thanksgiving.

Me and Makenzie, she was crying because she was happy to see me.

I finally got my Bojangles bo-rounds, french fries and sweet tea!
Nothing makes me happier!

At the beach Florida having a fun time, except in warm clothes, ugh, disgusting being cold!

Not so cold that I couldn’t water-slide at the Margaritiville pool and boogie board!

Jaxson’s ice cream, Grandma would love this place!

Winter Break

When we got back to the boat, we had the girls Makenzie and Ella with us. Ella and I shared a room and Makenzie got the laundry room. We went to get Caper and Chance from Paradise Paws, which is where they stayed while we were gone.  They jumped in the car. They were ready to go.

We went to Brewer’s Bay because Makenzie and Ella had exams and we needed to make sure they had good internet. I swam with Makenzie and saw lots of turtles. From there we went to Buck Island and had a sunken ship under our boat.

Next, we went to Christmas Cove where we snorkeled and had Pizza Pi (which was pizza and ice cream delivered to your boat). We left Christmas Cove to go Honeymoon Beach in Caneel Bay which is where we anchored to be near Cruz Bay. We went to Cruz Bay to go shopping and exploring. We also went to Bikini’s Beach Bar. I swam around the boat with Caper.

The next day, we went to Maho Bay where we saw more turtles and a shark. We also went to the Paddle Up Beach Bar. We left Maho to go to Water Lemon which is where we hiked up to Annenberg Sugar Mill.  The girls had not been here before. We left Water Lemon to go to Flannigan Island, which is it’s own island in the Caribbean. We had all to ourselves. We snorkeled there.

For Mom’s birthday we were at Coral Bay and had tacos at the taco boat called, Lime Out. I did not have a taco, but I did have grilled shrimp. We also explored the town of Coral Bay which is a really neat small town with lots of art.

We then went to Ditleff to snorkel and look for octopus. We are able to take the dogs to the beach here and they love it. I tried out my early Christmas present which was a prescription mask.

When Christmas Eve and Christmas Day came we went to Lovango Cay where we swam in the pool and ate at the restaurant for Christmas Eve dinner. Then it was time to head back to Crown Bay Marina. Best thing about being at the marina, Scoops and Brews because it has ice cream milkshakes, smoothies, coffee, etc.. We also had Jessie and a couple of other men work on our boat. When it was finally time to say goodbye to Makenzie and Ella and mom cried and dad held back tears. Caper and Chance were also sad that Makenzie and Ella left; they had a fun time with them. Caper and Chance are not the only ones who had a fun time with Makenzie and Ella. I had a fun time with Makenzie and Ella on the boat and hope they will come visit again soon.

Check out cool dog Chance in the house.

Mom playing with Caper and Chance on the grass fields that lead up to the lighthouse on Buck Island.

Me and Makenzie getting ready to go swimming.

Me and Ella at Tap’n Still.

Me, Makenzie and Ella at Tap’n Still.

Me and Mom at Annenburg Sugar Mill.

Me and my sisters in bed with the dogs. The dogs are picking their favorites. I’m Capers favorite and Chances favorites are Makenzie and Ella.

Having fun!

Mom’s 50th birthday. Wow she is so old JK.

Chilling with Caper on the Paddleboard.

Hanging out with Caper and Chance – we peeped our heads through the hatch to say hi.

Christmas day present time!

We are hanging out at Lovango Resort pool for Christmas Day.

I touched a bird at Margaritaville Resort on St. Thomas.

I wonder what Caper and Chance would think of this?

10 thoughts on “Addie’s Take: Nov 4-Dec 29

  1. Hi Addie, BIG thanks for the post and wonderful pictures. it’s great to see everyone together and having a such a good time. We’re sure that Makenzie and Ella had a great Christmas break getting to be with all of you again. Love you – Nana and Grandad

  2. Great blog, Addie! So many fun adventures with your family and beautiful photos! I’m so happy your sisters got to spend time on AVENTIS with you all!

  3. Addie – what a great Thanksgiving and Christmas you had! I love the videos and all the details about your time together and the traveling – you sure covered a lot of ground in 2020- literally! Happy belated bday to your mom, and I look forward to more of your blogs.

  4. Hi Addie! I loved seeing all of your pictures! It was so great being there for your birthday. Love and miss you

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