Today is exactly one month since we officially tied the knot, and we have already been through quite the storm together - literally! Yes, we thought we would have the most relaxing and romantic honeymoon in St. Lucia until we got hit by a hurricane! So what better way to start our blog than by recapping the craziest adventure we could ever have imagined; I mean, we couldn't have made this story up if we tried!
After nearly a week in St.Lucia, we woke up Saturday morning to a rainstorm. We didn't think much of it (we were just sad we would miss out on our last possible beach day)...that is until we got a phone call that the storm had been classified as a hurricane.
Greg impressed me with his manly skills (lighting the gas stove with a match to boil water and make dinner, wringing out towels that were soaked from the rain water that was coming in around the door of our villa). You can't tell in this picture because of the flash, but this was actually a candlelit dinner. It got pitch dark around 6 pm...thank goodness for the red Jesus candle and matches we found! So we laughed and talked for two days straight; in fact, we decided it was the first time since we were first dating that we had been able to sit around and talk like that.
After the storm finally stopped, we went out to see the damage.
Ya, we didn't make it very far. Unfortunately the hurricane had completely destroyed the main highway that goes around the island. NBD though, right? The next day (Monday) the sun was out, and with the highway closed and the airport closed, there was no way we were going home and back to work yet. So what do we do? That's right...we made up that lost beach day!
You can tell from these pictures we still have smiles on our faces. We thought the storm was over and the airport would open and we would get back to NYC, no problem. It will take a whole entire separate blog post to detail the "storms" we encountered Tuesday through Thursday, so be ready for "we survived a hurricane together (part 2)".