From The Road

take me away {part three}

After our first day of traveling and the next two days of storms and sunshine, we were finally ready to explore the island of St. Lucia! And what better way than a few local tours! Before going to St. Lucia, we had asked a few friends about tours they had done.  When our concierges confirmed that those were our best options, we were all set!

On Thursday, we went out with Simon Says Tours.  And no, he didn’t make us play a game:)  This tour had a little bit of everything, which we loved!  We left around 9 or 10 that morning and headed down to our shuttle for the day… a boat! There was probably about 15-20 people total, including our tour guides which made for a comfortable ride.

Along the way we made stops at Marigot Bay

DSC00604Jade Mountain {bonus: this is where the Bachelor finale was filmed when Jake picked Vienna}

DSC00628the majestic Pitons

a snorkeling spot…

a bat cave…

the town of Soufrière {where we visited Sulphur Springs Park and took a mud bath and rinsed in the hot springs, more on that below}…

a local restaurant…

and a quick dip at the bottom of Toraille Waterfall.

Probably the most memorable part of the day for Gary and I was the mud bath. But unfortunately, it wasn’t memorable for a good reason, although now we can laugh about it.  Like I mentioned before, we had both gotten sunburned the previous day. When we reached the mud bath site, we found out that in order for the mud bath to work, you have to take a dip in the volcanic spring (over 100 degrees in temperature).  I love a hot bath but not when I’m sunburned… and this was hotttt. I have never seen a more distressed look on Gary’s face until that moment. And did I mention how you get the mud off? Well you take another dip in the hot water!  Picture me pool-side, trying to splash hot water so I don’t singe my skin but eventually having to jump in as quickly as possible.  Like I said before, we both laugh at this story now but oh-my-goodness I wish we didn’t have sunburns when we visited.

Happy at our resort after a fun day with Simon!

Our next day had us wearing hairnets, harnesses, and helmets in the rainforest with Treetop Adventure Park!  We both wanted to try ziplining and zipline we did!

In total we did 12 zips and were able to soar above and through the beautiful, lush, green rainforest!

Here is a video I tried capturing on one of the zips. {just a warning: it’s shaky and sometimes the audio and video don’t sync}

On the way back from our zipping through the forest, we made a stop at the overlook pictured below.  It was beautiful!

Our two days of adventuring through St. Lucia were over, and our honeymoon was coming to an end.  I’d say it was a pretty good first week of marriage:)

But the adventures were just starting and we had another waiting for us when we got back to Georgia: moving!


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