Thursday, March 7, 2013

First Look

Plane from Puerto Rico to St. Croix
Hello from St. Croix! Boy, was it an adventure to get here. It took over 17 hours, with a 6 hour layover in Charlotte, North Carolina, followed by a delayed flight in San Juan, Puerto Rico. When I finally landed in St. Croix the sun had just set and I was met by my new bosses Jen and Liz as well as John the other new tech. We went straight to one of the local bars for some pizza and Cruzan rum. I was so excited to see that pizza was available. I think it will be fun place to go to this year.

St. Croix from the plane.
After we were substantially full of pizza, we headed to the house. I was surprised to see how large the house was. There was a room for me and the other girl, Molly and then the 3 boys will share the room on the other side of the house. Our kitchen is so long that the owner specifically told us no bowling!

Our neighborhood, if you look carefully you can see the baby horses.

By the time I got all settled in I was so tired, I just crashed. In the morning, John and I took the 10 minute walk down to the local beach. The beach has a bar and a surf shop right on the water and the water an amazing Caribbean blue. I can't wait to go diving and see what is there.

The closest beach to our house.
The local surf shop. 
Around noon, we were picked up and taken to the patrol beach, Sandy Point. Again the water was an amazing color. I was so surprise how soft the sand is. I am going to get in shape really quickly. The rest of the afternoon was spent just relaxing and getting to know the new area, Then in the late afternoon Molly and Justin arrived and shared stories from last turtle season, which only made me more excited to get started seeing turtles.

Don't worry, I still live near cows.
Then this morning we walked down to the local cafe, Polly's at the Pier, to get some iced coffee and use the internet. I have to say I am so happy to be here its so warm beautiful!!!

Polly's is full of art for sale and a view of the ocean.
Sorry, there are not a ton of pictures today but next post I will make sure I have a lot more.

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