Tuesday, March 6, 2012

St Maarten

Well, I said goodbye to my car tonight. That was a sad day. I seriously loved that car. But my very smart hubby thought it would be wise to get a car with lower miles. So, I have a new car, still sad to see the old one go.
We have been married 4 months now, and I am still not finished blogging about our honeymoon!
St Maarten was our last stop on our cruise. I was really looking forward to seeing St. Maarten and it did not disappoint. The water was the bluest Ive ever seen!
I had read about the "airport beach" and had seen youtubes on it so the second we got there, we hopped a cab and went directly to the beach to see the airplanes come in.
I dont know what it is about seeing big airplanes, but I LOVE it. I could watch them land and take off all day long. Whenever I am driving past the SL airport...which is everyday, I love watching the planes coming in and out.
This was AWESOME. If any of you are looking for a vacation, I would strongly recommend St Maarten and you HAVE to go to the airport beach!!
We hopped in a cab, and it was just Russ and I in this big van. The AC did not work and we got stuck in traffic due to an accident. It was miserable! By the time we got to the beach, it looked like Russ has just had a serious work out he was sweating so bad. Totally worth it for this blue water!
If you look closely, you can see a plane coming in.
The Airport beach is exactly what it sounds like. You get to play in the most beautiful crystal clear water while planes literally land right above you. The airport runway is just feet from the beach.
If you look close again, you can see Russ holding up the video camera. Isnt that nuts?
Its SOOOO loud.
Warning sign.
You could literally hold on to the fence while a big jet was taking off and it felt like you were going to lift right off the ground, your ears were going to explode, and the sand was going to make millions of little cuts all over your body. It was totally awesome. After Russ and I stood under a few huge planes and next to the fence while they were taking off, one was particularly loud and Russ looks at me and said "that shook me up" Most everyone would stand strong for a few seconds and then bail away because the sand is pelting your face and you want to plug your ears. Russ had the fantastic idea of going up to the fence with his snorkel gear on. Smart I thought! I also thought he looked great standing there with all the others with his snorkel gear on waiting for the plane to take off.
Can you say tourist? Camera and video camera going at the same time. No its cool, we like to stick out like a sore thumb when we travel.
I could have stayed at that beach all day, but Russ was ready for a change of pace after a couple hours. We took a walk through town and asked some locals where some good beaches were. We ended up walking to a really pretty beach that we almost had to ourselves!...besides all the topless women around us. I think Russ must have paid the locals under the table to tell us where the topless beach was. Dont worry, Ill spare you from seeing old, droopy leathery boobs.

We spent lots of time swimming in the ocean. A nice man took a picture of us in the water. I thought it was nice of him to capture me looking like a doofus.
After playing around in the water for a bit, we had lunch on the beach. Now I'll ask you this. Can you think of anything better then being on your honeymoon, at a fantastic beach, a fresh facial from sand being blown at your face at a hundred miles and RIBS ON THE BEACH?? Yeah, I cant think of anything better either. Ribs and fries.
Look at this cute picture of Russell walking down the beach. Magazine quality right there.
We walked back to the airport beach for a quick goodbye before catching a cab to take us back to our boat.
As soon as something that big and close goes over you, there is quite the windy stage to follow, followed by tourist chasing their stuff all over the beach. Its awesome. This woman of course lots her hat straight to the ocean. Russ, being a gentleman, ran into the ocean to grab this ladies hat, right as a wave came in, hit him and I watched cash and cards fall from his pockets. He didnt notice because he was fetching this ladies hat. So I ran straight to the ocean and grabbed what little cash I could, but our cards to get back on ship were long gone.
He did find his sunglasses though, so we were good there.
Luckily I retrieved enough cash to get us back to the ship.
We had a few minutes before we had to get back on, so we stopped to enjoy our last few minutes of our honeymoon by eating a delicious filled crepe and fruit smoothie.

After I finished breast feeding...jk I have no idea why my boobs are wet, we wrapped up our day with a delicious piece of pizza.
I strongly suggest going to St Maarten, and eating ribs on the beach. Your life will be better for it.


  1. There are SO many things I like about this post....first off, what a gentleman Russell was to jump in the water after that lady's hat!! I loved the pic of him in his snorkel gear with everyone else who did not have their snorkel gear-he seems like such a fun guy Chels! I also loved your breast-feeding pic...it made me laugh out loud. But I did wonder why Russ's speedo didn't made an appearance on St. Maarten?? I think it would have made the snorkel gear pic THAT much more fun ( :
    So glad you guys had the dreamiest honeymoon--its been great to see all the gorgeous pics!

  2. I laughed so much through this post. I want to go to those beaches! That blue water looks amazing!

  3. Ok, I'm laughing so hard about your breast-feeding comment! That's awesome. What a fun honeymoon, looks amazing! You guys are too cute and look so happy!

  4. Chelsea, I am peeing my pants reading this post!! You guys are just too cute together! I am so glad you had so much fun on your honeymoon!...oh, and that you're getting a handle of breast-feeding early..it can be tricky, ya know! ;) haha! I love your blog and hope you cute newlyweds are enjoying your time together...I can't believe it's already been 4 months!! XOXO

  5. Chels! You have me rolling in this post! Leathery boobs, looking like a doofus, breatfeeding - you are hilarious! I am sorry you lost your credit cards!