From Island Time to Real Life…a Bittersweet Homecoming

Our last morning in St. Thomas for a long time. This view is overlooking Magens Bay from our rental unit.
Our last morning in St. Thomas. This view is overlooking Magens Bay from our rental unit.

We are back home after a week of saying our goodbyes and packing up the rental unit we have lived in for the past three years in St. Thomas. It has been an emotional time…While we are so very happy to be back in our ‘real’ home full time – and back to the reality that comes with it – it is also a bittersweet homecoming. Knowing we will not be seeing the people who have been such a huge part of our lives these past few years…people who have welcomed us into their own lives and made us feel like family, is sad. The reality is just now starting to sink in.

I’ll post a little more tomorrow, but it’s already been a long day. We returned with five large checked bags plus our carry on luggage. We are [mainly] unpacked, the mail is sorted, and laundry is started.

In the meantime, I’ll leave you with some images of the island we have called ‘Home’ and grown to love these past few years…

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A marina in the Red Hook area, located on the east end of the island

 

A 'friend' joined us for lunch one day!
A ‘friend’ joined us for lunch one day!

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Hull Bay (North side of island)
Hull Bay (North side of island)

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Rainbow at Magen's Bay
Rainbow at Magen’s Bay

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