Monday, December 30, 2013

Sailing in the Caribbean and Exciting News!

Greg and I just returned from a fabulous trip sailing in the Caribbean and, in major news, we're engaged!

The charter boat skipper I used to work for, Capt. Phil, took his boat to the Caribbean for the winter and invited us down for a couple of weeks. We flew into Guadeloupe, where we joined the boat. We sailed south to Les Saintes, then sailed to Basse-Terre and then sailed north to Antigua. 

We stayed in Antigua for quite a while, exploring the island around Falmouth Harbor and English Harbor, which were beautiful. We spent some time on the beach, drank lots of rum punch and did a lot of wandering around. It was heavenly. 

We were hiking in Nelson's Dockyard National Park when Greg proposed. (Near the powder storage building pictured above.) 

... and then we hiked back down and had cold Cokes to celebrate. Ha! It was really hot and sweaty that day. And showers on the boat were limited, which is why there is a dearth of pictures featuring our faces. You're welcome. 

OK, so here's one of me on the short trip from Falmouth Harbor to English Harbor. Thurlow shorts for the win! 

Anyway, we're already knee-deep in wedding planning. We decided to get married this spring/early summer our at Gregs' parents' house in Leesburg -- and of course I'll be making my own dress, so let me know if you have tips on wedding-dress-making, especially sewing with lace. And if you want to come to the Garment District with me to look for said lace. ;-)

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