Today it is 90 degrees in New York City and it this weather has me reminiscing about my past vacations with my friends. I have been traveling with my friends from college, pH as we have affectionately named ourselves, since my senior year of college. We try to take at least one trip per year together.
One of my favorite trips was when we went to St. Thomas. I love that island so much. I mean it was so beautiful that I got caught up taking pictures and lost my camera *insert sad face* Well thank God for Facebook because I still have the memories of the trip that we took about four years ago.
This was the first year that we started our tradition of wearing all white to dinner on the last night of our stay. When we went to Puerto Rico a few years ago everyone kept asking why 6 beautifully bronzed black women were dressed in all white. We told them that we were all engaged to be married and this was our last “hoorah” as bachelorettes. They believed us lol.
In St. Thomas we had our own personal chauffeur named Boaz. Well he wasn’t really our personal chauffeur but my best friend worked out some kind of deal with him and he drove us all over the island for a flat rate. What’s funny is that a year later while on a cruise, we stopped in St. Thomas, and who do we see…Boaz! He actually remembered us a year later and drove us around the island again.
One of the most breathtaking views on the island was the flamboyant tree. The vibrant color just made us all stop and stare. The poet laureate of the group, Kathleen, even wrote a poem about it and our experience during that vacation.
Flamboyant by Kathleen Readous
SUN DANCING ON THE WATER, COLORS OF PINK,
SILVER AND GOLD REFLECTED IN OUR EYES.
FACES KISSED BY GOD AND BODIES COLORED EBONY.
HIS CREATIONS ARE LIMITLESS, BREATHTAKING,ENDLESS.
OUR HEARTS ARE FULL, BEAUTY UNIMAGINABLE, UNDISTURBED AND UNTOUCHED.
WE CLOSE OUR EYES AND HOLD A PIECE OF PEACE IN OUR ARMS.
HOLD IT TIGHT AND REMEMBER THE FLAMBOYANT FLOWERS.
This was definitely one trip that I will never forget. Up next for us is Vegas! That will be an exciting experience.
What are some of your memories from the summer?
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