THE DAY has arrived. The day we depart Georgia and head off to St. Thomas, V.I. to start our new position as Caretakers and Hosts for Silk Cotton Villa.
It was a busy weekend finishing up the packing of our personal items at our home and getting them in the storage room in the basement. Then, the packing of the two bags we’re bringing to STT. We were able to get all the clothes we are taking into one suitcase under 50 lbs. Then another suitcase for personal items, toiletries, shoes, etc. 1 year, 2 suitcases. But we did ship 5 Priority Mail boxes down last week full of other personal items, vitamins, extra contact lenses, etc. When Saturday night rolled around, we were pooped but had a nice dinner with one of our cabin neighbors on the mountain.
Sunday was spent handing over our car to Sharon’s daddy, having lunch with her family, and a ride to an ATL airport hotel. Then we hooked up with some more friends for a few drinks in the hotel bar that evening. All in all, a nice last day on the mainland.
Got up and decided to head to the airport for some breakfast and give ourselves plenty of time for a no-stress departure. Although it’s a Monday morning, we made it from hotel to check-in and then through security and on the “train plane” in right at 30 minutes. Unbelievable.
So here we sit, at the gate, waiting to board a jet plane to start our new position at Silk Cotton Villa. Next stop, St. Thomas.
Good Luck to you guys! What an amazing adventure you have ahead of you. (I’m a co-worker of Neil’s in the OKC office. I heard about your blog from him).
Richard and Sharon it sounds so exciting to be able to just take off and follow your dreams! May god bless you both and next time our paths cross again hopefully we can go scuba diving the beautiful blue waters.