2004 St. John

Who: Anita, Charles, and Ray
Where: St. Thomas and St. John, US Virgin Islands
When: July, 2004
Comment: We went to St. John to attend the wedding of Anita's brother Michael and his fiancée Lisa. Michael and Lisa live on St. John, where Michael is the timeshare sales manager for the Westin Resort there. Michael rented a villa named Southern Cross for the siblings and brothers-in-law -- Anita and Charles, Ray, Kenneth, and Gera and her husband Scott. Mom and Dad McCarthy stayed at the Westin. The wedding itself was at the Caneel Bay Resort, outside with the ocean and the island of St. Thomas as the backdrop. Another highpoint of the trip was visiting the small but beautifully appointed house Michael and Lisa are building on a forested hillside overlooking the ocean. We also stayed the first and last days in St. Thomas at the Villa Blanca.


Cruise ship at St. Thomas, from the Villa Blanca

The wedding. The maid of honor was Lisa's sister Eleanor. The officiant was the captain of a boat on which Lisa had once worked.

Cruz Bay, St. John

Gera, Scott, and Ray on the deck of the Southern Cross villa

The entry to Michael and Lisa's house

The ocean view from Michael and Lisa's deck, with a frog sentinel