Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Honeymoon: Day 4, day of relaxation

I woke up on Saturday morning to Nate laying on his side.

He couldn't really lay on his back the whole night, because the vibrant red sunburn on his back was a little too painful.

Before we left for vacation, we went to Wal-Mart to pick up some sunscreen. My ginger husband knew that he would need some strong protection as we would be near the equator, so he purchased some waterproof SPF 85.

I got some SPF 15. I barely used it.

Friday on St. Lucia, Nate was having too much fun and didn't reapply his SPF 85 quite as often as he had the previous day. So he ended up with the only kind of tan he usually gets, a red one.

For that reason, we donned our Hawkeye shirts to represent Iowa on game day, and headed down to breakfast at the Italian restaurant we had gone to the night before. Nate had breakfast burritos, and I continued my seafood binge with salmon eggs benedict. Then we found some shade to relax in to give Nate's skin a break.

The rest of the day was spent relaxing in the shade and in the pool. We had a sandy beach dinner as well.

Some of the couples that we made friends with were constantly coming and going from the resort. They talked about how they spent $1,500 on extra excursions around the island - from snorkeling elsewhere to riding four-wheelers to zip lining. It sounded like fun, but every time they came back they talked about the long trips and how exhausted they were.

On the other hand, Nate and I didn't spend any extra money and we were at peace and relaxed. We wanted our vacation to be a vacation and loved that we never had to worry about what time it was so we could meet a schedule. We just enjoyed some time off.

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