Great vacations for us usually start with a long trip from airport to airport and then a little recovery time. This one was that with a little added exaggeration which I will explain later. We started with a red-eye flight out of Phoenix, connecting at JFK and then arriving in St. Thomas USVI the next day. When this is our flight choice we like to add a one day hotel stay before going on to the catamaran for our sailing trip. It also helps to adjust to the time zones changes… somewhat… After arriving at the hotel, we enjoyed a lovely walk along the beachesRead More →

From a high ground patio up on a hill overlooking St. Thomas in the US Virgin Islands, we saw this strange little character who was shedding his coat.  We were amazed to see a lizard who was midway in the process of the change.  I never knew they did that and it was a nice surprise to see it in action.  The link at the end of the story is a uTube video on the process and it’s quite interesting how the Leopard Gecko goes about the entire shedding.   I don’t think the gecko we found was a Leopard Gecko based on the shape ofRead More →