St. John: Petroglyphs

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I would just like to say that there was a baby lizard in my shower today. AAAAAAAHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Hiking was on the agenda today. We started down the Reef Bay trail and ended at a rocky beach next to a sugar mill ruin. This is not a little hike, by the way. It is only 2 miles or so down, but you have to watch your footing because roots grow wild over the trail and the path itself is full of loose rock. I had Fierce in a carrier first in front of me, then on my back and finally I just carried him because he was tired of being in that thing. I am so glad I have built up my arm strength from carrying him through the mall, etc 😉 About 1/2 way on the way up, John and Blake took turns carrying him as well. Thanks guys!

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If you take a detour about 3/4 of the way down to the water, you end up at the Petroglyphs. Carved into the huge rocks next to a tiny pool of water that remains at the same height all year round are these little symbols done by the Taino people. It was well worth the hike to see such old, historical remnants of a culture that once lived on this tiny island.

St. John don’t pass up the rickety side street restaurant with the almost falling down roof. It is gooooooo—–oooood!

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We were exhausted by the time we got back to the top. Not going to lie, every corner seemed to produce another 1/2 mile of trail. We were going to grab food back in town, but I asked that we stop at the first opportunity. Chester’s Place came up first and we pulled into a place that advertized fish fry nights and pig roasts. There were roaming pigs and I think those might be next Friday nights dinner. So glad I don’t eat pork 😉 My mom was not sure we should eat here, but we were hungry. I got a mahi fish burger and it was the best food I have had yet. It was simply grilled and then covered in a delicious cheese and pepper sauce. Everyone else really liked their food as well. So, if you ever go to

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