Happy New Year!!!!! The crew Imagine wishes all of you an exciting and
happy 2012. We were blessed this year to ring in the New Year with our good friends, the Paczosa family.
Scott, Martha, Taylor, Connor, and Dillon arrived in St. Martin on Dec. 28 and we had a wonderful week catching up
with good friends.
In the week
that we were together we went to the islands of St. Martin, St. Barts, and Anguilla and soaked up all that these Caribbean
paradises had to offer.
of the highlights included:
St. Barts: The Who’s Who of mega yachts are always at St. Barts for New Year’s
Eve so we got to see how the other side lives up close. Although almost all of the yachts made Imagine
look like a toy day sailor, the largest at 557 ft long was Eclipse. Owned by Russian Tycoon, Abramovich,
it is the largest privately owned yacht in the World and with its own missile defense system no one is going to bother it.
north of St. Martin, Anguilla is about as laid back as you can get in the Caribbean. Life is all about
the beautiful waters, soft sand beaches, and beach bars. What wasn’t to love???
St. Martin: St. Martin/St. Marteen is actually one
island divided down the middle into two countries – the Dutch side and the French side. With the
fabulous food and shopping, we spent most of our time on the French side. This is where we rung in the
New Year and how wonderful it was to celebrate with our great friends.
The kids had a blast swimming and swinging off of Imagine, boogie boarding on the
wild surf, snorkeling, and just hanging out while the adults loved catching up after such a long time. Although
it was sad to see our friends leave, we know that we will be seeing them much more often now that we are back in this part
of the world.