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greetings from st. croix

Ahoy there!

I fled the Northern California rain and my sink full of dirty dishes to come to St. Croix! I’m not going back and you can’t make me!

Just kidding.

Sort of.

Okay fine. Today is Adam’s birthday and I promised I would come back tomorrow night by midnight (note that I did buy him new hiking shoes and cook him a steak last week to celebrate so I’m not a totally awful girlfriend…right?). Braiding my hair into dreads and taking up a new hobby in rum cake eating does sound quite pleasurable though, I must say.

I can’t wait to share with you all the delicious eats and island adventures I’ve been enjoying at the 11th annual Taste of St. Croix! If I’m not back in California by Monday morning, send troops.

Or more rum!

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56 Comments

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    Miranda @ Working Mom Works Out
    April 16, 2011 at 5:41 am

    Haha. Rum!

    Enjoy your trip!

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    The Teenage Taste
    April 16, 2011 at 5:44 am

    OK, I’m SO jealous right now. I want to be relaxing on a beach in St. Croix.
    Have a great time, Jenna! πŸ™‚

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    Alexis
    April 16, 2011 at 5:45 am

    I was just there this summer! The rum is literally cheaper than water. haha Enjoy the rest of your trip!

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    Marina
    April 16, 2011 at 5:47 am

    Enjoy your trip!
    And happy birthday to Adam πŸ™‚ It’s my birthday as well today! πŸ™‚

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    Ruth
    April 16, 2011 at 5:50 am

    Oh you are killing me. More pictures please!

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    Elizabeth @ the good life
    April 16, 2011 at 5:57 am

    Ohh that would be wonderful!

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    Jenn from Much to My Delight
    April 16, 2011 at 5:57 am

    If one could literally turn green with envy, I would be a very vivid shade right now.

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      Baking 'n' Books
      April 16, 2011 at 6:17 am

      Agreed – I am officially the Grinch – before the “heart transplant”.

      BUT, I’m glad you are enjoying yourself. I only hope you stuff yourself silly while your there!

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        M
        April 17, 2011 at 4:54 am

        No jealousy from me-
        I am just happy for Jenna and her adventure and wish her many more
        and safe travels!
        πŸ™‚

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    Amanda
    April 16, 2011 at 6:13 am

    I hope you have a wonderful trip Jenna! πŸ™‚

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    Errign
    April 16, 2011 at 6:20 am

    I vote for more rum! Boo to dirty dishes & cold rain. Enjoyyyy the Virgin Islands!

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    Elena
    April 16, 2011 at 6:22 am

    Enjoy your time there! Hope you get some time at the beach, too. My husband and I went to St. Thomas for our honeymoon and it’s an absolutely gorgeous place!

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    Brenna [fabuleuxdestin]
    April 16, 2011 at 6:23 am

    Jealous! Have fun!

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    Rachel @ The Perseverance Diaries
    April 16, 2011 at 6:23 am

    St. Croix is a beautiful place, enjoy it!

    It’s kind of hard to go back to normal life once you’ve been away in the Caribbean, I think you may just have to make him move there with you πŸ™‚

    Nothing like waking up with the beach a few footsteps away…ahhh

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    Heather @ Health, Happiness, and Hope
    April 16, 2011 at 6:45 am

    Ahhh, so much fun! I wouldn’t blame you for staying there! Can’t wait to hear your recap! πŸ™‚

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    staceyhealthylife
    April 16, 2011 at 6:47 am

    Wow ,enjoy your quick trip.

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    Lauren @ Sassy Molassy
    April 16, 2011 at 6:49 am

    Sounds divine with the April showers we’re having here in Oregon. Laying on a beach right now sounds like heaven. I’m sure Adam will appreciate your sunkissed skin when you arrive home.

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    Jenny @ Fitness Health and Food
    April 16, 2011 at 7:03 am

    oh have a wonderful time!

    I can’t wait to see more pictures, I went sailing in the BVI over the holidays and it was absolutely amazing!

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    Emily @ Perfection Isn't Happy
    April 16, 2011 at 7:20 am

    Jealous! I wish I were by a sunny beach!

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    MMiller
    April 16, 2011 at 7:30 am

    Enjoy!! And bring Adam back the GOOD RUM!

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    Megan
    April 16, 2011 at 7:34 am

    My cousins just got there for their Spring Break! Jealous of you and them! Have fun!

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    Lucy @ The Sweet Touch
    April 16, 2011 at 7:38 am

    Ahhh, what I would give to be on a sandy, sunny beach right now! Glad to hear you are having a good time, can’t wait to see pics!

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    Cait @ Beyond Bananas
    April 16, 2011 at 7:41 am

    You are so lucky to be somewhere so nice right now! We’ve got a huge storm headed our way. Rain, high winds, cool temperatures in the northeast. Wish I could trade places with you! πŸ™‚

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    Molly
    April 16, 2011 at 7:42 am

    Slather adequate amounts of sunscreen on Dexter. Take a stand against kitty skin cancer.

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    Katie @ Nourishing Flourishing
    April 16, 2011 at 7:48 am

    Have a fun time! πŸ™‚

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    Sarah
    April 16, 2011 at 8:12 am

    I’m spent a large part of my life there. Enjoy! Go see Steve Katz play guitar if you get the chance.

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    dragonfly180
    April 16, 2011 at 8:23 am

    i would love to be on one of the caribbean islands this weekend! no place like them. have a great time!

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    Liz @ Tip Top Shape
    April 16, 2011 at 8:23 am

    Haha, I would not blame you one bit for staying!! It looks beautiful!!

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    Alexia @ Dimple Snatcher
    April 16, 2011 at 8:35 am

    Hahahaha, I’m considering growing dreadlocks!
    Jealous much! I miss the islands!

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    Katrina
    April 16, 2011 at 9:44 am

    Have an awesome trip! Gah! I’m so jealous!

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    Cait's Plate
    April 16, 2011 at 10:14 am

    Ugh, SO jealous! Have so much fun!!

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    Laura @FoodSnobSTL
    April 16, 2011 at 10:38 am

    I have a jealousy issue. This is not helping πŸ™‚ Have a blast. Can’t wait to hear all about it!

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    Moni'sMeals
    April 16, 2011 at 12:07 pm

    woohoo! Have a blast and ENJOY IT!

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    Danielle
    April 16, 2011 at 12:07 pm

    Jealous!!! It’s been raining here in Chicago for the past couple of days too!!! I just want to feel the sun’s rays!! Safe travels!!

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    Daisy
    April 16, 2011 at 12:15 pm

    take me with you next year?! I’m all about dreds and run and partying around and island bonfire. (You did that too, right?!)

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    Daisy
    April 16, 2011 at 12:15 pm

    take me with you next year?! I’m all about dreds and *ruM and partying around and island bonfire. (You did that too, right?!)

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    Kristin Eats
    April 16, 2011 at 12:31 pm

    Have a great, great trip Jenna! Hope you are there with a buddy and can soak up all the fabulous flavors and the beautiful beaches. Oh! And I hope you come back with really soft skin, because that’s one of my favorite parts of going to a tropical place – all the moisture is great! πŸ™‚

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    Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga)
    April 16, 2011 at 12:51 pm

    Have fun in St Croix! Happy Bday to Adam, too!

    I was thinking about you yesterday because I saw the festival on the Divi Resorts Facebook page. I was sure you were there celebrating, too.

    Enjoy the weather and experience (how awesome!) and I am headed down to the Caribbean in 3 weeks…can’t wait!

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    Kiran @ KiranTarun.com
    April 16, 2011 at 1:19 pm

    Dreads, rum, all sound fun! Enjoy it even though you’d run! Happy birthday Adam πŸ™‚

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    Jamie@everydaydolce
    April 16, 2011 at 1:53 pm

    Oh what a treat…I am sure you’ll have a fabulous time. While it’s rainy up in NorCal this weekend, it’s HOT as Hades here in SoCal…we’re supposed to hit 90!
    Hope you have a wonderful trip πŸ™‚

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    amy walters, aDESIGNdock
    April 16, 2011 at 6:08 pm

    Have fun Jenna ;D A tad jealous….

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    Sonia
    April 16, 2011 at 6:16 pm

    It ain’t raining in the south bay! πŸ˜‰ It looks like you’re going to have an amazing time out there. Wish you the best and all the wonderful rum cake you can get.

    Happy bday to your man!

    Mmmmm rum cake.

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    Kaila @ Healthyhelper!
    April 16, 2011 at 6:22 pm

    WOW St. Croix is beautiful! Have fun girl!

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    Katie
    April 16, 2011 at 9:45 pm

    Wow! Beautiful!

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    Kristi
    April 17, 2011 at 12:13 am

    I’m so jealous! I’m sure your having a fabulous time.

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    Sara
    April 17, 2011 at 7:00 am

    That looks AMAZING! So jealous right now – enjoy! Can’t wait to read more about it!

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    Sarah (Running To Slow Things Down)
    April 17, 2011 at 7:20 am

    So darn jealous! You must be having a wonderful time. πŸ˜€

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    Baking Serendipity
    April 17, 2011 at 10:10 am

    Exactly how can I get involved in this Taste of St. Croix adventure?! πŸ™‚ It looks fantastic from every angle. Enjoy!

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    Vanessa
    April 17, 2011 at 10:10 am

    I don’t know what is on or around that shrimp but I want it. I also want to be on that beach now. Hope you’re having fun!

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    Natalia - a side of simple
    April 17, 2011 at 1:21 pm

    Hope you’re having an amazing time πŸ™‚ What an incredible opportunity! And happy early birthday to Adam!!

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    kristina@beancakes
    April 17, 2011 at 2:57 pm

    what a beautiful photo! have a wonderful time!

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    Chelsa
    April 17, 2011 at 4:55 pm

    that shrimp looks amazing

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    Chelsa
    April 17, 2011 at 4:55 pm

    that shrimp looks amazing

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    Michelle | Gold-hearted Girl
    April 17, 2011 at 5:00 pm

    What a dream vacation! I mean…work? Hah. Have fun!!

    http://goldhearted.etsy.com

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    Christine (The Raw Project)
    April 17, 2011 at 5:32 pm

    Very jealous! Though we did get some sun this weekend. πŸ™‚ Hope you have a blast!

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    Lauri (Redheadrecipes.com)
    April 17, 2011 at 7:03 pm

    WOW!! Can’t wait to see the posts! Have FUN!

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