Thanksgiving and Not-Your-Average Office Holiday Party

The holidays have come to the islands! It definitely doesn’t feel like it, but we’re enjoying the little bits of holiday cheer that pop up around St. Thomas. We were lucky to be invited to Thanksgiving at A & M’s house, with their family visiting from the Midwest, plus some other friends and neighbors. The food was amazing, we had fantastic hosts, and you really can’t beat the view for Thanksgiving dinner.


Thanksgiving dinner overlooking Magen’s Bay


After a great day, we ended with a  bonfire at Hull Bay, complete with cameo vocals from A and an appearance from Dan’s legs. Thanksgiving left us feeling very grateful for all we have!

If you dread your office holiday party every year, the Shermans feel really sorry for you. Dan and I got the chance to head to the British Virgin Islands for the therapy office’s holiday excursion. After arriving in Tortola, we all took the ferry to Virgin Gorda for some exploring.


Panoramic view of Copper Mine Bay and Taylors Bay



Copper mine ruins

After a tour of Virgin Gorda, we headed to a delicious BBQ joint at the top of the mountain called Hog Heaven. The food was fantastic, but the view alone is worth the visit. It was a very clear day and we could see Prickly Pear Island, Necker Island (which belongs to Richard Branson), Saba Rock and all the way to Anegada, some 15 miles north.


Hog Heaven


Not a bad way to spend a Saturday.

After lunch, we headed to The Baths. Dan and I had already been there when Rachel and Hanno visited, so we opted to stay at the top of the park. There is a yummy bar/restaurant and a few shops, and the view is fantastic.


View from the bar at Top of the Baths.


The Iowans on Virgin Gorda.



We then ferried back to Tortola for dinner and a walk around the town’s Christmas Carnival. Again, not a bad way to spend your office Christmas party!






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