What I did and learned on my summer vacation.

Did you know…

St. Lucia was formed as a result of volcanic activity and is just 27 miles long and 14 miles across.  We went to a volcano. There were mud baths there. We covered ourselves with the stinky mud. I loved it, but Clara did not! We also walked through a rainforest. The tree were really big and beautiful.

Did you know…

The population of St. Lucia is 174,000 people and the capital is Castries. Our resort was just outside Castries. While we were there we met a lot of really nice people. Some that lived on St. Lucia and many that were from all around the world, places like Switzerland, England, Canada, and some that were basically from our backyard in Melrose, MA and New York.

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St. Lucia is half in the Caribbean Sea and half in the Atlantic Ocean.  Our beach was on the Caribbean side. We took a trip on a Catamaran boat.  It was really fun, there were huge sails that moved us down the coast. What was even more fun was the dance party (that I started!) on the way home. I met some guys from Canada that taught me how to twerk!   Mom got fourth place in a beer chugging contest, and dad sat out, he decided he would give some of the other guys a chance to win. How thoughtful!

Did you know..

That I am now better at chess than my father. We spend every morning and early evening playing chess on the beach. By the end of the week my Dad really had to try hard to out smart me.  No dice dad!!

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That there are alot of honeymooners on St Lucia. I never really noticed until we were having dinner one night and Clara walked very slowly through the resturant chanting at the top of her lungs “Elizabeth pooped” over and over and over again. Mommy, Daddy and I could not stop laughing as all the love birds looked at us.

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We spent our days laughing and swimming. We want to really thank Make-a-Wish and everyone for helping me get my summer back. These are memories we will have forever!! The send off at school was so overwhelmingly awesome! A perfect start to my summer and the perfect end to it was getting home to my friends.

All in all we had a BLAST!!  Love you all … Thank you!!!

xoxo JBT


13 thoughts on “What I did and learned on my summer vacation.

  1. Hi JBT, What great pictures and stories from “your summer vacation in St. Lucia”! I am so happy that you and your family had such a wonderful trip as you sure all deserve it. So wonderful to see you all laughing, smiling, dancing, swimming and just having fun together. I bet your friends back home were sure glad to see you. I miss you! Hope to see you soon. Love and hugs, Lynn Carpenter Smith, UNH Alumni Association

  2. Great pics! I love the one with your family at the mud pits. Looks beautiful! I am looking at them at work right now and feeling especially jealous!

  3. My heart is filled with joy seeing your smiling face in St. Lucia! It is a most special place with wonderful people. Mike and I vacation at Windjammer Landing each year and I trust you were well taken care of!
    So very pleased for you and your family!

  4. What an amazing trip, you all deserved every moment together. John I want you to stop by my room and show me how you twerk, I bet it is pretty awesome.

  5. it looks beautiful. beats the snowy hail here in Cleveland! Can’t wait to see you this weekend and hear more about it. thank you to everyone who helped make this trip possible oxox

  6. Thanks so much, John, for sharing with words and pictures the wonderful summer you’ve had on St. Lucia. It makes us happy to know that you and your family have had so much fun playing and laughing together. Hugs, Uncle Pete’s Mom

  7. Yeah!!!! We are all so happy that you had an amazing summer! But we are even happier now that you are back! Our classroom family is again complete!!!!!!!!!! We love you John Bradley Thompson! Mrs. A. XOXOX

  8. Great pictures John! I heard all about the great dance party you started on the boat…way to show them Gilford has moves 🙂 Glad you guys had fun and glad you’re back with us again! Heather

  9. Wow! Your pictures tell us a wonderful story of your trip to St. Lucia, it looks so beautiful there! We are so glad you had a wonderful “summer” filled with all the things you love to do (sorry Clara didn’t like the stinky mud though)!! Thanks John and family for sharing your memories with us, we love seeing your big beautiful smiles:))))) xo Randy and Patty

  10. Hi John, wow all those family pictures were wonderful! it looks like you had a very fun time this summer. I loved seeing all the pictures and seeing how happy you were in st. lucia. I wonder if I would look that happy……ummmm maybe I should go with uncle pete’s mom. she is my sister. ST lucia look absolutely beautiful. so much swimming and sun…..thank you for sharing your pictures .they made me smile. because you are smiling so much! love alias aunt pearl

  11. What an amazing trip, you guys! Looks like so much fun. I’m sure the Make-a-Wish foundation is working hard to add your stories about chugging and twerking into their publicity materials. 🙂 I can’t wait to see you guys in just a few days!

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