Curried Goat, New Bling, and an Unforgettable Evening at the Ritz-Carlton St. Thomas

St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands – it is day #3 of our 25th wedding anniversary tour, and sadly this is our last night at the Ritz-Carlton.  It is also our last night on the island of St. Thomas.  WAAAH!

We spent a good amount of the morning producing the video which will highlight our stay here at the beautiful Ritz-Carlton -  St. Thomas.

After getting our video “in the can” we hopped in a cab, and headed for Charlotte Amalie for a day of shopping.  Charlotte Amalie is one of the Caribbean’s most popular stops for cruise ships, and its main street features a world famous collection of jewelry stores.

I quietly noticed, when we left for town, that Carol’s neck was conspicuously barren.  Might this have been premeditated?  Might my bride of 25 years be plotting for a little more “bling” in her life?

We arrived in town with our bellies rumbling for lunch, so we made our first stop at Gladys’ Café.  Being the adventurous eater, I enjoyed Curried Goat, w/ Peas & Rice, Plantain, and Sweet Potato, while Carol whimped out and enjoyed a Jerk Chicken Sandwich.

Here is Carol with our very friendly waitress, Janet.

After our lunch, I accepted my duty and went in search of something sparkly for Carol’s barren neck.  See that barren neck?  She never goes out with a barren neck.  Hey!  I’m being set up!

Well, it is our 25th wedding anniversary and I am obligated to brighten the eyes of my bride with something shiny.  We settled on a cross with black and blazing white diamonds.  I’m guessing that you will see her new necklace in a future photograph.

The afternoon was coming to an end, and it was now time to head back to the Ritz-Carlton to clean up for dinner.

I will write about our dining experience in a future separate post, but just let me say here that the Ritz-Carlton pulled out all the stops to make our evening a memorable one.  We enjoyed an eight-course chef’s sampling complete with wine-pairing.  It was absolutely amazing, and was one of the best meals of our life.

When we finished our meal, we headed back to our room to find our bed bedecked with rose petals.  The words “LOVE” were spelled out with rose petals on the floor, and we found this special message from our friends at Ritz-Carlton amidst the flurry of roses.

Thank you Ritz-Carlton for creating a very special memory for our 25th wedding anniversary.  We felt honor from you for our commitment to one another, and greatly appreciated your clear intention to create an extraordinary experience for our special celebration.

3 Responses to “Curried Goat, New Bling, and an Unforgettable Evening at the Ritz-Carlton St. Thomas”
  1. Cindy says:

    ahhhhh!!! I love that. what a great couple!! so lovely to hear a man call his wife his 'bride' after 25 years!!! bravo you. congratulations on your 25th Anniversary. I am always telling my daughter that there are men out there that cherish their wives, even after mamy years. lovely to note that its true. really enjoyed your post. p.s. your 'bride' looks too young to be married for 25 years!!! she is obviously happy.
    all the best for the next 25……..Regards Cindy @3days_in_london

  2. David Porter says:


    Thank you for your very kind comments. I will be certain to tell Carol of your youthful comments regarding her appearance. It really is quite amazing, she truly gets more beautiful with each year. Can't imagine how beautiful she will be when she is 100 years old.

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