We got off the ship and went into a few jewlery shops. Travis turned to me and told me to pick out a new wedding ring! He said since we got married so quick he didn't have time to get the ring I deserved. We looked at a few diamonds to go into my old band but quickly turned to colored gems. Since I loved the Tanzanite we found a new ring with one carat tanzanite and three rows of little diamonds on the band. I was so excited I teared up when they were done sizing it! It is perfect!
After we went back to the port we met up with our tour guide for our horse back riding excursion. Funny coincidence, it was the same guy who drove us to town!!
These photos were on our drive through the island to the ranch where they had the horses. The tour guide told us all about the differences between the dutch side and the french side of St. Maarten. He said marijuana was legal on one but not the other, same with prostitution, cock fighting and gambling, All on ok on one side but not the other. It was funny. He also said that gas on one side was over 12$!! He said there was a speed limit on one side but not the other and you have to be a little nuts to drive on that side.
And since we are excellent at using the "GoPro" here are the pictures from horseback riding! Oh dear... oh well it was very fun and probably the coolest thing I've done in my life! Part of the trail was in the ocean and we went waist deep as the horses swam. It was so amazing. I had no idea horse could swim. They kept makeing this weird sound and the guide said it was like a cats purr because the horses were so happy! It was a tough course that would have never been legal in America, as we went along cliffs and up and down rock quarries. We even got to run with them while on the road. My horses name was Isabella and she was a princess! She did not like getting in the muddy parts of the trail and she was very good following the leader! Travis' horse was named Madonna and she was a Diva. She wanted to eat and go her own way and do her own thing. Another couple was with us. The man had a horse named Tom. When Tom got to the sand he laid down and started to roll around like a dog! The guide started yelling at him by name saying "Get up Tom, no time for this, you're working" It was funny. The man was a little freaked out but wasn't hurt. Tom was also the lazy horse and wouldn't run. The guide would say his horse was "a race horse, but no Tom" The guide was hilarious and told us all about the island and eating iguana and how if we stayed two weeks we won't ever go home we will love it so much!