A Different 9/11 Video

I’ve always had a problem with the second day of our honeymoon cruise.  Don’t get me wrong — my Bride was as sweet and beautiful as ever, and the weather was absolutely perfect.  We were visiting the island of St. Maarten/St. Martin, which is part Dutch and part French.  The island seemed like a tropical paradise, and the people were very friendly and helpful.

So what was the problem?  The date — September 11, 2001.  We knew very little about what was happening in New York until later in the day.

I guess I’ve always felt a little guilty about enjoying such a beautiful setting on such a tragic day.  I wasn’t sure if I should post my pictures and make this video, but finally decided that since the pictures showed our experiences that day I would go ahead and post them.  The music used in the slideshow is “The World Turned Upside Down,” which somehow seems appropriate for that day.

If you would like to see these and other images taken during our visit to St. Maarten, along with a caption for each image, click HERE.

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11 Responses to “A Different 9/11 Video”

  1. Larry Says:

    Bev and Pat are headed there in Dec for there annual visit – they really like it.

  2. dayphoto Says:

    Very beautiful! It’s one of those days (like when Kennedy was shot) we always remember what we were doing.

    Well done!


  3. Jeevan Says:

    Great instrumentation and breathtaking slideshow! Though it’s not easy to sustain happiness when a tragedy struck your beloved country but for that I don’t think you need to feel guilty, because it’s an unexpected occurrence happened during your honeymoon trip.

  4. Betsy Adams Says:

    Beautiful Video. I love the appropriate music.. YES–that was a bittersweet day for us… We were in a gorgeous place on a horrible day in our country…. Maybe we can go back sometime and experience it again –hopefully on a better day!


  5. rhiebert Says:

    I am so glad you got to enjoy the day together in such lovely surroundings.No one will ever forget the events of 9/11 and where we were on that day, but a honeymoon a pretty important time as well.

  6. Ms. A Says:

    Lovely images and much better than the images we were getting here.

  7. Gardener on Sherlock Street Says:

    Make the most of everyday given. Thanks for sharing your trip.

  8. Linda, Shenandoah Valley Says:

    Sorry this happened during your special trip. My daughter was also traveling, in Africa. Which was great because normally she would have been working in New York and traveled through the World Trade Center subway station.

  9. diane Says:

    It is a beautiful video and sad that it coincided with a dreadful event. It must be a wonderful place to have a honeymoon.

  10. diane Says:

    Beautiful pics on your other site. I feel that I have been there now.

  11. MaryBeth Says:

    Very beautiful and I am glad you enjoyed yourselves. that is a huge liner.

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