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Rbailey
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Re: Enough Doom and Gloom - Remember the Good Old Days [Re: gpaulh]
      #1737636 - 07/05/17 08:02 PM (64.129.26.6)

Turtle steak at Cas'Annie - before turtles were listed as endangered. Lots of stuff at Bistro Nu.

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biglar
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Re: Enough Doom and Gloom - Remember the Good Old Days [Re: Rbailey]
      #1737652 - 07/05/17 10:32 PM (71.254.123.57)

Please don't stop! I love the memories. Carol and I feel like newcomers after reading most of these posts. We only came for the first time in 2000. Would have loved to have found SXM when I could walk, hear, and see better. Not going to happen, so please keep adding more to this story.

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jrr1148
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Re: Enough Doom and Gloom - Remember the Good Old Days [Re: biglar]
      #1737665 - 07/06/17 07:01 AM (207.200.116.65)

"If it's yellow, let is mellow; if it's brown flush it down". Siesta time when the shops in P'burg closed for two hours. Shops closed on Sunday except if a cruise ship was in port. Pinel before the cruise ships discovered it. Maho Beach before the cruise ships discovered it. The hustle and bustle of nightlife at Marina Royale in Marigot - the Piano Bar. Fewer cars and no motor scooters. The old Pelican Resort and Casino (Simpson Bay Resort) with construction of the "B" buildings beginning at 0700am right behind us. More airline choices (especially from NY) American, United, Delta, Eastern, PanAm, charters - fares around $300 round trip. Most of this from the 1980's.

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jrr1148
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Re: Enough Doom and Gloom - Remember the Good Old Days [Re: jrr1148]
      #1737666 - 07/06/17 07:09 AM (207.200.116.65)

The camaraderie of American visitors and Dutch and French visitors and residents huddling around shortwave radios listening to reports from the First Gulf War. The solar eclipse (97% totality over Sint Maarten - the sea turned a silvery color.

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RICKnGRACE_LI_NY
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Re: Enough Doom and Gloom - Remember the Good Old Days [Re: jrr1148]
      #1737667 - 07/06/17 07:10 AM (199.96.179.137)

Wild Boar Sausage at Le Perokeet (sp)
Frigate in Mullet Bay Resort
Laguna
And yes you are right, the airfares were reasonable.

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SXMBND
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Re: Enough Doom and Gloom - Remember the Good Old Days [Re: RICKnGRACE_LI_NY]
      #1737672 - 07/06/17 08:34 AM (75.143.19.148)

Nice tall drink in the shade at Scavenger's at the end of a hot day at the beach.

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irina
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Re: Enough Doom and Gloom - Remember the Good Old Days [Re: SXMBND]
      #1737724 - 07/06/17 01:44 PM (136.28.35.128)

SBB when it was a small round bar. Neil there.
Nothing on Billy Folly/Welfare corner. Maria's Deli. Walk to Kim Sha from Welfare Rd. across lot.
Le Petit Auberge in Marigot! The gourmet grocery shop in Marigot.
Nothing in Cupecoy but CCBC and Tradewinds. No Cliffs, no Rainbow.


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Carol_HillAdministrator
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Re: Enough Doom and Gloom - Remember the Good Old Days [Re: irina]
      #1737726 - 07/06/17 02:30 PM (47.192.6.191)

H*ll, even Buccaneer when Neil was there! Neil was a character! ...I assume he still is, wherever he is!!

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jrr1148
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Re: Enough Doom and Gloom - Remember the Good Old Days [Re: Carol_Hill]
      #1737779 - 07/06/17 05:57 PM (207.200.116.65)

Vince's Konga Kafe on road to French Cul de Sac (road to Pinel)initially under the trees and then across the road in his living room (bar on his porch).

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Bill_S
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Re: Enough Doom and Gloom - Remember the Good Old Days [Re: Carol_Hill]
      #1737780 - 07/06/17 06:04 PM (76.21.207.46)

Our first visit back in 1997? When we took our first cruise and the last port before returning to San Juan was Phillipsburg. We signed up for the America's Cup 12 Metre Regatta and had a blast crewing Stars and Stripes in a race against Canada 2...

We had lunch on the wharf near the Regatta's office and walked down to Front Street...and the jewelry stores... When Linda asked me whether she should get a small saphire ring or a small ruby ring, I just said "Why not get both, Sweetheart?"

At that point she looked at me like she had on our wedding day two decades before, and suggested we go check out what this "Club Orient beach" was all about (and which she had said "no way in hell" to the previous evening onboard the ship)!

By the time we were on the tender headed back to the ship that afternoon
we were planning the first of our now many week(s) long stays at Club Orient.

Never did take another cruise...

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