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pat
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Re: Enough Doom and Gloom - Remember the Good Old Days [Re: Carol_Hill]
      #1725782 - 03/08/17 01:43 PM (75.133.113.202)

Doesn't that have something to do with why, after all these many years he's been there, they're finally trying to drive Chez Pat off the beach? Now that's a real crime IMO. He's taken care of that beach for as many years as I can remember and deserves to be there. We first discovered that beach finally when Granddaughter Number One was an infant and she's all 'growed up' these days.

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Re: Enough Doom and Gloom - Remember the Good Old Days [Re: pat]
      #1725790 - 03/08/17 02:33 PM (47.192.9.53)

Yes, that is all part of the Reserve Naturelle.

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Re: Enough Doom and Gloom - Remember the Good Old Days [Re: RickandJulie]
      #1726213 - 03/11/17 09:58 AM (96.94.98.14)

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RickandJulie said:
The two things I will always remember. The first time I stepped off the plane onto the tarmac at the old airport and the first trip to Orient Beach Club beach. I was sure I had died and gone to heaven.


Funny you should mention exiting the plane and the tarmac. It's one of my favorites too, that first blast of tropical air. I'd add the Princess Julianna airport bar.... I loved to kill time there before a return flight.

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Re: Enough Doom and Gloom - Remember the Good Old Days [Re: jerber160]
      #1726225 - 03/11/17 12:10 PM (174.228.15.39)

Which bar? The one upstairs at the old airport, or the one outside? I loved both of them, for different reasons. Upstairs had wonderful food and a lovely view of the planes. The one outside was, outside!! When you are minutes away from getting on a plane to the cold North, being able to be outside in the sun and have a drink was fabulous!!!

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Re: Enough Doom and Gloom - Remember the Good Old Days [Re: Carol_Hill]
      #1726228 - 03/11/17 12:18 PM (75.133.113.202)

Agree with both of you. Dear John, however, says one if his fondest memories was the ice cream bar upstairs and outside in the sun at the old airport. There's nothing quite lapping up a melting icream cone in the hot sun knowing you will soon be locked in an airplane for the next four hours and NOT knowing where the nearest lavatory is.....

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Re: Enough Doom and Gloom - Remember the Good Old Days [Re: pat]
      #1726234 - 03/11/17 12:58 PM (75.133.113.202)

Aanother great find for us was LePavillion Restaurant in Simpson Bay back in the early 80's. Simpson Bay then was nothing like it is today and I think this was the only restaurant along the beach with the exception of Mary's Boon Guesthouse. There used to be some sort of construction plant, perhaps a cement plant? - and you turned in by it on the right just before the old bridge, and eventually as you snaked around back there you would come across the restaurant. The food was wonderful as was the service and it was definitely a favorite. We think it was destroyed in a hurricane but I'm not sure if that. So much of what we first knew on the island has been lost and so much new has taken its place.

The Food Center
Portofinos on Front St.
Pinocchio's also on Front St.
The original restaurant at Mary's Boon
The Frigate along with all the other Mullet Restaurants
Marks in Cul de Sac
Bobbys Marina in P'berg and the Seafood Galley Restaurant there
All of Dawn Beach Resort and Mullet Bay Resort
Midass Muffler at the foot of the hill heading to P'berg
Risdons take out stand and Risdons Ice Cream Shop by the pier in P'berg
The Parrott place
Some of the earlier radio personalities
The Philipsberg Rib Place - in P'berg and in Simpson Bay
Bertines up in the French Hills of LaSavanne
And the phone company in P'berg where you went to place a call home....
Lynettes in Simpson Bay

Along with so much more whose names and specifics I can't remember......

Those were the good old days on SXM that a few of us here were fortunate enough to have been a part of. And I can only imagine what my kids and Grands will recall as their "good old days" memories some day down the road......

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Re: Enough Doom and Gloom - Remember the Good Old Days [Re: pat]
      #1726237 - 03/11/17 01:21 PM (174.228.15.39)

I do remember the Mideass Muffler, but I am happy to see that it is gone, as that roundabout there at the bottom of the hill has been SUCH an improvement!! I remember the first year we stayed on island was in 95, and we routinely spent 45 minutes going up and down the hill to get to Simpson Bay. THAT I don't miss at all!!!

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Re: Enough Doom and Gloom - Remember the Good Old Days [Re: Carol_Hill]
      #1726243 - 03/11/17 02:26 PM (100.16.208.235)

Oh, the good old days.

I fondly remember when my waist was 32 inches, and I weighed 80 pounds less than I do now.

I fondly remember when I had washboard abs.

I fondly remember when I had a full head of hair.

I fondly remember when my weekly pill dispenser wasn't taking up an inordinate amount of space in my suitcase.

I fondly remember when I could smile at a pretty young lady walking down the beach and she would smile back and now they just look at you like you are an "old pervert"

I fondly remember when I could "spring up" from sitting on the sand and now I have to roll over onto my hands and knees and look for a piece of furniture to hold onto as I raise myself up.

Oh, the good old days!!



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Re: Enough Doom and Gloom - Remember the Good Old Days [Re: bdeeley]
      #1726245 - 03/11/17 02:38 PM (73.253.175.93)

Le Pavillion and Marks in Cul de Sac = Heaven!

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Re: Enough Doom and Gloom - Remember the Good Old Days [Re: bdeeley]
      #1726249 - 03/11/17 02:59 PM (173.46.77.142)

Now, THAT was funny!!

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