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Trip Report 10/22-11/5/16 Part 3 of 3
      #1737495 - 12/07/16 01:00 PM (

Having heard so many great things about the Secret Spot t-shirts at the Marigot market (Wed/Sat) from other TTOLers, we hit the market.
Very nice original designs, and great quality. We left with some long sleeve t's for hubby and some cute off the shoulder, fitted hem t's for me. Also got our Magic Spice refills. Breakfast and crepes at Sarafina's in Marigot.

Pretty tile work at the market.

After the market we headed towards Philipsburg. There was a store we wanted to get sauces at, and some flip flops at the Flip Flop Shop on the Boardwalk.

On the way back to our car we saw this sign, which I'm sure we've seen many times, but it cracked me up so I took a picture! As I'm taking it, a voice from behind me yelled (with its island lilt) that he would make me one....and thus began our hilarious encounter with a true character. Fisherman. Mr. Illidge! It began raining, but what could be more fun than drinking Painkillers while being entertained? It's a miracle I was able to walk when we left!


Needing to find food on the way home (something hearty to soak up Painkillers!) we stopped at Marks for dinner. Once again, a good TTOL tip. Haven't been to Marks since they were in Cul de Sac. Good local food, generous portions. Despite "it's in a larking lot" remarks, we sat inside. No problems with heat or anything, of course it had been rainy. The plants and greenery provide a nice screen.
One of us had curry chicken, the other curry goat. Then I spied leumpia on the menu...hmmm, could it be anything like the lumpia I loved when I lived in the Philippines? The waitress said if we ordered all 3 items it would be way too much for she suggested order one piece of leumpia to try. Sooooo glad she said that! The thing was HUGE! Lol...not at all like P.I. lumpia. It was doughy, kinda like a calzone. And the filling was ham, cheese, veggies...not the rolled pork spring roll little morsel I was used to. But hey, I didn't say it wasn't good!

The next morning we went to the Hideaway at La Vista for breakfast. I was really wanting the Spanish omelette like I'd had previously, but the former breakfast chef has passed away. It's a new menu and new chef, in fact they had only reopened for breakfast that week. They made an attempt, but it just wasn't the same...something was missing.

One morning at the end of our causeway walk, we noticed a lot of emergency equipment activity on the runway. We ran over to the fence,
and a fire truck was using the hose on a small was an exercise, and all of these little children ran out of a daycare center towards the fence...each was dressed as a fireman, Doctor, nurse, etc. So cute! Then the firemen talked about emergency services...must have been a little career day!

Things were winding down for us by this point. We Kakao'd another time (it's a verb for us now), had a special eggplant/mushroom risotto made for us. Said goodbye to friends.

Lots of meals or leftovers at home. Watched the World Series, every game.

Time to leave, and we met our special travel partners.

And Coconut is now terrorizing our home. Such a special Beach Kitten!

"It is good to do nothing all day, and then to rest" ;)

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