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deputydog1157
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Re: First Trip to SXM [Re: sasasal]
      #1740223 - 08/04/17 02:56 PM (199.47.253.145)

Don't know where you're from but I was born and raised in Long Island, NY. I worked for the post office as a mailman and then transferred to New Hampshire. Left NH again for transfer to Tampa, Florida. Finally left the USPS after 13 years and retired last year from law enforcement after 21.5 years. While the summer can be quite hot, I have to say that it beats shoveling snow in the winter. I used to have to start my car 20 minutes before I wanted to leave to defrost the windshield, then worry about black ice. Working in the cold, once my feet got cold I was done. I can ride my motorcycle all year long, the winter is 3 days long and very rarely gets below 40 degrees. While I agree with you about stagnant air, ridiculous humidity and thunderstorms, to my wife and I it outweighs the negatives of the cold northeastern winters. As you said, just my opinion.

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Re: First Trip to SXM [Re: deputydog1157]
      #1740227 - 08/04/17 03:09 PM (47.192.5.2)

Ah come on, deputy--here we have at least FOUR days of winter! I agree with your assessment though--much rather be hot than cold! ..and, as I said, it's generally COOLER in SXM in the summer than here..

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sasasal
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Re: First Trip to SXM [Re: deputydog1157]
      #1740229 - 08/04/17 03:13 PM (24.102.161.71)

Well ok. your one of lots of people that can tolerate the heat... I and many others can not... I have friends that live in fl. and tell me that some people visit in the summer and can not tolerate the heat. Also, people here in Pa. have summer homes in fl. and leave due to extreme heat after may... I am not saying I love snow and Ice. but obviously, there is no perfect... and sorry, but fl. is not perfect for all. But happy for those that love it... I have 4 best friends that live in Fl. I am only happy that they love it. I personally do not want to close windows and live in air condition. Again, that me, and that you.. You should not take offence... Some people love chocolate, some love vanilla... Did I make my point?

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Re: First Trip to SXM [Re: sasasal]
      #1740234 - 08/04/17 04:07 PM (47.192.5.2)

I don't think deputy took offense at all. As you said, chocolate and vanilla. For sure, Florida is NOT perfect, but for us, I wouldn't live anywhere else now.

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sasasal
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Re: First Trip to SXM [Re: Carol_Hill]
      #1740236 - 08/04/17 04:20 PM (24.102.161.71)

Ok. and that's good for you. there are people that physically can not handle hot... that's the way it is... Glad you can. If they could, than everyone would be in fl.

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Re: First Trip to SXM [Re: sasasal]
      #1740250 - 08/04/17 08:51 PM (107.77.253.8)

As you said, that's why they make chocolate and vanilla.. No problem.

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Re: First Trip to SXM [Re: IslandBoi]
      #1740271 - 08/05/17 12:12 PM (70.195.7.55)

IZI is way down the list on good places. Tropicana in Marigot is OUR favorite. Hope they are open when you are there. Very small,elegant and fabulous food.

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deputydog1157
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Re: First Trip to SXM [Re: Carol_Hill]
      #1740272 - 08/05/17 12:17 PM (199.47.253.145)

No I took no offense at all, I was just pointing out my view. I like vanilla! When I first moved down here and experience my 1st summer I said wow this is nice. My second summer I said Holy Crap it's HOT! On the third summer I asked if I had died and gone to H-E double hockey sticks!!! I'll admit winter is about a month long but I really prefer to ride my Harley all year and not shovel snow. If I was able to afford it, I too would be a snowbird and spend June-September in a cooler climate. So I guess I have to ask: Did I make my point?

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Re: First Trip to SXM [Re: deputydog1157]
      #1740276 - 08/05/17 01:21 PM (24.102.161.71)

You sure did... And although we do not live all year long in a hot climate, we are able to get away the bad months of winter to our home In St.M... So long as we have our health. I have been in St.M. all time of the year, but can not be there between june and Oct... So we usally go between December and March.. I wish my body could tolerate very hot, but I get physically sick... So, no I do not like winter snow and ice, but we are luck to have both worlds.

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