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3 hours ago Côte d'Azur Blog - Day 7 [by TomB]

Our trip comes to end, but not before we check off the last few things on our want to see and do list.

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A great day and a great way to end a week on the French Riviera.

Take a look as we bring to an end (finally) our adventure on the Côte d'Azur!

Link: Checking Everything off the List
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Yesterday at 11:26 PM Anse Marcel Tuesday [by pat]
It’s Tuesday morning as I start to write this - the sun is shining, the waves are still crashing and OMGoodness, for the first time in the almost full week we’ve been here we can see the dim outline of Saba in the distance. God’s in his heaven and all is right with MY world! I hope all who might be reading this can say the same thing.

We were soon off to Anse Marcel for the day. Daughter Kim picked us up and we were off for an eleven o’clock reservation and a 12:45 cabana lunch reservation. There was talk here a while back about how to go about snagging a cabana and I have no substantive answer to the how or why you can get one but there were four of us and no problems getting one but we did call and reserve. There. weren’t a huge number of people there but enough to make it a nice beach day and while I often have questioned the need for a reservation, many who came behind us asked and were told the front row was totally reserved. Draw your own conclusions.

It was a lovely day. The service, as always, was impeccable and the food?! OMG! It was wonderful! We were served a tapenade and we shared an appetizer around the table. We all had different entres and each one was delicious as were the two desserts we shared. The wine was also a nice touch. After lunch we headed back to our ‘parasols’ and chairs on the beach for a quick dip and then an afternoon nap.

The staff there is so watchful of its clientele. I had left my kindle, one of the older models, on my towel in clear view on my chaise when we went to lunch and one of the beach attendants actually moved it underneath the towel for safety and then came and told me what he had done. After lunch the sun was starting to be a bit much for my DH and without being asked they brought him an extra umbrella. I’ve long enjoyed my days there and today was no exception and while it’s definitely not the most inexpensive island beach day, it’s certainly one worth doing, or at least it is IMHO.

With the exception of our designated driver, we enjoyed one last round of drinks and headed for home about 4:30ish and the traffic was basically stop and go (when you were lucky and got to go that fast.....) once we hit the main road all the way to the Sandy Ground side of Marigot. We had hoped to make the sunset at Kim’s but sadly, we missed it again.

It was a lovely day and now we’re in and done for the night. We had originally planned a nice dinner out but were just too tired to do it. Well, some of us were tired and I don’t know about the younger set.

Thoughts along the way:
We saw lots more “St. Maarten snow” even on the beach today. Kim had never heard the term but we all laughed out loud when we heard the people next to us talking about it, too.
Saba is coming back and we could actually see her clearly, particularly when we got back to upecoy.
Encountered our first moskies of the trip but it was in an area of very heavy flora and vegetation and at a time when the wind had actually momentarily slowed down considerably.
The hills and the countryside are beautiful. All that rain in October has worked an incredible miracle across the island .
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Yesterday at 10:03 PM JetBlue new fare structure [by boucharda]
Kinda complicated but I guess adds some protection for potential cancellation/changes

JetBlue fare classes link
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Yesterday at 09:25 PM Travel time between FLL to MIA [by SeaStar]
Does anyone have experience landing in Ft. Lauderdale and departing from MIA?
How much time would we need from the time we land in FLL to get to the gate in MIA?
We would probably get a taxi and do carry on only.
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Yesterday at 09:23 PM Miracle Salve Sales People [by ruralcarrier]
Remember the old Andy Griffith show about the Miracle Salve?

Several stores in town with hawkers that rotate from one store to another are really getting pushy and very annoying pushing their miracle product for your skin. Politely saying no and moving on does little as they almost push the free sample into your hand. Some of the business located near or across the street from these people have said their customers feel harassed and it may have cost them business.

I am all for people making a living but have a little respect and when a person says "No thank you", accept it and let them go. Don't follow them and push your sample into their hadn and then insist they come in for a "free" treatment.
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Yesterday at 07:29 PM Connecticut Man Accused of Manslaughter skips court appointment [by bdeeley]
The Banker from Connecticut who has been accused of manslaughter failed to appear for his scheduled court appearance in Anguilla on Monday. A bench warrant was issued. A link to a news report is below.

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Yesterday at 06:05 PM Too funny [by bran]
Only just worked out something today. Couldn't understand why there were so many non-smiling people on this board when myself and just a few others are always smiling. On the top right side of this page is your name and next to it, it states you can change your emotion and I thought, unless I am truly ill or something why would I do this? So today clicked on a non smiling face(just from one of the replies to a post of mine) only to discover that you lot are not a bunch of unhappy campers but simply offline!!! (duh) duh
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Yesterday at 04:24 PM CBD products [by timnboston]
Are CBD products available anywhere on the island? I find the salve really helps with my arthritis, but have been advised against travelling with it as the laws covering it vary from sate to state and country to country.
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Yesterday at 02:05 PM Flights.... [by Bilge_Idiot]
Hey there... We're booked for a charter in July 2020 and I've been keeping my eye on flights from PHX to EIS. Unfortunately, AA seems to always be the best option for us (blah). Typically, for a July charter I book sometime in January, but in keeping my eye on flights, I've seen several I am interested in drop off and disappear (presumably due to being booked). Does anyone have any knowledge to share about if additional flights are added as the departure date grows near? Feeling a bit apprehensive about waiting to book, but also don't want to pull the trigger too early. Thoughts??
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Yesterday at 12:48 PM The Islands Traffic Light is on it's way back [by Uksimonusa]
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