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Friday, April 21st #128031
04/21/2017 07:03 PM
04/21/2017 07:03 PM
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Brookfield, CT.
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Just another day in paradise but is there anyone out there who knows where Saba went this time? I could have sworn it was there yesterday......

Don't know what made us do it, but at about 11:30 we decided to go to Friars for lunch. As has been the case almost every time we've gone anywhere, the traffic was abysmal but we persevered and actually remembered how to find the road that brings you right into the Friars Bay Beach Cafe parking area. For those thinking about it, the road is just about the worse I've ever seen it. I could walk faster than we drove, and that's saying something.

Anyhow, lunch was delicious and too much food - baked Camembert for me and a huge burger with bacon and cheese and yummy frites for John. It was a tough decision because their menu has so much great stuff to choose from. With drinks I think our lunch tab came to $55.00 and it was well worth it. The rum punches were to die for, too.

Just for hahas we went over the causeway and left toward Marigot and then on to Friars Bay, and as I said, the traffic was abysmal but this was what we expected for a Friday midday during Carnival season. Coming home we took the route skirting the water through Marigot and the French lowlands road which was not too bad at all. Our initial objective was a ride and lunch at Paradise View. Another day and another day trip perhaps.

And our daughters start arriving tomorrow. We are very excited for them to join us if only for 5-6 days.


Respectfully,

pat



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Re: Friday, April 21st [Re: pat] #128032
04/21/2017 08:54 PM
04/21/2017 08:54 PM
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Central Florida!
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Thanks for the report! The pictures were nice too! <img src="http://www.traveltalkonline.com/forums/images/graemlins/Smile.gif" alt="" />


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Re: Friday, April 21st [Re: pat] #128033
04/22/2017 01:58 AM
04/22/2017 01:58 AM
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Jealous! About your visit to Friar's, but not about the traffic. <img src="http://www.traveltalkonline.com/forums/images/graemlins/Wink.gif" alt="" />


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Re: Friday, April 21st [Re: pat] #128034
04/22/2017 04:28 AM
04/22/2017 04:28 AM
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Ohio
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Thanks. Looked like a nice lunch. Enjoy the time with your daughters.


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Re: Friday, April 21st [Re: ruralcarrier] #128035
04/22/2017 04:56 AM
04/22/2017 04:56 AM
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Brookfield, CT.
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Thanks, and my girls start arriving today - Karen on the n/s Delta from JFK, Kim tomorrow from JFK on the n/s JB and Rene tomorrow on the DTA n/s from Atlanta. So nice to have them all together which doesn't happen very often.


Respectfully,

pat



"Always keep your words soft and sweet, just in case you have to eat
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Re: Friday, April 21st [Re: pat] #128036
04/22/2017 06:59 AM
04/22/2017 06:59 AM
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Long Island, NY
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Airport Cam shows a beautiful morning. Enjoy your time with the Family.


Rick and Grace
Re: Friday, April 21st [Re: pat] #128037
04/22/2017 07:04 AM
04/22/2017 07:04 AM
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Yup, the schools in Marigot let the kids out for lunch around noon and it creates a traffic mess. 11a is our departure cut off time for Happy Bay...or after 1230p. Much better then

Re: Friday, April 21st [Re: pat] #128038
04/22/2017 07:56 AM
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Central Florida!
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Enjoy your time with your girls!


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Friday, April 21st #128039
04/22/2017 04:45 PM
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We were on that route around 12:30 after our early Jet Blue arrival on our way to Grand Case Beach Club. Didn't think traffic was bad at all.


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Re: Friday, April 21st [Re: chicstersun] #128040
04/22/2017 08:03 PM
04/22/2017 08:03 PM
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Brookfield, CT.
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I hope you have a truly wonderful time at GCBC. We've eaten there many times over the years but we only overnighted there once and only for a few nights at the end of our Towers time. Absolutely loved it and once parked, never started our car again until we had to leave for the airport.

Will you be at the Sapphire this trip? I hope you read Teresa's trip report about her time there - it sounded wonderful and I hope your experiences are the same. <img src="http://www.traveltalkonline.com/forums/images/graemlins/handshake.gif" alt="" /> <img src="http://www.traveltalkonline.com/forums/images/graemlins/handshake.gif" alt="" />


Respectfully,

pat



"Always keep your words soft and sweet, just in case you have to eat
them."
Friday, April 21st #128041
04/23/2017 07:38 AM
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Head to Sapphire on Sat for two weeks. Sounds like progress has been made. We never have high expectations so will be pleased with any improvements. Always made the best of whatever the situation was.


CHICSTERSUN South Carolina
Re: Friday, April 21st [Re: chicstersun] #128042
04/23/2017 07:44 AM
04/23/2017 07:44 AM
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Brookfield, CT.
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I love the way you think!! Look for the positives. Those negatives aren't any fun at all - at least not in my book. And if you really need to complain, let it be about something truly worth complaining about! <img src="http://www.traveltalkonline.com/forums/images/graemlins/handshake.gif" alt="" /> <img src="http://www.traveltalkonline.com/forums/images/graemlins/handshake.gif" alt="" />


Respectfully,

pat



"Always keep your words soft and sweet, just in case you have to eat
them."
Re: Friday, April 21st [Re: pat] #128043
04/23/2017 09:25 AM
04/23/2017 09:25 AM
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I love reading your reports because I always learn something new. After 25 years plus, why have I never been to Friars??? The food looks amazing, rum punches even better. What's the beach like? We travel with a wide variety of people from young to old and was wondering if they'd like it. We love Anse Marcel, usually spend a day at LeString on Orient and would love to add Friar's to the mix.

Re: Friday, April 21st [Re: crsxm] #128044
04/23/2017 09:29 AM
04/23/2017 09:29 AM
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Auburn, WA
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I have always found friers beach to Rocky and sometimes with an offensive order coming from the stagnant pond to the back.

Re: Friday, April 21st [Re: SXMScubaman] #128045
04/23/2017 06:48 PM
04/23/2017 06:48 PM
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Long Island, NY
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Haven't been to Friars in quite a long time. Is there still Kali's? Is crazy Job still there?


Rick and Grace

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