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Hilma's Windsor Castle #143115
09/14/2017 04:48 PM
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laughingirish Offline OP
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Does anyone have a update on our favorite gourmet dining experience in Simpson Bay ? Hilma is always a pleasure to visit with while on island and only hope things are well with her.

Thank you for any updates.

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Re: Hilma's Windsor Castle [Re: laughingirish] #143116
09/14/2017 04:51 PM
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Unless someone on the island can report, it might be tough to get any information. Hilma does not do the internet and I do not have her phone number. Hopefully she is ok and her business will return.


J.D.
Re: Hilma's Windsor Castle [Re: laughingirish] #143117
09/19/2017 07:52 AM
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I just watched a video that showed the area where Hilma was located. I did not see her trailer in the video at all. I am hoping she perhaps moved it elsewhere. The area where Hilma was located is at about the 5:02 minute mark.

Below is a link to the facebook video.

Link

I hesitate to say it is "gone" but I do not see the trailer in the usual spot.

Re: Hilma's Windsor Castle [Re: ruralcarrier] #143118
09/19/2017 08:43 AM
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Impressive damage. Thanks for the link...although i did get a bit car sick watching it. <img src="http://www.traveltalkonline.com/forums/images/graemlins/Spook.gif" alt="" />

Re: Hilma's Windsor Castle [Re: ruralcarrier] #143119
09/19/2017 09:13 AM
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Wow! That was some ride. <img src="http://www.traveltalkonline.com/forums/images/graemlins/handshake.gif" alt="" /> <img src="http://www.traveltalkonline.com/forums/images/graemlins/handshake.gif" alt="" />


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Re: Hilma's Windsor Castle [Re: ruralcarrier] #143120
09/19/2017 09:57 AM
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Do we know the date that video was taken? I was actually surprised at the number of buildings where the roof was intact. Before any commercial flights can resume, definitely looks like, regardless of any other damage to the airport itself, they have to replace virtually the entire airport fence, for security reasons.


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Re: Hilma's Windsor Castle [Re: Carol_Hill] #143121
09/19/2017 10:03 AM
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I do not know an exact date it was made but it was posted on 9/17 from what I can tell.


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Re: Hilma's Windsor Castle [Re: ruralcarrier] #143122
09/19/2017 12:29 PM
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Unbelievable!! Were there any buildings on the whole island that did not have any kind of damage??? From all the pics and videos I have seen, I did not see one that did not sustain any damage! <img src="http://www.traveltalkonline.com/forums/images/graemlins/duh.gif" alt="" />

Re: Hilma's Windsor Castle [Re: LBI2SXM] #143123
09/19/2017 02:28 PM
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One villa owner from the Pelican Key area reported minimal damage and friends who rent in that area implied the unit they use was not heavily damaged.

"Im very lucky, we didn't have much damage...Spoken to lots of my future renters, all have said they are coming and want to support the Island xx " Posted by ukdude.


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Re: Hilma's Windsor Castle [Re: LBI2SXM] #143124
09/19/2017 05:59 PM
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From what I have notice from visiting there is that modified trailer was not movable.

Wish her the best.

Wendell

Re: Hilma's Windsor Castle [Re: SXMWendell] #143125
09/19/2017 10:25 PM
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Hilma is great. Always a story, a laugh and smile. Wish I had one of her johnnycakes right now!

Re: Hilma's Windsor Castle [Re: foreversxm] #143126
09/20/2017 07:25 PM
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I thought a lot of buildings looked good. CAT 5 is no fun but lots of debris and blown windows and downed chain link fences are easy fixes.
The problem is GeBe and infrastructure.
And Government.
Makes me hopeful. Lots of improvements made since Luis. And technology.
Peace
irina

Re: Hilma's Windsor Castle [Re: irina] #143127
09/20/2017 07:41 PM
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You must not have seen all the pictures and reports of total destruction to homes and some resorts. A lot more than "lots of debris and blown windows and downed chain link fences".

Re: Hilma's Windsor Castle [Re: ruralcarrier] #143128
09/22/2017 04:09 PM
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JD, as you know, our villa where we stay is also in Pelican Key area, Pelican Cove to be exact. We were told that all of the villas along the cove sustained very minimal damage and will be good to go in February and March. It's the rest of the island that is still up in the air!

Re: Hilma's Windsor Castle [Re: Cheryl_Ted] #143129
09/25/2017 04:20 PM
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Just received information from a reliable person that Hilma is safe and still smiling despite it all. Always a positive attitude.

Re: Hilma's Windsor Castle [Re: laughingirish] #313723
02/16/2024 07:31 PM
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Did anyone figure out if Hilma’s is still open?

Re: Hilma's Windsor Castle [Re: Wahnfried] #313724
02/16/2024 07:35 PM
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Hilma's has been closed for many years now.

Re: Hilma's Windsor Castle [Re: Wahnfried] #313727
02/16/2024 07:54 PM
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Originally Posted by Wahnfried
Did anyone figure out if Hilma’s is still open?

Nothing to figure out. Long gone.

Re: Hilma's Windsor Castle [Re: foreversxm] #313738
02/17/2024 01:09 PM
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Anthony Bourdain went there in a episode

Re: Hilma's Windsor Castle [Re: Kennys] #313740
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That's what I thought, but I hoped for the best. Thanks!

Re: Hilma's Windsor Castle [Re: Wahnfried] #313743
02/17/2024 02:25 PM
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Hilma was a joy to talk to but she did things her way and at her pace. In conversation with her, she was under the impression that the United Sates consisted of "Texas, New York and Cleveland." Prior to Irma I took her an old road atlas I had laying around so she could take a look and see what the US consisted of and where her many loyal customers came from.

I miss her, the johnny cake sandwich she made and a cold Heineken or Coors Light for breakfast.


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Re: Hilma's Windsor Castle [Re: ruralcarrier] #313789
02/18/2024 09:48 AM
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What great memories!
Are there other places you might recommend for Johnny Cakes?

Re: Hilma's Windsor Castle [Re: ruralcarrier] #313800
02/18/2024 11:00 AM
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"she was under the impression that the United Sates consisted of "Texas, New York and Cleveland." Prior to Irma I took her an old road atlas I had laying around so she could take a look and see"
That's funny.

Re: Hilma's Windsor Castle [Re: Wahnfried] #313831
02/18/2024 09:29 PM
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Any local place should have a decent johnny cake.


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Re: Hilma's Windsor Castle [Re: laughingirish] #313857
02/19/2024 09:27 AM
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Thanks to this thread, I watched the old Bourdain episode.
His comment about it being his happy place made Michael and I sad. Perhaps had he visited more often, he wouldn't have felt the need to kill himself.

The episode was a nice reminder to visit our happy places more often.

Re: Hilma's Windsor Castle [Re: Wahnfried] #313858
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Originally Posted by Wahnfried
What great memories!
Are there other places you might recommend for Johnny Cakes?


My vote for the best Johnny Cakes is Yvettes.

Re: Hilma's Windsor Castle [Re: laughingirish] #313868
02/19/2024 11:05 AM
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Never had the Johnny cakes at Wilma’s but I, too, can attest to how good they are at Yvette’s. And every meal served to our group was equally yummy. If you haven’t been there you need to do so. 🙂🙂


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Re: Hilma's Windsor Castle [Re: laughingirish] #313952
02/20/2024 01:41 PM
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I saw this threat pop up and I was hoping it was someone with an update on how she is doing. Last I heard, she was working somewhere on the dutch side. I hope she is OK.


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