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Return, Relax, and Recharge! #158661
04/10/2018 08:44 AM
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By this time tomorrow morning we should be in Miami awaiting our connecting flight to St Thomas. My goal is to blog while on island if power and connectivity will allow. As the first entry calls out in the title "It is time to return!" We have been crossing the ocean on our last few trips on new adventures, but now we are excited to come back to the VI.

So please join us by following the links as we Return, Relax, and Recharge on St John.

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Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us or we find it not - Ralph Waldo Emerson
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Re: Return, Relax, and Recharge! [Re: TomB] #158664
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Looking forward to it!

And, while most people don't even know it, the TTOL logo has our 'island in the sun' on the lower left hand corner. For us, it represents St. Maarten/St. Martin. For you, it's St. John. It's not the place, but the FEELING it gives us, that we are truly at peace.


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The adventure begun with a 2:20 a.m. alarm.
No DC traffic at that time of the morning.
Boarding in 20 minutes


Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us or we find it not - Ralph Waldo Emerson
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Safe travels!


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Miami with enough time between flights for a cafe con leche!
Off to a great start!


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We have arrived and everything is beautiful with hints of ugly remaining from the storm.

It was a very long day, hence today's entry is called the the longest day



Lots of pics!

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Goodness! I thought our trips started early but you have us beat.

That rental is gorgeous! Can you provide a link?

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Sitting on Hawknest playing lifeguard for wife as she keeps swimming back and forth to Gibney. Great day - lots of turtles!

Cleobeach PM requested info.

About time to head back to the cottage.
More blogging tonight.


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Lovely pictures! Enjoy the rest of your stay!


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The blog day has Turtle Pictures, something for Beerman, and our exploration of Coral Bay

Beauty and the Beast

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I am just starting to follow along! Maho.....I would give anything to lie in donkey doo today!! It’s 80 at our cabin with the faint smell of the cattle below our property, so at least I have that, which is nice. Great pics Tom, enjoying your updates. By the way, that Presidente looked refreshing!!

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Sorry for the late post. We got up and got out this morning and did not have time to post Friday's entry.

So here you go: Where is everybody?


oops forgot picture of the day! Another late entry

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I cannot believe Trunk Bay that desolate!! We would avoid it during afternoons because there was no where to place a towel. I have a hard time seeing all the photos of destruction that damn monster Irma did. The USVI, BVI, Barbuda and our St. Maarten,/ St. Martin. My heart is heavy for all the residents and pray for a fast recovery. Tourism is badly needed to help with that recovery but St. John seems to be very quiet. Are any hotels up and running? I don't think Caneel Bay will ever recover, the photos were too much to look at. That's where we stay when we visited St. John. Well Tom I AM thoroughly enjoying your photos. You do it so well!! Continue to have a great vacation and remember you are helping all just by being there, I know they appreciate it. Looking for more pics! Till then...........................

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Nice photos, it's good to see someone who enjoys the nature of the islands and doesn't want to change it.
Enjoy your vacation

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A great day at the beach.

Definitely a day of relaxation.

The blog entry is up - We Be Limin'

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I am enjoying the reports, keep them coming! Your dining descriptions were killing me as I was eating my sad stale bagel with bad coffee smile

We stayed in Chocolate Hole in January and it was striking how some homes were reduced to rubble or just a wall or two standing (even the concrete construction) while others appeared to have little or no damage. We stayed at Time Out. The houses above, below and next to it were destroyed. All appeared to have been cleared of debris (or maybe it just all blew away?)

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Well Sunday is day for you picture lovers. Very little text and a lot of pics.

Follow along with today's post Sunday... No Sun Day

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Cleobeach,

Trying to keep up!

THANK YOU for following along


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Monday was different than any other day on St John for us.
We joined in as part of clean up team.

Today's blog is With a litte help from friends

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Great reports Tom. Way to go on volunteering your sweat! You two are awesome!!

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The last full day on island always comes too fast.

Hence today the blog is called - Say it ain't so!

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Thanks for bringing us along so far! I especially enjoyed the pictures of Sunday. I see you are a Grisham fan also. And a salad with candied walnuts, goat cheese and pear is one of my favorite combinations!! Along with a nice wine, can't be beat!


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Really enjoyed your reports. Sounds like my kind of vacation.
Scott

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I had that same salad in February and loved it.

I miss the old Lime Inn menu. In talking to a long-time server, she said the menu change was necessary to adapt to changing times and that's understandable. The absence of seafood sausage and the whole grilled snapper was a big disappointment.

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Truly understand a restaurant must evolve, and the food and service was very good!
I, like you, miss the old menu at Lime Inn.
Still an excellent choice downtown.


Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us or we find it not - Ralph Waldo Emerson

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