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Re: Remember When? [Re: NeilRooney] #174936
11/11/2018 05:53 PM
11/11/2018 05:53 PM
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Long Island, New York
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Club Orient in 1983 had no hot water and I would fill up a camping solar bag and hang it in the sun for a hot shower. The studio had a hot plate and bar refrigerator.
There was no Wi-Fi, no phones except in the front office and no A/C. The chairs were tri-fold rachet chaises that you had to bring to the beach everyday.
There was no chair rentals or umbrellas.


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Re: Remember When? [Re: NeilRooney] #174938
11/11/2018 06:33 PM
11/11/2018 06:33 PM
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I have great memories of many of these and in particular Trivia night at Davids in Marigot. A group from Pelican would try to beat the :barflies" I still have 2 winning teeshirts signed by David himself.

Re: Remember When? [Re: NeilRooney] #174972
11/12/2018 06:10 AM
11/12/2018 06:10 AM
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Nevis, West Indies
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Nevis, West Indies
Here is my time line on SXM

Arrived at La Belle Creole September 01, 1988
Opened Sunset Beach Bar September 01, 1996
Lost Lighthouse Restaurant, after being open for 13 days, November 18, 1999. Screw you Lenny.
Sold Sunset Beach Bar and opened Peg Leg Pub August 30, 2001. Sold it a year later
Opened Buccaneer Beach Bar December 2002.
Reopened SMYC as Spinnaker Bar & Grill 2004
Built Rum Jumbie Bar in new airport terminal 2005
Departed September 2007


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Re: Remember When? [Re: NeilRooney] #174973
11/12/2018 06:18 AM
11/12/2018 06:18 AM
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And the date the islands first web cam became active?

Wendell

Re: Remember When? [Re: NeilRooney] #174979
11/12/2018 07:46 AM
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Orient Express in Maho
Lobster, Chicken and Ribs, Cocktails. Bottle of Water, and the waiter went across the street for a pack of cigarettes---all for $20.00
Le Gallion did not have seaweed
Bay Rouge had only Gus Beach Bar

Re: Remember When? [Re: NeilRooney] #174981
11/12/2018 08:21 AM
11/12/2018 08:21 AM
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Anyone have a photo(s) of Le Pavillon restaurant on Simpson Beach?

Re: Remember When? [Re: pburke40] #175003
11/12/2018 11:42 AM
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Royersford, PA (30m NW of Phil...
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Royersford, PA (30m NW of Phil...
La Belle Creole had several buffets. Including breakfast, they had "Treasures of the Caribbean Sea" (Thurs. night, I believe). AYCE langostas & other shellfish, etc.


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