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Pictures from my Nov/Dec 2018 trip #185832
03/01/2019 05:41 PM
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Re: Pictures from my Nov/Dec 2018 trip [Re: islandgem] #185834
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Great pictures. In one restaurant photo a man at your right back to camera has a T shirt "I'm on island time." Hubby said "Hey, that man stole my shirt!" I have to take it away from him or he'd wear it every day.

Re: Pictures from my Nov/Dec 2018 trip [Re: RonDon] #185836
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I also have a shirt like that with wine glasses on it. Great shirt!




Re: Pictures from my Nov/Dec 2018 trip [Re: islandgem] #185837
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Great pictures Elizabeth! Fun times!


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Re: Pictures from my Nov/Dec 2018 trip [Re: islandgem] #185840
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What wonderful pictures - saw lots of familiar faces - can't wait for our May trip!!!


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Re: Pictures from my Nov/Dec 2018 trip [Re: BerneandGary] #185843
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Saw many pictures on Simpson Bay. Were you staying there? If so, where at? We are staying at Mary's Boon this month, but been over 10 years since being on SXM

Re: Pictures from my Nov/Dec 2018 trip [Re: islandgem] #185844
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Great pictures! Thanks so much for posting, especially pictures from 'home', Beachside Villas!!! I envy you, three weeks there!


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Re: Pictures from my Nov/Dec 2018 trip [Re: islandgem] #185849
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Great pics, thanks for posting! The almond croissant and coffee pic takes me there instantly.



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Re: Pictures from my Nov/Dec 2018 trip [Re: medman426] #185870
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I was staying at Beachside Villas on Simpson Bay Beach just at the other end from Mary's Boon.




Re: Pictures from my Nov/Dec 2018 trip [Re: islandgem] #185876
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Beautiful pictures, thanks for sharing.


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Re: Pictures from my Nov/Dec 2018 trip [Re: pony600] #185904
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Great to see you had a great time

Re: Pictures from my Nov/Dec 2018 trip [Re: SXMbeacher] #185921
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I tried not to eat as many of those delicious croissants on this trip , but they are hard to resist. If you want the best ones when you visit this month go to Jules Bakery in Jordon Village near the medical center. Their products are all delicious!




Re: Pictures from my Nov/Dec 2018 trip [Re: islandgem] #185928
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Very nice, Elizabeth! Nice memories!


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Re: Pictures from my Nov/Dec 2018 trip [Re: islandgem] #185930
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Great pictures and nicely organized.


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Re: Pictures from my Nov/Dec 2018 trip [Re: islandgem] #185951
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Originally Posted by islandgem
I tried not to eat as many of those delicious croissants on this trip , but they are hard to resist. If you want the best ones when you visit this month go to Jules Bakery in Jordon Village near the medical center. Their products are all delicious!


Is Jordan Village near Maho?

Re: Pictures from my Nov/Dec 2018 trip [Re: RonDon] #185952
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It's in Cupecoy


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Re: Pictures from my Nov/Dec 2018 trip [Re: islandgem] #185963
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Thanks for the tip. I may have to try them in several locations, for research purposes of course.



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Re: Pictures from my Nov/Dec 2018 trip [Re: islandgem] #185980
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Love the shots. Though we stay in Maho, we did hit El Zafiro and I walked by BSV. Thank you for sharing.

Re: Pictures from my Nov/Dec 2018 trip [Re: RonDon] #185986
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Jordan Village is the name of the area by the medical university. It is also the location of the new Carrefour which is a great grocery store and all very close to Maho. There are a few restaurants right there too. That is the location of Bar Code. Be sure to go and enjoy the food there.




Re: Pictures from my Nov/Dec 2018 trip [Re: islandgem] #185987
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What a wonderful job with your pictures!!! clapping

I really enjoyed them, especially since this is the first April in sooooo many years that we will not
be in SXM!!! frown
Just not feeling well.....

I also recommend Jules Bakery---both the coffee and the great nutella pastry!!!

thanks

Re: Pictures from my Nov/Dec 2018 trip [Re: islandgem] #185988
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Awesome pics! Where did you see the birds?

Re: Pictures from my Nov/Dec 2018 trip [Re: islandgem] #185994
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Thank you - we always enjoy your photos, and the story they tell. Food, people, scenery, they're all there.


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Re: Pictures from my Nov/Dec 2018 trip [Re: islandgem] #186002
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Sorry to hear you are not feeling well Terry. Hope things work out for you in Nov and I get to see you there. Most of my friends arrive mid Nov so hope you will be there later this time as you departed just when I arrived last time. Wish I had some Jules pastry today.😊




Re: Pictures from my Nov/Dec 2018 trip [Re: Allison731] #186010
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Allison, those pics were from the Parotte Ville Bird Sanctuary, a must see while you are there.



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Re: Pictures from my Nov/Dec 2018 trip [Re: Allison731] #186013
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Allison, if you refer to my trip report posted a few days ago, you will find a description of Parotte Ville and the details of my visit there. It is located in Belvedere on the French side of the island.




Re: Pictures from my Nov/Dec 2018 trip [Re: islandgem] #186015
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Originally Posted by islandgem
Sorry to hear you are not feeling well Terry. Hope things work out for you in Nov and I get to see you there. Most of my friends arrive mid Nov so hope you will be there later this time as you departed just when I arrived last time. Wish I had some Jules pastry today.😊


I am so hoping things work out for November!

We should be there mid November. Breakfast at Jules sounds great......

Thank-you.......... thanks

Re: Pictures from my Nov/Dec 2018 trip [Re: islandgem] #186023
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Originally Posted by islandgem
Allison, if you refer to my trip report posted a few days ago, you will find a description of Parotte Ville and the details of my visit there. It is located in Belvedere on the French side of the island.


Thanks! Sorry, I missed that one. We were going to go to the zoo, but found out it was closed. This would be a great substitute.

Re: Pictures from my Nov/Dec 2018 trip [Re: RonDon] #186025
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Originally Posted by RonDon
Great pictures. In one restaurant photo a man at your right back to camera has a T shirt "I'm on island time." Hubby said "Hey, that man stole my shirt!" I have to take it away from him or he'd wear it every day.


THAT GUY IS ME!!!! smile Love MY shirt too!! That was a great night too - Facebook get-together with admission being a present for SXM orphan children. So many brought so much!!

And funny/sad thing about that shirt - I've got many T's from other islands that are great shirts. Like you said - ones that a guy wants to wear every day! Ones where people come up to you and share a laugh or laugh with ya. I can't ever find any original or fun ones like that in SXM. One of the unfilled voids in SXM shopping.





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Happy birthday, Elizabeth!!


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Enjoyed each and every shot....great trip with great friends! Here's to November, 2019 and Happy Birthday!


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Re: Pictures from my Nov/Dec 2018 trip [Re: islandgem] #186068
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Hi Island Gem (Elizabeth) - I really enjoyed reading your report and especially the photos. I’ve read your reports for years and always thought they were the best. So glad that you had a good time and was able to hold a celebration in honor of your husband’s life while you were in SXM.

Sincerely...Cathy

ps - we met briefly at the Dunes a couple of years ago - nice that it’s still there and you were able to do some gambling close to Beachside.

Pps - Happy Birthday!


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