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Bastille Day #199874
07/13/2019 07:26 AM
07/13/2019 07:26 AM
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pburke40 Offline OP
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Anyone know the timing of the festivities tomorrow for Bastille Day in Marigot? Should we avoid driving through there between 11 and 2? Parades etc? We are staying in Grand Case now and moving to the Dutch side tomorrow.

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Re: Bastille Day [Re: pburke40] #199876
07/13/2019 07:57 AM
07/13/2019 07:57 AM
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9 am Church service
10:15 Parade Rue de la Republique
10:30 Wreath laying
11:00 speeches and toast

Musical entertainment and sporting events throughout the afternoon and evening on the waterfront.

Go the long way via Orient/Philipsburg


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Re: Bastille Day [Re: BillandElaine] #199877
07/13/2019 08:20 AM
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Thank you, Elaine.

Re: Bastille Day [Re: pburke40] #199885
07/13/2019 10:05 AM
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See the fireworks later if you can! wink


"It is good to do nothing all day, and then to rest" wink
Re: Bastille Day [Re: BeachKitten] #199886
07/13/2019 10:17 AM
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We'll watch them from home!


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Re: Bastille Day [Re: BillandElaine] #199895
07/13/2019 11:17 AM
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Originally Posted by BillandElaine
We'll watch them from home!


Best way to do it! wink

At the Towers we would watch from our balcony. One year the slider locked us out...lol....thank goodness we were well inebriated and calm as we had been drinking Prosecco during the fireworks display.


"It is good to do nothing all day, and then to rest" wink
Re: Bastille Day [Re: BeachKitten] #199897
07/13/2019 11:50 AM
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Well, don't just leave us there, Leona! How did you get back in? thinks


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Re: Bastille Day [Re: BeachKitten] #199898
07/13/2019 12:02 PM
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That's funny, Leona, and we had the same experience one year.

We had just purchased an additional unit that year and it was our first time staying in it. We didn't realize the slider lock on that unit was as sensitive as it was and just the act of shutting the door would causeit to lock. Yikes!!

Thankfully, for us it happened in the middle of the day and there were lots of people around and we were able to get the attention of one of the maintenance men. At first he seemed to think we were just waving to him as an act of friendliness and then he realized our situation. No fireworks and no Proseco but in the end, a generous tip for the maintenance man once he came to our unit and let us in.

Ah, the wide variety of SXM memories - mostly good and a very few not so much, but so many with a touch of humor that we get to look back and laugh at ourselves and the situations.


Respectfully,

pat



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Re: Bastille Day [Re: pburke40] #199910
07/13/2019 08:15 PM
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We just left Orient Village and it was jam packed. No place to park. It is our understanding that there is a big party on the beach tonight and that there will be fireworks here at midnight.

Re: Bastille Day [Re: RogerAndBeth] #199934
07/14/2019 07:43 AM
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What fun, for those in the area!


Carol Hill
Re: Bastille Day [Re: Carol_Hill] #199989
07/14/2019 07:29 PM
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Originally Posted by Carol_Hill
Well, don't just leave us there, Leona! How did you get back in? thinks


Sounds as if Pat had pretty much the same experience! lol
A bit of yelling to another balcony also sitting outside, and having them call help for us....oh what a night. wink


"It is good to do nothing all day, and then to rest" wink
Re: Bastille Day [Re: BeachKitten] #200020
07/15/2019 08:04 AM
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How embarrassing! Glad it turned out well though.


Carol Hill

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