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Shopping Thursday #209128
11/15/2019 05:23 AM
11/15/2019 05:23 AM
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We have been here 1 week and a day now and are sadly running out of time. I am on the balcony here at Horny Toad, watching the sun come up, a cruise ship coming to port and can see Saba and Statia as it gets light.

My wife wanted to look for shells and sea glass and has found the beach in town to her liking. We made an early trip in, got free parking along the road and she proceeded to walk the beach as the vendors were wetting up for the one ship in port. The stores were not open yet so when she was done we stopped at Big Wood again for a beverage. It was then off to Caribbean Gems to see Max and contribute to the local jewelry trade while I did my best to put a dent in the local Heineken and Mimosa supply. She found a ring jacket (whatever that is) and is now the proud owner. Sizing and any adjustment was done on the spot by their resident repair person.

I have been thinking about a pair of Ray Ban sunglasses as I had a pair years ago I got from a local optician friend but the rubberized coating on the frame had disintegrated over time. Max at Caribbean Gems had suggested a store across the street from them for me to try. I had looked at a couple of pairs on previous visits to town and decided to do some looking online to see what kind of deal I was actually getting. Like is often suggested here with jewelry or any other purchase one considers on the island, do your homework. I did just that.

The sign above the door is something like "Duty Free Plaza" but the receipt prints out as "Cindys Duty Free Plaza" at 31 Frontstreet. The initial price I was quoted was about 15% off US prices at the Ray Ban site and no tax here. After a little more consideration I found a pair I liked and ended up with about a 20% discount from US retail. One has to know the prices as the original price tag on the glasses was about $47 over US retail so always consider the bottom line. Francette was the sales person I dealt with.

We decided to hit Mark's Place for a quick lunch and split a burger with fries, extra fries and each plate came with a small salad and some mac and cheese. One of the best burgers on the island.

Back to Horny Toad for a little relaxation and my wife to continue her book reading. She has read at least 3 books since we have been here and got another one from Debbie yesterday. It is cheaper than jewelry shopping!

Off to Sublime again to meet friends for dinner. Six of us shared a big table and all enjoyed their entrées which ranged from ribs, fish & chips, mahi-mahi, rack of lamb, and shrimp or chicken and noodles. I had a friend banana dessert as did two of the others. Another very good and reasonable meal. They had a little more business than our group and I hope they are able to make it as it really is good food.

I wanted to listen to some of the football game as was as able to do so vie the Browns radio network. I went to bed at half time and did not know the outcome. Once again, the Browns find a way to embarrass themselves even with winning the game.

Today is going to likely be a Mullet Bay day and then the last days spent here at Horny Toad.


J.D.
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Re: Shopping Thursday [Re: ruralcarrier] #209131
11/15/2019 06:02 AM
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Sounds like you are having a nice enjoyable trip.

Wendell

Re: Shopping Thursday [Re: ruralcarrier] #209133
11/15/2019 06:32 AM
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Nice reports JD, thx. The more I read the more i can't wait for my trip next year! I had to google ring jacket, nice. Since you're so proficient with photos now, can you share one of your wife's new purchase?😁

Re: Shopping Thursday [Re: Shelby2] #209134
11/15/2019 06:42 AM
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Let's see if this works.

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J.D.
Re: Shopping Thursday [Re: ruralcarrier] #209135
11/15/2019 06:46 AM
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Very pretty!!!!!

Re: Shopping Thursday [Re: ruralcarrier] #209138
11/15/2019 08:37 AM
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We are enjoying your reports. Have never been to many of the restaurants since we tend to dine within walking distance of SBR. Thank you for taking the time. Beautiful jewelry purchase.

Re: Shopping Thursday [Re: ruralcarrier] #209139
11/15/2019 08:39 AM
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Lucky lady!


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Re: Shopping Thursday [Re: ruralcarrier] #209142
11/15/2019 09:03 AM
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Sounds like a nice day! I've had a ring surround for several years and love mine! Guess you have this picture taking thing pretty well figured out. Good for you. I do wonder whether that Sublime will make it, as there is so much competition on SXM these days. Have you checked out that other little place by the bridge? Gauvaberry Club, or something like that?

Browns won, but only because the Steelers couldn't get out of their own way. I actually watched the whole game. Guess I'm a glutton for punishment!


Carol Hill
Re: Shopping Thursday [Re: Carol_Hill] #209143
11/15/2019 09:05 AM
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However it's spelled, it's closed.


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Re: Shopping Thursday [Re: BillandElaine] #209144
11/15/2019 09:05 AM
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Elaine--ok, thanks. Closed for good?


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Re: Shopping Thursday [Re: ruralcarrier] #209147
11/15/2019 09:28 AM
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Sounds like a perfect day---and Mullet today!!!
Hope it's calm for you....

Re: Shopping Thursday [Re: BillandElaine] #209153
11/15/2019 09:51 AM
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Wow, they didn't last long did they?


"It is good to do nothing all day, and then to rest" wink
Re: Shopping Thursday [Re: ruralcarrier] #209158
11/15/2019 10:11 AM
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Yes. Last 8 seconds of that game was a terrible night of football.

Re: Shopping Thursday [Re: SXMScubaman] #209159
11/15/2019 10:13 AM
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The whole game was pretty pitiful, but the end was disgusting.


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Re: Shopping Thursday [Re: SXMScubaman] #209160
11/15/2019 10:14 AM
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Originally Posted by SXMScubaman
Yes. Last 8 seconds of that game was a terrible night of football.


Agreed. Suspension isn't enough.


"It is good to do nothing all day, and then to rest" wink
Re: Shopping Thursday [Re: BeachKitten] #209162
11/15/2019 10:16 AM
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Embarrassing for both teams.

Re: Shopping Thursday [Re: ruralcarrier] #209196
11/15/2019 02:18 PM
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Aren't they members of the NFL that likes to kneel at the anthem to protest "Police" brutality? Sure seems to this ex-cop that those thugs are a lot more brutal than the police are.



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Re: Shopping Thursday [Re: deputydog1157] #209204
11/15/2019 03:10 PM
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I believe that situation is over, and the person involved in that fight has been suspended for the season. Sorry for hi-jacking your thread, JD!

If anyone has any further comments on the Browns game last night, there is a thread in SXM People Talk.

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Re: Shopping Thursday [Re: Carol_Hill] #209210
11/15/2019 04:22 PM
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When driving on the back road, there is still a sign for Guyaberry or whatever it was but there is no beach there from what I can tell. I have heard no mention of it this trip.

I do hope Sublime makes it as it has been a favorite to this point.


J.D.
Re: Shopping Thursday [Re: The_Lurker] #209212
11/15/2019 04:24 PM
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Mullet was near perfect today. Not crowded, about a 1' drop off entering the water and other than the very rare wave that would wash sandals into the water, it was GREAT! Easy entry and exit from the beach into the water.


J.D.
Re: Shopping Thursday [Re: ruralcarrier] #209215
11/15/2019 04:35 PM
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Glad to hear Mullet was good.


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Re: Shopping Thursday [Re: Carol_Hill] #209218
11/15/2019 05:32 PM
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And keep to the topic without trying to espouse your political views, as the previous poster did.


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Re: Shopping Thursday [Re: Carol_Hill] #209245
11/16/2019 05:52 AM
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Have you checked out that other little place by the bridge? Gauvaberry Club, or something like that?


I just checked their FB page and no posts since Sept. They did indicate on Sept. 12 they were closing for the season but would reopen mid-October but since there have not been any postings, they may not have reopened.

Guayabera


J.D.
Re: Shopping Thursday [Re: ruralcarrier] #209248
11/16/2019 06:20 AM
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Originally Posted by ruralcarrier
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Have you checked out that other little place by the bridge? Gauvaberry Club, or something like that?


I just checked their FB page and no posts since Sept. They did indicate on Sept. 12 they were closing for the season but would reopen mid-October but since there have not been any postings, they may not have reopened.

Guayabera


They are closed.


Elaine
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