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We made it…….. #280099
04/13/2022 09:26 AM
04/13/2022 09:26 AM
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Brookfield, CT.
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Wednesday, April 13, 2022

We made it! All those weeks and months of planning and dreaming have finally reached fruition and we are here, happily ensconced oceanside at the beautiful Beachside Villas.
We flew JB out of Newark for the first time and while the ride was a little longer it was far more peaceful than the trip to JFK typically is. It really helped that our driver knew the roads well and avoided the GW and all the other potential traffic situations. Check-in at EWR for the JB flights was, IMHO, a three ring circus but we made it. Flights were without incident.
Lesley and Shirley Bruce (Kenny’s Car Rentals met us at the airport with our car. Leona and Kim - eat your hearts out - we have your shiny red #69 for the next two plus weeks.
Jeannie had already been at the Villa and stocked all her goodies for us, and yes, it’s not an inexpensive add-on to a trip but so worth paying for this service. And she is such a sweetheart.
Spent the next hour or so unpacking and organizing then headed to the Spaghetti House at Jordan Village for our first island dinner. DH had clams with arugula over pasta and I had the beef carpaccio - both were delish and the owner, Katerina (mebbe Katrina?) but was her ever warm and welcoming self.
Home to BSV where DH ultimately had his first dish of Aetna Rhum Raisin and then off to bed.
Slept like babies to the sounds of the waves and here we are.



Welcome to OUR island, Peeps. I hope you’re able to enjoy it through our eyes!


Respectfully,

pat



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Re: We made it…….. [Re: pat] #280100
04/13/2022 09:31 AM
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Look forward to all the reports. Have fun!

Re: We made it…….. [Re: pat] #280101
04/13/2022 09:31 AM
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Central Florida!
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Glad you made it relatively unscathed! Enjoy!!


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Re: We made it…….. [Re: pat] #280103
04/13/2022 09:37 AM
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Have a delightful time!! Glad it was a relatively easy travel day. Those are always a blessing. It all sounds heavenly as I sit under a gloomy sky with yet more rain in the forecast. Gonna need to stock up on gopher wood soon and start looking out for the animals.

Re: We made it…….. [Re: pat] #280104
04/13/2022 09:38 AM
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Glad you made it. I was starting to get concerned and had just messaged kim. Looking forward to your updates. Enjoy!


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Re: We made it…….. [Re: pat] #280115
04/13/2022 10:55 AM
04/13/2022 10:55 AM
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Looks like your off to a great start.

Re: We made it…….. [Re: pat] #280128
04/13/2022 12:10 PM
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CT
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Sounds like a great beginning to your trip!! Enjoy!!
(Spag. House- Caterina Bonadio)

Re: We made it…….. [Re: pat] #280129
04/13/2022 12:18 PM
04/13/2022 12:18 PM
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Have a blast. We too went to Spaghetti House our fist night. Looking forward to reading your reports

Re: We made it…….. [Re: pat] #280137
04/13/2022 01:32 PM
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Enjoy Pat. Do all the things I didn't get to do.

Re: We made it…….. [Re: pat] #280139
04/13/2022 01:42 PM
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Pat, so happy you are there in your favorite place.

I have a question, since we both like Spaghetti House so much, do you eat pasta??
I remember the night when there wasn't any beef carpaccio . LOL I felt so bad when you tried the Burrata.

Enjoy!!!! smile

Re: We made it…….. [Re: pat] #280161
04/13/2022 04:40 PM
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Congrats on the safe arrival!!!! Have a blast!

Re: We made it…….. [Re: pat] #280168
04/13/2022 05:31 PM
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Welcome back Folks and do enjoy your relaxing vacation.

Re: We made it…….. [Re: pat] #280192
04/14/2022 04:39 AM
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Oh goodie, you made it! Looking forward to the daily reports!


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Re: We made it…….. [Re: pat] #280193
04/14/2022 06:08 AM
04/14/2022 06:08 AM
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East Haven, CT
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Glad you made it safely Pat. Enjoy your time in paradise.

Re: We made it…….. [Re: pat] #280200
04/14/2022 09:05 AM
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Brookfield, CT.
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Thanks, Mike. Were you aware our favorite maid just had surgery and will be out for about a month?


Respectfully,

pat



"Always keep your words soft and sweet, just in case you have to eat
them."
Re: We made it…….. [Re: pat] #280241
04/14/2022 12:53 PM
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Pat--who's that--Smarthie?


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Re: We made it…….. [Re: pat] #280242
04/14/2022 01:01 PM
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Yes. She’s out for about another 3 - 3.5 weeks. No details…..


Respectfully,

pat



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them."
Re: We made it…….. [Re: pat] #280248
04/14/2022 01:50 PM
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We're not going until June. If she's not back by then, the other gals will still take wonderful care of us, I'm sure. I hope she is ok.


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Re: We made it…….. [Re: pat] #280270
04/14/2022 07:35 PM
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Enjoy your time on island, Pat and John.

I'm so looking forward to reading your posts!


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Re: We made it…….. [Re: pat] #280284
04/15/2022 05:46 AM
04/15/2022 05:46 AM
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East Haven, CT
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Originally Posted by pat
Thanks, Mike. Were you aware our favorite maid just had surgery and will be out for about a month?


Good morning Pat, thank you for letting me know. Terry had sent me a text yesterday telling me she saw your post. I've sent an email to Tracy asking about her but haven't heard from her yet. She took quite good care of us during our 2 week stay just a few short couple of weeks ago. I'm hoping she is recovering well.

Re: We made it…….. [Re: pat] #280286
04/15/2022 07:13 AM
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I did get to speak to her on the phone thanks to Emanuel. She sounds good and says she’s anxious to get back to work as she misses all of her ‘people!’… Her replacement is a pleasant young woman (who’s name sounds like Gilena but I have no clue how to spell it….) and of course, Beverly is doing double duty, too, but there’s just no one quite like Smarthie. is there?


Respectfully,

pat



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Re: We made it…….. [Re: pat] #280292
04/15/2022 08:10 AM
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Pat I sent you a private message.

Happy Easter!

Re: We made it…….. [Re: pat] #280946
04/24/2022 04:22 PM
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Sounds like a great start to a relaxing and wonderful vacation. Looking forward to your lovely reports.


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