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Day 8 (4/28) Last full day #281263
04/29/2022 07:23 AM
04/29/2022 07:23 AM
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New Hampshire
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"Up with the sun. Gone with the wind".
Woke with another song lyric in my head as I saw the sky change colors this morning through the windows. We never closed the drapes the whole time we were here, we enjoy waking to the sun in the morning while here. Sitting on the patio this morning wrapping this whole trip up. Putting the villa together and enjoying the few moments before the last chapter. But enough about leaving.

We woke yesterday to the usual. Coffee and patio time. We got up and got going a little faster with knowing that we didn't want to waste our last day with all the hoops we have to jump through to get home. So we all did our online covid tests, one at a time so we didn't take up all the bandwith on the wifi. Got those done with no problems. We used the Navica brand and used the app. Seamless and results in 15 mins to the app and an email. We got J&T all taken care of with the Verifly app. We on the other hand had to wait to check in on Jet Blue so we decided to not waste anymore time away from the beach. The cannonball, the missus & I made our way to the beach. J&T stuck by the pool for the day.

Decided on Sun Beach for our final day. I had been eyeballing the cushions on the chairs. They did not disappoint. Got settled, got my last 'ti punch for the trip, a coke for the cannonball, and an aperol spritz for the missus. We rested for a bit on the chairs, perused the menu, threw in an order and had the incredibly pleasurable surprise to meet Mbrott from the board!! Big thanks for coming over and introducing yourself and your wife. Super cool that we got to meet in person and chat. Enjoy the rest of your stay!!!
The meal came out and we opted for spring rolls, tempura style shrimp (massive shrimp), a cheeseburger for the Cannonball and a trio of tuna. All was shared and consumed quickly. After lunch the cannonball and I took a walk and a swim. Seaweed was awful yesterday. Went back and rested on the chairs for a bit.

Decided it was time to go check in, so we strolled back through the village. The missus stopped at Beachlife and got a bag and the boy got a SXM hat. Went to Yellow Sub for a drink and an app. Onion rings and calamari rings. Got back to the villa, did our check in on Jet Blue and cleaned up the house. Decided that we needed to grab some last minute pizza from BO. And I needed some of the hot oil packets to bring home. So good. Grabbed a cheese and a mushroom pizza. Hung by the pool for a bit and called it early as we knew Friday would be a long day.

Thanks to all for taking this journey with us. There will be one final post covering the travel day and an overall summary I think.

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Re: Day 8 (4/28) Last full day [Re: Beansbbq] #281266
04/29/2022 07:40 AM
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Ontario Canada
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Thanks for all of your reports enjoyed them all.
Safe travels

Re: Day 8 (4/28) Last full day [Re: Beansbbq] #281267
04/29/2022 07:44 AM
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We will miss your reports!! sad

Have a good trip home and hope you are returning soon.....

Re: Day 8 (4/28) Last full day [Re: Beansbbq] #281269
04/29/2022 07:53 AM
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Have thoroughly enjoyed your trip. Will miss your daily reports with all the wonderful pictures. Have a safe trip home.


Lived most of my life in Massachusetts
Re: Day 8 (4/28) Last full day [Re: Beansbbq] #281271
04/29/2022 08:02 AM
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I’ll be redundant and thank you for the great reports as well! We thoroughly enjoyed your writing style and appreciate you taking the time to share your trip with all of us.

Safe travels!

Re: Day 8 (4/28) Last full day [Re: Beansbbq] #281276
04/29/2022 09:04 AM
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Thanks once again for your report. The food looks great and that seaweed looks awful! I wanted to ask you if it was bad at the ferry to Pinel, but you didn't mention it, so I was hoping it was no issue.

Safe travels home! We shall certainly miss your daily reports!


Carol Hill
Re: Day 8 (4/28) Last full day [Re: Beansbbq] #281280
04/29/2022 09:22 AM
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Thank you for the daily posts and the beautiful pictures!
I enjoyed them all.

We started our stays in St. Martin, but now stay in St. Maarten. But, based on your posts, that might change next year!


Jo-

A smile is a curve that sets everything straight.
Re: Day 8 (4/28) Last full day [Re: Beansbbq] #281281
04/29/2022 09:23 AM
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New Hampshire
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Carol it was pretty bad at the Pinel ferry. But as a kid who grew up on the ocean I am used to it. I kinda just roll with the smell.

Re: Day 8 (4/28) Last full day [Re: Beansbbq] #281282
04/29/2022 09:24 AM
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OK, it is often bad there this time of year. Glad you were able to get through it.


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Re: Day 8 (4/28) Last full day [Re: Beansbbq] #281284
04/29/2022 09:44 AM
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"Up with the sun. Gone with the wind"

Anyone know the song and singer?

Thanks Beans. It is stuck in my head now!!


Go Irish!!

Bill
Re: Day 8 (4/28) Last full day [Re: ndfaninnc] #281285
04/29/2022 09:52 AM
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Bob Seger--Travelin' Man


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Re: Day 8 (4/28) Last full day [Re: Beansbbq] #281293
04/29/2022 10:50 AM
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Nice final beach day. Safe travels.

Re: Day 8 (4/28) Last full day [Re: Carol_Hill] #281294
04/29/2022 10:57 AM
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Very good Carol. I'm a huge Seger fan.


Go Irish!!

Bill
Re: Day 8 (4/28) Last full day [Re: Beansbbq] #281303
04/29/2022 12:04 PM
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Thanks for the reports. I never get tired of reading about our fav parts of the island - Orient Beach & Village.


I'm going where the weather suits my clothes.
Re: Day 8 (4/28) Last full day [Re: Beansbbq] #281308
04/29/2022 12:28 PM
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Loved reading your reports! Really want to spend a week near Orient Village now. We had one booked that got cancelled because of Irma damage, so hope we can make it happen in the future.

Re: Day 8 (4/28) Last full day [Re: Beansbbq] #281358
04/29/2022 07:20 PM
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Thanks for bringing us along Beans. Some of the best trip reports I've ever read. Hope you had a uneventful travel day.

Last edited by SXMbeacher; 04/29/2022 07:21 PM.


Re: Day 8 (4/28) Last full day [Re: Beansbbq] #281359
04/29/2022 07:41 PM
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Thanks everyone for the kind words!!!!

Re: Day 8 (4/28) Last full day [Re: Beansbbq] #281362
04/29/2022 07:58 PM
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Enjoyed every chapter. Hope the homeward journey is (was?) easy and painless. And until next time, TY for sharing your side of the island. 🙂🙂


Respectfully,

pat



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Re: Day 8 (4/28) Last full day [Re: pat] #281363
04/29/2022 08:00 PM
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The same for you, Pat! Hope your return home was easy..


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Re: Day 8 (4/28) Last full day [Re: Beansbbq] #281368
04/29/2022 08:42 PM
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All good things must come to an end but ah, the memories we make. Delightful time we all had journeying with you. Thank you for the invitation. Bon voyage friend wherever you, the missus, and the Cannonball may roam.


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Re: Day 8 (4/28) Last full day [Re: Beansbbq] #281371
04/29/2022 10:02 PM
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Enjoyed reading about your adventures! Thanks for taking the time to write such an enjoyable recap and including the photos! Is that the Ti punch in those small glasses? I've had Ti Punch at Divi a time or two but it looked a bit different. Safe trip home...

Re: Day 8 (4/28) Last full day [Re: Beansbbq] #281393
04/30/2022 08:21 AM
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crsxm - Thanks! That is not the 'ti punch in those shot glasses. Those were the complimentary shots of homemade passion fruit rum when we were leaving sun beach. So tasty. And I would say that the 'ti punch at Sun Beach may have been one of my favorites of the trip. They had a cinnamon syrup in it. When I ordered it, the server looked at me and said "You know that it's basically all rhum, right?" I had a very large internal chuckle, as I did truly appreciate that she was making sure that people weren't ordering the wrong thing. My response was "OH I'm fully aware that it's all rhum and it's also my last full day". It was delicious, they do a good twist on it.

Re: Day 8 (4/28) Last full day [Re: Beansbbq] #281441
04/30/2022 02:14 PM
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Thanks for the wonderful trip reports! I will really miss them!


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