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Your Favorite SXM Experience? #62666
07/22/2015 03:36 PM
07/22/2015 03:36 PM
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Pittsburgh, PA
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We established in the "firsts" post that an awful lot of have been going for a long time and have many, many visits under our belts. I suspect that a lot of favorite moments may be the "firsts" but how about you?

We went with best friends the first time. They had been the previous year and he said "it made me fall back in love with my wife". He meant that in a positive and not negative way but it always stuck with me. My fav though was walking up to Kon Tiki when it was brand new and walking through to see Orient beach, practically deserted, for the first time. The only thing I can compare it to was walking out of the trees onto Makena beach in Maui in the 80's.

Re: Your Favorite SXM Experience? [Re: gotaluvit] #62667
07/22/2015 03:52 PM
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Kansas City Missouri
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stepping out into the warm moist air when we arrive and exit the airport on a February night!!

Re: Your Favorite SXM Experience? [Re: kccouple] #62668
07/22/2015 04:10 PM
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Auburn, WA
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And have your glasses immediately fog up walking down the stair way.

Re: Your Favorite SXM Experience? [Re: SXMScubaman] #62669
07/22/2015 04:22 PM
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Greensboro, NC
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My 60th birthday joined by 8 other couples.

Re: Your Favorite SXM Experience? [Re: charlieh] #62670
07/22/2015 04:39 PM
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Arlington VA
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<img src="http://www.traveltalkonline.com/forums/images/graemlins/circle.gif" alt="" />Staying at Mont Vernon,and walking down the beach to join the party at Boo-boo Jam's back in the day... <img src="http://www.traveltalkonline.com/forums/images/graemlins/toast.gif" alt="" />

Re: Your Favorite SXM Experience? [Re: gotaluvit] #62671
07/22/2015 04:56 PM
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Massachusetts
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Sitting on the 5th floor deck at SBR watching the ships, planes and, well, enjoying just being there... <img src="http://www.traveltalkonline.com/forums/images/graemlins/toast.gif" alt="" />..

Re: Your Favorite SXM Experience? [Re: gotaluvit] #62672
07/22/2015 04:57 PM
07/22/2015 04:57 PM
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New Haven, CT.
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11 days without a cell phone, very limited television watching (if any), the kids getting away from technology and having great family times that will always be remembered.

Re: Your Favorite SXM Experience? [Re: gotaluvit] #62673
07/22/2015 05:02 PM
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MILford,CT.
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I loved walking off the plane in 90 degrees, down the steps of the plane and into the yellow wooden building that was the terminal and waited in 100 degrees at the only luggage merry-go-round......thats when we really got the feel of being in the islands.

Re: Your Favorite SXM Experience? [Re: gotaluvit] #62674
07/22/2015 05:20 PM
07/22/2015 05:20 PM
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Royersford, PA (30m NW of Phil...
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After many visits to the Club Orient beach, we finally decided to try staying there. We were treated to what we feel is the most relaxing place we've ever experienced. And our 1st gourmet French meal - it was at Hevea in Grand Case.


"It's a magic kind of medicine, that no doctor could prescribe." JB
Re: Your Favorite SXM Experience? [Re: Biturbo] #62675
07/22/2015 05:25 PM
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My son and daughter-in-law's wedding. It began with a Friday welcome reception at the Summit, ceremony on the beach at Mullet followed by a toast with Topper's Rhum. Reception at Loterie Farms couldn't have been more beautiful and to finish the weekend a fantastic buffet party at the Summit for the 40 friends and family in for the occasion. What a weekend!!!!!!

Re: Your Favorite SXM Experience? [Re: ColinsMema] #62676
07/22/2015 05:45 PM
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Oshawa
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Oshawa
Every minute

Re: Your Favorite SXM Experience? [Re: BGH] #62677
07/22/2015 07:17 PM
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Pittsburgh, PA
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I forgot about walking out of the aircraft door and into the old terminal...we're here!!!

Re: Your Favorite SXM Experience? [Re: gotaluvit] #62678
07/22/2015 08:00 PM
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VIRGINIA
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March was our first time on SXM and really our very first island getaway without our 20 year old daughter who is now away at college. Many favorites documented in photo's!

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Re: Your Favorite SXM Experience? [Re: BEERMAN] #62679
07/22/2015 08:03 PM
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Brookfield, CT.
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Experiences all best shared in photos.....TY one more time for sharing the experiences and rekindling happy memories. <img src="http://www.traveltalkonline.com/forums/images/graemlins/handshake.gif" alt="" /> <img src="http://www.traveltalkonline.com/forums/images/graemlins/handshake.gif" alt="" />


Respectfully,

pat



"Always keep your words soft and sweet, just in case you have to eat
them."
Re: Your Favorite SXM Experience? [Re: pat] #62680
07/22/2015 08:35 PM
07/22/2015 08:35 PM
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Northern Virgina
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Being picked up in a little motor boat at Sunset Beach Bar & wisked off to a fabulous beach party at Mary's Boon in the middle of the afternoon!!

Re: Your Favorite SXM Experience? [Re: DebNLena] #62681
07/22/2015 08:46 PM
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The water - it is so warm. The food - it is so good.

Re: Your Favorite SXM Experience? [Re: CJIMI] #62682
07/22/2015 09:03 PM
07/22/2015 09:03 PM
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maryland, usa
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Every moment I'm there!!!!!

Re: Your Favorite SXM Experience? [Re: Nudesailingchef] #62683
07/22/2015 09:28 PM
07/22/2015 09:28 PM
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Detroit
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Nudesailingchef said:
<img src="http://www.traveltalkonline.com/forums/images/graemlins/circle.gif" alt="" />Staying at Mont Vernon,and walking down the beach to join the party at Boo-boo Jam's back in the day... <img src="http://www.traveltalkonline.com/forums/images/graemlins/toast.gif" alt="" />


OMG that's exactly what I was going to write. We loved Boo Boo Jam. It was our first trip when knew nothing about sxm and happened to turn down the road to orient beach and Boo Boo Jam. God works in mysterious ways.

Re: Your Favorite SXM Experience? [Re: gotaluvit] #62684
07/23/2015 04:26 AM
07/23/2015 04:26 AM
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Iowa
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That first evening on the island when you have a drink in your hand and your toes in the sand, and know that your whole vacation lies in front of you!! <img src="http://www.traveltalkonline.com/forums/images/graemlins/Joy.gif" alt="" />

Re: Your Favorite SXM Experience? [Re: beechbumms] #62685
07/23/2015 04:51 AM
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ohio
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Finding Happy Bay Beach, after much searching, and enjoying some skinny dipping with my hot wife!

Re: Your Favorite SXM Experience? [Re: gotaluvit] #62686
07/23/2015 08:01 AM
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NY
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Being the only 2 people on Happy Bay.

Re: Your Favorite SXM Experience? [Re: gotaluvit] #62687
07/23/2015 08:35 AM
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Plaistow, New Hampshire
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Since 1986 we were at Cupecoy Beach every day and at Boo Boo Jams every Friday, Saterday and Sunday night until it closed because of it's fire.

Re: Your Favorite SXM Experience? [Re: gotaluvit] #62688
07/23/2015 08:42 AM
07/23/2015 08:42 AM
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Peaceful Eastern North Carolin...
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Now, after many years of visiting the island, my favorite thing is spending time with the friends we have made who either live on the island, or vacation there at the same time that we do. But my absolute favorite memory of the island is on our first trip, when we participated in the 12-Metre Challenge for the first time. I'll never forget my excitement when our team captain actually chose Stars and Stripes as our boat; I actually cried! And of course, we won!

[img]https://picasaweb.google.com/107494237847638658968/July232015#6174681659149478114[/img]

[img]https://picasaweb.google.com/107494237847638658968/July232015#6174681658781287042[/img]

Can anyone tell me what I did wrong about adding the photos?

Re: Your Favorite SXM Experience? [Re: GaKaye] #62689
07/23/2015 09:52 AM
07/23/2015 09:52 AM
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Raleigh, NC
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I think your link format is wrong. I pasted the link into a browser and I get "Sorry page not found" message.
On the Picasa site, do you have different choices as to how you link to your pictures?

Re: Your Favorite SXM Experience? [Re: RaleighToSXM] #62690
07/23/2015 10:02 AM
07/23/2015 10:02 AM
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NC, USA
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First morning, watching the sunrise over Orient from Club Fantastico.


There's a small fortune to be made in racing; just start with a large one.
Re: Your Favorite SXM Experience? [Re: RaleighToSXM] #62691
07/23/2015 11:59 AM
07/23/2015 11:59 AM
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Peaceful Eastern North Carolin...
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Hmm, I don't know. I just opened the picture and copied and pasted the url here. I'll see what I can figure out.

Edited to add: I don't see anything on Picasa about BB code or any way to link other than through Google+, but I'm fairly sure I've seen photos here that others have shared through Picasa. I have to say that posting photos here is very frustrating to me, which is why I don't ever have them in my trip reports. Obviously others don't have that same problem.

Edited again to add: I just copied and pasted the link and it went right to the photo. I wonder if it has something to do with the fact that I'm logged into my Picasa account. But regardless, I thought if we used the image tag that TTOL provides, that would show the photo in the post itself, and not rely on someone having to click on a link, or worse, having to copy and paste it into my browser.

Last edited by GaKaye; 07/23/2015 12:16 PM.
Re: Your Favorite SXM Experience? [Re: GaKaye] #62692
07/23/2015 02:07 PM
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Edited again to add: I just copied and pasted the link and it went right to the photo. I wonder if it has something to do with the fact that I'm logged into my Picasa account.


That is probaby why you are seeing it, I am also getting page not found. Regardless, the link (image) needs the full url to the actual photo with the .jpg extension. What I think you are linking is the webpage when you are looking at the photo.


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Re: Your Favorite SXM Experience? [Re: Eric_Hill] #62693
07/23/2015 04:22 PM
07/23/2015 04:22 PM
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Greensboro, NC
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https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-I1BtJ...42/P1040149.JPG

Above is what a Picasa web link should look like. What you do is to right click on the picture and Copy URL. Then paste that URL into TTOL via the Image Code.

Here is my picture for the link above:

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Re: Your Favorite SXM Experience? [Re: ColinsMema] #62694
07/23/2015 07:40 PM
07/23/2015 07:40 PM
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There are so many...

*First time at SSBB,, [seasoned vets know these initials, right?]
*First visit to Orient Beach and discovering the beach bars and various food they served[too many to list]
*First Time at Cheri's for the show
*First "lap" around the island in a rental car
...there are so many!

Re: Your Favorite SXM Experience? [Re: robdom] #62695
07/23/2015 08:18 PM
07/23/2015 08:18 PM
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Pittsburgh, PA
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I have to admit that the first time at Cheri's is special...and only the first time...

Re: Your Favorite SXM Experience? [Re: gotaluvit] #62696
07/23/2015 08:29 PM
07/23/2015 08:29 PM
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Central Florida!
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Yeah, for sure. After that.......... bleh...


Carol Hill
Re: Your Favorite SXM Experience? [Re: gotaluvit] #62697
07/23/2015 10:24 PM
07/23/2015 10:24 PM
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Near Chicago
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Good question. Probably happy hour at Club O's Perch Bar. We don't miss it!

Re: Your Favorite SXM Experience? [Re: LovesSXM] #62698
07/24/2015 10:00 AM
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Middle Tennessee
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Watching the sunset on our first night on the island, from the balcony on unit 16 of L'Esplanade Hotel in Grand Case.

Re: Your Favorite SXM Experience? [Re: TravelHat] #62699
07/24/2015 02:03 PM
07/24/2015 02:03 PM
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Peaceful Eastern North Carolin...
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Trying again. Thanks Charlie!

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Re: Your Favorite SXM Experience? [Re: GaKaye] #62700
07/24/2015 02:07 PM
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Central Florida!
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There you go! Nice picture!


Carol Hill
Re: Your Favorite SXM Experience? [Re: Carol_Hill] #62701
07/24/2015 02:20 PM
07/24/2015 02:20 PM
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Peaceful Eastern North Carolin...
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<img src="http://www.traveltalkonline.com/forums/images/graemlins/thanks.gif" alt="" />

Re: Your Favorite SXM Experience? [Re: GaKaye] #62702
07/24/2015 03:37 PM
07/24/2015 03:37 PM
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Brookfield, CT.
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It was truly worthy of all your efforts. TY for sharing......


Respectfully,

pat



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them."
Re: Your Favorite SXM Experience? [Re: gotaluvit] #62703
07/24/2015 04:25 PM
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PGH. PA
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Our first dinner at Ti Bouchon with MoMo, and probably every visit after.

Re: Your Favorite SXM Experience? [Re: DPD1968] #62704
07/24/2015 04:43 PM
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Traditional first night dinner at Mark's in Cul du Sac.

Re: Your Favorite SXM Experience? [Re: mikeandsandy] #62705
07/24/2015 04:54 PM
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now traditional first night dinner at Papagayo's

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