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Things I forget, until I'm here... #264887
10/04/2021 04:42 PM
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There are some things that I have a tendency to forget, until I get to SXM. These are some of them, in no particular order...


**** I LOATHE Billy Folly Road!! OK, perhaps it has something to do with wishing for better shocks on the rental vehicle, but SERIOUSLY!! Billy Folly Road could make a lot of money being a body double for the surface of the moon.

***** There is a sign going down BFR that says "BUMP"... Which one????????? duh

***** Mark's Place serves a LOTTA, LOTTA food! Look at the size of this plate!

[Linked Image]

***** Mark's food has a LOTTA, LOTTA, LOTTA GARLIC!! We had leftovers from dinner last night that we put in the fridge, and it is stinking up our fridge, with the smell of garlic!! But, their garlic bread is da BOMB.


****** 9:30 AM on a Sunday morning is a good time to go to Marigot. Actually, 9:30 AM on a Sunday morning is a good time to go ANYWHERE, if you don't want to deal with traffic.


***** People on mopeds will go around you anywhere, to get ten feet ahead--even if they just come to a complete halt after 10 feet. (Sorry, no, no one who has ever been to SXM will forget that!!)

***** It can be October, but traffic will still be backed up stopped in Simpson Bay, for no apparent reason.


***** It doesn't matter what type of bread you buy. If you don't keep it in the fridge, in four days it WILL be moldy.


****** Market Garden's prices are a rip-off... Now, we KNEW that for years. But here's a case in point. We bought this mustard at Super U in Marigot, for $1.61, paying cash at $1.15 per 1 Euro. [Linked Image]

At Market Garden, the SAME mustard was $4.33. And NO, that is not guilders. I went back and looked, just to make sure.


***** Saba is a shy lady. If you see her, take her picture to remember what she looks like, as you may not see her again.

[Linked Image]


***** Don't bother to buy quiche at Zee Best, as they are the WORST! grin Seriously, quiche from Le Suciere is the BEST!

[Linked Image]

So, what are the things you forget, until you are on island??


Carol Hill
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Re: Things I forget, until I'm here... [Re: Carol_Hill] #264888
10/04/2021 04:47 PM
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Also, turn signals on cars are to be tested. No reason for them to be on for miles at a time but they have to be tested.... And when it is time to turn, no one turns them on.. ???????????


Carol Hill
Re: Things I forget, until I'm here... [Re: Carol_Hill] #264893
10/04/2021 05:59 PM
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Good looking plate of food from Mark's Place. BFR does leave a lot to be desired.


J.D.
Re: Things I forget, until I'm here... [Re: ruralcarrier] #264895
10/04/2021 06:43 PM
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Sign says "Bump" --- which one-- there are 100's going down that hill..... then you have the speed bump down by bucaneeer.... but that could not be what the sign was talking about, because you had the washboard before that!!


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Re: Things I forget, until I'm here... [Re: Carol_Hill] #264896
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For some dumb reason I often hit a French ATM and get bumbed that I’ll get a wad of Euros even though I know better.

Re: Things I forget, until I'm here... [Re: Carol_Hill] #264897
10/04/2021 06:53 PM
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Need to put into perspective:

Going to Grand Case from Marigot, turn at the normal location and going to turn right 1/2 way up to go over to the bridge area and old Calimos..... road blocked... construction ... hole that would eat your car... so continue up to the corner at Bistro Caribes.... now we continue

And we will not talk about the total cluster *&%% today.

Just saying the thought was I saw another car (two cars) ahead turn right.. so how much traffic could there be.. but concrete truck staring me in the face about a block down the road .... rental car vs concrete truck.... any way rental car can win???? Does that count the car that I thought I would follow..... rental car vs concrete truck.... other car is backing up in reverse.... rental car vs concrete truck...... back up in reverse, just barely... honked at... rental car vs concrete truck..... take the honks, back up and run away from the concrete truch with the rental car the other way..... do not know the result of the other rental car vs the concrete truck.. not my problem...

Last I saw in the rear view mirror was concrete truck.... Concrete truck wins!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Last edited by Eric_Hill; 10/04/2021 07:17 PM.

Eric Hill
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Re: Things I forget, until I'm here... [Re: Eric_Hill] #264898
10/04/2021 07:03 PM
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Originally Posted by Eric_Hill
Sign says "Bump" --- which one there are 100's going down that hill..... then you have the speed bump down by bucaneeer.... but thtat could not be what the sign was talking about, because you had the washboard before that!!

Just think without the bumps and pot holes BFR would be a speed way like no other. It's the shoulder parking along Peli Deli and Isola that drives me crazy.

Re: Things I forget, until I'm here... [Re: ruralcarrier] #264899
10/04/2021 07:04 PM
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JD--That picture doesn't really convey how much food that was!! They brought it and I went "Oh my g*d!!"


Carol Hill
Re: Things I forget, until I'm here... [Re: PelicanPirate] #264900
10/04/2021 07:05 PM
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Pelican--Yeah, makes sense. grin


Carol Hill
Re: Things I forget, until I'm here... [Re: SXMScubaman] #264902
10/04/2021 07:21 PM
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The double parking there is a real pain.... always wonder how I DO NOT take out my side mirrow. And they can park at the lot I think if they are eating there, or have comp parking if in the casino??? do not understand it at all???


Eric Hill
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Re: Things I forget, until I'm here... [Re: Eric_Hill] #264903
10/04/2021 07:31 PM
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Yes. Boggles my mind.

Re: Things I forget, until I'm here... [Re: Carol_Hill] #264904
10/04/2021 07:38 PM
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The only thing i usually forget until I'm on the Island is how much I really love being on the Island. Hope today, tomorrow and the days to come are all good ones! And wow that plate of food from Marks Place is something else!

Re: Things I forget, until I'm here... [Re: Carol_Hill] #264906
10/04/2021 08:26 PM
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We love Mark’s. That plate looks delicious. What was it on the menu?


We always need island time!
Ben & Katie
Re: Things I forget, until I'm here... [Re: Carol_Hill] #264907
10/04/2021 08:27 PM
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I always forget how happy I feel the whole time I am there!


We always need island time!
Ben & Katie
Re: Things I forget, until I'm here... [Re: Carol_Hill] #264910
10/04/2021 08:54 PM
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Always forget the first rule of travel, bring twice as much money and half as many clothes.

Re: Things I forget, until I'm here... [Re: Canuck54] #264912
10/04/2021 09:20 PM
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Originally Posted by Canuck54
Always forget the first rule of travel, bring twice as much money and half as many clothes.

👍

Re: Things I forget, until I'm here... [Re: Carol_Hill] #264915
10/05/2021 03:48 AM
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OK, here are a couple of mine.

It's fine to stop your car in the middle of a busy road to chat with someone or to pop into a store for a few things, if this is convenient for you.

Make sure your high beams are on at all times when driving at night. This applies to all drivers.

Cheers


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Re: Things I forget, until I'm here... [Re: Carol_Hill] #264918
10/05/2021 04:40 AM
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I love that word LOATH!!! Picture this, it's early in the morning, leaving BSV, on the way through the golf course on my way to pick up pastries and the paper at Jordan village. Taking in the beautiful sunrise over Mullett beach and all of a sudden, you have "Mario freak'n Andretti" and a bunch of "Evil Knevil's" right up on your bumper trying to do 100MPH!! Through that god forsaken chewed up pothole riddled winding lil road!! AND if the bumps weren't bad enough?? There speed bumps too!! Yes, Carol I LOATH that! It's all good back at the villa!!! Yes, starve all day before going to Mark's place!! IMHO, one the BEST restaurants on the island!! Last one, LOATH the bar tenders at SSBB!!! LOL!!!

Attached Files David Breakfast BSV simply 11-2019.jpg

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Re: Things I forget, until I'm here... [Re: Need island time] #264923
10/05/2021 06:14 AM
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Need Island Time--it was grilled pork chops.


Carol Hill
Re: Things I forget, until I'm here... [Re: Carol_Hill] #265039
10/06/2021 07:22 AM
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Thanks! Sounds good!


We always need island time!
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