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Nov. 7, 2021 #268267
11/07/2021 11:21 PM
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So I woke up for the sunrise and after I saw it, I basically crawled back in the rack and read for a while. As the saying goes, “seen one - seen ‘em all” but the effort is so worth it.

Finally arose and pushed the button on the coffee maker and sat myself down to say good morning everyone, when out of the corner of my eye I saw something dark in color slithering across the white tile floor. Looks like we had an uninvited guest for breakfast. Scared the daylights out of me, and I don’t care how harmless they are, I don’t wish to share my space with creatures. I swear it was a foot long but the other occupant of this suite says six inches at best. DH got up - I guess the crazy lady yelling from the couch woke him - and he was finally able to shepherd the creepy-crawly thing out the front door. Thank God!

The beautiful Onassis yacht, Christina, is still anchored out in the bay here and it’s been joined as a bookend on the other side of the bay by the Jobs yacht, Venus, which looks like it’s awaiting a bridge opening to get back into the lagoon. Saba is far more visible than it was when we were here in April and I think I saw the vaguest outline of Statia, too. And lastly, the wrecked boat is still wedged into the cliff just beyond El Zafiro. More later……

Later……

Had lunch at home and then enjoyed some pool time. Within fifteen minutes of calling it a day, the heavens opened up and the rains came pouring down. This was immediately after I hung the towels and wet swimsuits out on the porch to dry. Guess we won’t be wearing those suits tomorrow…….

We had a lovely home cooked lasagne dinner and an evening with friends. Thank you, Leona and Andre, for including us and so nice to spend time with you and the Bruces as well. The lasagne was delicious and thoroughly enjoyed as well.


Last edited by pat; 11/07/2021 11:27 PM.

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Re: Nov. 7, 2021 [Re: pat] #268268
11/08/2021 12:23 AM
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We had a fabulous time as well! Thank you for coming, and it was my first time having the rum raisin ice cream that is made on island. I enjoy nothing more than cooking on a rainy day.

Enjoyed the wonderfully scandalous stories about Kim too! Lol wink


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Re: Nov. 7, 2021 [Re: pat] #268275
11/08/2021 07:37 AM
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Sounds like a perfect day and a perfect ending -- dinner with friends. Doesn't get much better than that! Looking forward to today's installment!

Re: Nov. 7, 2021 [Re: BeachKitten] #268278
11/08/2021 08:11 AM
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Rum raisin ice cream? Sounds interesting. Where can you purchase?

Re: Nov. 7, 2021 [Re: pat] #268279
11/08/2021 08:13 AM
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Rum Raisin, Etna brand, is sold most everywhere, sometimes in a separate freezer case (Market Garden). It's our all time favorite.

Re: Nov. 7, 2021 [Re: pat] #268281
11/08/2021 08:42 AM
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Good morning Dear and yes last evening was very pleasant and relaxing .

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Re: Nov. 7, 2021 [Re: pat] #268287
11/08/2021 09:49 AM
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Pat--thanks for the next installment. I have to say that we do a lot of cooking on island, but lasagna is a little elaborate, even for us! it does sound like the ticket for a rainy day though! Any time you have some pictures of Saba or those yachts you want to send along, I'll be here! grin


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Re: Nov. 7, 2021 [Re: pat] #268296
11/08/2021 10:34 AM
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At the Carrefour stores and/or the Maho Market. DH loves it and has polished off a full large container since we arrived on Friday.


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Re: Nov. 7, 2021 [Re: pat] #268301
11/08/2021 10:55 AM
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Last time on island we got two small containers, so that we could get two different flavors. thumbsup


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Re: Nov. 7, 2021 [Re: Carol_Hill] #268302
11/08/2021 11:08 AM
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I bought this container at the Carrefour express in Jordan Village. Guess those kids need the big 1/2 gallon size! lol Study stress.

It was my first time having it. Thankfully Pat and John took the remains off of our hands last night. wink

But what to do with these last two pieces of lasagna? lol


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Re: Nov. 7, 2021 [Re: BeachKitten] #268309
11/08/2021 11:29 AM
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Lasagna sounds like a nice lunch--just prior to an afternoon nap! grin


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Re: Nov. 7, 2021 [Re: Carol_Hill] #268311
11/08/2021 11:32 AM
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Well, honestly we are going to "attempt" to visit Orient. Haven't been over since last Wednesday. And since we leave tomorrow...this is our last chance. Wish me luck!
((Also need a sunscreen only found in the French pharmacies....))


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Re: Nov. 7, 2021 [Re: pat] #268322
11/08/2021 11:57 AM
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Love me that Etna Rum Raisin ice cream. Ever try it with a little chocolate syrup? OMG Yum.

Re: Nov. 7, 2021 [Re: SXMScubaman] #268324
11/08/2021 11:59 AM
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No, but “someone” here had it ala mode with a chocolate croissant! Lol


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Re: Nov. 7, 2021 [Re: BeachKitten] #268325
11/08/2021 12:00 PM
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Now that sounds good too.

Re: Nov. 7, 2021 [Re: pat] #268340
11/08/2021 01:12 PM
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So, what was the creepy, crawly thing? We had one of those large red centipedes, about 6" long,. in our room at Mt. Vernon. You don't want to touch one of them.


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Re: Nov. 7, 2021 [Re: Biturbo] #268384
11/08/2021 05:35 PM
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This past June when we stayed at BSV we had small lizards coming into our villa from under the front door. Didn’t bother us, they would snoop around and go away.


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Re: Nov. 7, 2021 [Re: pat] #268385
11/08/2021 05:40 PM
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They were definitely lizards of one variety or another and they were coming in under the front door weather stripping. I just don’t like creepy crawly critters be they two feet or two inches. Yuck!


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Re: Nov. 7, 2021 [Re: pat] #268386
11/08/2021 05:42 PM
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Those geckos eat bugs and are a good thing. They were always on the walls/ceiling in Costa Rica and were welcome....nice sounds also

Re: Nov. 7, 2021 [Re: boucharda] #268394
11/08/2021 08:20 PM
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boucharda--geckos are a good thing, yes.. I am generally VERY "critter" averse, but I love geckos!!


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Re: Nov. 7, 2021 [Re: pat] #268409
11/08/2021 09:58 PM
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It is truly addictive….rum raisin, strawberry, yum!

Re: Nov. 7, 2021 [Re: pat] #268429
11/09/2021 07:24 AM
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Etna, Is the best but can't find my favorite flavor count. Will keep looking. Big stores to small one, none in Jordan area, none in Maho or Calfour.


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