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Saturday June 8 report #320891
06/09/2024 10:44 AM
06/09/2024 10:44 AM
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Saturday morning we had a simple breakfast of cheese and grapes and coffee and then finished putting our stuff away. We then headed to Super U, then to Carrefour and to Maho.

We got home around 11 AM and opened up the house, which was comfortable with a breeze blowing through. There has been a lot of seaweed coming in, but they have been raking constantly, although it seems like a futile quest, unlike next door, where they appear to have done nothing at all.

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The water is much closer to the units here than we have seen for a while.

We cooked burgers on the grill for lunch, which were very good.

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BTW, Eric did have shorts on, although you can't see them! grin


Around 1 PM the electric went off to we collected our stuff and went out to the pool for a couple of hours. There were several people there, including a couple that has been in #14 for 3 weeks. She said that they were from Sarasota, so we talked about Florida some. There were several other people in the pool and we talked and floated around and I read my book. We watched planes come and go but I was too lazy to get up and take any pictures. We had a good time talking with the folks there at the pool. Around 3 someone said the electric was back on, so we headed back to the room around 4 and cleaned up.

Neither one of us had slept very well the first night so we decided to have an early, simple dinner. We decided on Bar Code, which we had been to several times in the past and enjoyed. Jordan Village seemed very quiet, so I suspect AUC may be on break.

There was literally no one in the restaurant when we arrived around 6:30. It stayed that way until we were about to leave. Here is the menu.

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Sorry for the quality of the picture.

We ordered a couple of glasses of wine and Eric ordered fish and chips. He said they were good. The fish looked a little over-fried to me, but Eric said it was just crispy. It was served with what I would call home fries.

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My meal was not good. It was described on the menu as a grilled chicken breast with a mushroom sauce. The sauce was a tomato based sauce and it was awful.

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The mushrooms were chopped up in little pieces and the sauce itself looked terrible. I have never heard of a red mushroom sauce . It was served with fries, which were about a 3 out of 5 on the fry-o-meter, and a very lackluster salad. There was only one waitress working and she was a nice lady. I called her over to look at the menu again, to see if I can misread the description on the menu. When looking at the menu, I noticed several items that the combinations just looked odd. My guess is that the chef is trying some unusual combinations, but I personally would not go back there again. I went to the restroom and without being specific, it's condition was not acceptable.

Just before we were leaving, a French couple came in with a couple of dogs, which I was able to pet, which saved my evening. I also enjoyed seeing several folks walking their dogs in the area. Missing our two puppies at home, that was nice. And while I loathe that 14 towers for being out of place in the area, the view from the restaurant over toward the water is nice, although this picture doesn't do it justice.

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We drove by Fat Tony's as we left and noted that there appeared to be only two tables occupied.

We had an early night, and thus ended our first full day. Overall, it was a beautiful day and we enjoyed ourselves.


Last edited by Carol_Hill; 06/09/2024 11:07 AM.

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Re: Saturday June 8 report [Re: Carol_Hill] #320898
06/09/2024 11:20 AM
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Only way I see mushrooms in a tomato bases sauce is for spaghetti. jester

Re: Saturday June 8 report [Re: Carol_Hill] #320900
06/09/2024 11:30 AM
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Thanks for the report Carol. Looking forward to reading more as the days progress.

Re: Saturday June 8 report [Re: SXMScubaman] #320901
06/09/2024 11:34 AM
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It was truly weird.


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Re: Saturday June 8 report [Re: fabila] #320902
06/09/2024 11:35 AM
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Louise--thanks.


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Re: Saturday June 8 report [Re: Carol_Hill] #320907
06/09/2024 01:38 PM
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Sorry to hear about Bar Code. I have always enjoyed the food there and the washrooms have always been very clean. I hope this is not a downward trend there. The fish and chips is always a good choice there!




Re: Saturday June 8 report [Re: Carol_Hill] #320913
06/09/2024 03:05 PM
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0I generally have their fish sandwiches or the ‘Special’ At Bar Code I and I have never been disappointed. I would call those fries steak fries and I just Don’t care For them at all but I’ve always had excellent meals there.
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Respectfully,

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Re: Saturday June 8 report [Re: Carol_Hill] #320914
06/09/2024 03:07 PM
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Thank you for the pics! Have you tried The Palms? The Gebe situation is hard both on tourists and restaurants.
Go to the french side and do full afternoon meals before sunset.

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Re: Saturday June 8 report [Re: islandgem] #320915
06/09/2024 03:20 PM
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Islandgem--I would blame the restroom situation on the fact that there was only the one gal working there other than the chef. Eric's food was fine, but mine was horrible.

Meanwhile, we went to LTC for lunch in Grand Case today, and it was excellent.

Back here at BSV, hoping the electric doesn't go off, but figure it will.


Carol Hill
Re: Saturday June 8 report [Re: Carol_Hill] #320921
06/09/2024 04:53 PM
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Carol,
Thanks for the informative report and good advice. Liked the line about Eric wearing britches. (I guess that term dates me)

Re: Saturday June 8 report [Re: sxmmartini] #320923
06/09/2024 05:25 PM
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Martini--I have never cared for the Palms.

We don't plan on having much for dinner tonight, due to the large lunch we had.

It was supposed to be off from 4 to 6 PM today, not off yet. Not looking forward to it being off after dark.


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Re: Saturday June 8 report [Re: Tom] #320924
06/09/2024 05:27 PM
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Tom--Didn't realize how that picture looked until I saw it in the report. smile


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Re: Saturday June 8 report [Re: Carol_Hill] #320937
06/10/2024 07:52 AM
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Thanks for sharing. I've heard LTC is great for lunch. Glad you had a good meal there.

Re: Saturday June 8 report [Re: taraavo] #320939
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Will try to get that report posted later on today. It was excellent, yes.


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Re: Saturday June 8 report [Re: Carol_Hill] #320943
06/10/2024 11:01 AM
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Thanks for the report Carol. Funny we’re here on the island at the same time but opposite sides. I think that’s happened before. Water line does look like it’s encroaching. I haven’t noticed much difference at Orient Beach but I’ll take a closer look. I think it would be harder to tell, but with the location there at Simpson Bay it would be more obvious.

Re: Saturday June 8 report [Re: Lancer] #320947
06/10/2024 11:26 AM
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Lancer--yes, we can see the water is closer than usual. The past couple of years, the beach here has been very wide. We had a break from the seaweed this morning, but unfortunately we see it out in the water today again.


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Re: Saturday June 8 report [Re: Carol_Hill] #320958
06/10/2024 06:19 PM
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Ahh the proverbial Eric having lunch on the porch photo. Well done; Boudreaux and Burgers are key to happy days.


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