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Greetings from warm and sunny St. Martin

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Greetings from warm and sunny St. Martin

Postby Henry Vilas » Tue Dec 09, 2008 2:55 pm

I hate to rub it in, but I hear that back home you guys are getting a good dumping of snow. Ms Vilas and I just got off the beach (we're two hours ahead of you) and will be heading out for great French Creole cuisine later this evening. Our flights down here were cancelled twice due to faulty aircraft, delaying our arrival by a day, but it was worth the hassle.

I'll post more later.
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Re: Welcome from warm and sunny St. Martin

Postby Bunny Chow » Tue Dec 09, 2008 3:38 pm

fuck you
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Re: Greetings from warm and sunny St. Martin

Postby gargantua » Tue Dec 09, 2008 5:24 pm

I get to look forward to Jamaica in a couple of months, so while I envy you at the moment, at least I'll be there when I'm well and truly sick of winter.

I hate the travel days.....they are long enough without delays.

Anyhoo, notwithstanding BC, have fun. I'm sure there'll be plenty of snow left for ya upon your return.
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Re: Greetings from warm and sunny St. Martin

Postby buckyor » Tue Dec 09, 2008 10:10 pm

Dear Henry,

Blow me.

Sincerely,

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Re: Greetings from warm and sunny St. Martin

Postby Bwis53 » Tue Dec 09, 2008 10:32 pm

Don't pick anything up down there...

I just finished a bowl of rutabaga soup, good as a sunny day. (one of my folk's "poor meals") The garden magazines are on the stands already.
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Re: Greetings from warm and sunny St. Martin

Postby snoqueen » Wed Dec 10, 2008 11:09 am

Please send beach pictures.
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Re: Greetings from warm and sunny St. Martin

Postby Marvell » Wed Dec 10, 2008 11:47 am

Please send beach.
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Re: Greetings from warm and sunny St. Martin

Postby Madsci » Wed Dec 10, 2008 2:36 pm

We could use some sand on our icy sidewalks.
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Re: Greetings from warm and sunny St. Martin

Postby Henry Vilas » Wed Dec 10, 2008 3:13 pm

Here's where we ate last night. Ms Vilas had the one of the specials - Salmon with a mango sauce. I had the grouper with a beurre blanc sauce.

Tonight we head out to a Thai/Japanese place for dinner. Later this week we'll hit restaurant row in Grand Case, the gourmet capital of the Caribbean. As you can tell, we like to eat.

Sno - I'd post beach pictures, but the beach we are staying on frowns on cameras.
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Re: Greetings from warm and sunny St. Martin

Postby Henry Vilas » Thu Dec 11, 2008 3:41 pm

A few reflection on our vacation so far... sugar birds like to fly low, saw mongoose a couple times, fantail palms everywhere ... fromage, Presidente cervaza, Guavaberry colandas... about a buck thirty for a Euro, although with the slowing worldwide economy some places will give you an even exchange... no sunburn yet, thanks to 30 SPF and a beach umbrella, just started my third beach book, yesterday we ran into someone we know from Wisconsin (small world, isn't it)... tonight we are having Italian at Spiga in Grand Case.

Life is good.
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Re: Greetings from warm and sunny St. Martin

Postby Henry Vilas » Fri Dec 12, 2008 4:24 pm

Frigate birds, cattle egrets, minature doves, chicken and goats in the road... Ting and cava brut... short tropical downpours then sun again. Tonight, the lobster and mussels special at Papagayo.

Life is still good.
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Re: Greetings from warm and sunny St. Martin

Postby Henry Vilas » Sat Dec 13, 2008 1:54 pm

Hibiscus, bourganvilla, 6 foot tall Christmas cacti... Ting, Ma Doudou Rhum... lolos ... sand gravity ... twisty, narrow roads with warning signs that just contain an exclamation point.

Last full day in paradise, then back to the real world.
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Re: Greetings from warm and sunny St. Martin

Postby Ned Flanders » Mon Dec 15, 2008 11:17 am

I hope a coconut falls on your head.
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Re: Greetings from warm and sunny St. Martin

Postby Madsci » Mon Dec 15, 2008 1:33 pm

I hope he puts his clothes back on.
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