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Sunday, January 31, 2010

WAY too much information!

To each their own!
I love swimming, snorkeling, drinking beers on the beach,sex in the water,sex outside of the water, standing up to my nipples in that crystal-blue water chugging on a chilly drink...
Whoops! Did I say that out loud?!?
Smiles

Saturday, January 30, 2010

Handicapped access?

OK, so you can't see this sign until you go up one flight of very handicapped-unfriendly stairs.




Friday, January 29, 2010

Please learn how to park!

The driver of the truck on the left needs to learn how to park. I could barely squeeze my car in between the back of those two trucks. Any large delivery trucks or vans had to back out and then go to the exit lane to enter. Quite a few pissed off drivers!

Thursday, January 28, 2010

I can't even wrap my head around this one.

Seeking St. John advice
Jan 22, 2010, 8:02 PM



Greetings, I appreciate any responses/advice I receive. We are a family of four (two young teen boys and my husband and I) on a venture to St. John in a few weeks. We got a good rate for three nights at the Westin which will be a nice transition to the island. I am on a limited budget and the thought of paying $200. to just get us to the resort isn't going over well. I understand that I can take an inexpensive taxi from the airport to the bus stop and get the public (Dollar or Safari) bus for $2. each to the Red Hook ferry. Not sure whether or not we need a vehicle when we get to St. John for the three nites that we are at the Westin? Is it a long taxi ride to the resort and will my kids be entertained enough for three nites there or should we go off and explore so we have a vehicle


throughout ? I have no idea where we are going for the following four nites; maybe a camp ground or some funky inexpensive beach house or hotel on another part of the island. Any suggestions ? Also, any suggestions for the boys? They are 13 and 14 and love baskeball- good restaurants? We require no frills-


Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Yet another travel forum question. Love these!

Transit from STT airport to Caneey Bay
Nov 19, 2009, 5:50 PM
what's the best way from STT airport to Caneey Bay resort? I heard hat US$100 for each person will be charged if Caneey bay arranges transport for you.

Is it worth to pay $100? another option will be with public transportation (ferry).

Please le me know your experience and suggestion.

Thank you very much!

And after seven replies, and in each reply, the poster spelled Caneel correctly:

Thank you all! I am counting my days and so looking forward to this trip to Caneey Bay in Jan.



Monday, January 25, 2010

Asking price: $349,000. Photos: priceless.

We start off with a strange view of the back (?) of the house; note rags on clothesline.

Next, we have a horribly blurry shot of the bedroom, with what I think is a Swanky Blankie Bunny on the bed:
Blurry kitchen shot, and couldn't you have straightened it up a bit?
My absolute favorite! Mirror, mirror, on the wall; who is the fairest one of all?

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Whoopsie!

Someone drove off the road, through the picket fence, and INTO that cute little house, just past the old Marina Market.

Friday, January 22, 2010

"One of the most deadest trees."

This travel forum report just tickles me pink. Where to start? The poor spelling and grammar? The fact that he ate poisonous fruit, and tried to extinguish the fire with "milk rum beer, water more beer, more milk?" Or the reply he got when he called the hospital in St. Thomas?

Oh, thank you for the invention of travel forums!

Just got back from St.John on Friday with a tale to tell.
We stayed at the far east end of St.John in a place called Raj Mahal. It was a nice place and no one around with a great view.
The wife and I and my uncle and his wife. To get this story started by the house there is a goat trail which goes down the hill which is a little steep and over grown. There is a salt pond then a strip of woods then the ocean. If you google it with maps you will see were I am talking about. It was Thursday afternoon and we wanted to get one more time in the ocean. My uncle is from the Teton mountains in Wyoming and is pretty rugged person. Now I told him to beware of the plants on land and don't touch anything around the reefs. OK the warning was placed. Now we go and hit the reefs and he goes exploring in the wooded area and around the salt pond. We get out of the water after about 2 hours and he is in the shade by the cliff downing water that we brought. His mouth was on fire and it was worst then any pepper in the world. He seen these fruit hanging from a tree and decided to pick one. Smaller then a plum he took a bite, it was really sweet and taste, but he spits it out. He takes another bite and same thing really sweet, but thinks about it and spit it out. Right about then his mouth turns on fire. Of course I called him an idiot and we went up the trail. He tried milk rum beer,water more beer, more milk but it wasn't putting it out. After 3 hours we went out to eat and it went away. We got up Friday and packed and he had a burn/ rash on his arm about 8" by 3". Sap from the tree must have touch his arm. We got back to Minnesota Friday night. I woke up and looked on the Internet to see what it was, the Manchineel Tree one of the most deadest trees. The fruit is called the Death Apple.
The trees are few and far between in the Carribean and parts of Florida. He called up St. Thomas Hospital and told them the tale.
Their responce was " You ain't dead yet?" "Well that's a good sign".
He got lucky and just needed a shot for the rash and some ointment.
Still had a good time.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Matchy, matchy!


Cruz Bay, 1/19/10

I didn't think I could get my camera out quickly enough to get this shot. But as my friend just asked, "Do you think you could have really lost these two?"




The couple that dresses alike, can take a hike!

Monday, January 18, 2010

Way to go, Daily News!

Question: "What to do on St. John?" Answer: "Go to Jamaica instead."

We are two couples looking at St John. staying in a villa for a week in July. The two women are fine with lounging around a villa, drink and book in hand, getting out to explore a little. The men, however, are concerned : "what will we do all day?" .. When we traveled to Jamaica with this couple it was great at an all inclusive, as we women lounged as mentioned above and the guys would wander off and get in a kayak race, volleyball, sit at a bar, etc. They were off doing something all the time. To answer the guys: what would be on the agenda in St John?? Thanks to all.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Not "great fun!" How about, "real dumb!"

Thank you,
We have never been to St. John or Carribean (1) for that matter. We are recent retirees and like to hike, snorkel,bike,kayak. (2) We aren't much at bar hopping (3) but like dinner out! Not sure if we want to rent (4) jeep and heard renting scooters was great fun..(5) We would like something economical and the more under $2000 for the week the better! (6) Thanks for suggesting something you may have available.

(1) There is a great tool called "spell check." Please use it.
(2) Recent retirees, meet space bar. Space bar, meet recent retirees.
(3) Huh?
(4) I'd like to buy you an "a."
(5) Yes, if you'd like to have St. John Rescue scrape your bloody bodies off of the ground, and then spend some quality vacation time at the Myrah Keating Smith Clinic.
(6) Recent retirees on a budget? How shocking!

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

In case you need a baby shower gift, hurry!



Dumpster divers, beware! I am not sure what this thing is, nor how safe it is for babies. Not to mention, it's FILTHY!

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Wilma was found...


Another funny photo from 2009. I need some new pictures for 2010.

Friday, January 8, 2010

Lovely.

This poor rooster was the victim of cockfighting, and wandered up my driveway to die. He's blind in his left eye. And yes, I know that tire needs air.



This comment is from the Humane Society's website:


In a cockfight, two roosters fight each other to the death while people place bets. Cockfighters let the birds suffer untreated injuries or throw the birds away like trash afterwards. Besides being cruel, cockfighting often goes hand in hand with gambling, drug dealing, illegal gun sales and murder.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

What a difference a week makes!

Cute boys playing on an island of muck next to a pink (love it) boat:


One week later, here comes the rain:


So long, you rockin' pink boat:

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Please help me understand this.

Question:

Hi Everyone. My husband and I are just recently considering moving to St. Thomas and
I was wondering if I could find a home that allows horses. Are you allowed to
bring your horse? Are there places to ride?

One reply:

I'm curious to know how you plan on getting a horse to STT??

Original poster's reply:

So I might be able to board the horse until I find a small place of my own to house him. Perhaps
we would be better on St Croix? I will look into it.

We would definitely come down to check it all out first.

Answer:

It would be just my luck to be seated next to one of them on the plane.

There is something in Cruz Bay called a taxi stand.



So, please use it! That's five minutes of my life I'll never get back, waiting as the driver unloaded people, luggage, and a car seat, and then while they paid, and then when he held traffic so they could cross the street. Oh, and the taxi stand was nearly empty.

Now this was interesting...



Doing an arrival one busy Saturday last year, I watched a couple get off of the ferry with their bags and a portable kayak, and then proceed to the beach next to the dock. They dumped everything in the sand, and the woman went in search of cocktails, while he assembled the kayak. I found my guests, so I was unable to take any more pictures, but the end of the story is that off they paddled with their drinks; but to where, I wasn't sure. I guess into the sunset.

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Please define "a week."

St.JohnVirgin
Boston
23 forum posts
“ Villa Selection Questions ”
Jan 01, 2010, 9:57 PM

When a villa is advertised by the week, does this include 6 nights and 7 days? Also, when trying to select a villa, what are some of the more important questions to ask yourself? Here are a few questions I've jotted down: location, price, view...

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Yes, you need to stay on Water Island.

We want to stay at Concordia and think we will be perfectly happy without a car. The question is: how to get out there and back? I understand the bus stops at Concordia but stops at 7 pm. Is there a taxi that will take us from the ferry and if so, at what cost? Also, can we get a taxi at 5 am on a Sat. AM to get us from Conordia to the ferry? Keeping Water Island in mind as a close second---

The Round-About From Hell

So, 2009 was trying for us here on St. John while the round-about was being constructed. Here are some of my highlights from last year. Next up, some of my favorite photos from 2009.






Friday, January 1, 2010

The weirdest story of 2009.



So, let me make sure I understand this. Last month, two police officers and a third person were on trial for extorting cash from a known drug dealer. This "gangsta" (as he called himself on the stand) made fake cocaine, left it in a rental car which he borrowed from his employer, and which he parked illegally, then went to get stoned with his girlfriend and passed out. The borrowed car was towed and impounded.

Moving on.

The rental car was leased to a prominent real estate broker on St. Thomas, and she REALLY wanted the items in the car returned to her. She and and the "gangsta" went to the police station to retrieve her items, among them being a notebook which detailed her plans to have her husband killed for $150,000.

Moving on, again.

The three men accused of extortion were on trial for taking a cash bribe to make the fake cocaine disappear. No mention of the notebook with the murder plans, that came out later. Thus, the weird headline, above. The realtor (not yet accused of anything), took the stand to testify against the three men.

Moving on, the last time (for now).

Hung jury, new trial starts next week. Ching, ching, there go our tax dollars.