Sunday, January 31, 2010
Saturday, January 30, 2010
Friday, January 29, 2010
Thursday, January 28, 2010
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-
Wednesday, January 27, 2010
Tuesday, January 26, 2010
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
Saturday, January 23, 2010
Friday, January 22, 2010
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
Wednesday, January 20, 2010
Tuesday, January 19, 2010
Monday, January 18, 2010
Saturday, January 16, 2010
Friday, January 15, 2010
Thursday, January 14, 2010
Wednesday, January 13, 2010
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.
(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
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
Friday, January 8, 2010
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
Tuesday, January 5, 2010
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?
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.
It would be just my luck to be seated next to one of them on the plane.
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.
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
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
Friday, January 1, 2010
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.
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.