Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Paradise

If this ain't paradise, it might be close. Our second port of call was St. Maarten in the Caribbean. The first beautiful beach you meet runs just to the right along Great Bay here in Philipsburg. It was HOT! Now a bit o' trivia-- it's the smallest island in the world ever to have been partitioned between two different nations, St. Martin/St. Maarten has been shared by the French and the Dutch in a spirit of neighborly cooperation and mutual friendship for almost 350 years. We stopped nearby, at an open-air restaurant, for a fish sandwich and something to quench the thirst. Later, we spent the rest of the afternoon doing some shopping and just sittin' in the shade watching the world go by. For me, exactly what a vacation is all about-- doing next to nothing! By the way, can you really beat a 99¢ Red Stripe? I think not!

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  2. double, AHHHHHHHHHHHHHH.
    And I should know, I was there!

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  4. I landed in St. Marteen on my way to Antigua & Barbuda. I will never forget the colour of the water surrounding the island!

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  5. Absolutely great, and the sign is a riot!

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  6. Who could pass that up?! Hope you had a nice trip.

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  7. The best food that I ever had on vacation was in St. Maarten!! Good times . . .

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  8. The three essentials for any summer day.

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  9. I like that sign! I've never been there but you make me want to.

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