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RANDOM VACATION PICS September 25, 2010

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tURKS AND CAICOS

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Our last stop on our cruise was at Grand Turk.  Again everything was conveniently located at the end of the pier.  And when I say everything I really mean-

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But I chose to do this-

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And that was our quick day in Grand Turk.

 

ST. THOMAS PART 2

Ok so I did part 1 of ST. THOMAS several days ago.  So this is the second installment.  I already said how great it was.  That is still true.  We took a taxi from the ship to the down town area.  Where they dropped us off for shopping.  Since we have been on so many prior cruises we know that the shore excursions they offer are overly priced and not that great.  So we thought we would do shopping, look around, eat and try to find a beach on our own.  We were approached by a guy on the street to tell us about the tours his company offered.  Which included a tour of the island and taking us to the beach to swim for at least 2 hours.  Then a return back to the ship.  At first I was very skeptical but after inquiring with several americans working in the stores we decided it would be ok.  Oh my gosh it was $25 per person and it really was the best money spent on our vacation.  We got a great “quick” tour and then the best beach and snorkeling I have ever seen. 

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This is the beach they took us to.  IT WAS PERFECT!!!

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My brother and his wife.

This is the world famous Megans Bay

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296 MY ISLAND BF…HE HAS ROCK HARD ABS! HA!

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No matter how sappy it sounds I will never forget the fun I had on St. Thomas.

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Welcome to St. Martin or st. maarten or sint maarten September 18, 2010

Anyway you spell it, it is magnificent!  Wow what a wonderful place.  My step nephew is living here in Philipsburg going to medical school.  So while my brother and his wife spent the day with him, my mom sister and husband explored the shopping!  Here are some photos of our arrival to the island.

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Chris (hubby), Steven (brother), Mom.

 

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We found an amazing chocolate place here on this side street.  And a great french owned cafe where we ate lunch.  The french bottled water was yummy.  The cafe was really trendy and the eating area was located upstairs from a store front.  The following are photos of my lil box o chocolate and the interior of the cafe.

 

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We did get lunch here…we were famished so there was no time for photos of it.  Basically pretty generic club sandwiches.  Nothing fancy.  But there were other patrons who had pizza that looked just amazing. 

 

And no Chris did not allow me to shop here…..sometimes he is a poopy head!  🙂

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And everyone was very surprised that I actually owned real estate on the island!

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Our ship along with one from Royal.

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So that is some of the fun from the Isle of St. Martin.  We had lots of fun and the weather was perfect.