Wednesday, September 30, 2009
Monday, September 28, 2009
The new schedule starts Oct. 1.
Friday and Saturday
St. Thomas to St. Croix: 7:30 a.m. and 4:15 p.m.
St. Croix to St. Thomas: 9:45 a.m. and 6:15 p.m.
St. Thomas to St. Croix: 3:45 p.m.
St. Croix to St. Thomas: 5:45 p.m.
Monday St. Thomas to St. Croix: 8 a.m.
St. Croix to St. Thomas: 4:30 p.m.
Sunday, September 27, 2009
Saturday, September 26, 2009
eggs never developed past the yolk stage, there is no sign of embryonic development. That said the eggs are here which makes the beach a breading ground for an endangered species.
Finally got out of the house and the views are beautiful today. It's
so clear. You can see St. Croix, Vieques and Culebra. I've been told
that when it's clear it makes us more likely to get a storm, when it's
hazy it holds the storms off. Right now there is a storm way east of
us but it's predicted to turn north. Hopefully the prediction is
right. But for now it's beautiful!!
Finished with the chores and cost-u-more trip so we thought we would treat ourselves with a refreshing cocktail. :-)
BBC (Banana Bailey Colada) is a wonderful island drink. Equal parts baileys, rum, coco lopez and fresh bananas. Blender with ice and Top with fresh nutmeg. We had a bunch of bananas from a tree in our yard earlier in the year so we peeled, chopped and froze a whole bag. Which makes it easy to chop of a chunck and throw them in the blender.
Friday, September 25, 2009
So Deb and I are back and trying to settle back into our normal routine. We need to go to the store and restock the fridge. We also need to take care of the huge pile of mail that stacked up while we were gone as well. So nothing real exciting to post right now.
Thursday, September 24, 2009
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
Well we got up at 3:20AM this morning finished packing, the big suitecase had 4 pounds to spare, and got to The Charles Yeager International Airport at 4:30 for our 5:30 flight. So now after the hurry up and wait we get to spend three hours in the Charlotte Airport. We have had a good trip to WV, we got to see lots of friends and got some work done as well, but we are ready to go home.
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
So here is the second rental car we have had since we got here. The first one was a Ford Fusion that we rented from enterprise for the first part of the trip. We only had it rented through wensday since we were doing the boat trip for four days. So when I asked them about a car for Monday and Tuesday the jacked up the rate on me from 45 a day to 65 a day so I chose not to go that route. I got on Hotwire and got a Cadilac CTS from avis for 32. So yesterday and today we have been running errands. Tonight it's dinner at The Barge at Trojan Landing then a 5:30am flight tommorow.
Sunday, September 20, 2009
Friday, September 18, 2009
Thursday, September 17, 2009
Finally made it to Pomeroy OH to the Sternwheel Festival. It was a
great trip down river. Water color is a little different from VI but
it was great being on the river. There is a really good turnout this
year, probably more sternwheelers then any other festival. Sooo nice.
Wednesday, September 16, 2009
We are having cocktails at the boat bar then heading to Casa Garcia
for Mexican Food. Then it's off to Pomeroy tommorow for the boat trip.
It's been a busy few days, we got the house rented to the new Tennants
yesterday and took care of some maitenance at the duplex. I still have
some work to do over there on Monday but the next few days will be all
Monday, September 14, 2009
Sunday, September 13, 2009
Trying to decide if the shutters should be put up before we take off.
There aren't any storms in the forecast but that could change over the
next 10 days. If we put them up then it's obvious we're not home which
I don't like. If we don't put them up and a storm is forecasted to
come here then someone needs to put them up. The landlord is off
island so that's not an option. Our friends will be busy taking care
of their own place or gettin the heck out of dodge. Luckily our
neighbors will be in town and they said they'd take care of it. So
we're not going to put them up and just hope for no storms. :-)
Friday, September 11, 2009
Thursday, September 10, 2009
We went to the Winward Passage Hotel last night to hear a friend play
guitar. This is formerly the Holiday Inn but recently dropped the
Holiday Inn franchise so they are now just the Winward Passage Hotel.
Don't know the story there but it's probably a good one.
I didn't see any differences on the surface since the change and I
really liked the atmosphere. The courtyard area is very nice and the
wait staff very friendly. Nice bar area and good drinks.
The menu had a decent selection but they're getting ready to update it
during the next two weeks. Most dinners were in the $16 to $20 price
range. We wanted something small to split so we got the fish and
chips.....terrible. Two square fish patties and shoestring fries. We
ate it but I nicely told the manager that they needed to remove that
item from their new menu. He understood my reasoning and gave me a
free drink. :-). Our friends that go there said other items on the
menu are good so we may give it another try but I think I'll wait
until the new menu comes out.
Wednesday, September 9, 2009
Tuesday, September 8, 2009
Enjoying some desserts prepared by Edible Arts in Frenchtown for co-workers birthdays. They are soooo yummy. Ed does wonderful work. He does a lot of the desserts you find in the local restaurants and plus now selling to individuals as well. So if you're interested in desserts, cakes, pies, etc give Ed a call 340-626-5432