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Creatures and Beaches and Bugbites--Oh My!! Yup, another St John Trip Report

Creatures and Beaches and Bugbites--Oh My!! Yup, another St John Trip Report

Jul 26th, 2006, 03:27 PM
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Enjoyed reading your trip report. It brought back fond memories of my first trip to STJ this past April. Had many similar experiences as you and found the same things to be true as you.
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Jul 27th, 2006, 04:35 PM
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Calinurse, really really enjoyed your TR, you are hilarious !!!! Thanks for the good info., glad your whole crew had so much fun !
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Jul 28th, 2006, 06:27 AM
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I'm enjoying reading your trip report, but also the discussions of big spray efficacy and other folks' comments about travel to St. John.
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Jul 28th, 2006, 08:24 AM
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Calinurse: I had echoed Christiegr's hope that you would write a TR on another thread before I had the chance to read your TR. Now aren't you glad you did? Spreading all that tropical sunshine joy? Lots of great info. and you are a wonderfully lively writer. Thanks for your condolencses regarding the turtle sighting.
Christiegr: LOL, you've had a couple of doozies from your STJ trips. I'm so glad you still like it. I had a couple of minor horror shows during my trip in January which I don't think I've written about. I think I might do that to give folks a picture of what happens should you have a medical emergency.
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Jul 28th, 2006, 04:17 PM
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Welcome home! Where did you go in Europe? Would love to hear your "horror stories". Bad things happen to good people all the time, even on vacation. Maybe we should start a thread about everyones worst travel experiences for the heck of it.

BTW, about the turtle thing. Everyone thinks about you when they see a turtle including myself! Have you seen any while not snorkeling, ie surfacing for air or something??
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Jul 29th, 2006, 06:54 AM
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Hi! We did have some doozies..but that was just bad luck..not St John.That is how I look at things because St John is beautiful.I just imagined what it would be like if the vacation went perfect!

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Jul 30th, 2006, 06:40 PM
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Brenandg: Thanks. I seem to get hurt alot on vacation, unfortunately. Usually when I'm jetlagged or otherwise out of sorts. Anyways, I will write a "tell all" sometime soon. We were in France (Loire valley village for a week, Burgundy for a couple of days), Geneva, and finally London. Travel on trains and car. I should probably answer questions on the European board but my heart is kind of stuck on a beach in the Caribbean. And, no, haven't even really seen a turtle surfacing. Folks will often call out a sighting, I'll turn only to just miss it. Once, I thought I saw something while on a ferry but it was too far away and quick to be certain. I have, of course, seen them at zoos, on TV, in books. Pathetic, I know. Someday...
Christie: You are a good traveler. We should all try to focus on the positive. Isn't it ridiculous how we expect vacations to be somehow perfect and of course, they never are. I'm happy just to learn something and get home in good shape. Such is the nature of life... plenty of time to be perfect in the grave.
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Aug 2nd, 2006, 03:44 PM
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Fisherstan, thanks for mentioning the" whole crew" as that was a big part of the pleasure of this trip--the children and grnadchildren's enjoyment!
HappyTourist, Debi, Tuxedocat, Ejcrowe, thank for comments. As Ejc said, reading other's feedback is another good thing about posting a TR.
T'cat, I thought of you while at Westin (as well as when the children spied an underwater turtle) watching my young grandkids enjoy it, I recall it was where you stayed the first time in St J
I can't close this TR without mention of more endearing sights on St John--its whimsical SIGNS--e.g. (to the best of my recollection):

"Thou Shalt Stop" on the streetcorner nr Wharfside Village in Cruz Bay; the long and polite explanation in front of Mongoose Jct as to why they cant provide public pkg for everyone; the directional signs at the East End Rd "Vie's two hills over" Sign at Crabby's snokel shop "Three Free Questions"; the old Garden State Pkwy sign behind Skinny Legs, the cat's snack stand/mouse pate" sign that Vie's friend painted across the road from her place; signs explaining why toilet paper should not be placed in the toilet (maye it shoud be called trash can paper? ) the guarantee at Donkey Diner" breakfast served before dark"

Re: mosquitoes, i just heard about a proven preventative measure using catnip! Does that mean cats get you and mosquitoes don't?

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Aug 2nd, 2006, 05:53 PM
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Are you serious about catnip? I'm willing to try anything!!
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Aug 2nd, 2006, 06:33 PM
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Npurpleh2, 'course I'm serious--those mosquitoes are no joking matter

Here's link to article about how to mix your own mossie repelling concoction. Or google "catnip mosquito repellent"
Good luck!!!

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