Everyone deserves a brother and sister-in-law like mine and a vacation to St. Maarten that was a real treat. I felt relaxed and pampered, but somewhat puzzled initially.
Don't get up before 9 am?
No sports gear needed today?
Relaxing by the pool, reading and eating constitute a full day's activities?
|Judie at the pool|
|Simpson Bay Beach|
|Our lunch and dinner chauffeur. Joe hasn't driven a car this small since the little blue Vauxhall in 1962!|
|Happy and relaxed on Orient Beach (decided not to go topless!)|
This was not a K-style vacation, but it's hard to argue with a constant 81 degrees, gentle trade wind breezes and a friendly and beautiful island.
I'm afraid I failed in a few categories: casino gambling (non-player) and adventurous eater (no Caribbean lobster, thank you). I was sure there would be retaliation from the island gods if I tried eating this big guy.
|A little Caribbean music to set the tone|
Some of us got too excited and missed the shot:
|Plane's tail in upper right corner--really!|
Wish I could take credit for this great shot:
Many on the beach got up close to the fence, undeterred by this sign:
Here we are in front of the Surfboard sign that listed the incoming flights. All the ones in pink are cancelled flights.
Farewell to the island life:
|View from the plane|
|Sunset over Simpson Bay|