Friday, November 9, 2007

Goodbye St. Maarten...hello home!

Here SHOULD BE some shots of the street vendors in Marigot, on the French side of the island. I have been trying to upload some pictures for the past couple of days, but Blogger won't let me:-) Later on those!

There were a variety of items for sale: tees (of course), flowered shirts for the guys and colorful outfits for the ladies, jewelry, wooden toys, spices, bags, table runners and more...from mostly very friendly vendors. It was fun seeing the displays and hearing all the accents. On Thursday, the cruise ships were in and the traffic was horrible, so after one last shopping outting, we decided to load up, go back to Mary's Boon for a leisure lunch and then head to the airport for our departure. New airport, BTW.

I will also post some pics from the Sunset Beach Bar, which is just at the end of the major runway. Planes literally fly right over the beach and the road over to where the bar is (cars have to wait for the planes to clear the road!), and there are frequent 'idiots' fence surfing. Yep, they hang on to the fence and let the jet wake lift them up (hopefully these idiots don't procreate). And we learned something new at SB Bar--topless ladies drink FREE! I'll post a picture--of the sign, not the topless young thing we saw:-) There are speakers on the deck that broadcast the chatter from the airport tower, which Dick and I particularly enjoyed.

It was 29 when we got to ATL at about midnight...brrr, chilly chilly after being at the beach. But it is great to be home, except for the knee surgery Dick w/be facing. Oh well...later y'all!

1 comment:

Empress Bee (of the High Sea) said...

we have been there several times but only on cruise ships and don't know what the "real" island is like! thanks...

smiles, bee