Saturday, May 31, 2008
Friday, May 30, 2008
We had dinner at Havana Blue at the Marriott Morningstar. Its Shaunda's last night and we wanted to do something nice. The food was good, the service was good and the atmosphere was very good. The prices were a little high but all in all it was worth doing. Jay had the Red Snapper, I had coconut tempura shrimp with a Pomegranate Mojito and Shaunda had Havana Pollo.
Thursday, May 29, 2008
May 28, 2008 -- It costs significantly more to eat on St. Thomas than almost any place in the United States, based on a snapshot of food prices in comparison with those in one of the highest-priced cities on the mainland. Prices average 50 percent higher on St. Thomas than in Washington, D.C., according to an independent survey of 63 basic food products conducted by the former director of the Bureau of Labor Statistics of the V.I. Department of Labor (DOL). "Washington, D.C., has very high food prices, so we're comparing our food prices with a high city, and we're still coming up 50 percent higher," said Dave Barber, who conducted the survey as a personal project to see how prices compare.
Tuesday, May 27, 2008
Here is a little slide show/video made from our pics.
Monday, May 26, 2008
Sunday, May 25, 2008
Jay got the day off so we decided to go hang out on a beach for the day. We went by Sapphire Village Marina to see if we could rent a boat from Pocket Yachts. We called several times this morning but couldn't get a hold of anyone so we thought we would just go by and see if they
were there. All their boats were at the dock but no one was around. Jay finally got a hold of someone but they said they had nothing available. Oh well. So we just walked over to Sapphire Beach instead.
Saturday, May 24, 2008
Shaunda and I did the Blackbeards Castle walking tour today. It was really neat, we both really enjoyed it. You walk through several historic homes, gift shops, museums, and bars. Then you walk up the infamous 99 steps back to the top. I got some really nice shots. We're doing some of the "touristie" things we hadn't done yet since Shaunda leaves next Saturday.
Friday, May 23, 2008
Its hard to believe its Friday already. But then again I've been off work most this week with a terrible cold so I've kinda lost track of time. Here is another pic taken on St. John by a forumite so I don't know which beach it is, but I love the picture.
Hope everyone has a great Memorial Day holiday weekend!
Thursday, May 22, 2008
Jay doing chores on his day off again. The filter was pretty nasty since the pool was in such bad shape. But we think we have it somewhat back to normal. I've been off work most this week with a really bad cold; thank god for sick days!
Update- I lied about the pool being somewhat normal. After cleaning the filter, it turned the pool green again. I guess Jay busted loose some of the nastyness that went back into the pool. Now we have to start the whole cycle again!
Tuesday, May 20, 2008
Saturday, May 17, 2008
We are here on the Willie T having lunch and a cocktail (or 2) after an awesome day of diving with Colette on 6-Paq Scuba. We dove the RMS Rhone and John's Treasure Chest on Norman Island. Both were great dives, we had perfect water, clear visibility....what a perfect day!!!!!
Friday, May 16, 2008
Thursday, May 15, 2008
Well the pool is back . After tweeking cursing, filtering, backwashing, vacuming, etc... The pool is in an acceptable state again.
We can't say the same about the computer. It appears that the video card is damaged. I will have to call Dell to see if it is integrated or not and what a new one will run.
Tuesday, May 13, 2008
Monday, May 12, 2008
Had a great time at the beach bar last night. Met so many forum people. It was great putting faces to names. We were having such a good time that we stayed later than we should so I missed survivor finale! Hopefully the VCR recorded it.
Sunday, May 11, 2008
Saturday, May 10, 2008
Friday, May 9, 2008
We went to Oceana in Frenchtown tonight for Shaunda's birthday. It was awesome! Great view, great service, great food, definitely a must do if you're in St. Thomas. They even brought out a desert with a candle and sang happy birthday, but quietly so not to bother anyone elses
dinner. You say its your birthday.....
One explanation from Montserrat Volcano Observatory http://www.mvo.ms/
Activity Report – 5 May 2008
There was a small pyroclastic flow on the eastern flank of the Soufriere Hills Volcano at 2 am on Monday 5th May, 2008. Light ashfall was reported in the Old Town area.
The flow may have been triggered by very heavy rainfall at the time, which also generated lahars.
A brief swarm of volcano-tectonic earthquakes occurred at the same time as the flow. These were located at a very shallow depth beneath the dome.
Another explanation from Caribbean Hurricane Network http://stormcarib.com/
Saharan Dust has spread across over half of the Atlantic hurricane belt but only smidges have reached the Eastern Caribbean while some Soufriere Hills volcanic ash has made it's way to the northern islands.
Overall, it's getting hotter and muggier with ocean temps slowly rising as well. 'Tis the season!
And finally, from the Source
Spring-Summer Sahara Haze Hangs Over the Islands
So who knows, I just hope it ends soon.
Thursday, May 8, 2008
Wednesday, May 7, 2008
Tuesday, May 6, 2008
Monday, May 5, 2008
At least I finally got my new work laptop (it only took 2 1/2 months), so I'm going to start bringing it home every evening.
Sunday, May 4, 2008
Saturday, May 3, 2008
There was a post a few weeks ago on one of the forums about mandatory tips. I have to say that Mim's tonight was proof this is a bad idea. The food was great, the setting was great, the bartender and hostess were wonderful, the waitress was a bitch. And she was gauranteed a 15 percent tip. To Insure Poor Service. This is what mandatory tips do. Keep in mind we rarely tip less than 20 percent and I was looking for a way to delete the 15 on this check.