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Just returned..... from Paradise to the Tundra....

Moe
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Just returned..... from Paradise to the Tundra....

Good Morning,

We returned about 2 weeks ago from STX. We are now in the Tundra of Chicago. Dreaming about the 82 degree weather.

I spent many hours on this site deciding on where and when to travel. I have to say with the help of ALL of you we made the correct decision.

We stayed in Judith Fancy in a villa right on the ocean. It is still vivid in our minds. I can smell the salt water, hear the ocean roaring and the turn of the waves. It is a constant roar, so wonderful.

We drove the island in about two days and the rest of the time my husband golfed while I vegged near the pool. We shopped a little. Did the obligatory run to Buck Island. The sunset cruise where you always meet people who know this or that person at home....Dinner out, our favorite being the Lobster Reef, we just happened upon this gem while out driving one day. We walked and jogged on Cane Bay Road near the ocean.

Why is the South Shore so empty?....beautiful but not too much commerce on this side of the island.

Not into the Casino thing. Did watch the Bears game at Cheesburgers with some of the locals who thought for sure the Bears would lose the following week to the New Orleans...what say you now? :-)....

Now to respond to the negitive comments on this site. I have only been to STX one time. I would move there in a heartbeat. (I would like to buy Willie's Wish (?) out on Cane Bay Road (I think that was the name of the place, right up the road from all the dive places). If not that there is a ruin of a house right on the water just a little further west, same road....left over from Hugo?

Never had a problem, just a parking ticket which we still have to pay....

To those of you who live there. Enjoy. You have a small slice of paradise, try and keep it that way.

We stopped in STT on the way home. Had been there on our honeymoon back in the stone age. We rented a car for the day. The cabs would have been too expensive....Crazy crowded. Five ships came in that day.....NUTS.

Thanks to all of you again.

See you next year, if not sooner.

Moe

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1. Re: Just returned..... from Paradise to the Tundra....

Thanks, Moe. Glad you had a great time.

Where is "Lobster Reef"? never heard of it.

Going in 10 days and looking forward to eating/enjoying Kendricks, Bacchus, Salud (for the first time), Rumrunners (for the Painkillers, the atmosphere and the great acoustic entertainment Gunn & Raine), Duggans, Galleon. Always up for something new :0

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2. Re: Just returned..... from Paradise to the Tundra....

As I remember it, Lobster Reef is out near Cane Bay. It is east of Cane Bay about a mile or so from the beach on C.B. As you come from Christiansted, the road makes a hard right turn. There is or was a small store on that corner. I think you see a sign on the right for the place. right after the road straightens out. Went there once and thought it was O.K. Seemed to have the same sort of menu and style that Off the Wall had. Does anyone know the staus of Off the Wall?? I kind of liked that place. Hope it's open again by the time of our next trip.

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3. Re: Just returned..... from Paradise to the Tundra....

Lobster Reef is on North Shore Road about 1/2 way between Salt River Marina and Cane Bay Dive Shop. It's a couple hundred yards off the road on the beach side. I have never been there but have heard varying reports on food quality, mostly good.

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I think we liked Lobster Reef because there was not another person in the restaurant. Is that good or bad???? Granted we wanted to see the view so we went early, before dark about 6 p.m. as we were leaving more people were coming in. It's just a shack but that's what we were looking for.

Why isn't the southern part of the island built up? It seemed much more quiet.

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5. Re: Just returned..... from Paradise to the Tundra....

moe, thanks for the report! i was glad to hear you had such a wonderful time! our trip will be here before we know it, and we can't wait!

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6. Re: Just returned..... from Paradise to the Tundra....

Just wanted to chime in on Lobster Reef. The first time there was Oct. '05 with a group of six. The food was great. Our waitress was the same gal that waited on us the Mon. before at the Brew Pub. We all had a great laugh when she remembered us. The last time we were there was May '06. No lobsters that night. The food was so so. I don't know if there were changes in the kitchen or not.

Moe
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Hi Bassman,

If you really want lobster I was told to call 1st to see if they had them. We lucked out....My husband had a homemade soup that was wonderful. The waitress told us that "Frank" the chef was known on the island for his soups???? The Lobster appitizer was not that great just alot of fried dough wrapped around a lobster paste. Everything else was good....

Moe

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8. Re: Just returned..... from Paradise to the Tundra....

Thank you Moe, for taking the time to post your positive trip report. Regarding St. Croix, some people "get it" and others don't and we can't change that. Constructive criticizm is fine, but It's really nice to hear from people other than the chronic complainers sometimes. Personally, I feel extremely fortunate to be able to live hear and make a living, and I still pinch myself after almost 5 years living on the island. Come back soon!

Moe
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9. Re: Just returned..... from Paradise to the Tundra....

St. Croix Local,

I have to ask what have you been doing St. Croix Local for 5 years?

Yes, you are lucky. I try and get my husband to try someplace new and he just won't....He is a builder and could do his thing anywhere. It would be fun to at least committ to a year and see how things go.... How did you make the final decision to leave the States, if that is. in fact, where you left?

Thanks,

Moe

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10. Re: Just returned..... from Paradise to the Tundra....

I was in between jobs, ready for a career change after 30 years, and learned of an opportunity as a result of owning a condo down here. It was really a no-brainer once I got the offer!