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Just curious what brings others like myself to the islands. Leaving the midwest shortly (next Tuesday) after the biggest snowfall on record, followed by flooding rain. The sun doesn't shine for weeks sometimes, and after nearly 6 months our trees are starting to bloom.
We all have a love of paradse, just curious why you are on your way.
Dancing barefoot on the white sand beach, under the moon and stars and palm trees. The music?? Andrew Douglas playing "No Woman, No Cry." This is, of course, after a day of snorkeling at Trunk Bay.
The warm grit of sand between my toes, the sun blessing me with its rays, the calming sound of the waves lightly hitting the beach, the sound of a distant seagull, the warm trade winds blowing ever so gently across my skin, the smell of my tanning lotion, the calypso beat coming from the bar down the beach, the misty surge release of my corona when I pop the top...these are just a few thoughts of why I make it to the Islands, not to mention that I'M FREAKIN GETTING MARRIED THERE NEXT FRIDAY! WOOHOO! BUY THIS GUY A SHOT, CAUSE HE'S ABOUT TO TIE THE KNOT!
when you get to the bottom line it is one thing. NO PROBLEM, MON!
The first sight of that turquoise water when flying into STT.
Feeling relaxed again sitting next to the water at a local beach bar.
The crazy twists, turns and mountains when we in the jeep with the top down.
The clear water and snorkeling (We're not in NJ anymore!)
Being able to share it with the people I love the most.
What better place to celebrate the big 50 with my best friends by my side? Fun, Sun, Sand, Music, Great islanders, Tank Tops & Flip Flops, Relaxation, and of course Alcohol all to celebrate a day I'd rather forget. What better place to forget how old you are. Who knows, maybe I'll move there one day! 😎
It's like coming back home.
Instead of a cottage up north it's an island in paradise.
A place of beauty and relaxation to share with friends and family.
A place to reconnect with old friends and meet new ones.
Tuquoise water, feeding the local fish at Coki dog biscuits.
Having a drink at noon if I feel like it.
Being able to walk to a resturant (I live in the country stateside).
All of the old friends I've met on island, and the new ones I'll soon be meeting.
Being able to sit and talk to people that are on the same level as we are, relaxed,.....without all of the knots in thier shorts.
As a longtime resident - meeting new people who enjoy what we have to offer and don't harp on the negatives but who chill out, relax and enjoy, go along with "island time" and make an effort to absorb our "culture" even if it's as simple as bidding us a nicely reciprocal, "Good Morning/afternoon/evening" before asking a question. Cheers!
The kids saying thanks for bringing us here!
Seeing the look on their faces and knowing they sincerely mean it when saying thanks.