While relaxing at the Cliffhanger (the deck that overlooks the pristine beach and aqua colored ocean at Cupecoy Beach Club) the Finefrocks son Matt made a comment that everything you could ever wish to have in Paradise is on the island of St Martin and after vacationing there for the first time I wholeheartedly agree.
Last week I had the opportunity to hang with Bill and Sue, Matt’s parents whom I have never met before. Not only are they two of the nicest people you would ever want to meet, but they are the ultimate host and hostess, allowing a friend and I to be the first of a long line of guests they have visit them every year to as Sue says share in the joy that they experience every day.
Here’s a wonderful little slide show that Sue put together of photos during the first half of our trip. A typical day for me started with an early walk on the beach, followed by a few hours of pool lounging or a trip by car to one of St Martin’s many beaches.
Lunch was followed by more sun by the pool or beach and an occasional nap. The international paper was delivered daily poolside and there was something very gratifying about seeing pictures on the front page of the snow storms up in the states while basking in eighty degree temperatures.
In the early evening we would either head to one of the many happy hour offerings or walk down to the Cliffhanger with a glass of wine to watch the sun go down and the cruise ships head off into the sunset. After sunset it was off to the Atlantic Casino located right across the street to play the penny slots for hours hoping to hit a big jackpot.
So thanks for your hospitality Sue and Bill, you have got it right, work hard for a good part of your life then enjoy the fruits of your labors and share your good fortune with family and friends. I am glad to have gotten to know you and am happy to call you my friends.