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  •  I'm a reader, from a family of readers (8+ / 0-)

    Because we were so busy in the city, when we got to the beach, we'd heave a happy sigh, settle in a chair, and read. It was DH, who grew up on a farm in Albuquerque, who wanted to frenetically dash everywhere and see and do everything. It took a few years, but now he's a reader, too.

    It's just a matter of adapting, I think. On a beautiful island with turquoise water and languid air, far from the madding crowd, it doesn't make sense to expect hustle and bustle.

    "...Males are biologically driven to go out and hunt giraffes.” —Newt Gingrich in 1995

    by BadKitties on Sat Mar 23, 2013 at 02:54:28 PM PDT

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    •  It takes all kinds. (4+ / 0-)

      The last time we visited STJ, we brought our kids with us.  Our oldest daughter and her husband spent the whole week trying to visit every beach and hike every trail on the island. They didn't quite finish, but they made a good dent in it.  They'll be back.  I don't quite get it, but if it's what makes them happy...

      As for the hustle and bustle, we've been gravitating towards the Coral Bay side of the island lately. After spending a few days there, Cruz Bay actually feels like "the big city".  I can live without all that traffic.

      What sums up Coral Bay for me is the array of clocks at Connections (the mailbox service and internet cafe) in Cruz Bay. A row of clocks on the wall show the times in Los Angeles, New York, London, Cruz Bay and Coral Bay.  The Coral Bay clock has no hands on it. That's where I want to stay.

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