The French Side

ST Martin 4/8/15

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This is the Weston Resort on the Atlantic side of the island. The waves are much bigger here than on the west side where we live.

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This is the view from the restaurant we ate at for lunch

 

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It is good luck to have butterflies land on you… Elder Thompson has YEARS of good luck coming to him, as butterflies seemed to perch on him a lot!

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This is the very exclusive resort. There is a small road that goes up and over the mountain, down a very steep grade to the ocean.

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we watched this guy for a while, he was pretty good for a first timer.

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This is a view of the exclusive resort from the top of the hill. It is a gated community with lots of cameras, etc., but they have to let you in to use the beach–they just make it difficult!

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This is the French quarter and downtown on the French side of the island.

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That night we met a few members for a going away dinner with the Thompsons at a Chinese restaurant.

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These are the gelato machines at the ice cream place we went. They told us they are the same kind that Pat used and sold and trained people on in Italy! The gelato was very good, but expensive!

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We had some errands to do, and eventually pick-up missionaries at the French airport on the other side of the island, so we also toured the island a little bit and also went to the butterfly farm!

We stopped to pay some bills, met the owner of one of the missionary apartments, met the insurance lady, etc. For lunch we ate at a seaside restaurant on the French side and had a great meal.

We also stopped at the butterfly farm: Wow! It was wonderful! Hundreds of butterflies.

We went to the airport to meet two new missionaries coming to the island: a sister and an elder.

We toured the back side of the island where there was a very exclusive resort (all the beaches are public, so anyone can go to any beach). It was hard to get to the beach, but it was beautiful. There was someone trying to use jet boots in the water!

We drove through the French quarter, and eventually made a circle of the island. After getting back we went back to our room for a rest, only to head out to dinner with some members at a Chinese restaurant.

After dinner we stopped for ice cream…well, gelato! We met the owner and told him Terri’s brother worked in Italy for a gelato company. He then proudly showed us his gelato machines—the same ones Pat sold and worked for. The owner said they were expensive, but were the best. He spent a lot of time trying new flavors and combinations. The store is very popular, and has a real carousel.

Then it was bedtime. Tomorrow we go to inspect the missionary apartments.

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