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M&K FROM TX
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We're gearing up to move to st croix in the next few weeks. Any other Texans around? Bringing toddler grandchild with us. Apt or housing advice and tips really appreciated. Would like to bring pets (cats) if possible... Thanks for any & all comments.

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Topic starter Posted : August 6, 2010 8:39 pm
Zigmo
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From Texas but not there yet. From reading I have the understanding that it is best to find a short term rental so that you can find the right Apartment/House/Location. What part of Texas?

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Posted : August 7, 2010 2:05 am
Edward
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I started my career in El Paso in 1958 and loved the sunshine and Texas Western football. I guess I'm part-Texan!

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Posted : August 7, 2010 1:03 pm
Hiya!
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Full Texan here! 🙂 Best advice is to read through this message board like it's a relocation book. It will answer questions you never thought to ask. You may think the information is out of date if its a year or two old, and most likely it will not be. Restaurants come and go but everything else pretty much stays the same. And the govt, wapa, etc never change here.

On the board you will get your questions answered better if you ask specific questions. Feel free to PM me. Good Luck!

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Posted : August 8, 2010 12:36 pm
East Ender
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Well, come on over to St Thomas on August 22 for the Texas Society Chili Cook-Off. Lots o'Texans and wannabes! Yi-Ha!

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Posted : August 8, 2010 2:58 pm
The Gallaways
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We are from the DFW area and considering the same move. I look forward to seeing the information you receive.

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Posted : August 10, 2010 2:02 pm
diana robinson
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How Exciting to hear you will be relocating to St. Croix. Yes, there are Texans here-and a substantial group at that. So come on down! If you are looking for a place to live contact me.
Hope to meet you in the near future.

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Posted : August 10, 2010 3:18 pm
sdove
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Not a Texan, except maybe an "honorary" one. I live in central OK, but have lots of family in Texas! My husband and I are also considering this move. It was 95 degrees with a heat index of 105 last night at 10:00 where I live. I thought I'd died and woke up in hell!! Pretty bad when you need to go to the tropics to cool off!!! :-X LOL

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Posted : August 12, 2010 9:48 pm
Edward
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Here in St. Croix, it's nearly always 85 degrees F, plus or minus a few degrees, and there is always a pleasant breeze (most of the island).

The water is the same temperature, from the surface to 140 feet (as far as I have dived. I wear only a body shirt and swimsuit when diving.

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Posted : August 12, 2010 11:43 pm
aussie
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Here in St. Croix, it's nearly always 85 degrees F, plus or minus a few degrees, and there is always a pleasant breeze (most of the island).

Yeah, well, that's a little too romanticized for my taste.

Winter nights are generally in the low to mid 70's. Occasionally it will drop into the upper 60's - delightful! The Christmas Winds start around November and stay with us until March or April. Highs during the summer are consistently 87, 88, or 89 degrees. The breezes definitely drop off at times and it can be dead still. The Tropic of Cancer is at 23.5 degrees N. St Croix is at (approximately) 17 degrees N and the tropical sun is straight overhead twice a year. That puppy will toast ya fast!

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Posted : August 13, 2010 12:59 am
stephyjh
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Here in St. Croix, it's nearly always 85 degrees F, plus or minus a few degrees, and there is always a pleasant breeze (most of the island).

Yeah, well, that's a little too romanticized for my taste.

Winter nights are generally in the low to mid 70's. Occasionally it will drop into the upper 60's - delightful! The Christmas Winds start around November and stay with us until March or April. Highs during the summer are consistently 87, 88, or 89 degrees. The breezes definitely drop off at times and it can be dead still. The Tropic of Cancer is at 23.5 degrees N. St Croix is at (approximately) 17 degrees N and the tropical sun is straight overhead twice a year. That puppy will toast ya fast!

According to Google Maps (by way of the tattoo on my ankle, lol) Christiansted is 17 degrees 45 minutes north.

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Posted : August 13, 2010 2:43 am
aussie
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According to Google Maps (by way of the tattoo on my ankle, lol) Christiansted is 17 degrees 45 minutes north.

LOL stephyjh! Does that put Christiansted north or south of your ankle bone?

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Posted : August 13, 2010 3:22 am
AbovetheCliff
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If you connect it to the knee bone,you end up on the North Shore. I couldn't resist the temptation.

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Posted : August 13, 2010 3:30 am
Edward
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I should have been more specific. Mid-80s during the day, contrasted with highs of 100+ on the mainland.

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Posted : August 13, 2010 11:26 am
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