place to stay/work
I'm currently in search of place to stay in st.croix; i, just purchased my travel, and will be arriving in st.thomas on jan 25th.
i'm not to picky, a room for rent, cheap hotel, roomate(s), efficiency/apartment, or even property to camp on temporarily, etc.
i'm a 30 year old, clean, hard working, white male from michigan.
i have a tentative job lined up in construction on st.croix, however if for any reason(s) this falls trough i'll be beating the streets, looking for anything in construction, roofs, marina, hotel/motel, etc. i'm willing to pay cash if the price is reasonable, and/or exchange cash and spare labor for a place to stay. if anyone knows of any leads please e-mail me at email@example.com, or contact my ez-resourcing voicemail/nextel at 810-223-6877;thanx, and farewell:)
Saw you said you are flying into St. Thomas and have work on St. Croix so I wanted to note that you will need to travel from St. Thomas to get to St. Croix via Seaplane or Airplane, perhaps by January the ferry will also be an option but as of right now it isn't.
There is camping on St. Croix at http://mtvictorycamp.com/
Some of the places others have mentioned staying at during their initial time on island include: Kronegade Inn, Pelican Heights, The Pink Fancy & the Best Western among a few others. Anyone have feedback on this, or other inns & small hotels one might look into?
whats the deal with the ferry anyway?strike, mechanical, not enough business?anyway i'm hoping it will be running, when i get there, i'm not big on flight. god built me to swim, not to fly. ha ha.can you suggest any other mode of transport. private vessel going my way, is it common, and moderate traffic flow from stt to stx?merry christmas, and thanx.baja
I live in Royal Oak and am also in construction and I have been to STX 10 times in the past 7 years. My business partner lives in Grand Blanc. I think I can give you your answers from a fellow Michigander's perspective.
If I was 30 I'd move in a second, but I'm 40, married, in-laws, etc., and have spent 15 years building my business. My risk/reward ratio is too great to pull the trigger.
STX's economy is no different than Flint's or Detroit's but why be miserable in Michigan when you can be happy in paradise.
There are only 3 bad things about STX ...No Taco Bell, No Molson, and No Labatt Blue. We brought down a case of Blue on a lark one year and that's all it took to start making friends. Now we bring down 3 cases each time we go to accomodate all the requests.
Call me on my cell (248-505-2775) and I can tell you what to expect and where to go.
ted; your the man, you know your taste in brewha; i can't pass up this oppurtunity, my love for fish, sail, dive, and the rest of the island/ocean life is worth the adventure, and the sacrifice of the few alleged amenities there "may" be mainland. i heard this joke/riddle once, about a spanish fellow who lived and worked on the island sea and fished on his rig all day, and at night drank beer and spent time with his family and friends relaxing. a big corporate attorney wanted to invest in this guy and his fishing expertise/business and the attorney said "well listen i'll expand your operation, and you can have 20 vessels, and all these men, and a few canning plants, and you can make a fortune, and retire a millionaire"; the man asked the attorney, "well why"?, "what would i do after that"? the attorney said "well after you make your fortune you can retire, and fish all day, and at night, drink beer and spend time with your family and friends relaxing". the morale is the man had what he wanted, simple and relaxing. its amazing what we'll go through in life, to try and obtain things we want, when sometimes we had it all along.i'm looking forward to this adveture, and can't wait to go. i'll be in touch, via phone. merry cristmas;baja.
mark;to be truthful no full scale nursery work; however, i've got some expierence farming, irrigation, growing squash, mellons, watermelon, giant pumkins, things of that nature. also my good friend owns an apple orchard and i've helped there, harvest, packing, etc. some expierince with herbicide's and pesticides, both in agriculture and water born weed kill. also i've started plants in greenhouse atmosphere to get ready to go outdoors. also they're putting in a new bordine's nursery about 8 miles up the road, bordine's is the biggest nursery in michigan and they have 4(four) facilities, this new one being the biggest; you should see the greenhouses these people have, like 75 acres of them and there building as we speak. most are radiant in-slab benzine heating systems to grow in the rooting cycle and then they are shipped to one of the other three nursery's for later stages, devolopment, and handling. i've got expierence in layout, landscaping, and sight prep, on the job planting, and finish; but as far as what can grow next to eachother, without cross contamination and things of that nature, i would have to learn. i do know a little about trees and clipping plants, but i'm am sure there is more in that area i would be willing to learn.thanx and w/b i'm interested on the subject.merry christmas: baja
Couldn't stop laughing when I read about not being made to fly.Everytime I tell someone how much I HATE flying:SOMETHING HAPPENS that I end up having to get on one of those aweful machines again.My daughter Loves it and laughs at my obvious terror during the whole flight.Just wanted to commiserate on the FEAR of FLYING.....LA
twindomes;thanx for the latest on the ferry service; it looks like the boat with wings for me; i'm still trying to figure out if my luggage is considered cargo, they wan't a hunch and a bunch, more than the ticket price for my stuff..i'll have like at least 100lbs of stuff, so i'm going to call them today, to see what the scoop is.happy old/new year;thanx, baja
Have your air travel booked all the way to STX. Then when you check in at your original starting point have them check the luggage all the way to STX. (you will have to show a ticket or copy of an itinerary that prooves you are traveling with your luggage all the way through). Be sure no piece is over 50 lbs by itself. If you have 100 lbs divide it between 2 bags of 50 lbs or less. Almost all airlines now allow 2 checked pieces (up to 50 lbs) and one carry-on plus a "personal item" (purse, computer case, etc.).
Doing it this way should be no problem. IF you are going to take the seaplane from STT to STX, then the whole deal is off since the seaplane doesn't leave from the STT airport. You'd have to claim your luggage in STT, take a cab to Seaplane, and re-check all your luggage. The easiest would be to go all the way through on a air carrier that flies from STT AIRPORT to STX (Cape Air is one)
I am, an old airline employee....