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Treeman
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January 17, 2017 6:43 pm  

We are planning our 3rd PMV this year and I am thinking of mixing things up a bit. We have come down in late Mar and early Apr the past 2 years avoiding high time to save money on travel.

I feel that we have missed out on the hotter temps, mosquitoes and other things that make life fun. We live in Charleston, SC so we know heat and humidity.

What do you suggest for a time to visit in order for my wife to experience life's complexities?


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Alana33
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January 17, 2017 7:28 pm  

July is hot and considered low season.
August, September and October are usually the height of hurricane season and considered extremely low season. Rates are generally the lowest in September and it's the quietest, IMO as there's practically no cruise ships in port and tourism is in a lull. Beaches are empty during the week. It's rather nice.


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AandA2VI
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January 17, 2017 11:47 pm  

September is my favorite month - the water is usually crystal clear and I dive like every day in the 85' wata. Provided there are no storms of course.

I forget STT or STX?

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mtdoramike
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January 17, 2017 11:55 pm  

Three pre-move visits. When are you going to pull the trigger and move?

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Treeman
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January 18, 2017 11:20 am  

2015 was STX
2016 was STT
2017 will be STX again.

My son has 1.5 yrs left in high school. Once he gets off to college we will be able to start liquidating and downsizing.


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speee1dy
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January 18, 2017 11:40 am  

come in august and stay in a place without air conditioning and without breeze . then you can get the full effect of what its like. and i hope you dont develop a rash from the heat that never goes away, like i have


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Treeman
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January 18, 2017 12:01 pm  

come in august and stay in a place without air conditioning and without breeze . then you can get the full effect of what its like. and i hope you dont develop a rash from the heat that never goes away, like i have

lol
I can turn off the ac in my house here in Charleston in august. sweating while sitting on the back deck.

Just want to prove to my wife that it is just as stifling in STX as it is at home.


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speee1dy
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January 18, 2017 1:03 pm  

i grew up in maryland. humid is summers middle name there. never had a rash before coming here.

also, my mom lives in arizona. it gets up to 120 there in the summer, she will never come back in august


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Treeman
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January 18, 2017 3:47 pm  

i grew up in maryland. humid is summers middle name there. never had a rash before coming here.

also, my mom lives in arizona. it gets up to 120 there in the summer, she will never come back in august

Been in chas for 18. Mom came down to visit once from Buffalo. Never came back. None of my siblings have come down here either.


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speee1dy
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January 18, 2017 4:42 pm  

lol. its not for sissies


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singlefin
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January 18, 2017 4:57 pm  

Living on some elevation with lots of NNE facing windows to allow the breeze in makes a difference. Although it's during those months that the predominant wind direction changes or drops off completetly. Those are the tougher days indeed.
Most people also, if they can, save outdoor activities to early mornings or the evenings.


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Exit Zero
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January 18, 2017 8:23 pm  

I have lived high on Crown Mt. STT for 36 years - rarely been stifling even in Sept with little breeze -- and last night it was 64F and comforter needed.
It is all about breeze, ventilation, elevation and house design on the lot.
South facing and East End locations are absolutely hotter and drier year round. And consider the rainfall or buying water for your cistern as well.


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AandA2VI
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January 19, 2017 2:41 am  

It's 64 in the rainforest! So crazy! It's kinda nice but we are under a big blanket which feels super weird.

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Scubadoo
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January 19, 2017 2:48 am  

come in august and stay in a place without air conditioning and without breeze . then you can get the full effect of what its like. and i hope you dont develop a rash from the heat that never goes away, like i have

lol
I can turn off the ac in my house here in Charleston in august. sweating while sitting on the back deck.

Just want to prove to my wife that it is just as stifling in STX as it is at home.

So true and it'll be hotter in Charleston in August than in STX. But no breeze or AC on STX in August is still no fun.


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Treeman
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June 22, 2017 12:21 pm  

Bump

Heading down today.
On STX this evening!!!


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speee1dy
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June 22, 2017 4:48 pm  

have a safe trip


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Treeman
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July 5, 2017 10:06 pm  

Another productive trip!!!!

Facts:

It is cooler in STX than in CHS, SC.

Roads are bad; although I was able to avoid a lot of the same potholes that I encountered 2 years ago.

Service at a many of the places on the BW was subpar. Bars and Rests.

Ants will clean up after you inside and outside.

Rum is a whole $1 more..........I feel the outrage.

Beer is way over-priced and poor selection. BrewSTX was cool, spoke to the Brewmaster one morning and I felt his enthusiasm for the 340.

Lots of honeybees, especially on the palms.

Wife still in H2O training: good in the bathroom, mediocre in the kitchen and poor in the laundry.

Tamarind had really nice snorkeling.

FREE MANGOES!!!!

Delonix Regia.........I finally saw it in bloom, worth the trip.

Wasps in the agave, cuphea, eaves, etc.

Sahara Dust is real.

Viewed a bunch of houses. There's some funky changes to the interior walls and stuff.

H&H is a mess...........still.

Sat on the porch at No Bones for a bit (beer) and watched the pothole navigation.

Chuck at the Palms was very gracious, leading a snorkel trip one morning.


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speee1dy
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July 6, 2017 10:50 am  

lol, sounds like a great trip


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LiquidFluoride
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July 7, 2017 12:54 am  

Needs more horse back riding and general west end awesomeness

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Scubadoo
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July 7, 2017 2:32 am  

Did Chuck mention anything about selling the Palms?

Sargassum is acting up again in front of the Palms. Maybe you missed it.


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Treeman
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July 7, 2017 10:38 pm  

Needs more horse back riding and general west end awesomeness

Hike with Ras
Sunset sail with Lyric
Beers at Tapdeck
Yelled at for not buying a guy some chicken dinner
Bought print from Gregory..forgot his shop
Rainbow beach swim
bought gas at only station..One Love


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Treeman
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July 7, 2017 10:42 pm  

Did Chuck mention anything about selling the Palms?

Sargassum is acting up again in front of the Palms. Maybe you missed it.

Sargassum was kicking in.

Chuck did mention that there is a buyer after 2 yrs. He is spread between Edmonton, Oklahoma and Texas....big fam. Met a half a dozen or so.


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vicanuck
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July 10, 2017 11:42 am  

I was told The Palms was sold recently too.


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islandjoan
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July 10, 2017 12:53 pm  

Sargassum is kicking in on south shore, Jacks and Isaac Bays
Not as bad as 2015 but it's starting to pile up

Sargassum was kicking in.

Chuck did mention that there is a buyer after 2 yrs. He is spread between Edmonton, Oklahoma and Texas....big fam. Met a half a dozen or so.


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