Thanksgiving

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A real watergate - Maritime Museum

The second time,our visit was triggered by our daughter-in-law who had come down from Pittsburgh in October for the baptism of one of our grandchildren.  She said, "For Thanksgiving, you can come to us".  But at that time both Bob and I were working, and we did not get Friday after Thanksgiving off.  So it would have been a four hour trip each way.  Not my ideal way of spending Thanksgiving.  And Bob replied, "We are going to Bermuda for Thanksgiving and to the Virgin Islands for Christmas".  This was the first I had heard of this idea.   I thought he was joking.  But a couple of days later, he asked me if I had bought the tickets.  So I said that I was OK with Bermuda for Thanksgiving, but I wanted to go to Costa Rica in January instead of the Virgin Islands for Christmas.

Men working on the Historic Society uilding St. George

We flew in on the Tuesday November 21, 1995 (before Thanksgiving). We stayed in the Hamilton Princess. Because I had waited so late to get tickets, we had to fly in on Tuesday and back out on Saturday as there were no tickets for Sunday or Monday. We did a little shopping Tuesday afternoon.

Wednesday was a little overcast, so we took the bus out to the Old Royal Navy Dockyard in Sandy's Parish (and to the Bermuda Maritime Museum), ate lunch and shopped Then we took the ferry back to Hamilton. I walked through the historical society exhibit in the library and Bob went to the Perot post office. Then we did some more shopping. After dinner we went to a slide presentation at the hotel on Bermudan architecture 
 
On Thursday, we stopped at the Bermuda Aquarium Museum and Zoo in Flatt's Village, Smith Parish (BAMZ) on the way to St.

Me in the Botanic Garden
George. After lunch in St. George (and I found out that I hated the Ploughman's lunch), we visited St. Peters, the Carriage Museum and the Historical Society.  We just looked at the Deliverance from the outside, but we did go to see the slide show at the Town Hall and walked around Somer's Garden. I took a swim in the hotel pool in the evening (it was outdoors but heated). I had wanted to snorkel, but the windy weather Wednesday had stirred things up, and the Bermudians thought it was too cold to swim. The hotel had a lavish Thanksgiving buffet. Afterwards there was another slide presentation on the flora and fauna of Bermuda.

Botanical Gardens was our first stop on Friday, November 24th and then after lunch at the cafeteria we hopped the bus to take the Friday tour of Spittal Pond

We left Saturday afternoon November 25th after stopping off at the horse show (jumping) at the Botanical Garden.
Flamingo (escaped from the zoo in a hurricane) in Spittal Pond
  Then we went on out to the airport on St. David's

Although Bermuda is expensive, at current prices (not what we paid in 1995) this 4 days would cost us $1450.00 *each* (a total of $2900) including transportation (airfare, taxi to and from the airport and 3 day bus tickets), hotel with breakfast and dinner, and admissions to the Aquarium, the Dockyard, and various places in St. George. That's because most of the things we did were low cost or free.

vicIII says:
Thanks for sharing your memories here!:)
Posted on: Oct 02, 2017
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A real watergate - Maritime Museum
A real watergate - Maritime Museum
Men working on the Historic Societ…
Men working on the Historic Socie…
Me in the Botanic Garden
Me in the Botanic Garden
Flamingo (escaped from the zoo in …
Flamingo (escaped from the zoo in…
View from our hotel
View from our hotel
hotel pool
hotel pool
Princess hotel from the ferry
Princess hotel from the ferry
Ferrys and the Clocktower Mall in …
Ferrys and the Clocktower Mall in…
Bermuda Cedar in Botanic Garden
Bermuda Cedar in Botanic Garden
Bermuda Cedar ceiling in St. Georg…
Bermuda Cedar ceiling in St. Geor…
Me at the St. George Town Hall
Me at the St. George Town Hall
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