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#64546 - 03/12/03 05:32 AM San Pedro ca. 1983?
Jacy Offline
I was on AC for a month in November of '83 and I'm trying to figure out where I stayed. It was just through the brush from the airstrip but was almost certainly not the Holiday Hotel. More along the lines of a rustic 2-story building with maybe 4 or 6 kitchenette 'condo' units. Wood jalousies, no hot running water, slab of 4" foam on a wood frame for a bed. IIRC, John Greif Sr. owned it and lived adjacent, in a separate structure.

Spent a lot of time at Fido's (Connie and Chas, a retired RAF guy, owned it or were running it) and the Tackle Box. Also spent a night on Caye Chapel for a fishing tournament. Have some very grainy and blurry photos that aren't much help. Too many Belikens. cool

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#64547 - 03/12/03 05:54 AM Re: San Pedro ca. 1983?
Marie Offline
Hi Jacy,

Well, I've been going for 9 years, so can't give you a definative answer. From the description it sounds like it might be close to where the SunBreeze is now. You might ask them. A better bet would be to get on Ambergris Today.com - the local newspaper. They have a segment called "25 Years Ago". Surely, that person could help you. Good luck. I envy you, you must have many different memories than I do.

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#64548 - 03/13/03 04:33 AM Re: San Pedro ca. 1983?
Jacy Offline
It was a fantastic trip, Marie. I'd only planned on staying for a week and would probably still be there today had my boss not threatened to fire and bring charges against me if I didn't hie my butt back to work. eek

I'm thinking you're probably right about the location mentioned. I also found a photo of something that resembles my fuzzy memory of where I stayed. I tried to email the photographer but it bounced.

Memories... ah, there are SO many, but they mostly center on the people -- ex-pats (US and Brit) and natives were all so wonderfully warm, inviting and friendly. I'd traveled there by myself (I was 24) and from the second I got on the Tropic Air Cessna in BC, people began to look after me. There was an RAF supply sergeant named Dennis (he hailed from Trinidad & Tobago) on the same flight, on his way for some weekend R&R. We chatted amiably during the flight (which is another story in itself, of course!) and parted ways at the San Pedro airstrip. The next morning I found a HUGE box of books outside my door, along with a note from Dennis indicating I'd probably find myself with time on my hands and he hoped these would help. I was instantly charmed. Plus, they were all British best-sellers and reading the Queen's English the whole time just added to the ambiance. God knows, I needed to extend my stay just to finish those books. wink

One of these days I'll get back there. My husband (whom I met the very day I returned from AC) doesn't quite get its charm so I may end up there solo once again, but I WILL GET THERE! laugh

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#64549 - 03/13/03 05:19 AM Re: San Pedro ca. 1983?
Marie Offline
Hi Jacy,

Great memories! Has your husband every been there? If not, see if he won't give it a chance. Its one of my favorite places on earth!

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