OBSERVATIONS / THOUGHTS / RAMBLINGS
â€“ was windier than many of past eleven years. It also had more showers and outright rain storms. But it was much better than being in St Louis.
â€“ actually seemed more crowed on roads than past. Really, however the worst area is along Welfare/Airport Road between 4:30-6:30pm
Road to Butterfly Far/Orient Beach is being paved.
A lot more traffic along road from Phillipsburg to OBBR, especially in the early evening.
- Didnâ€™t see any. Saw more police, even driving through OBBR.
OYSTER BAY BEACH RESORT
â€“ resort itself is in good shape. Building is continuing with the new Time Share building almost completed
and should be opened in March or early April.
Unfortunately the new building
, contrary to promises this past May and when it was started, is now slated to have itâ€™s top floor turned into ten condos (Starting @$750,000.) with their own pool on the roof. The remaining three floors, rather than being offered, as originally promised, to the general â€œfloatingâ€ week owners, will be sold to a new group of â€œfixed week ownersâ€ for $26,000. In a further slap in the face of owners, one of the six unit, 2 bedroom â€œfloating â€œ buildings overlooking the Marina will be converted to Condos , starting at $450,000. I can tell you that many owners are VERY unhappy. Just like the poor people who invested at Pelican with the promise of a lifetime view of Simpson Bay, people who invested in Oyster Bay, many who have many weeks, and have built it through their maintenance fees into a wonderful premiere timeshare, are now being â€œspit onâ€ by this new management team.
EVen more unfortunate is that some of the employees are also unhappy with new changes. I hope Mr Gold will reconsider some of the recent decisions. .
Another great trip made better and better by contribution to the TTOL and Go Beach Boards. Thanks to all who stopped to say hi.