St Martin

I am going on vacation to St Martin the second week of July. I am going with my friends Jan and Alethya who I went to Hawaii and other places with. St Martin is an island in the Caribbean divided between France (Saint-Martin) and Dutch (Sint Maarten). It is near Anguilla, St Kitts, and St Barts in the Leeward Islands.

The only potential problem is my passport. I let it expire a year ago. The passport office is swamped by applications from the new requirements for passports when returning from North America. I sent my renewal off yesterday paying for expedited processing and overnight delivery. The expedited processing is supposed to be up to 3 weeks. Luckily, they just started a waiver program where the receipt of a passport application and photo ID is sufficient to get back.