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Re: I'm Back
On 2/21/2019 4:59 PM, Bob La Londe wrote:
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Hello,    Hello,    Hello
any body there.?

LOL
welcome back...

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*Rocky T. Squirrel, esq.*


Re: I'm Back
On 2/21/2019 5:59 PM, Bob La Londe wrote:
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Well I certainly hope your 'time off' was worth it.
So now, get yourself back to doing what you do!!!

Welcome home Bob!!

Les




Re: I'm Back
On Thursday, February 21, 2019 at 4:59:08 PM UTC-6, Bob La Londe wrote:
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Aren't you the Loxxon guy? (running away and hiding)

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On Thursday, February 21, 2019 at 4:59:08 PM UTC-6, Bob La Londe wrote:
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Aren't you the Loxxon guy? (running away and hiding)

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Nope.  No bagels or cream cheese either.  


Re: I'm Back
On Thursday, February 21, 2019 at 5:59:08 PM UTC-5, Bob La Londe wrote:
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Yeah, I'm back too.  

Went to St Lucia. Nice but I wouldn't go back again.

Barbados and Grand Cayman are still my favorite places to go in the Caribbe
an.  
French side of St Martin is pretty good and St Croix is Ok too. We went to  
Grand Cayman last year. I had heard that Barbados and St Martin where still
 coming back from the hurricane this year, so we thought we'd try St Lucia  
because we'd never been there before. Well, it's got some nice places to se
e but it is just rampant with cruise ships and all the beggars that line th
e docks and streets trying to sell you their cheap trinkets, beads and gett
ing you to go on tours. Driving yourself is hazardous. Driving is on the le
ft side of the road and the streets in the towns are so narrow that everyon
e's side mirrors are either knocked off or bent back from hitting each othe
r while driving. There are deep water drains on both sides of the road. and
 the roads between towns are so mountainous with hairpin turns that you nev
er get above 40 MPH for short distances. But that doesn't stop the local dr
ivers from crawling up your ass to get by you and others coming at you, pla
ying chicken, in your lane on curvy roads to pass other cars. You can't go  
out to a restaurant for dinner any distance away from where you're staying  
because you don't dare drive the unlit mountainous roads in the dark. We pi
cked up one personal guide who took us to some great spots in the mountains
 but the rest of the time we just went to beaches and a few daytime sights.
 it was relaxing but we usually like to explore and we didn't get to do muc
h of that this time.  

Also, we fly first class whenever we travel. This was the first time we've  
ever flown Delta. I WAS NOT impressed in the least. The only real advantage
 was seating two across rather than the three across in coach. Delta people
 were fine but that's about it. Food mediocre. I won't go into the details  
but it all started with the fact that they don't even have a convenient fir
st class travelers lounge at JFK airport in New York. It was like a quarter
 mile hike to get to the lounge. And in St Lucia they wanted us to pay an a
dditional $57.00 each to access the lounge. Not impressed at all! ! ! !
I've flown American air, Caribbean air and Cayman air and had much better a
ccommodations for the amount of money paid for first class fare.  

Next year, back to Barbados.

Re: I'm Back
On 2/22/2019 12:27 AM, Jim Davis wrote:
> On Thursday
, February 21, 2019 at 5:59:08 PM UTC-5, Bob La Londe
wrote:
>> Didja miss me?
>  
> Yeah, I'm back too.

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ain.
>  
> Barbados and Grand Cayman are still my fav

orite places to go in the Caribbean.
> French side of
 St Martin is pretty good and St Croix is Ok too. We w
ent to Grand Cayman last year. I had heard that Barbad
os and St Martin where still coming back from the hurr
icane this year, so we thought we'd try St Lucia becau
se we'd never been there before. Well, it's got some n
ice places to see but it is just rampant with cruise s
hips and all the beggars that line the docks and stree
ts trying to sell you their cheap trinkets, beads and
getting you to go on tours. Driving yourself is hazard
ous. Driving is on the left side of the road and the s
treets in the towns are so narrow that everyone's side
 mirrors are either knocked off or bent back from hitt
ing each other while driving. There are deep water dra
ins on both sides of the road. and the roads between t
owns are so mountainous with hairpin turns that you ne
ver get above 40 MPH for short distances. But that doe
sn't stop the local drivers from crawling up your ass
to get by you and others coming at you, playing chicke
n, in your lane on curvy roads to pass other cars. You
 can't go out to a restaurant for dinner any distance
away from where you're staying because you don't dare
drive the unlit mountainous roads in the dark. We pick
ed up one personal guide who took us to some great spo
ts in the mountains but the rest of the time we just w
ent to beaches and a few daytime sights. it was relaxi
ng but we usually like to explore and we didn't get to
 do much of that this time.
>  
> Also, we fly first
class whenever we travel. This was the first time we'v
e ever flown Delta. I WAS NOT impressed in the least.
The only real advantage was seating two across rather
than the three across in coach. Delta people were fine
 but that's about it. Food mediocre. I won't go into t
he details but it all started with the fact that they
don't even have a convenient first class travelers lou
nge at JFK airport in New York. It was like a quarter
mile hike to get to the lounge. And in St Lucia they w
anted us to pay an additional $57.00 each to access th
e lounge. Not impressed at all! ! ! !
> I've flown Am
erican air, Caribbean air and Cayman air and had much
better accommodations for the amount of money paid for
 first class fare.
>  
> Next year, back to Barbados.

>  
 
Welcome back as well Jim,
 
I was in St. Luci

a a number of years ago but it was only
for about 8 h
ours off a cruise ship.  Of the ports visited
on that
 trip the one that I would want to go back to would
b
e St. Thomas.  We linked up with a couple from China.

We would have dinner together and make plans for the
next
morning in a new port.  We would get a map, pick
 a beach
on the other side of the island(minimal tour
ist).  Get off
the ship, go to the end of the dock, m
ake a deal with a
taxi driver to take us there and th
en be back in a few hours
to pick us up and bring us
back to the ship.  We all enjoyed
snorkeling and a ne
w beach everyday was excellent.
 
It has been quite s
ome time so my guess is going back will never happen.

 
When my wife and I go on a cruise, regardless of wh
at the
events or actions of the day, I look at it all
 as a adventure.
Everything that happens is new and d
ifferent everywhere.
With an adventure around every c
orner you are always discovering.
For me that is the
fun in it.  Sometimes my wife sees it a bit different
 
but all in all she catches up.
 
She asked me about
 a month ago if I would ever like to go back to
Singa
pore and Hong Kong.  Tempting, very tempting!!  The ai
r travel
time just to get there is a bit nuts.  Got t
o really get use to being
in an aluminum can at 30,00
0 feet or so for a lot of hours.
Now that would be an
 ADVENTURE!!!!
 
Anyhow, it is now time for you to st
art saving and planning for your
next vacation.  Have
 fun!!
 
Les
 
 
 


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She asked me about a month ago if I would ever like to go back to
Singapore and Hong Kong.  Tempting, very tempting!!  The air travel
time just to get there is a bit nuts.  Got to really get use to being
in an aluminum can at 30,000 feet or so for a lot of hours.
Now that would be an ADVENTURE!!!!

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I can imagine,.  I was going stir crazy in just the 7+ hrs or so from  
Charlotte to Phoenix on our return flight.  Yes they had us fly in the wrong  
direction first to come home.  


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