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Re: Checking out for awhile . . .

Post in 'The Inglenook' started by firefighterjake, Feb 14, 2013.

  1. Gary_602z

    Gary_602z Minister of Fire

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    Jake, have fun and PLEASE take Delta-T with you!:)

    Gary
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  2. Hearth Mistress

    Hearth Mistress Minister of Fire

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    You know the rules....photos or it didn't happen ;)
  3. Eatonpcat

    Eatonpcat Minister of Fire

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    EWWW...Cat chowder, the Chineses restaurant down the stree...OOPS, you said Clowder!;)

    Hope you have a blast!!
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  4. tfdchief

    tfdchief Minister of Fire

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    Have fun Jake.
  5. Paulywalnut

    Paulywalnut Minister of Fire

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    Who's tending your home heating facility?
  6. firefighterjake

    firefighterjake Minister of Fire

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    I'm back . . . pics to follow at some point.

    I didn't take Delta T with me.

    Scotty . . . your pic/link is broken.

    I had a good time . . . my new favorite island is St. Lucia.

    Barely made my second plane . . . United employee ended up banging on the closed door of the jet so they could let my wife and I on board since we were late taking off due to de-icing.

    My wife has issues with monkeys. On the last cruise a baby vervet bit her . . . this time around she got too close to a cage with two capuchins and one grabbed ahold of her hair and shirt while the other grabbed her shirt with both hands and started pulling it off her. I have to admit . . . it was both concerning and funny at the same time. My friends really wish they had got pics or videos of her yelling for help while the capuchins attempted to disrobe her (I think they were looking for snacks as she had been feeding them earlier.)

    St. Thomas: Met a few fellow Maniacs at the SkyTram.

    St. Lucia: If you ever get there definitely do Cosol Tours . . . well worth it . . . beautiful country.

    St. Martin: I saw half naked women . . . that's always cool.

    St. Kitts: I also love this island . . . did a sugar cane plantation tour. It was OK.

    Barbados: Did a taxi tour and I swear the folks in this country are determined to get tourists drunk on rum and rum punch . . . they kept serving it up everywhere I went as part of the ticket to the various places we visited. Also . . . monkeys were here.

    Again . . . pics in the next few days. I'm still trying to get adjusted to not having my covers turned down and my wife refuses to make me towel animals or leave chocolates on my pillow . . . and I won't even get started on how white and brown it is here now vs. green and colorful where I was.
  7. firefighterjake

    firefighterjake Minister of Fire

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    Pauly . . . I allowed the oil boiler to take care of things while I was gone . . . I figure my woodstove deserves a short break in the action.
  8. firefighterjake

    firefighterjake Minister of Fire

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    Oh yeah . . . good news . . . the ship didn't catch on fire, I didn't have to poop in a bag and the Captain didn't get so close to any reefs so we didn't capsize.
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  9. ScotO

    ScotO Guest

    So you were one of the lucky ones, eh?
  10. milleo

    milleo Feeling the Heat

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    Jake your back just in time for the storm....Lol....
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  11. Jags

    Jags Moderate Moderator Staff Member

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    Baahaha - monkeys are such funny people.
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  12. billb3

    billb3 Minister of Fire

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    I'm guessing she wasn't 95 years old.
  13. firefighterjake

    firefighterjake Minister of Fire

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    You would be correct . . .
  14. firefighterjake

    firefighterjake Minister of Fire

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    Some pics from Old San Juan

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  15. firefighterjake

    firefighterjake Minister of Fire

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    Pics of vervet monkeys in Barbados.

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  16. Pallet Pete

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    Very cool Jake ! You must have had a blast.

    Pete
  17. firefighterjake

    firefighterjake Minister of Fire

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    St. Nicholas Abbey . . . an old Jacobean mansion and location where they crush sugar cane to make sugar/molasses to make rum.

    Old church in Barbados.

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    firefighterjake Minister of Fire

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    Some cannon at El Morro in Old San Juan.

    Banana plantation

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  19. firefighterjake

    firefighterjake Minister of Fire

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    The Pitons on St. Lucia . . . if anyone ever ends up there I highly recommend Cosol Tours. You will not go thirsty . . . this I guarantee.

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  20. firefighterjake

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    Waterfall on St. Lucia

    Cattle egret on St. Kitts?

    School children on a walk a thon on St. Kitts

    View on a mountain side in St. Kitts

    Sugar mill ruins on St. Kitts

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    Thanks for the pics. Glad you are home in one piece. I learned a long time ago to stay away from any monkey. Too unpredictable. In Vietnam, there were monkeys that would throw stones at people. Other moneys would toss their waste. Yuk! The old world scenery was really nice. Reminded me of when I was assigned in Panama.
  22. firefighterjake

    firefighterjake Minister of Fire

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    Grave yard in St. Kitts

    Picture better left uncaptioned

    View from Fort St. Louis in Marigot, St. Martin

    Iguana at zoo on St. Martin

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    Carnival Valor . . . our hotel and restaurant for the week

    Scenes from Old San Juan

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    Nice. Never been to those places (yet) but I have drank with a monkey (no lie).;lol
  25. Delta-T

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    I'm beginning to think Jake is not gonna pick me up on the way.....I'll wait just a bit longer.....
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