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Old 06-02-2007, 10:19 AM   #91
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Uuuummmmmm, litle tip for the next time if you use this route get off I-95 in Jacksonville and take 295 south back to to I-95. Knocks about 45 mintues off the trip. Not becasue it's less miles, but there is a heck of alot less traffic. Just my little public service message for the day.

And special thanks, becasue now I have THAT song stuck in my head

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A few thoughts

Boy, how would you like to be a cast member doing check-ins the next couple of months. I know from experience that Disney did not send out any mail telling peeps that made ressies that they are now non-smoking. I wonder how many called in with the Mickey flu yesterday?

Speaking of which, if anyone has any info or knows of maps showing the designated smoking areas at the resorts, I'd appreciate it. In particular, Riverside.

I also want to welcome a few newcomers here; Lovebuzzandwoody, Kthom, Heluvsme and Anabelle. Glad you're enjoying this so far. Don't worry, we'll fix that. OH, and Anabelle? That line under your name? I can't remember how many times I used that in my first two reports. "Did I say that out loud?"


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Omigosh! We lived in Colorado for a short time, while there we (okay I) decided we should go on one of the trails in the mountains..... took a wrong turn and ended up on another "trail", on my side of our Cherekee was a wall of rock (I may have scraped the mirror a couple times), on her side was..... air (and a breathtaking view- if she was able to breathe).
Wife just kept saying "Iwannagohome, weregonnadieifwedon'tgetoffthiscliff!"

Needless to say I'm not allowed to "point the car" anymore

Great stuff so far, had tears in my eyes
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Love the song Nebo. I was actually wondering if you knew about the tunnels. Anxiously awaiting the part about robbing the drug store. I figure you needed to at some point. Thursday is so far away and this is such a long trip can't we have "It must be Monday/Thursday"?
Please, pretty please.
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Yes Jaime, no waffles. Everytime you try to spread the butter, it keeps falling into all the little holes.



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Now that's funny, not that I would laugh at your impending doom by running into the wall of a dark tunnel, but the song is hilarious!
YES you would! You'd laugh in a heartbeat. Think I'll become a Cornhusker fan.

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Uuuummmmmm, litle tip for the next time if you use this route get off I-95 in Jacksonville and take 295 south back to to I-95. Knocks about 45 mintues off the trip. Not becasue it's less miles, but there is a heck of alot less traffic. Just my little public service message for the day.

And special thanks, becasue now I have THAT song stuck in my head

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That's exactly what we'd do if we go that way again, which we might.
Thanks, Janet.,

Kay7979:
I'm sorry to hear about Tornado. I hope the kitty is doing better.

Tracy, Kathy, Marita, Marie, Winkers, glad you liked the song and thanks for contributing. And those I haven't mentioned but am too afraid to back the page up and look cuz I think this will all "go away".

Oh, and Missmun52? Are you sure you don't want to be an Aussie? It would make things easier.

Well, back to work uploading pics. New chapter possibly later today, definately tomorrow.
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Old 06-02-2007, 03:35 PM   #93
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I would like to request today pretty please???

I'll check to see if I can find smoking areas for you.
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Yes Jaime, no waffles. Everytime you try to spread the butter, it keeps falling into all the little holes.
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Old 06-02-2007, 05:18 PM   #95
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Trippet 4, A picture is worth a thousand darts

I may have missed another newcomer here, Friendlyfrog. Salutations.
Never want to tick off a friendly frog. They get mean.

I'm sitting here eating Salsbury Steak as I'm doing this.
What part of the cow does Salsbury Steak come from? Just wondering.

So, let's review.
It's early sat afternoon, pulling into St. Auggie to a Comfort Inn.

And I'm a mess.
I've recentlly taken my LAST TWO VIKES!! but they are just now kicking in. A middle eastern man is the checkerinner, the same guy I talked to on the phone when we made our ressies.
A long time ago.

Ground floor?
sure.
Smoking?
sure.

And then Diane called last week to verify.
"OH no, we have no smoking rooms. We have no smoking rooms."

Read that line twice. Funny how the same sentence can have two meanings.

But he told me a smoking room was no problem. When she talked to him on the phone, he almost urged her to cancel. After she told me about the snafu, I went back online to look for others, but rooms were now few and very expensive, so we kept this one.

As we pull in I open the door, and gingerly get out of the car.
Even though this drive was less than half of yesterday's, I'm even worse because it accumulates two days in a row.

I'm doing my best Quasimodo, inching for the lobby and Diane asks how I"m doing.
"Well, my back is shot, my foot is numb, knees are still wobbly and everything is a little blurry from staring at the road for two days. "
"I think my eyes have used up all their "looks" for the rest of the day."

I half-expected to see Bob Villa come walking up with a mic.

"Hello. This is Bob Villa bringing you a new edition of "This Old Spouse."

THis motel is on the west side of the coastal road. I thought that would be no problem, just walk across the street to the beach.
HA! The east side is all condominiums and a HUGE Holiday Inn.
You couldn't even see the ocean, much less the beach.

As I'm crawling back to the car, he's telling here that it's best to just drive two blocks down, make a right down this little street, and you can go right on the beach with your car.

The room is very nice, a small fridge and microwave.
Hey Disney! Hear that? A small microwave would fit perfectly on top of the fridges in the moderates.

We don't unload the whole car, just pretty much bring in what we need.
After I changed into my suit and flip flops , I told her I'm gonna go check out the pool.
For a Comfort Inn, on the main strip, this was a joke it was so small.
Right next to it was a hot tub, not much smaller than the pool. I think it was a hot tub because it had "bubbles" coming up.

I hope the bubbles weren't coming from that one, large guy that.....

Just before 3 we throw a couple of cans of beer and pop in the playmate cooler and went in search of the beach.

It was pretty much where the guy said it would be, and I could tell it was the right street because it had this huge sign that said "BEACH", with an arrow. At the end was a gate with a large, burly man standing next to it.

"This thing four wheel drive?"
me: "All wheel drive."

"I don't know, maybe." " I'm just sick to #$@^ing death of pushing these ^%#$%@'s out of the sand today, it's so soft."

Ok, now I'm worried. I start to pull forward.
"HOLD IT!"
(oh, they know, somebody told them, something I said gave it away)
I can get a guilt complex really easily.

"That's six bucks."

oh

We drove down about a block, and I could see why trucks were getting stuck. You just "sunk" in it, it was so dry. I didn't want to push it so I pulled down closer to the water where it's a little more packed and cars are parked there.
Actually, NO cars. It was all SUV's. I actually felt pretty good about the Santa Fe. I saw Explorers having a harder time than I was.

Or maybe it's the driver.

I am going to break this into two parts right now, so you'll just hang on, coming right back.
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Trippet 4: A picture is worth a thousand darts, cont.

I was very impessed by the beach, much bigger than I thought it would be.
And harder. At least when you get closer to the water, which was still a ways away. Like putting your towel down on concrete.

Ok, I guess it's time. Meet the Trippers.

My happy wife to be finally out of the car.



Hey, I picked the car. She picked the color.

now they get scarier



When she had first picked up the film, she was sitting on the couch looking at them by herself.
Then I heard her crack up.

"Oh brother. You look ridiculous sucking in your stomach."

"What?" "I never sucked in my stomach." "Your nuts."

"Here, the cellulite, I mean celluloid doesn't lie."

And she hands it to me.
Hmm. Looks like she may have a point there.

"I was just taking a nice , deep breath of that fresh, salty air, that's all."
"Right."

That's my story and I'm sticking to it.



We lied there and just kind of looked around in silence for a long time.
It was so loud between the wind and the waves that it wasn't really easy to talk. Two beers , I mean two hours later, I noticed that it seemed to be getting louder. It happens so gradually that it takes awhile to notice.



That's Diane in the center, way out there guys were actually surfing.
I kept looking for Moondoggie.

When we were back by our towels, I looked and saw a kid go by on a skateboard like he had a jetpack on. I couldn't believe it, he had to be doing about 35 miles an hour, I though it was a motorized skateboard on the hard packed sand down by the water.
Then another kid flew by.This time I saw the line from his back going up and it was a KITE! pulling him. It was that windy. I had to admit, I don't skateboard but that looked like fun.

Soon we figured we had enough sun for the first day and headed back to the entrance where this little building called THE Beachcomber was sitting.

Big mistake.

"OH honey, let's go in and check it out, just for one, ok?"
"I checked it out already, nothing special."
"When did you do that?"
"WHile you were changing."

"C'mon, park over there."

Over there turned out to be knee deep white fluffy sand. It was like trudging through a snow drift.

goodnight kids, gotta go meet her for karaoke.
Yes, you heard right. As you can tell by the photos I have no pride. bye
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I was very impessed by the beach, much bigger than I thought it would be.
And harder. At least when you get closer to the water, which was still a ways away. Like putting your towel down on concrete.

Ok, I guess it's time. Meet the Trippers.

My happy wife to be finally out of the car.



Hey, I picked the car. She picked the color.

now they get scarier



When she had first picked up the film, she was sitting on the couch looking at them by herself.
Then I heard her crack up.

"Oh brother. You look ridiculous sucking in your stomach."

"What?" "I never sucked in my stomach." "Your nuts."

"Here, the cellulite, I mean celluloid doesn't lie."

And she hands it to me.
Hmm. Looks like she may have a point there.

"I was just taking a nice , deep breath of that fresh, salty air, that's all."
"Right."

That's my story and I'm sticking to it.



We lied there and just kind of looked around in silence for a long time.
It was so loud between the wind and the waves that it wasn't really easy to talk. Two beers , I mean two hours later, I noticed that it seemed to be getting louder. It happens so gradually that it takes awhile to notice.



That's Diane in the center, way out there guys were actually surfing.
I kept looking for Moondoggie.

When we were back by our towels, I looked and saw a kid go by on a skateboard like he had a jetpack on. I couldn't believe it, he had to be doing about 35 miles an hour, I though it was a motorized skateboard on the hard packed sand down by the water.
Then another kid flew by.This time I saw the line from his back going up and it was a KITE! pulling him. It was that windy. I had to admit, I don't skateboard but that looked like fun.

Soon we figured we had enough sun for the first day and headed back to the entrance where this little building called THE Beachcomber was sitting.

Big mistake.

"OH honey, let's go in and check it out, just for one, ok?"
"I checked it out already, nothing special."
"When did you do that?"
"WHile you were changing."

"C'mon, park over there."

Over there turned out to be knee deep white fluffy sand. It was like trudging through a snow drift.

goodnight kids, gotta go meet her for karaoke.
Yes, you heard right. As you can tell by the photos I have no pride. bye

Nebo, don't tell us you got stuck in the sand before hitting Disney even!

And Hubba, Hubba!!!
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Old 06-02-2007, 06:32 PM   #98
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Great update. Didn't know that you could drive on the beach in St. Augustine. Good information to store away for later.....

Since you didn't see moondoggie, did you at least get to see Gidget?
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Catching up after being away...

Lexmelinda - Why didn't you chase him down? I can't believe you just let him cruise past you like that!

BG - nice catch - missed that one...Happy to be???

Nebo, I had to go back to Feeding Nebo to compare pictures and you have definitely lost your tan...but added more of the moustache? Still looking like the Disney lover you are!

Diane - great color, perfect choice! Did they offer to give you surfing lessons?

"It was so loud between the wind and the waves that it wasn't really easy to talk. Two beers , I mean two hours later, I noticed that it seemed to be getting louder. It happens so gradually that it takes awhile to notice."

I was expecting the tide to be at your wheels. Nephew drove on the beach in St. Augustine and got stuck, we've gotten stuck in the Outer Banks so we know what a pain that is! And walking in that stuff had to be tough on the back!

Thanks for the many posts!
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Ummm....Steve?

I think you're mixed up. Those pictures appear to be from your February 1994 trip to the beach.

Which explains the mustache. Heh, heh.

And you already look tan-ish?!? Are you using a bronzer?

Anyway, great pictures and don't worry about sucking in your stomach. Everybody does that. Or so I hear.
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Did you guys get stuck? Don't leave me hangin' like this!
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Great installment. Love the pictures. You are getting so good at this--quoting and pictures--almost a computer nerd.
Pirates of the Caribbean 5. Did you find out some good scoop while in the World?
Keep this up and you may be done before the next trip.
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What a treat, saturday night nebo update. Are you going to spoil us with updates 3 days a week. The pics are great. The beach looks beautiful. I suck my stomach in for pics, and try to lean forward and lift my chin up a bit so you don't see the extra chins. It's ok. Hope you had fun at karaoke.
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I was very impessed by the beach, much bigger than I thought it would be.
And harder. At least when you get closer to the water, which was still a ways away. Like putting your towel down on concrete.

Ok, I guess it's time. Meet the Trippers.

My happy wife to be finally out of the car.



Hey, I picked the car. She picked the color.

now they get scarier



When she had first picked up the film, she was sitting on the couch looking at them by herself.
Then I heard her crack up.

"Oh brother. You look ridiculous sucking in your stomach."

"What?" "I never sucked in my stomach." "Your nuts."

"Here, the cellulite, I mean celluloid doesn't lie."

And she hands it to me.
Hmm. Looks like she may have a point there.

"I was just taking a nice , deep breath of that fresh, salty air, that's all."
"Right."

That's my story and I'm sticking to it.



We lied there and just kind of looked around in silence for a long time.
It was so loud between the wind and the waves that it wasn't really easy to talk. Two beers , I mean two hours later, I noticed that it seemed to be getting louder. It happens so gradually that it takes awhile to notice.



That's Diane in the center, way out there guys were actually surfing.
I kept looking for Moondoggie.

When we were back by our towels, I looked and saw a kid go by on a skateboard like he had a jetpack on. I couldn't believe it, he had to be doing about 35 miles an hour, I though it was a motorized skateboard on the hard packed sand down by the water.
Then another kid flew by.This time I saw the line from his back going up and it was a KITE! pulling him. It was that windy. I had to admit, I don't skateboard but that looked like fun.

Soon we figured we had enough sun for the first day and headed back to the entrance where this little building called THE Beachcomber was sitting.

Big mistake.

"OH honey, let's go in and check it out, just for one, ok?"
"I checked it out already, nothing special."
"When did you do that?"
"WHile you were changing."

"C'mon, park over there."

Over there turned out to be knee deep white fluffy sand. It was like trudging through a snow drift.

goodnight kids, gotta go meet her for karaoke.
Yes, you heard right. As you can tell by the photos I have no pride. bye
Love Love Love the upclose pics! I won't say it..............

2 hours and only 2 beers? Maybe that was a typo or something. Or you playing it safe with the vikes and all.
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