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mexico cruise with pohonkelapa

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experienced world travellers always keep their "cool."

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paulgila

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"peter" had been wearing the same shirt for 3 days.

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here i am "representin" for my pals gileno,alberto,& don k. et al in brazil(send me some seeds!)

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"MPD"=maximum population density.

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paulgila

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pulling up to the dock.

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old spanish fort center-frame.

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am i imagining things or does that look like an attalea dead center of the shot???

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little park by the pier.i hadnt seen travellers palm or cocos for awhile.

nice to see you,old pals. :)

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Kris
pogo i was the only single person on the boat. :angry:

Paul...You picked the WRONG ship! I don't know about San Diego, but we usually board from San Pedro. There is always one ship for "family" and one ship for "singles"...Of course, I haven't been on the "single" ship since I got married. :mrlooney:

it wasnt my choice but i was definitely on the wrong ship!

Guys that was a good one,i laughed my lungs out... :lol:

Dear Paul,fentastic coverage as usual and your camera though looks small,seems to do lots of big work... :hmm::)

Waiting for more intreasting stills.. :drool:

thanks & Love,

Kris :)

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freakypalmguy

(and the crowd chants ), "WE WANT PALM PICTURES, NOT A BELLY ITCHER, WE WANT PALM PICTURES, NOT A BELLY ITCHER................................"

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osideterry

More! Keep them coming.

Now I know what you mean by "picked the wrong ship". Bertha Bilge Queen?

(Just say the word and I'll stop messin' with yer photos)

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John in Andalucia

I also spotted something crazy, which beats fleecing the tourists when they set foot on land. :huh:

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John in Andalucia

Any more food shots, Paul? Something hot and spicy from the Mexican kitchens? C'mon! Get us ashore, and take us all out for dinner! :mrlooney:

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paulgila

my insidious "suspense-building plan," which i call "the suspense-building plan" seems to be working. :winkie:

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paulgila

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i was so "palm-starved" that even the little potted ones on the dock were lookin' good.

taxi drivers huddle in the shade waiting to pounce on unsuspecting tourists.

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nice big roystonea.

i was tempted to jump overboard & whisper sweet nothings to it in the sultry afternoon heat.

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they dont make em like that anymore.

really.

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lets play "count the vw bugs!"

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paulgila

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"ok everybody,remember where we parked!"

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hmmmm,more signs of palmage.

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paulgila

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it takes a while to disembarkulate.

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finally on dry land again.i immediatley make with the palm pix while people look at me like i'm nuts.

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ptychosperma sp.

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_Keith

Cool boat. Can you fish off of that thing, lol.

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paulgila

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the ship from the pier.i was suitably impressed.

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cool tree which i saw in bali also grows here.

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i asked some dewds sittin' around what kind it was & they said "mango."

yeah,right :rolleyes:

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tracys mom joined us ashore.it was her mission to find a giant seafood cocktail.

we found a taxi driver named arturo,really a pleasant guy with a great sense of humor.

he took us to this restaurant.this pic illustrates the quality of thatch roof in these here parts.

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epicure3

You could make a small fortune selling white paint down there. Seems to be on every living thing.

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Walter John

flamenco geetaros paulo ?

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John in Andalucia

That's right, dewd, and it originated here, in Andalucia. They have Spanish guitars in Mexico of course, but in Mexico they have the trumpets.

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Walter John

burritos amigos onderlay onderlay...........

ah, I think I'll quit while I'm behind.

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paulgila

you shoulda thought of that before you said the burrito thing. :blink:

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amazondk

Paul,

Thanks honoring the pais tropical to the south. By the way that tree you also see in Bali is a tropical almond, Terminalia cattapa, I believe. We have a lot of them around here as well. They are pretty weedy trees. I look forward to the rest of the trip.

dk

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Gileno Machado
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"peter" had been wearing the same shirt for 3 days.

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here i am "representin" for my pals gileno,alberto,& don k. et al in brazil(send me some seeds!)

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"MPD"=maximum population density.

Nice photos and sense of humour Paul...wow, you look so Argentino with that T shirt... :lol:

Reminds me when my wife and I took a Carnival cruise (Ecstasy) to Key West and Cozumel many years ago...Can't wait to see the other pix...

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paulgila

thanks gileno.my way of acknowledging my palm friends from distant lands.distant to me,that is.

not to them.cuz they are there & then I'M in the distant land.

oh,you know what i mean. :mrlooney:

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paulgila

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seafood cocktail,full of deliciousness.

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tracy & her mom.mark having an episode of "happy feet."

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"this ones mine--stay away..."

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grilled lobster.i think i ate the brains too.

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crustaceans are tasty.take my word for it.

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paulgila

acapulco botanical garden(still part V)

so after lunch everyone decided to go to the spanish fort while i went to the garden.

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pritachardia.

the garden is affiliated with loyola university acapulco & sits high in the hills that surround the bay.

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c.renda.

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heliconia.

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coccothrinax sp.

the garden was approx 10 yrs old according to arturo.

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these were all labeled "bottle palms" but looked like a gaussia sp. to me.

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areca sp.

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d.decaryii.the label was hard to miss.

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cryosophilia were all labeled "chuniophoenix."

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veitchia sp.

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obviously NOT howea.

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ptychosperma sp.

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finally some palms correctly labeled as hyophorbe.

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paulgila

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latania sp.

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licuala grandis with some "panama hat plants."

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non-palms.

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paulgila

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cool tree with crispety bark.

i licked it all off & didnt get much of a buzz but i was REALLY regular for the rest of the trip.

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paulgila

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sabal mexicana.

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chamearops mis-labeled as "cryosophilia."

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another palm labeled as howea.

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paulgila

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possibly veitchia,cant read the tag.

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cool rhapis spreading out.

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paulgila

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one of the tallest papaya trees i've ever met.

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paulgila

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small l.grandis.

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never seen anything like this before.

not sure i ever want to again.

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croton,or "croto" in spanish.no idea why.

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cocos sp.

arturo told me the fruit never get big.

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pandanus.

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syagrus with cocos.

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the path wandered among large boulders.

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the hyophorbes relished the heat.

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paulgila

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the trail led to a small cafe where some potted plants were displayed.

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i snapped some shots of homes on the nearby hilltops.

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nice stone-work & plant with fuzzy red pods.

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paulgila

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small formal garden at the end of the trail.

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hilltop.

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acapulco bay.

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the white buildings on the left of the frame are the landmarks arturo used to show me where the garden was when

we were in the restaurant earlier that day.

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"i cast a lonesome shadow."

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classes where in session at the university.they were trying to make something with palm leaves.

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