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mexico cruise with pohonkelapa

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BigFrond

Nice pix Dewd! Why did you take a picture of that pregnant lady?

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MattyB

The title of the thread is "Mexico Cruise w/ Pohonkelapa". Who's Pohonkelapa? Did you forget your name again dewd?

Best Regards,

Mark

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paulgila
Nice pix Dewd! Why did you take a picture of that pregnant lady?

you have something against pregnant ladies? :angry:

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paulgila

that is my "alter ego." its all the rage lately.

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MattyB

Rage like :angry:

or rage like :rant:

or rage like :rage:

or rage like:

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paulgila

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peter posing with 1 of the locals.

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heres where cigars are born.

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the secret ingredient is apparently orange fanta.

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as we were wandering the streets we noticed thick black smoke from close-by.

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paulgila

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instead of firemen rushing to the scene of the blaze it was soldiers in black uniforms with automatic weapons.

no pix were allowed.

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save the palms!!!

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church i didnt go into for fear that jeebus would smite me.

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dont remember why i took this shot.there musta been some reason.

maybe not.

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paulgila

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nice lookin' young'uns.

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i met up with tracy & mark so we had lunch.

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heres a guy giving em the hard sell.

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he was persistent.

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paulgila

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they don't do much at mid-day except sit & sweat.

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heres what i had for lunch: cold avocado soup.

heres what is wasn't: as disgusting as it looks.

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some of the "local talent."

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"tinsel--its not just for christmas anymore."

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paulgila

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more tourists fresh off the boat wondering where the AC is.

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mango tree.thems good eatin'.

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catch of the day.

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"do i hafta touch the fish?"

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paulgila

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time to head back to civilization.

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"call me ishmael..."

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cocos waving goodbye.

or it mighta just been the breeze.

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heres our ride.

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paulgila

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i have a thing about pix of water in motion.

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mark looking pensive.

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docking procedure.

it was a "white-knuckler."

to me,anyways.

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paulgila

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making sure there are no amputated legs down there from the last docking.

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some shots from the ship in late afternoon.

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this pic illustrates my theory of how some places have an aversion to uniformity in architectural styles.

note the 2 homes highest up the hill.on the left is "quasi-asian",& on the right you have "faux grecian."

kinda like here in san diego.

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paulgila

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last of the boats returning from shore.

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waving a bitter-sweet farewell to our second port of call.

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Walter John

Play now - "Sailing" by Rod Stewart.

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paulgila

part XXIV:manzanillo

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the next day i awoke kinda late,not sure why :mrlooney:

manzanillo looked kinda industrial & depressing from the ship.

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my balinese buddy from the ship,agung(thats him in the above pic),told me the night before that i was invited to have lunch ashore with the crew members.we took a cab from the ship.

they always do this once every trip.they find a small restaurant right on the beach & rent the kitchen,then go to the market & buy their own

food to cook.and of course there was beer.

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heres agung in the kitchen doing some prep while others are at the market.

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heres sadia,a bartender on the ship,prepping.

count those fingers when yer done,bli.

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paulgila

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the food starts to make its way to table--fried fish & hard-boiled eggs in a sauce of some kind,really good.

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agung & made.

so strange to see them all in "street clothes," not their uniforms from on board the ship,but they all felt more at ease

& it was tangible to the casual observer.

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everyone is back from the market & the kitchen gets busy.

sadia,tuty,& satria from r to l.

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people keep arriving & everyone's hungry.

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paulgila

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putu & agung clowning for the camera.

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this was no "high-class" joint,more like something out of "midnight express," but everyone had fun.

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sadia making sure everyone has enough.that soup was so spicy it seared my esophagus.in a good way.

almost.

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by the time i got to the chicken only the heads were left & i didnt notice till they were on my plate.

not wanting to be rude i ate as much as i could.

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putu & satria.

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serious eating.

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cargo ship going up the channel to the port looked like it was gonna run aground.

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paulgila

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breezy & cool in the shade.

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nice snowman in the background.

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"dats right,we bad."

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paulgila

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time to clean up.

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random plant by the sidewalk.sanchezia?

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MattyB

That's so cool that you hooked up with those guys. Looks like fun.

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John in Andalucia

Paul, did you ever consider going a gig on a cruise liner? You could have a great set list of maritime-themed songs; Smoke On The Water, Yellow Submarine, etc.

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paulgila

i dunno if i could,john.music is fun & creative for me now.when you gotta do it every nite for 3 or 4 hrs it becomes a dreaded 4 letter word:

"WORK."

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paulgila

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back onboard.

speaking of gigs on a cruise liner there was a great band on the ship playing at the deck party that nite.

lotsa "classic rock," stuff everyone knows like "mustang sally,"etc.

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they were quite good.the drummer was amazing--she could sing her butt off while playing as hard as she could--she was awesome!

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all good players,real solid,nothin' too fancy.

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looks like they enjoyed it,too!

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paulgila

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this cougar was famous ship-wide.the 1st nite of the cruise while standing in line next to me for the dining room she was

so drunk she kept trying to lean on me.she pointed to a big bruise on her arm & said she had broken it falling down.

a few days later i met some random people at breakfast who asked if i'd seen the lady who was always drunk & broke her arm.

as i watched the band she tried to get all sexy when i pointed the camera in her direction.

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the drummer-chick had alotta personality for someone who was only 5 feet tall.

not that theres anything wrong with that.

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gotta give the bass player some respect.

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she was SMACKIN those drums hard!

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one of the entertainment directors getting funky.

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later that nite the crew began to collect the luggage to off-load the next day in port.

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these guys work hard.

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paulgila

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next morning back to a cold,grey san diego.

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rainy & cold.

then i got food poisoning that lasted a week.

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putu gave me a cool sarong from bali.

so ends the mexico cruise with "the dewd"/"pohonkelapa."

thanks for sailing with me!

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Jeff in St Pete

Excellent coverage of your cruise Paul! As usual, it felt like I was along for the ride.

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osideterry

Thanks for showing us the sights, Paul. Did Mark ever have fun? I've never been on a cruise, but when I do it will be Hawaii or the Caribbean. Nice job getting someone to pose next a palm just like a palmfreak!

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MattyB

That cougar was ripe dewd...ripe. You said there was no single ladies on that cruise. You missed a golden opportunity. Ok maybe bronze....tin?

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_Keith
That cougar was ripe dewd...ripe. You said there was no single ladies on that cruise. You missed a golden opportunity. Ok maybe bronze....tin?

Who said he missed? I mean, well, he did take a picture to remember her by, didn't he?

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CromulentKevin

That cougar pic is great. It seems like the cougars really like to hang out at Temecula wineries, which we always joke about when we go wine tasting. But recently they opened up a winery actually called Cougar. Subtle.

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Walter John

Far be it for me not to add a comment on that mountin' lion as well. Did she ever let go of that bourbon ?

further cougar comment deleted by the WALMOD.

And as for bass players, I give all bass players respect. The drummer lady, what can I say, that looks like a great band to see live, I bet you were tempted to join for a song or two senor dewd, areeba areeba, underlay underlay, ah whatever...

Thanks for taking us on this voyage. Would you recommend it ?, and perhaps go again, maybe next time, get on the singles floater, now that would be a photogenic experience.

That's a stark contrast between palm tree laden Mexico and bleak San Diego, still, there's no place like home.

Thanks again Paul, I hope you got well quicklyish.

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BigFrond

Grrr!!! :winkie: That's a feisty looking one, broken arm and all. So did you bag that cougar?

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BigFrond
That cougar pic is great. It seems like the cougars really like to hang out at Temecula wineries, which we always joke about when we go wine tasting. But recently they opened up a winery actually called Cougar. Subtle.

Haha... I know what you mean. I sat next to one at Faulkner Winery. That purring cat was all tanned out.

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paulgila

mark wasnt feeling well for the 1st coupla days,but after that he enjoyed himself.he spent alotta time in the casino & both he & tracy won some money.

i think a hawaii cruise would be fun under the right circumstances.

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MattyB

...and the status of the cougar boneage?

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