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InnAtPelicanHeights
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To all message board participants, many of us know Ric and Linda J not only by their message board feedback, but friends and former employees of The Buccaneer, particpants in trivia nite at various locations over the years, etc.....

Well, sad to report, Ric and Linda J will be relocating to Kentucky on January 17, 2012. Although relocating, I'm sure both will remain active on the message board and will be frequent visitors to St Croix.

All invited to Off The Wall on Saturday(see below)

Date: January 14, 2012
Time: 4:00PM
Where: Off The Wall
Why: Ric and Linda J Sendoff to Kentucky

Who: Family, Friends, Former Co-Workers, Monday and Tuesday Night Trivia Team Members, Message Board Participants, Enemies, and ANYONE with a pulse and cash to pay for his or her eating and drinking (hoping to meet Off The Wall minimum headcount of 3 for sendoff party....just kidding, good turn out expected), get together followed by music by Blakress at 6:00PM

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Topic starter Posted : January 11, 2012 8:29 pm
InnAtPelicanHeights
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Topic starter Posted : January 12, 2012 10:24 am
MistB'Haven
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Where in Kentucky? Maybe we could trade places?

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Posted : January 13, 2012 12:45 am
Linda J
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We leased an apartment in Louisville while we were in KY for Christmas. I'm beginning to have STX withdrawal pains. It snowed in L'ville yesterday. Hope it's gone by Tuesday.

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Posted : January 13, 2012 8:24 am
OldTart
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We leased an apartment in Louisville while we were in KY for Christmas. I'm beginning to have STX withdrawal pains. It snowed in L'ville yesterday. Hope it's gone by Tuesday.

Snow? That's that cold white stuff, right? Haven't see that close up in almost 30 years and don't miss it a bit - although photos of it are pretty!

Safe travels and easy re-settling to you both and, if you ever get over to STT on a return trip, give me a shout and we'll go have a drop or two of Cruzan!

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Posted : January 13, 2012 3:29 pm
Linda J
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Tart, love to! I'm sure we'll be back to visit. Our next adventure will be in May when we plan to follow Route 66 from Chicago to....well, to as far as we can get - out and back, in a month or so. We bought a bright blue PT Cruiser convertible while in Louisville over Christmas. It will be perfect for the trip and it made Ric feel a little better. All the best, Linda.

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Posted : January 13, 2012 6:57 pm
noOne
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I'm curious Linda, how many years have you spent on the islands?

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Posted : January 13, 2012 7:03 pm
Linda J
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We moved here in August of 2003. We'd both "retired" from our jobs, I had a pension, and we decided to have an adventure. We both found full time jobs in tourism, Ric in November of that year and me in March of 2004. We worked full time until the end of 2009 and then parttime until this past year. We loved it, but family considerations necessitate a move back to KY.

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Posted : January 13, 2012 10:53 pm
noOne
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Tell us about your move there and adjusting.

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Posted : January 14, 2012 5:16 am
Linda J
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I'm keeping track of our costs and experiences and will write a "departing story" after we get to Kentucky.

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Posted : January 14, 2012 8:25 am
speee1dy
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linda, i hope you enjoy your trip on route 66. i saw a special on that on pbs many many years ago and thought it would be a blast..
here is also another road that goes through many states but i can not remember it for the life of me that seemed as interesting.
please try to make sure to visit Oatman Az in the high heat of the summer for the fry an egg on the road contest.

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Posted : January 14, 2012 10:52 am
terry
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It was a nice turnout except for the message board people.
I guess too many just want to hide behind their computer.
Thanks to STXBOB who showed up to wish them well, having never met them in person.
He knew a a couPle if other people not from the message board.
It was nice to be able to put a smiling face to his posts.

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Posted : January 15, 2012 6:55 pm
poorthang
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So is STX Bob...the.....Smiling Bob from the ED commercials? 😮

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Posted : January 15, 2012 7:11 pm
Ronnie
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Farewell guys. Another time I may have popped over from STT. Busy days. I too want to travel Route 66 and then sometime the PCH.

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Posted : January 15, 2012 7:47 pm
sallyf
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I took my Harley from Las Vegas to Missouri along Route 66 last summer. It was late May / early June ... and it was already sizzling hot in Texas, Arizona, New Mexico and Nevada.
The secret to the trip and I think it was mentioned in that PBS special was to hunt out the old original roads and little towns from the heydays of Route 66. If you just stick to the main highway, it is miles and miles of nothing! I found the loneliest Porta Potty in the world - right in the middle of rattlesnack country - it was surprisingly clean, but I still peed with my 38 Special drawn!!!

I took some side trips that were amazing - I was alone, so I could take as much time as I wanted anywhere that was interesting. Some of the little creeks in the desert have cool green grass at the base of the cliffs and there are some REALLY old settler's houses tucked away in the shade.

Up into the Painted Desert and the Navajo lands is an experience NOT to be missed -if I could just do one part of the trip again, it would be that. Make sure you have plenty of gas, plenty of water and a map - there are some epic GPS fails from Nevada right across the desertsand mountains and they have killled unwary travellers.

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Posted : January 15, 2012 9:03 pm
HappyFace
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who killed unware travlers:-o

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Posted : January 16, 2012 12:04 am
terry
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So is STX Bob...the.....Smiling Bob from the ED commercials? 😮

I have no idea who you are talking about but I doubt it is him.

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Posted : January 16, 2012 1:53 am
poorthang
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Public school kids....what are you going to do with em.?..Come on Happy face read slowly and pay attention

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Posted : January 16, 2012 1:54 am
sallyf
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The "epic GPS fails" have killed motorists that have relied on the presence of passable roads, when in reality - roads don't connect, the road surface is unpassable, or...quite simply...the mountain passes are just beyond their skill level.
In spring it is quite common to find missing motorists still in their cars and in the summer, lost vacationers often try to hike out without water.
That is why I carry a map, a compass, extra gas, water AND I always ask the locals about safe/unsafe roads etc before leaving the paved roads.
Is that clear enough?

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Posted : January 16, 2012 4:02 am
HappyFace
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NOPE! Would there be some DOPE to support your fantasy tale!

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Posted : January 16, 2012 4:08 am
poorthang
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Terry...There is a commercial that plays in the states with the character called smiling BOB and he's always happy cause of his Enzyte ED medication.

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Posted : January 16, 2012 2:27 pm
sallyf
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What is your problem, Happy Face - you really are quite horrid!

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Posted : January 16, 2012 6:50 pm
sallyf
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Dear Happy Face
Here are just a few of the links to actual incidents. Your manners are so poor in general, that I am not going to hold my breath waiting for an apology.

http://www.eia.gov/dnav/pet/pet_move_impcus_a2_nus_ep00_im0_mbbl_m.htm
and another
http://technolog.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2011/02/03/5984248-death-by-gps-could-it-happen-to-you
and another
http://www.articlesbase.com/gps-articles/death-by-gps-4796271.html
and another
http://www.kgw.com/home/Motorists-rescued-after-3-days-stuck-in-So-Ore-snow-80210562.html

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Posted : January 16, 2012 6:57 pm
HappyFace
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From Nevada How many? Your Location. I asked a simple question. Your GPS Post only had one incident, Gee I'm sorry.:$)
S

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Posted : January 16, 2012 7:12 pm
OldTart
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Dear Happy Face
Here are just a few of the links to actual incidents. Your manners are so poor in general, that I am not going to hold my breath waiting for an apology.

http://www.eia.gov/dnav/pet/pet_move_impcus_a2_nus_ep00_im0_mbbl_m.htm
and another
http://technolog.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2011/02/03/5984248-death-by-gps-could-it-happen-to-you
and another
http://www.articlesbase.com/gps-articles/death-by-gps-4796271.html
and another
http://www.kgw.com/home/Motorists-rescued-after-3-days-stuck-in-So-Ore-snow-80210562.html/blockquote >

The first link is from the US Energy Information Administration and has nothing to do with GPS systems. None of the other three articles (albeit interesting) in any way substantiate your allegation that, " The "epic GPS fails" have killed motorists ..." unless one missing man who's yet to be found can be counted. I certainly don't deny that complete reliance on a GPS system isn't foolhardy and can certainly land one in trouble but I don't think it needs to be exaggerated either.

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Posted : January 16, 2012 7:25 pm
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