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Network CRUISE Pics! Cozumel, Grand Cayman and Jamaica!
Free Republic Network ^ | 6-9-03 | Bob J

Posted on 06/09/2003 11:01:27 AM PDT by Bob J

Our Cruise Ship the "Triumph"

First stop, Cozumel Mexico!


Great Beaches!


Seclusion...


...and FUN!

Next, off to Grand Cayman!


...and STINGRAY CITY!


Diotima, Darly and Seeking the Truth!


DON'T GET OUT OF THE BOAT!


Careful...they BITE!


"You grab them like this, then toss them on the bar-b-que before they can bar-b-you!"


"Honey, if we throw them one of the kids, maybe they'll leave us alone."


Darn, those Cayman beaches are ugly...

FReepers enjoying the sand and sun!

On to Jamaica!


Morning in Ocho Rios


Very old Spanish built bridge


Tubing anyone?


"Dear, the waters a little colder than at the beach..."


Even the rivers are aquamarine


You just can't beat Jamaica for their 5 star facilities...


I'm okay with jerk chicken, but skank jerk chicken?


Plenty of places to steal away in the Jamaican Jungle

Back in Ocho Rios, we found this absolutely stunning restaurant at the base of a waterfall called "The Ruins". Here are some shots...

Someone say "dinner"?

Shots from around the ship


BobfromNJ and the dreaded Clinton "VOODOO DOLL"


Well, he WAS our first black prez...

That's all for now folks! Plenty more pics but we won't bore you too much! Hope you can make it with us next time and until then...

Take it easy, mon!"



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KEYWORDS: cruise; freepsahoy; frn; pics
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1 posted on 06/09/2003 11:01:27 AM PDT by Bob J
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To: Bob J
Wonderful. Wish we could have come. Maybe next year after the Bush tax cut shows some more green : )
2 posted on 06/09/2003 11:07:25 AM PDT by alisasny
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To: Bob J
A fine selection of pix you posted there - thanks!

(Sure wished I would have brought that big honkin' remote flash unit I have - would have pulled back the darkness even more ...)

3 posted on 06/09/2003 11:21:10 AM PDT by strela ("Have Word Processor, Will Travel" reads the card of a man ...)
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To: alisasny
Next year, same time, different place!
4 posted on 06/09/2003 11:26:02 AM PDT by Bob J (Freerepublic.net...where it's always a happening....)
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To: strela
Ya, I was using the little attached flash that came with my camera. It gives me good fill out to about 8-10 feet, after that, it drops off into the inkey night.
5 posted on 06/09/2003 11:27:24 AM PDT by Bob J (Freerepublic.net...where it's always a happening....)
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To: Bob J
True. And I like long shots too ... lots of pix on my digital camera that just aren't ready for prime time. I even recorded a couple of cool videos with it that came out ... interestingly.

(The photos on my underwater disposable are a different matter - I'll likely pick up those prints tomorrow).

6 posted on 06/09/2003 11:29:45 AM PDT by strela ("Have Word Processor, Will Travel" reads the card of a man ...)
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To: Bob J
Looks like everybody had a great time.
Who do I talk to about suggesting next year's cruise be a Glacier Bay Cruise?
Say during the week of June 22?
That will be the time Mrs Cuz (FReeper "tweety pie"), and I celebrate our big 20th. And I can think of no better group of people to celebrate our anniversary that fellow FReepers.
7 posted on 06/09/2003 11:38:44 AM PDT by cuz_it_aint_their_money (Why is it that my road to success is filled with potholes?)
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To: cuz_it_aint_their_money
that fellow = than fellow
8 posted on 06/09/2003 11:40:12 AM PDT by cuz_it_aint_their_money (Why is it that my road to success is filled with potholes?)
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To: Bob J
I can't believe I let you take my picture without my shirt on! That must have been straight rum!

Great pics other than that one! Just makes me more committed to losing 31 more before next years cruise!

Regards,

TS

9 posted on 06/09/2003 11:40:17 AM PDT by The Shrew (Radio Free Republic = The New NPR!)
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To: cuz_it_aint_their_money
From what I understand, an Alaskan Cruise has the inside track for next year!
10 posted on 06/09/2003 11:43:42 AM PDT by Bob J (Freerepublic.net...where it's always a happening....)
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To: The Shrew
I think you look pretty good there, but 31 more pounds and you'll be that lean, mean, Marine machine you were a few years ago!
11 posted on 06/09/2003 11:45:41 AM PDT by Bob J (Freerepublic.net...where it's always a happening....)
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To: Bob J
it drops off into the inkey night.

INKY. INKY.

Inkey is next to NumLock.

12 posted on 06/09/2003 11:46:31 AM PDT by Lazamataz (POLICE TAGLINE DO NOT CROSS POLICE TAGLINE DO NOT CROSS POLICE TAGLINE DO NOT CROSS POLICE TAGLINE D)
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To: Bob J
Outstanding.
Please ping me when a final decision is reached.
13 posted on 06/09/2003 11:47:15 AM PDT by cuz_it_aint_their_money (Why is it that my road to success is filled with potholes?)
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To: cuz_it_aint_their_money
Well, that might not happen until the end of next year or early January. Keep an eye out...
14 posted on 06/09/2003 11:55:02 AM PDT by Bob J (Freerepublic.net...where it's always a happening....)
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To: Bob J

As the sun sets on this year's FRN 'Freeps Ahoy' 2003 Caribbean Cruise, it looks like everyone had an excellent time.
SeekingTheTruth posted another thread which can be found here:  http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/924990/posts


15 posted on 06/09/2003 11:55:40 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (Free Republic Network's "FReeps Ahoy 2004", it's more than just a dream. Stay tuned...)
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To: cuz_it_aint_their_money
That should read "...this year".
16 posted on 06/09/2003 12:02:59 PM PDT by Bob J (Freerepublic.net...where it's always a happening....)
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To: cuz_it_aint_their_money
next year's cruise be a Glacier Bay Cruise? Say during the week of June 22?

That's a great time of the year to cruise Southeast Alaska.

17 posted on 06/09/2003 12:08:22 PM PDT by WellsFargo94
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To: Bob J
It's really great to see those pictures as I sit here in my office reminding myself that I really did have that much fun.
18 posted on 06/09/2003 12:36:01 PM PDT by Bahbah
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To: Bahbah
Is it me or was one week just not enough?
19 posted on 06/09/2003 12:40:50 PM PDT by Bob J (Freerepublic.net...where it's always a happening....)
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To: Bob J
It is absolutely not just you. I was having thoughts of hopping right back on and doing it all over again. What a fabulous time.
20 posted on 06/09/2003 12:50:24 PM PDT by Bahbah
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To: Bahbah
I don't understand how some people sit at their desks, hating to be there while and wishing to be somewhere exotic, while others go to exotic places and think of nothing except their work. To me they are two sides of the same coin, neither go far without the other.

I love to work hard and make money but also love to sit on a beach with a mai-tai in my hand. One cannot really appreciate the other without both.

I am checking the "last minute" half price cruise list...anyone game?
21 posted on 06/09/2003 12:57:13 PM PDT by Bob J (Freerepublic.net...where it's always a happening....)
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To: Bob J
um, Bob, there was more than mai-tai in your hand there buddy...
22 posted on 06/09/2003 1:07:34 PM PDT by Registered ("Status Quo" is Latin for "the mess we're in")
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To: Bob J
Very very nice, Bob.
Wish I could have come but work was just to hectic.
Maybe next time.

JaJ

23 posted on 06/09/2003 1:13:33 PM PDT by Just another Joe (FReeping can be addictive and helpful to your mental health)
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To: Bob J; Utah Girl; MinuteGal
Ping!

5.56mm

24 posted on 06/09/2003 1:22:15 PM PDT by M Kehoe
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To: Seeking the truth
Ping!

5.56mm

25 posted on 06/09/2003 1:22:50 PM PDT by M Kehoe
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To: Bob J
Great Pics
Thanks for posting
26 posted on 06/09/2003 1:27:45 PM PDT by Fiddlstix (http://www.ourgangnet.net)
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To: Registered
Yes, a mai-tai is just a drink, but, a pretty girl is a smoke.
27 posted on 06/09/2003 1:29:11 PM PDT by Bob J (Freerepublic.net...where it's always a happening....)
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To: Just another Joe
Know how it is. Plan some time off next June.
28 posted on 06/09/2003 1:29:50 PM PDT by Bob J (Freerepublic.net...where it's always a happening....)
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To: Fiddlstix
My pleasure...really.
29 posted on 06/09/2003 1:33:52 PM PDT by Bob J (Freerepublic.net...where it's always a happening....)
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To: Bob J; diotima; MinuteGal; The Shrew; Interesting Times; Seeking the truth
Looks like a wonderful cruise! I'm sorry I missed it, just too many conflicts this year. I hope you all had a wonderful time (like I can't tell you did from those pics!) I'm glad The Shrew survived. We were a bit worried about him when he left Texas. smile. StT, I saw where your other half registered the other day, but I've already forgotten her new screenname. Why did you let her do it? She's been so safe and unaddicted up to this point. LOL! Tell her I miss her. IT, it's great to see those sweet and extremely smart kids of yours.

Alaska huh? Be sure to ping me when you get ready to do it.

30 posted on 06/09/2003 1:35:21 PM PDT by Ms. AntiFeminazi (three rights make a LEFT)
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To: Bob J
Wife and I really wanted to make this trip - but finances were just not there. Alaska sounds wonderful - except that ratchets up the cost significantly.... Will have to wait and see. Hard to beat $610 (and then $510) for the week long cruise!
31 posted on 06/09/2003 1:37:15 PM PDT by TheBattman (Big Brother is closer than you would like to know......)
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To: Bob J
I love to work hard and make money but also love to sit on a beach with a mai-tai in my hand. One cannot really appreciate the other without both.

Well said, sir. It could be argued that one would not even be possible without the other. And you know I looooove to argue ...

32 posted on 06/09/2003 1:39:07 PM PDT by strela ("Have Word Processor, Will Travel" reads the card of a man ...)
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To: TheBattman
I'm sure we will find a way to make that trip affordable...we always do.
33 posted on 06/09/2003 1:41:05 PM PDT by Bob J (Freerepublic.net...where it's always a happening....)
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To: Ms. AntiFeminazi
Alaska is the front runner for next year, but, things change. Some of us are talking about a fall cruise somewhere nice, just a small group.
34 posted on 06/09/2003 1:43:08 PM PDT by Bob J (Freerepublic.net...where it's always a happening....)
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To: TheBattman
Alaska sounds wonderful - except that ratchets up the cost significantly

Not to mention that the locale kinda kills the "beach party" aspect of it ;)

(I still want to go to Antarctica before I shuffle off ... maybe I could ask the Captain to make a wee little side trip ...)

35 posted on 06/09/2003 1:44:06 PM PDT by strela ("Have Word Processor, Will Travel" reads the card of a man ...)
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To: strela
That should have read "...one without the other" but, such is life.
36 posted on 06/09/2003 1:44:43 PM PDT by Bob J (Freerepublic.net...where it's always a happening....)
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To: strela
I've found that being near the Grand Glacier has a tendancy to free up the jacuzzi.

Opportunities are where you find them...

37 posted on 06/09/2003 1:46:15 PM PDT by Bob J (Freerepublic.net...where it's always a happening....)
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To: Bob J
That should have read "...one without the other" but, such is life.

Don't worry about it. I was whining to one of the cats this morning that there was no mint on my pillow, and accused her of sluffing her responsibilities. Breakfast is the most important meal of the day to me, and I'm not quite fully returned from my adventure.

38 posted on 06/09/2003 1:47:47 PM PDT by strela ("Have Word Processor, Will Travel" reads the card of a man ...)
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To: Bob J
I've found that being near the Grand Glacier has a tendancy to free up the jacuzzi.

Hmmm ... it would be interesting to see how many will fit into a Jacuzzi while wearing mukluks and down parkas. The idea certainly reinforces the concept of imbibing strong drink as a restorative instead of just a pretty perch for a paper umbrella.

39 posted on 06/09/2003 1:50:10 PM PDT by strela ("Have Word Processor, Will Travel" reads the card of a man ...)
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To: strela
Members clue...

The rear jacuzzi benefits from the engine heat. While one needs a parka to go forward, one can walk out to the aft hot tub in a bathing suit.

Weird but true...

40 posted on 06/09/2003 1:54:21 PM PDT by Bob J (Freerepublic.net...where it's always a happening....)
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To: Bob J
Another of your many talents appears to be photography. Great shots!
41 posted on 06/09/2003 1:59:12 PM PDT by Seeking the truth (I went on the FRN Cruise for the 2nd time! Y'all don't miss the 3rd, ya hear?)
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To: Ms. AntiFeminazi
StT, I saw where your other half registered the other day, but I've already forgotten her new screenname

Darlie & I missed you and Larry and Jerry too!

I don't even know her new screen name. I know her old one, I think?

42 posted on 06/09/2003 2:01:26 PM PDT by Seeking the truth (I went on the FRN Cruise for the 2nd time! Y'all don't miss the 3rd, ya hear?)
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To: TheBattman; hoosiermama
Alaska sounds wonderful - except that ratchets up the cost significantly

IIRC, I believe it was HoosierMama in another thread who suggested a Windjammer Cruises sailing next time. (HM, slap me if I'm wrong, please).

A little more work is involved as you ARE the crew to some degree, and I'm not sure if the cost issue would be ameliorated by the passenger-as-crew aspect at all, but I believe it an intriguing idea nonetheless. At least the class of rations carried on sailing ships these days has improved from the weevil-ridden hardtack and watered-down pusser's rum of a previous day.

(Free clue: Take plenty of gloves. Leather, sturdy gloves. Several pairs. Unless you love blisters.)

43 posted on 06/09/2003 2:08:20 PM PDT by strela ("Have Word Processor, Will Travel" reads the card of a man ...)
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44 posted on 06/09/2003 2:36:20 PM PDT by Registered ("Status Quo" is Latin for "the mess we're in")
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To: Bahbah
You have Freepmail.

(And for the benefit of those who believe that strela routinely fails to engage his brain before sending other such missives, you are absolutely right).

45 posted on 06/09/2003 2:41:29 PM PDT by strela ("Have Word Processor, Will Travel" reads the card of a man ...)
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To: Registered
LOL....I don't know about the smell but I am concerned where that SOB's hand is! I really would like to have 5 minutes with that guy.
46 posted on 06/09/2003 2:45:52 PM PDT by Seeking the truth (I went on the FRN Cruise for the 2nd time! Y'all don't miss the 3rd, ya hear?)
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To: Seeking the truth
I really would like to have 5 minutes with that guy.

I can Take That Jerk Apart in 4 minutes! ;)

47 posted on 06/09/2003 2:47:46 PM PDT by strela ("Have Word Processor, Will Travel" reads the card of a man ...)
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To: strela
It would take you 4 minutes only if you stopped for a hit from the "shot girl"!
48 posted on 06/09/2003 2:52:23 PM PDT by Seeking the truth (I went on the FRN Cruise for the 2nd time! Y'all don't miss the 3rd, ya hear?)
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To: Seeking the truth
There are martial arts moves that can completely disable an attacker in a matter of a second or two. However, I like lagniappe though ... I stand by 4 minutes. (For I need to get something for myself too).
49 posted on 06/09/2003 2:54:26 PM PDT by strela ("Have Word Processor, Will Travel" reads the card of a man ...)
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To: Bahbah
Hate to hear you had to go back to work this morning. Was awaken early this AM by a chirping chorus ... lead by the wren, oriole, and bluebird. Mowed the lawn (for two and a half hours) amid the fragrance of honey-suckle, roses and iris....the various lilies are also in bloom.....Being retired is almost as good as being on the cruise, but not nearly as much fun!
50 posted on 06/09/2003 2:56:25 PM PDT by hoosiermama
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