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FReeper Canteen ~ What's Your Ideal Island Vacation? ~ 14 December 2011
Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Crew

Posted on 12/13/2011 6:08:41 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska

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1 posted on 12/13/2011 6:08:48 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska
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To: Kathy in Alaska
Aloha Night Owl!
2 posted on 12/13/2011 6:09:59 PM PST by BIGLOOK (Keelhaul Congress!)
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Freep mail me to be on or off the Daily Bread ping list


The Horse And Her Boy

December 14, 2011

When I was about 5 years old, my father decided that I needed a horse of my own to care for. So he bought an old bay mare and brought her home to me. I named her Dixie.

Dixie was a formidable beast for me at my age and small stature. No saddle was small enough, no stirrups short enough for my legs, so I rode bareback most of the time.

Dixie was plump, which meant that my feet stuck straight out, making it difficult to stay astride. But whenever I fell off, Dixie would simply stop, look at me, and wait while I tried to climb on her back again. This leads me to Dixie’s most admirable trait: She was wonderfully patient.

I, on the other hand, was less than patient with Dixie. Yet she bore my childish tantrums with stoic patience, never once retaliating. I wish I could be more like Dixie, having patience that overlooks a multitude of offenses. I have to ask myself, “How do I react when others aggravate me?” Do I respond with humility, meekness, and patience? (Col. 3:12). Or with intolerance and indignation?

To overlook an offense. To forgive 70 times 7. To bear with human frailty and failure. To show mercy and kindness to those who exasperate us. To gain such control over our souls—this is the work of God.

God of grace and God of goodness,
Teach me to be ever kind,
Always gentle and forgiving
With the Savior first in mind. —Brandt

Love that is born at Calvary bears and forbears, gives and forgives.

Read: Colossians 3:12-17

[We are] strengthened with all might, according to His glorious power, for all patience. —Colossians 1:11
Bible in a year:
Joel 1-3; Revelation 5


3 posted on 12/13/2011 6:10:21 PM PST by The Mayor ("If you can't make them see the light, let them feel the heat" — Ronald Reagan)
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To: BIGLOOK

Cozumel for a week.


4 posted on 12/13/2011 6:10:41 PM PST by laweeks
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Maui


5 posted on 12/13/2011 6:11:58 PM PST by lahargis (Rick Perry is our energy candidate! Perry 2012!)
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To: Kathy in Alaska

England


6 posted on 12/13/2011 6:15:59 PM PST by reaganaut (Ex-Mormon, now Christian "I once was lost but now am found, was blind but now I see".)
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To: BIGLOOK

I’m on the phone...just barely got the thread posted as someone called and wants something. LOL! Back in a few.


7 posted on 12/13/2011 6:16:20 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Mine came back as New Zealand. I never woulda thunk of that!


8 posted on 12/13/2011 6:19:29 PM PST by deoetdoctrinae (Gun-Free zones are playgrounds for felons)
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To: Kathy in Alaska
Your Ideal Island Vacation is Fiji
On an island vacation, you prefer to get the full beach experience.
And for you, that means staying somewhere with few people and lots of beach.

With over 300 islands, you can find your own private spot in Fiji.
Relax by the crystal clear water, or venture off to find a waterfall.
What's Your Ideal Island Vacation?
Blogthings: Cheaper Than a Therapist

9 posted on 12/13/2011 6:20:12 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Kathy in Alaska

One word: Kauai.The garden spot of the Pacific. If you like dolphins at your boat, sea turtles playing at your feet at the beach or botanical gardens . . this is the place. Fruit markets. Perfect weather. Easy to get around. If I ever win the lottery . . .


10 posted on 12/13/2011 6:22:58 PM PST by BipolarBob (Of all the gin joints in all the towns in all the world and she walks into mine.)
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To: Kathy in Alaska
Right here:

* "Gilligan's"

11 posted on 12/13/2011 6:23:22 PM PST by capt. norm (Blessed are they who can laugh at themselves for they shall never run out of material. c)
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To: Kathy in Alaska
According to the quiz, my ideal island vacation destination is Prince Edward Island, which was quite a surprise. Prince Edward Island, located in the southern Indian Ocean near Antarctica, is virtually uninhabited, rarely sees a warm day, and is one of the rainiest spots on earth.
12 posted on 12/13/2011 6:23:22 PM PST by Fiji Hill
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To: Kathy in Alaska

I’ve always wanted to visit Grand Island, Neb.


13 posted on 12/13/2011 6:25:27 PM PST by Fiji Hill
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Have visited 8 Caribbean islands. Have not really explored most of them very extensively. We like Aruba because of the weather, which never changes. Also, being that it’s a desert island, there are NO BUGS OR MOSQUITOS! Not a lot of glitz and glitter, but if you enjoy nice beaches and warm sunbathing with almost NO RAIN, try Aruba. Our next goal is to try out the other two of the “ABC Islands”; Bonaire and Curacao. Like Aruba, they are also desert islands, and also ruled by The Dutch.


14 posted on 12/13/2011 6:26:40 PM PST by Tucker39
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15 posted on 12/13/2011 6:26:43 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Gilligan’s Island.........with Mary Ann and Ginger.........


16 posted on 12/13/2011 6:26:48 PM PST by Red Badger (Every child should have a meadow to play in..............)
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Here today, gone to Maui :)


17 posted on 12/13/2011 6:27:33 PM PST by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: BIGLOOK

Finally off the phone...

Aloha, Hawaii...((HUGS))...has your phone been busy today?


18 posted on 12/13/2011 6:28:28 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: BIGLOOK

1st!


19 posted on 12/13/2011 6:31:32 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: The Mayor

2nd!


20 posted on 12/13/2011 6:32:27 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: laweeks

3rd!


21 posted on 12/13/2011 6:33:10 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: Kathy in Alaska
Well, I do prefer to get away to places that don't have half the rest of the world getting away to them, so I guess this fits!

Your Ideal Island Vacation is Fiji
On an island vacation, you prefer to get the full beach experience.
And for you, that means staying somewhere with few people and lots of beach.

With over 300 islands, you can find your own private spot in Fiji.
Relax by the crystal clear water, or venture off to find a waterfall.
What's Your Ideal Island Vacation?
Blogthings: Waste Time at Work!

22 posted on 12/13/2011 6:34:59 PM PST by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (There are two kinds of people: those who divide people into two kinds and those who don't.)
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To: Kathy in Alaska

I’ve been to five of the Hawaaian Islands (Oahu, Maui, Kauai, Molokai, and the Big Island). My favorites were Maui and Kauai, particularly the Hana area of Maui and the north shore of Kauai—although both islands have other very nice spots as well.

I also liked the Big Island, but it takes longer to see the sights there than on Maui or Kauai. Molokai was interesting and little visited, but not quite as enticing as Maui or Kauai.

The only bad way to see Hawaii is unfortunately the way that many choose: flying into Honolulu and spending all of your time in the Waikiki Beach area.


23 posted on 12/13/2011 6:35:07 PM PST by Engraved-on-His-hands
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Heck...I’d enjoy any island on that list except Hong Kong.


24 posted on 12/13/2011 6:35:15 PM PST by left that other site
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To: lahargis

4th!


25 posted on 12/13/2011 6:36:54 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: Kathy in Alaska
Aloha again Night Owl! ((HUGS))

I'm only busy on the phone on weekends to the mainland. During the week, everything is short and sometimes sweet.

Think I'll skip my Ideal Island Vacation......decades in the islands does that you know.
26 posted on 12/13/2011 6:38:16 PM PST by BIGLOOK (Keelhaul Congress!)
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Thanks, Kathy in Alaska. Actually, I’d love to have my next cruise be in Alaska.


27 posted on 12/13/2011 6:38:58 PM PST by laweeks
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To: reaganaut

5th!


28 posted on 12/13/2011 6:39:46 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: Kathy in Alaska
Thank you for this evenings fun quizz Kathy! *hugs*

Your Ideal Island Vacation is Fiji
On an island vacation, you prefer to get the full beach experience.
And for you, that means staying somewhere with few people and lots of beach.

With over 300 islands, you can find your own private spot in Fiji.
Relax by the crystal clear water, or venture off to find a waterfall.
What's Your Ideal Island Vacation?
Blogthings: If Quizzes Are Outlawed, Only Outlaws Will Take Quizzes

29 posted on 12/13/2011 6:39:49 PM PST by AZamericonnie
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To: Kathy in Alaska; MS.BEHAVIN; mylife; NYTexan; BIGLOOK; TASMANIANRED; oldteen; AZamericonnie; ...
Your Ideal Vacation is Prince Edward Island
(wherever that is!)
On an island vacation, you'd really like to immerse yourself and get to know the locals.
You enjoy the idea of spending time in a small, remote locale... especially a beautiful one.

Whether you're sipping tea or enjoying the beautiful countryside, Prince Edward Island is perfect for you.
It's so authentic and homey, you won't mind that you're not in the tropics.
What's Your Ideal Island Vacation?
Work is Hard. Time for Blogthings!

30 posted on 12/13/2011 6:40:22 PM PST by LUV W (This tagline reserved for a hero.......)
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To: Kathy in Alaska; All






Supporting our Soldiers, Sailors, Marines, Airmen, and Coast Guardsmen
at more than 1,000 places across the U. S. and around the world.

~Tribute to Our Troops~


31 posted on 12/13/2011 6:41:33 PM PST by AZamericonnie
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To: Kathy in Alaska

My result was Hong Kong.

I love cities.


32 posted on 12/13/2011 6:42:04 PM PST by Mears (Alcohol. Tobacco. Firearms. What's not to like?)
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Hi, Kathy!

*HUGS*

Just a drive-by post tonight. Getting the living room ready for the carpet layers.


33 posted on 12/13/2011 6:42:48 PM PST by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: BIGLOOK; All

Hello Veterans, wherever you are!!


34 posted on 12/13/2011 6:43:57 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: Engraved-on-His-hands

I got a direct flight to Lihue. I absolutely love Kauai.I researched the heck out of it and was able to drive and identify restaurants,hotels and points of interest at first sighting. I was in a state of melancholy when I left. A perfect week at a perfect place. Because of finances, I’ll probably never return but the memories I’ll have forever.


35 posted on 12/13/2011 6:44:22 PM PST by BipolarBob (Of all the gin joints in all the towns in all the world and she walks into mine.)
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Holiday Island, Arkansas. Lovely place. Not far from Dogpatch...


36 posted on 12/13/2011 6:44:33 PM PST by donozark (Not all heroes wear tights and a cape.)
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To: Kathy in Alaska
I'd love to go somewhere where there are no liberals, no occupying dirtbags, awesome bartenders, crystal clear water, nothing to bite me, air-conditioned accommodations, no bed bugs, fluffy beds with heavenly comforters, massages and motivating trainers to make me work out.
Your Ideal Island Vacation is Fiji
On an island vacation, you prefer to get the full beach experience.
And for you, that means staying somewhere with few people and lots of beach.

With over 300 islands, you can find your own private spot in Fiji.
Relax by the crystal clear water, or venture off to find a waterfall.
What's Your Ideal Island Vacation?
Blogthings: Learn Something Surprising About Yourself

37 posted on 12/13/2011 6:47:12 PM PST by getmeouttaPalmBeachCounty_FL (If you voted for BHO to prove you're not racist, in '12 vote him out to prove you're not an idiot.)
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To: The Mayor

Good evening, Mayor, and thank you for today’s sustenance for body and soul.


38 posted on 12/13/2011 6:50:33 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: Kathy in Alaska; shaggy eel

The North Island, staying at Shaggy’s bed and breakfast...


39 posted on 12/13/2011 6:51:01 PM PST by null and void (Day 1057 of America's ObamaVacation from reality [Heroes aren't made, Frank, they're cornered...])
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To: donozark

It’s a ways from Dogpatch (which I think is called Marble Falls now that the attraction has fallen into disrepair). It’s much closer to Eureka Springs which is an interesting place (I usually go there a couple of times a year). I didn’t find much at Holiday Island other than golf. Maybe I overlooked something?


40 posted on 12/13/2011 6:51:05 PM PST by BipolarBob (Of all the gin joints in all the towns in all the world and she walks into mine.)
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To: getmeouttaPalmBeachCounty_FL
I'd love to go somewhere where there are no liberals, no occupying dirtbags, awesome bartenders, crystal clear water, nothing to bite me, air-conditioned accommodations, no bed bugs, fluffy beds with heavenly comforters, massages and motivating trainers to make me work out.

Are we related? LOL

41 posted on 12/13/2011 6:52:35 PM PST by AZamericonnie
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To: left that other site

I loved Hong Kong!!...but that was before the commies took it over. :)


42 posted on 12/13/2011 6:54:02 PM PST by LUV W (This tagline reserved for a hero.......)
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To: laweeks

Good evening, laweeks....sounds like a nice time.


43 posted on 12/13/2011 6:54:24 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska ((~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~))
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To: Kathy in Alaska

I would go along with those who choose “Gilligan’s Island”.

I suspect I would love Mary Ann’s cocoanut cream pie.


44 posted on 12/13/2011 6:54:46 PM PST by yarddog
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To: BipolarBob

In fact you probably did. Overlook something. You are after all, “Bipolar...”


45 posted on 12/13/2011 6:54:55 PM PST by donozark (Not all heroes wear tights and a cape.)
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To: Kathy in Alaska

I hear Solyndra is beautiful this time of year. ;-)


46 posted on 12/13/2011 6:55:04 PM PST by Raebie (WS)
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To: Kathy in Alaska

Your Ideal Island Vacation is Fiji

Post it now!

On an island vacation, you prefer to get the full beach experience.
And for you, that means staying somewhere with few people and lots of beach.

With over 300 islands, you can find your own private spot in Fiji.
Relax by the crystal clear water, or venture off to find a waterfall.

47 posted on 12/13/2011 6:55:45 PM PST by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: Kathy in Alaska
Mackinaw Island in the summer, and no I'm not a “Fudgey”
48 posted on 12/13/2011 6:56:27 PM PST by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: LUV W

Well, that’s what I meant!

LOL.


49 posted on 12/13/2011 6:56:29 PM PST by left that other site
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To: SandRat

{{{Sandy}}}

Computer woes all resloved? Have missed you! *hugs*


50 posted on 12/13/2011 6:58:26 PM PST by AZamericonnie
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