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08-10-2012 06:39 PM

Well fellow LJs, in eight hours I will be on a plane with my family for a two week stint in the Cayman Islands, where sadly I will not be woodworking but rather loafing on the beach with a cold cocktail in hand while I ponder weighty matters, such as “My ice seems to be melting—am I drinking too slowly?” or “Should we have steak or lobster for dinner tonight?”. You know, really important stuff like that. :)

Anybody else enjoyed / enjoying / planning to enjoy a vacation recently or soon? If so, where to? Share a picture or a story if you care to! Lest we forget, there is more to life than woodworking!

-- John, BC, Canada

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#1 posted 08-10-2012 06:46 PM

Wow, you so suck! 8)

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#2 posted 08-10-2012 06:48 PM

Unfortunately due to my project allocation this year, I won’t be able to take any time of. This is the second year in a row I wasn’t able to use any vacation time. I have 16 weeks (about 4 months!) of time off banked at this point. Hopefully I’ll be able to get some time off for the kids winter break in Feb so I can enjoy some cold drinks on a hot beach while it is freezing cold in the north east :)

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#3 posted 08-10-2012 08:18 PM

Ah,I think there is a hurricane brewing in that area. :-(

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#4 posted 08-10-2012 10:21 PM

If you snorkel- go to Seven Mile Beach. If you dive- get up to the North Wall.

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#5 posted 08-10-2012 10:39 PM

My wife and I went to San Antonio in mid June. Damn hot down there. We were the only fools playing mini golf in 105 degree temperature.
Hope your family has a great time in the Cayman’s. It’s a beautiful place.

Peace to all.

-- Joe from Western Ma.... Peace to all

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#6 posted 08-10-2012 10:57 PM

Man, that’s going to be soooo boring!!!! :-)

I was just there in February. I took this one snorkeling right off Seven Mile Beach:

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#7 posted 08-11-2012 03:00 AM

As JAGWAH put it, You Suck :o)) , because I get to go to Waco SWAT, in AUGUST ! Now, that sucks !

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#8 posted 08-11-2012 04:23 AM

My wife and I had a great time. Go swim with the stingrays. Enjoy and let us know how it went. Where are you staying?

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#9 posted 08-11-2012 04:30 AM

Hey guys, checking in from the airport. Staying on Seven Mile Beach, we know it well :) Stingray City is always on the agenda. Thanks for the well wishes!

-- John, BC, Canada

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#10 posted 08-11-2012 04:40 AM

Keep us to date while you’re there. What are you using at the airport to connect?

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#11 posted 08-12-2012 09:19 PM

Hey DKV, using my iPad to connect. I didn’t bring a laptop this time, wanting to travel a bit lighter and not bringing the laptop makes getting through airport security easier.

-- John, BC, Canada

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#12 posted 08-12-2012 09:36 PM

So, where are the pictures? Don’t forget you can get some huge, fantastic lobsters to eat, if that’s your thing. Sure wish the ipad had smell-o-rama. I know my Samsung Tab does.

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#13 posted 08-12-2012 09:42 PM

Throw the electronics away and enjoy your well earned vacation.
Have fun my friend.

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#14 posted 08-12-2012 09:59 PM

Waho6o9, how can one possibly have fun without integrating electronics? I see the day when we will evolve to the point where cell phones will be integrated into our brains and our tablets will be part of our sunglasses. Boy, I wish I was there when that happens.

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#15 posted 08-12-2012 10:31 PM

Man O Man do I feel sorry for you, all that time with out woodworking :)) I’ve only had two vacations in 45 years one was for 3 days and the other for one day. I’ve been thinking about another one, maybe in another 5 years or so, whine whine, whine.LOL Enjoy yourself have a lobster or two for me. If you want I can send you a photo of my table saw just to help with the withdrawals ha ha ha

-- Custom furniture

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