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Old 02-16-2006   #61 (permalink)
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Wow.... how dare it rain on Bumper's Welcome Week to Playa.... if it makes you feel any better ... we had 4 inches of snow last nite.... today it started freezing rain for the last 7 hours...1/4 inch on the trees.... it is thunder and lightening with a temp of 30 degrees.. strange weather... southwest part of Michigan has tornado watches... someone has ps.. of. the Gods...... Glad you and Jackie are there safely.... see you soon!!!!

We had over a foot of snow last weekend...today it hit 60 degrees...snow all gone....but this weekend we are supposed to get colder temps...I just pray for no snow when we are heading to the airport next week.

Hope you are feeling better Tammy.
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Old 02-17-2006   #62 (permalink)
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Dinner at the condo and then wandered down to the Tequila Barrel, where there was meant to be a Peep Meet. Got there about 9:00ish, but there was no obvious "group" in evidence, except a seedy-looking bunch in the corner of the back room, who we declined to approach. Not that their questionable appearance inhibited us - some of the most fun Forum Peeps we've met are pretty disreputable - but the music back there was much too loud for human endurance. We were the only ones in the place wearing the instantly-recognizeable Nerak beads, as near as we could tell, so we had our first margarita of the trip - just an average offering- and were home before 11:00. Another early night, but that's not necessarily a bad thing.
Clearly you missed me pole dancing drunkedly in a crazed Valentine's Day tribute to Baccus and all things wine related. I shudder just thinking about it.
Went to the Bucket too, but that's a bit fuzzy....thank God.
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Day 4 - Thursday 02/15 (Beware the Ides of February)

I was out-and-about by 6:15 AM, leaving the ladies to sleep. It was drizzling as I walked down to the internet joint,and it sprinkled on-and-off for a couple of hours, with occasional periods of reasonably heavy rain. Quite uncharacteristic, since rainfall here is generally short-lived. No E-mail of note, so I checked out the forum, and posted Days 2 & 3. Home for brekky and then off to Mamitas, despite the solid overcast and threatening skies. Talk about deserted!! I've never seen it that sparcely populated. I think there was a total of about 8 palapas in use. Handed over our 4 condo-provided passes to a charming young lady Chair Nazi and settled into a primo location. That lasted for about an hour and a half, until it started to spit again, and we decided to head home. It started raining hard during the trek home, and we got prety thoroughly soaked, but we were in bathing suits anyway, so no biggie. Apparently, I'm going to have to speak to whoever is in charge of weather. Would that be James, or Michael?

Indulged in a few adult beverages on the balcony, accompanied by Walmart bulk pork rinds,unfortunately rendered flaccid by the hunidity. I hate chewy pork rinds! Followed by a rainy-day marathon crossword puzzle session. Lemme' tell you, Dell "challengers" are challenging! Life in the fast lane.

Leftovers for dinner, and then took a stroll down Constituyentes to check out the new Grand Porto Real, or whatever the new incarnation across the street from the original is called. I don't think it's actually totally finished yet, but it appears to be in full operation. Pretty fancy digs. Way out of any price range we'd ever consider. Speaking of hotels, there was a cruise ship about the size of three Holiday Inns at the dock next to the Grand Porto. Headed over to Au Cacao, which is a coffee & desert place on Constituyentes in the bottom of the hotel on the corner of 5th. Luna Blue Tony had recommended it, and he was right. (I've got you batting .500, Tony. Strike out on the blueberry marg, but a home run on the chocolate place.) Sinfully good chocolate cake and brownie. I piece of cake (Jackie & Mom split, and said that was lots), 1 brownie (I gave 'em a taste), 2 excellent cappucino,and 1 cafe Americano - 104 pesos. Good value. Another rather early night.

Note: They still haven't fixed that loose manhole cover in front of the condo. I definitely should have brought a bucket of Krazy Glue. That "CLUNK-CLUNK" we hear 24-7 as vehicles hit it is a real pain. Here's some trivia for you. Do you know why manhole covers are almost invariably round in shape? Because, even if they are dislodged from their frame, they won't fall into the hole. A square or rectangular cover, if it becomes loose, and having a diagonal alignment, will fall through the opening. Now,isn't that interesting? No, huh? (Note to self: I gotta' start forgetting some of this crap to make room for important things, assuming anybody is ever foolish enough to tell me something important.)

Fashion Note: Still haven't been around town enough to determine what this year's "trendy fashion item" is. A couple of years ago it was those "dew rag" type things - usually with counterfeit Harley Davidson logos on them. Last year, it was pastel-coloured cowboy hats. While both of those are still around, they're not as omnipresent as they were in the past.
Personally, I'm hoping they've been supplanted by incredibly teeny-weeny bathing suits for the ladies, but we've spent so little time on the beach, I've no first-hand experience yet. We'll get back to you.
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Old 02-17-2006   #64 (permalink)
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Clearly you missed me pole dancing drunkedly in a crazed Valentine's Day tribute to Baccus and all things wine related. I shudder just thinking about it.
Went to the Bucket too, but that's a bit fuzzy....thank God.
I hope this isn't a transpost by Michelle's husband.
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. A couple of years ago it was those "dew rag" type things - usually with counterfeit Harley Davidson logos on them..
well, aren't you sportin you Corona doo rag from the regatta????
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Thanks for the reports bumper...your making this wisconsin winter just
melt away. Sorry I won't be seeing you this trip. Doc called on the enroute
to the airport. Tell him he's buying the first round in Las Vegas in April.
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hey Bumper, amazing reports as usual. You can be very, very glad you left when you did. With the windchill it's a balmy -47 this morning, kiddoes don't have school (actually works out this time, need to get house cleaned before we bail out on this weather too) People around town are whining even more now.
See you soon!!!!
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well, aren't you sportin you Corona doo rag from the regatta????
Packed it, Scotty, but have to say I rarely wear it. Generally need headgear with a brim to keep the sun off - overly sensitive eyes. Dew rags don't do much of a job keeping the liquid sunshine off the glasses either, and if they will allow it to rain down here...
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Dew rags don't do much of a job keeping the liquid sunshine off the glasses either, and if they will allow it to rain down here...
hate to rain on your beach parade but you have a cold front headin your way.......it was 84 degrees last nite, it's 40 degrees this morning........it's like I'm in Canada er somethin
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Great report so far Bumper...save some Bumper Hugs for me !!!
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Great report so far Bumper...save some Bumper Hugs for me !!!
Count on it, m'love. I packed extra with the special people in mind.
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A couple of years ago it was those "dew rag" type things - usually with counterfeit Harley Davidson logos on them. Last year, it was pastel-coloured cowboy hats. While both of those are still around, they're not as omnipresent as they were in the past.
Personally, I'm hoping they've been supplanted by incredibly teeny-weeny bathing suits for the ladies, but we've spent so little time on the beach, I've no first-hand experience yet. We'll get back to you.
hey now, Bump.....the dew rags that i will be wearing are the authentic Harley Davidson. plus, i do have a few teeny-weeny bathing suits that i am bringing.


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Old 02-17-2006   #73 (permalink)
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Looks like the weather is much better for you today, the beach on the webcam is hopping.
Looking forward to you next report, if I can't be there next best thing is to live through peeps reports.
Have fun!
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Old 02-17-2006   #74 (permalink)
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keep it coming

Hi Bumper and Jackie,

We are really enjoying your trip through your eyes. Thank you for sharing.
Temp is up to more normal- it's 83 now and the humidity is climbing.
Looks more like beach weather.

We'll be looking for you around town and please save a hug for me.
(I'm southern and we hug everybody
Wear your beads, OK?

Hoping to meet you soon.
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What a marvelous read Bumper! Sandflea and I will be there shortly. How long are you guys staying in PDC? I'm just wondering if you'll still be there when Sandflea and I get there.

Enjoy your time there! Looking forward to more reports!
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