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Old 08 Sep 2005, 21:09   #1 (permalink)
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Hey guys, I took the time to quickly re-size a few photos and degrade their quality so that it's suitable for the web. I have many, many more, but figured these would show a decent idea of what it was like on this trip home (away from home).

Setting:

Went home to take care of some crucial paperwork regarding my move, stay and residence in Canada. Meanwhile, I took my girlfriend along with me to get a little taste of Florida while we were there for 1.5 weeks. During this little window, we were between Hurricane Katrina and the 3 Tropical Storms that are just off the East Coast. The 3 Tropical Storms came shortly after we left. Talk about luck!

Weather:

Due to the nasty Hurricane to our North West (Katrina) and the Tropical Storms off the East Coast, most of our days were over-cast, or down-right nasty looking. We got quite a bit of rain, but it would get sunny while it rained most of the time. Unfortunately, most of the photos show all the nasty storms over-head, but it didn't stop us from doing or going where ever we pleased. In short, it's not a tropical sunny paradise while the storms are brewing!

A Few Descriptions and Photos:

Gainesville, Florida :: University of Florida Campus (my old school). This is a sign post on Lake Alice. I thought it would be nice, since UF and Aligators are one in the same. We have them on campus and people get attacked now and then. Be careful in school kids!

Aligator Safety

Cedar Key is a little coastal fishing town on the Gulf of Mexico, just North of Tampa. The following are images of just some of the things you could see there and what we were doing there.

Old Fishing Shack
Another Fisherman's House
Crabs and Oysters
Small Stone Crab
The Misses and a Manatee Sculpture
Myself with some Dolphin Sculptures
A Palm Heart Salad
Sun Set over the Gulf of Mexico

Next, we went from the West Coast (Gulf of Mexico) to the East Coast, which is the Atlantic Ocean. We have very warm waters on the East Coast due to the Gulf Stream, so even when the weather isn't pleasant, we can still enjoy some nice water temperatures. We stayed at a condominium on the Crescent Beach, which is just South of the Saint Augustine Beach and the old city, which is the first city in the United States, Saint Augustine.

Hilarious but Classic Advertising
This is Commerce at the Beach
An Old Water Mill
Our View from the Condo
Sand Dunes off the Beach
Salt Water Cow Boys Restaurant
A Sand Castle I Worked Upon 01
A Sand Castle I Worked Upon 02
A Sand Castle I Worked Upon 03
The Misses on the Beach (Regardless of Storm!)
The Misses, Buried up to Her Head!
Shrimp and Beer Dinner

While down in the South, we might as well have some Local Food, which in this case, we made sure to let the Misses try Fried Green Tomatoes which she didn't like at all, but me, I love them!

Fried Green Tomatoes 01
Fried Green Tomatoes 02
Fried Green Tomatoes 03

And a few final farewell photos of the coast from the Plane as we left to come back to our beloved Quebec.

The Coast from the Plane 01
The Coast from the Plane 02
The Coast from the Plane 03

All in all, we had a good trip, regardless of the rotten weather, I finished up all of my important work there and we came back safely and all is well! And of course, I'm back full-swing here

Cheers!
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Old 08 Sep 2005, 21:30   #2 (permalink)
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I am very pleased you enjoyed your holiday, mal. Have plenty more, old son.
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Give my compliments to your misses

looks like you had a fun time
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We did have a good time Rotten weather though, compared to normal... but oh well! Less people around that way =P

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THata great you had a good time. Everytime i go a hurricane hits or i get sick.
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So THAT'S what he looks like...
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Yep kind supprised me but at least now i know who to send the garden gnomes after.
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NEGRA MODELO!! I love it. Have to order it a box at a time to get any here. Which I happily do of course :-)
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NEGRA MODELO!! I love it. Have to order it a box at a time to get any here. Which I happily do of course :-)
I can't even get it up here in Canada. I queried with my local SAQ and they said it had problems with import/customs with that particular brand and so it's just not here. Which is sad, because it truly is a great beer, even if it is a little popular in some places, but it's popular for a reason!
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Have you ever thought of using private mail carriers? I use it all the time to get exotic alcohols from all over the world so you should be able to get some beer into canada.
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