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Old 03-23-2014, 10:48 AM
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Default Island time in the Bahamas

On Thursday, Tom & Bonnie, Martin & Claudia, and Dave & Wendy left Texas and flew to Gulf Shores and spent the afternoon visiting the Naval Air Museum in Pensacola. On Friday we flew to Fort Pierce FL with a lunch stop at Cedar Key for lunch. On Saturday we flew out to the Bahamas and settled into a 3 bedroom house in Hopetown on Elbow Key in the Abacos. Bonnie and I had visited here many times over the years and were anxious to get back.

On the ramp at Fort Pierce


Two RV7a with 12 inch numbers over Abaco Islands


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Our rental is the pink house on the point at the bottom


Beach by pink rental house


View from deck at house


Just went snorkeling, water was great. Looking forward to a great week.

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Old 03-23-2014, 11:49 AM
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Beaches, salt water, no clouds in the sky, a bunch of rvs, what more could you ask for. Enjoy.
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Old 03-23-2014, 04:51 PM
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When I grow up I want to be like Tom or Turbo. We did a simulated Bahama ride today with Agent Orange out of New Hampshire. Cranked cockpit heaters full power and toured Block Island, RI










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Old 03-23-2014, 04:57 PM
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Beautiful pics!!! With all this RV action in the Bahamas the they have received their Stimulus Package.
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Old 03-23-2014, 06:30 PM
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Hey Tom,
I am jealous and it has only been a month.
Send plenty of pics.

Here is the same beach and same direction just taken from 200' further South.


Our trip was only three days so we didn't stay in a house. We were in the Hope Town Lodge right next door to where you are.
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Old 03-23-2014, 09:02 PM
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Yes, the lodge is just south of us a couple hundred feet. We went snorkeling in front of the lodge this morning. Our first trip to Hope town back in the 80s we stayed at the lodge also. After that we started renting houses.

It is amazing what these RVs can do to expand your world!
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Old 03-23-2014, 09:22 PM
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This is a picture of Elbow Cay, where Hope Town is located, from the north end. Our rent house is located on the point on the left side of the island.


Elbow Cay from east side.


Another picture of "our" beach.


Enjoying the island time. Took our watches off for the week.
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Just can't face that brutal Texas March weather, huh?
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Just can't face that brutal Texas March weather, huh?
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According to Doug's front page post today, it's not the weather....it's the pollen!
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Old 03-24-2014, 12:02 PM
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Paul, I know it is hard to believe, and the northerners will laugh, but we have had a colder and drier winter this year in N TX and the pollen has been terrible. So we had to escape. And we wanted to get back to the Bahamas after several years of not making this trip. Getting ready to go snorkeling. Tough life.

Hint: if you cannot make this trip this winter, try this drink. Gumbay Smash. - 1 shot coconut run, 1 shot clear rum, one part orange juice and an equal part pineapple juice. Pour a drink, start up fireplace and put feet up and dream about 80 degree temps and sun.

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