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  1. Good bye to a great comedian and humanitarian. RIP
  2. I say he is back in 2020. That's when the new Bronco comes out.
  3. RIP Wally. Fair winds be at your back. It was a plesure knowing and sailing with you.
  4. 19 minutes here in the midwest
  5. I'm jealous puffy. The Victory is sitting under a cover awaiting warm weather. The Midwest sucks.
  6. Just got done with a vacation using AirBnB. We had three different places booked. A week before our vacation one of the owners of a place where we were going to stay calls and says he has to cancel our reservation due to a family medical problem. Ok, no problem we will find another place to stay. Worked out ok since we were able to meet puffyjman and have lunch with him. Great guy and hope to meet up with him again. Back to the story. We contacted AirBnB to see how to get a refund on the canceled reservation. We are still waiting for our refund. They are difficult people to reach since they only communicate via email. Overall our experience with the properties was good. Just hope you don't get a cancellation and want your money back in a timely fashion.
  7. BRJ Good luck when the day arrives
  8. Nothing wrong with Naples. Was trying to stay away from that part of the gulf. Cost of living may be more than I want to deal with.
  9. Nothing magical about the gulf coast. I am ready to slow down and relax. Great seafood and nice people. Actually more my style than where I currently live.
  10. Even though it is a few years off, I am looking for help in deciding on a place to retire. You are all good sources of information and I will use your information to my advantage. We know we want to be on or very near to the Gulf Coast from Apalachicola Fl To around New Iberia LA. I am retiring with a pension from the great state of Illinois, if it still exists , so being retirement friendly is a must. I am not looking to work, but my girlfriend plans on working a few more years. She is in the restaurant business and will stay in it at some level. I familiar with the heat, humidity, and hurricane possibilities. Seafood is a priority as well as ample opportunities to fish and hunt. Large cities are not required. We will be looking to either rent or buy a house in the area where we land. Sailing is not a priority, but if opportunities exist the more the better. We are not very familiar with the area and will be making our first exploratory trip to the South Oct. 17-23. Our stops to stay will be Port St. Joe, Fairhope, and Houma in that order. This is more of an exploratory trip to get acquainted with the area. Any advice on places to avoid or explore further is appreciated. We hope that after several trips we will find a new place to call home.
  11. Happy Birthday Tim
  12. Sorry to hear Ike. Big Country is staying on the hard in 2013.
  13. Happy birthday Jim. Here's to a great 2013 Eric
  14. Sounds like a boatyard I know of whose reputation is something along the lines of---although you cannot pay more, you can get better. Know the place well. Still the same I see.
  15. Good see that the boat went to a good Chicago yard that can handle a boat that big.