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Old 02-05-2017, 11:05 PM   #321
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Wifey B: Reminds me how much I miss Oliver being here.
I agree! I have a strong feeling we'll hear from Ollie again soon. He's a kindred spirit. I always admired his knowledge and maturity at such a young age. He's a very special young man.

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Awesome party, Irv! I'm sure your wrong about the amount of alcohol consumed... Good thing we have censors.
I can assure you that the TF Site Team will not censor photos of an incriminating nature related to this FL PBR (pronounced "Flipper") Fest! We encourage the open sharing of incriminating or embarrassing moments.
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Old 02-05-2017, 11:12 PM   #322
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Well Al, if you really feel that way perhaps a demonstration is in order.

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Old 02-05-2017, 11:20 PM   #323
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That's what I'm talking about!

(That is really great Photoshopping! It almost looks realistic.)
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Old 02-06-2017, 08:22 PM   #324
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Computer problems here, but finally got a page up to post. It is important to straighten out something. I have been given far too much credit for this gathering. Scott who you know as PSNeeld (who bought more beer than me), Larry who you know as LarryM, Ted who you know as OC Diver, and Irv who you know as BigFish all stepped up to help. Irv stepped up big time.

It was great meeting new friends, and renewing contact with old friends. It was great having John Baker and Wendy as special guests. They flew in from Texas. John was one of the original founders of Trawler Forum.

Having computer problems I wrote a long narrative of the event. Then poof it suddenly disappeared. I'm in a motel on the road tonight. Maybe at home on my modem I can get it to post. Pictures are waiting also.

Thanks all for making this a great event. Loved every minute of it. You know we didn't even get up to Marine Connection. I don't want to hear any crap about us not being able to find a designated driver. Just stow it.
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Old 02-06-2017, 09:00 PM   #325
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With all the "Marine connection" shirts in attendance, I think all who wanted to go, got there by themselves...
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Old 02-06-2017, 09:09 PM   #326
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Don your too modest, putting this thing on took many hours an executive decisions on your part. Thanks, your efforts were greatly appreciated.

BTW you married great, we loved Lou. Next year you can stay home and she can run the show. LOL
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Old 02-07-2017, 12:46 AM   #327
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Don, why weren't you in the guy's pic? Did you take the pic? Who's missing from the Admiral's pic? We need their names, too.
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Old 02-07-2017, 08:01 AM   #328
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I believe someone mentioned that there were 23 people at the shindig, I think there were more over the four days, people kept showing up, spending some time and then left.
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I believe someone mentioned that there were 23 people at the shindig, I think there were more over the four days, people kept showing up, spending some time and then left.
I think that was referring to 23 MEMBERS along with their captives/crew.

And Al, Don was the photographer so that is why he is not in the pics.
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Wifey B: There's so much wonderful stuff to see around there I was thinking surely you had some comments on your visits to some of these sites. I know you didn't have a lot of time and most of you probably only got in three or four places.

I'm sure the Navy Seal Museum had to be high on your list, especially those of you who are ex military.

Isn't the St. Lucie County Aquarium one of the coolest little aquariums you've ever seen? Were you able to see Manatee at the observation center? Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute is a place many overlook.

The county historical museum is really special isn't it?

Now, I know one place we love that probably you didn't make and that is Art Mundo. An entire building of local artists.

Fort Pierce is really a great area and even the downtown is nice. Just was hoping to hear of your experiences beyond the food and drink.
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You just did it for most.....
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You just did it for most.....
Yes she did.... Ironically we passed(and stopped) Art Mundo. It was Sunday morning at 9am so it was closed...but we did stop and peek in.
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Some of us made it to the Seal museum but most of our time was used drinking and eating. Some did one more than the other. Manatees were all over the ICW, I think there numbers are growing.
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Some of us made it to the Seal museum but most of our time was used drinking and eating. Some did one more than the other. Manatees were all over the ICW, I think there numbers are growing.
Wifey B: We enjoy stopping in Fort Pierce. We've seen all the places I mentioned and more, but still more to go back for. Sometimes we overnight and sometimes we just stop to fuel and eat and go sightseeing for a couple of hours.
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Actually the week before the fish and game guys towed in a dead one....split pretty wide open along its back.

Not sure if it was front a boat strike or split from decomp. Not the typical cross hatch from a prop.

The Friday before had 3 in front of the center, 6 in the marina, mom and baby that was reported born in the marina not too long ago.

Rumor has it.... a gator or two now lives in the canal in front of the Manatee center.
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We plied Baker with rum. He spilled the beans about what goes on behind the curtain in moderator land. You people should be ashamed of yourselves. Such debauchery!
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We plied Baker with rum. He spilled the beans about what goes on behind the curtain in moderator land. You people should be ashamed of yourselves. Such debauchery!
Yup, we're living the high life back here behind the emerald curtain! Skimming the profits and trading on our over-inflated self-worth! It doesn't get any better than this!

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Old 02-09-2017, 08:24 PM   #338
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Don. Don't forget all the things Larry spilled the beans about. Ply those guys with lots of booze and the debauchery stories come out, we got to keep an eye on those guys. LOL
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