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Forum: Trip Write-ups 05-05-2015, 10:48 PM
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Posted By Rosie
Magic Turbo...all Magic! Rosie

Magic Turbo...all Magic! Rosie
Forum: Trip Write-ups 05-05-2015, 10:47 PM
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Posted By Rosie
You are most welcome Eddie! I'm real glad you...

You are most welcome Eddie! I'm real glad you could enjoy this Down Under; thank you for following along :) Rosie
Forum: Trip Write-ups 05-05-2015, 10:45 PM
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Posted By Rosie
Funny you ask Steve...it DID feel weird getting...

Funny you ask Steve...it DID feel weird getting into the car Monday morning and driving to work...I would prefer to still be on Island Time :) Rosie
Forum: Trip Write-ups 05-05-2015, 10:43 PM
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Posted By Rosie
Tom (and Lori), you are true friends...all...

Tom (and Lori), you are true friends...all because we built an RV!!! Thank you for the kind words! Rosie
Forum: Trip Write-ups 05-05-2015, 10:42 PM
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Posted By Rosie
Tom, You are the VERY REASON that I enjoy writing...

Tom, You are the VERY REASON that I enjoy writing these stories; I was 'you' in the late 90's and Gary 'Condor' Sobek was ME...writing about all his travels around the USA, and I wanted to be...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 05-04-2015, 09:07 PM
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Posted By Rosie
Day 25: Dallas to Rosamond Skypark

Here's the summary of Day 25's flying from the Dallas area to Southern California:

Aero Country to Plainview: 2.0 hrs
Plainview to Payson (for lunch): 3.2 hrs
Payson to Rosamond Skypark: 2.3...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 05-04-2015, 09:07 PM
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Posted By Rosie
Day 25: Dallas to Rosamond Skypark

More clear skies ahead:

http://www.paulrosales.com/Caribbean_2015/Caribbean_921.jpg

A new water-ski lake next to Interstate 15 east of...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 05-04-2015, 09:07 PM
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Posted By Rosie
Day 25: Dallas to Rosamond Skypark

Once through the ‘hole’, we were home-free and continued on to Payson (PAN) for lunch:

http://www.paulrosales.com/Caribbean_2015/Caribbean_911.jpg

In just over three (3) hours, Payson was off the...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 05-04-2015, 09:06 PM
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Posted By Rosie
Day 25: Dallas to Rosamond Skypark

Plainview has always been one of our favorite stops on the outbound leg home as they have friendly people there, easy in, easy out and always great prices on...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 05-04-2015, 09:06 PM
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Posted By Rosie
Day 25: Dallas to Rosamond Skypark

Hi All,
It’s the LAST travel day of our vacation…Day 25…and we are ready to ‘be home’…it’s just a LONG WAY (>100nm) home to L00 (Rosamond Skypark near Edwards Air Force...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 05-03-2015, 07:59 PM
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Posted By Rosie
Yes Mike & Turbo; WE ARE HOME and so are ALL OF...

Yes Mike & Turbo; WE ARE HOME and so are ALL OF OUR WONDERFUL FRIENDS who joined us on this adventure!!

I'm just now in the house at 1900 PDT, and there is NO WAY I can get a proper story of today's...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 05-02-2015, 10:37 PM
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Posted By Rosie
Day 24: Great Exuma to Dallas

I COULDN’T HAVE BEEN MORE HAPPY TO SEE THE SUN GO AWAY!!!!!

http://www.paulrosales.com/Caribbean_2015/Caribbean_881.jpg

Going…

http://www.paulrosales.com/Caribbean_2015/Caribbean_882.jpg

Going…
Forum: Trip Write-ups 05-02-2015, 10:25 PM
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Posted By Rosie
Day 24: Great Exuma to Dallas

Here’s Jack and Phyllis Mahoney from Illinois!

http://www.paulrosales.com/Caribbean_2015/Caribbean_871.jpg

One thing I forgot to mention… my AOPA directory on my Garmin 496 said ‘transportation...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 05-02-2015, 08:54 PM
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Posted By Rosie
Day 24: Great Exuma to Dallas

http://www.paulrosales.com/Caribbean_2015/Caribbean_861.jpg

And Foley is famous for…LAMBERT’S CAFE!!!!! (http://www.throwedrolls.com)

...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 05-02-2015, 08:54 PM
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Posted By Rosie
Day 24: Great Exuma to Dallas

Florida is VERY GREEN and has LOTS of water!

http://www.paulrosales.com/Caribbean_2015/Caribbean_851.jpg

http://www.paulrosales.com/Caribbean_2015/Caribbean_852.jpg

Turning the ‘corner’, now...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 05-02-2015, 08:53 PM
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Posted By Rosie
Day 24: Great Exuma to Dallas

You can’t see Sharkbait because he’s on my left…

http://www.paulrosales.com/Caribbean_2015/Caribbean_841.jpg

This picture is for my Mentor, Jim ‘Jimmyb’ Baker….do ya’ think I can get any closer to...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 05-02-2015, 08:53 PM
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Posted By Rosie
Day 24: Great Exuma to Dallas

The skies just kept getting better as we continued northwest:

http://www.paulrosales.com/Caribbean_2015/Caribbean_831.jpg

http://www.paulrosales.com/Caribbean_2015/Caribbean_832.jpg

And all...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 05-02-2015, 08:53 PM
Replies: 223
Views: 95,287
Posted By Rosie
Day 24: Great Exuma to Dallas

Hi All! Here we are, the day before our last day of vacation….in Great Exuma, Bahamas on a Saturday morning…with a plan to make it to Dallas…in this plane we all call an R-V!!!! Yes, it can be...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 05-01-2015, 06:24 PM
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Posted By Rosie
Day 23: St. Kitts to Great Exuma

On the inbound leg to MYEF, Unicom told us of a Caravan landing straight in…we found him…and this ‘biggie’ right behind him. There was NO way he could land behind the Caravan so we landed behind the...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 05-01-2015, 06:23 PM
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Posted By Rosie
Day 23: St. Kitts to Great Exuma

Say goodbye to Puerto Plata:

http://www.paulrosales.com/Caribbean_2015/Caribbean_801.jpg

And more of ….nothing but ocean for...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 05-01-2015, 06:23 PM
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Posted By Rosie
Day 23: St. Kitts to Great Exuma

About half way between Puerto Rico and Hispanola (Dominican Republic/Haiti):
http://www.paulrosales.com/Caribbean_2015/Caribbean_791.jpg

If you squint, you can see what we saw of the Dominican...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 05-01-2015, 06:23 PM
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Posted By Rosie
Day 23: St. Kitts to Great Exuma

Hi All,
The good news is that we traveled a pretty good clip today:

http://www.paulrosales.com/Caribbean_2015/Caribbean_781.jpg

The ‘Plan the flight, fly the plan’ worked….to a point…we were able...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 05-01-2015, 06:11 PM
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Posted By Rosie
Day 23: St. Kitts to Great Exuma (was supposed to be Fort Lauderdale)

Hi All,
We are all SAFE ON GROUND in Great Exuma!!!!! Our plan was to fuel then turn/go to Fort Lauderdale but the weather DID NOT agree with our departure; it went from 'no problem mon' to 'OK,...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 04-30-2015, 07:49 PM
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Posted By Rosie
Day 22: St. Kitts

Tuppergal, Sharkbait, Crystal¸ Roger & Sue went sightseeing today and here are her pics:

Tuppergal LOVES her...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 04-30-2015, 07:49 PM
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Posted By Rosie
Day 22: St. Kitts

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http://www.paulro...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 04-30-2015, 07:49 PM
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Posted By Rosie
Day 22: St. Kitts

Hi All,
Today was our last day of vacation, and starting on Friday, 1 May, it all TRAVEL back to the States and eventually home…this is the part of the trip I do not look forward to because it’s...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 04-29-2015, 08:38 PM
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Posted By Rosie
Day 21: St. Lucia to St. Kitts

Once again, I got us all on the runway for single ship takeoffs:

http://www.paulrosales.com/Caribbean_2015/Caribbean_741.jpg

http://www.paulrosales.com/Caribbean_2015/Caribbean_742.jpg

Tuppergal...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 04-29-2015, 08:37 PM
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Posted By Rosie
Day 21: St. Lucia to St. Kitts

I saw exactly one ship on the entire (~1:15) flight to Nevis; this was a fuel stop only and is right-next-door to St. Kitts.

http://www.paulrosales.com/Caribbean_2015/Caribbean_731.jpg

The highest...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 04-29-2015, 08:37 PM
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Posted By Rosie
Day 21: St. Lucia to St. Kitts

It’s Day 21….and I have been gone from home now a full three (3) weeks…and I could just stay here for a while. I LOVE BEING ON ISLAND TIME!!!!! It’s Wednesday, 29 April, and it’s travel day to St....
Forum: Trip Write-ups 04-28-2015, 08:06 PM
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Posted By Rosie
Day 20: St. Lucia

While the guys went diving, the girls when on a tour. I have absolutely no idea what caption go with the pics except for the first one; they must have driven by the...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 04-28-2015, 08:06 PM
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Posted By Rosie
Day 20: St. Lucia

We surfaced from the first dive around 1200, and then the crew served lunch which included Chicken (marinated, very good!), pasta, lentil salad and green salad. Now that’s what I call a ‘surface...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 04-28-2015, 08:05 PM
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Posted By Rosie
Day 20: St. Lucia

Hi All,
Roger, Andrew and I were up and ready at 0830 for Dive St. Lucia (http://www.divesaintlucia.com/) to pick us up and take us to the dive shop. I was wondering why such a long day for a 2-tank...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 04-27-2015, 07:53 PM
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Posted By Rosie
Day 19: Bequia to St. Lucia

Here’s a “You are not supposed to take pictures on the ramp” picture (under arm, under cover...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 04-27-2015, 07:53 PM
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Posted By Rosie
Day 19: Bequia to St. Lucia

Final approach to St. Vincent (TVSV) and fueling at $8.98/gallon...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 04-27-2015, 07:52 PM
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Posted By Rosie
Day 19: Bequia to St. Lucia

Hi All, It’s Day 19 of the last week of our vacation…and we are just having a WONDERFUL time!!!!!! Today was a travel day from Bequia to St. Lucia, however, if you recall, I had buried the camera in...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 04-26-2015, 08:40 PM
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Posted By Rosie
Day 18: Bequia

Hi All,
It's Sunday, 26 April and we spent a lazy morning relaxing in the French House at Sugar Reef and then took a taxi to town to walk around and enjoy a late lunch. The beaches here are...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 04-25-2015, 08:36 PM
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Posted By Rosie
Day 17: Canouan to Bequia

The doors/windows to the left of the breakfast terrace are the Library/Sitting...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 04-25-2015, 08:36 PM
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Posted By Rosie
Day 17: Canouan to Bequia

http://www.paulrosales.com/Caribbean_2015/Caribbean_631.jpg

http://www.paulrosales.com/Caribbean_2015/Caribbean_632.jpg

My dive ended around 1630, and I grabbed a taxi to meet up with the group at...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 04-25-2015, 08:36 PM
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Posted By Rosie
Day 17: Canouan to Bequia

Bequia was one of the EASIEST islands to clear into. We landed about 10 minutes later after flying at 500' for ~18nm. We emptied the plane in record time, gave one (1) GenDec to each Customs and...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 04-25-2015, 08:35 PM
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Posted By Rosie
Day 17: Canouan to Bequia

Today was our travel day from Canouan to Bequia, but at ~18nm away (7 minutes), Sharkbait and I were able to get in a morning dive; we planned to fly to Bequia at 500' MSL afterwards). Here are the...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 04-24-2015, 08:57 PM
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Posted By Rosie
Day 16: Canouan

It's Friday, 24 April, and Roger/I were supposed to go Scuba diving today...as mentioned previously...$140 US and they would pick us up at the dock...Roger got word that the cost was now $500...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 04-24-2015, 07:48 PM
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Posted By Rosie
Just talked with Nordo...they could not make the...

Just talked with Nordo...they could not make the 1800 (Customs) closing at Fort Pierce, and Customs directed them to land West Palm Beach. The three of them landed West Palm Beach at 2020 local...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 04-23-2015, 06:03 PM
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Posted By Rosie
Day 15: Dominica to Canouan

Customs, Immigration and a trip to the tower went quickly. Only Immigration wanted money, $5 US. Customs and Tower each wanted one (1) General Declaration. Andrew and Crystal were there to greet...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 04-23-2015, 06:03 PM
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Posted By Rosie
Day 15: Dominica to Canouan

Here were are on a wide left base (giving Roger/Sue LOTS of separation) followed by...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 04-23-2015, 06:03 PM
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Posted By Rosie
Day 15: Dominica to Canouan

The next island ahead is St. Lucia, and the clouds were lower over the west side of the island...so that's were we went...until the next controller told us to turn left 55 degrees and overfly the...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 04-23-2015, 05:05 PM
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Posted By Rosie
Day 15: Dominica to Canouan

Hi All, Day 15 started at 0700 (again), and as is the morning routine, I walked out to smell the morning ocean air and was greeted by this...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 04-22-2015, 10:04 PM
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Posted By Rosie
Day 14: Dominica

Our guides, Johnny, Shane and Belle:

http://www.paulrosales.com/Caribbean_2015/Caribbean_591.jpg

Next stop was Trafalgar Falls and the Hot...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 04-22-2015, 10:04 PM
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Posted By Rosie
Day 14: Dominica

After diving, we had lunch, and this was to be our afternoon of sightseeing with the group. Today was Janet Larsen's Birthday so she and Gene along with Roger & Sue Hansen went sightseeing with the...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 04-22-2015, 10:04 PM
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Posted By Rosie
Day 14: Dominica

Here's a video of Mr. Eel (http://www.paulrosales.com/Caribbean_2015/Caribbean_581a.mp4)...

Ever since I saw Sid Baldwin (friend of Jimmyb and me) stick his head in a bowl like this, I've been...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 04-22-2015, 10:04 PM
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Posted By Rosie
Day 14: Dominica

Hi All,
Day 14 began like they all began for me...wake up, shower, get dressed, eat breakfast and go diving....are you getting tired of dive pics yet?!?

Got some different looking sea life for you...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 04-21-2015, 08:41 PM
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Posted By Rosie
Day 13: Dominica

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http://www.paulro...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 04-21-2015, 08:39 PM
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Posted By Rosie
Day 13: Dominica

At the end of the first dive, the Dive Instructor found us some Squid!!!

http://www.paulrosales.com/Caribbean_2015/Caribbean_512.jpg

That's Gene "Moody Blue" Larsen behind the...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 04-21-2015, 08:39 PM
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Posted By Rosie
Day 13: Dominica

Today (Tuesday 21 April) was the first of two full days on the island, and my morning was spent diving; check it out!

Dave "Taco"...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 04-20-2015, 08:07 PM
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Posted By Rosie
Day 12: Antigua to Dominica

Now right downwind at Canefield Airport (TDCF) for right traffic, runway...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 04-20-2015, 07:41 PM
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Posted By Rosie
Day 12: Antigua to Dominica

Now on our way from Antigua to Dominica for the ~45 minute flight, we saw this on the ocean surface near Guadalupe….anybody know what this...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 04-20-2015, 07:40 PM
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Posted By Rosie
Day 12: Antigua to Dominica

Diane was able take this picture (thank...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 04-20-2015, 07:40 PM
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Posted By Rosie
Day 12: Antigua to Dominica

Getting ready for departure. Since I was 'wrenching' on my plane, I told Cookie/Scoot to get her flight off the ramp first, then we...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 04-20-2015, 07:40 PM
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Posted By Rosie
Day 12: Antigua to Dominica

It’s Monday (20 April) and we departed the resort for the airport. Our taxi driver Greg brought me to the resort on Friday night, and he offered to take my alternator to the shop to get repaired. ...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 04-20-2015, 04:18 PM
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Posted By Rosie
Day 12: Antigua to Dominica

Hi All, the sun is getting low here on the horizon, and I have a few minutes before we meet up with the group for dinner.

We had a SUPER FUN flight from Antigua that started with a 3-ship formation...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 04-20-2015, 05:50 AM
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Posted By Rosie
Day 11: Antigua

Here's the evening dinner where they were able to seat us all...
Forum: Trip Write-ups 04-20-2015, 05:50 AM
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Posted By Rosie
Day 11: Antigua

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Forum: Trip Write-ups 04-19-2015, 09:05 PM
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Posted By Rosie
Here’s are the grounds of the Jolly Beach...

Here’s are the grounds of the Jolly Beach Resort...
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