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#34838 - 02/14/01 11:33 PM lobster  
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lances Offline
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We will be arriving Sat. (Feb 17)
With lobster season over does that mean we can't get lobster even at Ramons??? I am bringing two women who will go nuts if they can't get lobster!!! Also, one is a Diet Coke addict and the other just as bad about Dr. Pepper... do I need to bring a stash for them??

#34839 - 02/15/01 09:59 AM Re: lobster  
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As I understand it, restaurants are not supposed to serve local lobster out of season even if it has been frozen, as it just encourages illegal lobstering (though I have seen it served out of season, and a few years ago there was a big squawk when it was served out of season at a government-sponsored banquet). Plenty of other great seafood, though.

There was just a recent thread on the availability of Diet Coke. Someone said stores occasionally run out, but in recent years I have never had any problem finding it in groceries in San Pedro and Belize City.
Dr. Pepper I don't know about as I don't drink it and don't pay attention to it, but it's probably available somewhere.

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#34840 - 02/15/01 10:39 AM Re: lobster  
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Thanks for the info. The girls won't be happy about that but I understand the reason.

#34841 - 02/15/01 11:18 AM Re: lobster  
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I am arriving in San Pedro Feb 21 for the first time and I am so excited I can hardly contain myself. I am dissappointed about the lobster too. I was planning to take a snorkeling tour which was supposed to include a beach picnic, where the snorkelers catch lobster to cook. I was really looking forward to that. What about crabs and conch? Are they in season?

I will be staying at the Tropica Hotel. Any words of advice other than watch out for Joe Bloey?

#34842 - 02/15/01 11:43 AM Re: lobster  
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I think conch season starts when lobster season ends but you might someone who lives there like Barefoot Skinny.

#34843 - 02/15/01 11:58 AM Re: lobster  
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The Diet Coke you can buy on AC is distributed by Belikin and is a half saccarin/half nutrasweet formula that does not taste anything like what your girls are used to. The Diet Pepsi is better. It is made in Mexico I think and it is the 100% nutrasweet formula. Tastes just like in the states. However, both of them cost about as much as a six pack of Belikin Regular - so, you decide.


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