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Re: Bridge toll to North Isalnd [Re: CBXBob] #506253
07/29/15 07:37 AM
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I think it might have been a poor attempt at sarcasm, aimed at me.

Re: Bridge toll to North Isalnd [Re: CBXBob] #506255
07/29/15 08:13 AM
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Right on both counts.

I also hate to see the Miami-ization/Cancun-ization of any previously unspoiled destination.

But I guess that's my hang-up (Hey....gotta have yer condos and shlockies)......

Ya Can't Stop ......(ahem) "PROGRESS" .....!

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Re: Bridge toll to North Isalnd [Re: RobertJ] #506268
07/29/15 09:36 PM
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My curiosity got the better of me. What are shlockies ? And what is it in the singular?

Re: Bridge toll to North Isalnd [Re: CBXBob] #506282
07/30/15 09:18 AM
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"Shlockies" refers to the glitzy, cheesy, made-in-China, touristy, non-island stuff that many gringos seem to have to own and experience.
Belize is unique. I like to think that's why folks come here; to live a small portion of a life that is not part of their existence the rest of the year.
The Americanization of just about everywhere South of the Border is disheartening.

My feeling has always been, "If you want Miami, stay in Miami"

BTW, singular of "shlockies"=shlock

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Re: Bridge toll to North Isalnd [Re: CBXBob] #506283
07/30/15 10:59 AM
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YEP; you are correct... That's exactly why people go camping.. You can get out of the tent in the morning and fish in the nearby stream, go for a hike and all that "good" stuff. Then you can go back to the Schlocky life at home. There are other people who love to fish, scuba, snorkel and tube... Yep some of them even live North of the bridge; they must have different values.

Let's get a Southern San Pedro battle flag made up and curse them damn Yankees up north.


A little known fact... Women who are overweight tend to live longer than men who mention it...
Re: Bridge toll to North Isalnd [Re: CBXBob] #506285
07/30/15 12:04 PM
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"I also hate to see the Miami-ization/Cancun-ization of any previously unspoiled destination."

Unfortunately it's a fact of life. http://geographyfieldwork.com/ButlerModel.htm We are in stage 3.

Re: Bridge toll to North Isalnd [Re: SimonB] #506290
07/30/15 02:19 PM
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Originally Posted by SimonB
"I also hate to see the Miami-ization/Cancun-ization of any previously unspoiled destination."

Unfortunately it's a fact of life. http://geographyfieldwork.com/ButlerModel.htm We are in stage 3.


SimonB - Excellent reference!

The problem was those damn British, French, Spanish and Portuguese explorers 500 years ago. They should have kept the secret to themselves and burned their ships!

Re: Bridge toll to North Isalnd [Re: AJ Baxter] #506291
07/30/15 02:32 PM
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I forgot to include the Dutch as well in the blame list!

We should also compliment the Vikings for keeping the secret of the new world.

Last edited by AJ Baxter; 07/30/15 02:49 PM. Reason: New thought
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