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Back to the Real World #85246
04/26/04 10:20 AM
04/26/04 10:20 AM
Joined: Jan 2004
Posts: 65
Pittsburgh, PA, USA
snoopycat Offline OP
snoopycat  Offline OP
It's my first day back from AC and I just want to post some random notes about my week in paradise. Until all the rum leaves my system, a full trip report will not be possible.

Food and Drink: I believe it is not possible to get a bad meal in San Pedro. The food is great everywhere. I enjoyed lunch at Mango's and Blue Water Grill. Dinners at leBistro were the best. I am now a big fan of Belizean rum....I drank enough One Barrel to float a kayak.

Lodging: I can't say enough about Portofino. A great resort with exceptional staff. I felt at home from day one.

Swimming with Sharks: I still can't believe I jumped into that mass of swarming sharks (Goes to show you just how good that rum is). This is something I would love to do again. I even got to pet a stingray!!

Fishing: The highlight of the week was the half-day fishing/beach BBQ/snorkeling with Charlie and Bicho Jr. I loved these guys. They showed us the best time and served up the best meal we had all week. I had never fished before and I caught 5 snappers!!

Meeting Pedro1: I recognized him the minute I saw him and heard the British accent. The fact that we were in a bar (Fido's) helped. Nice to meet you, Pedro1...hope you have a Happy Birthday and enjoy your stay in the Royal Orchid Suite as much as we did!!

There's so much more to say about my week in AC. But this is way too much work for me to do right now. It is so hard to return from a place like that...I'm so jealous of those who are on their way to Belize. Hope you love it as much as I did.


Re: Back to the Real World #85247
04/26/04 10:28 AM
04/26/04 10:28 AM
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Back in the USA
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goody2shuz  Offline really know how to bring us all bac to reality...the reality of how a little taste of paradise can really make one feel!!! Having returned just a week ago...I can certainly relate to that first day back. One thing that is helping me writing up the trip's therapeutic in the sense of allowing you to relive the dream and at the very same time help others out!!!!

Get some rest...let the rum punch filter out of your system...and come back to us and share it all so we can live it all over again along with you laugh laugh laugh ....Goody

Re: Back to the Real World #85248
04/26/04 10:46 AM
04/26/04 10:46 AM
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Pittsburgh, PA, USA
snoopycat Offline OP
snoopycat  Offline OP
Hi Goody....I wonder how long AC-withdrawl lasts? Maybe it would help to start planning our next trip to Belize? I'm obviously hooked on this place.

Even after all the rum wears off, I'm not sure I'll ever be able to find the words to describe how wonderful the week was for me. Can't wait to go back!!


Re: Back to the Real World #85249
04/26/04 10:53 AM
04/26/04 10:53 AM
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Hey snoopycat, when Goody and Tom buy that sweet little peice of heaven and build their dream home on it maybe she'll have sympathy for all of us sad little people stuck in the states and invite us to stay awhile.... Good idea eh Goody... Maybe by then Tom will be our fishing guide.. Goody will be our hostess... Tom makes a mean martini so he could double as our bartender too.... I'm getting soooooo excited......

Re: Back to the Real World #85250
04/26/04 11:27 AM
04/26/04 11:27 AM
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Pittsburgh, PA, USA
snoopycat Offline OP
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Great idea, BN. I'm just afraid that the next time I visit AC I won't be able to leave. Goody will have to adopt us or put us to work.

When do you leave for AC? I hope you have a great time....It would be awfully hard not to!!

Re: Back to the Real World #85251
04/26/04 12:38 PM
04/26/04 12:38 PM
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BNBelizeSoon Offline
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I just got back... can't change my name now because no one would know who I am! Such a dilemma, I guess I'll have to start planning my return so my name will still fit.

Re: Back to the Real World #85252
04/26/04 07:04 PM
04/26/04 07:04 PM
Joined: Aug 2003
Posts: 455
Upstate New York
mikell Offline
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hi sorry to welcome you back! wink

let's drank barrels of rum, swam with the sharks, fished with bicho....and...

met pedro!!

i'd say you did it all!!

laugh eek

Re: Back to the Real World #85253
04/27/04 05:53 PM
04/27/04 05:53 PM
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Posts: 65
Pittsburgh, PA, USA
snoopycat Offline OP
snoopycat  Offline OP
Hi Mikell,

I'd rather say that I didn't do it I'll have to go back!!


Re: Back to the Real World #85254
04/28/04 08:48 AM
04/28/04 08:48 AM
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New Jersey/sanpedro
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snoopycat I am also glad you did the fishing thing and bbq feast with the famous capt bicho rivero ..,,told capt ..bicho what you said he said god bless, and thank you and to come back soon ..glad you lived the dream together with your husband , go enjoy life to the max ..

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