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Too early for an April Crawl?

Posted By: FISH ON

Too early for an April Crawl? - 02/15/08 02:37 PM

I was just wondering if it was too early to plan an April crawl?
Or if there are any events planed for the first week of April? We will be there 3/31 to 4/6. Ac seems like alot of fun and from the message board everyone is always into have a great time. Hope to meet you all there!!!
Posted By: Canuck-Diver

Re: Too early for an April Crawl? - 02/17/08 04:50 PM

Well, you already know that we'll be there until 4/5.

I might as well bump this to the top.
Posted By: jhill123

Re: Too early for an April Crawl? - 02/23/08 02:10 AM

We're going to be there April 18-26. Can't wait for some fun in the sun. Great info here on the boards too.
Posted By: tacogirl

Re: Too early for an April Crawl? - 02/23/08 02:34 PM

April crawl ha ha I have not fully planned march yet. Will consider it smile
Posted By: Canuck-Diver

Re: Too early for an April Crawl? - 02/25/08 04:44 AM

taco, we're holding you to that!! ;o)
Posted By: renski

Re: Too early for an April Crawl? - 02/25/08 05:40 AM

lol..Hey Tacos..I agree there should be an April crawl, but for selfish reasons I think the crawl should have a breather...and happen again between April 12- 25th..Boarders..lets have a vote ,( applying especially to those that this time frame favours) lol
Posted By: surfgirl8

Re: Too early for an April Crawl? - 02/26/08 04:33 PM

How about an April Fool's Day Crawl?
Posted By: FISH ON

Re: Too early for an April Crawl? - 02/26/08 11:44 PM

An april fools crawl sounds really fun!!!
Posted By: Canuck-Diver

Re: Too early for an April Crawl? - 02/27/08 02:39 AM

I'm with surfgirl8 and fishon... April Fools Day Crawl sounds like a grand old time!!
Posted By: tacogirl

Re: Too early for an April Crawl? - 02/27/08 02:43 PM

Need at least 15 to make an official one long as numbers are there we do not mind organizing it.
Posted By: nug_luvr

Re: Too early for an April Crawl? - 02/27/08 03:29 PM

We are arriving Mar.24 and leaving Apr.8 (Our first time) Not sure what a "crawl" consists of, but wouldn't mind meeting some new people.
Posted By: Canuck-Diver

Re: Too early for an April Crawl? - 02/27/08 03:38 PM

This will be our first time as well. Our group is 5 adults and 2 children (toddler and infant).
Posted By: nug_luvr

Re: Too early for an April Crawl? - 02/27/08 03:42 PM

There are 4 of us. My husband will be meeting us there. He is coming from Iraq. Have my 23 yr.old daughter and 17 yr. old son.
Posted By: FISH ON

Re: Too early for an April Crawl? - 02/28/08 12:15 AM

Come on people if your going to be on the Island LET'S HAVE SOME FUN!!!!! sign up and be heard
Posted By: jhill123

Re: Too early for an April Crawl? - 02/28/08 12:37 AM

There will be two of us the 18-26
Posted By: HB Glen

Re: Too early for an April Crawl? - 02/28/08 04:10 AM

new here.
wondering if this is a private group as i do not want to intrude on or join in if it is closed/private.

Please let me know so i do not step out of bounds.
Thanks
Posted By: Canuck-Diver

Re: Too early for an April Crawl? - 02/28/08 04:12 AM

HB Glen, not at all. I don't know anyone here, but I intend on having a beer and meeting a few of ya's! If you're going to be around in March, let us know when, perhaps some beers are in order!
Posted By: HB Glen

Re: Too early for an April Crawl? - 02/28/08 04:56 AM

I will be in The Caye/San Pedro March 27-April 05 2008. Am going with 3 friends, we have rented a house just North of San Pedro.
Flying in from Huntington Beach, CA. April 1st crawl would be great as we have an annual Pub Crawl in Sunset Beach yearly and it attracks over 200. Hope to meet you all it is our first time in Belize.
Posted By: FISH ON

Re: Too early for an April Crawl? - 02/28/08 05:08 AM

I'm thinking we just might have our required 15 for this crawl already!!! LET THE PARTY BEGIN!!!
Posted By: Canuck-Diver

Re: Too early for an April Crawl? - 02/28/08 05:17 AM

I'm down with that!! Let's be "Fools" on a "April Fools Day" Crawl!

HB Glen, do you or your friends dive?
Posted By: HB Glen

Re: Too early for an April Crawl? - 02/28/08 05:46 AM

No, Sorry. Have looked into lessons, etc but with work being what it is I am short of time. I am a District Sales Manager and with the economy slowing I am working more to make my sales numbers. I am also in the Hardware business that has and will be hit hard in the slowdown.
Posted By: Canuck-Diver

Re: Too early for an April Crawl? - 02/28/08 06:03 AM

Glen, I'm in sales too. We've not been hit up here in Canuckistan yet, but I'm sure it won't be long. I'm a Dealer Sales Consultant and I deal with Lumberyards and Hardware stores as well.

You know you can do your theory online before you get down to Belize and do your practical work (dives) when you get there?

There are a number of dive shops that offer this. Not sure which ones do, but alot of them post on these forums. I myself will be diving with Protech for the week that I'm there.

There is also Happy & Grumpy and a number of other outfits. I really couldn't tell you which ones are the best, but I read and know of people that have given both Protech and H&G glowing reviews.
Posted By: Anonymous

Re: Too early for an April Crawl? - 02/28/08 06:58 AM

Originally Posted by nug_luvr
Not sure what a "crawl" consists of


A "crawl" (in England and it seems in Huntington Beach a "pub crawl") is typically an evening where you go from bar/pub to bar/pub sampling their (alcoholic) wares. You go on until you drop, which is where the "crawling" comes in. I've been on a few in London where we limited ourselves to 1/2 pint of each of the real ales each pub sold, which typically was at least 6 and could be much more, with a target of at least 10 or 12 pubs. It isn't wise to drive yourself to these do's.

Good fun if you can remember it. Come to think of it, if you can remember it it probably wasn't good fun.
Posted By: colomojo

Re: Too early for an April Crawl? - 02/28/08 07:20 AM

I'm still holding out for a May crawl!!! smile
Posted By: tacogirl

Re: Too early for an April Crawl? - 02/28/08 02:34 PM

So far it looks like the early April group has more numbers



Posted By: FISH ON

Re: Too early for an April Crawl? - 02/28/08 02:39 PM

YEA US! Come people a April fools day carwl what better reason to party!! Come one come all! TG we are looking forward to meeting you and all the other fine helpful people on this site. It will be our first time to AC and from the looks of things won't be our last.
Thank You
Posted By: tacogirl

Re: Too early for an April Crawl? - 02/28/08 03:19 PM

Being as April fools is on a Tuesday this year, that ties in with bingo night.

Will be great to meet you too fish and everyone else here at the time.
Posted By: Canuck-Diver

Re: Too early for an April Crawl? - 02/28/08 10:58 PM

Sounds like a plan to me, everyone!!
Posted By: HB Glen

Re: Too early for an April Crawl? - 02/29/08 07:39 AM

I spoke to the 3 friends I am coming with and we cannot wait, all of us are interested and will be there. Just need a time and place, etc as it is our first time in AC.
Thanks
Posted By: FISH ON

Re: Too early for an April Crawl? - 02/29/08 01:24 PM

Tacogirl is kind enough to set up the crawls, she will post all the information for us to follow. I think we have enough and I hope more as they see the post will join us.
Posted By: Hon

Re: Too early for an April Crawl? - 02/29/08 01:25 PM

Tacogirl, the sweetie, has created a monster! grin
Posted By: BCNorth

Re: Too early for an April Crawl? - 02/29/08 04:39 PM

Hi,

New to the board. We have done lots of reading on here about everything and really looking forward to being there. There will be two of us down from Mar 28 - Apr 12th, and will definitely take in the crawl.

Looking forward to meeting up with some of the fellow message boarders and just being in the sun!!
Posted By: Canuck-Diver

Re: Too early for an April Crawl? - 02/29/08 05:00 PM

Righton!!! More folks for an April Fools Crawl!!
Posted By: surfgirl8

Re: Too early for an April Crawl? - 03/01/08 01:49 AM

AS OF 2.29.08

Canuck-Diver 5 +2 kids
nug_luvr 4
Fishon 1
surfgirl8 1
HBGlen 4
BCNorth 2
_____________________
Total 17 +2 kids

Posted By: renski

Re: Too early for an April Crawl? - 03/01/08 02:12 AM

I guess those of us after April 1st will have to convince Tacogirl to have a mid April Crawl...You have created a monster I tell you!...
Posted By: surfgirl8

Re: Too early for an April Crawl? - 03/01/08 02:18 AM

Its my first trip, so I want to do it right!!!!
Posted By: nug_luvr

Re: Too early for an April Crawl? - 03/01/08 03:15 PM

Sorry, there will only be two of us for the crawl. I'm sure the 17 yr. old would love to join in, but alas his dreams shall be crushed. Our 23 yr. old will be leaving AC on the 30th.
Posted By: surfgirl8

Re: Too early for an April Crawl? - 03/02/08 02:38 AM

15 + 2 kids still make it enough for a crawl. There is still plenty of time for other to join in.
Posted By: FISH ON

Re: Too early for an April Crawl? - 03/02/08 01:41 PM

all i know is that i have 29 more days til i'm in paradise enjoying myself with alot of fun people having the time of our lives!!! let's all crawl along!
Posted By: Canuck-Diver

Re: Too early for an April Crawl? - 03/02/08 04:39 PM

I've been laid up for almost a week now with a severe case of influenza. I think I'm finally through the woods and mending as of this morning.

Thankfully, this happened now, not the day before the trip!

I can't wait to be basking in the hot sun on the dive boat before plunging into the depths of the Caribbean!
Posted By: FISH ON

Re: Too early for an April Crawl? - 03/05/08 03:32 AM

come on people if your going to be on the island lets sign up for the April fools day crawl!! A good time will be had by all!! Thanks to the wonderful Tacogirl
Posted By: HB Glen

Re: Too early for an April Crawl? - 03/05/08 04:33 AM

Cant wait, we leave in 3 weeks. The more I learn about the place the more excited I get. So much to do, or Nothing to do. Whatever you want.
My group is looking to the April 01 Pub Crawl.
Posted By: FISH ON

Re: Too early for an April Crawl? - 03/05/08 04:59 AM

It is our first time as well and we are also looking forward to being there we leave in 26 days!! can't wait
Posted By: BCNorth

Re: Too early for an April Crawl? - 03/05/08 05:31 AM

Only 25 more days until we are there for 2 weeks!!

We promise to add some "character" to the April crawl!!

At least one of us will be the character -- the other one will take care of the character!!

In the words of dcg -- woooooohooooo!!
Posted By: Canuck-Diver

Re: Too early for an April Crawl? - 03/05/08 05:53 AM

I'll be there with mask and snorkel on!! cool

And, I'm sure most of my family will be participating (although some may need to go home earlier than others for obvious reasons!! LOL!)

We hit the road to drive to Minneapolis on the 28th. We fly into San Pedro on the 29th.
Posted By: nug_luvr

Re: Too early for an April Crawl? - 03/05/08 01:26 PM

We are leaving the 23rd and arriving the 24th. Can't wait to crawl. Our 17 yr. old says he'll DD. "Unless we need him to participate" I say there are just some things that kids don't need to know about their parents.
Posted By: Canuck-Diver

Re: Too early for an April Crawl? - 03/06/08 01:25 AM

Hey nug, there are methods of having your 17 y.o. conveniently "forget" what their parents did on a crawl. LOL!
Posted By: nug_luvr

Re: Too early for an April Crawl? - 03/06/08 01:35 AM

He wants a new car. I don't think blackmail is beyond his scope.
Posted By: Canuck-Diver

Re: Too early for an April Crawl? - 03/06/08 04:17 AM

Nice work!!! Blackmail is a wonderful thing!!!

21 days for us as of tommorow. I'm already getting all my dive equipment together, checked, rechecked, and packed.

I can't wait to slip beneath the waters of the Caribbean again!
Posted By: nug_luvr

Re: Too early for an April Crawl? - 03/06/08 04:29 AM

I've never been diving or snorkling for that matter. Looking forward to trying (snorkling), too claustraphobic for diving. baby steps
Posted By: Canuck-Diver

Re: Too early for an April Crawl? - 03/06/08 05:11 AM

Diving is an incredibly relaxing sport and is actually quite liberating vs. claustrophobic. But if you're uncomfortable with it, as you said, baby steps is a great way to start.

Never force yourself into it, and get someone that will take you through it slowly so that you're comfortable with it. I hope you have a blast snorkelling!!!

Posted By: HB Glen

Re: Too early for an April Crawl? - 03/06/08 07:23 AM

Any idea of time and meeting place for the "Fools Crawl" on April
01?
Just warming up the liver now so I can last.
Posted By: FISH ON

Re: Too early for an April Crawl? - 03/06/08 01:48 PM

I'm sure Tacogirl wants to get through this weekend
crawl before she even thinks about setting up another ...lol I don't know how she does it but i'm really glad she does!! Thanks TG
Posted By: Canuck-Diver

Re: Too early for an April Crawl? - 03/06/08 02:24 PM

Fish, I agree. Thanks TG!
Posted By: Hon

Re: Too early for an April Crawl? - 03/06/08 03:05 PM

Don't forget TB...map man extraordinaire! smile
Posted By: FISH ON

Re: Too early for an April Crawl? - 03/06/08 05:58 PM

I would be remiss in my crawl cheerleading duties if I didn't say thank you to tacoboy as well!!! Thanks to both Tacos we couldn't do it without you!!
Posted By: AZW

Re: Too early for an April Crawl? - 03/07/08 07:58 PM

We are 2 couples from AZ who, appropriately, will be around for April Fools Day. We don't have them "crawl" things up here in the Arizona hills, but it sure does sound interesting. That food part sounds real good. Then there's that part where there's drinkin'. We're real good at acting foolish and carrying on, too, so that sounds just fine! Y'all mind if we show up?

AZ Wayne
Posted By: Mrs. Astrodude

Re: Too early for an April Crawl? - 03/08/08 12:26 AM

April Fool's Day crawl does sound perfect. Bummer we won't be there yet. If tacogirl's liver can stand a second one in April, 2 of us will be there April 18-30.
Posted By: surfgirl8

Re: Too early for an April Crawl? - 03/08/08 12:27 AM

Welcome aboard AZ Wayne!!!

Looks like the count is up to 19 + 2 kids & 1 DD (lol)
Posted By: AZW

Re: Too early for an April Crawl? - 03/08/08 01:03 AM

Now we sure want to make sure that we come prepared when we show up to crawl. Will we need anything besides a little cash, a good appetite, a powerful thirst and a sense of humor?

AZ Wayne
Posted By: Canuck-Diver

Re: Too early for an April Crawl? - 03/08/08 02:34 AM

I totally think it should be a "themed crawl". Every year I go on a liveaboard dive boat, we have a "theme" night and you dress (and bring props) appropriate to the theme..

Here's some ideas:

Magnum PI Night
70's Boogie / Disco Night
Toga Night
Jimmy Buffet Night
Gilligan's Island Night

You get the picture. My vote is in for Magnum or 70's Night.
Posted By: nug_luvr

Re: Too early for an April Crawl? - 03/08/08 03:54 AM

I'm not sure I can get away with platform heels in the sand.:)
Unless I can find a pair with goldfish in them. Then we're talkin"
Posted By: surfgirl8

Re: Too early for an April Crawl? - 03/08/08 04:08 AM

I'm game for whatever kind of April Fool's Day crawl it turns out to be.....I just wanna crawl!! lol
Posted By: Canuck-Diver

Re: Too early for an April Crawl? - 03/08/08 05:26 AM

Why not make it simple then? We all wear the ugliest hawaiian shirts and shorts you can find. You can dress up with ugly sunglasses in the shape of palm trees and lei's for added effect.

Sound like fun?
Posted By: shred

Re: Too early for an April Crawl? - 03/08/08 08:59 AM

If any crawls get planned between 4/3 and 4/10 let me know because me and my fun loving sis will be there then.I'm also bringing my wife to drive a golf cart if that becomes necessary.
Posted By: FISH ON

Re: Too early for an April Crawl? - 03/08/08 01:59 PM

well that's all I have is ugly Hawaiian shrits i'll have to find some ugly sunglasses I don't own a pair but i'm always up for getting lei's
Posted By: Canuck-Diver

Re: Too early for an April Crawl? - 03/08/08 04:51 PM

Yah, I'll admit, I have a penchant for ugly shirts when I'm not at work. LOL!!!

Ok, so ugly shirts and lei's it is!! Ugly Hawaiian Theme it is!!
Posted By: FISH ON

Re: Too early for an April Crawl? - 03/09/08 05:11 AM

I think surfgirl needs to do another head count!!
Posted By: tacogirl

Re: Too early for an April Crawl? - 03/09/08 05:16 AM

Gilligan's Island sounds like a good theme.

Still on break after yesterday and not thinking about April yet will get to it soon lol.

What about a pool party any interest in that?
Posted By: Canuck-Diver

Re: Too early for an April Crawl? - 03/09/08 07:01 AM

Pool Party? As in shooting some stick, or as in jumping into a pool of water pool party??
Posted By: tacogirl

Re: Too early for an April Crawl? - 03/09/08 02:28 PM

The water kind Canuck-Diver kind of goes with Gilligan's island theme lol
Posted By: pnut

Re: Too early for an April Crawl? - 03/09/08 04:15 PM

If you want to do a pool party, the Hideaway would be perfect! Bob and I will be in town (yay!!) and I'm planning on bringing a volleyball net and ball for pool games. We'd love to meet all of you...and if we do Gilligan's Island, I'm Ginger!!
Posted By: pnut

Re: Too early for an April Crawl? - 03/09/08 04:25 PM

BTW, I'm talking about April 1st...I see the date hasn't been officially chosen, we'll be there from Friday, March 28 to Wednesday, April 2...actually Bob will be there until the 5th.
Posted By: Canuck-Diver

Re: Too early for an April Crawl? - 03/09/08 05:23 PM

Hey pnut! Sound like the majority of us will be down at the same time (April 1st). Sounds like fun, Ginger! LOL!
Posted By: Canuck-Diver

Re: Too early for an April Crawl? - 03/09/08 05:25 PM

Taco, I wasn't quite sure. LOL! That sounds like fun too!!
Posted By: surfgirl8

Re: Too early for an April Crawl? - 03/09/08 09:50 PM

The addition of pnut puts the April Fool's Day Crawl at:

21 + 2 kids + 1 DD
Posted By: FISH ON

Re: Too early for an April Crawl? - 03/09/08 11:29 PM

I knew surfgirl could count!!! wtg surf ! A pool party is cool if that's what the Taco's plan I just thought the crawls were to get everyone together as well as to help all the local merchants.But as I said anything that the Taco's set up is very much appreciated.
thank You
Posted By: Canuck-Diver

Re: Too early for an April Crawl? - 03/10/08 02:43 AM

We'll have fun no matter what we do! Good times!
Posted By: HB Glen

Re: Too early for an April Crawl? - 03/10/08 04:43 AM

Damn this is getting fun and i cannot wait!!
If a Gilligans Island party I will have to be the Skipper. Or I could dress up as a pregnant Ms. Howell, (Just Kidding)
Posted By: HB Glen

Re: Too early for an April Crawl? - 03/10/08 05:07 AM

I still have a total of 4 for this event
Posted By: tacogirl

Re: Too early for an April Crawl? - 03/10/08 11:33 PM

Ok so date will be Tuesday april 1st. Locations yet to be determined.

If people want a video they can pm tacoboy and he will arrange for our camera man to be there.

Gilligan's Island theme in effect so start planning your costumes if you feel to dress up.

Thanks for counting surfgurl8. Can't wait to see your costume HB Glen

Posted By: Karisse

Re: Too early for an April Crawl? - 03/11/08 12:17 AM

That sounds like fun.
Posted By: Canuck-Diver

Re: Too early for an April Crawl? - 03/11/08 12:45 AM

Wheeeee!!! Can't wait for this!!!

Thanks again, TG and TB!!
Posted By: HB Glen

Re: Too early for an April Crawl? - 03/11/08 05:43 AM

Looks like my group will be:

I will be The Skipper (have the size thing down)
Jennifer will be Ginger. Natural redhead and she has some kind
formal dress to wear
John (her boyfirend) will be the Professor
Rob is Gilligan as he in about the size and thin and i get to
hit him with my hat.

Looking to have fun on April 01, !!!!!!!!!!!!
Posted By: nug_luvr

Re: Too early for an April Crawl? - 03/11/08 01:53 PM

Can I be Wrongway Feldman since I have no internal compass?
Posted By: tacogirl

Re: Too early for an April Crawl? - 03/11/08 03:18 PM

ha ha nug

HB Glen sounds like you have a great group.

This is going to be fun.
Posted By: SunnyAK

Re: Too early for an April Crawl? - 03/11/08 11:53 PM

Wow! That sounds like so much fun! My husband and I arrive on March 28th. We are staying at Paradise Villas. Hope to meet some great people over there! cool
I think you can count us in for the crawl.
Posted By: colomojo

Re: Too early for an April Crawl? - 03/11/08 11:58 PM

TacoGirl, If you plan our May crawl for oh...let's say...May 11th, that will give you a full 40 days to recover from April's crawl! wink
Posted By: FISH ON

Re: Too early for an April Crawl? - 03/12/08 12:15 AM

Welcome sunny it should be a good time with good people..... wow the numbers are climbing!!!
Posted By: Canuck-Diver

Re: Too early for an April Crawl? - 03/12/08 12:52 AM

No kidding. This is going to be a blast. Still not sure who I'm going to be from Gilligan's yet.. lol!! I might just go as Magnum PI, we wouldn't want too many Gilligan's no? LOL!
Posted By: SunnyAK

Re: Too early for an April Crawl? - 03/12/08 01:13 AM

Thank you for the welcome, FISH ON. smile
Posted By: surfgirl8

Re: Too early for an April Crawl? - 03/12/08 01:20 AM

The addition of SunnyAK:

23 + 2 kids + 1 DD
Posted By: HB Glen

Re: Too early for an April Crawl? - 03/12/08 05:44 AM

Yea we are a fun group and good friends. The other 3 travel a lot with each other and this is my first trip with them. We have been friends for a few years.Jen is great and one hell'uva a cook. Constitantly wins the local yearly chili cookoff.
We are arranging the costumes now but with 2 1/2 weeks we do have a little time. Just need time and place at this point.
Posted By: Canuck-Diver

Re: Too early for an April Crawl? - 03/12/08 11:43 PM

You folks have no idea how revved up I am to come visit. This winter was one of the coldest on record for us in years.

I need to thaw out with a few pina coladas / coco locos and some warm water diving!

Hey Glen, I'm a proud motorcycle owner too! I ride a completely rebuilt '82 Honda Magna V45.

LOL! My father in law who is coming is a fire fighter, maybe we could all dress up like the Village People instead! LOL!!!

Y - M - C - A!!!
Posted By: wade the gringo

Re: Too early for an April Crawl? - 03/13/08 12:08 AM

anyone staying till april 12-14?
Posted By: Canuck-Diver

Re: Too early for an April Crawl? - 03/13/08 12:11 AM

wade, sorry, I have to go home on the 5th of April. I'm sure I'll be wishing I could stay until then though! LOL!
Posted By: FISH ON

Re: Too early for an April Crawl? - 03/13/08 12:32 AM

We are also leaving before the 14th. but i'm sure we will have the time of our lives!!!
Posted By: SunnyAK

Re: Too early for an April Crawl? - 03/13/08 12:34 AM

We are leaving on the 14th.
Posted By: nug_luvr

Re: Too early for an April Crawl? - 03/13/08 03:35 AM

My hubbys a carpenter...so I see a village coming together
Posted By: Canuck-Diver

Re: Too early for an April Crawl? - 03/13/08 05:51 AM

nug.... now we're in trouble. All these civil servants mixed with bikers and the such. I hope we all don't break out singing "In the Navy" at some point. People might look at us all a little oddly... LOL!
Posted By: nug_luvr

Re: Too early for an April Crawl? - 03/13/08 05:10 PM

There's a round on me if you do.
Posted By: Canuck-Diver

Re: Too early for an April Crawl? - 03/14/08 05:24 AM

Hmm.... now that's a dare if I've ever heard one!! LOL!
Posted By: HB Glen

Re: Too early for an April Crawl? - 03/14/08 05:32 AM

I am kinda known for being consertavive. Never dressed up, do not dance, rarely let go and always in control on myself, etc.
This trip all rules are out and I actually am considering dressing up as the skipper. if we do a combined Gilligans Island/Village People theme I would have to think about it.
You know they say on halloween what you dress up as is sometimes a hidden fantasy. A deep, dark insite to your sole.
Posted By: Canuck-Diver

Re: Too early for an April Crawl? - 03/14/08 05:42 AM

No worries, Glen. No hidden fantasies here. LMAO!!

I'm just used to joking around with that kind of stuff all the time because I used to manage a bunch of young gay men and women at a technical support centre. I'm very conservative myself, but working with those folks, I had no choice but to goof around and appreciate their sense of humour.

I assure you though, I'm as heterosexual as they come. LOL!!!

I'll be dressing in my finest ugly hawaiian shirts possible, going to see if I can find a straw hat and a lei to go with it all.... possibly a funny set of shades to complete the gig.



Posted By: HB Glen

Re: Too early for an April Crawl? - 03/14/08 05:45 AM

I could do the village people construction worker. would look like Larry The Cable Guy with a half shirt and shorty shorts and boots.
Never mind, I cant believe I actually typed that in.
Posted By: Canuck-Diver

Re: Too early for an April Crawl? - 03/14/08 05:48 AM

LMFAO!!!!!!

The Larry the Cable Guy part made me laugh the hardest!

Funny thing is, I'm sure the same could be said of me! LOL!

At any rate, I'm sticking to the Gilligan's / Magnum / Gaudy Hawaiian type theme. Unfortunately, I don't look anything like anyone from Gilligan's. I'm just going to go for the "Cheeseburger in Paradise" look.
Posted By: tacogirl

Re: Too early for an April Crawl? - 03/14/08 02:42 PM

Too funny you guys are cracking me up - this is going to be fun.
Posted By: nug_luvr

Re: Too early for an April Crawl? - 03/14/08 03:56 PM

Is there a "double cheeseburger in paradise" look? Just in case I don't take off the last 5 lbs.
Posted By: azbob

Re: Too early for an April Crawl? - 03/14/08 06:28 PM

nug_luvr, I just got back from SP and there is. The Tacklebox has a really good burger, just ask them to add the cheese. Have fun!
Posted By: Canuck-Diver

Re: Too early for an April Crawl? - 03/15/08 12:07 AM

Not necessary.... I bring plenty of "cheese" everywhere I go...
Posted By: FISH ON

Re: Too early for an April Crawl? - 03/15/08 11:17 PM

So the time is coming near for the April Fools Day Crawl. Everyone is welcome to join us so if you have not spoken up and raised your hand please do so and don't miss out on the fun and chance to make some new friends!! As you can see from our many posts we are some unique individuals. Thanks to the Taco's we will all be having a great time. Also don't feel as if you have to dress for the theme but it will make it fun! I'm looking forward to meeting you all soon!!
Posted By: tacogirl

Re: Too early for an April Crawl? - 03/16/08 03:12 PM

Good point Fish On

Dressing in Gilligan's Island theme is optional.
(I was not going to but then everyone's excitement got the better of me and I started thinking of costume ideas)

Locations to come soon.
Posted By: Canuck-Diver

Re: Too early for an April Crawl? - 03/16/08 10:52 PM

The family has already picked up some lei's and other stuff from the dollar store for 'effect'. LOL!!
Posted By: nug_luvr

Re: Too early for an April Crawl? - 03/17/08 02:17 AM

We're right there with you. Still looking for ugly sunglasses.Can't wait to meet up with everyone.
Posted By: HB Glen

Re: Too early for an April Crawl? - 03/17/08 03:41 AM

I might not have time to get the Gilligan theme going as the Wife is scheduled for Surgery Friday. I do have a lot of Hawaiian crap laying around. Might have to go that way due to time problem.
Either way I will be there with some theme.
Posted By: Canuck-Diver

Re: Too early for an April Crawl? - 03/17/08 05:00 AM

Originally Posted by HB Glen
I might not have time to get the Gilligan theme going as the Wife is scheduled for Surgery Friday. I do have a lot of Hawaiian crap laying around. Might have to go that way due to time problem.
Either way I will be there with some theme.


I hope everything is well with your wife.

No problem about the costume, if you can, bring what ugly hawaiian stuff you got. If you can do the Gilligan thing, even better! Best of all, just make sure you make it to the island!!! grin

nug... that goes for you too!!
Posted By: HB Glen

Re: Too early for an April Crawl? - 03/17/08 05:41 AM

All will be OK or else I would not be going. Married 21 years so we have an understanding. It works for us.
Posted By: AZW

Re: Too early for an April Crawl? - 03/17/08 04:32 PM

Hey Tacogirl!
In "sitting in" it seems like you are a primary organizer (dare I say "instigator"?) in these things. Do you have an idea of when a location list for the April Crawl will be available? We are heading down there on the 27th and I plan to leave my "leash" (aka "computer") at home, so it would be good to know where to show up prior to that time.

Also, when we do arrive, it would be fun to meet some of you characters before the crawl so we know what you look like when you are not dressed up like Tom Selleck or Ginger or Gilligan. Is there a popular place or two where thirsty souls might find libation and congenial interchange?

AZ Wayne
Posted By: FISH ON

Re: Too early for an April Crawl? - 03/17/08 05:48 PM

Hello Wayne we will be there on the 31 a little behind you. It will be out our first night there maybe crazy canukssound like a nice place for us to have our first libation as you call it on the 31 st. hope to see oyu there.
Posted By: AZW

Re: Too early for an April Crawl? - 03/17/08 06:15 PM

Fish On,
Sounds like a great idea... a little "pre-crawl tune up". Crazy Cannuk's it is. Look for a crazy dentist with a shaved head, an obnoxious semi-bald moron and two cute wives who roll their eyes a lot (God knows why!).

AZ Wayne
Posted By: nug_luvr

Re: Too early for an April Crawl? - 03/17/08 08:53 PM

We're in on the 24th. Room for 2 more?
Posted By: FISH ON

Re: Too early for an April Crawl? - 03/17/08 08:55 PM

There is always room for you and your hubby nug!! just belly on up to the bar.
Posted By: SunnyAK

Re: Too early for an April Crawl? - 03/17/08 08:56 PM

Hello Tacogirl and the fellow crawlers!

I have the same question, as AZW does - where do we start?
We are arriving on the 29th, and not going to have a computer with us. BTW, I told my husband about the "crawling plans", he's looking forward to meeting everybody. wink
Posted By: Canuck-Diver

Re: Too early for an April Crawl? - 03/17/08 11:23 PM

Glen, glad to hear all is / will be well for you and your family.

The good times will be rolling shortly!!! 10 more nights until we start our journey to San Pedro! 11 until we actually arrive!
Posted By: Canuck-Diver

Re: Too early for an April Crawl? - 03/17/08 11:25 PM

Hi Wayne,

We'll be arriving on the 29th. We're staying further south, near Banana Beach. I think there's a place called Fido's or Crazy Canuck's that's near by. Where are you staying?
Posted By: Canuck-Diver

Re: Too early for an April Crawl? - 03/17/08 11:26 PM

Originally Posted by AZW
Fish On,
Sounds like a great idea... a little "pre-crawl tune up". Crazy Cannuk's it is. Look for a crazy dentist with a shaved head, an obnoxious semi-bald moron and two cute wives who roll their eyes a lot (God knows why!).

AZ Wayne


Sounds like my type of people!!! By the end of the crawl, you'll all be calling me the "Crazy Canuck". LOL!!! grin
Posted By: Canuck-Diver

Re: Too early for an April Crawl? - 03/17/08 11:29 PM

Originally Posted by SunnyAK
Hello Tacogirl and the fellow crawlers!

I have the same question, as AZW does - where do we start?
We are arriving on the 29th, and not going to have a computer with us. BTW, I told my husband about the "crawling plans", he's looking forward to meeting everybody. wink


Sunny, we'll be arriving on the same day. I think we're booked on the 3:40 PM flight into San Pedro.

At any rate, tacogirl will have an 'itenerary' available shortly. Just stay tuned to this thread!!
Posted By: AZW

Re: Too early for an April Crawl? - 03/17/08 11:59 PM

Caribbean Villas, which appears to be well within crawling distance to Canucks. Where's Banana Beach?

AZW
Posted By: SimonB

Re: Too early for an April Crawl? - 03/18/08 12:31 AM

About the same distance south.
Posted By: Canuck-Diver

Re: Too early for an April Crawl? - 03/18/08 12:45 AM

Simon, how far from Grumpy & Happy's to Crazy Canucks if I'm walking.... err.... make that stumbling??
Posted By: SimonB

Re: Too early for an April Crawl? - 03/18/08 12:54 AM

Sorry, head wasn't on straight. Banana Beach is about 3 times the distance than Canucks. To Grumpy and Happy's add on about 200 yards.
Posted By: AZW

Re: Too early for an April Crawl? - 03/18/08 12:59 AM

I reckon I'll just start right now, Crazy!
From your moniker I suspect that you dive. Are you a Belize returnee? Care to make a suggestion or two to an AC dive virgin?

AZ Wayne
Posted By: Canuck-Diver

Re: Too early for an April Crawl? - 03/18/08 01:34 AM

Originally Posted by AZW
I reckon I'll just start right now, Crazy!
From your moniker I suspect that you dive. Are you a Belize returnee? Care to make a suggestion or two to an AC dive virgin?

AZ Wayne


Wayne, nothing wrong with a few 'decompression beers' after a day of diving.

However, in the event that I consume more than 'copious amounts' of alcohol, I'm planning my diving around the crawl to prevent DCS.

This is going to be my first time to the island, but I've ready plenty of good things, and friends of mine have recommended it. I won't be doing the Blue Hole dive, but I'm told the remainder of the atolls are a 'must'.

Of course, Hol Chan and Shark Ray Alley are must do's from everything that I've heard and read.

I'm diving with Peter at Protech and am arranging an atoll trip with him. I don't know how big his boats are, or how booked he is that week, but if you don't have a dive op lined up yet, why not hop on board. I'll be diving by my lonesome for most of the week as I'm the only hardcore diver in my group.

The Crazy Canuck Diver from Crazy Canuckistan....

Jeff.
Posted By: Canuck-Diver

Re: Too early for an April Crawl? - 03/18/08 01:37 AM

Originally Posted by SimonB
Sorry, head wasn't on straight. Banana Beach is about 3 times the distance than Canucks. To Grumpy and Happy's add on about 200 yards.


Thanks Simon. I was actually looking for the walking distance as a rough 'time' estimate.

While I have you though, is the provisioning business I keep hearing about yours? If it is, I had the information but seem to have misplaced it on the computer. Is there a site I can get the information from again?

Thanks again!!
Posted By: SimonB

Re: Too early for an April Crawl? - 03/18/08 01:41 AM

Let's see, Canucks is .81 miles from Central Park, Banana Beach is 1.44 miles from Central Park so the distance from Grumpy and Happy's to Canucks is .63 miles plus about 200 yards.

Our website is www.lagniappe-belize.com

S...
Posted By: Canuck-Diver

Re: Too early for an April Crawl? - 03/18/08 02:21 AM

Simon, thanks for that information. That is totally stumbling distance!!

And thanks for the link!!!
Posted By: FISH ON

Re: Too early for an April Crawl? - 03/18/08 02:28 AM

We should land about 230 pm on the 31st.i'm figuring we should be at Crazy Canuk's around 6 or so. If that works for you we will see you then. We are staying at Xanadu which is only a couple hundred yards from there.
Posted By: HB Glen

Re: Too early for an April Crawl? - 03/18/08 04:31 AM

actually surgery is this Thursday, Breast Cancer but caught it early and a lumpectomy is all that is needed. She will be Ok. Thanks for the concern.
Posted By: Canuck-Diver

Re: Too early for an April Crawl? - 03/18/08 06:40 AM

I can't believe how close we are to leaving already!

Only 3 more work days left this week, then 4 more work days next week before we leave.

This is our last weekend at home to clean and pack. Whew!!!
Posted By: seashell

Re: Too early for an April Crawl? - 03/18/08 07:20 AM

Canuk-Diver said: "I won't be doing the Blue Hole dive, but I'm told the remainder of the atolls are a 'must'."

I'm asking why not do the Blue Hole?

I'm also asking Pedro2, if he has day trips to Halfmoon Caye that do not include Blue Hole?

I thought I posted this already but I can't find it anywhere. So sorry, if it is a bit of a repeat.

Posted By: Canuck-Diver

Re: Too early for an April Crawl? - 03/18/08 07:53 AM

Originally Posted by seashell
Canuk-Diver said: "I won't be doing the Blue Hole dive, but I'm told the remainder of the atolls are a 'must'."


From what I've been told and read, the dive is 130+ feet and the only things to see are lifeless stalagtites and maybe a few sharks. Every single dive buddy I know that has gone to Belize and has done the Blue Hole has told me it's a waste of time, and that the REAL treasures are the rest of the dives around the atolls.

At 130+ feet, your bottom time is only 5 minutes. If you're diving a 32% nitrox mix, you get 15 minutes, but youre PO2 is 1.58 (ie; fatal), hence not an option. Not to mention the possibility of being narced, although, some people actually like that. laugh

So, with that said, a dive to 130+ feet with a bottom time of 5 minutes to see some stalagtites and maybe a few sharks really doesn't interest me.

I'd much rather spend my time on a wall dive, shallow wreck, or spur and groove with beautiful coral and sponges, a variety of reef dwellers, the possibility of still seeing a shark, and running a bottom time of 40-50 minutes on a mix of EAN32 at a max depth of approximately 75-86 feet, while still maintaining a low PO2 level.

If I'm going to blow 200+ dollars on a 2 hour boat ride to somewhere, I want to make the most of my dives.

Of course, this is only my opinion. wink

Peter and I are not discussing Lighthouse Atoll as a destination that I'd like to visit. I'm actually trying to set up for Glovers and/or Turneffe. Nothing has been officially arranged or discussed in great detail yet between us.

May I ask why you recommend the Blue Hole? Perhaps you might be able to change my opinion and show me that I'm missing out on something. I'm always ready to listen and learn.

Posted By: seashell

Re: Too early for an April Crawl? - 03/18/08 08:19 AM

smile

It will be hard for me to change the mind of someone that believes it to be too deep and short a dive to look at a few stalactites and a number of sharks.

However, if you do a search on my nickname with the keyword Blue Hole, I believe you will find a font of info that I may not be able to successfully recreate here. Be sure to put in a long time limit for capture of my posts. smile

I've been in the Blue Hole a number of times, and even though everytime I come out of it, I'm saying "Again, again, I want to do it again!", I could probably forego it anyway, just to be able to do a third dive on Halfmoon Caye Wall or Lighthouse Wall. Unfortunately, there's no day trip offering that.

I've been on the Turneffe day trip a number of times, and comparitively have truly enjoyed it only half the time.

There's just something so special about the Blue Hole day trip, most especially if you get good weather for it. It's not just the Blue Hole, which I still love to do, it's lunch on Halfmoon Caye, Halfmoon Caye itself and the two followup dives are just fabulous, especially when the viz is just right. For example, as you drop down at Halfmoon Caye Wall, there's a large patch of white sand below and you can see the multiple criss-crossing tracks made by the conchshells. At that point, the quality of the water color can not be described (by me anyway). Once the group is assembled, you will head towards the wall. The divers, one by one, slip through a break in the coral heads, and suddenly, there you are out over the wall, looking out and down at the blue. I've had some magnificent dives on that wall, including a solitary experience with a single spotted eagle ray. We bonded and swam together for quite some time. Of course, I got heck later from the DM for not staying within sight of the group, but I wouldn't have given up that experience for anything.
Posted By: nug_luvr

Re: Too early for an April Crawl? - 03/18/08 12:58 PM

HB...I hope all goes well with your wife. Spent the last two years helping my best friend go thru it. Tell her she will be in my thoughts Thursday.

On a lighter note. We're out of here sunrise on Sunday. YEAH
Posted By: FISH ON

Re: Too early for an April Crawl? - 03/18/08 02:06 PM

Ok nug just rub it in!!!We still have 12 days and 11 of which i'm working! I hope you and your hub will join AZ and crew as well as me and my darling for cocktails Monday the 31st. at crazy conuks around 6 pm.
Posted By: nug_luvr

Re: Too early for an April Crawl? - 03/18/08 02:10 PM

We'll be there. Let's get this party started!!!!!!!!
Posted By: Canuck-Diver

Re: Too early for an April Crawl? - 03/18/08 04:11 PM

seashell, I'll definitely do your search on the blue hole.

It sounds like you enjoy the type of diving that I also enjoy the most.... wall and spur & groove.

Regardless of where I go, I really look forwad to the diving in Belize. cool
Posted By: Canuck-Diver

Re: Too early for an April Crawl? - 03/18/08 04:13 PM

No worries Fish On!! We're right with you! We drive out to Minneapolis on Friday (next week), and fly out on Saturday!
Posted By: AZW

Re: Too early for an April Crawl? - 03/18/08 05:30 PM

Just for a 'warm up" before the real thing (April Crawl) the next day, right?! "Moderation" is the by-word, right? RIIIIIGHHT!!!

AZ Wayne
Posted By: tacogirl

Re: Too early for an April Crawl? - 03/18/08 08:54 PM

Getting closer to posting locations I promise. Have a couple yet to confirm.
Posted By: seashell

Re: Too early for an April Crawl? - 03/19/08 01:01 AM

I love it all Canuk-Diver . . give me a wall, spur and groove, bommies, pinnacles, muck . . .

just so long as I can do it in a 3mm suit or less. wink


Posted By: Ernie B

Re: Too early for an April Crawl? - 03/19/08 01:08 AM

Gimme ne a drink
Posted By: seashell

Re: Too early for an April Crawl? - 03/19/08 01:19 AM

Get yer own.
Posted By: jhill123

Re: Too early for an April Crawl? - 03/19/08 01:21 AM

We're not going to make it that early, but I am looking for a rental liver for while we're there. I'll give it back in May, probably worse for the wear. smile
Posted By: Canuck-Diver

Re: Too early for an April Crawl? - 03/19/08 03:40 AM

seashell, you should come visit me up here. I'll take you diving in the great lakes. LOL!
Posted By: seashell

Re: Too early for an April Crawl? - 03/19/08 03:52 AM

The great lakes of Winnipeg and Winnipegosis?? LOL Thanks anyway, I'll pass.

But if that's what you like, trust me, you are gonna love the Blue Hole.
Posted By: Canuck-Diver

Re: Too early for an April Crawl? - 03/19/08 04:04 AM

seashell, no the "Great Lakes" that are 6 hours away (Lake Superior). Despite me being sarcastic, they have some great historical wrecks to dive on actually.

Neither Lake Winnipeg or Winnipegosis is really 'diveable'. I think the best visibility to you can ask for in either of those lakes would be about 1 foot if you're lucky! LOL!

We normally dive West Hawk Lake. And no, it's not my preferred venue as there is very little to see. However, I keep busy with doing black water dives, training, and honing my skills. I have also assisted in setting up new 'features' such as training platforms and other items to make diving in that lake more interesting.

I much prefer the wrecks on the Great Lakes and the oceans.
Posted By: FISH ON

Re: Too early for an April Crawl? - 03/19/08 04:38 AM

Of course AZ we are just flying in on monday so we are going to make it an early night but we will need a few cocktails to help us sleep. We may want to consider going earlier it's happy hour 4-6 at canuks I do believe!!
Posted By: seashell

Re: Too early for an April Crawl? - 03/19/08 04:42 AM

smile Canuk-Diver, you do realize that I'm a Canuk diver, don't you?

In any event, I'm in Calgary so chances of me coming on over for a dive in the Great Lakes (that lots of my American chums love to do), are slim to none. Like I said, if I can't do the dive in 3mm or less, then I'm not interested anymore. Were I interested in cold water diving, there is an extremely active little dive community around here, that does Lake Minnewanka and Two Jack Lake, most every weekend possible. I trained in Minnewanka, for both my OW and Advanced. I've been diving in Lake C'oeur d'Alene, Waterton Lake and Premier Lake, BC. Shudder. I'm done with the cold water diving.

Also, I'm just not really into wrecks, never have been. Maybe it is a girl thing, dunno. (shrugs)

Posted By: HB Glen

Re: Too early for an April Crawl? - 03/19/08 05:33 AM

I have been on many vacations and never worked through 2 weekends to be able to take time off. Believe it or not I look forward to work this weekend as Thursday the 27th we will be on the beach in San Pedro partying!! The start of 10 days in paradise.
Posted By: Canuck-Diver

Re: Too early for an April Crawl? - 03/19/08 12:11 PM

seashell, I had no idea that you were a fellow Canuckistani!!

I've been wanting to do Minnewanka for a while now. I didn't realize that Two Jack Lake was also a dive location for you. Very cool.

I plan on doing Campbell River within the next few years. Did you know it's rated #3 as one of the best places to dive on earth by the Cousteau's??

Anyways, each to their own. wink
Posted By: tacogirl

Re: Too early for an April Crawl? - 03/19/08 04:00 PM

Ok folks here is rough line up. Specials and draws are still to be confirmed. Can't wait to see everyone's Gilligan's Island costumes.

Lime 4pm - 5pm

Roadkill 5pm - 6pm

Hideaway 6pm - 7pm (still to confirm)

Casa Picasso 7pm - 8pm

Pedro's - wii bowling - 8pm on

Posted By: seashell

Re: Too early for an April Crawl? - 03/19/08 07:32 PM

I knew that the West Coast of Vancouver was rated that way. Didn't realize Campbell River was.

No kidding on to each their own! smile I can understand you making a special trip out to the West Coast to experience some of the finest diving the world has to offer. I cannot understand why you would make a special trip to dive Minnewanka. smile
Posted By: azbob

Re: Too early for an April Crawl? - 03/19/08 08:25 PM

AZW, the day after was definte "moderation" for me on the March Crawl. TacoGirl, I vote for AZW to carry "bell". That way Arizona will will stay in the game.
Heck, just have fun. We sure did thanks for all the hard work by the TWO TACOS. "Crawlers", don't forget about your host!
Posted By: Canuck-Diver

Re: Too early for an April Crawl? - 03/19/08 11:23 PM

Originally Posted by tacogirl
Ok folks here is rough line up. Specials and draws are still to be confirmed. Can't wait to see everyone's Gilligan's Island costumes.

Lime 4pm - 5pm

Roadkill 5pm - 6pm

Hideaway 6pm - 7pm (still to confirm)

Casa Picasso 7pm - 8pm

Pedro's - wii bowling - 8pm on



Sweeeeeeeeeet!!! WII BOWLING!!!

Thanks for setting all this up Taco's!!!
Posted By: Canuck-Diver

Re: Too early for an April Crawl? - 03/19/08 11:25 PM

Originally Posted by seashell
I can understand you making a special trip out to the West Coast to experience some of the finest diving the world has to offer. I cannot understand why you would make a special trip to dive Minnewanka. smile


Well, it's on the way to to Campbell River, now isn't it my dear? LOL!!! wink
Posted By: AZW

Re: Too early for an April Crawl? - 03/20/08 12:15 AM

OK, now I have a BUNCH of questions.... but the 2 I really need to ask are:

1. What is "bell" and why should I carry it and what makes you think I wouldn't stay in the game without said "bell"?!(OK that's 3, but you get the point)

2. "Wii bowling"??!?

AZW
Posted By: seashell

Re: Too early for an April Crawl? - 03/20/08 12:19 AM

You make a good point Canuk-Diver ... and the above water scenery is very hard to beat at Minnewanka. Not to mention that one might have to stop in Calgary, for a brew on the way.
Posted By: Mrs. Astrodude

Re: Too early for an April Crawl? - 03/20/08 01:42 AM

I'm soooo jealous. We won't be there until the 18th. But we ordered a Wii yesterday and will bowl from home on the 1st in your honor.

AZW, a Nintendo Wii is a video game console. For bowling, you hold a controller and make the motion of bowling towards the TV and you'll see the bowling ball go down the lane on the TV. You can affect the speed and spin of the ball by your arm movement. It's great fun.
Posted By: tacogirl

Re: Too early for an April Crawl? - 03/20/08 03:06 AM

Azw

The bell is a cow bell that we have courtesy of DCG it is a great asset for drunk wrangling lol (she brought two and one was donated to the school to use as a fire bell)

Mrs. Astrodude is right, wii bowling is great fun there is also pool table and foozeball as well.

Hope there are some foozeball players in the crowd.
Posted By: Canuck-Diver

Re: Too early for an April Crawl? - 03/20/08 04:27 AM

Seashell, of course, Calgary is ALWAYS a stop for me. One of my friends is a professor at the UofC in the English Department.
Posted By: Canuck-Diver

Re: Too early for an April Crawl? - 03/20/08 04:28 AM

taco, I used to play foozeball all the time. I used to be quite the player, but I've lost my touch over the last few years. It might take a while to break the rust off. wink
Posted By: seashell

Re: Too early for an April Crawl? - 03/20/08 06:03 AM

Well, I was kinda backhandedly offering to buy you a beer, but I suppose if you'd rather hang with your prof buddy, I can understand that. wink
Posted By: HB Glen

Re: Too early for an April Crawl? - 03/20/08 06:57 AM

Its 11 p.m. Wednesday night in Southern California and in exactly 7 days we will be at LAX waiting for our 2AM flight out. San Salvador then Belize City then San Pedro. Will be on the beach shortly after noon on Thursday 3/27 Having a cold one and starting 10 days of fun.
Having a problem getting to bed. One more glass of wine and I will be ready.
See you all on the 1st for the Crawl.
Posted By: BCNorth

Re: Too early for an April Crawl? - 03/20/08 07:32 AM

It will be good to see all of you. I have been a huge lurker on the board -- but we will be there for the crawl!

We get in to AC on the 29th and are staying at Belizean Shores -- but will make the trip to town for the crawl.

We can hardly wait --- only 8 sleeps.....zzzzzz
Posted By: nug_luvr

Re: Too early for an April Crawl? - 03/20/08 01:28 PM

Sorry guys, I got you beat. Only 3 left for us. Leaving Sunday morning, arriving AC Monday morning.
Posted By: Canuck-Diver

Re: Too early for an April Crawl? - 03/20/08 02:22 PM

Seashell, you can buy me a beer ANYTIME. wink

I thought I'd just point out that I do have contacts in Calgary as well. cool
Posted By: Canuck-Diver

Re: Too early for an April Crawl? - 03/20/08 02:23 PM

Only 7 days for us, 8 if you want to be technical and exclude our 1 day of driving to Minneapolis. crazy
Posted By: RedSoxGirl

Re: Too early for an April Crawl? - 03/20/08 04:51 PM

I just read through all 18 pages. OH MY GOSH! This sounds like so much fun!

We are SOOO in!!

My boyfriend and I arrive on the 29th. (NINE DAAYS!!) We are staying at Coral Bay Villas (anyone ever stayed there? this is our first time to Belize) We would love to join you all. I know we have great(read:horrible) Hawaiian shirts, not sure about the Gilligan's Island but we will try to throw something together!
Posted By: nug_luvr

Re: Too early for an April Crawl? - 03/20/08 04:59 PM

The more the merrier. Welcome aboard.
Posted By: AZW

Re: Too early for an April Crawl? - 03/20/08 07:05 PM

Tacogirl,
First: many thanks for your efforts. You are appreciated.
Second: Thanks for the Wii bowling orientation....
Third: As to being the bearer of the cowbell, while I am honored (I think) at the suggestion, and while many folks in these parts do herd a few head on occasion, my mission for visiting AC is to get away from directing the herd. So if y'all don't mind, I'd just as soon set back, chew my cud, drink my beverage, and crawl with the herd.

AZ Wayne
Posted By: SunnyAK

Re: Too early for an April Crawl? - 03/20/08 07:51 PM

tacogirl,

thank you so much for coordinating the crawl!

We are looking forward to seeing everybody! cool
Posted By: Canuck-Diver

Re: Too early for an April Crawl? - 03/20/08 11:10 PM

Originally Posted by RedSoxGirl
My boyfriend and I arrive on the 29th. (NINE DAAYS!!) I know we have great(read:horrible) Hawaiian shirts, not sure about the Gilligan's Island but we will try to throw something together!


Hey RSX! What time do you get into Belize City on the 29th? We fly in on the same day and arrive around 2:40 in Belize City. Maybe we'll meet at the airport?

At any rate, like everyone else said, the more the merrier! And don't worry about your get ups! Just bring some crazy hawaiian stuff and that'll do 'er!! (We've got lei's for bling and I think we're getting some grass skirts for flash too!!) wink
Posted By: Canuck-Diver

Re: Too early for an April Crawl? - 03/20/08 11:11 PM

Wayne, if you have the cowbell, who's going to have the air horn?? LOL!

Hopefully we get a chance to dive together one of the days you're there.
Posted By: tacogirl

Re: Too early for an April Crawl? - 03/20/08 11:37 PM

Thanks all

There will be a prize for best costume so keep that in mind when you are putting yours together.

No worries AZW we ill not make you herd byt I cannot be held responsible if you get to ringing the bell after a few Belikins.

I should mention not all places are within walking distance this time and if we do not get enough volunteers for designated drivers we may end up split a couple of cabs hope that is ok with everyone.

p.s. looking for up to date head count. I have been under the weather and not been able to keep up. Last I have from surfgirl is... 21 + 2 kids + 1 DD
Posted By: Canuck-Diver

Re: Too early for an April Crawl? - 03/21/08 12:22 AM

I think there's 2 more adults with RedSoxGirl and her partner...
Posted By: surfgirl8

Re: Too early for an April Crawl? - 03/21/08 12:23 AM

Canuck-Diver 5 + 2 kids
Fish On 1
HB Glen 4
Surfgirl8 1
BC North 2
nug_luvr 2 + 1 DD
AZW 4
pnut 2
SunnyAK 2
RedSoxGirl 2
_____________________________
Total 25 + 2 Kids + 1 DD

**Karisse commented on the crawl but did not say if she was in or how many

If anyone else wants to be added on to our "April Fool's Day Crawl" sign up and I'll add you to the list so Tacogirl knows what she is in for. lol
Posted By: Canuck-Diver

Re: Too early for an April Crawl? - 03/21/08 12:28 AM

Nicely done there surfgirl8!!

Hmm... 25 and still counting... as my friend in Jaws says....

"I think we're going to need a bigger boat!"
Posted By: Hon

Re: Too early for an April Crawl? - 03/21/08 12:37 AM

Sux to be sick. Hope you're feeling better soon TG.
Posted By: FISH ON

Re: Too early for an April Crawl? - 03/21/08 12:48 AM

Wow look how we are growing!!! Boy I sure did a good job starting this thing rolling so long ago and now it's almost here!
To the Taco's many thanks to the both of you!It will be nice meeting the both of you and the rest of you well I'm sure we are in for a great time and I can't wait!! Looks like me and my darling will be the last on the island i'm jealous but I wish you all a safe trip!
Posted By: tacogirl

Re: Too early for an April Crawl? - 03/21/08 12:55 AM

Thanks Hon am on antibiotics and doing my best to get some energy back.

Fish on looking forward to meeting you all too.

surfgirl8 thanks so much for helping on list

map coming soon
Posted By: seashell

Re: Too early for an April Crawl? - 03/21/08 02:38 AM

Hope you stay on the mend TG!

Canuk-diver, silly me for not realizing that you were expressing that Calgarians are so cool to know.
Posted By: Canuck-Diver

Re: Too early for an April Crawl? - 03/21/08 05:31 AM

Originally Posted by tacogirl
Thanks Hon am on antibiotics and doing my best to get some energy back.


EEK!!! That bad? Hope you feel better soon. It really stinks feeling ill. frown
Posted By: Canuck-Diver

Re: Too early for an April Crawl? - 03/21/08 05:32 AM

Originally Posted by seashell
Hope you stay on the mend TG!

Canuk-diver, silly me for not realizing that you were expressing that Calgarians are so cool to know.


Doncha know it!! And just for the record, most Calgarians are NOT really Calgarians. LOL!
Posted By: seashell

Re: Too early for an April Crawl? - 03/21/08 06:15 AM

Hmpf . . I am, as are many of my friends.

Are you not a Winnipegonian (or whatever you Manituks call yourselves)?
Posted By: HB Glen

Re: Too early for an April Crawl? - 03/21/08 06:32 AM

Wifes surgery went great today so I am in and all is well. Now, since there is a prize for best costume I need to get busy this weekend. I have an idea but not sure it will work. How do you do Larry The Cable Guy in a dress from Gilligans Island?
Also we will have a 6 person cart so we will have 2 seats available.
Posted By: nug_luvr

Re: Too early for an April Crawl? - 03/21/08 02:35 PM

HB, glad all went well with your wife. Tell her I hope she feels better soon. Does she have to do chemo or radiation?

Larry the cable guy in a grass skirt always works. haha
Posted By: AZW

Re: Too early for an April Crawl? - 03/21/08 04:54 PM

Canuck,
Would be proud to log a little bottom time with you this trip and have a pretty open schedule. If you don't mind diving with a "sub-50 dives" diver, count me in! I started late, but I'm catching up fast. Want to get some Nitrox time in this trip.

AZ Wayne
Posted By: Canuck-Diver

Re: Too early for an April Crawl? - 03/21/08 05:33 PM

Seashell, you might have been born and raised in Calgary, but let's face it, many of the folks living in Calgary are from other provinces thanks to the lucrative oil fields and such.

But perhaps we should move this to another thread so we're not hijacking. smile
Posted By: Canuck-Diver

Re: Too early for an April Crawl? - 03/21/08 05:37 PM

Glen, so glad to hear your wife's surgery went well!!
Posted By: Canuck-Diver

Re: Too early for an April Crawl? - 03/21/08 05:40 PM

Sounds like a plan there Wayne. I'm trying to do a trip to one of the atolls with Peter (Pedro2) at ProTech if you're interested.

No problemo with your logged dives. This will be some of my family members first times diving since their certification dives last summer.

Do you have your Nitrox training yet? I always request Nitrox when I'm on holidays. I feel less lethargic after a long day of diving. LOL!
Posted By: travelqueen

Re: Too early for an April Crawl? - 03/21/08 05:43 PM

Canuck, it's Pedro2. They are entirely different people but you should make it a point to meet them BOTH when you're down!

Happy diving to ya!
Posted By: PalapaBob

Re: Too early for an April Crawl? - 03/21/08 05:48 PM

C-D, I don't think you'll want to do much diving with P1! P2 maybe!
Posted By: Leah-Ann

Re: Too early for an April Crawl? - 03/21/08 05:52 PM

Oh, don't let 'em fool ya - P1 dives alright! wink
Posted By: Canuck-Diver

Re: Too early for an April Crawl? - 03/21/08 05:53 PM

Whoops! Thanks for spotting that.

That was a typo on my part! I know that there is two pedros. And yes, I certainly will be making a point of meeting them both on my trip. LOL!
Posted By: AZW

Re: Too early for an April Crawl? - 03/21/08 06:51 PM

General question regarding water temps: I prefer to dive in a skin, but no wetsuit. I'm pretty temperature tolerant. Will I be able to get by without a wetsuit or should I bring along my 3 mm shortie just in case?

AZW
Posted By: RedSoxGirl

Re: Too early for an April Crawl? - 03/21/08 07:33 PM

We'll beat you there! We arrive to Belize city at 11:20. I'm not sure which flight we're on (my BF did this part of the planning and I dont have the itinerary) ... but I'm looking forward to see you all at the crawl!

Thanks so much for everyone organizing this.

Also -- Is this "Lime" easy to find? I looked on the wikimap thing and it looks like it is very close to the airport -- since this is our first time to Ambergris Caye we want to make sure not to get lost!!
Posted By: PalapaBob

Re: Too early for an April Crawl? - 03/21/08 07:38 PM

Right across the street, you can't miss it.
Posted By: RedSoxGirl

Re: Too early for an April Crawl? - 03/21/08 07:50 PM

Thanks!
Posted By: Canuck-Diver

Re: Too early for an April Crawl? - 03/21/08 07:54 PM

Originally Posted by AZW
General question regarding water temps: I prefer to dive in a skin, but no wetsuit. I'm pretty temperature tolerant. Will I be able to get by without a wetsuit or should I bring along my 3 mm shortie just in case?


Wayne, if you look in the WEATHER section of the forums, there's an actual surface temperature chart for each day. I think the last time I looked, it was at about 27.5C / 87F. Sounds like you'll be ok. I dive in a 5mm shorty with full length arms. I've been looking for a full length 3mm, but haven't found one that I like yet (most of the zippers are too short and hard to get into).
Posted By: Canuck-Diver

Re: Too early for an April Crawl? - 03/21/08 07:55 PM

Originally Posted by RedSoxGirl
We'll beat you there! We arrive to Belize city at 11:20. I'm not sure which flight we're on (my BF did this part of the planning and I dont have the itinerary) ... but I'm looking forward to see you all at the crawl!


Too bad! We could have shared a few cervezas at Jets Bar before getting on to the puddle jumper! LOL!

Can't wait to get there and meet everyone!
Posted By: Canuck-Diver

Re: Too early for an April Crawl? - 03/21/08 07:56 PM

I suppose we should probably get some name tags and put our real name and our forum names on them, hey?
Posted By: RedSoxGirl

Re: Too early for an April Crawl? - 03/21/08 08:04 PM

Yeah I'd rather not walk up to TacoGirl and say "hey are you taco girl" haha. I like the idea.
Posted By: surfgirl8

Re: Too early for an April Crawl? - 03/21/08 08:50 PM

The name tags are already taken care of....packed and ready to go.
Posted By: nug_luvr

Re: Too early for an April Crawl? - 03/21/08 08:58 PM

T-minus 41 hrs.
ugly sunglasses-check
squashed leis-check
chillin' attitude-check
See everyone there!!!
Posted By: seashell

Re: Too early for an April Crawl? - 03/21/08 09:31 PM

Seems to me this thread has been hijacked all over the place anyway. Must be that this is the internet. smile

In any regard, I wish you a very good trip and excellent diving. Can't wait to hear all about it upon your return.
Posted By: azbob

Re: Too early for an April Crawl? - 03/22/08 12:58 AM

Taco Girl doesn't mind at being called "Taco"at all, she loves them, lives on them. Just kidding, but she and Paul put both names on the tags for March. You guys will really have fun!!!
Posted By: PalapaBob

Re: Too early for an April Crawl? - 03/22/08 01:00 AM

These damn internets are very unpredictable!
Posted By: TacoBoy

Re: Too early for an April Crawl? - 03/22/08 01:12 AM

smile smile smile
Posted By: TacoBoy

Re: Too early for an April Crawl? - 03/22/08 01:13 AM

also, don't forget that we can get someone to make a video of the event if enough folks are interested in buying one. PM me for details.
Posted By: seashell

Re: Too early for an April Crawl? - 03/22/08 01:23 AM

AZW, everyone is different with regard to what temps can be tolerated in what protective suit. If you believe yourself to be fine in a skin, you'll probably be fine in a skin. I always wear a full 3 mm, no matter the water temp, especially when doing multiple days of diving.

Sometimes when temps dip to under 79F, I have to wear a head covering too.
Posted By: Canuck-Diver

Re: Too early for an April Crawl? - 03/22/08 01:53 AM

Originally Posted by seashell
Seems to me this thread has been hijacked all over the place anyway. Must be that this is the internet. smile

In any regard, I wish you a very good trip and excellent diving. Can't wait to hear all about it upon your return.


I think you're right. wink

Too bad you weren't going down the same time. I'll be sure to post a full trip report for you though. cool
Posted By: Canuck-Diver

Re: Too early for an April Crawl? - 03/22/08 01:55 AM

tacoboy, awesome job on the maps!! LOL! you and tacogirl make an awesome team!!! cool
Posted By: HB Glen

Re: Too early for an April Crawl? - 03/22/08 02:41 AM

Radiation. 5 days only the week of 04/14
Posted By: HB Glen

Re: Too early for an April Crawl? - 03/22/08 02:49 AM

I remember about 4 weeks ago we were not sure we would get the 15 minimum. Now we are really going. Tacogirl, Any idea of the largest group you have had? We cannot wait!!
How about shirts with the map on back. White tank tops. I have a friend who can print but I would need size by Sunday. I will get a hold of him tomorrow.Someone make a list A.S.A.P. with names and sizes and I MIGHT be able to get done.
Posted By: Canuck-Diver

Re: Too early for an April Crawl? - 03/22/08 02:54 AM

HAHAHA! That's a GREAT idea! That way, we won't get lost!! LOL!

Jeff (aka Canuck-Diver) XXL
Michelle L
Lois L
Harold XL
Tim XL

Let me know the cost first though so I can check to make sure the family is in. Depending on the cost, I might just pick up the whole tab for my family.
Posted By: SP Daily

Re: Too early for an April Crawl? - 03/22/08 02:55 AM

Just handcuff and chain everyone together.
Posted By: HB Glen

Re: Too early for an April Crawl? - 03/22/08 02:58 AM

Tank Tops
I MIGHT be able to get everyone tank tops with the map on the back. It would have to be white with the map logo.
I would need someone to get everyones sizes by sunday and post it. I have my group handeled. I will pay for and any donations you all want to give me would be appreciated.
Again due to the fact i leave Wednesday night I need information/sizes by Sunday. Please let me know if any interest.

p.s. my friend might come back with with something like he can only do 1 size that quick. if so i would pick xl or xxl as the shirts run a little small.
Posted By: Canuck-Diver

Re: Too early for an April Crawl? - 03/22/08 03:02 AM

Glen, we'd be in.

Just let us know the cost so we can make sure you get paid for them. We did something similar when we went to Isla San Andres, Columbia.
Posted By: JeanH

Re: Too early for an April Crawl? - 03/22/08 03:46 AM

Oh, now I'm going to hijack. I loved San Andres. When were you there? Actually, I loved Proviencia even more. They're just so darn expensive to get to from the US.....
Posted By: HB Glen

Re: Too early for an April Crawl? - 03/22/08 04:18 AM

latest is that if he can do it only 1 size available and we would have to pick between t-shirts or tank tops. color is also available. Black out of the question due to all the blue on the map. need a light color. I love orange but it makes you look like you work for the transportation dept. here in california.
I have called my friend and will hear from him this weekend I hope.
Posted By: surfgirl8

Re: Too early for an April Crawl? - 03/22/08 04:22 AM

Glen,
White is fine!!!! Also, whether it is a t-shirt or a tank top doesn't matter. Your better off ordering XXL since they run small. Fish On and myself will each take one, so count us in and we'll pay you or get you a "drink" when we crawl!!!
Posted By: surfgirl8

Re: Too early for an April Crawl? - 03/22/08 04:29 AM


Jeff (aka Canuck-Diver) XXL
Michelle L
Lois L
Harold XL
Tim XL
Fish On XXL
Surfgirl8 XXl or XL

The count so far.

Posted By: Canuck-Diver

Re: Too early for an April Crawl? - 03/22/08 05:36 AM

Originally Posted by JeanH
Oh, now I'm going to hijack. I loved San Andres. When were you there? Actually, I loved Proviencia even more. They're just so darn expensive to get to from the US.....


JeanH, we were there in 2005. We absolutely loved it, but the reef is starting to die with tourism and increased population. Atleast, that's what some of my close friends / divers have reported to me in the last few years since I was there last.

I didn't get a chance to go to Providencia. I heard it's beautiful. I did go to Cayo Bolivar though. The diving was incredible.

It's extremely inexpensive to get to from Canada. It's a regular chartered destination out of Montreal and Toronto in the winter months through Air Transat/Nolitours. You can sometimes find rates as low as $600 all-inclusive for a week, and under $1000 for two weeks depending on when you book.
Posted By: Canuck-Diver

Re: Too early for an April Crawl? - 03/22/08 05:37 AM

Originally Posted by HB Glen
latest is that if he can do it only 1 size available and we would have to pick between t-shirts or tank tops. color is also available. Black out of the question due to all the blue on the map. need a light color. I love orange but it makes you look like you work for the transportation dept. here in california.
I have called my friend and will hear from him this weekend I hope.


White tanks are good with me!! LOL!
Posted By: tacogirl

Re: Too early for an April Crawl? - 03/22/08 05:46 AM

RedSoxGirl
Lime is very easy to find it is the green building right across from the airport. Just print the map and you will do fine.

Hb Glen largest group is still southern crawl hands down we had 70 people in total. Town crawl 43 march crawl was about 25 - 30
Very cool idea about the shirts with map on them we are both size medium and prefer color if we get a vote.

The name tags are so you remember who you are after all the belikins ha ha

azbob is right we get called tacos all the time. If I call our phone from travelqueens it even says you are calling the tacos.
Posted By: BCNorth

Re: Too early for an April Crawl? - 03/22/08 06:51 AM

We are in for a couple of shirts -- white T's XL is fine. We will pay whatever you require HB Glen. White is a preferred colour for us.

Thanks!!
Steve
Posted By: nug_luvr

Re: Too early for an April Crawl? - 03/22/08 12:23 PM

Hey HB, we'll take 3 shirts. XLs work for us. Glad you have room in your suitcase:)
Posted By: surfgirl8

Re: Too early for an April Crawl? - 03/22/08 03:59 PM

Glen,
Here is the count so far:

Jeff (aka Canuck-Diver) XXL
Michelle L
Lois L
Harold XL
Tim XL
Fish On XXL
Surfgirl8 XXl or XL
Tacogirl 2mediums
BCNorth (2)XL
nug_luvr (3)XL

Posted By: TacoBoy

Re: Too early for an April Crawl? - 03/22/08 07:35 PM

Glen,
If you PM me your email address, or that of your friend doing the shirts I can send him a higher-resolution version of the map for printing.

Let me know
tacoboy
Posted By: pnut

Re: Too early for an April Crawl? - 03/22/08 10:35 PM

Glen,
great idea on the shirts! Bob and I are both on the skinny side, medium if you can...if not, whatever size is fine!
Tacos, thanks so much for putting this together. I know many of you know or have met Richard at the Hideaway, but this will be my first visit to my namesake bar since he opened it for us! I believe there is going to be an official Grand Opening hoo-hah on either Sunday (30th) or Monday....as soon as I confirm with Richard, I'll put a post on the board.
We are excited to meet and party with all of you!!
Penny & Bob @ The Pink Motel
Posted By: HB Glen

Re: Too early for an April Crawl? - 03/23/08 04:40 AM

will let you know if needed. I am having a little dificult time getting a hold of him. Sunday might be better as I will try again.
Posted By: Piglet

Re: Too early for an April Crawl? - 03/23/08 02:09 PM

[font:Arial][/font]Just returned from a wonderful week in Belize. Stayed at The Pink Motel and loved it! Good out-of-the-way location (if you enjoy a good hike into town - or just catch a cab), nice pool, friendly bar. We had a fabulous time! Richard is a great guy with a lot of local knowledge for someone who hasn't been in Belize that long. There is a little market across the street and a taco stand next door. The breeze is constant and wonderful. Rico's restaurant is an easy walk away, so is George's kitchen.

Thanks, Richard and Penny! Good luck on the Grand Opening!
Posted By: tacogirl

Re: Too early for an April Crawl? - 03/23/08 06:32 PM

pnut

The grand opening is one of those days we think the 30th but cannot remember exactly. If you talk to Richard soon please ask him to get in touch with me as I have not had any luck reaching him.
Posted By: pnut

Re: Too early for an April Crawl? - 03/24/08 02:38 AM

TG,
I just spoke to Richard, he will be calling you.
Here's the details on the grand Opening...I hope everyone will come hideaway with us on March 30th, AND THEN AGAIN ON THE APRIL FOOLS CRAWL!

GRAND OPENING PARTY
SUNDAY MARCH 30TH 7 PM TO MIDNIGHT
THE HIDEAWAY BAR @ THE PINK MOTEL
(Formerly the Copacabana...located south of town past Banyan Bay...turn right at the lagoon and look for the flags on the old stone fort!)

Live music with Dennis Wolfe & The Usual Suspects
$3 Rum drinks & ice cold Belikins
Free Rum punch for bikini wearers
Special giveaways...IPODS, T-shirts, and other surprises!!

We're looking forward to meeting everyone this trip!
Penny & Bob

Posted By: Canuck-Diver

Re: Too early for an April Crawl? - 03/24/08 03:01 AM

Hey pnut,

It looks like your place is really close to where we're staying, Grumpy & Happy's. Just exactly how close is it? Sounds like a very good possibility for us to come by in the evening on the 30th.
Posted By: SunnyAK

Re: Too early for an April Crawl? - 03/24/08 04:26 AM

Great idea about the shirts/tank tops. I haven't checked the board for the last couple of days, so hope it's not to late to give you our sized as well.
My hubby - XXL, and L will work for me.
Posted By: HB Glen

Re: Too early for an April Crawl? - 03/24/08 05:51 AM

I am less confident it will happen as I have not heard back for my friend. I heard he is in Mexico and if that it true he will be there for a week or so.
I am still trying but no guarantee at this point as I leave in 3 days.
I will keep all posted as I am still trying.
Posted By: pnut

Re: Too early for an April Crawl? - 03/24/08 03:13 PM

Canuck,
I'm not exactly sure where Grumpy & Happy's is, but I think it's really close to us. The proper address is Pearl Street, but of course there is no signage, after all, this is San Pedro!

You can't miss us, it looks like an old stone pirate fort, with a wall surrounding the property. There are 6 or so flags flying high at the top of the wall, and of course, a sign over the entrance. The Taco's put us on the map for the April Crawl, just follow the map...we'll also try to get some signs out on the main drag.

Richard will be jamming with Dennis & the Usual Suspects at BC's on Sunday afternoon, then they are all coming over to our place for the party...sounds like a convoy!

Posted By: AZW

Re: Too early for an April Crawl? - 03/24/08 04:30 PM

HB,
Was away for the weekend and thus unable to get our order in for the t-shirts. Great idea, if you can swing it. Put my crew down for 4, 2 XL and 2 M or L.... or whatever.. it's all good!

I seem to remember an episode of Gilligan's Island where they all did a pub crawl with matching t-shirts..... ah...no.... that was "Lost In Space".... never mind.

My travel companion, JC, tells me that his wife might be disappointed as she had already packed her sequined dress to wear as "Ginger". Ah, the hassles of paradise!

AZWayne
Posted By: RedSoxGirl

Re: Too early for an April Crawl? - 03/24/08 05:03 PM

We would love tshirts -- an XL and a M/L (or whatever works) please!

But then again we also have costumes prepared so tshirts might not be needed. Either way.

Looking forward!
Posted By: HB Glen

Re: Too early for an April Crawl? - 03/24/08 11:06 PM

friend on way here as we speak. will have update on shirts in a couple of hours.
looks like i might do 25 of them. xxl and large. please check for update later tonight
Posted By: Canuck-Diver

Re: Too early for an April Crawl? - 03/24/08 11:25 PM

pnut,

Looks really close to us. We're just a few short blocks away from Banana Beach I believe.

We'll try to make it!
Posted By: Canuck-Diver

Re: Too early for an April Crawl? - 03/24/08 11:26 PM

Wayne, no worries. I have a few of my ugly hawaiian shirts packed, along with some lei's and other oddities!!
Posted By: Canuck-Diver

Re: Too early for an April Crawl? - 03/24/08 11:27 PM

Hey Glen,

Thanks again for trying to put the shirts together, whether you can get them done or not. I know it's a lot of work.
Posted By: tacogirl

Re: Too early for an April Crawl? - 03/24/08 11:32 PM

thanks pnut

I can't wait to see everyone's costumes.

If anyone still wanted to have a souvenir shirt with the map on it, I can always have tacoboy hook that up on our cafe press shop just pm either one of us. (that goes for any past crawls as well)
Posted By: HB Glen

Re: Too early for an April Crawl? - 03/25/08 05:10 AM

Tacogirl
can you get about 25 tanks or shirts? If so I might drop it on my end, I will know tomorrow. Looks like I have everything in order for 30 White Tank tops with the logo on front.
I will post tomorrow my status.
Posted By: HB Glen

Re: Too early for an April Crawl? - 03/25/08 06:48 AM

Weather Question;
says 80 plus degrees but like a 40% chance of rain the entire time we will be there. Just wondering what this means. Hard rain, showers, etc. Hot and sticky, etc.

Just need to pack accordingly

Thanks
Posted By: HB Glen

Re: Too early for an April Crawl? - 03/25/08 07:12 AM

Someone Mentioned Calgary earlier. I spent 2 years there in 1980 and 1981. Dad worked in oil business. We lived on Braeglen lane S.W. and I spent senior year at Dr E.P. Scarlett High.
Went 13-0 in football that year. Great Place and the Stampede was a blast.
Also we would go to school in the AM, then drive to the ski resort/hill and ski all afternoon then be home by dinner. Great fun.
Posted By: seashell

Re: Too early for an April Crawl? - 03/25/08 08:40 AM

Well, that's interesting, HB. I lived in Braeside for a while with my father, (can't remember the address) who also worked in the oil business, as do I now.

I went to Henry Wisewood, didn't play football (gender thing) and was a few years ahead of you anyway. smile

I gather you have fond memories of the football season, and with good reason. Hope you have fond memories of Calgary on the whole.
Posted By: Canuck-Diver

Re: Too early for an April Crawl? - 03/25/08 01:54 PM

Hey Glen, no worries. There's always a chance of rain in the Caribbean no matter where or what time of year you go. We're in the dry season, so that 40% chance of showers likely means a 5 minute downpour before you can't find a single cloud in the sky again.
Posted By: tacogirl

Re: Too early for an April Crawl? - 03/25/08 04:42 PM

HB Glen
I do no think I could get 25 that fast, but If people wanted them I could have tacoboy do it on cafe press and make them available that way for people to order.

Last night it was cold enough for me to wear jeans and a hoodie, but it really varies. Always be prepared like a good boy-scout would lol.
Posted By: nug_luvr

Re: Too early for an April Crawl? - 03/25/08 11:46 PM

Sitting here on the beach pantyrippa in hand:) Can't wait for the crawl.We're still in for shirts if they are available. Gotta go the water is calling.
Posted By: HB Glen

Re: Too early for an April Crawl? - 03/26/08 01:21 AM

Final Update On Shirts
I am NOT able to pull it off. Need 1 more day. If he was not in Mexico for the weekend he could have started Sunday. Sorry, as I was looking to having them for everyone. Hope Tacogirl can get some if needed.
If so, I will take 1 otherwise I just ran out of time. Again, Sorry.
Posted By: tacogirl

Re: Too early for an April Crawl? - 03/26/08 01:33 AM

Anyone who wants map shirt via cafe press please raise hand (it would not be likely that people could get them before the crawl though)
Posted By: poolgirl

Re: Too early for an April Crawl? - 03/26/08 04:14 AM

Just wanted to let someone know that we would love to join the crawl. We will be arriving on the 30th from Iowa. 2nd trip and 2nd time staying at the Palms. Looking forward to sunny weather, a Belikin and of course diving. Any other crawlers going to be at the Palms?
Posted By: Canuck-Diver

Re: Too early for an April Crawl? - 03/26/08 04:20 AM

nug... I'm envious... but only a few days behind you. We'll see you and the 'boat drinks' on Saturday!! wink
Posted By: Canuck-Diver

Re: Too early for an April Crawl? - 03/26/08 04:25 AM

Originally Posted by poolgirl
Just wanted to let someone know that we would love to join the crawl. We will be arriving on the 30th from Iowa. 2nd trip and 2nd time staying at the Palms. Looking forward to sunny weather, a Belikin and of course diving. Any other crawlers going to be at the Palms?


Hey poolgirl! Just show up at the time, date, and location specified earlier in this post (also look for the map of the crawl to print out). Be sure to remember your best "Gilligan's Island" outfit, or alternatively, your ugliest hawaiian outfit for the crawl.

I'm planning on a whole lot of diving too! wink
Posted By: BCNorth

Re: Too early for an April Crawl? - 03/26/08 04:31 AM

Hi Tacogirl,

I would like two T-shirts - one large and one XL. I can give you an address and stuff once we get there if you can get them ordered.

Thanks
Posted By: HB Glen

Re: Too early for an April Crawl? - 03/26/08 06:33 AM

Chores done, work 1/2 day Wednesday, to the Airport after dinner then off.
Will be in San Pedro by noon Thursday. Staying at Rubys for 2 nights then A rental house a little north of town. Cannot wait to meet everyone on the 1ST. See you all then.
Posted By: RedSoxGirl

Re: Too early for an April Crawl? - 03/26/08 04:32 PM

I can't WAIT! Leave work 5pm Friday ... salon for manicure/pedicure ... pick up take out .. and early to bed since our flight is at 6:10am! Arrive in AC by 3:30 pm ... wooohoo!

Posted By: SunnyAK

Re: Too early for an April Crawl? - 03/26/08 05:59 PM

Can't wait either! We leave Friday evening, fly to Houston, TX, spend the night there, and arrive to Belize the next day. Yahoo! Looking forward to meeting everybody!
Posted By: Canuck-Diver

Re: Too early for an April Crawl? - 03/27/08 12:20 AM

Well.... only one more night before we drive to Minneapolis.

ATTENTION SAN PEDRO - BE WARY OF CRAZY PIRATES FROM CANUCKISTAN

These Pirates will accept bribery in the form of rum and beer. wink

Only 2 more nights until we arrive in San Pedro.............

Posted By: AZW

Re: Too early for an April Crawl? - 03/27/08 01:40 AM

Got you beat by a day, brother!
We're flying out tomorrow!

Will try to leave some refreshments for your late arrival!

AZW
Posted By: Canuck-Diver

Re: Too early for an April Crawl? - 03/27/08 02:18 AM

Yo-ho-ho, and a bottle of rum! It's a pirate's life for me!!! Arrrrrrrrrrggggh!!!
Posted By: Chloe

Re: Too early for an April Crawl? - 03/27/08 02:52 AM

Try to enjoy yourselves in San Pedro, I know it will be difficult. smile
Posted By: Canuck-Diver

Re: Too early for an April Crawl? - 03/27/08 02:59 AM

Chloe, I don't know what we're going to do the entire time we're there.... nothing really scheduled....

March 30th - Grand Opening @ The Hideaway Bar
March 31st - Crazy Canucks w/Pre-Crawl Gathering
April 1st - The April 2008 Crawl

.... yah, we're going to be bored out of our skulls. Especially in the evenings. wink
Posted By: Chloe

Re: Too early for an April Crawl? - 03/27/08 03:08 AM

Canuck Diver, maybe I should go on your ticket, and you can save yourself all the misery. smile
Posted By: Canuck-Diver

Re: Too early for an April Crawl? - 03/27/08 03:09 AM

TG, I think I'd still like a shirt for myself as a momento. How many deniros you figuring?? I won't have a chance to speak for the rest of the family ... but we'll be in on Saturday.

To all who will be there... here's my ugly mug....

[Linked Image]

Told you ... I'm a bloody pirate!!
Posted By: Canuck-Diver

Re: Too early for an April Crawl? - 03/27/08 03:11 AM

Chloe.... unfortunately, those silly tickets are non-transferrable. I guess I'm just going to have to suffer through it all....
Posted By: Chloe

Re: Too early for an April Crawl? - 03/27/08 03:15 AM

Canuck......what a handsome smile! She looks pleased! smile
Posted By: Canuck-Diver

Re: Too early for an April Crawl? - 03/27/08 03:18 AM

That's one of me wenches (read friend)..... here's another for sure proof of me piratehood....

[Linked Image]
Posted By: klcman

Re: Too early for an April Crawl? - 03/27/08 03:26 AM

but who is the guy on the left??? Looks like something from the WWE!
Posted By: Canuck-Diver

Re: Too early for an April Crawl? - 03/27/08 03:45 AM

klc... you know what? One of my best mates jokingly calls "The Big Red Machine" ... also known as Kane on WWE. LOL!!!!

My other nicknames that have been given to me are:

The Monster
The Barrett Monster
J.B.

Feel free to use any of them... I'll respond to all... LOL!
Posted By: tacogirl

Re: Too early for an April Crawl? - 03/27/08 04:28 AM

Thanks to tacoboy the map is now on t-shirts

http://www.cafepress.com/tacogirl
Posted By: Bobber

Re: Too early for an April Crawl? - 03/27/08 02:12 PM

I usually don't follow these threads, as I will not be involved in these crawls and that depresses me. I don't know if this subject has been brought up, but I do hope that the effort that Tacogirl puts into the organization is appreciated. It might be nice to show her some appreciation, maybe a little gift, something she might need that is not readily available in AC.

Through her efforts locally and on her blog, she has made lives a little better than they would have been otherwise. I salute her. smile
Posted By: azbob

Re: Too early for an April Crawl? - 03/27/08 03:35 PM

Right on! Brother Bobber! If it not been for the Taco's I would not have made so many new friends on the March Crawl, so "April", you guys do the "right thing".
Posted By: Bobber

Re: Too early for an April Crawl? - 03/27/08 04:06 PM

azbob, the next post I want to see from you is in the trip report section. laugh
Posted By: Chloe

Re: Too early for an April Crawl? - 03/27/08 04:14 PM

"pay it forward" smile
Posted By: carbunkletrumpet

Re: Too early for an April Crawl? - 03/27/08 04:19 PM

I have to agree with azbob, if it wasn't for the Taco's we would not have met so many great people.
Posted By: travelqueen

Re: Too early for an April Crawl? - 03/27/08 04:32 PM

Bobber, thanks so much for bringing this up. You are absolutely right and they are so good to us and the island.

Good one, Chloe, "pay it forward".
Posted By: Canuck-Diver

Re: Too early for an April Crawl? - 03/28/08 12:03 AM

No worries there. I for one certainly appreciate the efforts of the Taco-clan. wink
Posted By: FISH ON

Re: Too early for an April Crawl? - 03/28/08 01:41 PM

Well it seems that we are all off to AC this weekend with us being the last to arrive on Monday. Hope everyone has a great trip and we will see you all on Tuesday. Thank you to the Taco's you are truly special people!!
Posted By: Hon

Re: Too early for an April Crawl? - 03/28/08 08:15 PM

If you see tacogirl out and about, tell her to go home and go to bed!!! She be sickly!
Posted By: tacogirl

Re: Too early for an April Crawl? - 03/28/08 10:42 PM

Hon you busted me.

I snuck out for a quick trip to Island Perk with Travelqueen and came right back home to take my medicine and rest.

p.s. as it stands, do not think I will be coming to the pre party on Monday night - still resting and trying to recuperate.
Posted By: D.O.A.

Re: Too early for an April Crawl? - 03/29/08 12:06 AM

I just found this thread this morning, I have been so busy I had not had time to look up. I'm going in tomorrow and have the map see you guys at the Lime Bar.... I can feel my blood pressure going down already........
Posted By: FISH ON

Re: Too early for an April Crawl? - 03/30/08 02:05 AM

Hello people we haven't left for the island yet we are still in new jersey so if anyone else wishes to join us just show up and join the fun!!! hope to see you all there!!!
Posted By: BCNorth

Re: Too early for an April Crawl? - 04/02/08 01:50 PM

What a blast!

We participated in the Crawl last night and had a great time. Thanks to the Taco's for putting together such an awesome excuse to do some drinking. It was a lot of fun!!

Steve and Joe-Ann
Posted By: travelqueen

Re: Too early for an April Crawl? - 04/02/08 04:34 PM

Glad you had fun! Any pics? wink
Posted By: tacogirl

Re: Too early for an April Crawl? - 04/02/08 06:01 PM

smile smile smile
Posted By: travelqueen

Re: Too early for an April Crawl? - 04/02/08 06:34 PM

Gial, those pics are great! Looks like a very successful crawl with lots of cool people!!!

Sorry that I missed it! Hope you are feeling better! xo
Posted By: rach

Re: Too early for an April Crawl? - 04/02/08 07:18 PM

Any chance of April crawl round two between 11-17th April wink My husband is a great hyper dancer when he is drunk hahah
Posted By: tacogirl

Re: Too early for an April Crawl? - 04/02/08 08:49 PM

TQ was a fun crowd bummer I could not hang out and get to know everyone better.

Hi Rach

Sorry we are booked to go to Latin American Bloggers meeting around that time so will be busy preparing for that (if I am better)

I am sure if more folks are in town at the time you can call a meet up.
Posted By: wade the gringo

Re: Too early for an April Crawl? - 04/02/08 08:54 PM

Will be on San pedro april 11-13 , Caye Caulker 14-15. I will be doing some of my own crawling...
Posted By: rach

Re: Too early for an April Crawl? - 04/02/08 09:05 PM

whay maybe we will crawl past each other wink ill be a girl with a big tattoo of two zombie kids on one arm, with tribal (eek) and skull and cross bones on the other. My other half sports calf tattoos. We are usually not easy to miss!
Posted By: rach

Re: Too early for an April Crawl? - 04/03/08 10:01 PM

eek! too much pre holiday wine tonight and im already crawling!
Posted By: HB Glen

Re: Too early for an April Crawl? - 04/07/08 04:36 AM

Just got back and one of the highlights of the trip was the Crawl. We had a great time and got to meet some great people. Tacogirl and tacoboy did a great job. Actually revisited a few of the places we visited and had dinner at Picasso to the tune of $400.00BZ before we left,
Thanks again.

P.S. there we a few who promised to be there and never showed, what happened? we missed you all.
Posted By: Canuck-Diver

Re: Too early for an April Crawl? - 04/07/08 07:33 AM

It's 1:30AM, and I just got in the door to our home about an hour ago.

I'm pretty tired, but I owe all of you who showed an apology, and ESPECIALLY to the Taco's and all the folks who put the crawl together. Due to circumstances, I slept (yes... slept) through the majority of the crawl.

I'm not using it as an excuse, but my son decidedly caught a cold the day before we left and was very tough to put to bed, and our daughter decided she likes to wake up really early. That coupled with a 4-dive day and a bad decision to have a nap before heading to the Lime Bar resulted in a nap gone awry....

Had I known how to get ahold of some of you the next day, I most certainly would have.

Wish we had been there.... frown

Again... my most sincerely apology to all.

On another note, once I have caught up on sleep and my job, I'll have a trip reports and photos (above and below water) of my trip. Despite a VERY rocky start (I'll elaborate in my trip report), our visit to San Pedro, Belize was an amazing trip. cool
Posted By: tacogirl

Re: Too early for an April Crawl? - 04/08/08 02:47 PM

No worries Canuck

Sometimes you just have to sleep when your body says so.

Can't wait to see your pics - glad you had a great trip.
Posted By: Canuck-Diver

Re: Too early for an April Crawl? - 04/09/08 12:53 AM

If you're on Crackbook (aka Facebook) ... look me up. I just got the pictures online there. You can find me as: "Jeffrey Barrett" from Winnipeg, MB.

Add me as a friend and you'll have access to all of them. I'll be finding a home for my pics so you can all view them later tonight or tommorow, along with a trip report.
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