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Old 04-02-2013, 03:43 PM   #2371
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Sounds like a great view and great place to retire.
The view just got better. I just watched a hawk divebomb a fish. Circle of life, baby.
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Old 04-02-2013, 03:57 PM   #2372
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Old 04-02-2013, 06:32 PM   #2373
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Old 04-02-2013, 08:02 PM   #2374
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Old 04-02-2013, 08:04 PM   #2375
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The view just got better. I just watched a hawk divebomb a fish. Circle of life, baby.
I saw a small hawk dive bomb a barn swallow on a power line. That was fun to watch.
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Old 04-02-2013, 08:22 PM   #2376
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I think it's about 2 or 3 hours. Port Charlotte, FL. Mom's place backs up to I-75, but with the fountains running you don't hear it too much.
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The view just got better. I just watched a hawk divebomb a fish. Circle of life, baby.
DW seems to have voted down the camper in CJ's front yard as a retirement location. So, I am trying to narrow down some locations. I want to be within a couple hours of WDW, preferably close to a beach.

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Old 04-02-2013, 08:26 PM   #2377
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Have any of you guys done the dolphin swim? We have talked about it, but DD was always too young or we just couldn't fit it into the schedule. Any suggestions on what to do t DC?
We went there a couple of times including "Trainer for a Day" program. That took a big hit on the wallet. Last time was a few years ago. We got there at opening and stayed most of the day. Don't bring sunscreen because they provide an environmentally friendly one. You are greeted, sign in and are given a personal tour of the front of the park. They provide a wet suit and a locker to store your stuff. You get an expanded continental breakfast and are given the run of the park.

When it is time for the dolphin swim (which we did early), you meet in the designated area and are assigned a trainer and taken to a cabana with a group of about 10 people. They give you do's and don'ts. For instance, no jewelry unless it is a wedding band that won't come off. The experience is cool with a fair amount of interaction with the dolphin. Be prepared to buy the photo package they sell.

Lots of stuff to do and DD loved it. The stingrays were a big hit. You also get lunch and when it was owned by Bush, FREE BEER. Not sure if the beer is free anymore. I let the kid run around to play with the stingrays and had a few.

Attendance is limited and it isn't crowded at all. Food was a little better than OK. The animal interaction is very good. Expensive but it was worth it for us. She loved the animals and had a blast.

Let me know if you have any other questions.

They also had a dolphin named CJ and when we did the Trainer for a Day, they brought him out to meet us. If he is still there, tell him I said hello. Here he is.


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Old 04-02-2013, 08:31 PM   #2378
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Old 04-02-2013, 08:40 PM   #2379
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Still CRUD. Of the 9 other people on the grant I am writing, I have only had input from 2. Whose name should be first? People haven't given me what I need so I am going to wrap it up and will actually get this in sooner than I planned!

Assuming I can get the document formatted properly. but I think that is a project for tomorrow.

I've heard there are a few new UT fans joining. Welcome! I graduated from UTK more years ago than I care to remember.
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Old 04-02-2013, 08:55 PM   #2380
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Ridiculously busy week at work. Five projects, all requiring my time. A major customer meeting to prepare for Thursday and a demo for another customer Thursday night. I need an assistant...

On top of that, this morning I had to clean up the mess that one of the neighborhood bears left after knocking over the trash cans last night.

Now to go back a few pages and figure out what I've been missing...
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Old 04-02-2013, 09:30 PM   #2381
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So DW gets home last night from picking up DD from theater class. She comes in the house, makes sure the kids aren't looking, slugs me in the shoulder and says "I blame you." Immediately, my mind begins racing through all of the things that she might have found out, but I can't think of any that are bad. I ask what I did, and she says my daughter is now quoting lines from the Jungle Cruise. As they pull into the driveway, my wife stops at the side door to the house and tells DD to get out. DD says "That was rude. Please get out."


I'll take "Things Madison would say" for $1800 Barry.
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Old 04-02-2013, 09:51 PM   #2382
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Think I might have found another (geek) show to watch. I stumble across it while turning away from the channel that is recording. My wife is recording Clown car kids and counting. So i was scanning and found Robot Combat League.

People design fighting robots that are controlled by the makers. It isn't robot wars but it is pretty cool. It is on Syfy channel.
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Old 04-02-2013, 09:59 PM   #2383
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Looks like there are lots of new guys joining the club. Welcome!

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But it certainly is nice to see so many other fellas enjoying my brand of unusual humor. Or, maybe its just humor only fellow men get.
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Hey Guys,

As this may be our last Disney trip for a few years as a complete family, I decided to go off the reservation and do something a little different. I booked Discovery Cove and the Dolphin swim on August 25th (my b-day for those that want to send gifts.). We may also do a day at SW or Aquatica since it is included with the cost of DC. Have any of you guys done the dolphin swim? We have talked about it, but DD was always too young or we just couldn't fit it into the schedule. Any suggestions on what to do t DC?
We've done Discovery Cove as well. I'll echo what CJ said and add that they really take great care of you. Meals and snacks taken care of. Plenty of things to do while you're waiting your turn to swim with the Dolphins and a very relaxed and welcoming environment.

We went when my youngest was only 9 months and thought that we would need one of my in-laws to take care of her while we were in with the Dolphins but they even provided free baby sitting service.

It is expensive and not something that we would be able to do often but worth every penny.
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Happened to look at the Port Canaveral Cam and there appears to be a large fire off in the distance.
Wow, that scared me. We leave on the Dream on the 14th. Nothing is allowed to screw it up, I need the vacation too much. I was already trying to figure out how to hook a sail up to the Dream to get it moving.
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Did you really make the m&ms into hidden mickey's? Now that's dedication.
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