September 12, 2009 ~ Last Call for Tortola! Thread 2

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  1. granmaz

    granmaz Dis Veteran and Old Geezer

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    Whe should do an old geezer and git group. I know Donna was originally going to head it up.

    I think we met at 10pm, so time for those who still want to party to go after!!!
     
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  3. CustardTart

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    :hug: :hug: :hug:

    Yes, it's our fave too... :beach: :cloud9: :love: Unfortunately this is the 3rd :eek: time we've had to cancel a trip due to DH's work thing so I'm going to have to put the charms of the island to the back of my mind for a while...

    As for April, we actually fly out on March 31st, stay 10 nights at AKV (our first time) and then the final 4 nights at HRH before flying back on April 14th... I am s-l-o-w-l-y getting our plans sorted and so far the highlights include an Illuminations cruise, Fishing excursion, Orlando Magic, Busch Gardens, Victoria & Alberts, Aquatica with cabana, Mardi Gras at Universal - it's going to be the best trip... :thumbsup2
     
  4. iankh

    iankh It's never done till it's overdone

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    I love old etiquette books. I also love old travelogues, particularly ones written by British people who had visited the US, more because it tells you a lot about the British, since they are commenting about the US.

    I find that in old travelogues, the authors end up revealing more about themselves and their own countries and cultures than that of the country they are writing about.

    I have one entitled, "You're Welcome!". It was published in August, 1939. Britain declared war on September 3rd.

    It is a wonderful travel account. The author is either upper class, or upper middle class.

    Particularly of interest is how he criticizes Eleanor Roosevelt, for some perceived slight on his part at a dinner party, and how he goes on for a few pages, negatively criticizes an in a magazine, that took a less than favorable view of Lindbergh's pro-Nazi views.

    It reveals much of the authors pro-Nazi views.

    All this on the very verge of Britain, declaring war on Germany. It's a fascinating read into the mind of someone from that class, at that point in history.
     
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    It is very interesting and here are a few potential reasons why a 'toff' might have had this viewpoint.

    Hitler's popularity came partly from his destruction of the German Communist Party. Many people in Britain - not only aristos but middle-class folk too - were very much afraid of a communist revolution. Also, it seemed (until at least 1938) that Hitler had done a good job for Germany. Their experience of the Depression had been more severe than in Britain so when Hitler became Chancellor there were six million unemployed. Seemingly, he had put Germany back to work and restored national pride so the Nazis appeared to offer a successful model.

    Of course there was also the lingering memory of the 1914-18 war. That had been terrible, wiping out entire generations of British men, so many were ready to accept Hitler's assurance that he had no desire for war, but wished merely to rectify the injustices of the Versailles Treaty...

    And don't forget that the Duke of Windsor (aka Edward VIII) and his wife visited Germany after his abdication and expressed great admiration for what he saw there. His political sympathies were definitely pro-German (given his German background) and probably pro-Nazi. There are even claims he had an agreement with Hitler to be the puppet king of the United Kingdom if the Germans won the war... :eek:

    And hereby endeth today's lecture...
     
  6. iankh

    iankh It's never done till it's overdone

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    Exactly. That's what makes such things interesting reads. It is unvarnished. It is a view, frozen in time, looking forward, rather than via a rear view mirror.

    We know what the future held, but at the time of the writer, it was unknown.

    By the way, while we on the subject of "toffs," is the term, "Hooray Henry" still used.

    I too am frozen in time.
     
  7. granmaz

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    Hooray Henry is used still Ian!!!
     
  8. EllaEnchanted

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    10pm sounds perfect.....right after the late seating dining. We'll have to pick a date to get together.

    Donna, are you still willing to head it up???

     
  9. EllaEnchanted

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    You are going to have the most fantastic trip in Mar/Apr.....you have planned your vacaiton well. I love all your choices.

    Do you have a link to Aquatica? I would love checking it out.
     
  10. JLSE50

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    :scared1: Sounds like you think this is good. :sad2:
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  11. JLSE50

    JLSE50 DIS Veteran ** I am a post menopausal woman--my br

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    I wish they would post things like that and the Galley tour. We missed both on Panama Canal cruise too.

    :confused3
     
  12. JLSE50

    JLSE50 DIS Veteran ** I am a post menopausal woman--my br

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    Does the MD have an answer to WHY?
    Or WHAT needs to be done that is not being done now? :confused3
     
  13. JLSE50

    JLSE50 DIS Veteran ** I am a post menopausal woman--my br

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    Is Donna no longer interested ? :confused3
     
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    Checking In!!
    Just got back from WDW today and already I want to go back. It is way too cold here in NJ. Saturday the temperture is going to be 0 degrees.. Yes!! ZERO degrees :scared:
     
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    Sept 13th would be a good day to have it.:thumbsup2 It is Greg and my 29th anniversary!!:hug: That sounds old, doesn't it? (I was only 3 when we got married-I was born in West Va, you know):rotfl2




     
  16. granmaz

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    I don't think she has been here since it was mentioned again, but I bet she will be up for it.
     
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    Greetings Tortolians! Spent a bit of yesterday working on dining options for the pre-cruise stay. Our current 'leanings' are: Citricos, Boma, Spoodles, Kona Cafe, Crystal Palace and split decisions on Marakesh/Coral Reef and LeCellier/Mexico restaurant. We may split up for these last two...I know folks are going to need a break from ME! :laughing: Interest has been expressed for OOP breakfast at Spoodles/Cape May too. We also have the Tea at the GF as an OOP visit. Hmmmmmm....wouldn't tea be a fun event for meeting up with other Tortolians????:rolleyes1

    Thankfully Ian and Sukie will be there in May for updates on menues etc. Wasn't it nice of them to make a special trip down there just for that? :grouphug:
     
  18. ragdoll

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    I'm back and will be glad to set up an OG GIT meet. Was busy watching a Monk marathon this weekend.:rotfl:

    Cove Cafe is a good place for our meet. Last time we met at 10:00 pm. However that interfered with the adult entertainment. I was thinking 11:00 might be better (or right after the adult show) if that is not too late for most OG's.:confused3 I'm a night owl, though, so you can't go by me.:goodvibes Or would an afternoon be better? It could be at two o'clock. Most OG's seem to need an afternoon rest break. We could call it the OG Booze and Snooze meet.:laughing: Ideas and suggestions are welcome! Give me some feedback, please.:goodvibes

    Donna
     
  19. crushonjessica

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    Hello All and let me introduce myself. I am Scott and My DW and DD will be joining you on this cruise. Right now we are not booked because we are waiting on certain discounts to become available. In the meantime My MIL and FIL are booked. We are using our Vacation Club Points to pay for their trip as a thank you for all the help they have given us in Baby Sitting.

    We also have a couple of other family members who may join us so we may be a mini group untu ourselves. I can't wait to introduce my crewe to this board and everything that goes on during a DIS Cruise. When we get more confirmed information I will fill you in.
     
  20. granmaz

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    Welcome, well I look forward to welcoming you!! What a lovely thank you to your in laws.
     
  21. granmaz

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    Not sure what I would suggest. See what the majority fancy.
     
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