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#1: I guess I should talk about the fun stuff from vacation, too

Posted on 2006-07-23 21:24:16 by James Schrumpf

Took the kids waverunnering on Tuesday at The Promenade in Kitty Hawk, on
the sound side right off the Wright Brothers bridge. We took three of
them out: my 18 and 16 year olds on their own, and me and the 13 year
old on ours. I let Kris drive ours out into the sound, following James
(18) and Pat (16). Kris was a little nervous about giving it throttle,
and while was engaged with him I wasn't watching the other boys.

When I looked up, I saw an empty waverunner with a swimmer nearby.
Great, who's in the water? I saw James rocketing by (he did it last year
and is "experienced" now), so I knew it had to be Pat. How the devil did
he come off?

I told Kris to steer over, and by the time we got there Pat was back
onboard and cursing James for cutting him off. Hmm, I smelt a sibiling
problem here, but I didn't comment, just helped him find the wrist strap
with the deadman's pull on it (it was floating nearby) and he was off and
running immediately.

For the rest of the time I saw them at random times zooming around and
having a great time. Kris couldn't get up the nerve to give 'er the gun,
so I asked him if I could steer a while, then reached around him and got
it up on plane. He was good and secure, since I had my arms around him
from the back seat, and all I heard from him was WAAAHHHH-HOOOOO!

Maybe I should buy a couple of those instead of a boat?

The rest of the time was just spent wave bumping. The first three days
the water was super calm (for the Outer Banks), but after Tropical Storm
Beryl went by (<a href="http://photos.hilltopper.net/beryl.png" target="_blank">http://photos.hilltopper.net/beryl.png</a>), the wave action
picked up quite a bit and we stayed out of the water on Wednesday.

By Thursday, the waves were doable for us and the surfers were having a
field day on the outer break. I wish I'd got some video of them -- there
were some good rides to be had, plus some entertaining wipeouts.

For us, the inner break was great wave-bumping material, and good boogie-
boarding was to be had -- though the waves tended to give one a sharp
airdrop onto the beach, as it was relatively steep in our area. I think
I still have salt water in my sinuses.

For once, we didn't cook a single dinner at the house -- we dined out
every night, usually just the wife and I, with take out for the kids.
They were happy to just hang out at the house, and she enjoyed not
cooking and I enjoyed not cleaning up.

We drove the 60 miles or so down to Hatteras village to see how the
aftermath of Isabel was looking, and I'm sorry to say it looks like the
town took quite a financial hit that they haven't recovered from yet.
Some of our favorite places were gone, and others were for sale: Rocco's
Pizza, a mainstay since at least 1986, was one of the ones for sale; the
Channel Bass, ditto, was closed and for sale.

It also looked like a lot of the planned development hadn't happened, but
that prolly made the locals happy because most of it was going to be
giant &quot;rental machines&quot; rather than single-family houses, and they were
getting mighty peeved about that.

So it was another great Outer Banks vacation, except for my ahem,
&quot;surfing accident&quot;, which really didn't do too much to ruin anything but
the last night that I would have spent packing anyway. Pluseth, I didn't
get my last grilled tuna sandwich from Goombay's:

<a href="http://www.goombays.com" target="_blank">http://www.goombays.com</a>

We'll be back.
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#2: Re: I guess I should talk about the fun stuff from vacation, too

Posted on 2006-07-23 23:53:52 by the_andrew_smith

James Schrumpf wrote:
&gt; Took the kids waverunnering on Tuesday at The Promenade in Kitty Hawk, on
&gt; the sound side right off the Wright Brothers bridge. We took three of
&gt; them out: my 18 and 16 year olds on their own, and me and the 13 year
&gt; old on ours. I let Kris drive ours out into the sound, following James
&gt; (18) and Pat (16). Kris was a little nervous about giving it throttle,
&gt; and while was engaged with him I wasn't watching the other boys.
&gt;
&gt; When I looked up, I saw an empty waverunner with a swimmer nearby.
&gt; Great, who's in the water? I saw James rocketing by (he did it last year
&gt; and is &quot;experienced&quot; now), so I knew it had to be Pat. How the devil did
&gt; he come off?
&gt;
&gt; I told Kris to steer over, and by the time we got there Pat was back
&gt; onboard and cursing James for cutting him off. Hmm, I smelt a sibiling
&gt; problem here, but I didn't comment, just helped him find the wrist strap
&gt; with the deadman's pull on it (it was floating nearby) and he was off and
&gt; running immediately.
&gt;
&gt; For the rest of the time I saw them at random times zooming around and
&gt; having a great time. Kris couldn't get up the nerve to give 'er the gun,
&gt; so I asked him if I could steer a while, then reached around him and got
&gt; it up on plane. He was good and secure, since I had my arms around him
&gt; from the back seat, and all I heard from him was WAAAHHHH-HOOOOO!
&gt;
&gt; Maybe I should buy a couple of those instead of a boat?
&gt;
&gt; The rest of the time was just spent wave bumping. The first three days
&gt; the water was super calm (for the Outer Banks), but after Tropical Storm
&gt; Beryl went by (<a href="http://photos.hilltopper.net/beryl.png" target="_blank">http://photos.hilltopper.net/beryl.png</a>), the wave action
&gt; picked up quite a bit and we stayed out of the water on Wednesday.
&gt;
&gt; By Thursday, the waves were doable for us and the surfers were having a
&gt; field day on the outer break. I wish I'd got some video of them -- there
&gt; were some good rides to be had, plus some entertaining wipeouts.
&gt;
&gt; For us, the inner break was great wave-bumping material, and good boogie-
&gt; boarding was to be had -- though the waves tended to give one a sharp
&gt; airdrop onto the beach, as it was relatively steep in our area. I think
&gt; I still have salt water in my sinuses.
&gt;
&gt; For once, we didn't cook a single dinner at the house -- we dined out
&gt; every night, usually just the wife and I, with take out for the kids.
&gt; They were happy to just hang out at the house, and she enjoyed not
&gt; cooking and I enjoyed not cleaning up.
&gt;
&gt; We drove the 60 miles or so down to Hatteras village to see how the
&gt; aftermath of Isabel was looking, and I'm sorry to say it looks like the
&gt; town took quite a financial hit that they haven't recovered from yet.
&gt; Some of our favorite places were gone, and others were for sale: Rocco's
&gt; Pizza, a mainstay since at least 1986, was one of the ones for sale; the
&gt; Channel Bass, ditto, was closed and for sale.
&gt;
&gt; It also looked like a lot of the planned development hadn't happened, but
&gt; that prolly made the locals happy because most of it was going to be
&gt; giant &quot;rental machines&quot; rather than single-family houses, and they were
&gt; getting mighty peeved about that.
&gt;
&gt; So it was another great Outer Banks vacation, except for my ahem,
&gt; &quot;surfing accident&quot;, which really didn't do too much to ruin anything but
&gt; the last night that I would have spent packing anyway. Pluseth, I didn't
&gt; get my last grilled tuna sandwich from Goombay's:
&gt;
&gt; <a href="http://www.goombays.com" target="_blank">http://www.goombays.com</a>

Mama Kwan's...fish taco....that is all you need to know.

a.

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#3: Re: I guess I should talk about the fun stuff from vacation, too

Posted on 2006-07-24 01:05:43 by James Schrumpf

Quiet, <a href="mailto:the_andrew_smith&#64;yahoo.com" target="_blank">the_andrew_smith&#64;yahoo.com</a> -- I'm transmitting rage.

&gt; James Schrumpf wrote:
&gt;&gt; Took the kids waverunnering on Tuesday at The Promenade in Kitty
&gt;&gt; Hawk, on the sound side right off the Wright Brothers bridge. We
&gt;&gt; took three of them out: my 18 and 16 year olds on their own, and me
&gt;&gt; and the 13 year old on ours. I let Kris drive ours out into the
&gt;&gt; sound, following James (18) and Pat (16). Kris was a little nervous
&gt;&gt; about giving it throttle, and while was engaged with him I wasn't
&gt;&gt; watching the other boys.
&gt;&gt;
&gt;&gt; When I looked up, I saw an empty waverunner with a swimmer nearby.
&gt;&gt; Great, who's in the water? I saw James rocketing by (he did it last
&gt;&gt; year and is &quot;experienced&quot; now), so I knew it had to be Pat. How the
&gt;&gt; devil did he come off?
&gt;&gt;
&gt;&gt; I told Kris to steer over, and by the time we got there Pat was back
&gt;&gt; onboard and cursing James for cutting him off. Hmm, I smelt a
&gt;&gt; sibiling problem here, but I didn't comment, just helped him find the
&gt;&gt; wrist strap with the deadman's pull on it (it was floating nearby)
&gt;&gt; and he was off and running immediately.
&gt;&gt;
&gt;&gt; For the rest of the time I saw them at random times zooming around
&gt;&gt; and having a great time. Kris couldn't get up the nerve to give 'er
&gt;&gt; the gun, so I asked him if I could steer a while, then reached around
&gt;&gt; him and got it up on plane. He was good and secure, since I had my
&gt;&gt; arms around him from the back seat, and all I heard from him was
&gt;&gt; WAAAHHHH-HOOOOO!
&gt;&gt;
&gt;&gt; Maybe I should buy a couple of those instead of a boat?
&gt;&gt;
&gt;&gt; The rest of the time was just spent wave bumping. The first three
&gt;&gt; days the water was super calm (for the Outer Banks), but after
&gt;&gt; Tropical Storm Beryl went by
&gt;&gt; (<a href="http://photos.hilltopper.net/beryl.png" target="_blank">http://photos.hilltopper.net/beryl.png</a>), the wave action picked up
&gt;&gt; quite a bit and we stayed out of the water on Wednesday.
&gt;&gt;
&gt;&gt; By Thursday, the waves were doable for us and the surfers were having
&gt;&gt; a field day on the outer break. I wish I'd got some video of them --
&gt;&gt; there were some good rides to be had, plus some entertaining
&gt;&gt; wipeouts.
&gt;&gt;
&gt;&gt; For us, the inner break was great wave-bumping material, and good
&gt;&gt; boogie- boarding was to be had -- though the waves tended to give one
&gt;&gt; a sharp airdrop onto the beach, as it was relatively steep in our
&gt;&gt; area. I think I still have salt water in my sinuses.
&gt;&gt;
&gt;&gt; For once, we didn't cook a single dinner at the house -- we dined out
&gt;&gt; every night, usually just the wife and I, with take out for the kids.
&gt;&gt; They were happy to just hang out at the house, and she enjoyed not
&gt;&gt; cooking and I enjoyed not cleaning up.
&gt;&gt;
&gt;&gt; We drove the 60 miles or so down to Hatteras village to see how the
&gt;&gt; aftermath of Isabel was looking, and I'm sorry to say it looks like
&gt;&gt; the town took quite a financial hit that they haven't recovered from
&gt;&gt; yet. Some of our favorite places were gone, and others were for sale:
&gt;&gt; Rocco's Pizza, a mainstay since at least 1986, was one of the ones
&gt;&gt; for sale; the Channel Bass, ditto, was closed and for sale.
&gt;&gt;
&gt;&gt; It also looked like a lot of the planned development hadn't happened,
&gt;&gt; but that prolly made the locals happy because most of it was going to
&gt;&gt; be giant &quot;rental machines&quot; rather than single-family houses, and they
&gt;&gt; were getting mighty peeved about that.
&gt;&gt;
&gt;&gt; So it was another great Outer Banks vacation, except for my ahem,
&gt;&gt; &quot;surfing accident&quot;, which really didn't do too much to ruin anything
&gt;&gt; but the last night that I would have spent packing anyway. Pluseth,
&gt;&gt; I didn't get my last grilled tuna sandwich from Goombay's:
&gt;&gt;
&gt;&gt; <a href="http://www.goombays.com" target="_blank">http://www.goombays.com</a>
&gt;
&gt; Mama Kwan's...fish taco....that is all you need to know.
&gt;
&gt; a.
&gt;
&gt;

Fish tacos are real? I thought they were a joke of some kind.

I did see Mama Kwan's right down the road, though.

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#4: Re: I guess I should talk about the fun stuff from vacation, too

Posted on 2006-07-24 01:40:25 by Chris Mihos

James Schrumpf &lt;<a href="mailto:jaspammenotschrumpf&#64;adelphia.nospamnet" target="_blank">jaspammenotschrumpf&#64;adelphia.nospamnet</a>&gt; wrote in
news:<a href="mailto:Xns98099CB5877BEjaschrumpfadelphiane&#64;216.196.97.142" target="_blank">Xns98099CB5877BEjaschrumpfadelphiane&#64;216.196.97.142</a>:

&gt; So it was another great Outer Banks vacation,

I'm heading down there in September. I hope you left it neat and clean for
us.

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&quot;shut up, soapy!&quot; -- Bucky Katt
&quot;Matthew Hennig owes me 72 bucks.&quot; -- me

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#5: Re: I guess I should talk about the fun stuff from vacation, too

Posted on 2006-07-24 01:47:35 by James Schrumpf

Quiet, Chris Mihos &lt;<a href="mailto:hos&#64;knowspaam.burro.case.edu" target="_blank">hos&#64;knowspaam.burro.case.edu</a>&gt; -- I'm transmitting
rage.

&gt; James Schrumpf &lt;<a href="mailto:jaspammenotschrumpf&#64;adelphia.nospamnet" target="_blank">jaspammenotschrumpf&#64;adelphia.nospamnet</a>&gt; wrote in
&gt; news:<a href="mailto:Xns98099CB5877BEjaschrumpfadelphiane&#64;216.196.97.142" target="_blank">Xns98099CB5877BEjaschrumpfadelphiane&#64;216.196.97.142</a>:
&gt;
&gt;&gt; So it was another great Outer Banks vacation,
&gt;
&gt; I'm heading down there in September. I hope you left it neat and clean
&gt; for us.
&gt;

I picked up the beer cans in the yard left by previous residents. Once a
Boy Scout, always a Boy Scout, I guess. I'm sure they'll have the blood
off the beach by then too.

Where are you staying?

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#6: Re: I guess I should talk about the fun stuff from vacation, too

Posted on 2006-07-24 01:50:23 by Chris Mihos

James Schrumpf &lt;<a href="mailto:jaspammenotschrumpf&#64;adelphia.nospamnet" target="_blank">jaspammenotschrumpf&#64;adelphia.nospamnet</a>&gt; wrote in
news:<a href="mailto:Xns9809C95A4F888jaschrumpfadelphiane&#64;216.196.97.142" target="_blank">Xns9809C95A4F888jaschrumpfadelphiane&#64;216.196.97.142</a>:

&gt;
&gt; Where are you staying?
&gt;

<a href="http://www.resortrealty.com/book/house.html?Num=4664" target="_blank">http://www.resortrealty.com/book/house.html?Num=4664</a>

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&quot;shut up, soapy!&quot; -- Bucky Katt
&quot;Matthew Hennig owes me 72 bucks.&quot; -- me

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#7: Re: I guess I should talk about the fun stuff from vacation, too

Posted on 2006-07-24 01:58:43 by James Schrumpf

Quiet, Chris Mihos &lt;<a href="mailto:hos&#64;knowspaam.burro.case.edu" target="_blank">hos&#64;knowspaam.burro.case.edu</a>&gt; -- I'm transmitting rage.

&gt; James Schrumpf &lt;<a href="mailto:jaspammenotschrumpf&#64;adelphia.nospamnet" target="_blank">jaspammenotschrumpf&#64;adelphia.nospamnet</a>&gt; wrote in
&gt; news:<a href="mailto:Xns9809C95A4F888jaschrumpfadelphiane&#64;216.196.97.142" target="_blank">Xns9809C95A4F888jaschrumpfadelphiane&#64;216.196.97.142</a>:
&gt;
&gt;&gt;
&gt;&gt; Where are you staying?
&gt;&gt;
&gt;
&gt; <a href="http://www.resortrealty.com/book/house.html?Num=4664" target="_blank">http://www.resortrealty.com/book/house.html?Num=4664</a>
&gt;

Extremely sweet. Up in the swanky neighborhood, I see: Jacuzzi, pool...

ELEVATOR? For a five bedroom house? Sounds like each &quot;bedroom&quot; must be
like the Nero Suite at Caesar's Palace.

Price sure drops during the height of hurricane season, don't it? Hope you
got the travel insurance. That damb Tropical Storm Beryl popped up out of
a bunch of thunderstorms while we were down there, and I didn't have the
insurance. Figured I didn't need it, as we didn't make the reservation
until two days before going down, and the tropics were clear.

You'll only be about 10 miles or so from Goombay's. Go check it out:
milepost 7 on the Beach Road. Youngish bar crowd, live music every
Wednesday night.

Have you been to the OBX before?
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#8: Re: I guess I should talk about the fun stuff from vacation, too

Posted on 2006-07-24 02:15:29 by Chris Mihos

James Schrumpf &lt;<a href="mailto:jaspammenotschrumpf&#64;adelphia.nospamnet" target="_blank">jaspammenotschrumpf&#64;adelphia.nospamnet</a>&gt; wrote in
news:<a href="mailto:Xns9809CB3E1CCEEjaschrumpfadelphiane&#64;216.196.97.142" target="_blank">Xns9809CB3E1CCEEjaschrumpfadelphiane&#64;216.196.97.142</a>:

&gt; Quiet, Chris Mihos &lt;<a href="mailto:hos&#64;knowspaam.burro.case.edu" target="_blank">hos&#64;knowspaam.burro.case.edu</a>&gt; -- I'm transmitting
&gt; rage.
&gt;
&gt;&gt; James Schrumpf &lt;<a href="mailto:jaspammenotschrumpf&#64;adelphia.nospamnet" target="_blank">jaspammenotschrumpf&#64;adelphia.nospamnet</a>&gt; wrote in
&gt;&gt; news:<a href="mailto:Xns9809C95A4F888jaschrumpfadelphiane&#64;216.196.97.142" target="_blank">Xns9809C95A4F888jaschrumpfadelphiane&#64;216.196.97.142</a>:
&gt;&gt;
&gt;&gt;&gt;
&gt;&gt;&gt; Where are you staying?
&gt;&gt;&gt;
&gt;&gt;
&gt;&gt; <a href="http://www.resortrealty.com/book/house.html?Num=4664" target="_blank">http://www.resortrealty.com/book/house.html?Num=4664</a>
&gt;&gt;
&gt;
&gt; Extremely sweet. Up in the swanky neighborhood, I see: Jacuzzi,
&gt; pool...
&gt;
&gt; ELEVATOR? For a five bedroom house?

fifth floor, ladies lingerie!

&gt; Price sure drops during the height of hurricane season, don't it?

mid september, divided 7 ways, it becomes affordable. otherwise, no way
in hell.

also, i just cant stand the beach (at least beach resorts) in high
season. too many damned people. september is a sweet time to be at the
beach, as long as you dont get evac'd.

&gt; Hope you got the travel insurance.

you betcha, every year.


&gt; That damb Tropical Storm Beryl
&gt; popped up out of a bunch of thunderstorms while we were down there,
&gt; and I didn't have the insurance. Figured I didn't need it, as we
&gt; didn't make the reservation until two days before going down, and the
&gt; tropics were clear.

I've been out there (diff house) a day after Isabel (amazingly great
weather), and last year when Ophelia hit the lower outer banks (close
enough to be interesting, far enough away not to be dangerous). Ophelia
Day was a blast, drinking margaritas and wading around in the windswept
waves.

&gt; You'll only be about 10 miles or so from Goombay's. Go check it out:
&gt; milepost 7 on the Beach Road. Youngish bar crowd, live music every
&gt; Wednesday night.

a lot of those places are closed in Sep, but if it's open, we'll check it
out. it's actually hard to find many decent places to eat and drink that
late in the season, which is why we get a nice house and pack it with
friends, then we just get tons of seafood and liquor at the market and
cook in. a couple of our crowd are amazing chefs, so eating in we often
get better food than we would at any fancy restaurant.

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#9: Re: I guess I should talk about the fun stuff from vacation, too

Posted on 2006-07-24 02:24:18 by Chris Mihos

Chris Mihos &lt;<a href="mailto:hos&#64;knowspaam.burro.case.edu" target="_blank">hos&#64;knowspaam.burro.case.edu</a>&gt; wrote in
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&gt; I've been out there (diff house) a day after Isabel (amazingly great
&gt; weather), and last year when Ophelia hit the lower outer banks (close
&gt; enough to be interesting, far enough away not to be dangerous).
&gt; Ophelia Day was a blast, drinking margaritas and wading around in the
&gt; windswept waves.

me, kris, and JP on ophelia day:

<a href="http://burro.astr.case.edu/DSC02722.JPG" target="_blank">http://burro.astr.case.edu/DSC02722.JPG</a>

o-o-ophelia, you're breaking my heart....

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#10: Re: I guess I should talk about the fun stuff from vacation, too

Posted on 2006-07-24 02:40:47 by James Schrumpf

Quiet, Chris Mihos &lt;<a href="mailto:hos&#64;knowspaam.burro.case.edu" target="_blank">hos&#64;knowspaam.burro.case.edu</a>&gt; -- I'm transmitting
rage.

&gt; Chris Mihos &lt;<a href="mailto:hos&#64;knowspaam.burro.case.edu" target="_blank">hos&#64;knowspaam.burro.case.edu</a>&gt; wrote in
&gt; news:<a href="mailto:Xns9809CE0E8C751embeaux1987&#64;129.22.8.17" target="_blank">Xns9809CE0E8C751embeaux1987&#64;129.22.8.17</a>:
&gt;
&gt;&gt; I've been out there (diff house) a day after Isabel (amazingly great
&gt;&gt; weather), and last year when Ophelia hit the lower outer banks (close
&gt;&gt; enough to be interesting, far enough away not to be dangerous).
&gt;&gt; Ophelia Day was a blast, drinking margaritas and wading around in the
&gt;&gt; windswept waves.
&gt;
&gt; me, kris, and JP on ophelia day:
&gt;
&gt; <a href="http://burro.astr.case.edu/DSC02722.JPG" target="_blank">http://burro.astr.case.edu/DSC02722.JPG</a>
&gt;
&gt; o-o-ophelia, you're breaking my heart....
&gt;

Jeez, you get better pictures than that from a million light years away!

Yeah, post-hurricane weather can't be beat. Also, pre-hurricane weather
is great too. It's just the between weather that sucketh.

True story: this year, on the way up to rent the waverunners I comment

&quot;This weather is so nice, it's just like pre-hurricane weather. But that
can't be, because we KNOW there's no hurricane out there.&quot;

My son James: &quot;No hurricanes we KNOW about.&quot;

Upon arriving home that afternoon, from The Weather Channel:

&quot;Tropical Depression #2 has been upgraded to Tropical Storm Beryl, just
offshore of the Outer Banks...&quot;

I wuz sweatin' bullets not having that trip insurance, but I figured they
wouldn't evacuate for a TS anyway. Lucky it just went by and gave me
this neat photo:

<a href="http://photos.hilltopper.net/beryl.png" target="_blank">http://photos.hilltopper.net/beryl.png</a>

Have a great trip. I'll be watchin' TWC for you.

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#11: Re: I guess I should talk about the fun stuff from vacation, too

Posted on 2006-07-24 02:57:00 by Chris Mihos

James Schrumpf &lt;<a href="mailto:jaspammenotschrumpf&#64;adelphia.nospamnet" target="_blank">jaspammenotschrumpf&#64;adelphia.nospamnet</a>&gt; wrote in
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&gt; Believe me, not getting any sun takes its toll over time; late
September
&gt; skies shouldn't sunburn you any more than early March skies. Who wears
&gt; sunscreen in March?

well, who sits out in the sun for 8 hours in march?

but anyway, are you implying that us Clevelanders get no sun? that can't
be!

&gt;
&gt; It won't be the same. Trust me. Go hog wild this year, next year it
&gt; won't be the same anymore. Wake up each day with a worse hangover than
&gt; the day before.
&gt;

i sadly hear you, my OBX brother.


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#12: Re: I guess I should talk about the fun stuff from vacation, too

Posted on 2006-07-24 02:57:00 by James Schrumpf

Quiet, Chris Mihos &lt;<a href="mailto:hos&#64;knowspaam.burro.case.edu" target="_blank">hos&#64;knowspaam.burro.case.edu</a>&gt; -- I'm transmitting
rage.

&gt; James Schrumpf &lt;<a href="mailto:jaspammenotschrumpf&#64;adelphia.nospamnet" target="_blank">jaspammenotschrumpf&#64;adelphia.nospamnet</a>&gt; wrote in
&gt; news:<a href="mailto:Xns9809D9B9EB61Djaschrumpfadelphiane&#64;216.196.97.142" target="_blank">Xns9809D9B9EB61Djaschrumpfadelphiane&#64;216.196.97.142</a>:
&gt;&gt; Why all the hoodies? Was it really gettin' chilly in September, or
&gt;&gt; were the gals just trying to avoid this:
&gt;&gt;
&gt;&gt; <a href="http://burro.astr.case.edu/Nonsense/Duck2004/md_ja.jpg" target="_blank">http://burro.astr.case.edu/Nonsense/Duck2004/md_ja.jpg</a>
&gt;
&gt; heh. day temps are fine, but late nights/early mornings on the beach
&gt; could get chilly.
&gt;
&gt;&gt; Beelzebub looks like Jason Lee.
&gt;
&gt; heh.
&gt;
&gt;&gt; Needing sunscreen in September? You must spend too much time in the
&gt;&gt; dome during the day.
&gt;
&gt; actually, sep weather (hurricanes excluded) is great. low-mid 80s by
&gt; day, 55-60 at night. easy to sit in the sun for a long time without
&gt; getting terribly overheated, hence, the tendency to sunburn.

My best friend moved to Seattle years ago. He came back to the Mohole
for a homecoming game, mid-October, not a cloud in the sky.

End of the day, he's redder than you in that picture; the rest of us --
nary a blush.

Believe me, not getting any sun takes its toll over time; late September
skies shouldn't sunburn you any more than early March skies. Who wears
sunscreen in March?

&gt;
&gt;&gt;
&gt;&gt; Ah, singles/childless couples at the beach. Them were the days...
&gt;&gt;
&gt;
&gt; yes, this is my last year unencumbered. love the wife-to-be, love the
&gt; step-daughters-to-be, but gonna be hard giving this up. maybe next
&gt; year we can fly gramma out here to sit with the girls while the wife
&gt; and i go party with the rest of the crew...
&gt;

It won't be the same. Trust me. Go hog wild this year, next year it
won't be the same anymore. Wake up each day with a worse hangover than
the day before.

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#13: Re: I guess I should talk about the fun stuff from vacation, too

Posted on 2006-07-24 02:57:00 by James Schrumpf

Quiet, <a href="mailto:the_andrew_smith&#64;yahoo.com" target="_blank">the_andrew_smith&#64;yahoo.com</a> -- I'm transmitting rage.

&gt; James Schrumpf wrote:
&gt;&gt; Quiet, <a href="mailto:the_andrew_smith&#64;yahoo.com" target="_blank">the_andrew_smith&#64;yahoo.com</a> -- I'm transmitting rage.
&gt;&gt;
&gt;&gt; &gt; James Schrumpf wrote:
&gt;&gt; &gt;&gt; Took the kids waverunnering on Tuesday at The Promenade in Kitty
&gt;&gt; &gt;&gt; Hawk, on the sound side right off the Wright Brothers bridge. We
&gt;&gt; &gt;&gt; took three of them out: my 18 and 16 year olds on their own, and
&gt;&gt; &gt;&gt; me and the 13 year old on ours. I let Kris drive ours out into
&gt;&gt; &gt;&gt; the sound, following James (18) and Pat (16). Kris was a little
&gt;&gt; &gt;&gt; nervous about giving it throttle, and while was engaged with him I
&gt;&gt; &gt;&gt; wasn't watching the other boys.
&gt;&gt; &gt;&gt;
&gt;&gt; &gt;&gt; When I looked up, I saw an empty waverunner with a swimmer nearby.
&gt;&gt; &gt;&gt; Great, who's in the water? I saw James rocketing by (he did it
&gt;&gt; &gt;&gt; last year and is &quot;experienced&quot; now), so I knew it had to be Pat.
&gt;&gt; &gt;&gt; How the devil did he come off?
&gt;&gt; &gt;&gt;
&gt;&gt; &gt;&gt; I told Kris to steer over, and by the time we got there Pat was
&gt;&gt; &gt;&gt; back onboard and cursing James for cutting him off. Hmm, I smelt
&gt;&gt; &gt;&gt; a sibiling problem here, but I didn't comment, just helped him
&gt;&gt; &gt;&gt; find the wrist strap with the deadman's pull on it (it was
&gt;&gt; &gt;&gt; floating nearby) and he was off and running immediately.
&gt;&gt; &gt;&gt;
&gt;&gt; &gt;&gt; For the rest of the time I saw them at random times zooming around
&gt;&gt; &gt;&gt; and having a great time. Kris couldn't get up the nerve to give
&gt;&gt; &gt;&gt; 'er the gun, so I asked him if I could steer a while, then reached
&gt;&gt; &gt;&gt; around him and got it up on plane. He was good and secure, since
&gt;&gt; &gt;&gt; I had my arms around him from the back seat, and all I heard from
&gt;&gt; &gt;&gt; him was WAAAHHHH-HOOOOO!
&gt;&gt; &gt;&gt;
&gt;&gt; &gt;&gt; Maybe I should buy a couple of those instead of a boat?
&gt;&gt; &gt;&gt;
&gt;&gt; &gt;&gt; The rest of the time was just spent wave bumping. The first three
&gt;&gt; &gt;&gt; days the water was super calm (for the Outer Banks), but after
&gt;&gt; &gt;&gt; Tropical Storm Beryl went by
&gt;&gt; &gt;&gt; (<a href="http://photos.hilltopper.net/beryl.png" target="_blank">http://photos.hilltopper.net/beryl.png</a>), the wave action picked
&gt;&gt; &gt;&gt; up quite a bit and we stayed out of the water on Wednesday.
&gt;&gt; &gt;&gt;
&gt;&gt; &gt;&gt; By Thursday, the waves were doable for us and the surfers were
&gt;&gt; &gt;&gt; having a field day on the outer break. I wish I'd got some video
&gt;&gt; &gt;&gt; of them -- there were some good rides to be had, plus some
&gt;&gt; &gt;&gt; entertaining wipeouts.
&gt;&gt; &gt;&gt;
&gt;&gt; &gt;&gt; For us, the inner break was great wave-bumping material, and good
&gt;&gt; &gt;&gt; boogie- boarding was to be had -- though the waves tended to give
&gt;&gt; &gt;&gt; one a sharp airdrop onto the beach, as it was relatively steep in
&gt;&gt; &gt;&gt; our area. I think I still have salt water in my sinuses.
&gt;&gt; &gt;&gt;
&gt;&gt; &gt;&gt; For once, we didn't cook a single dinner at the house -- we dined
&gt;&gt; &gt;&gt; out every night, usually just the wife and I, with take out for
&gt;&gt; &gt;&gt; the kids. They were happy to just hang out at the house, and she
&gt;&gt; &gt;&gt; enjoyed not cooking and I enjoyed not cleaning up.
&gt;&gt; &gt;&gt;
&gt;&gt; &gt;&gt; We drove the 60 miles or so down to Hatteras village to see how
&gt;&gt; &gt;&gt; the aftermath of Isabel was looking, and I'm sorry to say it looks
&gt;&gt; &gt;&gt; like the town took quite a financial hit that they haven't
&gt;&gt; &gt;&gt; recovered from yet. Some of our favorite places were gone, and
&gt;&gt; &gt;&gt; others were for sale:
&gt;&gt; &gt;&gt; Rocco's Pizza, a mainstay since at least 1986, was one of the
&gt;&gt; &gt;&gt; ones
&gt;&gt; &gt;&gt; for sale; the Channel Bass, ditto, was closed and for sale.
&gt;&gt; &gt;&gt;
&gt;&gt; &gt;&gt; It also looked like a lot of the planned development hadn't
&gt;&gt; &gt;&gt; happened, but that prolly made the locals happy because most of it
&gt;&gt; &gt;&gt; was going to be giant &quot;rental machines&quot; rather than single-family
&gt;&gt; &gt;&gt; houses, and they were getting mighty peeved about that.
&gt;&gt; &gt;&gt;
&gt;&gt; &gt;&gt; So it was another great Outer Banks vacation, except for my ahem,
&gt;&gt; &gt;&gt; &quot;surfing accident&quot;, which really didn't do too much to ruin
&gt;&gt; &gt;&gt; anything but the last night that I would have spent packing
&gt;&gt; &gt;&gt; anyway. Pluseth, I didn't get my last grilled tuna sandwich from
&gt;&gt; &gt;&gt; Goombay's:
&gt;&gt; &gt;&gt;
&gt;&gt; &gt;&gt; <a href="http://www.goombays.com" target="_blank">http://www.goombays.com</a>
&gt;&gt; &gt;
&gt;&gt; &gt; Mama Kwan's...fish taco....that is all you need to know.
&gt;&gt; &gt;
&gt;&gt; &gt; a.
&gt;&gt; &gt;
&gt;&gt; &gt;
&gt;&gt;
&gt;&gt; Fish tacos are real? I thought they were a joke of some kind.
&gt;&gt;
&gt;&gt; I did see Mama Kwan's right down the road, though.
&gt;
&gt; <a href="http://www.mamakwans.com/?content=store" target="_blank">http://www.mamakwans.com/?content=store</a>
&gt;
&gt; CALIFORNIA STYLE FISH TACOSMarinated Mahi Mahi sauteed and served with
&gt; flour tortillas, cabbage, cheese, scallions, rice and our lime sour
&gt; cream,
&gt;
&gt; Next time go to Mama Kwan's. They have a great menu.
&gt;
&gt; Best Fish Tacos on the outer banks...when I'm not cooking.
&gt;
&gt; a.
&gt;

Seems like an awful use for good mahi -- like putting filet mignon in
goulash.

I'm sure they taste good, though.

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#14: Re: I guess I should talk about the fun stuff from vacation, too

Posted on 2006-07-24 02:57:00 by James Schrumpf

Quiet, <a href="mailto:the_andrew_smith&#64;yahoo.com" target="_blank">the_andrew_smith&#64;yahoo.com</a> -- I'm transmitting rage.

&gt; Chris Mihos wrote:
&gt;&gt; Chris Mihos &lt;<a href="mailto:hos&#64;knowspaam.burro.case.edu" target="_blank">hos&#64;knowspaam.burro.case.edu</a>&gt; wrote in
&gt;&gt; news:<a href="mailto:Xns9809CE0E8C751embeaux1987&#64;129.22.8.17" target="_blank">Xns9809CE0E8C751embeaux1987&#64;129.22.8.17</a>:
&gt;&gt;
&gt;&gt; &gt; I've been out there (diff house) a day after Isabel (amazingly great
&gt;&gt; &gt; weather), and last year when Ophelia hit the lower outer banks (close
&gt;&gt; &gt; enough to be interesting, far enough away not to be dangerous).
&gt;&gt; &gt; Ophelia Day was a blast, drinking margaritas and wading around in the
&gt;&gt; &gt; windswept waves.
&gt;&gt;
&gt;&gt; me, kris, and JP on ophelia day:
&gt;&gt;
&gt;&gt; <a href="http://burro.astr.case.edu/DSC02722.JPG" target="_blank">http://burro.astr.case.edu/DSC02722.JPG</a>
&gt;
&gt;
&gt; ahhhhhhhhhhhhh.....overhead surf.
&gt;
&gt; a.
&gt;
&gt;

You'da loved the OBX as Beryl was passing. Damb, why didn't I get photos
of the surfers?

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#15: Re: I guess I should talk about the fun stuff from vacation, too

Posted on 2006-07-24 02:57:00 by Chris Mihos

James Schrumpf &lt;<a href="mailto:jaspammenotschrumpf&#64;adelphia.nospamnet" target="_blank">jaspammenotschrumpf&#64;adelphia.nospamnet</a>&gt; wrote in
news:<a href="mailto:Xns9809D9B9EB61Djaschrumpfadelphiane&#64;216.196.97.142" target="_blank">Xns9809D9B9EB61Djaschrumpfadelphiane&#64;216.196.97.142</a>:
&gt; Why all the hoodies? Was it really gettin' chilly in September, or
&gt; were the gals just trying to avoid this:
&gt;
&gt; <a href="http://burro.astr.case.edu/Nonsense/Duck2004/md_ja.jpg" target="_blank">http://burro.astr.case.edu/Nonsense/Duck2004/md_ja.jpg</a>

heh. day temps are fine, but late nights/early mornings on the beach
could get chilly.

&gt; Beelzebub looks like Jason Lee.

heh.

&gt; Needing sunscreen in September? You must spend too much time in the
&gt; dome during the day.

actually, sep weather (hurricanes excluded) is great. low-mid 80s by day,
55-60 at night. easy to sit in the sun for a long time without getting
terribly overheated, hence, the tendency to sunburn.

&gt;
&gt; Ah, singles/childless couples at the beach. Them were the days...
&gt;

yes, this is my last year unencumbered. love the wife-to-be, love the
step-daughters-to-be, but gonna be hard giving this up. maybe next year
we can fly gramma out here to sit with the girls while the wife and i go
party with the rest of the crew...

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#16: Re: I guess I should talk about the fun stuff from vacation, too

Posted on 2006-07-24 02:57:00 by the_andrew_smith

Chris Mihos wrote:
&gt; Chris Mihos &lt;<a href="mailto:hos&#64;knowspaam.burro.case.edu" target="_blank">hos&#64;knowspaam.burro.case.edu</a>&gt; wrote in
&gt; news:<a href="mailto:Xns9809CE0E8C751embeaux1987&#64;129.22.8.17" target="_blank">Xns9809CE0E8C751embeaux1987&#64;129.22.8.17</a>:
&gt;
&gt; &gt; I've been out there (diff house) a day after Isabel (amazingly great
&gt; &gt; weather), and last year when Ophelia hit the lower outer banks (close
&gt; &gt; enough to be interesting, far enough away not to be dangerous).
&gt; &gt; Ophelia Day was a blast, drinking margaritas and wading around in the
&gt; &gt; windswept waves.
&gt;
&gt; me, kris, and JP on ophelia day:
&gt;
&gt; <a href="http://burro.astr.case.edu/DSC02722.JPG" target="_blank">http://burro.astr.case.edu/DSC02722.JPG</a>


ahhhhhhhhhhhhh.....overhead surf.

a.

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#17: Re: I guess I should talk about the fun stuff from vacation, too

Posted on 2006-07-24 02:57:00 by James Schrumpf

Quiet, Chris Mihos &lt;<a href="mailto:hos&#64;knowspaam.burro.case.edu" target="_blank">hos&#64;knowspaam.burro.case.edu</a>&gt; -- I'm transmitting
rage.

&gt; James Schrumpf &lt;<a href="mailto:jaspammenotschrumpf&#64;adelphia.nospamnet" target="_blank">jaspammenotschrumpf&#64;adelphia.nospamnet</a>&gt; wrote in
&gt; news:<a href="mailto:Xns9809D25F9AFA0jaschrumpfadelphiane&#64;216.196.97.142" target="_blank">Xns9809D25F9AFA0jaschrumpfadelphiane&#64;216.196.97.142</a>:
&gt;
&gt;&gt; Quiet, Chris Mihos &lt;<a href="mailto:hos&#64;knowspaam.burro.case.edu" target="_blank">hos&#64;knowspaam.burro.case.edu</a>&gt; -- I'm transmitting
&gt;&gt; rage.
&gt;&gt;
&gt;&gt;&gt; Chris Mihos &lt;<a href="mailto:hos&#64;knowspaam.burro.case.edu" target="_blank">hos&#64;knowspaam.burro.case.edu</a>&gt; wrote in
&gt;&gt;&gt; news:<a href="mailto:Xns9809CE0E8C751embeaux1987&#64;129.22.8.17" target="_blank">Xns9809CE0E8C751embeaux1987&#64;129.22.8.17</a>:
&gt;&gt;&gt;
&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt; I've been out there (diff house) a day after Isabel (amazingly
&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt; great weather), and last year when Ophelia hit the lower outer
&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt; banks (close enough to be interesting, far enough away not to be
&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt; dangerous). Ophelia Day was a blast, drinking margaritas and wading
&gt;&gt;&gt;&gt; around in the windswept waves.
&gt;&gt;&gt;
&gt;&gt;&gt; me, kris, and JP on ophelia day:
&gt;&gt;&gt;
&gt;&gt;&gt; <a href="http://burro.astr.case.edu/DSC02722.JPG" target="_blank">http://burro.astr.case.edu/DSC02722.JPG</a>
&gt;&gt;&gt;
&gt;&gt;&gt; o-o-ophelia, you're breaking my heart....
&gt;&gt;&gt;
&gt;&gt;
&gt;&gt; Jeez, you get better pictures than that from a million light years
&gt;&gt; away!
&gt;
&gt; yeah, well, that was shot from the house through some pretty thick
&gt; ocean spray and fog....
&gt;
&gt; here are better shots from 2004:
&gt;
&gt; <a href="http://burro.astr.case.edu/Nonsense/Duck2004/" target="_blank">http://burro.astr.case.edu/Nonsense/Duck2004/</a>
&gt;
&gt; I havent loaded the 2005 shots yet....
&gt;
&gt;&gt; I wuz sweatin' bullets not having that trip insurance, but I figured
&gt;&gt; they wouldn't evacuate for a TS anyway. Lucky it just went by and
&gt;&gt; gave me this neat photo:
&gt;&gt;
&gt;&gt; <a href="http://photos.hilltopper.net/beryl.png" target="_blank">http://photos.hilltopper.net/beryl.png</a>
&gt;
&gt; nice clouds!
&gt;
&gt;&gt;
&gt;&gt; Have a great trip. I'll be watchin' TWC for you.
&gt;&gt;
&gt;
&gt; for the two weeks before we go, i am hitting &quot;reload&quot; on the National
&gt; Hurricane Center's storm tracker webpage faster than a monkey on
&gt; crack...
&gt;

Why all the hoodies? Was it really gettin' chilly in September, or were
the gals just trying to avoid this:

<a href="http://burro.astr.case.edu/Nonsense/Duck2004/md_ja.jpg" target="_blank">http://burro.astr.case.edu/Nonsense/Duck2004/md_ja.jpg</a>

Beelzebub looks like Jason Lee.

Needing sunscreen in September? You must spend too much time in the dome
during the day.

Ah, singles/childless couples at the beach. Them were the days...

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Posted on 2006-07-24 02:57:00 by the_andrew_smith

James Schrumpf wrote:
&gt; Quiet, <a href="mailto:the_andrew_smith&#64;yahoo.com" target="_blank">the_andrew_smith&#64;yahoo.com</a> -- I'm transmitting rage.
&gt;
&gt; &gt; James Schrumpf wrote:
&gt; &gt;&gt; Took the kids waverunnering on Tuesday at The Promenade in Kitty
&gt; &gt;&gt; Hawk, on the sound side right off the Wright Brothers bridge. We
&gt; &gt;&gt; took three of them out: my 18 and 16 year olds on their own, and me
&gt; &gt;&gt; and the 13 year old on ours. I let Kris drive ours out into the
&gt; &gt;&gt; sound, following James (18) and Pat (16). Kris was a little nervous
&gt; &gt;&gt; about giving it throttle, and while was engaged with him I wasn't
&gt; &gt;&gt; watching the other boys.
&gt; &gt;&gt;
&gt; &gt;&gt; When I looked up, I saw an empty waverunner with a swimmer nearby.
&gt; &gt;&gt; Great, who's in the water? I saw James rocketing by (he did it last
&gt; &gt;&gt; year and is &quot;experienced&quot; now), so I knew it had to be Pat. How the
&gt; &gt;&gt; devil did he come off?
&gt; &gt;&gt;
&gt; &gt;&gt; I told Kris to steer over, and by the time we got there Pat was back
&gt; &gt;&gt; onboard and cursing James for cutting him off. Hmm, I smelt a
&gt; &gt;&gt; sibiling problem here, but I didn't comment, just helped him find the
&gt; &gt;&gt; wrist strap with the deadman's pull on it (it was floating nearby)
&gt; &gt;&gt; and he was off and running immediately.
&gt; &gt;&gt;
&gt; &gt;&gt; For the rest of the time I saw them at random times zooming around
&gt; &gt;&gt; and having a great time. Kris couldn't get up the nerve to give 'er
&gt; &gt;&gt; the gun, so I asked him if I could steer a while, then reached around
&gt; &gt;&gt; him and got it up on plane. He was good and secure, since I had my
&gt; &gt;&gt; arms around him from the back seat, and all I heard from him was
&gt; &gt;&gt; WAAAHHHH-HOOOOO!
&gt; &gt;&gt;
&gt; &gt;&gt; Maybe I should buy a couple of those instead of a boat?
&gt; &gt;&gt;
&gt; &gt;&gt; The rest of the time was just spent wave bumping. The first three
&gt; &gt;&gt; days the water was super calm (for the Outer Banks), but after
&gt; &gt;&gt; Tropical Storm Beryl went by
&gt; &gt;&gt; (<a href="http://photos.hilltopper.net/beryl.png" target="_blank">http://photos.hilltopper.net/beryl.png</a>), the wave action picked up
&gt; &gt;&gt; quite a bit and we stayed out of the water on Wednesday.
&gt; &gt;&gt;
&gt; &gt;&gt; By Thursday, the waves were doable for us and the surfers were having
&gt; &gt;&gt; a field day on the outer break. I wish I'd got some video of them --
&gt; &gt;&gt; there were some good rides to be had, plus some entertaining
&gt; &gt;&gt; wipeouts.
&gt; &gt;&gt;
&gt; &gt;&gt; For us, the inner break was great wave-bumping material, and good
&gt; &gt;&gt; boogie- boarding was to be had -- though the waves tended to give one
&gt; &gt;&gt; a sharp airdrop onto the beach, as it was relatively steep in our
&gt; &gt;&gt; area. I think I still have salt water in my sinuses.
&gt; &gt;&gt;
&gt; &gt;&gt; For once, we didn't cook a single dinner at the house -- we dined out
&gt; &gt;&gt; every night, usually just the wife and I, with take out for the kids.
&gt; &gt;&gt; They were happy to just hang out at the house, and she enjoyed not
&gt; &gt;&gt; cooking and I enjoyed not cleaning up.
&gt; &gt;&gt;
&gt; &gt;&gt; We drove the 60 miles or so down to Hatteras village to see how the
&gt; &gt;&gt; aftermath of Isabel was looking, and I'm sorry to say it looks like
&gt; &gt;&gt; the town took quite a financial hit that they haven't recovered from
&gt; &gt;&gt; yet. Some of our favorite places were gone, and others were for sale:
&gt; &gt;&gt; Rocco's Pizza, a mainstay since at least 1986, was one of the ones
&gt; &gt;&gt; for sale; the Channel Bass, ditto, was closed and for sale.
&gt; &gt;&gt;
&gt; &gt;&gt; It also looked like a lot of the planned development hadn't happened,
&gt; &gt;&gt; but that prolly made the locals happy because most of it was going to
&gt; &gt;&gt; be giant &quot;rental machines&quot; rather than single-family houses, and they
&gt; &gt;&gt; were getting mighty peeved about that.
&gt; &gt;&gt;
&gt; &gt;&gt; So it was another great Outer Banks vacation, except for my ahem,
&gt; &gt;&gt; &quot;surfing accident&quot;, which really didn't do too much to ruin anything
&gt; &gt;&gt; but the last night that I would have spent packing anyway. Pluseth,
&gt; &gt;&gt; I didn't get my last grilled tuna sandwich from Goombay's:
&gt; &gt;&gt;
&gt; &gt;&gt; <a href="http://www.goombays.com" target="_blank">http://www.goombays.com</a>
&gt; &gt;
&gt; &gt; Mama Kwan's...fish taco....that is all you need to know.
&gt; &gt;
&gt; &gt; a.
&gt; &gt;
&gt; &gt;
&gt;
&gt; Fish tacos are real? I thought they were a joke of some kind.
&gt;
&gt; I did see Mama Kwan's right down the road, though.

<a href="http://www.mamakwans.com/?content=store" target="_blank">http://www.mamakwans.com/?content=store</a>

CALIFORNIA STYLE FISH TACOSMarinated Mahi Mahi sauteed and served with
flour tortillas, cabbage, cheese, scallions, rice and our lime sour
cream,

Next time go to Mama Kwan's. They have a great menu.

Best Fish Tacos on the outer banks...when I'm not cooking.

a.

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#19: Re: I guess I should talk about the fun stuff from vacation, too

Posted on 2006-07-24 02:57:00 by Chris Mihos

James Schrumpf &lt;<a href="mailto:jaspammenotschrumpf&#64;adelphia.nospamnet" target="_blank">jaspammenotschrumpf&#64;adelphia.nospamnet</a>&gt; wrote in
news:<a href="mailto:Xns9809D25F9AFA0jaschrumpfadelphiane&#64;216.196.97.142" target="_blank">Xns9809D25F9AFA0jaschrumpfadelphiane&#64;216.196.97.142</a>:

&gt; Quiet, Chris Mihos &lt;<a href="mailto:hos&#64;knowspaam.burro.case.edu" target="_blank">hos&#64;knowspaam.burro.case.edu</a>&gt; -- I'm transmitting
&gt; rage.
&gt;
&gt;&gt; Chris Mihos &lt;<a href="mailto:hos&#64;knowspaam.burro.case.edu" target="_blank">hos&#64;knowspaam.burro.case.edu</a>&gt; wrote in
&gt;&gt; news:<a href="mailto:Xns9809CE0E8C751embeaux1987&#64;129.22.8.17" target="_blank">Xns9809CE0E8C751embeaux1987&#64;129.22.8.17</a>:
&gt;&gt;
&gt;&gt;&gt; I've been out there (diff house) a day after Isabel (amazingly great
&gt;&gt;&gt; weather), and last year when Ophelia hit the lower outer banks
&gt;&gt;&gt; (close enough to be interesting, far enough away not to be
&gt;&gt;&gt; dangerous). Ophelia Day was a blast, drinking margaritas and wading
&gt;&gt;&gt; around in the windswept waves.
&gt;&gt;
&gt;&gt; me, kris, and JP on ophelia day:
&gt;&gt;
&gt;&gt; <a href="http://burro.astr.case.edu/DSC02722.JPG" target="_blank">http://burro.astr.case.edu/DSC02722.JPG</a>
&gt;&gt;
&gt;&gt; o-o-ophelia, you're breaking my heart....
&gt;&gt;
&gt;
&gt; Jeez, you get better pictures than that from a million light years
&gt; away!

yeah, well, that was shot from the house through some pretty thick ocean
spray and fog....

here are better shots from 2004:

<a href="http://burro.astr.case.edu/Nonsense/Duck2004/" target="_blank">http://burro.astr.case.edu/Nonsense/Duck2004/</a>

I havent loaded the 2005 shots yet....

&gt; I wuz sweatin' bullets not having that trip insurance, but I figured
&gt; they wouldn't evacuate for a TS anyway. Lucky it just went by and
&gt; gave me this neat photo:
&gt;
&gt; <a href="http://photos.hilltopper.net/beryl.png" target="_blank">http://photos.hilltopper.net/beryl.png</a>

nice clouds!

&gt;
&gt; Have a great trip. I'll be watchin' TWC for you.
&gt;

for the two weeks before we go, i am hitting &quot;reload&quot; on the National
Hurricane Center's storm tracker webpage faster than a monkey on crack...

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chris
&quot;my point? #@&amp;*! you, that's my point!&quot; -- Bucky Katt
&quot;shut up, soapy!&quot; -- Bucky Katt
&quot;Matthew Hennig owes me 72 bucks.&quot; -- me

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#20: Re: I guess I should talk about the fun stuff from vacation, too

Posted on 2006-07-24 02:57:00 by James Schrumpf

Quiet, Chris Mihos &lt;<a href="mailto:hos&#64;knowspaam.burro.case.edu" target="_blank">hos&#64;knowspaam.burro.case.edu</a>&gt; -- I'm transmitting rage.

&gt; James Schrumpf &lt;<a href="mailto:jaspammenotschrumpf&#64;adelphia.nospamnet" target="_blank">jaspammenotschrumpf&#64;adelphia.nospamnet</a>&gt; wrote in
&gt; news:<a href="mailto:Xns9809DC3043723jaschrumpfadelphiane&#64;216.196.97.142" target="_blank">Xns9809DC3043723jaschrumpfadelphiane&#64;216.196.97.142</a>:
&gt;
&gt;
&gt;&gt; Believe me, not getting any sun takes its toll over time; late
&gt; September
&gt;&gt; skies shouldn't sunburn you any more than early March skies. Who wears
&gt;&gt; sunscreen in March?
&gt;
&gt; well, who sits out in the sun for 8 hours in march?
&gt;
&gt; but anyway, are you implying that us Clevelanders get no sun? that can't
&gt; be!

Clevelander astronomers? You prolly get more UV standing in front of the
monitors all night.

&gt;
&gt;&gt;
&gt;&gt; It won't be the same. Trust me. Go hog wild this year, next year it
&gt;&gt; won't be the same anymore. Wake up each day with a worse hangover than
&gt;&gt; the day before.
&gt;&gt;
&gt;
&gt; i sadly hear you, my OBX brother.
&gt;
&gt;

Salut.

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