2014/09/10 22:17:24
Vancouver Sundog

AASB15 Official Thread

Best to start this off now as Serg has the Facebook version started

Everyone is WELCOME to join the activities!  Come meet some LocoGringo's and have a few laughs!  (and raise $$ for the Library - Beachey can let us know the new goal)
 
I copied the 2014 dates (adjusted for 2015). Assume last week of April is still the target week
 
It looks like PavoReal is a popular choice so I have added in an option on Sunday to visit to Tankah Bay. Great cenote and a Sunday BBQ See http://www.casacenote.com/restuarantmenus/sundaytexasbbqmenu.html
 
Cenote is 50-70 pesos - equipment and kayaks to rent - or an air mattress. Like swimming in an aquarium with mangroves ( roots) , thousands of guppies, blue crabs, and canals
 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tgYRyw59Ulw 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oqo2ThSk_3Q
 
 
Taxi cost between Casa Cenote and Akumal is about 300 pesos
 
AGAIN,  tentative dates based on last year
 
Akumal Comedy Festival - April 14-18 (http://www.akumalcomedyfestival.com/
 
Tankah Beach Visit - Sunday, April 26, 2015 - 11 AM - 4 PM (Casa Cenote swim / BBQ)  - Meet those reclusive PavoReal folks 
 
Fishing Derby - Tues, April 28, 2015 - 9 AM - NOON -  confirmed by Bimmy - see NEW TIME (Rain out date - May 1, 2015) (Bimmy)

Tulum BEACH Crawl - Wed, April 29, 2015 (Mona)

Library Silent Auction -   Thurs,  April 30, 2015 @ Lol Ha beach bar 3-5 PM  (Beachey has confirmed)
 
Robin's Shirt Contest -   Friday, May 1st @ Lol Ha beach bar 3-5 PM  (Beachey is last year's reigning winner)

Cinco De Mayo Party  -   Tuesday, May 5th @ La Buena Vida (Kwing)
 
Bum Dart Contest -   To be determined

All those planning on attending,  please  post on this thread or send me a msg
4Wheeled - April 16-30 (ABBWR)
Deb D & Friend - April 17 - May 2 (PavoReal)      
Beckerr & Brad - April 19 - April 30 (PavoReal)
Snoopy and daughter -  April 21 - May 1 (Pavo Real) 
Nipper & Diver Ron - April 23 - May 7 (ABBWR / Taj Kumal)
Doug & Gina - April 23-May 2 (HMB & Tulum)
Flipflopbirg & Macmaniac - April 24 - May 8 (PavoReal / Tulum)  
Beachey - April 25 - May 6 (ABBWR)
Soso & Vandog - April 25 - May 10 (ABBWR / Taj Kumal)
Serg & RC - April 25 - May 2 (ABBWR)
Sarnold/Tejas Tortuga/Girls - April 25 - May 6 (ABBWR)
MarkHNH & Donna - April 26 - May 6 (ABBWR / HAC )
Beach Bernie - April 24 - May 5 (PavoReal) 
Moonaround & Poofter  - April 24 - May 1 (PavoReal)
Bimmy & Adrienne....4/25 - 5/2 (ABBWR)
Steve and Cathy 4/25 - 5/2 (ABBWR)
Seagoat 4/27 - 5/5 (HMB)
"Doc" Bill 4/25 - 5/2  (ABBWR)
Paradisefor50 5/1-5/8 (HMB)
Tulsa Brick and BH 5/6-5/16 (ABBWR)
Travelon 5/12 - 5/late (Taj Kumal) 
 Schnauzerdog & Morningdive Apr 22-May 2 (ABBWR)
KWING May 2-9 (Palladium)

A triple PMASB2019  & AASB2019 (Part  I & II) -
Happening now
 
 
 
 
 
 
322 comments Leave a comment
Bob in Milw
Nothing booked yet. Waiting till I get back from Coz. Looking at CRT last week in April but not liking the price right now. I'll be happy to head up the fishing derby again and that's cool that you are planning for the Akumal peeps to come up to Xpu Ha to hook with the CRT peeps for a day.
Peace, Bimmy
2014/09/12 09:29:00
Vancouver Sundog
Xpu-Ha beach is a great beach and favourite visit each year
2014/09/12 23:03:03
MARKHNH
Almost booked last week. Airfare was about $300 BOS to CUN non-stop. Package that with ABR, was under $1000/person for the week.
Checked today and the same flights went up $200 to about $500.
I'll be watching. If it comes down again, I'll be booking.
We'll probably go with ABR. CRT was another $150/ person. If ABB&WR will be as good as it sounds, we gotta check it out.  
 
2014/09/13 09:35:50
1runjuan
so tempting.......
2014/09/13 10:15:17
Kwing
Those are great prices Mark!
 
We are looking at the CRT or GP - Royal Suites - hope to see and meet alot of you there!  We can't book anything until Decemberish.........so tempting is right 1Run
2014/09/13 14:02:03
beckerr
Put us down for ApRil 19-30 at the Pavo Real 2093$ for two Canucks ocean view all inclusive
2014/09/13 15:13:04
beckerr
VSD , send me your email addie
2014/09/13 16:10:46
nipper
We'll be somewhere sometime but we'll be there!
2014/09/13 19:13:51
beckerr
Vancouver Sundog
Xpu-Ha beach is a great beach and favourite visit each year


maybe instead of a beach crawl we can do a beach day meet up on this beach.....just a thought, we'll see where everyone is staying
 
2014/09/13 20:38:17
Bob in Milw
beckerr
Vancouver Sundog
Xpu-Ha beach is a great beach and favourite visit each year


maybe instead of a beach crawl we can do a beach day meet up on this beach.....just a thought, we'll see where everyone is staying
 


That would be great, A different beach instead of Tulum. Don't get me wrong, I loved doing the crawl at Tulum and I loved staying at ABR but I feel it's time to change it up a little. If I don't do CRT, I like the AI you are going to on Tulum beach. Looks real nice, kind of like ABR used to back in the day.
Peace, Bimmy
2014/09/13 22:16:50
Vancouver Sundog
Only 1 bar / beach club at Xpu-Ha and you pay a fee at the hwy (you get it deducted from your tab)
 
At   PavoReal, two places to eat/drink at Tankah Bay (Casa Cenote / Blue Sky) and you get the Manatee cenote and Blue Sky pool
2014/09/13 23:02:43
beckerr
Vancouver Sundog
Only 1 bar / beach club at Xpu-Ha and you pay a fee at the hwy (you get it deducted from your tab)
 
At   PavoReal, two places to eat/drink at Tankah Bay (Casa Cenote / Blue Sky) and you get the Manatee cenote and Blue Sky pool


well, we could do a meet up cenote tour on this beach, it looks wonderful, change is good, it's all about the PEEPS isn't it
 
2014/09/14 12:47:58
kallileigh
We will definitely be in the area around April 25 - May 2.  Looking at condos on HMB and watching air prices.  Probably going to book it backwards - book the condo we want and then wait to book air until SW publishes fares for April/May 2015.  Booking with points but hopefully not emptying the points account!  Fingers crossed!  
2014/09/15 16:01:59
Beachey
As I said on FB, I am seriously looking at Pavo Real Resort on Tankah Bay where Becker and Brad are staying. Looks really nice and prices are very good as well.
2014/09/15 19:26:14
Vancouver Sundog
I hear they provide Italian language lessons  as well
2014/09/15 22:21:43
beckerr
my Italian can't be any better or worse than my Spanish.  Push your brain, learn something new every day.......
2014/09/16 07:30:57
Paradisefor50
Hey Mona, Did you get a package deal for Pavo Real or hotel/air separate? I have been looking for a package but can't find one. 
Also the "Friends" rates at the new ABR aren't too bad. You have to register as a friend and they send you special pricing. But the rate goes down significantly starting May 1, 2015 :) after AASB :)
 
2014/09/16 16:37:35
CallMeFrank
For those that don't read the main Akumal/Riviera Maya forum, I posted this link I saw on NBC on 9-15.  Best time to buy airfare.  Hope it helps!
http://www.nbcnews.com/nightly-news/how-get-best-deals-airline-tickets-n204011
 
2014/09/16 19:23:17
beckerr
Paradisefor50
Hey Mona, Did you get a package deal for Pavo Real or hotel/air separate? I have been looking for a package but can't find one. 
Also the "Friends" rates at the new ABR aren't too bad. You have to register as a friend and they send you special pricing. But the rate goes down significantly starting May 1, 2015 :) after AASB :)
 


no packages, booked separately.  I got their price, still too expensive and for us, after going for 8 years, I want to try something different.
2014/09/17 14:47:13
Vancouver Sundog
quote: But the Friends rate goes down significantly starting May 1, 2015 :) after AASB :)
 
Locogringo has great rates for April
 
2014/09/17 20:41:14
TwirleyB
I wish you all would plan the AASB trips after prices drop!  April is a hair early for me.  The weather is usually better in May.
I told myself that I wasn't planning any trips till this house was sold but already finding myself going back on my word and thinking of squeeking in a fall trip due to free miles and need of that aquamarine water.
No doubt I will be doing the same next May.  Hope to overlap most of you.
2014/09/17 21:14:34
Vancouver Sundog
I know a few of us are planning to be there in early (1st week) of May
 
Nothing wrong with a part 1 & 2
2014/09/17 21:53:00
Bob in Milw
beckerr
Paradisefor50
Hey Mona, Did you get a package deal for Pavo Real or hotel/air separate? I have been looking for a package but can't find one. 
Also the "Friends" rates at the new ABR aren't too bad. You have to register as a friend and they send you special pricing. But the rate goes down significantly starting May 1, 2015 :) after AASB :)
 


no packages, booked separately.  I got their price, still too expensive and for us, after going for 8 years, I want to try something different.


Hey Mo, The Pavo Real looks great. I can't book a package deal from Milw. but I'm keeping it open as an option if we don't do CRT. Still waiting to hear where everyone else is staying.
Peace, Bimmy
2014/09/17 22:13:30
beckerr
ha ha I don't need to go to mexico in the nice weather I need to go there just before the nice weather starts here.  To me it's a waste of money going when the weather is here.  I need it after I've driven, walked dogs, shovelled, frozen through freezing rain and -40 temperatures for 5 months. For us we used to go the end of march because in the oilfield that's when it starts to slow down for spring breakup.  We only started to go April/May the last few years for AASB.
 
VSD, you guys are hardly ever NOT there
 
 
2014/09/17 22:25:38
Vancouver Sundog
Smile: Weather in Vancouver from Mid May -Sept has been warm and dry
 
Retirement means Akumal / Caribbean from Nov - mid May  - where to go in October is the question
 
Very simple
 
I have been monitoring Pavo for a few years prior to Bernie/Rob visiting this May. Not convinced yet. Too isolated imho
2014/09/18 00:11:13
Beach Bernie
Howdy gang !
  Been checking out Pavo as well the last few days. Serious enough to get pricing, types of room and location of rooms.  Thus far, it is a strong possibility.
 
Glen, you are correct in that the location is more private than Akumal Bay. Of course, many of us rent cars & travel away from the resort fairly often during the vacation.  I like the location as it's is a bit closer to Tulum. Lot to see in Tulum. A ton of choices to eat in town & on the beach.
 
Some folks want to wait to commit on ABR until there is some feedback from LG'ers that will stay there after all the renovations are complete. I fully understand. I am ready for some place different and if I get the pricing that looks favorable @ Pavo, I'll probably jump on it.
 
Will let ya know what happens,
Bernie
 
2014/09/18 09:00:22
beckerr
retirement.....long ways off, would like to move to Southern Ontario right close to one of the Great Lakes, we were lucky enough to have a totally fantastic summer this year too.  We may rent a car this year.  I love the beach in Tulum and the furthest into the town Íve been is walking a few blocks from iTour.  We're all about the beach.
2014/09/18 13:24:18
Beach Bernie
Good communication with the folks at Pavo. The rate for a single is very good for me.
 
Haven't pulled the trigger yet, as I want to see what my miles can snag on the air portion. So far, looks like my dates will be April 28th to May 7th.
 
George, hope to can join everyone.
 
Dreaming of the beach and good times with friends !
Bernie
2014/09/22 08:37:43
Beach Bernie
OK, got my flight down booked on AA miles. Yeah !  Arrive April 28th around 1:30  --- ride share available.
Return booking on hold until Frontier has that month posted; they only go 6 months out.
 
My next task ( other than laundry ) is to send my reservation request to Pavo.
 
See ya next year, gang !
Bernie 
2014/09/27 09:10:49
beckerr
you'll be just in time for the beach crawl on the 29th Bernie
2014/10/02 13:42:57
sandinmypants
Oh, how I wish we could still do late April/early May. We're heading down March 22-30, we have to go over our son's school break. Our air is booked, not sure where we will stay. Hoping we love Vista del Mar!
2014/10/02 16:12:13
Rockin Doon
Hoping to make the trip but waiting for the reports to come in from ABR.
2014/10/07 10:14:45
Beach Bernie
Booked at Pavo Real today ! 
April 28th arrival & May 7th depart.
Looking forward to tying a new place.
 
See everyone next year,
Bernie
2014/10/07 21:01:50
beckerr
nice Beach Bernie, we'll see you for a day and a half anyway, crawl so far is booked for the 29th
2014/10/08 13:41:09
Vancouver Sundog
Updated.
2014/10/16 01:04:28
MARKHNH
VSD slight correction on ours. ABWR Apr 26 - May 2, Then HAC/Bungalows until May 6.
2014/10/16 19:57:24
Soleil Soul
YAY Mark and Donna!  Will be great to spend some time with you next AASB!!  Congrats on the winning number 
 
 
2014/10/18 09:32:37
beckerr
MARKHNH
VSD slight correction on ours. ABWR Apr 26 - May 2, Then HAC/Bungalows until May 6.


ABBWR
2014/10/20 12:36:15
nipper
For something completely different, we are booked at ABBWR April 23 to 30 then at Taj Kumal B&B until May 7th.
2014/10/20 13:57:25
Soleil Soul
Nipper congrats it's good to be different ;) !!  YAY!!
 
@ Mona beyond 4 letter acronyms the name is too friggin long! ...  kinda like Pavo Real is actually PavoReal
2014/10/20 15:26:26
beckerr
calling it the Pavo is just much easier
2014/10/26 10:19:52
Vancouver Sundog
quote: calling it the Pavo is just much easier 
 
Get REAL
 
Started my tanning today. 
2014/10/26 10:36:23
Beachey
Okay, it's official I'm booked. April 25th to May 6th at ABBWR. Great price so I just had to do it.
Vandog you can now add me to the list of attendees on the front page.
 
 
2014/10/31 18:24:29
Vancouver Sundog
Sounds good Beachey. What time do you arrive on the 25th. Doing the red eye?
2014/11/01 11:48:57
Beachey
Vancouver Sundog
Sounds good Beachey. What time do you arrive on the 25th. Doing the red eye?




Yup. Flying in with you guys.
Can we ride share to Akumal???
 
2014/11/02 20:00:13
Vancouver Sundog
We haven't booked flights yet
 
Will wait until we fully pay for our Nov/Dec trip
 
My $250 US flight in November is now over $1000 (smile)
2014/11/02 21:22:07
MARKHNH
nipper
For something completely different, we are booked at ABBWR April 23 to 30 then at Taj Kumal B&B until May 7th.


Nipper, We're looking forward to seeing you again.
Who's coming with you this time?
2014/11/05 18:21:36
nipper
It will be good to see you and Donna again, Mark.
It's just Ron and I this year. Tim and Thomas have 3 sons now so 1 room no longer works - too expensive.
2014/11/06 06:35:24
Vancouver Sundog
A warm welcome to 4Wheeled for joining our AASB
 
16-30April at ABR
2014/11/20 15:08:33
Beachey
Yippee gonna be great to meet 4wheeled (Paul) in person. Glad you will be joining us brother. Lookin forward to meeting you.
 
2014/11/24 21:42:00
Beach Bernie
Howdy Guys & Gals,
 
  Was able to get my arrival date changed & snagged a seat upgrade as well.  Now all I need is for April to arrive sooner.  So, new Pavo arrival April 24th & depart May 5th.  The extra days will require a packing change to my carry-on only list : drop the underwear & a pair of dress sandals. Hee, hee. Alright, maybe ONE pair of clean underwear for the return flight.
 
See ya in less than 5 months,
Bernire
 
 
2014/12/01 09:45:56
Gem
You guys will love Paul (4wheeled)~one of the nicest guys I've ever met!
 
2014/12/01 18:12:47
Mayan Boar
Could not agree with you more Gem.  Hugs, 4Wheeled.   Darn, looks like our 2015 dates won't coincide this time around.
2014/12/02 07:29:50
flipflopbirg
Hello sandpals, just checkin in. Bernie, don't forget to pack your knickers...please ;) Can't wait to see you all and hopefully meet some new gringos. Now if only I can remember how to do this ticker thing.....
 
2014/12/04 19:29:37
flipflopbirg
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2014/12/04 19:38:42
flipflopbirg
did it work?
 
2014/12/04 20:09:12
Beach Bernie
What are you talking about, Birg, your dead turtle or me packing my nickers ? hee, hee, hee.
Seriously, can you not see your ticker turtle ?
2014/12/04 22:01:17
Vancouver Sundog
flipflopbirg
did it work?
 




 
Keep trying
 
Thx Bernie - dates changed
 
2014/12/05 22:02:45
beckerr
it worked FFB ( I just wanted to see mine) lol
 
2014/12/13 09:25:38
4wheeled
hey cool, an official thread.    thanks for the welcomes!    i look forward to meeting you guys y gals too.
 
Gem, are you still thinking about it?
 
and is it Akumal Adult Spring Break, or Adult Akumal Spring Break, or something else?
2014/12/14 11:24:05
Vancouver Sundog
Hi Paul
 
It's
Akumal Adult Spring Break
 
Here is one planned activity
https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=10150832572555422 
2014/12/14 12:31:40
Kwing
Looks like we'll miss the bulk of you guys, but we'll be down to Akumal at least once during the week of May 2nd -9th.  Let's plan a HH sometime
2014/12/20 12:43:53
nipper
Kwing
Looks like we'll miss the bulk of you guys, but we'll be down to Akumal at least once during the week of May 2nd -9th.  Let's plan a HH sometime


Yes do! Pick a day before the 7th please, that's when we leave.
2014/12/20 12:55:58
4wheeled
Vancouver Sundog
Hi Paul
 
It's
Akumal Adult Spring Break
 
Here is one planned activity
https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=10150832572555422 




can't wait to see that!  
 
the get together on the Sunday is at the one location correct?  and the beach crawl is as it sounds, up and down the beach?  duh, obviously eh  
2014/12/20 15:39:10
Bob in Milw
Dog,
Please add us to the list.
Bimmy & Adrienne....ABBWR 4/25 - 5/2
"Doc" Bill.......ABBWR 4/25 - 5/2
Wooooooo Hooooooooo !!!!!!!
Peace, Bimmy
2014/12/20 19:59:22
Vancouver Sundog
Bob in Milw
Dog,
Please add us to the list.
Bimmy & Adrienne....ABBWR 4/25 - 5/2
"Doc" Bill.......ABBWR 4/25 - 5/2
Wooooooo Hooooooooo !!!!!!!
Peace, Bimmy


FANTASTIC
 
I SMELL a better fishing derby

 
2014/12/20 21:11:09
Bob in Milw
Vancouver Sundog
Bob in Milw
Dog,
Please add us to the list.
Bimmy & Adrienne....ABBWR 4/25 - 5/2
"Doc" Bill.......ABBWR 4/25 - 5/2
Wooooooo Hooooooooo !!!!!!!
Peace, Bimmy


FANTASTIC
 
I SMELL a better fishing derby

 


Do you still want me to head it up? We can start with the USA boat featuring Bimmy, Doc, Serg & Boyd vs. the Canadian boat featuring You, Brad, Kristi and Rob and if we need another boat we'll get one more.
Peace, Bimmy
2014/12/20 21:38:23
Vancouver Sundog
We need an International Boat as a 3rd
 
As in past years , we shall see how the cards are played
 
 
 
 
2014/12/20 22:03:38
Beach Bernie
Hey Bimmy !
  Looking forward to seeing you two again.  Will have a car and I'm sure some of the Pavo peeps will want to join me for an ABR tour.
 
  Looking forward to meeting you as well, Paul.
 
See ya on the beach,
Bernie
2014/12/21 09:31:52
nipper
Vancouver Sundog
A warm welcome to 4Wheeled for joining our AASB
 
16-30April at ABR


Nice! Looking forward to meeting you Paul.
2014/12/21 10:26:34
Bob in Milw
Beach Bernie
Hey Bimmy !
  Looking forward to seeing you two again.  Will have a car and I'm sure some of the Pavo peeps will want to join me for an ABR tour.
 
  Looking forward to meeting you as well, Paul.
 
See ya on the beach,
Bernie


Back at ya amigo,
It's to bad we're not all staying at the same resort again but we'll hook on several occasions . Sundog has a day trip for our group going down by you guys one day and hopefully the Pavo peeps will all come up to Akumal for the Library auction and the Fishing Derby. Besides that we will all be together for the Tulum Beach Crawl. See ya on the beach amigo.
Peace, Bimmy
2014/12/21 16:20:54
Vancouver Sundog
Post from Bimi on Facebook
 
 The fishing derby will be on Tues.4/28 at 2pm. I'm thinking Serg, Boyd, Doc and myself fishing with Francisco on "Team USA" with Brad, Rob, Glenn and Kristi fishing with Louis on the Canadian boat. 
2014/12/28 21:00:39
Macmaniac
Vancouver Sundog

Best to start this off now as Serg has the Facebook version started

Everyone is WELCOME to join the activities!  Come meet some LocoGringo's and have a few laughs!  (and raise $$ for the Library - Beachey can let us know the new goal)
 
I copied the 2014 dates (adjusted for 2015). Assume last week of April is still the target week
 
It looks like PavoReal is a popular choice so I have added in an option on Sunday to visit to Tankah Bay. Great cenote and a Sunday BBQ See http://www.casacenote.com/Casa_Cenote/Home.html 
 
AGAIN,  tentative dates based on last year
 
Tankah Beach Visit - Sunday, April 26, 2015 - 11 AM - 4 PM (Casa Cenote swim / BBQ)  - Meet those PavoReal folks 
 
Fishing Derby - Tues, April 28, 2015 - 2pm to 5pm - (Rain out date - May 1, 2015) (Bimmy)

Tulum BEACH Crawl - Wed, April 29, 2015 (Mona)

Library Silent Auction -   Thurs,  April 30, 2015 @ Lol Ha beach bar 3-5 PM  (Beachey to confirm dates/time)

All those planning on attending,  please  post on this thread or send me a msg
4Wheeled - April 16-30 (ABBWR)
Deb D & Friend - April 17 - May 2 (PavoReal)      
Beckerr & Brad - April 19 - April 30 (PavoReal)  
Nipper & Diver Ron - April 23 - May 7 (ABBWR / Taj Kumal)
Flipflopbirg & Macmaniac - April 24 - May 3 (PavoReal / Tulum)  
Beachey - April 25 - May 6 (ABBWR)
Soso & Vandog - April 25 - May 10 (ABBWR / Taj Kumal)
Serg & RC - April 25 - May 2 (ABBWR)
MarkHNH & Donna - April 26 - May 6 (ABBWR / HAC )
Beach Bernie - April 24 - May 5 (PavoReal) 
Moonaround & Poofter  - April 24 - May 1 (PavoReal)
Boyd (dates?) ABBWR
Bimmy & Adrienne....4/25 - 5/2 (ABBWR)
"Doc" Bill...4/25 - 5/2  (ABBWR)
 
 




Dates should be.
Flipflopbirg & Macmaniac - April 24 - May 8 (PavoReal / Tulum)
2015/01/01 20:37:36
Vancouver Sundog
Thanks Rob - dates corrected
2015/01/01 22:05:47
Macmaniac
Going to LA next week to do some pre-AASB activities with Big Serg and RC. 
2015/01/02 02:17:22
Beach Bernie
Happy New Year to the AASB gang and all LGer's !
 
Enjoy the trip, Rob. 
 
Only 100+ days 'til we see the beaches again. Yippeee !
Bernie
2015/01/02 08:51:16
beckerr
enjoy LA you kids, Bernie, the countdown begins  
2015/01/02 12:44:38
beckerr
Vancouver Sundog
Bob in Milw
Dog,
Please add us to the list.
Bimmy & Adrienne....ABBWR 4/25 - 5/2
"Doc" Bill.......ABBWR 4/25 - 5/2
Wooooooo Hooooooooo !!!!!!!
Peace, Bimmy


FANTASTIC
 
I SMELL a better fishing derby

 


hope the weather cooperates this year......
 
2015/01/02 12:47:54
flipflopbirg
Still working on the frikken ticker....dumdedum.....sigh
 
2015/01/02 14:46:31
flipflopbirg
Yay! I did it! 
2015/01/02 14:52:12
beckerr
it worked Birgy......
2015/01/02 15:27:16
Macmaniac
 
beckerr
Vancouver Sundog
Bob in Milw
Dog,
Please add us to the list.
Bimmy & Adrienne....ABBWR 4/25 - 5/2
"Doc" Bill.......ABBWR 4/25 - 5/2
Wooooooo Hooooooooo !!!!!!!
Peace, Bimmy


FANTASTIC
 
I SMELL a better fishing derby

 


hope the weather cooperates this year......
 



I just hope we actually catch something this year. 3 years of nothing is not very compelling. 
 
2015/01/02 16:26:06
Vancouver Sundog
Rob, you caught one of the biggest COHO  ever in our summer trip
 
Post it
2015/01/02 21:18:35
Macmaniac
Hey Sundog, I was talking about the Akumal fishing derby.
I don't think a west coast salmon counts. 
 

2015/01/02 22:08:58
Macmaniac
I did wear the Akumal hat though. 
 
2015/01/02 22:10:03
Vancouver Sundog
Still a mighty fine fish
 
 
2015/01/02 22:15:24
maplesyrup
Aye, that be a fine meal from the sea, Rob! Some local friends used to do the tournaments...one of them actually won a bunch of cash and a boat!
 
Good luck this year to all the Derby anglers!       
 
Go Team USA!!
2015/01/05 17:18:04
Bob in Milw
maplesyrup
 
 
Good luck this year to all the Derby anglers!       
 
Go Team USA!!


I remember you being on board "Team USA" one year. Get your butt back down here one of these years and join us again my amigo.
Peace, Bimmy
 
2015/01/06 09:56:17
Seagoat
flipflopbirg
Still working on the frikken ticker....dumdedum.....sigh
 


Tried to get mine going and it took me to a pregnancy countdown....Yikes! 
 
Seagoat
2015/01/06 17:20:05
Bob in Milw
Seagoat
flipflopbirg
Still working on the frikken ticker....dumdedum.....sigh
 


Tried to get mine going and it took me to a pregnancy countdown....Yikes! 
 
Seagoat


Had to laugh after reading this and then seeing your signature line. LOL
You gonna be down there again this year for AASB? Was nice meeting you last year.
Peace, Bimmy
2015/01/06 20:49:50
Vancouver Sundog
I believe we call Maplesyrup a LAND pirate
 

2015/01/06 21:46:32
maplesyrup
Vancouver Sundog
I believe we call Maplesyrup a LAND pirate



 
Arrrgh...I see me mate, Chummlee, and is that Howie already aboard!?
I DO prefer a dry foot now 'n again, but to set me toes in a certain bay......ah, that be bliss!
 
Hola, to you and SoSo!
2015/01/07 19:32:41
Bob in Milw
Looking like besides "Doc", Steve and Cathy will be joining us again this year.  I'm sure Steve will want to be on board "Team USA" also so we'll see who all wants in the derby and charter a third boat if we need to.
Peace, Bimmy
2015/01/07 20:02:58
MARKHNH
Ticker check.
Cool it let me do 2 tickers.
 
2015/01/11 18:43:35
MARKHNH
I'm thinking of joining the fishing derby this year.
If we go to a third boat, count me in.
I have gotten seasick the last 2 times I have gone out on one of the pangas. So, whoever is on my boat, be forewarned.
2015/01/11 18:46:08
1runjuan
MARKHNH
I'm thinking of joining the fishing derby this year.
If we go to a third boat, count me in.
I have gotten seasick the last 2 times I have gone out on one of the pangas. So, whoever is on my boat, be forewarned.


perhaps you'll have your own boat .......
2015/01/14 10:01:14
jailcop
Been awhile since I've been on here. After a 3 years of not being in Mexico we are heading down this spring. Were going April 14th to the 23rd so we will miss you guys by a day or 2. Now sure if we are doing the new ABR or not yet. Thinking about maybe Cozumel since we haven't been there yet. Anyway for those that remember me HELLO
2015/01/15 20:40:29
MARKHNH
Hi Jailcop,
 
  Too bad that we will miss you by a few days.
  How are the wife and boys?
 
2015/01/16 17:08:46
jailcop
Things are good. Daughter has 2 little ones and one on the way. Oldest son is in the National Guard and working as a Corrections Officer just like me, different county though. Kyle is working for Crayola and going to community collage. Paula is fine, were coming up on our 26th anniversary. Wanted to get away last year for #25 but never got the chance, dam prison I work for is so understaffed it's had to get time off. 
2015/01/16 21:47:58
MARKHNH
Jailcop,
 
  Glad to hear all is well. Especially that Kyle is working and going to college.
2015/01/17 06:06:39
nipper
Hi jailcop. I remember planting trees with you and Paula and Mark and Donna also. Oh and a shark hunt too! It's good to hear all is well with your family and yes, especially Kyle.
2015/01/17 07:28:54
4wheeled
hi jailcop.  you were the first LGers i met in person!  i was new and you stopped me passing by and said hi.  
 
don't know much about you but glad life is good and that you're going back!  see you there.
 
 
hey Mark.  two of my buddies had the same reaction when they went fishing.    if you all teamed up, you be the 'chum' boat!  
2015/01/17 10:06:36
1runjuan
4wheeled
hi jailcop.  you were the first LGers i met in person!  i was new and you stopped me passing by and said hi.  
 
don't know much about you but glad life is good and that you're going back!  see you there.
 
 
hey Mark.  two of my buddies had the same reaction when they went fishing.    if you all teamed up, you be the 'chum' boat!  


chum boat......
2015/01/17 11:06:42
MARKHNH
1runjuan
4wheeled
hi jailcop.  you were the first LGers i met in person!  i was new and you stopped me passing by and said hi.  
 
don't know much about you but glad life is good and that you're going back!  see you there.
 
 
hey Mark.  two of my buddies had the same reaction when they went fishing.    if you all teamed up, you be the 'chum' boat!  


chum boat......


4wheeled, The Chum boat would definitely have an advantage. Would you be able to ride along? EZfishing maybe?
 
1RJ, you in?
 
 
2015/01/17 14:30:40
1runjuan
MARKHNH
1runjuan
4wheeled
hi jailcop.  you were the first LGers i met in person!  i was new and you stopped me passing by and said hi.  
 
don't know much about you but glad life is good and that you're going back!  see you there.
 
 
hey Mark.  two of my buddies had the same reaction when they went fishing.    if you all teamed up, you be the 'chum' boat!  


chum boat......


4wheeled, The Chum boat would definitely have an advantage. Would you be able to ride along? EZfishing maybe?
 
1RJ, you in?
 
 


hey ya Mark , as much as we looked at this time frame and knowing what fun will be had , alas
it is not to be as we will be down that a way in March for our 25th . we got an offer we could not turn
down . then DW won a silent auction for lodging and wanted to return for AASB15
but its too soon from the March trip. will be looking for LGs to hang with on that trip.
say hola to the lovely Sol Girl for us will ya........
2015/01/17 17:01:57
travelon
We will miss most of you as usual but I was wondering if anyone will be around mid to late May? (I know you will be there SoSo)
We arrive May 12th (Taj Kamul)
2015/01/17 17:05:38
Vancouver Sundog
Will add those early and late comers 
 
There is always a party on the beach
2015/01/17 19:52:52
4wheeled
Mark, anything is possible but i prefer to hear about people fishing (or chumming) than to watch it.  
 
now if i could drive the boat, i’d be in! 

 
2015/01/18 14:52:02
Bob in Milw
MARKHNH
I'm thinking of joining the fishing derby this year.
If we go to a third boat, count me in.
I have gotten seasick the last 2 times I have gone out on one of the pangas. So, whoever is on my boat, be forewarned.


Mark,
Looking forward to seeing you again amigo and yes, we will need a third boat this year. You can be on "Team USA 2"
Peace, Bimmy
2015/01/22 00:36:34
maplesyrup
Hope some of you find that ya need a bigger boat...

2015/01/22 20:08:25
Bob in Milw
Dog,
Add Steve and Cathy to the list. ABBWR 4/25 - 5/2
Peace, Bimmy
2015/01/25 14:58:40
DougSR
Doug and Gina, April 23 - May 2. 
2015/01/29 13:34:18
1runjuan
DougSR
Doug and Gina, April 23 - May 2. 


well POOP......missed ya again.....
2015/01/29 15:57:09
Beach Bernie
Hey Doug !
 
  Will be good to see ya again.  Know where you will be staying yet ?
 
See you on the beach,
Bernie
2015/01/29 18:48:41
Bob in Milw
DougSR
Doug and Gina, April 23 - May 2. 


Doug,
Will be good to see you again amigo.
Where you staying?
You want to get in the fishing derby again?
Peace, Bimmy
2015/01/30 09:21:02
maplesyrup
Van Dog, tried to send you a PM, but...... "Vancouversundog : Recipient cannot or decides not to receive PM."....what the hay!
 
To explain our absence this year, we just can't swing back to back trips $$!
 
 
We are however, going to get some beach time in June as we are traveling babysitters, for our granddaughter, on our son's honeymoon in FL. Not THE beach, but a beach none the less.
 
We will miss all of you and all the fun too! Tip your glass to us...we'll do the same to you all!
2015/02/01 07:40:32
maplesyrup
And BTW, this pirata does get his feet wet on occasion...

2015/02/01 08:05:53
Vancouver Sundog
maplesyrup
Van Dog, tried to send you a PM, but...... "Vancouversundog : Recipient cannot or decides not to receive PM."....what the hay!
 

 
Got your msg - all the best - will miss both of you
 
2015/02/01 13:05:21
Vancouver Sundog
George has confirmed the Auction for 3-5 pm Thursday April 30th
 
Already have a few ideas in mind to donate 
 
May have to bring some really good maple syrup from Canada as someone will not make it
 
 

2015/02/08 14:03:01
DougSR
Vancouver Sundog
Doug & Gina - April 23-May 2 (Akumal?)


OK. Gina and I are going to stay at Vista Del Mar (now Del Sol) from the 23rd until the 27th. Then we're going to head down to Nueva Vida de Ramiro in Tulum until May 2nd. I'm not in the fishing derby but I might be willing to go out with someone on the 25th or 26th. Obviously, we'll be at the Tulum Beach Crawl. We'll just be there already on a very leisurely, very extended Tulum Beach Crawl so no need for transport. If anyone is interested in trekking down the Boca Paila one day while we're in Tulum, let me know. I'm thinking I'll rent a 4 wheeler to say "HI" to Michelle and Dan at Xamach Dos and possibly bring some school supplies and/or funding to the kids in Punta Allen.
 
Besos and see you on the beach!
2015/02/10 07:18:49
SchnauzerDog
Count us in.   Apr 22 to May 2.   ABBWR.   
2015/02/14 11:42:55
Bob in Milw
SchnauzerDog
Count us in.   Apr 22 to May 2.   ABBWR.   


Saweeeet !!!
Looking forward to diving with you again amiga.
Steve and Cathy are coming with us again and I think Cathy will feel more comfortable about diving in Akumal with Natalie as opposed to Coz. You talking to her will also help. (I believe you're friends on FB)
Tell Noel I said hi and ask him if he wants to join us on the fishing derby.
Peace, Bimmy
 
2015/02/15 08:37:04
SchnauzerDog
Bob in Milw
SchnauzerDog
Count us in.   Apr 22 to May 2.   ABBWR.   


Saweeeet !!!
Looking forward to diving with you again amiga.
Steve and Cathy are coming with us again and I think Cathy will feel more comfortable about diving in Akumal with Natalie as opposed to Coz. You talking to her will also help. (I believe you're friends on FB)
Tell Noel I said hi and ask him if he wants to join us on the fishing derby.
Peace, Bimmy
 


  
 Cathy'd be in great hands with Natalie  and I'd love to go along.  Akumal is much easier diving that Coz.
These are sure to be fun dives with this crew!  Can't wait to try out my new dive light.  :)
 
2015/02/15 13:49:29
Vancouver Sundog
Will be great to see both of you
2015/02/15 13:58:48
beckerr
Alma is going to check out a new start point today......the old cenote is getting a little too busy, not so private
 
2015/02/16 10:12:34
beckerr
ever think about going to another place altogether for AASB????? so many places to see.......
2015/02/16 10:27:56
Bob in Milw
beckerr
ever think about going to another place altogether for AASB????? so many places to see.......


You guys broke the ice this year by getting a group to go to Pavo. I applaud you.
I wanted to check out the new ABBWR one last time to see what the changes are. I'm sure once the big Secrets Resort next door is opened Akumal will be WAY to crowded for my likings.
I vote we try different places from now on. The problem is everyone will have a different favorite they want to go to so maybe we could select a few of the choices and vote on them. Hopefully everyone will jump on board and we'll all be at the same resort again.
Peace, Bimmy
 
Edit.....my nomination for AASB '16 is the CRT on Xpu Ha beach.
2015/02/19 09:17:15
MARKHNH
But, Bimmy, If the main group goes to CRT, then it wouldn't be AASB anymore. It would be XHASB.
Seriously, we've always had people staying at different places. And then we usually get together for happy hour at Lol Ha and/or the beach crawl. So, not so much different.
Personally, I'm hoping that ABR and Akumal Bay are still enjoyable after the Secrets opens. I'd still like to be able to stay there with a large group.
  As Yogi said, "nobody goes there anymore, it's too crowded".
  That being said, I've wanted to try out CRT and we'll just have to see what things look like next year.
 
2015/02/21 07:15:28
Beach Bernie
Hi Mona.  I may opt for another Pavo trip, if this upcoming stay turns out nice.
Bimmy,  I could go to CRT again if the rate was reasonable for a single. Maybe I'll find a rich girlfriend by then.
Mark, go for the CRT; you won't regret it. My last stay was 2009 & 2010.  It probably has added some neat stuff and it's a short ride to Akumal. Enjoy.
 
See you on the Tulum Beach Crawl & all the usual places in Akumal.
Bernie
2015/02/21 19:11:51
Vancouver Sundog
We always stop at the Playa beach club by CRT and walk the beach 
 
Remember, CRT has a very small 150 yard or less beach front so the chairs are stacked deep
 
CRT is also introducing a class system. Pay more and get upgraded rooms, certain bars/alacarte/bfast separate beach area (a few are not happy as the other rooms are needing upgrades)
 
We still like the condos in the area.
2015/02/21 19:34:02
nipper
Is it spring yet? We just got home from Roatan and I'm already sick of winter, again!
2015/02/26 07:08:36
Bob in Milw
nipper
Is it spring yet? We just got home from Roatan and I'm already sick of winter, again!


I was wondering how you guys survived the heavy snowfalls in the NE this year and I just read your post on BC.
Sorry to hear about your misfortune but you have another vacation to look forward to in 2 months. Hopefully the snow will be done by then.
See ya soon.
Peace, Bimmy
2015/02/26 18:49:36
Vancouver Sundog
Alas, no Comedy Fest for early May
 
They moved it to mid April
 
Dates in 1st post with some new activities
2015/02/27 22:07:06
beckerr
I'm with you Bernie.  I like the smaller resorts, don't want to be around hundreds of people.  We may have to rename it "ASB" Adult Spring Break.  I meant actually seeing a different part of Mexico or another place altogether.
 
I'll get through this year and see what next year brings.......
2015/03/02 14:55:52
beckerr
beach crawl day
start at a cenote , and we can either just stop at the taco stand at Parayso or our last stop can be here at Mateo's.?????
2015/03/02 15:09:44
Beach Bernie
I understand, Mona and no worries.  I'm open to trying any new area/hotel in the future.
 
As far as the crawl, tacos at Parayso's sounds yummie.  It took a long time to get served at Ziggy's the last two years and then a long wait for all the bills to get to the correct people ( I'm sure a few tabs got screwed up ).
Mateo's looks cool.  I've never stopped there.  Who are all those fine looking folks in the picture?
 
On a related subject, Beachey wanted to do a day trip to the beach bar North of El Paraiso called Bar Adelita. He said it reminded him of the old Moonrise bar. I havn't tried it. Maybe we can squeeze that visit on an off day. Input?  
 
Less than two months ! Bernie
2015/03/03 09:30:17
MARKHNH
Becker,
  We ate at the taco bar at Paraiso last year. Tacos were good. But, it is very small. I would be surprised if they can accomodate a large group like ours. Have they been contacted?
  Also, wonder why you are thinking of Mateos which is off the beach instead of one of the restaurants on the beach like Ahau, Las Estralis, or Ak Kin?
  Please don't take my comments as being negative. I know how much effort it takes to organize the beach crawl. And I appreciate your taking on the challenge.
 
 
2015/03/03 19:19:11
Vancouver Sundog
BAR Adelita
 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EC2vWpl3asw
 
I thought I spotted Beachey spinning the Vinyl
2015/03/03 21:46:46
Bob in Milw
I have a sign up thread on the AASB 2015 thread in Big Serg's "Akumal you gotta love it" over on FB.
In case any of you didn't see it you can let me know here if you are going to be in the fishing derby on 4/28 from 3pm-6pm.
I need to know how many boats to reserve.
Peace, Bimmy
2015/03/05 20:44:06
beckerr
Beach Bernie
I understand, Mona and no worries.  I'm open to trying any new area/hotel in the future.
 
As far as the crawl, tacos at Parayso's sounds yummie.  It took a long time to get served at Ziggy's the last two years and then a long wait for all the bills to get to the correct people ( I'm sure a few tabs got screwed up ).
Mateo's looks cool.  I've never stopped there.  Who are all those fine looking folks in the picture?
 
On a related subject, Beachey wanted to do a day trip to the beach bar North of El Paraiso called Bar Adelita. He said it reminded him of the old Moonrise bar. I havn't tried it. Maybe we can squeeze that visit on an off day. Input?  
 
Less than two months ! Bernie


No offence taken, Alma thought it might be a nice place to try, the vans will pick us up and take us there.  Her and Marco are going for dinner there tonight to check it out.  So, the taco stand will just be a snack if people want I guess. 
 
2015/03/06 10:51:11
beckerr
and on another note, I think vans will be the mode of transportation this year for the crawl as the bus can't get into Pavo, we will have to walk out the where the taxis are, (not sure how far that is)  so van to PavoReal and vans to ABBWR.  we are working it out I think that you will pay when you are getting on the van since no one wants to run around two beaches collecting money, however I will have a list of peeps before hand to give to Marco and I bring my laptop with me for communication purposes.
 
2015/03/06 10:54:03
Vancouver Sundog
Bimmi - I'm in for fishing
 
PS: I posted in the 1st post  that taxi between Tankah Bay and Akumal is about 300 pesos each way
 
Been reading a few Facebook posts - I guess I am a newbie - too confusing trying to find things in FB
 
Hardly anyone visits LG now
2015/03/06 23:11:33
Bob in Milw
Vancouver Sundog
 
 
Hardly anyone visits LG now


Sad 
I miss all the chatting on this thread before going down for AASB. Remember when there used to be 60-80 pages on the old AASB threads. 
There are a couple threads on FB that are AASB related (So So can show you) but there hasn't been a lot of chatting on them lately.
I can't wait to be back in our favorite place in the world with a bunch of super cool friends.
BRING IT BABY !!!!!  WOOOOOOOOOOO HOOOOOOOO !!!!!
Peace, Bimmy
2015/03/07 07:36:45
beckerr
Bob in Milw
I have a sign up thread on the AASB 2015 thread in Big Serg's "Akumal you gotta love it" over on FB.
In case any of you didn't see it you can let me know here if you are going to be in the fishing derby on 4/28 from 3pm-6pm.
I need to know how many boats to reserve.
Peace, Bimmy


those are two different threads Bimmy, keep it to the AASB 2015 page, it's hard enough without a bump to keep track, but we're trying.....
 
2015/03/07 09:12:06
beckerr
MARKHNH
Becker,
  We ate at the taco bar at Paraiso last year. Tacos were good. But, it is very small. I would be surprised if they can accomodate a large group like ours. Have they been contacted?
  Also, wonder why you are thinking of Mateos which is off the beach instead of one of the restaurants on the beach like Ahau, Las Estralis, or Ak Kin?
  Please don't take my comments as being negative. I know how much effort it takes to organize the beach crawl. And I appreciate your taking on the challenge.
 
 


going to have a look now......
2015/03/07 09:14:57
Beach Bernie
Alrighty then, Bimmy !  A whoot whoot to all  !!!  I'm always excited to go back to the Roo.
 
You are correct that many of the "old-timer" LG folks don't post that often but I bet they still visit from time to time, just to see what's happening. Plus there are many new faces on the other threads with questions & comments.  I know, let's offer a reward to some of the lost LG's to come back for a quick 'hi' on this thread. Like a million pesos or something. Ha ! Seriously, would like to see some of the 'lost' folks come back for a bit.
I miss them.
Bernie
2015/03/07 09:16:40
Beachey
A million! Pick me pick me!! lol
Adelita beach bar is a cool little place. It did somewhat remind us of the old Moonrise. Ended up there with a group (Kansas Kid, Weegamoose, and a couple of others) last August and had good time. We happened upon it when walking north up the beach from Mezzanine after lunch one day, it's just north around the bend from El Paraiso. You can do a google beach walk view of it.
2015/03/07 09:50:05
Vancouver Sundog
Perhaps Serg can pin the Facebook AASB LGer names and events to the top
2015/03/07 11:47:17
Bob in Milw
Beach Bernie
Alrighty then, Bimmy !  A whoot whoot to all  !!!  I'm always excited to go back to the Roo.
 
You are correct that many of the "old-timer" LG folks don't post that often but I bet they still visit from time to time, just to see what's happening. Plus there are many new faces on the other threads with questions & comments.  I know, let's offer a reward to some of the lost LG's to come back for a quick 'hi' on this thread. Like a million pesos or something. Ha ! Seriously, would like to see some of the 'lost' folks come back for a bit.
I miss them.
Bernie


Sounds good Amigo, You can be the one to put up the million pesos. LOL
Seriously I'd love to see the old gang posting back here again.
Peace, Bimmy
2015/03/07 18:48:04
flipflopbirg
Well HELLO there! Just checking in. See you all on da beach! ( waving madly )
2015/03/08 11:16:44
Vancouver Sundog
flipflopbirg
Well HELLO there! Just checking in. See you all on da beach! ( waving madly )




Living through your ticker
2015/03/08 13:56:44
Beach Bernie
Hola 'flippy floppy bergie' !  Funny thing, I have the exact amount of time left for my trip except mine is an hour sooner than you. You & Rob need a ride ? hee,hee.
 
George, you & Bob are NOT lost LG'ers. Thus, no million pesos for you two.
I'll buy ya both a beer tho.
Bernie
2015/03/09 09:01:55
flipflopbirg
My ticker does look nice, doesn't it? Hey Bernie! Would love a ride! :) See ya'll soon!
2015/03/09 12:21:20
Seagoat
Beach Bernie
Alrighty then, Bimmy !  A whoot whoot to all  !!!  I'm always excited to go back to the Roo.
 
You are correct that many of the "old-timer" LG folks don't post that often but I bet they still visit from time to time, just to see what's happening. Plus there are many new faces on the other threads with questions & comments.  I know, let's offer a reward to some of the lost LG's to come back for a quick 'hi' on this thread. Like a million pesos or something. Ha ! Seriously, would like to see some of the 'lost' folks come back for a bit.
I miss them.
Bernie


 You OWE me big time!  
 
Seagoat
2015/03/09 15:35:26
Seagoat
Vancouver Sundog
 
Been reading a few Facebook posts - I guess I am a newbie - too confusing trying to find things in FB
 
Hardly anyone visits LG now




FB lurking huh?   Can't wait until you start posting 
 
Seagoat
2015/03/09 15:37:59
travelon
Beach Bernie
Alrighty then, Bimmy !  A whoot whoot to all  !!!  I'm always excited to go back to the Roo.
 
You are correct that many of the "old-timer" LG folks don't post that often but I bet they still visit from time to time, just to see what's happening. Plus there are many new faces on the other threads with questions & comments.  I know, let's offer a reward to some of the lost LG's to come back for a quick 'hi' on this thread. Like a million pesos or something. Ha ! Seriously, would like to see some of the 'lost' folks come back for a bit.
I miss them.
Bernie


You are right Bernie!  This is the first time I have visited LG since Jan but I check FB every day.  I CANNOT remember my password for LG and I now have one they "gave" me but I cannot seem to figure out how to change it to something I want.  I have posted about this before and gotten replies but I still can't change it.  ANYWAY have a wonderful time my friend and hope to see you on another trip.  We seem to always miss you since we always go in May and Oct.  Maybe you can plan an Oct visit?
Love ya!
2015/03/10 13:19:55
Beach Bernie
Seagoat,
  Whatcha mean I owe you ?  How about a beer or Marg ?  And a hug.
That's it , kiddo ! hee,hee.
Bernie
2015/03/10 19:26:49
Beach Bernie
Oh Sherry !  So good to hear from you, sweetie.  Thank you for coming back to see us locos.
 
I will see if I can plan something for October, although I said I would not do October again when hurricane Rena chased me & Holly out of there.  You & Tom ever come down in August ?
 
Have a great time in late May !
Bernie
2015/03/10 19:33:44
Big Serg
Hello, anybody hear?
2015/03/13 23:13:30
nipper
Hear what? Serg, you need a new ticker sweetie.
2015/03/14 06:35:53
Bob in Milw
Big Serg
Hello, anybody hear?


I "hear" you loud and clear amigo and look forward to seeing you again also.
Peace, Bimmy
2015/03/14 08:26:37
Beach Bernie
Sergio !!
  How ya doing big guy ? 
 
I'll second what Bob said.  Always great to see you & RC.
Bernie
2015/03/14 09:51:40
Vancouver Sundog
Any Tulum Crawl costs yet Mona? (vans/Shirts)
 
What about those not staying at ABR or PR?
2015/03/14 20:09:47
Bob in Milw
I'm taking a break away from FB for awhile. WAY to much political banter about Akumal going on.
This is where I started posting about going on vacation years ago and had fun doing it so I'll hang out here for now and talk about my upcoming trip to Akumal and hopefully no one will bash me because I'm staying at ABR or spending money at Lol Ha or Akumal Dive Center. Speaking of spending money at Lol Ha, please bring lots of money when we have the Library Fundraiser there on 4/30 at 3pm. I'll be bringing lots of my famous hot sausages to bid on.
Peace, Bimmy
2015/03/15 09:02:43
Beach Bernie
Hey Bob.  I won't fuss at ya, man.  I still have fond memories of the 'old ABR' and fun time spent with good people. I will bring my "winnings" from the library's last drawing & donate them to the fundraiser this year. This artwork is the ladies jewelry that 1Run's wife made out here in Colorado ( ear rings & pearl bracelet ). I can't wear them, as just NOT my colors. hee,hee. 
 
A-boot 40 days now until the warm breezes & soft sand !
Bernie
2015/03/15 10:12:06
Bob in Milw
Bernie,
Thank you for not bashing me for staying at ABR.
Wish you were there with us, however we'll hook with ya for the beach crawl and the auction.
Hopefully next year we'll all be together staying at the same resort again.
Luv ya man.
Peace, Bimmy
2015/03/15 13:25:47
Vancouver Sundog
Bimmy - so how many bodies have we got for fishing?
2015/03/15 14:26:08
Bob in Milw
Vancouver Sundog
Bimmy - so how many bodies have we got for fishing?


I'm seeing 9 so far. Will need 3 boats. Might have to mix it up a little to get 3 in each boat.
Peace, Bimmy
2015/03/15 19:02:54
Gem
Did Bimmy say snausages???
2015/03/15 22:36:19
Beach Bernie
Hola Gem,
  Good to 'see you' again.   I believe Bob did mention the "S" word. ha.
 
You guys going to make it down to the area for AASB this year?
Bernie
2015/03/16 09:03:19
Beach Bernie
Right back at cha, Bob.
  Don't forget the Sunday BBQ at Casa Cenote the day after you & Adrienne arrive.  I would be happy to drive up from Pavo & pick up a few peeps for the BBQ. I'm sure the gate guard will let me into ABR.
 
Gary makes a dang good marg and the food is usually pretty tasty. Hope you can make it.
Bernie
2015/03/16 09:16:17
nipper
Bob in Milw
I'm taking a break away from FB for awhile. WAY to much political banter about Akumal going on.
This is where I started posting about going on vacation years ago and had fun doing it so I'll hang out here for now and talk about my upcoming trip to Akumal and hopefully no one will bash me because I'm staying at ABR or spending money at Lol Ha or Akumal Dive Center. Speaking of spending money at Lol Ha, please bring lots of money when we have the Library Fundraiser there on 4/30 at 3pm. I'll be bringing lots of my famous hot sausages to bid on.
Peace, Bimmy


It's getting a bit crazy there for sure. We 're also staying at ABR. We can't (won't) cancel now or we lose the money and we booked in the fall. Today the rumour is that because Secrets is an adults only resort, that they want the beach private because Secrets means it will be a nude beach.
2015/03/16 15:41:16
beckerr
Vancouver Sundog
Any Tulum Crawl costs yet Mona? (vans/Shirts)
 
What about those not staying at ABR or PR?


nothing yet, I messaged and emailed last week and haven't heard back......
2015/03/16 16:04:30
beckerr
Vancouver Sundog
Any Tulum Crawl costs yet Mona? (vans/Shirts)
 
What about those not staying at ABR or PR?


nothing yet, I messaged and emailed last week and haven't heard back......
2015/03/16 16:04:38
Beach Bernie
Not to worry, Nipper.  You two will have a good time.  It's still the ABR; just spruced up a lot.
See ya soon,
Bernie
2015/03/16 19:44:52
Bob in Milw
nipper


 Today the rumour is that because Secrets is an adults only resort, that they want the beach private because Secrets means it will be a nude beach.


Xit, I don't have a problem with that. I'll be doing a lot of beach walking then.
Peace, Bimmy
2015/03/16 19:46:56
Bob in Milw
Beach Bernie
Right back at cha, Bob.
  Don't forget the Sunday BBQ at Casa Cenote the day after you & Adrienne arrive.  I would be happy to drive up from Pavo & pick up a few peeps for the BBQ. I'm sure the gate guard will let me into ABR.
 
Gary makes a dang good marg and the food is usually pretty tasty. Hope you can make it.
Bernie


Wow, I might take you up on that amigo.
Peace, Bimmy
2015/03/16 19:49:38
beckerr
Marco will give me prices tomorrow for vans and tshirts.  Looking at the fishing chart for the 28th.....fishing is posted as ok about 10am, nothing for the afternoon......http://www.tides4fishing.com/mx/quintana-roo/cancun
Since money will not be collected ahead for the vans, whoever says they are going needs to show because vans will be ordered and will have to be paid for  when they arrive at your destination
2015/03/16 22:10:13
Bob in Milw
1 month, 1 week and 1 day till AASB '15. I love seeing ones on my ticker.
WOOOOO HOOOOO !!!!! BRING IT BABY !!!!!
Peace, Bimmy
2015/03/17 08:27:20
Vancouver Sundog
From Bob's FB post
 
Fishing derby is finalized. On Tue. 4/28 from 3pm-6pm we will be going out with 3 boats. 
Serg, Bimmy & Steve will be going out on Francisco's boat.
Brad, Rob & Kristi will be going out on Luis's boat.
Sundog, Doc and Mark will be going out on Ali's boat (or Carlos).
Rain date is Fri. 5/1 from 3pm-6pm.
2015/03/17 09:14:27
Bob in Milw
Vancouver Sundog
From Bob's FB post
 
Fishing derby is finalized. On Tue. 4/28 from 3pm-6pm we will be going out with 3 boats. 
Serg, Bimmy & Steve will be going out on Francisco's boat.
Brad, Rob & Kristi will be going out on Luis's boat.
Sundog, Doc and Mark will be going out on Ali's boat (or Carlos).
Rain date is Fri. 5/1 from 3pm-6pm.


There may be a time change to an AM Derby if that's what the majority want.
Peace, Bimmy
2015/03/17 09:30:10
Vancouver Sundog
Morning / afternoon - no differencer
 
This website is more important
 
http://www.fishingarts.co.uk/superstitions.html
2015/03/17 09:42:39
Bob in Milw
Sundog,
Please make the time change in your post #1 that the NEW TIME for the Fishing Derby will be 9am-12pm.
Thanks, Bimmy
 
Edit....Noel will be joining us so.....
Serg, Bimmy, Doc & Steve fishing with Francisco
Brad, Rob & Kristi fishing with Luis
Sundog, Mark & Noel fishing with Carlos or Ali
2015/03/18 09:26:00
Vancouver Sundog
Soooo early - great to hear Noel is joining us
2015/03/18 09:42:36
beckerr
anyone wanting tshirts or transport please message me  the Cancun on the tshirt will be changed to "Akumal".  I need definite numbers on transport as you will pay the driver and we don't want to over or under order transport.  One pick up at ABR and one at Pavo
 
black tshirts......12
2015/03/18 10:35:11
beckerr
Holy Moly, one month from today, taking the red eye, yowzers
2015/03/18 11:12:43
Macmaniac
Vancouver Sundog
Soooo early - great to hear Noel is joining us


Not so early as the 4:30am wake up in Ucluelet. 
2015/03/19 12:42:31
Vancouver Sundog
Beckerr - Thanks - PM sent to you 
 
I have others not on FACEBOOK asking. Me included
 
Also asking about those wanting to eat at Casa Cenote
 
I will organize those ABR  guests only
2015/03/20 22:32:21
beckerr
I will confirm with marco that those not staying at the Pavo will be picked up at the Chomak as it will be vans this year.  iTour is very busy and today is spring equinox.
 
 
2015/03/22 10:24:30
beckerr
anyone who has not put down for a tshirt, do you want one for AASB2015, picture attached
2015/03/22 10:49:03
beckerr
Vancouver Sundog

Best to start this off now as Serg has the Facebook version started

Everyone is WELCOME to join the activities!  Come meet some LocoGringo's and have a few laughs!  (and raise $$ for the Library - Beachey can let us know the new goal)
 
I copied the 2014 dates (adjusted for 2015). Assume last week of April is still the target week
 
It looks like PavoReal is a popular choice so I have added in an option on Sunday to visit to Tankah Bay. Great cenote and a Sunday BBQ See http://www.casacenote.com/restuarantmenus/sundaytexasbbqmenu.html
 
Cenote is 50-70 pesos - equipment and kayaks to rent - or an air mattress. Like swimming in an aquarium with mangroves ( roots) , thousands of guppies, blue crabs, and canals
 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tgYRyw59Ulw 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oqo2ThSk_3Q
 
 
Taxi cost between Casa Cenote and Akumal is about 300 pesos
 
AGAIN,  tentative dates based on last year
 
Akumal Comedy Festival - April 14-18 (http://www.akumalcomedyfestival.com/
 
Tankah Beach Visit - Sunday, April 26, 2015 - 11 AM - 4 PM (Casa Cenote swim / BBQ)  - Meet those reclusive PavoReal folks 
 
Fishing Derby - Tues, April 28, 2015 - 9 AM - NOON -  confirmed by Bimmy - see NEW TIME (Rain out date - May 1, 2015) (Bimmy)

Tulum BEACH Crawl - Wed, April 29, 2015 (Mona)

Library Silent Auction -   Thurs,  April 30, 2015 @ Lol Ha beach bar 3-5 PM  (Beachey has confirmed)
 
Robin's Shirt Contest -   Friday, May 1st @ Lol Ha beach bar 3-5 PM  (Beachey is last year's reigning winner)

Cinco De Mayo Party  -   Tuesday, May 5th @ Some Bar
 
Bum Dart Contest -   To be determined

All those planning on attending,  please  post on this thread or send me a msg
Jailcop -  April 14-23rd (??)
4Wheeled - April 16-30 (ABBWR)
Deb D & Friend - April 17 - May 2 (PavoReal)      
Beckerr & Brad - April 19 - April 30 (PavoReal)
Snoopy and daughter -  April 21 - May 1 (Pavo Real) 
Nipper & Diver Ron - April 23 - May 7 (ABBWR / Taj Kumal)
Doug & Gina - April 23-May 2 (HMB & Tulum)
Flipflopbirg & Macmaniac - April 24 - May 8 (PavoReal / Tulum)  
Beachey - April 25 - May 6 (ABBWR)
Soso & Vandog - April 25 - May 10 (ABBWR / Taj Kumal)
Serg & RC - April 25 - May 2 (ABBWR)
Sarnold/Tejas Tortuga/Girls - April 25 - May 6 (ABBWR)
MarkHNH & Donna - April 26 - May 6 (ABBWR / HAC )
Beach Bernie - April 24 - May 5 (PavoReal) 
Moonaround & Poofter  - April 24 - May 1 (PavoReal)
Bimmy & Adrienne....4/25 - 5/2 (ABBWR)
Steve and Cathy 4/25 - 5/2 (ABBWR)
"Doc" Bill 4/25 - 5/2  (ABBWR)
Tulsa Brick and BH 5/6-5/16 (ABBWR)
Travelon 5/12 - 5/late (Taj Kumal) 
 Schnauzerdog & Morningdive Apr 22-May 2 (ABBWR)

  anyone want onto the ride to the beach crawl list or the buy an AASB 2015 tshirt list (if you aren't already on them)


2015/03/22 12:56:58
Bob in Milw
Not only was I able to get a direct flight from Milwaukee - Cancun with Southwest Airlines this year for $462 p/p r/t (bags fly free) but they just notified me that there is a time change.......
.......We arrive even earlier now at 10:30 am. Woooo Hooooo !!!
I hope this will be an annual flight. I'm loving S.W. Airlines.
Peace, Bimmy
 
Just noticed my ticker is less than a month
2015/03/27 09:47:23
Vancouver Sundog
great news bimi
 
Meet us at the Sushi Bar - you should be arriving about the same time as Serg (hint)
2015/03/27 19:38:26
Bob in Milw
Vancouver Sundog
great news bimi
 
Meet us at the Sushi Bar - you should be arriving about the same time as Serg (hint)


The Sushi Bar it is. Have a cold one waiting for me because I get real thirsty going through airports.
I'm thinking the Sushi Bar will be our "new Moonrise Bar" (minus my swing) I'll just have to bring the one you gave me.


Peace, Bimmy
2015/03/28 07:50:34
beckerr
no matter where you go, there you are.......
2015/03/28 16:12:17
gmadeb
Could a single chica survive this?  Sosi?  
2015/03/29 00:03:46
Bob in Milw
gmadeb
Could a single chica survive this?  Sosi?  


H*ll yeah, come on down and join us. The more the merrier.
There's always room for one more sand sister in the family.
Peace, Bimmy 
2015/03/29 07:47:22
beckerr
gmadeb
Could a single chica survive this?  Sosi?  


not half as crazy as it sounds and there are other single ladies as well.  Join us if you're around
2015/03/29 09:37:13
Soleil Soul
YEEEESSSS GMA, Awesomesauce. YOU my dear can survive anything!   A wonderful addition to the already fun loving group of LG spring breakers.  A thought still or actuals?  Post your dates if you choose to add your name.  Could be 4 Debs coming now jeje
 
2015/03/29 09:37:32
beckerr
the finished product
12USD or 170 pesos, I need a minimum of 35-40 ordered ,  in black and the cenote entrance and transport is $20 usd per person also taking up collection for van driver tip money and a little something for Alma at the beginning as well
2015/03/29 10:14:24
Beach Bernie
OMG !  Four Deb's ?  Yikes.  I'll just yell out " hey Deb " and one of you is bound to answer. hee,hee.
 
  You will have a blast, GMA.  I hope you can make it.
Bernie
2015/03/29 10:16:57
Soleil Soul
Photo of Casa Cenote, taken from the restaurant   
Mo, you arrive early, walk up and introduce yourself to Gary and let him know how many peeps are coming on Sunday.  I'm sure he would appreciate the heads up and to ensure enough food/drink/service is available for the meet and greet.  

 
2015/03/29 10:26:40
beckerr
Soleil Soul
Photo of Casa Cenote, taken from the restaurant   
Mo, you arrive early, walk up and introduce yourself to Gary and let him know how many peeps are coming on Sunday.  I'm sure he would appreciate the heads up and to ensure enough food/drink/service is available for the meet and greet.  

 


that is the plan, I've already chatted with him through email. Was just thinking about it again this morning, if I have a good idea of how many gringos will be there it would help and for what time.....any ideas SoSo?
   maybe a project for you Debra?!
 
2015/03/29 13:14:10
beckerr
How many on here that don't want to go on facebook that are showing for the sunday bbq on the 26th????
2015/03/29 13:29:06
Soleil Soul
Our car is full (4) if that helps
 
Some AASB13 Casa Cenote pix.  Hangin around Sunday BBQ
 

Cheese!

 
Awesome snorkel with the lady's

 
 
2015/03/29 15:10:52
Bob in Milw
SoSo,
I don't recognize those Chicas. Who are they?
Peace, Bimmy
2015/03/29 16:00:57
Soleil Soul
Thats Julie with her gurls.  You met her at AASB13, such a wonderful Lady!  Very cleaver dog whisperer... 
2015/03/29 17:04:04
beckerr
I guess then SoSo that 4 can be added to your list,
2015/03/29 19:47:11
4wheeled
Hi Beckerr. Me and my three buddies will be going on Sunday. We have our own transportation and could probably fit a couple more in.
I'll get back to you about T-shirts okay?
2015/03/29 20:20:18
Soleil Soul
Thx  Paul - Glen and I are contacting all the ABRers for the Sunday visit (and around the bay)
2015/03/29 20:49:12
jjwiggin
We will be at ABBWR from May 11 - May 20.  This is our 3rd year in a row.  We met a few of you in 2013 (Julie, Doug, Vancouver, to name a few), but it looks like we may miss most of you this year.  My husband, John, entered the fishing tournament last minute in 2013.  I believe he was on a boat with Julie and Doug, if I'm not mistaken.
2015/03/30 07:23:35
Bob in Milw
jjwiggin,
I remember John joining Doug's boat and now I remember who Julie is. She's a friend of Doug's who was also on his boat. Every boat got skunked that year if I recall correctly. Most of us will be gone by the time you guys come down. This years Fishing Derby is on 4/28.
Peace, Bimmy
2015/03/30 08:39:09
Beach Bernie
Mona,  I will pass on the T-shirt but will be at the Casa Cenote for the Sunday BBQ.  As previously mentioned, I can shuttle a few folks from ABR & back.  Just need to know what time someone wants a ride. Is 10:15 too early? 10:30?  Give me a shout.
 
Getting too excited ( again ),
Bernie
2015/03/30 09:09:08
beckerr
Beach Bernie
Mona,  I will pass on the T-shirt but will be at the Casa Cenote for the Sunday BBQ.  As previously mentioned, I can shuttle a few folks from ABR & back.  Just need to know what time someone wants a ride. Is 10:15 too early? 10:30?  Give me a shout.
 
Getting too excited ( again ),
Bernie


Sounds like the folks are heading in around noon - 2, doesn't look so far like anyone needs a ride (maybe some Pavo folks)  will keep you posted, but we'll see ya'll at PavoReal anyway
2015/03/30 10:22:04
Soleil Soul
10 AM works for us Bernster, mucho gracias for your kind offer to help.
 
Doing the car pick up early will be most helpful.  DH will head back and pick up the Riff Raff while I perform some margarita QA testing at CC.  They are soso good.
 
Head count to date is 12 
We will be there between 11 - 2 ish  
 
Hi Jwiggin, glad you are coming down!
 
2015/03/30 14:57:13
Bob in Milw
Sorry, I won't make it. Promised Doc & Steve I would be doing more diving with them this year.
Peace, Bimmy
2015/03/31 08:18:15
Beach Bernie
Bummer, Bimmy.  If you have a change of plans, let us know. We can fit 4 peeps in my 'clown car'. hee,hee. 
Will see ya on the crawl,
Bernie
2015/03/31 09:22:07
beckerr
aahhhhhhhh
2015/03/31 16:09:23
Beachey
Bimmy, maybe Ad and Cathy would like to join us at Casa Cenote if you guys are going to go diving that
day. It would be great to have them join us for the get together.
 
2015/04/03 13:31:18
Bob in Milw
I'll ask them. Ad might want to, but I doubt Cathy will.
You riding with SoSo and Dog?
Peace, Bimmy
2015/04/04 07:12:10
nipper
I saw Tammi (YANKEE) yesterday and I'm bringing hugs from her.
2015/04/04 09:22:22
Beachey
"I'll ask them. Ad might want to, but I doubt Cathy will. You riding with SoSo and Dog?"
 
Well tell Cathy it won't just be drinking, there is also the BBQ and swimming in the cenote as well.
Yep, I'm riding down with Dog and SoSo. But Paul 4 Wheeled has mentioned that they will have room in their car for anyone who needs a lift over there. We can sort it all out once we are all there on Saturday. Some how that line doesn't sound right. When have any of us been "All there"??? 
2015/04/04 09:45:48
beckerr
Marco has completed the tshirt, if you would like one and haven't told me yet, please let me know and the size(s)
2015/04/04 16:38:09
Bob in Milw
Beachey
 
Some how that line doesn't sound right. When have any of us been "All there"??? 




LMAO
Peace, Bimmy
 
2015/04/05 08:42:28
maplesyrup
Nice job Mona y Marco! Just to keep my collection going, I'll order one, XL por favor, and I'll have MarkNH pick it up for me.
 
Happy Easter to all you Breakers!

2015/04/05 08:45:54
MARKHNH
I'll be happy to mule one back for you MS because that means we will need to get together for some food and drinks.
Mona,   You better put me down for an XL too. Thanks.
2015/04/05 08:52:13
Vancouver Sundog
XL for me please
2015/04/06 14:32:48
beckerr
PAVO crawlers
beckerr
brad
birg
rob
deborah
don
poofer
moon
jeanne
steve
snoopy
kim
bernie
 
 
ABBWR crawlers
sarnold
dianne
wendi
shelley
big serg
rc
bimmy
adrienne
beachey
doc bill
mark
donna
nipper
2015/04/06 20:07:03
Bob in Milw
beckerr
PAVO crawlers
beckerr
brad
birg
rob
deborah
don
poofer
moon
jeanne
steve
snoopy
kim
bernie
 
 
ABBWR crawlers
sarnold
dianne
wendi
shelley
big serg
rc
bimmy
adrienne
beachey
doc bill
mark
donna
nipper


Perfect !
We filled both vans at 13 peeps each. At $15 p/p we'll hit the $195 per van right on the head.
Mo, will you be taking up a collection when we all get together, for tips for the drivers and Alma, or do we do that on our own?
Peace, Bimmy
2015/04/07 08:19:13
beckerr
I'll be at the fishing derby to collect transportation money. I think the morning when you load, Beachey can collect in your van tip and Alma and I can collect in ours for tip and Alma, and then it is done for the day
2015/04/07 11:08:19
Bob in Milw

ABBWR posted a sign stating that the towel games to save a lounger will no longer be tolerated.
YEA !!! Now I can sleep in if I want.
I'm thinking I might rather hang out by the tables around the new Beach Bar anyhow. No swings but a great view.
Peace, Bimmy
2015/04/09 09:13:49
Bob in Milw
My new hangout is going to be at the new Beach Bar. I'll be missing my swing, but I'll survive.
 
http://www.oyster.com/riviera-maya/hotels/akumal-bay-beach-and-wellness-resort/panoramas/sushi-beach-bar--v22747/
 
Peace, Bimmy
 
 
2015/04/09 09:30:37
beckerr
So I am in no way dissing ABBWR, the renos look beautiful and I was one of the first that said I would go back but the price was just too high this year.  Looking at the pic of the beach though, I miss the site of that long stretch of white sand, now what is seen is all the beach shades. 
2015/04/09 09:40:47
1runjuan
wait a minute ...............
 
 
 
bimmy learned to post pics ???
what the......
2015/04/09 09:46:22
Bob in Milw
http://www.oyster.com/riviera-maya/hotels/akumal-bay-beach-and-wellness-resort/panoramas/pelicano-snack-bar--v22757/
Here's what the new Snack Bar by the pool looks like.
Mo, I understand exactly what you're saying but since we booked it before all the politics came in to play, I'm gonna make the most out of my vacation and enjoy possibly my last time in Akumal. We'll see how everything plays out.
Peace, Bimmy
2015/04/09 09:51:52
Bob in Milw
1runjuan
wait a minute ...............
 
 
 
bimmy learned to post pics ???
what the......


John,
It's called cut and paste.
Peace, Bimmy
2015/04/09 09:53:19
Vancouver Sundog
Price to ABR was excellent for us and Beachey
 
See you on the 25th Bimmy

 
 
2015/04/09 20:51:37
Bob in Milw
Vancouver Sundog
Price to ABR was excellent for us and Beachey
 
See you on the 25th Bimmy

 
 


Dog,
My gang from Milw. not only got an excellent price but we also have a direct flight this year.
I'm wondering if I hung the swing you gave me from that palapa if it could support my weight?  
Peace, Bimmy
2015/04/10 07:37:43
Beach Bernie
Ticker check !!!  Yikes, I don't have one. Hee,hee.
 
Two weeks before arrival.  Mona, three drinks at check-in, please.
 
I am truly looking forward to seeing all the LG group again, no matter where they are staying.
Now if I could only remember what time it will be in the Roo. Oh yeah, I'll be wearing that new fangled device on my wrist :  a watch ! har.
 
See you all pretty soon, Bernie
2015/04/10 09:14:39
crunch
Looks very nice, but someone just posted in trip reports that they are watering down the booze unmercilessly 
2015/04/10 12:28:48
Vancouver Sundog
Ice melts
2015/04/10 21:53:29
beckerr
Beach Bernie
Ticker check !!!  Yikes, I don't have one. Hee,hee.
 
Two weeks before arrival.  Mona, three drinks at check-in, please.
 
I am truly looking forward to seeing all the LG group again, no matter where they are staying.
Now if I could only remember what time it will be in the Roo. Oh yeah, I'll be wearing that new fangled device on my wrist :  a watch ! har.
 
See you all pretty soon, Bernie


what time do ya'll arrive Bernie???   :)  do I bring you the drinks or do I drink the drinks? :)
2015/04/10 22:28:25
beckerr
No matter where you go, there you are.......looking forward to vacation and seeing everyone wherever they may be.  Here's to new places and old faces (don't know when I'll get back again....)
2015/04/10 22:29:30
Beach Bernie
My best guess is around 7PM -ish The three drinks are for Rob & Berg and YOU, Mona.  Those two will probably need one after driving down with me !
 
New & old friends alike,
Bernie
2015/04/10 22:47:16
flipflopbirg
One drink for you, 3 drink for me, 2 drinks for him, 10 drinks for us!  Just have a bottle waiting. And a sammich! :)  Are you going to make a sign to greet us at the airport Bernie? Make it shiny! I'm calling shotgun! xxoo :) See all you freaks soon! 
 
2015/04/11 14:21:22
Big Serg
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My new hangout is going to be at the new Beach Bar. I'll be missing my swing, but I'll survive.
 
http://www.oyster.com/riviera-maya/hotels/akumal-bay-beach-and-wellness-resort/panoramas/sushi-beach-bar--v22747/
 
Peace, Bimmy
 
 

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You'll hangout where I tell you to handout! 
2015/04/11 15:14:22
crunch
Which of you suckers thumbs downed me?  Cracked me up to see that.
2015/04/11 16:05:00
TwirleyB
Bernie's driving is just fine considering in the trips we shared, at least 3-4, he only had 1 wreck, a few near misses, a tsunami wave in our car but we lived to laugh about it.  Although the wreck with the barreling agua truck could have been way worse had he made the u turn a few seconds sooner.   LOL.  The tsunami wave was kinda my fault but perfect timing on my part.  Get him to tell the story!   
I'll miss you all.  Have fun and stay safe.
2015/04/11 23:24:19
Vancouver Sundog
Yes, Tulum Beach  Road - BAD
2015/04/12 00:27:26
ulle trautvag
'the panorama video shows dark chairs and stools.  Don't they become hot in the sun, especially in the warmer months? Was that a good idea?
2015/04/12 00:52:34
Bob in Milw
Big Serg



You'll hangout where I tell you to handout! 


As long as it's close to a bar......Oh, and banos.
But knowing you, I doubt you'll want to be very far from the bar either.
No laying on the loungers under the palapas on the beach though. Someone might take pictures.
Peace, Bimmy
 
2015/04/12 07:52:23
Beach Bernie
Birg, it was thinking I could do a sign that says " crazy Canadian people over here " but then there would probably be 200 or 300 of them standing all around me. Would attract way too much attention. hee,hee.
2015/04/12 10:24:03
Beach Bernie
Oh Holly, so many fond memories. I've wondered is it you that attracts these crazy events or me  ?  Or a double wammie with the two of us together at the same place in time. hee,hee.
 
So I'll try to give the short version.  Very bad rain on highway 307 upon our return trip to the car rental place. Bad as in flooding water and very hard rain; windshield wipers barely able to keep up. Tropical storm Rina was approaching the Roo. If I remember correctly, I was in the left lane behind a bus, figuring it would make somewhat of a clear 'path' for me. My hands were white knuckles gripping the wheel and yes, I can drive very safely when I have to. So Holly has to have a cig. She rolled down the window about 8" inches or so but the wind was so strong it keep blowing her lighter out. She bent down low sorta under the dash to lite her smoke. I had turned towards Holly at that exact moment to say something like " hurry up Holly, the rain is getting all inside the car " My mouth was wide open, screaming at her over the noise of everything. That's when the big truck that was hauling butt passed us on the right. The tsunami wave missed her as clean as a whistle and drenched me with great force. After I spit out the water in my mouth, Holly sits up with her lit cig & started laughing at me like a wild woman. I was one wet puppy !  After I recovered, we both laughed like two crazy people.  The folks at Easyway already know we are crazy.  When one of the guys looked at me, I think he said " Bernardo, what is wrong with your hair? "
 
Anyway, one of many "Holly" events. 
That's my story & I'm sticking to it. Bernie
2015/04/12 10:52:12
TwirleyB
That's just how it happened!  I caught a glimpse of this huge tidal wave that rolled over me, out of the corner of my eye, and when I looked over at Bernie, he was drenched and dripping, with mouth gaping and spitting!  I didn't have a drop of water on me.  It slapped him so hard that his glasses were crooked!  I thought he was going to loose control of the car because he couldn't see and he was stunned.  Then we laughed so hard I think we had to pull over and dry him off.  His seat was soaked so he looked like he had just gone swimming when we got to Easyway.
 
Good luck Birg and Robbie.  May the force be with you!
2015/04/12 12:03:41
flipflopbirg
That was one good rippin' belly laugh I tell Ya! The visual was awesome! Although I must admit I'm kinda scired now.... 
2015/04/12 12:40:16
Soleil Soul
OMG a Hurricane Holly story, thanks for the laugh this morning!!  Still laughing.
2015/04/13 10:40:50
MARKHNH
Ticker Check. Under 2 weeks until AASB2015.
 
2015/04/13 10:44:10
Seagoat
Bob in Milw
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No laying on the loungers under the palapas on the beach though. Someone might take pictures.
Peace, Bimmy
 

You might wanna go incognito!   The palapa police may be on the prowl. 
 
Cheers,
Seagoat
2015/04/13 12:20:01
beckerr
Birg, got ya'll covered on the sammies and the drinks.....life is good
be careful with that Bernie character, and wear your seatbelt  :) (ok, I working on that co-dendency stuff still)
2015/04/13 14:00:50
Bob in Milw
Seagoat
Bob in Milw
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No laying on the loungers under the palapas on the beach though. Someone might take pictures.
Peace, Bimmy
 

You might wanna go incognito!   The palapa police may be on the prowl. 
 
Cheers,
Seagoat


I have disguises I can wear. No one will recognize me.

 Peace, Bimmy
2015/04/14 08:07:30
Bob in Milw
Tres Amigos......With my two good buddies Sundog and Beachey. See you guys real soon. Meet me at the new Beach Bar by this same spot, on Sat. after we all arrive, for a welcome drink. Why is Dog taller than us?
Peace, Bimmy
 
2015/04/14 08:25:27
MARKHNH
We don't arrive until Sunday when many will be at Casa Cenote. I'm wondering who will be left at ABR to great us when we get there. I hope that they have a palapa and loungers reserved near the beach bar.
2015/04/14 13:04:43
nipper
MARKHNH
We don't arrive until Sunday when many will be at Casa Cenote. I'm wondering who will be left at ABR to great us when we get there. I hope that they have a palapa and loungers reserved near the beach bar.


Pick me!!! Don't know where I might have loungers but I'll be there. What time?
 
2015/04/14 13:10:11
Bob in Milw
MARKHNH
We don't arrive until Sunday when many will be at Casa Cenote. I'm wondering who will be left at ABR to great us when we get there. I hope that they have a palapa and loungers reserved near the beach bar.


Mark,
My clan isn't going to Casa Cenote either so we'll meet you at the beach bar on Sun. in the afternoon.
Looking forward to seeing you again mi amigo.
Peace, Bimmy
2015/04/14 19:01:30
TwirleyB
Yep, I hired spies to see who will sit in the forsaken loungers!   I'm sure everyone will be cautious and on the look out!  . I've made a special effort to scroll around and find the emoticon button on this Kindle so EVERYONE should know I am joking.  I don't care where you sit.  I won't be there.  
I do hope it's a FANTASTIC trip for all.  
 
2015/04/15 00:11:44
beckerr
VSD, do you have friends from the Bahia that want to crawl and need transport?  I have two from the GP that want to meet us in Akumal and go which means we need another van
 
2015/04/15 13:35:09
beckerr
anyone else want to go on the crawl that's not on the list yet????  Will be in Akumal for the derby to collect transport fees......
2015/04/15 13:37:53
beckerr
ABR folks, 9:15 pickup at the OXXO
Pavo folks 9:20 pickup at the taxi stand 30 meters from the lobby (bring beer)
 
$20 USD per person includes transport and cenote entrance.....final, ugh
 
2015/04/15 13:52:28
Wifey
Have fun y'all!
 
2015/04/15 15:50:55
Vancouver Sundog
Yes for 2 adults at Bahia
2015/04/15 23:04:03
MARKHNH
Nipper and Bimmy,
  We land about 1:00 PM. So, probably at the resort around 3:00 or 4:00.
2015/04/16 05:47:02
Bob in Milw
MARKHNH
Nipper and Bimmy,
  We land about 1:00 PM. So, probably at the resort around 3:00 or 4:00.


By that time the rest of the gang that went to Casa Cenote should be coming back.
Look for us by the new beach bar.
Peace, Bimmy
2015/04/16 07:53:37
Soleil Soul
As Bimmy mentioned our small group (12ish) going to CC will likely be back before or around your arrival time Mark.   HAPPY HOUR 
 
Into single digits, woohoo.  
 
You have fun on Roatan Wifey with the sista wives !
 
2015/04/16 08:36:44
Beach Bernie
It's snowing in the Denver area this AM !  It's OK, as we need the moisture. Our Spring wet snows equal your rain in the warmer parts of our Country.
 
One more week to feel the hot breeze off the sea and have my toes in the sand.
 
Whoo hoo !
Bernie
2015/04/16 09:07:13
1runjuan
Beach Bernie
It's snowing in the Denver area this AM !  It's OK, as we need the moisture. Our Spring wet snows equal your rain in the warmer parts of our Country.
 
One more week to feel the hot breeze off the sea and have my toes in the sand.
 
Whoo hoo !
Bernie


careful what you wish for BB , ya'll down there haven't had that "upslope" in awhile....
this is looking like one....
have a blast all you spring breakers , wish we were going.....sigh !!!!
2015/04/16 10:21:33
crunch
Have fun all you AASB'ers.  Wherever you stay enjoy and report back occasionally for all of us stuck in reality on the mainland!
2015/04/16 12:15:29
Vancouver Sundog
Can we get a Tulum Crawl Itinerary ?? (please)
2015/04/16 14:06:15
nipper
Mona posted this on FB
 
1.Cenote Zacil- ha 2.La Zebra 3.Parayso (fish tacos place) 4.Los Lirios ????? 5.. La Luna- las estrellas 6.Lunch time Mateo's
2015/04/16 16:11:26
beckerr
if you see me sleeping on the beach, please don't wake me up
2015/04/17 23:35:59
Beachey
TICK TOCK TICK TOCK TICK TOCK!!!!!!
2015/04/19 10:57:39
nipper
4 days! I'm really hoping that when we get home after 2 weeks, all the snow will be gone. I dug out the rhododendron bushes today. They seemed really happy to be out from under the snow.
2015/04/19 12:11:36
Bob in Milw
4 DAYS BABY !!! WOOOO HOOOO !!!!!!!
Peace, Bimmy
2015/04/20 20:13:58
Soleil Soul
 
3 mas!  tic toc!
2015/04/21 12:30:25
Beach Bernie
Three sleeps for me, my LG friends !
 
  I was have such a peaceful & wonderful dream this morning. There I was, standing on the beach facing the clear blue water. All was calm in the early morning. The warm breeze of the sea was kissing my skin. 
Suddenly, I awoke to the cat pawing my face " get up & feed me you sleepy Loco " !!
 
Thus, I dream. Only three more sleeps.
 
See ya soon & yee haw,
Bernie ( darn cat )
2015/04/21 21:41:15
Vancouver Sundog
So a Freudian  moment 
 
Who was the cat
 
See you in a few days
2015/04/21 22:35:24
gmadeb
VSD, you dog you!! 
Have a wonderful time!
2015/04/21 23:44:56
nipper
Toes in the sand tomorrow afternoon! Airport hotel tonight.
We'll be glad to leave the snow behind.
2015/04/22 06:51:42
Beach Bernie
Oh Glen, you crack me up !  My cat's name is Max. Shame he's not a beach cat; I would bring him along and put him in YOUR room. Hee,hee.
 
See you two soon,
Bernie
2015/04/22 09:00:04
crunch
Show offs!
2015/04/22 12:22:46
Bob in Milw
crunch
Show offs!


Hey, you guys are right behind us but doing it backwards again.
AASB=Akumal Spring
CAFB=Cozumel Fall
When are you guys gonna get it straight.
Peace, Bimmy
 
Ooops, I almost forgot this part.....2 MORE DAYS BABY !!!! WOOOOOO HOOOOOO !!!!!
2015/04/22 17:25:22
Vancouver Sundog
Schnauzerdog & Morningdive have safely arrived (our advance party) 
 
All is good
2015/04/22 22:49:35
MARKHNH
3 more days. Boy the time seems to go slow.
Especially hearing reports from some of the early arrivers.
2015/04/23 06:30:44
Beach Bernie
One more sleep ! Packing the suite case tonight. Will be fun trying to get 11 days worth of stuff into a carry-on.
 
Been watching the weather down there. Wow. Hot and more hot.  I'm ready for that !
 
Can't  contain my excitement.  WOOO HOOO
Bernie
2015/04/23 08:25:06
Bob in Milw
Beach Bernie
One more sleep ! Packing the suite case tonight. Will be fun trying to get 11 days worth of stuff into a carry-on.
 
Been watching the weather down there. Wow. Hot and more hot.  I'm ready for that !
 
Can't  contain my excitement.  WOOO HOOO
Bernie


There's some pretty strong wind to go with that hot. Will keep us from sweating but also makes big waves, which can be a bummer if you plan on going out on boats. Keeping fingers crossed that boats will go out.
Peace, Bimmy
2015/04/23 09:24:56
charrisdc
Have fun, everyone! Sorry to miss y'all this year. It's absolutely killing me not to be there, but we'll try for 2016. Be safe and enjoy the fun times.
2015/04/23 14:58:47
Gem
Tatt & I are so jealous...maybe someday again...hugs to you all, we miss you so much!
 
2015/04/23 18:13:11
Kwing
I'm excited for you guys safe travels!
2015/04/23 20:02:02
SchnauzerDog
Nipper & Ron arrived... check.    Pre-party is growing.   
 
Bimmy-  Ivan says viz not so great but Chepo says winds should settle in 3-4 days (as does windguru)  likely will do the 11 oclock manana anyway.
Needed... someone is required to partake in the  5am towel game.  
 
 
 
2015/04/23 20:55:13
Vancouver Sundog
Westjet seats booked
 
Will join Beachey tomorrow night
 
See you at ABR early Sat AM
 
Wind quieting down / less seaweed - part of the master plan
2015/04/23 21:49:45
MARKHNH
Bimmy and I play the towel game real good. We've watched the sun rise together on several occasions in the past.
Safe travels to all those traveling tomorrow. See you on Sunday.
2015/04/24 05:37:47
Beach Bernie
Leaving Denver this AM. 1 & 1/2 hour layover in Dallas. Hope no problems. I sometimes worry about that Sky train thingie stopping in the middle of the terminals. Now that would be a bad walk !
 
Mark, hope to see ya on the crawl.
 
Thanks for the good travel wishes from everyone.
Bernie
2015/04/24 07:30:40
Bob in Milw
At this time tomorrow I'll be in the air.
Wooooo Hooooooo !!!!!!!!!!!!
Peace, Bimmy
2015/04/24 08:00:31
Beachey
At midnight tonight, Vandog, SoSo and I will be on the big bird and headin south. We'll be at ABR about 8:30am ish tomorrow morning!! See ya all there.
2015/04/24 09:33:46
1runjuan
safe travels all, let the fun begin.....
2015/04/24 09:40:01
Beachey
Sure wish you and Becca were joining us John!!!
2015/04/24 09:49:16
1runjuan
Beachey
Sure wish you and Becca were joining us John!!!


you know we would like to be there too my friend....
some times you don't make the right choices , no ?
we'll be there in spirit....
give Bernie a nuggie for me.....
2015/04/24 09:55:22
Beachey
One nuggie coming up for Uncle Bernie!! lol
 
Plus we'll raise a glass or ten to you guys to!!
 
2015/04/24 10:28:58
crunch
Beach Bernie - we are having T storms here in DFW so you may have a short delay.  Or not!
2015/04/24 11:52:37
SchnauzerDog
MARKHNH
Bimmy and I play the towel game real good. We've watched the sun rise together on several occasions in the past.
Safe travels to all those traveling tomorrow. See you on Sunday.


Sounds good!   LOL.   I cracked up when I saw someone gave me one of those little thumbs downy.   Hey.. if you don't save a chair you don't get a chair.   That's the life here.   Problem is I'm far too lazy to get up to play.  Glad we found some volunteers.   :)
 
As for diving Bimmy.......AMAZING SOUTH CURRENT....   we started by HMB and ..somewhere near Lobster Reef- past Akumal Bay.   We were zipping.   A lot of fun and viz was not bad.   
 
Safe travels all.
 
 
2015/04/24 16:20:15
Bob in Milw
SchnauzerDog
MARKHNH
Bimmy and I play the towel game real good. We've watched the sun rise together on several occasions in the past.
Safe travels to all those traveling tomorrow. See you on Sunday.


Sounds good!   LOL.   I cracked up when I saw someone gave me one of those little thumbs downy.   Hey.. if you don't save a chair you don't get a chair.   That's the life here.   Problem is I'm far too lazy to get up to play.  Glad we found some volunteers.   :)
 
As for diving Bimmy.......AMAZING SOUTH CURRENT....   we started by HMB and ..somewhere near Lobster Reef- past Akumal Bay.   We were zipping.   A lot of fun and viz was not bad.   
 
Safe travels all.
 
 


Jane,
Being the gentleman that I am I will be honored to save a chair for your lazy azz. LMAO
Great to hear about the diving. I'm sure the boat ride out was a little bumpy but I can live with that as long as the boats continue to go out. I'm sure the current was nothing like when we were in Coz. when we dropped down south of Iberoster and came up north of Allegro 3 miles away.
See ya tomorrow amiga. I'll role in around 1:00, have a cold one waiting for me because you know how I drink on my first day after going through airports.
Peace, Bimmy 
2015/04/24 18:18:35
Bob in Milw
WE'RE OUTA HERE !!!!!!!!!
My ride just pulled up to take us to the airport.
WOOOOOOOOOOO HOOOOOOOOOOOO !!!!!!!
See y'all on the beach.
Peace, Bimmy
2015/04/25 03:56:24
Vancouver Sundog
Houston, we have arrived
 
Food and drink are excellent.
 
wifi in the room is great.
 
Off to Tankah Bay soon
 
Will  post some photos
2015/04/26 07:57:25
nipper
and a good time was had by all!!!
Details later - maybe.
2015/05/08 17:03:17
Bob in Milw
nipper
and a good time was had by all!!!
Details later - maybe.


Nipper,
Edit pics before posting please.
Peace, Bimmy
2015/05/08 17:36:30
1runjuan
Bob in Milw
nipper
and a good time was had by all!!!
Details later - maybe.


Nipper,
Edit pics before posting please.
Peace, Bimmy


booooo
no editing.......please.....
2015/05/09 11:03:03
Beachey
It's all good. Bimmy behaved very well the whole time.
Oh wait, that was Jimmy!! Jimmy behaved very well. Sorry Bimmy!! LOL
2015/05/09 11:13:26
Bob in Milw
Beachey
It's all good. Bimmy behaved very well the whole time.
Oh wait, that was Jimmy!! Jimmy behaved very well. Sorry Bimmy!! LOL


 
She never did show, Oh well, we still raised over $1,600 for the library thanks to you amigo!
Peace, Bimmy
2015/05/09 21:32:32
1runjuan
fishing derby results ????
2015/05/11 09:58:26
Vancouver Sundog
Serg was the big man , catching a great size marlin (catch and release) - 2 points in derby results. 
 
Same boat, Bimmy caught a medium size Dorado - 1 point - was cooked by ABR in the semi private buffet room (south end)
 
Thus the Serg/Bimmy/Steve boat retained their ongoing DOMINANCE by retaining the title (3 points)
 
Mark (in the Mark/Glen/Doc boat) caught a 4 foot barracuda which was turned into a great ceviche at Pescadors later that day - and some excellent Dorado fillets from Brad and Kristi caught the day before
 
The 3rd boat came up empty
 
ABR set up a large 20+ table for all of us to share the wonderful Dorado from Bimmy  - excellent presentation 
2015/05/11 20:38:19
1runjuan
gracias , Vandog
2015/05/12 08:57:49
Bob in Milw
Vancouver Sundog
Serg was the big man , catching a great size marlin (catch and release) - 2 points in derby results. 
 
Same boat, Bimmy caught a medium size Dorado - 1 point - was cooked by ABR in the semi private buffet room (south end)
 
Thus the Serg/Bimmy/Steve boat retained their ongoing DOMINANCE by retaining the title (3 points)
 
Mark (in the Mark/Glen/Doc boat) caught a 4 foot barracuda which was turned into a great ceviche at Pescadors later that day - and some excellent Dorado fillets from Brad and Kristi caught the day before
 
The 3rd boat came up empty
 
ABR set up a large 20+ table for all of us to share the wonderful Dorado from Bimmy  - excellent presentation 



https://www.facebook.com/svalenzuela64/posts/10153217599223758?pnref=story
Here ya go.
Peace, Bimmy
 
2015/05/12 20:40:22
Vancouver Sundog
OK, a small dorado caught by Bimmy
 
 
2015/05/12 21:02:50

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