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#391972 - 04/13/13 03:26 PM Cuban Vacation
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Registered: 07/05/02
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Loc: Ancaster, Ontario
Hello everyone,
Haven't been around for a while so I thought I'd drop in and say "hello" and promise to come back more often.

Still waiting for spring to really arrive so I can get the plastic car out. Still waiting (it's now a theme) for our contractor to finish the basement.

While waiting I'm about to attempt building a table for our as of yet used Big Green Egg, it will either be a thing of beauty with outstanding functionality or a collection of sticks and sawdust... time will tell.

Late March we took a brief 8 day vacation in Varadero Cuba. I've never been there and with all due respect; I wanted to visit before it finally gets back on America's vacation radar.

In a word or two we LOVED IT, the people are amazing, very friendly and we felt very safe. the food was better than we thought it would be and they have customer service down to an art. Would I go back? YES

enough said, here are some pics.....


Our Room





The Resort





The Beach





More Beach





Trip to Havana






Me and Mary




Mary and Me





Our guide





Goodbye

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#391983 - 04/13/13 08:39 PM Re: Cuban Vacation [Re: FordPrefect]
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Registered: 06/20/03
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Loc: Tacoma
Awesome, Wayne! Thanks for the pictures; I'm envious.
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#391989 - 04/13/13 10:42 PM Re: Cuban Vacation [Re: FordPrefect]
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Registered: 12/26/03
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Loc: Calgary, Alberta
Looks like you had a fantastic trip, nice pictures and welcome back.
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#392002 - 04/14/13 10:24 AM Re: Cuban Vacation [Re: FordPrefect]
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Registered: 03/07/05
Posts: 7405
Loc: Glendale, Arizona
Glad to hear you had a wonderful vacation, Wayne! Thank you for sharing the pics. Cuba is definitely a place I'd like to visit someday.
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#392005 - 04/14/13 05:17 PM Re: Cuban Vacation [Re: FordPrefect]
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Loc: Tulsa, Oklahoma
That is a nice wide beach with lot's of sand... Beautiful!
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#392010 - 04/15/13 07:46 AM Re: Cuban Vacation [Re: FordPrefect]
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Registered: 10/05/06
Posts: 6832
Loc: PEI, Canada
Looks warm. Had a 'hopefully' last dusting of snow here. Damn you!

The bird looks an awful lot like a Piping Plubber that migrates to our beaches in the summer. They are now endangered here so I'm happy to see they are relaxin on a resort.
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#392068 - 04/16/13 09:00 AM Re: Cuban Vacation [Re: FordPrefect]
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well now I'm looking out the window at a rainy morning, time to start planning the next get-a-way smile
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#392069 - 04/16/13 09:07 AM Re: Cuban Vacation [Re: FordPrefect]
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Registered: 02/05/06
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Loc: Fredericksburg, Virginia
I hear ya, Wayne. I was in the Outer Banks of NC a couple of weeks ago and need more beach ASAP.

Thanks for sharing the pix - looks fabulous. Nice Thunderbird! I had heard that they made great efforts to maintain their 1950s U.S. cars since they stopped getting new ones with the embargo. Did you see a lot of them?
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#392086 - 04/16/13 04:04 PM Re: Cuban Vacation [Re: medic8r]
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Registered: 07/05/02
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Loc: Ancaster, Ontario
Originally Posted By: medic8r
I had heard that they made great efforts to maintain their 1950s U.S. cars since they stopped getting new ones with the embargo. Did you see a lot of them?


Yes I did, I'll post some car pics early tomorrow. It's a bit of a deception, due to the embargo, and a total shortage of parts most of them are "hybrids" powered by whatever they can get their hands on. A lot use Mercedes diesels or Mitsubishi emgines.

It's not just a few you see, at times it was nothing but 50's cars. Just like going back in time smile.
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#392087 - 04/16/13 08:14 PM Re: Cuban Vacation [Re: FordPrefect]
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Registered: 07/05/02
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Loc: Ancaster, Ontario
here we go.... back to the 50's.













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