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    Despite what you might have heard....



    I have not left the building, nor the planet.
    In the past 30 odd days I have visited:
    • Sydney Australia
    • Bay of Islands and Auckland NZ
    • Tahiti, Moorea and Bora Bora
    • Various and sundry Hawaiian islands
    • Vancouver BC


    and a lot of water in between. Trans-Pacific cruise from Sydney to Vancouver. I'm back now - bit jet lagged but on the mend.



    And yes I did buy a watch.


    Few things are more delightful than grandchildren fighting over your lap. ~Doug Larson

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    Welcome back, Ray. We missed you.

    Jeannie
    The adventures of Bob the Traveling Watch


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    Welcome back, Ray. We missed you.

    Jeannie

    Yeah that , but without the Jeannie bit obviously

    ... you missed a whole heap ** of shananigans over here Ray , the stories we could tell !!



    ** I can't recall the phrase you used the other day for "a lot" Jeannie, but you'll vouch it was that much shenanigans wasn't it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Seriously View Post
    ** I can't recall the phrase you used the other day for "a lot" Jeannie, but you'll vouch it was that much shenanigans wasn't it.
    I believe it was "mess of" as in a mess of greens...
    Chris:

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    Sounds like a great trip Ray. Had you been to Australia before?
    Regards Cam

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    Your trips are a great argument for managing watch purchasing carefully.

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    Welcome back Ray! So, keeping us in suspense? What watch did you buy?
    Last edited by T Bone; May 6, 2015 at 08:16 PM.
    Regards, T Bone

    Even a broken watch shows correct time once or twice a day. I ought to know, I have a few!

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    Quote Originally Posted by T Bone View Post
    Welcome back Ray! So, keeping us suspense? What watch did you buy?

    FINALLY someone gets to the important question! Oh yeah...welcome back, Ray.
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    Wow, that sounds like an amazing cruise, Ray. Good to have you back though.
    More importantly, WHAT WATCH?
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    What watch? With this sort of trip on my financial books you surely can't expect anything expensive.
    Besides there is a lot more stuff to do in Tahiti than go watch shopping.
    No I confined my watch search to the shops on the ship. They had good deals on Citizen and Bulova, so I got a Bulova dress model to replace an old Caravelle I had that died a couple of years ago. Looked nice on formal night.
    I'll post some pics later on when I get a chance. Nothing too exciting though.
    BTW (and I can't figure out why) the ship's store had MASSIVE sales on Invicta (they are now claiming they are made in the USA.)
    They claimed the usual 75% off MRSP. I felt like walking up behind the many eager shoppers and screaming NOOOOOO!!!!!


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