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  1. rmstroik

    Response re. George Smith's Disappearance

    [quote name='etoile']Whew, thanks for that analysis, [B]Joanie[/B]! That was exactly what I suspected would be the case. There's no reason to expect the parents [I]wouldn't[/I] rewrite their will to leave everything to Bree. You pointed out: I had missed that, but I see you're right. For some reason in my head I was interpreting "issue" as "survivors" rather than "children" - even though I know what "issue" means! And of course you are correct about the laws applying to intestate situations...that is exactly the situation I may find myself in after a hearing on the 26th of this month. (Which is why I've been reading so much on probate etc.) I think I need your "Trusts and Estates" class![/quote] Maybe the cat gets it all. Ooops the kitty is deader then a door knob now.
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    St Thomas Day Sails

    It was $110 cash and it was a short ride from the dock. We had made the reservation prior to leaving for our cruise. Let me tell ya there is nothing to decide, in my mind. The BEST excursion we have ever taken!! Oh did I mention the food and booze? lol :D
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    St Thomas Day Sails

    Hi Captain Bobby is the captain of the Rumbaba and Karen is the firdt mate. Their web site is http://www.rumbabacharters.com/index.htm. We had a BLAST!:D
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    First time to St. Thomas...full day sail?

    [quote name='Willlie']My wife and I will dock for a day in St.Thomas in March, would you recommend doing a full day cruise? I requested a half day with Rumbaba but they are only taking full days, I would still like to see some of St. Thomas but I don't think a full day would allow for that. Any recommendations for a half day cruise? Thanks[/quote] My wife and I did a full day in Rumbaba, and it was FANTASTIC. They were very flexable as to the time we left (we came in on a cruise ship). It is one of the best things we have ever done on a cruise. If you go back a few pages I left a review of the Rumbaba with Captain Bobby and Karen.
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    Isla Margarita

    [quote name='2lilsweetpeas']Hi, I have heard of conflicting comments as well like you klouised. I just wanted to write a little and mention a few things. About 4 months ago I went to Waterland to speak to the person in charge about possibly adding this excursion to my own personal site. They went ahead and allowed my 4 children and myself to do the Sea Lion excursion so I could see for myself what's it all about. It was great and we had a great time they are very careful with the animals. We are suppose to do the Dolphin excursion too but couldn't as of yet because it's been high season. In speaking with the owner he told me how they work with the animals and how close they are. He has even told me that those who have been training and working with their Dolphins and Sea Lion have done so for many years. He said they have 'ALL' had to take turns even sleeping with the dolphins in their area and their sea lion Sussy. They want the animals to feel loved and close to each one that is in daily contact with them. They truly believe in Dolphin Therapy as well, he did tell me he has seen some famlies bring their kids that had problems and those that maybe didn't talk or walk much. He said that in a few days that the children would start talking to their parents, or those that could hardly walk take steps in doing so. They were so movtiated by the Dolphins and Sea Lions that their parents saw many improvments. He himself has been touched in a special way when he sees it all happening right in front of his eyes. Again this is what the owner told me when I asked him more about what WaterLand provides to everyone back in Oct. 05. I mentioned all this to say that although I have not been in there to personally swim with the dolphins yet I will agree that some may not think it's up to par at all or from other places. I have never been to any other place with a Dolphin Excursion ...but the two times I went and was allowed to stay and watch right in the pool area...it seemed to me that everyone was truly enjoying themselves. :D I am not allowed to book when there is a cruiseship on the island because the cruiseship does charge $109.00 per person, on off days which is when I booked it is less. Also when the cruiseship people are there the pool is full. Last time there was about 30 people at one time but they do provide an air conditioned bus to and from WaterLand for you. When it was an off day there was allot more of one on one and it's not as full of course when there are cruiseship people there. Either way I also did not want to try to 'sell' anything on here as well but to let you know of what I have personally seen or experienced with the Dolphin Excursion. A close friend of mine also has told me that WaterLand is thinking of as a very near future project to build a new facility for this excursion right at El Guamache. New pools will be built for the dolphins and maybe things will be more up to par with other places once it's finished. either way I hope this helps some to know what it's like. take care ~ and happy 2006 to you all. marsha[/quote] Marsha you REALLY do get around !
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    St Thomas Day Sails

    We booked a week in advance and am SOOOOOOOOOOO glad I did. We are motor boaters and were a bit leary of SIX people on a 40 foot range sail cruise. I e-mailed karen and she assured me that i would not feel cramped. She was right, there were 5 plus crew and it was not at all cramped. We arrived a little early, as out ship got into port early, Bobby and Karen were on board with great "finger food" waiting. We boarded and were off as soon as all were boarded. As we left the harbor, Bobby found out what all the passengers had in mind. Bobby was very knowledgable of the local waters and was a hoot, if in doubt of his "stories" Karen will set you straight. Karen made delicious alcoholic beverages using top shelf liquor. After cruising about 2-3 hours, but who was lookin at their watch, we stopped to snorkle. I was only able to snorkle for a short time due to a medical condition. I boarded the boat and Karen made me another alcoholic concoction. MMMMMMMMMMMMM good. This was the 1st time I decided I wanted to take Karen home. While the others were in the water exploring the reefs and the local sealife, I chatted with Bobby and Karen about the local customs of the Island. Karen had started lunch, NO chicken here, and Bobby had fired up the grill. As others had begun boarding and showering with fresh water, I continued to pound down them thingamgiggies Karen was making. Karen presented a great "munchie plate", yup I really wanna bring her home now. While we were drinking and munching, Bobby grilled lunch. I had a bacon wrapped fillet mignon and my wife grilled mahi mahi. NO chicken here folks! Karen was preparing the rest of the lunch below, oh yeah more DRINKIES too. Yup she NEEDS to come home with us. After lunch, oh yeah more booze, we set sail for another snorkle destination. Bobby really knows how to sail, or was I just feeling Karens' drinks, lol. Seriously though, Bobby took us to another area that was wonderful for snorkling or just lounging in the water, with a drink of course. Hey, we live in Florida and are boaters Karen. As the day wound down, no horns or whistles to tell you its time to go, and everyone was ready to come aboard. We set sail back to the marina ............... with you guessed it, drinkies :p . I think Karen had some homemade cookies, they were good. I tried one last time to bribe Karen but Captain Bobby would be lost without her, so, she stayed there :( . So to any of you who are not sure which day cruise to take, I can only tell you that we had a blast and sure wish I was back there! Good food (NO chicken), good people (very knowledgable), good booze (top shelf) = GREAT DAY!!!! Anyone who might want pics send me an email @aol.com Thanks Captain Bobby and Karen
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    Rumbaba daysail review

    We booked a week in advance and am SOOOOOOOOOOO glad I did. We are motor boaters and were a bit leary of SIX people on a 40 foot range sail cruise. I e-mailed karen and she assured me that i would not feel cramped. She was right, there were 5 plus crew and it was not at all cramped. We arrived a little early, as out ship got into port early, Bobby and Karen were on board with great "finger food" waiting. We boarded and were off as soon as all were boarded. As we left the harbor, Bobby found out what all the passengers had in mind. Bobby was very knowledgable of the local waters and was a hoot, if in doubt of his "stories" Karen will set you straight. Karen made delicious alcoholic beverages using top shelf liquor. After cruising about 2-3 hours, but who was lookin at their watch, we stopped to snorkle. I was only able to snorkle for a short time due to a medical condition. I boarded the boat and Karen made me another alcoholic concoction. MMMMMMMMMMMMM good. This was the 1st time I decided I wanted to take Karen home. While the others were in the water exploring the reefs and the local sealife, I chatted with Bobby and Karen about the local customs of the Island. Karen had started lunch, NO chicken here, and Bobby had fired up the grill. As others had begun boarding and showering with fresh water, I continued to pound down them thingamgiggies Karen was making. Karen presented a great "munchie plate", yup I really wanna bring her home now. While we were drinking and munching, Bobby grilled lunch. I had a bacon wrapped fillet mignon and my wife grilled mahi mahi. NO chicken here folks! Karen was preparing the rest of the lunch below, oh yeah more DRINKIES too. Yup she NEEDS to come home with us. After lunch, oh yeah more booze, we set sail for another snorkle destination. Bobby really knows how to sail, or was I just feeling Karens' drinks, lol. Seriously though, Bobby took us to another area that was wonderful for snorkling or just lounging in the water, with a drink of course. Hey, we live in Florida and are boaters Karen. As the day wound down, no horns or whistles to tell you its time to go, and everyone was ready to come aboard. We set sail back to the marina ............... with you guessed it, drinkies :p . I think Karen had some homemade cookies, they were good. I tried one last time to bribe Karen but Captain Bobby would be lost without her, so, she stayed there :( . So to any of you who are not sure which day cruise to take, I can only tell you that we had a blast and sure wish I was back there! Good food (NO chicken), good people (very knowledgable), good booze (top shelf) = GREAT DAY!!!! Anyone who might want pics send me an email @aol.com Thanks Captain Bobby and Karen
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