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we have been watching Game of Thrones lately.
Season 2 is on shelves February 14th!
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Well, you can only stay in bed for so long after you have to move on to other activities.

But now I'm curious to hear about YOUR days as a young man! (spare some of the details though)

Jessica
Back then, about the same time John Paul Jones joined the Navy, we didn't have PCs, Cellular phones, I-Pads, etc... Consequently, on those rainy days, when I was your age, and living ashore, my loving spouse and I would go bowling, go to an indoor archery range, then come home, clean up, go to a great restaurant/nite-club, have a wonderful dinner and dance the night away, often getting home at 2 a.m. or later.

If it snowed, we frequently would go sledding, tried skiing once, but in the mid-Atlantic region near Baltimore, the slopes were mainly glare ice and you were easily injured.

If the weather wasn't too cold, but drizzling rain, scuba diving wasn't out of the question, wearing a full wet suit and diving near the old Chesapeake Bay Bridge span where monster oysters were found among the bridge pilings. Some of the oysters were so big you had to cut them into quarters in order to slurp them with hot sauce.

Prior to getting married, well, I won't elaborate on those days, but damned, they were sure a lot of fun - especially if it was raining.

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Re: What do you do on a rainy day in paradise?

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I'm not re-watching, they're all new. Most of them are new. Ok, some of them are new.

And what are you talking about, you're going to have a tv on your boat too. It's already been decided.
Wondering where you - and others for that matter - get (that many) movies there? I.e., brought from home (DVDs, torrents, etc.), or there are some local sources like movie rentals, local TV, acceptable access to internet/wi-fi?
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Since Maine is my paradise and after a week of zero and sub zero weather it is raining like mad, almost 50 degrees, I have to say check the boat's winter cover because it is supposed to blow 50 S tonight!

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Wondering where you - and others for that matter - get (that many) movies there? I.e., brought from home (DVDs, torrents, etc.), or there are some local sources like movie rentals, local TV, acceptable access to internet/wi-fi?
Just before we left this summer we bought a 2 TB hard drive and filled it with movies and tv shows. It's nice and compact, and has more viewing hours than we'l probably ever go through on our trip. (We also have one of those big folders of dvds, but that doesn't come out too often)
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Re: What do you do on a rainy day in paradise?

I take every peice of salty damp linnen and hang it in the rigging to let the rain rinse it. Catch as much fresh water as I can for my tank. I make soup, drink booze, and look over at land contiplating going ashore till I fall asleep.
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Re: What do you do on a rainy day in paradise?

Aaron, if you're back in Key West, give me a call on my cell. I'll PM you the telephone number.

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Re: What do you do on a rainy day in paradise?

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Aaron, if you're back in Key West, give me a call on my cell. I'll PM you the telephone number.

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Hey Gary, I've been so dang busy when I've been home working on my boats that i just have'nt been able to get up to Marathon and now I'm back in Miami on the tug for the next two weeks. I hope your still kicking around when i pass back through on the 13th of feb. I'll give you a call. If you pass through Miami Harbour in the next twio week's give me a call, i'll honk at ya. I'll P.m. my number back at ya.
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2 TB hard drive....great investment....we wish we had one as well, and have ran in to a few other cruisers who have the same thing.....great idea
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Re: What do you do on a rainy day in paradise?

Difficult to say which activity is the most enjoyable. All ideas are good. Just depends on the mood.
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