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HometownGal
12-09-2006, 09:36 PM
Just wanted to let all of you know that from Dec. 11 - 15, I will be in Fajardo, Puerto Rico! :banana: I leave on an early morning flight on Monday and will be back in the Burgh very late Friday evening.

I went to Puerto Rico for the first time last December and fell in love with the place - it is just gorgeous and the natives there are so kind, caring and genuine. I am going with a friend of mine and hope to just relax in the sun, swim in the Caribbean and do some hiking and climbing in the El Yunque Rain Forest. We also plan to take a tour of the Las Cabezas Lighthouse and enjoy that Puerto Rican rum! :cheers:

The resort we are staying in should have a computer for guest access and I hope to check in late at night after we get back from all of our excursions. I take two vacations per year generally and this is one of them - didn't want anyone to think I was neglecting my new Mod duties - I'm looking forward to resuming them just as soon as I return! :smile:

Have a wonderful and safe week and I'll have some great pics to share upon my return. And ----- BE GOOD! :wink02:

:hug: :hug:

SteelCityMan786
12-09-2006, 09:47 PM
Have fun.

Steelers
12-09-2006, 09:53 PM
That sounds awesome! Enjoy it, lol. Remember, it's a warm 24 degrees in the 'Burgh.

Oh, and you have to get a picture of you guys in front of the ocean or something scenic with a Terrible Towel. That's just how it works. :tt02:

HometownGal
12-09-2006, 10:03 PM
Thanks guys. :smile:

That's a great idea, Steelers. Will do! :tt02:

clevestinks
12-09-2006, 10:04 PM
That sounds awesome! Enjoy it, lol. Remember, it's a warm 24 degrees in the 'Burgh.

Oh, and you have to get a picture of you guys in front of the ocean or something scenic with a Terrible Towel. That's just how it works. :tt02:

DId someone say Terrible Towel and bikini?:cheers:

floodcitygirl
12-09-2006, 10:06 PM
Enjoy...relax...celebrate!!!!! Have a wonderful time and be safe in your travels. The pic with the Terrible Towel sounds like a great idea!

SteelCityMan786
12-09-2006, 10:32 PM
DId someone say Terrible Towel and bikini?:cheers:

Easy Cleve she's part of the mod staff now.

floodcitygirl
12-09-2006, 10:40 PM
DId someone say Terrible Towel and bikini?:cheers:Ok...even though I have no doubt that that combination would totally work for her, I just want to make it clear that's not what I had in mind when I agreed it was a good idea. :smile:

HometownGal
12-09-2006, 10:48 PM
DId someone say Terrible Towel and bikini?:cheers:

LOL - you funny man! :wink02: :sofunny: I bought a very cool Steelers swimsuit at Definitely You back in October which I will be so proud to wear. :thumbsup: I was shocked last year when I was there at how many Steelers fans there are in PR! :tt02:

SteelShooter
12-09-2006, 10:50 PM
Have fun Girl!

tony hipchest
12-09-2006, 10:50 PM
Ok...even though I have no doubt that that combination would totally work for her, I just want to make it clear that's not what I had in mind when I agreed it was a good idea. :smile::dang: you just ruined the fantasy! :sofunny:

NV STEELERS 723
12-09-2006, 11:01 PM
Have fun .....I'm jealous.... Be Careful and come back safe!

HometownGal
12-09-2006, 11:12 PM
:dang: you just ruined the fantasy! :sofunny:

Tony, Tony, Tony!!!! Whatsa matta for you? :dang: :wink02: The only type of diving FCG and I would do if we ever vacationed together is scuba. :wink02: :flap:

floodcitygirl
12-09-2006, 11:16 PM
Tony, Tony, Tony!!!! Whatsa matta for you? :dang: :wink02: The only type of diving FCG and I would do if we ever vacationed together is scuba. :wink02: :flap:I was going to tell him that I asked if I could fit in your suitcase but I thought that might only encourage him. LOL :hunch:

Preacher
12-10-2006, 12:06 AM
Sure...

Become a mod and run away!!!

:toofunny:

HometownGal
12-10-2006, 07:15 AM
Sure...

Become a mod and run away!!!

:toofunny:

Oh don't you start - LOL! :sofunny: This trip has been planned for 6 months so there. :flap: :wink02:

MACH1
12-10-2006, 01:15 PM
I bought a very cool Steelers swimsuit


Are you going to model it for us? :eyecrazy:
Have a good one......:cheers:

BlacknGold Bleeder
12-10-2006, 06:25 PM
LOL - you funny man! :wink02: :sofunny: I bought a very cool Steelers swimsuit at Definitely You back in October which I will be so proud to wear. :thumbsup: I was shocked last year when I was there at how many Steelers fans there are in PR! :tt02:

You shouldn't be surprised, even though it's "STEELERS NATION" it's more like "STEELERS WORLD "!!!! Have a great trip, you just like all the other big wigs in the world, get a promotion and take a vacation !!

P.S. how do you know about Definitely You, that's my favorite store!!!

melroseplace
12-10-2006, 09:20 PM
sounds like an awesome trip, have fun! enjoy the nice weather for those of us stuck in the freezing temperatures

lamberts-lost-tooth
12-11-2006, 03:20 AM
Have a blast HG!!!!!....I hae plans to head to Cabo San Lucas in March..and you are making me realize just how far away that is!!!....I think I hate you.:wink:

Enjoy yourself and cant wait until we all hear from you about all the fun your having!!:thumbsup:

(If you cant get that Bikini and a towel pic for everyone..I'll do it for them in March:jawdrop:)

Livinginthe past
12-11-2006, 07:34 AM
Have a blast HG!!!!!....I hae plans to head to Cabo San Lucas in March..and you are making me realize just how far away that is!!!....I think I hate you.:wink:

Enjoy yourself and cant wait until we all hear from you about all the fun your having!!:thumbsup:

(If you cant get that Bikini and a towel pic for everyone..I'll do it for them in March:jawdrop:)

What is it with you and horrific mental pictures first thing on a monday morning? :flap:

Who needs coffee eh?

NM

lamberts-lost-tooth
12-13-2006, 10:42 AM
What is it with you and horrific mental pictures first thing on a monday morning? :flap:

Who needs coffee eh?

NM

Horrific?!!!...be honest with me...(do I need a bikini wax?)

floodcitygirl
12-13-2006, 01:57 PM
Just a little HTG update.....heard from her today....sitting on the beach staring at the Carribean....couldn't chat long though....much too hot to stay out of the crystal blue water for too long. Says to tell everyone hello.

It's official....I hate her! :wink02:

lamberts-lost-tooth
12-13-2006, 02:01 PM
Just a little HTG update.....heard from her today....sitting on the beach staring at the Carribean....couldn't chat long though....much too hot to stay out of the crystal blue water for too long. Says to tell everyone hello.

It's official....I hate her! :wink02:

:iagree:

X-Terminator
12-13-2006, 02:33 PM
If you cant get that Bikini and a towel pic for everyone..I'll do it for them in March:jawdrop:)

I heard from her this morning as well, and I can safely say that this is a done deal. :thumbsup: :tt02:

lamberts-lost-tooth
12-13-2006, 02:43 PM
I heard from her this morning as well, and I can safely say that this is a done deal. :thumbsup: :tt02:

WHOA!!!..do you mean..she is taking care of it...or I have to???!!!!

X-Terminator
12-13-2006, 03:05 PM
WHOA!!!..do you mean..she is taking care of it...or I have to???!!!!

Oh God no!! She took care of it herself - much better visual!

HometownGal
12-16-2006, 01:47 PM
I heard from her this morning as well, and I can safely say that this is a done deal. :thumbsup: :tt02:

It is a done deal, though my Steelers swimsuit is not a bikini! The pics turned out well, though, and as soon as I download them onto my computer, I'll post some of the great pics I got in Puerto Rico, as well as the swimsuit pic. :thumbsup:

I had an absolutely fabulous time in Puerto Rico, though it rained almost all day on Tuesday, but we went downstairs to the casino and I found a machine that was berry berry good to me! :thumbsup: Palomino Island was as gorgeous as ever (this is the island that is owned by the resort) on Wednesday! I got a great tan and met some really nice people on the beach from Long Island who I'm going to keep in touch with. I enjoyed building sandcastles with their kids - made me feel like a kid again myself! We also took a guided tour of Las Cabezas Nature Reserve and the Cabo San Juan lighthouse which is the oldest lighthouse in Puerto Rico - it was absolutely breathtaking! We saw a variety of plant species and animals while in the reserve - those iguanas are adorable - I wanted to bring one home - LOL!

On Thursday, we went down to Old San Juan in the morning and took in all of the beautiful architecture and historic sites the city has to offer. On Thursday afternoon, we experienced the breathtaking beauty of El Yunque Rain Forest and did a lot of hiking on the trails up the mountains. In El Yunque, the clouds touch the tip of the mountains. There are over 50 different species of orchids in the forest and each one was even more lovely. It would take almost 2 full days to make the entire trek to the tip of the mountain, so we're going to continue our journey next December, God-willing!

Friday morning, we got up early and went down to the gym to work out a bit, then took a long walk around the resort and spent some time with our favorite white umbrella ****atoo, Snowflake. She is a beautiful bird and loves to be caressed on the side of her neck - she just eats that up - LOL! We had lunch and then made our way to Luis Munoz Marin airport, where we learned that our flight from San Juan to Charlotte was going to be delayed by an hour - ughhh.

I have flown quite a bit in my life and I have to honestly say that what we experienced 20 minutes into our flight was the most terrifying 5 minutes I have ever experienced. We were out over the Caribbean and the flight attendant had just served me a cup of steaming hot coffee. All of a sudden we hit the absolute worst turbulence ever and the plane (a 767) started to violently shake, go up and down like a yoyo and turn from side to side. We were seated in the middle of the plane on the wings and a group of people in the back of the plane fell completely out of their seats, as they obviously had taken their seat belts off. The luggage compartments opened up and luggage and bags were falling out. The flight attendants' carts looked like they had wings and passengers were doused with opened soft drinks, but thank God, no one was hurt. People were screaming and crying and I was terrified. For a few minutes, I was hyperventilating and couldn't breathe and my friend notified a steward who got me a bag to breathe into, as he said I was experiencing a panic attack. It was awful but the pilot got the plane under control finally. That 5 minutes seemed like hours to us. After we had all calmed down and I could breathe normally again, the steward came over to me to make sure I was alright and offered me a couple of complimentary ****tails to calm me down. I sucked that vodka down with some cranberry juice and the world was a bright place again - LOL! :cheers: He told us that the trade winds create a different atmosphere up there when over the Caribbean and that he had experiened what we did - even worse - many times in his 17 years of flying, so that made me feel somewhat more relaxed.

When we got into Charlotte, we were delayed another hour for whatever reason and didn't get back to Pittsburgh until after midnight. It was a long day, but all in all, an awesome 5 days! :banana: Can't wait to go back next December! I missed all of you and this board and am glad to be back to share thoughts and help Mike, SCM and LITP moderate. I hope all of you had an enjoyable week! :smile:

lamberts-lost-tooth
12-16-2006, 02:11 PM
It is a done deal, though my Steelers swimsuit is not a bikini! The pics turned out well, though, and as soon as I download them onto my computer, I'll post some of the great pics I got in Puerto Rico, as well as the swimsuit pic. :smile:

...and the whole board lets out a collective sigh of relief that they dont have to see my bikini lines:jawdrop:

floodcitygirl
12-16-2006, 02:42 PM
SO glad that you're back safe and sound HTG and that you had a good time.

Hearing about your harrowing plane ride leads me to tell you that we've been experiencing our own terror here...LLT has been making all kinds of threats (bikinis, streaking, rocketship underpants, and on and on). Absolutely frightening! Thank God you're back to restore order!!! I think widespread panic was about to break out. :wink02:

lamberts-lost-tooth
12-16-2006, 02:44 PM
SO glad that you're back safe and sound HTG and that you had a good time.

Hearing about your harrowing plane ride leads me to tell you that we've been experiencing our own terror here...LLT has been making all kinds of threats (bikinis, streaking, rocketship underpants, and on and on). Absolutely frightening! Thank God you're back to restore order!!! I think widespread panic was about to break out. :wink02:

And they werent empty threats either!!! Santa has sent me his list on whos been naughty and nice...SO YA'll BETTER BEHAVE!!!:flap:

floodcitygirl
12-16-2006, 02:53 PM
And they werent empty threats either!!! Santa has sent me his list on whos been naughty and nice...SO YA'll BETTER BEHAVE!!!:flap:Oh....and I forgot to mention HTG, that I think he may be hitting the eggnog a little too hard.....he actually believes that he's one of "Santa's special helpers".....:crazy01:

lamberts-lost-tooth
12-16-2006, 02:55 PM
Oh....and I forgot to mention HTG, that I think he may be hitting the eggnog a little too hard.....he actually believes that he's one of "Santa's special helpers".....:crazy01:

Lets all be politically correct...I like to think of myself as an Elf-American...thank you very much!!!!

floodcitygirl
12-16-2006, 03:13 PM
Lets all be politically correct...I like to think of myself as an Elf-American...thank you very much!!!!Next he'll be telling us that he has some kind of "elfin magic".......

HometownGal
12-16-2006, 05:19 PM
...and the whole board lets out a collective sigh of relief that they dont have to see my bikini lines:jawdrop:

LMAO! :sofunny: Ya big silly! Don't include me in that "whole board" reference. :wink02:

FCG - you're a trip without the acid! :toofunny: When we left PR, I was a bit sad because I just love it there, but when we flew over the Burgh and I looked down and saw the city all lit up and seeing once again how absolutely beautiful it is, I realized how much the statement "there's no place like home" really holds true. :thumbsup:

HometownGal
12-16-2006, 05:21 PM
Next he'll be telling us that he has some kind of "elfin magic".......

Goodness I hope not. Elves have teenie weenie....................................


























feet. :jawdrop:

skidboot
12-16-2006, 05:35 PM
I thought this was going to be a thread about you coming to Canada!

floodcitygirl
12-16-2006, 10:02 PM
Goodness I hope not. Elves have teenie weenie....................................


























feet. :jawdrop:Hey....who am I to say??? But remember...he's the one who called himself an "elf-American".........:hunch:

lamberts-lost-tooth
12-17-2006, 04:30 AM
Hey....who am I to say??? But remember...he's the one who called himself an "elf-American".........:hunch:

hmmmmm....methinks someone is poking fun at my people...a little cultural diversity training is in order..(and I just talked to the "big guy")...lumps of coal for you this year missy!!!

lamberts-lost-tooth
12-17-2006, 04:39 AM
Hey....who am I to say??? But remember...he's the one who called himself an "elf-American".........:hunch:

Guess we all have to wait until we hit 5,000 members and you see the video!::flap: :sofunny: :flap:

floodcitygirl
12-17-2006, 08:05 AM
hmmmmm....methinks someone is poking fun at my people...a little cultural diversity training is in order..(and I just talked to the "big guy")...lumps of coal for you this year missy!!!I only agreed with your self description.....and it was HTG that described elfin anatomy???!!! An innocent observer is all I am. :hunch:

Stlrs4Life
12-17-2006, 08:13 AM
Have fun, andpack me in your suitcase!

floodcitygirl
12-17-2006, 08:21 AM
Have fun, andpack me in your suitcase!Dom!!! Where ya been??? She was gone and back!!! LOL Oh well.....the suitcase thing didn't work for me either, anyway.

Stlrs4Life
12-17-2006, 08:24 AM
Dom!!! Where ya been??? She was gone and back!!! LOL Oh well.....the suitcase thing didn't work for me either, anyway.



Learned a lesson, next time lok at the date on the thread! fcg, you probably could fit in her suitcase.

floodcitygirl
12-17-2006, 08:32 AM
Guess we all have to wait until we hit 5,000 members and you see the video!::flap: :sofunny: :flap:The anticipation is overwhelming.....but if you're going with HTG's request for no tutu then I DEFINATELY want the boa!!! :wink02: :sofunny:

floodcitygirl
12-17-2006, 08:35 AM
Learned a lesson, next time lok at the date on the thread! fcg, you probably could fit in her suitcase.Well maybe...but I bet if you had your request in on time, she'd have taken you. :wink02:

Stlrs4Life
12-17-2006, 08:40 AM
:wink02: Well, then maybe you and me both could have fit in her suitcase!

floodcitygirl
12-17-2006, 08:50 AM
:wink02: Well, then maybe you and me both could have fit in her suitcase!Well....gee....:blush:

HometownGal
12-17-2006, 09:00 AM
:wink02: Well, then maybe you and me both could have fit in her suitcase!

Hey - my suitcase was jam packed - you know how we women are when it comes to packing for a trip - everything but the kitchen sink goes - LOL! :sofunny:

I'll buy a monster-sized suitcase next year and you both can come along - how's dat? :wink02:

Stlrs4Life
12-17-2006, 09:57 PM
I alaways knew you were a fair and kind person.