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Msg: 569388
Subject: I cant even contain myself!
Author: CrazyolisProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Dec 6, 2010 3:15 PM
P-46F-235M-1874
My dad just informed me that he is taking all of us....me, my hubby, two kids, brother and SIL to ANTARCTICA next December!!!

How am I going to contain myself for a WHOLE year??? I am not even going to tell my kids, we are seeing my dad in February and I am going to get a book and a stuffed animal for each kid for him to present it to them.

It will be a cruise to the peninsula and we should be seeing penguin, seals, whales and all kinds of wildlife. We even may be able to spend an extra day or two in Buenos Aries. I cant even believe it....

Oh its going to be a long year!!! And I cant even mention it on Facebook, cus my son is my friend and I dont want him to know about it yet.
Msg: 569392
wassamatta u Subject: Re: I cant even contain myself!
Author: wassamatta uProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Dec 6, 2010 3:40 PM
P-39F-290M-7162Premium
Reply to: Msg 569388 by Crazyolis
My dad just informed me that he is taking all of us....me, my hubby, two kids, brother and SIL to ANTARCTICA next December!!!

After years of exhaustive legal battles and hundreds of hours of detective work, I am pleased to announce that my long-lost Mother, from whom I was separated at birth by an unfortunate clerical error at the hospital, is no other than Crazyolis!!! MOM!!! I missed you Mom!

crossing fingers...
Msg: 569393
Subject: Re: I cant even contain myself!
Author: CrazyolisProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Dec 6, 2010 3:42 PM
P-46F-235M-1874
Reply to: Msg 569392 by wassamatta u
Sweetie....oh how I missed you!
Msg: 569408
Casa del Sol Subject: Re: I cant even contain myself!
Author: Casa del SolProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Dec 6, 2010 4:19 PM
P-63F-698M-1409Premium
Reply to: Msg 569388 by Crazyolis
cant even mention it on Facebook, cus my son is my friend and I dont want him to know about it yet

Actually, you can. When you write the post, click the little lock before you hit share. It will give you options for who can and cannot see the post. I got my parents a Groupon to their favorite restro for xmas, but still wanted to post it in case someone might buy one through my link (and someone did!). I just excluded mom and dad from the post! :)
Msg: 569410
themayfieldfamily Subject: Re: I cant even contain myself!
Author: themayfieldfamilyProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Dec 6, 2010 4:24 PM
M-76Inactive
Reply to: Msg 569388 by Crazyolis
that's awesome!!!!!
Msg: 569492
Sits N Knits Subject: Re: I cant even contain myself!
Author: Sits N KnitsProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Dec 6, 2010 8:23 PM
P-49F-886M-1795Premium
Reply to: Msg 569388 by Crazyolis
You do know there's supposed to be a letterbox there
:-D
Msg: 569516
CraigInCT Subject: Re: I cant even contain myself!
Author: CraigInCTProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Dec 7, 2010 3:56 AM
P-3F-325M-89Candle
Reply to: Msg 569388 by Crazyolis
That is AWESOME news!!!

I've been eyieng a trip there for the past few years. I've wanted to find a geocache on the 7th continent. I wonder f there are LB there to find too - hmm. The only thing holding me back has been the cost. I've figured that the ballpark price is about $10,000. When did your dad win the lottery??? Then again, as they say - You can't take it with you.

Is there any chance that you could share the cruise info? Is it a National Geographic cruise or another company?

Craig
in Connecticut
Msg: 569564
twofreetimers Subject: Re: I cant even contain myself!
Author: twofreetimersProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Dec 7, 2010 8:31 AM
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Reply to: Msg 569393 by Crazyolis
take me tooooo!!! take me too!!!!
Msg: 569672
55 Steps Subject: Re: I cant even contain myself!
Author: 55 StepsProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Dec 7, 2010 3:29 PM
P-99F-114M-1391Inactive
Reply to: Msg 569388 by Crazyolis
Hey, you get to be first finder on a letterbox there.
Msg: 569803
Subject: Re: I cant even contain myself!
Author: CrazyolisProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Dec 8, 2010 4:57 AM
P-46F-235M-1874
Reply to: Msg 569516 by CraigInCT
Sure...
We are going with Tauck. www.tauck.com

My dad had talked to a travel agent and she has had great experience with this company. I wont lie to you...it will be very expensive. But very worth it, from what I hear. Dad has a friend that went a few years ago and said it was phenominal. Long long trip getting there but so totally worth it.

The "season" is very short....December, January and Feb.

Its funny, he has always wanted to go, then my kids talk all the time about wanting to see the penguins and polar bears (though sadly they are at the other pole!). He thought about taking them, but figured they would have to fly to GA (we are in NY) by themselves or he would have to fly up here to get them. Then sort of thought he really cant take them to a trip like that without taking us(the parents). Then figured he couldnt take one of his kids and not the other...so his single trip turned into a trip for 7! But it will be fun doing it as a family. (sorta...my SIL is a bit of a prima donna when it comes to traveling and I swore I would never travel with her again)

But he was very successful in his career, extremely smart in his investing and can afford it. And also goes on the thought of you cant take it with you.

Check out the website...they have a lot of cruises around the world...If I won the lottery i would do them all!!
Msg: 570077
CraigInCT Subject: Re: I cant even contain myself!
Author: CraigInCTProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Dec 9, 2010 4:03 AM
P-3F-325M-89Candle
Reply to: Msg 569803 by Crazyolis
Thanks for the info. That is the cheapest I've seen lately. Its good that they get you on the land. I've seen cruises where they sit in a bay and thats as close as they get.

Have a blast!

Craig
Msg: 968754
Sagacorn Subject: Re: I cant even contain myself!
Author: SagacornProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Nov 26, 2018 1:07 PM
P-131F-6729M-220Premium
Reply to: Msg 569392 by wassamatta u
Oh yes this is mom; there is a STRONG facial resemblance. Lucky Wassa
Msg: 968759
MissMoon Subject: Re: I cant even contain myself!
Author: MissMoonProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Nov 26, 2018 2:07 PM
P-120F-5397M-5404Premium
Reply to: Msg 569516 by CraigInCT
Craig???
Msg: 968834
InkTap Subject: Re: I cant even contain myself!
Author: InkTapProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Nov 27, 2018 5:42 PM
P-1F-6M-27
Reply to: Msg 569803 by Crazyolis
Or you could do like I did. Join the Navy and get paid to go, lol!
Anyway, congratulations and take lots of pics!
Msg: 968865
Subject: Re: I cant even contain myself!
Author: CrazyolisProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Nov 28, 2018 11:16 AM
P-46F-235M-1874
Reply to: Msg 968834 by InkTap
Just out of curiousity, how did this pop back up 8 years later? Did someone happen to see it and comment on it?
Msg: 968879
Green Tortuga Subject: Re: I cant even contain myself!
Author: Green TortugaProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Nov 28, 2018 7:07 PM
P-261F-1876M-21377Premium
Reply to: Msg 968865 by Crazyolis
how did this pop back up 8 years later? Did someone happen to see it and comment on it?

Yep! You should try it sometime. It's sometimes fun to dredge up an old post and reply to it like it's brand new. *nodding* =)

-- Ryan, who is bookmarking this post so I can reply to it again 8 more years from now....
Msg: 968880
DarkZen and Evil Cow Pie Subject: Re: I cant even contain myself!
Author: DarkZen and Evil Cow PieProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Nov 28, 2018 7:29 PM
P-94F-302M-784Premium
Reply to: Msg 968879 by Green Tortuga
... and, how does bookmarking work on this site?
Msg: 968885
Green Tortuga Subject: Re: I cant even contain myself!
Author: Green TortugaProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Nov 28, 2018 11:45 PM
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Reply to: Msg 968880 by DarkZen and Evil Cow Pie
... and, how does bookmarking work on this site?

I click the "Bookmark" link, then whenever I use the "My Bookmarks" link under the "Boards" menubar option, I can review all of the posts I've bookmarked. They're mostly filled with suggestions for AQ that I'm interested in implementing someday.... at least my list is. I suppose others use it for other reasons. =)

-- Ryan
Msg: 968888
DarkZen and Evil Cow Pie Subject: Re: I cant even contain myself!
Author: DarkZen and Evil Cow PieProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Nov 29, 2018 6:04 AM
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Reply to: Msg 968885 by Green Tortuga
Thanks! Appreciated.
Msg: 968903
MissMoon Subject: Re: I cant even contain myself!
Author: MissMoonProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Nov 29, 2018 9:43 AM
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Reply to: Msg 968879 by Green Tortuga
Well. Now the post from Craig makes sense.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XVSRm80WzZk
Msg: 968907
Wry Me Subject: Re: I cant even contain myself!
Author: Wry MeProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Nov 29, 2018 11:08 AM
P-116F-1605M-1995Premium
Reply to: Msg 968879 by Green Tortuga
Yep! You should try it sometime. It's sometimes fun to dredge up an old post and reply to it like it's brand new. *nodding* =)

-- Ryan, who is bookmarking this post so I can reply to it again 8 more years from now....

Yeah, and while you're at it, you guys should go update your links in the Wassa widget.
Msg: 968908
Ele Subject: Re: I cant even contain myself!
Author: EleProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Nov 29, 2018 11:19 AM
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Reply to: Msg 968907 by Wry Me
Yeah, and while you're at it, you guys should go update your links in the Wassa widget

I second that motion!
Msg: 968909
Subject: Re: I cant even contain myself!
Author: hartwolfzellProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Nov 29, 2018 11:26 AM
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Reply to: Msg 569803 by Crazyolis
Well...how was the trip??
Msg: 968927
Subject: Re: I cant even contain myself!
Author: CrazyolisProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Nov 30, 2018 7:34 AM
P-46F-235M-1874
Reply to: Msg 968909 by hartwolfzell
Seriously the best trip I have ever been on. If I could afford it I would go again tomorrow!

It was so peaceful, (except for the honking of the penguins), clean, (except for the penguin poop) so exhilarating! Beautiful, unpopulated...again except for those penguins!

They were so cute to watch, they just didn't have a care in the world. They came right up to us and checked us out.
Msg: 968928
Wronghat Subject: Re: I cant even contain myself!
Author: WronghatProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Nov 30, 2018 8:29 AM
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Reply to: Msg 968927 by Crazyolis
Seriously the best trip I have ever been on.

But you didn't score the Antarctica letterbox or plant one?
Msg: 968930
Subject: Re: I cant even contain myself!
Author: CrazyolisProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Nov 30, 2018 10:12 AM
P-46F-235M-1874
Reply to: Msg 968928 by Wronghat
sadly no.... we did build a snowman on an iceburg! And eat Antarctic snow, just so we could say we did. Of course we followed the no color no eat rule!! down there you don't eat pink snow!
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