|[METALMANJP] Friday, October 04, 2013 8:41:33 AM|| |
Don't know how to resize the pic. But that was the view out of our room at the Falls View Marriott. I was a bit out of my league but what the hell we only stayed two nights. The breakfast for 6 people was $145.00.
|[METALMANJP] Friday, October 04, 2013 8:35:16 AM|| |
|[METALMANJP] Wednesday, September 25, 2013 11:51:37 AM|| |
All had a good time, other than it rained all day Saturday. Been busy trying to catch up at work, I will post some pics soon. We had a fabulous view out our Hotel window.
|[Vaillant 3.0] Friday, September 20, 2013 9:26:27 PM|| |
|[guidogodoy] Friday, September 20, 2013 9:10:33 AM|| |
|Nice! Have a good trip. Post a pic or two.|
(wouldn't it be great to have them open it up to see the FULL waterfall?)
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|[METALMANJP] Friday, September 20, 2013 9:05:56 AM|| |
Going to Niagra Falls for the weekend.
|[guidogodoy] Friday, August 23, 2013 1:25:41 AM|| |
|Band that was playing down there on the riverfront in front of the Ren Cen next to Hart Plaza? .... Took me a bit to place them even though I knew the songs they were playing (jamming, I might add), Loverboy! HAAAA!|
|[guidogodoy] Friday, August 23, 2013 1:12:01 AM|| |
|Finally getting around to pictures. Here is one I took just for you (and DF if he shows his furry head again), HB. Cannon in Detroit pointing right into Windsor! |
Hell if those Ontario bastards are gonna swim OUR half of the river! We'll blow up the casino!
Edited at: Friday, August 23, 2013 1:13:27 AM
|[Jerri] Friday, August 09, 2013 9:09:03 AM|| |
| Who's that with the cute mustache? Such Big Waves!!!|
|[Head banger] Friday, August 09, 2013 7:42:56 AM|| |
|[Vaillant 3.0] Friday, August 09, 2013 12:11:29 AM|| |
|[guidogodoy] Thursday, August 08, 2013 11:59:52 PM|| |
|Whatta day. Another glorious one sailing around Lake St. Clair. Maybe I should start posting Cristopher Cross songs? "The canvas can do miracles....Saaaaaailing...!" |
Interesting shot. Detroit on the right, Windsor, Ontario on the left. The Ren Cen in the distance between my friends' heads.
Damn, I really miss the sound and sight of the freighters passing. Canada in the background.
Anyone who counts Detroit as being "down and out" is a damn fool. Plus, we are kicking ASS in baseball !!!
|[guidogodoy] Thursday, August 08, 2013 12:45:36 AM|| |
|Well, a "travel" is accurate but a "vacation" to the place where you grew up? Anyhoo, it fits.|
Bud, for you. The picture I asked you to take if you came to Detroit. The Metal Mecca that is Harpos! OLD school architecture to be sure. Went by it yesterday as I spent most of the day today prepping and sailing in two lightening class sailboat races around Lake St. Clair. Anyone who knows sailboats will understand it.
Nice shot of Harpos but, as I said, it sits in no-man's-land. Funny as I went for a run just before and decided not to clean up as I was going to see some friends who are mechanics in the city. So, I hope you appreciate that I took shots of this building (and surrounding area that I'll post upon request) wearing brilliant-colored running shoes / tech shirt / shorts. HA! The drunks that seem to live on the corner behind where I took this shot were staring at me like some sort of alien. Still, anything for the shot!
|[Head banger] Thursday, May 23, 2013 6:37:28 PM|| |
|[guidogodoy] Thursday, May 23, 2013 1:02:26 PM|| |
|"...kitchen catches fire..." heh. Hope not. Better to see Old Faithful than a New Unexpected.|
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|[Head banger] Thursday, May 23, 2013 7:50:59 AM|| |
|yellowstone is similar to the rest of the rockies, except for the hydrogeological thingys, and bison. I live where the buffalo used to roam, but in yellowstone, holy crap they are everywhere.|
so you get cool mountains, waterfalls, canyons, wildlife, and then you get bison, gysers, mud pits, hot springs. Think it was 89 I went as a kid, so its been a while.
Saskatoon will only be a blast if the hotel kitchen catches fire.
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|[guidogodoy] Wednesday, May 22, 2013 10:11:10 PM|| |
|Never been to Yellowstone. Chatted up a Ranger when hiking around the Rockies a while back. She used to work there. Just like the islands of Hawai'i, you can't get a "which is better" answer out of them. Both parks (like the islands) are spectacular for different reasons. |
Do give a full report after your trip to Yellowstone. Safe travels to Saskatoon as well, LOL! Sounds like a blast.
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|[Head banger] Wednesday, May 22, 2013 10:01:01 PM|| |
|got to go one day. dunno when but I have to make it happen. going to yelowstone this summer, that should be fun|
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|[guidogodoy] Wednesday, May 22, 2013 9:46:43 PM|| |
|You would have LOVED the hikes, compadre. As you saw the shot of how the clouds roll in, that is your only true "enemy" - the weather. Not that a bear could live up there but I had to look up how many people died up on the volcano. Look up the one who was washed over the falls with his daughter. Flash flood took them. |
Odd to read the comments. While their family sued and won a "no-fault" settlement of $5 mil US, the opinions were divided. Yeah there should have been a sign but the guy should have known better.
Beautiful island. That makes three islands for me. A little on the commercial side but if you catch a good day, the hiking (and camping, so I am told) is outstanding.
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|[Head banger] Wednesday, May 22, 2013 9:41:01 PM|| |
|Guido, I so want to go on a vacation there. sadly I am headed to Saskatoon for business tomorow. joy... NOT!!!!|
|[guidogodoy] Wednesday, May 22, 2013 6:58:52 PM|| |
|Thanks, all. Good to be there, good to be home. Shame that pictures can't fully capture reality like my first JP shot (I was WAY out on the highest rock after a 2mile+ hike to almost fall to my death...hey, I would have tried to throw the camera back up on the way to my watery grave! LOL!) or the beauty of hiking the volcano. |
Worst part? The flight! Sitting on the tarmac for hours (total) while waiting for planes to leave our gate, no food, bag charges. etc. I flew American and found it funny that they now recognize that it takes longer to load planes as more people are bringing two carry-on bags. Brilliant observation. What the heck is going on with the aviation companies?
Edited at: Wednesday, May 22, 2013 7:00:10 PM
|[Becks] Wednesday, May 22, 2013 5:45:29 PM|| |
|[Priestgirl_1] Wednesday, May 22, 2013 7:40:10 AM|| |
|[Vaillant 3.0] Tuesday, May 21, 2013 7:39:51 PM|| |
|[guidogodoy] Tuesday, May 21, 2013 7:26:55 PM|| |
|Ok, five thousand pix taken down to a few.|
Maui from 100 ft down - off Lanai. Cathedral 2 dive site for those who scuba (Nitrox dive!).
To hiking the tallest point past Kihei (hightest rock as well).
Rainbow falling on a sailboat between Kihei and Lahaina (almost had accidents as EVERYONE saw it and wanted to pull off a two-laner going up a cliff to get a pic).
Hiking the volcano, Haleakala. Nice view on the 4.2 mile hike down (you can see the trail WAY below).
Who can see the roaming JP cross? Heading down to the crater / valley WAY down below the 10,000+ ft summit.
Always remember that hiking down is the easy part. After a double-tank dive the previous day, I was sucking air like crazy trying to beat the weather out of there. 4.2 miles down ISN'T 4.2 miles back up! Especially with the tradewind clouds bringing in rain rolling in very quickly.
Same shot as the beginning descent with me barely making it out from the lower clouds. The trail is still there to the right. Valley is completely in white-out conditions.
Finally, sunset at 10,000+ ft summit.
Odd phenomenon happens at the summit. Read all about it. With the sun to your back and with luck, you can see your own shadow in a rainbow! Cannot see anyone else's but your own. I stood with my legs apart and held the camera (and in the left hand my JP cross) in the other to make sure it was me. No doubt. Old Hawaiians thought it was a divine sign and vision of their soul. Amazing. A picture doesn't come close to capturing the beauty of the clouds that have now taken over the valley of the volcano.
What luck, a second rainbow formed around the first! Too bad the Priest cross was too small to be seen in the clouds below. THAT would have been a shot. Standing in the same place with both JP necklace and camera over my head with legs spread apart to make sure it was me. Incredible! Simply could not see the guy standing right next to me if I tried. Clouds are taking over the summit. Incredible.
Edited at: Tuesday, May 21, 2013 7:45:10 PM
|[Vaillant 3.0] Sunday, March 31, 2013 12:31:12 AM|| |
|[Becks] Saturday, March 30, 2013 8:33:07 PM|| |
|Possibly the mountain Craig and I grew up in the shadow of Mt Taranaki (Egmont) - depending how far down snow gets this year.|
Or one of the mountains in the central plateau region, about 1.5-2 hours from where we live - this is Mt Ruapehu, a skiers favourite.
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|[Vaillant 3.0] Saturday, March 30, 2013 3:47:11 PM|| |
|[Becks] Saturday, March 30, 2013 2:08:54 AM|| |
|Awesome! I'm hoping to take Ada to see snow this winter. That should be interesting lol.|
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|[Vaillant 3.0] Friday, March 29, 2013 8:26:14 PM|| |
|[Brian_Evans] Friday, March 29, 2013 7:25:20 PM|| |
|[Head banger] Friday, March 29, 2013 6:44:35 PM|| |
|[guidogodoy] Friday, March 29, 2013 4:49:21 PM|| |
|Lake Tahoe region. This is Heavenly. LOVE the last run down. Signs say it all.|
White-out conditions in Kirkwood.
Still, what a view!
Cheers at beer hut and you didn't break a leg! Too bad I can't drink beer! LOL! Still, where's Waldo (around my neck).
|[Rick80] Monday, February 04, 2013 8:05:54 PM|| |
|I can't remember the last time I took an actual vacation. |
|[Stratovarius217] Wednesday, January 30, 2013 5:29:07 PM|| |
|Went to America wearing my Judas Priest t-shirt and this dude came up to me and asked "Aren't you a little too young to be wearing a Judas Priest T-shirt?"|
|[Head banger] Wednesday, January 23, 2013 8:31:12 AM|| |
|punctualization is a complex matter.... or some shit like that|
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|[guidogodoy] Wednesday, January 23, 2013 8:23:33 AM|| |
|[Head banger] Tuesday, January 22, 2013 10:34:55 PM|| |
|I think the last was direction, not a question. but if it was you may have missunderstood it. or not cared which could be the best decision.|
[Show/Hide Quoted Message] (Quoting Message by guidogodoy from Tuesday, January 22, 2013 11:34:29 AM)
|[Becks] Tuesday, January 22, 2013 3:03:34 PM|| |
|[guidogodoy] Tuesday, January 22, 2013 1:01:41 PM|| |
|[Brian_Evans] Tuesday, January 22, 2013 12:32:55 PM|| |
|[guidogodoy] Tuesday, January 22, 2013 11:50:23 AM|| |
|Oh, you mean the monster squid that takes down full boats? Nope. Guess she was out to deeper waters. |
VERY warm down there. Even México (I said "Costa Maya" but it was actually outside the city in "Xcalak," which was the first and last stop, had a bottom (22.4m) temp of 28C. Only got warmer from there. Beautiful indeedy.
[Show/Hide Quoted Message] (Quoting Message by METALMANJP from Tuesday, January 22, 2013 8:29:18 AM)
|[guidogodoy] Tuesday, January 22, 2013 11:34:29 AM|| |
|Glad I'm not the only one, HB. I told "it" to quit pestering me with PMs that are borderline lunacy, and don't even respond in private anymore, as usual below is the follow-up. |
Now HERE I see the purpose. Higher-level thinking. They are rhetorical questions! Like the drill sarge in "Full Metal Jacket!" "Are you an idiot, Private Pile?" Do you believe in the Virgin Mary, Private Joker?" "Are you offended?" "Do you have a pets?" "Don't post my messages at noticeboard?" No, wait.....last ones didn't quite fit. LOL
Tania Vanina Tuesday, January 22, 2013 5:38:46 AM
don't post my messages at noticeboard? you're a vegetarian? do you have a pets? you don't like kangaroos? are you offended? [Show/Hide Quoted Message] (Quoting Message by Head banger from Tuesday, January 22, 2013 7:49:12 AM)
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|[METALMANJP] Tuesday, January 22, 2013 8:29:18 AM|| |
|looks nice and warm there. Lucky you did not run into their mother !|
[Show/Hide Quoted Message] (Quoting Message by guidogodoy from Tuesday, January 22, 2013 12:04:20 AM)
|[Head banger] Tuesday, January 22, 2013 7:49:12 AM|| |
|Dont feel bad Guido, I cant understand the thread of humor here either...|
[Show/Hide Quoted Message] (Quoting Message by guidogodoy from Tuesday, January 22, 2013 3:13:35 AM)
|[Tania2194AD] Tuesday, January 22, 2013 5:34:10 AM|| |
|[guidogodoy] Tuesday, January 22, 2013 3:13:35 AM|| |
|Speak of the devil. |
Well, if you are "like kangaroo," stuff your PMs in your pouch and quit sending them to me as I have asked! LOL!!! READ and you'd know that I am a vegetarian! HAAAA!!!!
Someone will have to tell me how you "drink" a hamburger" sometime.
Tuesday, January 22, 2013 2:18:41 AM Tania Vanina [Tania2194AD ]
hey mr. hamburger,how much cola and hamburgers did you drink for the last week?
[Show/Hide Quoted Message] (Quoting Message by Tania2194AD from Tuesday, January 22, 2013 2:24:10 AM)
|[Tania2194AD] Tuesday, January 22, 2013 2:24:10 AM|| |
|i'm very like kangaroos and sunny Australia |
|[guidogodoy] Tuesday, January 22, 2013 12:04:20 AM|| |
|Playing with colors. Squid are cool! Look at their eyes way down their body. They flatten themselves out to hover but contract to flash away in a milisecond. They also blend in with their surroundings so well. Amazing creatures.|
Makes me want to eat paella. www.dpi.nsw.gov.au/fisheries/recreational/saltwater/sw-species/squid
I count at least eight in this enhanced picture.
There are at least six cruisin' through the grass here.
Edited at: Tuesday, January 22, 2013 12:13:25 AM
|[guidogodoy] Monday, January 21, 2013 11:00:12 PM|| |
|Thanks. Good time had by me but not all. BIG puke-fest on the first dual tank dive in Costa Maya, MX. You know how it goes, one person starts and it is catchy! LOL! Huge currents as well. It was a "roll off" (as opposed to "big step") into the water and that got a few screwed up right from go. In and meet at anchor line? Yeah, more like in and meet wherever the hell the current took us! |
Hey, we didn't lose anyone and fish got fed (chum) from those who cared to contribute! LOL!! I call that a success!!
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