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PostPosted: Wed Feb 14, 2018 3:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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No idea, but Romance sells like hotcakes


Sorry, that is incorrect.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 14, 2018 8:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Today we are in Mazatlan. Decided to stay in board and hang around the pool. Temp is around 80 degrees and the sun is shining. Tomorrow we visit Cabo San Lucas. There was a big pirate ship in Puerto Vallarta yesterday and it was a popular party attraction. Maybe next time. Instead, we boarded Zodiacs and zipped across the big bay to a small town of Boca de Tomatlan, just south of the famous resort Mismaloya.

Once there, we boarded Mercedes Benz Unimogs and were driven southeast to see some ancient petroglyphs. THen we visited the Botanical Garden. After that we had a fabulous Mexican Lunch with Guacamole, tostadas, rice,chicken, beef, flam and LOTS of tequila!!

After lunch we visited the town of El Tuito, visited a bakery , saw the local cemetery a local woodcarver who worked with rosewood.
Drank the local beer (Tecate), drove back to Boca de Tomatlan and took the 20 minute zodiac ride back to our ship. Lots of fun!
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 14, 2018 8:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is the author a biographer?
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 14, 2018 8:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Salty Dog wrote:
Is the author a biographer?


No, she is not. Feels free to do a search.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 15, 2018 1:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

fleetp wrote:
Salty Dog wrote:
Is the author a biographer?


No, she is not. Feels free to do a search.


wiki has her down for romance, historical romance (which is still romance) and mystery. You shot down romance, so I assume that the answer is history.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 15, 2018 2:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Salty Dog wrote:
Today we are in Mazatlan. Decided to stay in board and hang around the pool. Temp is around 80 degrees and the sun is shining. Tomorrow we visit Cabo San Lucas. There was a big pirate ship in Puerto Vallarta yesterday and it was a popular party attraction. Maybe next time. Instead, we boarded Zodiacs and zipped across the big bay to a small town of Boca de Tomatlan, just south of the famous resort Mismaloya.

Once there, we boarded Mercedes Benz Unimogs and were driven southeast to see some ancient petroglyphs. THen we visited the Botanical Garden. After that we had a fabulous Mexican Lunch with Guacamole, tostadas, rice,chicken, beef, flam and LOTS of tequila!!

After lunch we visited the town of El Tuito, visited a bakery , saw the local cemetery a local woodcarver who worked with rosewood.
Drank the local beer (Tecate), drove back to Boca de Tomatlan and took the 20 minute zodiac ride back to our ship. Lots of fun!


Thanks for the port report!
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 15, 2018 2:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mr. Blue wrote:
fleetp wrote:
Salty Dog wrote:
Is the author a biographer?


No, she is not. Feels free to do a search.


wiki has her down for romance, historical romance (which is still romance) and mystery. You shot down romance, so I assume that the answer is history.


Crap. I forgot about her series of historical romance books. Mia culpa, your answer is one of the correct possibilities, Mr. Blue. It's your turn.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 15, 2018 3:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

fleetp wrote:

Crap. I forgot about her series of historical romance books.


That good, were they? Smile

Valentine's Day wasn't always a way for commercial enterprises to milk people for money. It wasn't even originally Lover's Day. How did it begin?
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 15, 2018 5:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mr. Blue wrote:
fleetp wrote:

Crap. I forgot about her series of historical romance books.


That good, were they? Smile



Going a bit off topic here. I only read one of MC Beaton's historical romances. It was okay, but I much prefer her "Agatha Raisin" mystery series and her "Hamish MacBeth" murder mysteries.

As Saint Valentine was a Catholic saint, I suspect the day was originally a feast day to celebrate his sainthood.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 15, 2018 9:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Today we were inCabo Sa Lucas, where we took a nice boat ride pas Los Arcos, also known as the Arches. Then we drove down to a famous lookout of the entire bay. finally we visited the town of Sa Juan de Cabo’s and walked around the town. I head a couple ofMargaritas, of course! Life is good,
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 16, 2018 2:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

fleetp wrote:
Mr. Blue wrote:
fleetp wrote:

Crap. I forgot about her series of historical romance books.


That good, were they? Smile



Going a bit off topic here. I only read one of MC Beaton's historical romances. It was okay, but I much prefer her "Agatha Raisin" mystery series and her "Hamish MacBeth" murder mysteries.

As Saint Valentine was a Catholic saint, I suspect the day was originally a feast day to celebrate his sainthood.


Yes.

Like many early saints he was also a martyr, and also like many early saints, the Catholic church is not the only one which recognizes him as a saint. But that's just extra information. What you said is correct.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 16, 2018 3:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

What ancient Roman holiday happened about the same time of the year as our modern Valentine's Day?

Wait 12 hours before doing a search.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 16, 2018 5:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Feast of Lupercal. Well, that what Shakespeare thought, anyway.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 16, 2018 4:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Feast of Lupercal. Well, that what Shakespeare thought, anyway.


Correct! Your turn, Mr. Blue.
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"The chairman suggested we should table the proposal, to which everyone unanimously agreed. Unfortunately, the American delegates immediately found themselves talking at cross purposes with their British counterparts."

Why would the chairman's suggestion lead to people talking at cross purposes?
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