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The Athens Report...ALL the fun & pics 9/22-24/04


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#1 Dejah

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Posted 26 September 2004 - 06:59 PM

Hey all, Were Back... at least those of us which are in the Dallas area...

For an update on the weather first off, we didn't have a drop of rain all weekend.. those storms which everyone thought were going to hit, passed right by or went around us.. :respect:

Those who went diving I believe had a great time, Sonny's shrimp boil was out of this world and he even did some stuffed with cheese and peppers then grilled them... YUMMMY!!!!!!!!!
The second night for dinner, Kamala had this awesome feast for everyone and I think everyone was so full from both nights nobody attempted to do any night dives, but instead hung around the Hot Tub.. :dance:

It was a great weekend had by all!!!

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Posted 26 September 2004 - 08:30 PM

The weather was absolutely fabulous. The shrimp was soo good, that it would have been a crime to put sauce on it. This is coming from the person who always asks for extra cocktail sauce in restaurants. I brought my non-diving boyfriend, and his adorable dog, Buttercup.

I suppose it's my job to tell the Friday night story. All is well. The tents went up. The food was fabulous. A nice warm fire. Hot tubbing. A lot of drinking. Good conversation. I went to bed early. Hadn't been sleeping enough lately. One of the group, Randy, arrived after dinner. People drifted to bed.

In the morning I stumble out of bed. I think I was asked about potato salad. I plead ignorance. Someone had tossed the contents of the group cooler around. Left the Saturday morning veggies uneaten near our tent, and eaten tomorrow's potato salad without utensils. I hate veggies, so I was on the short list of suspects, along with Buttercup. Did I mention the evidence was found near our tent? Anyway, the guilty party woke up, and to whom our fearless leader said, "So, how was the potato salad?" The response was a brief blank look, and then, "Yeah, it was really good." Confession. Lots of sympathy for Buttercup, who had been framed.

On the way home, the non-diving boyfriend asked questions about what's required to get certifed, and how much equipment you need to own. Yahoo!
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Posted 26 September 2004 - 08:44 PM

On the way home, the non-diving boyfriend asked questions about what's required to get certifed, and how much equipment you need to own. Yahoo!

All I can say is "poor Buttercup"!!

such a cute dog to have someone try to frame her for "potato salad shinanagins";

didn't Scott see all the crap we had? Cost is a relative term!!!!

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Posted 26 September 2004 - 09:54 PM

Random thoughts as I head off to sleep! (more to come later!)

Oh my gosh...the fun still continues...

birthdays...
buttercup...
beer...dark...light...imported...you name it!
boils...shrimp that is...
boils...hottubs that is...
booze...RUM that is...
bottles...also known as tanks and every gal was a 'tank rider' :dance:
batmobile...er...dive mobile...B2B's cruiser has a new diving look...like a flag...a diving flag!
'bitchen breakfast burritos...
boy scouts...THE REAL KIND...the ones with air mattresses to spare THANKS KEN!...and tents to spare...THANKS SONNY...and lights to spare...THANKS KEN & SONNY!
blowers...the birthday party favor kind!...
beautiful...footage of Honduras...
brochures of our next trip to Saba/St Kitts and surrounding islands...
shrimp....(did I mention SHRIMP???)...YUM! YUM!!!
surprise birthday surprises for backprop...
pictures...oh my gosh...I forgot there are PICTURES!!!...Whoops!!!!
veggie chaos...
rum....(LOTS OF RUM for SOME)
new members...(about 4 or 5 of them...YEP more Texans!!!)
scuba birthday tank surprises with special messages and yes PICTURES!!!
log fires...(and several girl scouts and boy scouts to get it started from leaves and twigs!)
smoked ham...turkey...salmon...port...sausage...baked beans...veggies...birthday cake...german chocolate cake...the list continues...
sun chaser's potatoe salad folies...and incredible sense of humor...
poor puppies framed for potatoe salad escapades...
poor puppies getting ALL the leftovers (as meager as they were) to compensate for being framed...
another diver in the offing...
train whistles...(remember them from the other reports...how do they manage to get louder???)
farmers almanacs and john deere mugs and tractor supply hats...about as TEXAS as last minute birthday presents get in a small town...(did we mention a VERY small town??)
3+ hours all the way from Keller...-Jennifer aka TexasMermaid
4+ hours all the way from Arkansas - Mike aka Bubble2Bubble
4.5 hours down...1 dive and 4.5 hours back to Houston all on Saturday...our very own very special Chie!
8+ hours all the way from Port Connor TEXAS (and he NEVER left the State)! -Sonny
9+ hours all the way from New Orleans - Skye aka Blondie does Athens AGAIN!
10.5 hours all the way from St. Louis...the BIRTHDAY BOY...Chris aka BackProp!
diving dry...
diving wet...
LOTS of vis...that is BEFORE the students got in the water!
diving in 83 degree water in late Sept...
end of the year fun...
but wait...we can't possibly stand waiting til next year...
so...how about one more ATHENS extravaganza in the works for Halloween or the first part of November!
awesome athens owners...and friends making the weekend EXTREMELY SPECIAL!

YEP...I'm ready to do it again! :respect:

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Posted 27 September 2004 - 09:52 AM

You know what the best part was? The people. If even one person had been a patoot, the whole trip won't have been any fun.

I'm setting up a webpage now to load the pictures. I can't wait until everyone sees Chris's new Avatar.
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Posted 27 September 2004 - 09:58 AM

You know what the best part was? The people. If even one person had been a patoot, the whole trip won't have been any fun.

I'm setting up a webpage now to load the pictures. I can't wait until everyone sees Chris's new Avatar.

I totally agree with you on the fun and the great people! Also we couldn't have had more beautiful weather. Then again I think next time I definatly can't forget the bug spray I got so bit up.. :dltears: but that's my own fault..

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Posted 27 September 2004 - 10:14 AM

I'm setting up a webpage now to load the pictures.  I can't wait until everyone sees Chris's new Avatar.



Uh oh! Talk about getting framed! (get it? camera? framed??) I feel for you, Buttercup.

Seriously, it was great fun and thank you again to everybody for the big birthday surprise which was *totally* unexpected :wavey: and much appreciated.

It felt really good to get back in the water again, and b2b, skye, james, sandy starfish and randy were all great dive buddies. :teeth:

Kudos to everybody who worked really hard to make it so fun, and especially Kamala and Sonny -- the food was fantastic as was everything else.


(edit 9/27 - i'll get this right eventually)

Edited by backprop, 27 September 2004 - 10:17 AM.


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Posted 27 September 2004 - 12:26 PM

Sophia - THERE BETTER BE TWO BOTTOMS SHOWING ON THAT WEB PAGE.............NOT JUST MINE!!!!!! :wavey:

The trip was a lot of fun. The food - absolutely fabulous - the grilled shrimp was out of this world!! Even the eggs were okay - Did I forget to mention the 5 second rule applies even out camping!!! The water was great - and I agree with Sophia - the people were the best. Every one seemed to have a good time. Even the non-diving boy friend. Buttercup was a total sweetie too. The weather was great - the water warm and even though one of my buddies had a "hose malfunction" :teeth: the diving was fun.

Count me in for Halloween!!!!!

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Posted 27 September 2004 - 12:51 PM

You know what the best part was? The people. If even one person had been a patoot, the whole trip won't have been any fun.

I'm setting up a webpage now to load the pictures. I can't wait until everyone sees Chris's new Avatar.

Sweetie would you also post the pics in the photo gallery I'm going to set up for the trip! Here is the link! Thanks! -ww

Picture Gallery Link for Sept Athens Trip!

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Posted 27 September 2004 - 01:15 PM

Here's the link to the photos. I sized them down quite a bit. If you want the full version I can email it to you.

StarfishSandy, I didn't get another bum as cute as yours.

The beauty of being the photographic. I am in No photos.

I will load the good ones in the picture gallery too.

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Posted 27 September 2004 - 01:41 PM

Thanks girl for the photo's, those are great!!!!

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Posted 27 September 2004 - 01:48 PM

Oh my gosh...I said there were pictures...why is there ALWAYS a camera around when you are doing something you shouldn't be????? :teeth:

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Posted 27 September 2004 - 02:15 PM

Right there with ya sister!!!! :teeth:
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Posted 27 September 2004 - 05:48 PM

The best way to describe this Weekend :dancing: :teeth: :teeth: :teeth: :teeth: :teeth: :teeth: :teeth: :teeth:
FUN FUN FUN< Great FOOD, GREAT RUM!, Great Diving, More FUN ,Fun, Fun,!!!!!!Even greater Friends. Thanks All for making us newbies feel so welcome.If we would have had any more fun it would have had to be Illegal, or unmoral., o'well some of it probally was a little of both :teeth: Who said it was going to Rain.????? Cannot wait till the next one. Also Reverse Fin Grabbing????
I dropped K.Heron off in KATY , to pick his sick buddy, which was nice to have the company, and to help keep me awake, Something about staying up too late in the Hot tub, I know it had nothing to do with the Rum, Trains, and waiting for someone one else to start stiring to get up and start again,.
I will have to down load my pictures and put up on the board after I check them out. Might not be able to psot them all, to Keep from getting in Trouble, and to protect some, and from keeping WW from Kicking my ASS>next time.

How about a Blacken and Fryed (For the Weenies,no names) Red Snapper for Oct.????? on Friday night. Hope to meet more of you at the DEMA Social, I own someone a Beer or Two!!!!
FUN< FUN FUN>
Hey I forget to get my STIFFY shirt signed by the girls of Trip. Next time.... :lmao:

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Posted 27 September 2004 - 07:15 PM

REVERSE FIN GRABBING????? I really have to quit going to my tent so early in the evening!!! Come on Kim - Help out a sister Angel - I am open to FIN GRABBING 101 next happy hour or camp out!!!!

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