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Jmd123 has attached these 15 pictures. The message is below.
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Though I didn't set them up like this, here's the two travel telescopes I took and tested on the trip
Though I didn't set them up like this, here's the two travel telescopes I took and tested on the trip
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This room cost me $1299 for seven nights
This room cost me $1299 for seven nights
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Self-explanitory
Self-explanitory
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Yep, that guy wants some fish already
Yep, that guy wants some fish already
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Restaurant where I had the conch chowder with tarpon @ the World Wide Sportsman on Islamorada
Restaurant where I had the conch chowder with tarpon @ the World Wide Sportsman on Islamorada
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No words necessary
No words necessary
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Ron with his two new best friends
Ron with his two new best friends
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Don't leave me alone too long you bastard!!!  I'm a people kitty!
Don't leave me alone too long you bastard!!! I'm a people kitty!
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My Outfitters Bonefish Pack finally reaches self-actualization...well, almost
My Outfitters Bonefish Pack finally reaches self-actualization...well, almost
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Doesn't have to be a bonefish, snapper will do!  Hell, I'll take a cowfish!
Doesn't have to be a bonefish, snapper will do! Hell, I'll take a cowfish!
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Vanilla tea steeping, getting ready for the day
Vanilla tea steeping, getting ready for the day
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"He was a buffalo trunkfish...he was kinda like a cow fish...he was a buffalo trunk fish...at the 7 Mile Bridge..." (You all know the Bob Marley song)
"He was a buffalo trunkfish...he was kinda like a cow fish...he was a buffalo trunk fish...at the 7 Mile Bridge..." (You all know the Bob Marley song)
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Under da gumbo-limbo tree! Ya mon, much respect!
Under da gumbo-limbo tree! Ya mon, much respect!
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Been sitting in a car too long?  I was!!
Been sitting in a car too long? I was!!
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Tropical vegetation in the parking lot, including I think Jamaica thatchpalm...plant life was fascinating and incredibly diverse
Tropical vegetation in the parking lot, including I think Jamaica thatchpalm...plant life was fascinating and incredibly diverse
Jmd123March 17th, 2020, 3:29 pm
Oscoda, MI

Posts: 2461
Here's the room at the Ranch House Hotel on Marathon Key & a few other odds and ends from the trip. Hunker down against the diseases and think of these warm scenes and adventures to get you through. Enjoy!

Jonathon

P.S. The telescopes are Sky-Watcher USA: 72 mm ED doublet refractor ($465, $400 on sale) & 127 mm Maksutov ($435, $400 on sale). Both made Venus look beautiful at high power (OK, I did have some pretty blue & violet filters in too)
No matter how big the one you just caught is, there's always a bigger one out there somewhere...
PartsmanMarch 18th, 2020, 5:47 am
bancroft michigan

Posts: 303
Very cool Jonathon, looks so nice and sunny, and warm. It hasn't been a terrible winter here in Michigan, but Im so tired of gray skies. My son bought a telescope recently, its about the size of a small hot water heater! He and his wife are both lab techs at a very busy hospital in Flint, I worry about them. Hopefully we all get through this with as little damage as possible.
Take care, Mike.
MartinlfMarch 20th, 2020, 5:27 pm
Moderator
Palmyra PA

Posts: 3002
Thanks, Jonathon. Love your photos!
"He spread them a yard and a half. 'And every one that got away is this big.'"

--Fred Chappell
Jmd123April 2nd, 2020, 5:24 pm
Oscoda, MI

Posts: 2461
Still healthy more than two weeks after pulling this trip off!!

Jonathon
No matter how big the one you just caught is, there's always a bigger one out there somewhere...

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