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Re: Nudes from the Front, 2011
repeatoffender4th #104470 04/09/2011 11:00 AM
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Judy, the sign was inaccurate for 25 years until 18 months.

I received an email that the resort course is now US$85. Sandals resort course is US$80.

So can some please ask at the watersports shack and not rely on the sign.

Chuck


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Re: Nudes from the Front, 2011
HedoDiveMstr #104480 04/09/2011 09:30 PM
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Back home, safe and sound!

My photos need a lot of processing before the "Bright Colors of Hedo" is ready to be published, but in the mean time, here is a little video I took. Just as the bus was pulling up to Hedo, after an hour and a half on the road, and the famous sign is coming into view. I think you will all remember this exact scenario........

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UWnTIqGQOdU

Re: Nudes from the Front, 2011
HedoDiveMstr #104492 04/10/2011 07:11 AM
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Originally Posted by HedoDiveMstr


So can some please ask at the watersports shack and not rely on the sign.

Chuck
Why not call the resort to get an accurate answer? You may have to ask someone to check and email you back.


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Re: Nudes from the Front, 2011
DennyP #104496 04/10/2011 08:59 AM
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Jake,

I recognize that bus driver. I've ridden with him several times, including the time he hit a very drunk pedestrian in Lucea. The guy zigged when he should have zagged. I thought we'd killed him, but I think his drunkness saved him and he just got banged up. (We weren't going that fast in Lucea traffic).

Thanks for the video.

Respect.

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Re: Nudes from the Front, 2011
2424 #104499 04/10/2011 10:43 AM
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I recognized the driver too!! Luckily, we've had only smooth rides with him.

I am VERY nervous about the hot water situation, though...We arrive in 5 days so I hope it is fixed by then. To be honest, I'd rather have good, hot water with strong pressure throughout my trip instead of a free night voucher. Fingers crossed!!

Glad you made it home safely, and thank you again for the posting throughout your trip. How was immigration/customs in MBJ on the return?


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monieb #104503 04/10/2011 12:38 PM
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Hi Monie - immigration took about an hour on arrival in Jamaica, but getting out on the way home was pretty quick, maybe ten or fifteen minutes or so. Glad you enjoyed my posts!

Re: Nudes from the Front, 2011
Chicago Jake #104504 04/10/2011 01:00 PM
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Jake I wanted to say thanks too- we are still over 100 days out from out next trip but it was cool to get updates. Hope you are well at home and not feeling the DIF too much.
Cheers!
Nick (and the holding down the house while I am on a 72 Kitty)tm

Re: Nudes from the Front, 2011
nickandkitty #104511 04/10/2011 04:12 PM
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Chuck.

Last October we were charged US$70 pp to take the "resort course".

Four weeks ago we were charged $200 each for the OW cert with the online work done when we arrived.

Since two of the four figures match the signs, I would think the rest do also.

The snorkel times on the signs were changed to reflect the one trip per day at 2pm instead of the 11 am and 2 pm snorkel trips.

Judy

Re: Nudes from the Front, 2011
repeatoffender4th #104513 04/10/2011 04:29 PM
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My photo essay has been published! Thanks to all who read along with my little travelogue, and those who helped me pick my photo theme. Check it out!

Hedo Colors!!

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Chicago Jake #104517 04/10/2011 05:14 PM
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Originally Posted by Chicago Jake
My photo essay has been published! Thanks to all who read along with my little travelogue, and those who helped me pick my photo theme. Check it out!

Hedo Colors!!


Very nice pics Jake, thanks for sharing them and also for all your great reports while you were on vacation. Well done and much appreciated!

Re: Nudes from the Front, 2011
LyleM #104518 04/10/2011 05:32 PM
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Jake,
Seeing your photos and reading your posts makes me all the more sad that we had to cancel that April trip we had planned a year or two ago when you would have been there.
Dang you diverticulitis! smile

Thanks for the pics and reports! Awesome job!
Roy

Re: Nudes from the Front, 2011
Chicago Jake #104530 04/11/2011 03:17 AM
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Originally Posted by Chicago Jake
I don't think they are using Hedobucks these days. They take people's names and room numbers when they participate. Jake


When we were there last week of March, no Hedo bucks any more. As Jake says, they take your name and room number in a notebook- no idea why they changed, very inefficient and way less fun way of doing things.....

Laura

Re: Nudes from the Front, 2011
lauraff7 #104551 04/11/2011 09:41 AM
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ECs told me they have this system because some guests were photocopying the Hedo bucks and distributing them.

I think that's a feeble excuse.

The table with the prizes is seldom active (brief period at some breakfasts) and seldom has anything that anyone would want (heavy bottles of booze that must be packed in check-in luggage) so who cares?

If SC/Hedo were smart they'd be giving away free swag (hats & shirts, etc.) with their names or subtle mktg pitches on it that people would want to wear at home as walking billboards.


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Re: Nudes from the Front, 2011
LyleM #104552 04/11/2011 09:54 AM
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Thanks Jake for the updates and the pics!!!! Wonderfully entertaining as usual!!!!


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Re: Nudes from the Front, 2011
Anne&Carl #104558 04/11/2011 02:45 PM
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Gorgeous pictures, thanks so much for sharing. xoxoxo


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Re: Nudes from the Front, 2011
pafuncouple #104573 04/11/2011 05:27 PM
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Taking home booze of any sort is a pain in the rump-zone anymore, due to those friggin TSA boys.
There was a time when I lugged about 4 liters of tequila back in my carry on.
But no more.
We need to GET RID of the TSA...

Re: Nudes from the Front, 2011
The Wizard #104588 04/11/2011 10:23 PM
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Jake, Thanks for sharing your great photos! We've always taken some pictures to help us remember some of our favorite people, places, and things at Hedo. But, to actually make them into a story as you did shows great creativity. It makes your photos unique. Keep up the good work. And, thanks for the play-by-play when you were down there...


Brett (and Jill)

Re: Nudes from the Front, 2011
chris santilli #104618 04/13/2011 05:20 AM
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Originally Posted by chris santilli
If SC/Hedo were smart they'd be giving away free swag (hats & shirts, etc.) with their names or subtle mktg pitches on it that people would want to wear at home as walking billboards.



Actually, a few years ago Gary and I were lucky enough to get some decent Hedo Swag with our Hedo Moolah. We each got 2 tank tops, bandanas, mini backpacky kinda thing and somethin else. I definitely don't understand either why they don't do that anymore. Maybe they were giving things away too cheaply...........<shrug>


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Re: Nudes from the Front, 2011
garynlora #104632 04/13/2011 10:05 AM
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I have too...a long time ago! My best swag was an insulated soft square lunch bag with superclubs hotel logos. I'm thinking that small items like butane lighters, tank tops, baseball caps, even pens and notepads would be used and easily distributed.

I can't imagine that a bottle of rum (what do they pay? Maybe $3-$5 is my totally uneducated guess) is cheaper than any of those items created in bulk.


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Re: Nudes from the Front, 2011
chris santilli #104635 04/13/2011 02:25 PM
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Very nice Jake

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Linda & Rich

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spidercat #104639 04/13/2011 02:58 PM
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Big Ups Jake, as always...I appreciate your timely and insightful updates. The pics are awesome as well. The shirts look awesome, and the sails on the "cats" look new as well.

Glad to hear of Hazel's well deserved victory!! Thanks again Jake!

roy


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Re: Nudes from the Front, 2011
Chicago Jake #104644 04/13/2011 06:19 PM
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Jake, thanks so much for this thread! My husband and I just booked our first trip for next February. Your updates have been helpful and are seriously giving me a case of Island Itch!! We can't wait to get there! Thanks again and enjoy the rest of your stay!!

Re: Nudes from the Front, 2011
PhotogFlight #104650 04/14/2011 04:27 AM
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Yes, it's been fun.
Anyone else want to take on the task of writing home?

I'll do my bit in July - assuming I have internet in my cardboard box on the beach that is...



All in all, I'd rather be a hippy.
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Parracky Parrot #104652 04/14/2011 04:45 AM
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I could likely give a swing in mid June (15-22). I won't promise anything till we get closer though. If the laptop dies a week out....well...no dice.


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Re: Nudes from the Front, 2011
chris santilli #104655 04/14/2011 05:38 AM
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Originally Posted by chris santilli
I can't imagine that a bottle of rum (what do they pay? Maybe $3-$5 is my totally uneducated guess) is cheaper than any of those items created in bulk.


Several years ago we stayed at Sandals MoBay for 4 nights on a comped trip. I got talking to the GM and the Sales Mgr. and was told that they have such a relationship with Appleton in advertising and promotion of the product, Appleton provides them rum for free!

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