2019 offseason OT thread.

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  1. MileHighSpartan

    MileHighSpartan Well-Known Member
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    Where at?

    I just went to Maui last month. It was incredible
     
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    What stands out about Hawaii vs the southern Caribbean islands? Would love to go one day, just doesn't seem economically logical from my location.
     
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    Traverse City. My wife's family is from Michigan, and we were going back every other Christmas, which is a horrible time of the year there. So I told her I would go back every Summer to never go for Christmas again. Now we head up to Old Mission or Sutton's Bay for a week during the 4th.

    Awesome, what part of Maui did you stay in? I was there in November for the Maui InvitationaI. I want a vacation house in Dana Point, my wife wants Maui.
     
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    You don't get as much humidity. No real hurricanes. But most importantly, you can bike down a volcano.
     
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    I imagine the volcanoes are awesome and the forrests. We go in the winter, no hurricanes and perfect weather. We did Belize this year. Wasn't as warm as we like it and it was dreary a few days. Looking into Bonaire for next year.
     
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    I am uncivilized. Natural gas grill from my lazy old ass.
     
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    Oh come on, Bert! You're better than that!
     
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    I've been to the Cayman Islands, Playa Del Carmen, Cabo San Lucas. Cabo not really Caribbean though. Cayman was very nice, and the water was super clear - but other than that it was kind of boring. The highest point of the island is what, 10ft above sea level?

    Maui was just perfect. Weather was mid-70's to low 80's every day. Nice breeze, not sticky humid. Water was awesome - colors, temperature, soft sand beaches but almost every beach has a reef / rocks to snorkel. Wherever you are you can see the mountains which look like they're out of Jurassic Park. We saw literally hundreds of humpback whales, even directly from our balcony every morning. Then you have the more jungle / hiking stuff, like along the Road to Hana. Food was incredible too; Mahi, snapper, ono, ahi poke

    I think Maui just felt way safer too. You're not stuck at your resort, everyone speaks English, you can eat/drink wherever without fear of shitting your brains out, etc.

    We stayed between Lahaina and Napili. VRBO condo that was a perfect spot for us to use as a base camp and hit the different spots on the island.

    How was the Maui Invitational? MSU is there this year so we are considering going back, but the packages through MSU are kind of a rip off for what you get. It'd be cheaper to fly and find a place to stay on your own, but then I'm not sure what ticket availability is like.
     
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    Have had 2 in my garage for 10+ years.
     
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    Same here. Charcoal might be better tasting and what not, but I'm not trying to do all that every night.

    We grill dinner almost every night. Turn on the grill, prepare the meat / veggies while it warms up, toss it on the grill and when its done - turn it off. Clean up is a breeze.
     
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    FIshing for a week in Canada in June. Maine for a week in September (Acadia National Park), and likely a week of duck hunting in North Dakota in October.
     
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    You should at least own a charcoal grill. Even if it is not your primary grill.
     
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    I'm thinking about going to Honduras this winter. How cold did Belize get?
     
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    It was great. Tickets were extremely hard to come by this year (mostly because of Zion), but that's usually not the case. You're right that booster packages can be a rip off. But, I would still try to stay at the team's hotel if you can. There's also a Coaches Banquet you can go to the night before the tournament. It's not something I'd go to more than once, but I think its worth going to your first time.

    We might be going back this year since my wife went to MSU. We try to attend at least one Duke and one MSU game every year. The PK80 two years ago was perfect.
     
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    Agreed.
     
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    60's in the morning mid 70's in the afternoon. But that was in the winter.

    Roatan is beautiful. Been there on a cruise.
     
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    That's where we'd be staying. A close friend has a lot of family there, and he goes back every other NYE. Been trying to get us to go for a decade, and this might be the year.
     
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    I would go back. Would like to spend more than a few hours there.
     
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    Are tickets available outside of Booster packages?

    Why do you recommend staying at the team hotel? More activities or just so you're surrounded by fans?
     
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    Huge fan of Traverse City. Fun place and golf is second to none.
     
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    Anybody seen Dirty Heads? Do they put on a good show?
     
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    Well. I am going to the show tomorrow night. Thanks for nothing Rivals. If Dirty Heads suck and I could have made money selling the tickets I won, I am holding you losers responsible.
     
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    Mods need to unpin this thread. Nobody notices it up here.
     
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    I wonder how many times the B1G crowd has accidentally ended up in here.
     
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    Lots of golf this summer. Gonna try and get decent. Headed to Wilmington tomorrow through Sunday for a wedding, fishing, and relaxing. Rented a house on Kure. No real big trips as of yet. May try to do Europe in the fall. Gonna spend a lot of time in the pool and work in the yard.

    You got to try and do a traditional smoke. Get a big green egg if you really like grilling. So many applications.
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    Barcelona is pretty amazing. The women will make it hard to leave. Try and get a job teaching grad school in Europe. I believe lots of grad schools teach in English. At least business schools do.

    We have a vacation property in Traverse that we AirBnb when we’re not there. Love it up there. The lakes are amazing to see in person.
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    Will look into the big green egg. Don't know anyone that has one. I have seen you and some other main boarders talk about it.

    Picked a good week to come to Wilmington. Mid and upper 80's and sunny. You can come watch some hearings with me. Courtroom 312. Got some real winners going in front of the judge Thursday and Friday.
     
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    They are expensive but built to last. Get the XL and never look back. Smoked turkey on thanksgiving from the egg is ridiculously good and pretty easy.

    I’ll be fishing all day Thursday and day drinking on Friday. Perhaps next time I can make it to the new Hanover courtroom
     
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    This thread is better currently. They are talking about Indiana football or some shit. I just glossed over.
     
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    Got my appendix removed yesterday and leaving the hospital today. Still hurting badly. I was completely fine all of Saturday and I woke up Sunday and my stomach killed.
     
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    Damn, get better soon.
     
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    Get well soon.

    I had my appendix removed in 1975. It was a four day hospital stay back in the old days.
     
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    They caught it relatively early, so it wasn’t too inflamed. I wasn't going to go to the hospital but my wife who’s a nurse convinced me we needed too when she was trying to talk to me about vacation plans and I couldn’t even focus on the conversation. We got an ultrasound Sunday night on it and got it out Monday morning.

    Don’t remember most of yesterday. Just got home, but Im barely moving.
     
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    The problems with men is we have our "stupid" male ego. We are tough guys! Hospitals and doctors are for the wimps!

    Women were given to us by the gods as voices of reason. :)
     
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    Dirty Heads was really good. Would definitely pay to see them. Didn't realize that they had ties to Sublime.
     
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    That sucks man. Hope you feel better soon.
     
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    Got selected for postseason baseball.


    Then got my hand broke in a God &*&^ HS game. Well,just a small fracture. But I cannot work the pate for 2 weeks; One more week to go. Tourney(conference) started today.

    Oh, well. Should work the Semi-State this year in HS(Final Four).
     
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    Yeah, river road is nuts. People are struggling to find a place to dump their bodies now that it has been developed. Downtown has changed a lot too. The marina is beautiful with incredible yachts in and out of it.
     
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    I’ll give it a look today.
     

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