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1  Wildwoods General Discussion - The Fun Stuff / General: The Wildwoods Today / Re: Looks like a change in this years vacation pla
 on: Today at 11:15am 
Started by FlyinGN | Post by 57tbird
Quote from FlyinGN on Today at 9:48am:
We are going to Breezes superclubs on cable beach. Its an all inclusive. All inclusive is the only way to travel. We would not do it any other way. Can't wait.   Cheesy




 
Especially in the Bahamas....Nassau can be pretty seedy otherwise...Paradise Island is fine regardless
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2  Wildwoods General Discussion - The Fun Stuff / General: The Wildwoods Today / Re: Looks like a change in this years vacation pla
 on: Today at 9:48am 
Started by FlyinGN | Post by FlyinGN
We are going to Breezes superclubs on cable beach. Its an all inclusive. All inclusive is the only way to travel. We would not do it any other way. Can't wait.   Cheesy  
 
 
 
Quote from Flyer on Yesterday at 4:16pm:
You'll like the Bahamas.  It's not Wildwood, but I'm guessing that's the point?

Are you thinking of Atlantis?  Because if so, it's pretty freakin' awesome, but make sure you know the total cost of what you're getting yourself into with that (or maybe even similar resorts that are not all-inclusive).  I was there about 7 or 8 years ago and meals are hideously expensive- we're talking $12 for a coffee and muffin at Starbucks and about $25 for a burger, fries and drink at Johnny Rockets 9and you can imagine the prices at nicer restaurants going up from there). And this was years ago!

Atlantis has an awesome waterpark that will ruin you for all others.  Drinks on the beach by the bluest ocean water you've ever seen are sublime.  There are even weed dealers, if that's your sort of thing Smiley  But be warned about Caribbean prices, and not the Wildwood kind of Caribbean!

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3  Wildwoods General Discussion - The Fun Stuff / General: The Wildwoods Today / Re: Looks like a change in this years vacation pla
 on: Yesterday at 5:25pm 
Started by FlyinGN | Post by Exit4B
Quote from Flyer on Yesterday at 4:16pm:
You'll like the Bahamas.  It's not Wildwood, but I'm guessing that's the point?

Are you thinking of Atlantis?  Because if so, it's pretty freakin' awesome, but make sure you know the total cost of what you're getting yourself into with that (or maybe even similar resorts that are not all-inclusive).  I was there about 7 or 8 years ago and meals are hideously expensive- we're talking $12 for a coffee and muffin at Starbucks and about $25 for a burger, fries and drink at Johnny Rockets 9and you can imagine the prices at nicer restaurants going up from there). And this was years ago!

Atlantis has an awesome waterpark that will ruin you for all others.  Drinks on the beach by the bluest ocean water you've ever seen are sublime.  There are even weed dealers, if that's your sort of thing Smiley  But be warned about Caribbean prices, and not the Wildwood kind of Caribbean!

 
Funny you mention the weed dealers.  I remember that too from years ago in Paradise Island.  It is pretty expensive there as I remember but I guess most of the islands are, I don't know.
 
If I was to go back to the Bahamas it would be a different island than Paradise Island.  And yes, the water is crystal clear blue!
 
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4  Wildwoods General Discussion - The Fun Stuff / General: The Wildwoods Today / Re: Looks like a change in this years vacation pla
 on: Yesterday at 4:16pm 
Started by FlyinGN | Post by Flyer
You'll like the Bahamas.  It's not Wildwood, but I'm guessing that's the point?
 
Are you thinking of Atlantis?  Because if so, it's pretty freakin' awesome, but make sure you know the total cost of what you're getting yourself into with that (or maybe even similar resorts that are not all-inclusive).  I was there about 7 or 8 years ago and meals are hideously expensive- we're talking $12 for a coffee and muffin at Starbucks and about $25 for a burger, fries and drink at Johnny Rockets 9and you can imagine the prices at nicer restaurants going up from there). And this was years ago!
 
Atlantis has an awesome waterpark that will ruin you for all others.  Drinks on the beach by the bluest ocean water you've ever seen are sublime.  There are even weed dealers, if that's your sort of thing Smiley  But be warned about Caribbean prices, and not the Wildwood kind of Caribbean!
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5  Wildwoods General Discussion - The Fun Stuff / General: The Wildwoods Today / Re: Wilf Half Race Series
 on: Yesterday at 3:37pm 
Started by hurricane1091 | Post by Metalchick42
I am!!!!!  Husband and I are doing the 5k on Saturday and I am attempting the half on Sunday.  This is my first half.  I'm walking the 5k to save my legs and he will run it.
 
You are going to have a blast!  Races are so much fun!  I ran the 8k last year and my husband ran the 5k.  Last year the 5k was the same morning.  Personally the 8k is my favorite distance, just a tad under 5 miles, but I want to run the half this year.  The half has a very generous 4 hour time limit so it's even doable at a brisk walk.  I'm very slow and do run/walk intervals.  I'm aiming to finish the half in 3:30-3:45.  I wrote a race report from last year that you can check out in the trip report forum.  If you want to do both and add the 8k I say go for it! And you would get an extra medal!  Not many races give medals for distances under a half.  There will be runners of all paces and walkers tackling all distances.  You are going to see all kinds of paces so you certainly can walk an 8k the day after a 5k.  It's good you are staying over Friday so you can pick up your bib and shirt on Friday.  I think the 5k starts at 9 am so you will want to be at the start around 8:15ish.  Staying over Friday you will also be able to take advantage of the weekend long ride bracelet.  
 
Some friendly first time race advice, line up at the start where your pace is.  So people running for age group awards are right in front, I'm in the back with the interval runners and walkers.  Walkers and slow runners keep to the right.  If you are running and slowing down to walk, also move to the right.  Never wear anything new on race day.  Take your clothes out for a training run.  You don't want to find out your new shirt or pants chafe.  That can make for a painful race.  Same with running shoes and socks.  You will see people running in the race t-shirts but I don't think its worth the risk.  The weather can be a crap shoot so you might want to bring a cheap sweatshirt you don't mind loosing that you can take off and throw away as you warm up during the race.  For the first race of any new distance, don't worry about your finish time, just run it with the goal of finishing.  And have fun!  The energy at races is incredible!  If you have an questions let me know!
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6  Wildwoods General Discussion - The Fun Stuff / Nostalgia, Memories & Memorabilia / Re: Wildwood 1969 Directory
 on: Yesterday at 2:30pm 
Started by wildwood_since_85 | Post by tradewinds
The motel parking situation probably hasn't changed much since those old photos were taken. Some 5th generation model Lincoln Continental sedans from 1970-79 were just as large or larger than any Lincoln Navigator or Cadillac Escalade SUV, in terms of length and width, so the limited size of motel parking spots were probably always an issue.
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7  Wildwoods General Discussion - The Fun Stuff / Nostalgia, Memories & Memorabilia / Re: Rare Wildwood Postcards Post 1960
 on: Yesterday at 2:15pm 
Started by wildwood_since_85 | Post by wildwood_since_85
If i ever decide to get rid of it you'll be the first to know
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8  Wildwoods General Discussion - The Fun Stuff / Nostalgia, Memories & Memorabilia / Re: Rare Wildwood Postcards Post 1960
 on: Yesterday at 2:05pm 
Started by wildwood_since_85 | Post by FlyinGN
OOOO is the Aloha one for sale?? Smiley
 
 
 
 
Quote from wildwood_since_85 on Feb 22nd, 2017, 11:13pm:
Cant believe its been 2 years since this thread was updated. Wow time flies

Here are 2 more I obtained that I beleive are tough to find. You never know for sure but I have a feeling these wont be popping up for a long time again on ebay. Clipper 1976, Aloha 1979


http://i223.photobucket.com/albums/dd129/kenfreshmeadows/img437.jpg

http://i223.photobucket.com/albums/dd129/kenfreshmeadows/img438.jpg


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9  Wildwoods General Discussion - The Fun Stuff / Nostalgia, Memories & Memorabilia / Re: Wildwood 1969 Directory
 on: Yesterday at 1:32pm 
Started by wildwood_since_85 | Post by tj24
The fun spots are the ones that some motels have between two support poles of a sundeck or balcony, or trying to park next to a huge SUV with one of these poles on the other side.  It's funny how much farther I'm willing to walk on vacation.  "Eh, i don't want to worry about not having a good spot when we get back, I think we can walk to Cape May"
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10  Wildwoods General Discussion - The Fun Stuff / Nostalgia, Memories & Memorabilia / Re: Wildwood 1969 Directory
 on: Yesterday at 1:06pm 
Started by wildwood_since_85 | Post by tradewinds
I remember watching when a lot of those photos were taken around Wildwood Crest back in the 1970s.  A man driving a small car (maybe a VW bug) took pictures using a ladder attached to the cars roof. Sometimes a cop would drive along with him just in case pictures were shot from the middle of the street.
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