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Como Talle Vous?

April 17th, 2008 · 4 Comments

kahlils_shot_ofmebw.jpg I’ve been working on my French lately, but I struggle once my limited vocabulary is exhausted. I really haven’t had the opportunity to speak French since I was in Montreal in ’97, so it’s been fun.

I would like to recap some of the fun we’ve had here with this post so I’ll write a few blurbs to sum them up

Here you see Meredith, Aaron, Eric and I wait for Tony to drive to ladies night.  Let’s just say that rental car wasn’t driven like your grandma, more like a stuntdriver.meradiths_group_shot.jpg These shots were taken one fun evening at Soggy and the Lebanese eatery. teamvino.jpg 3dudes_a_shiner.jpg meradiths_group2.jpg The dinner conversation had a wide range from politics to swine genitalia.

gallionrock.jpg Here’s how Kahlil, Meredith and I stayed entertained while the rest of the clan was kiteboarding at Galion. meradiths_seasaw_shot.jpg kals_shot_of_meradith.jpgpaul_kite.jpg kitestaging.jpg

This shot of Kyber and Kahlil shows us breaking all the rules the night we took P-Kiddy gambling at the Princess Casino. Not only are you not allowed to take photos, you also can’ t wear hats. So I’d say Kyber was pushing it by wearing all three of our hats. kyber_hats.jpg

Here’s Chef Nomes feeling right at home in our galley.kals_shot_chef_nomes.jpg She had designed Kahlil’s hat which is our motto and mission statement. frothincap.jpg This is the not so glamorous job of head maintenance. headpumpn.jpg Lawless was a brave man to volunteer to dive in the murky, brown, eutrophic waters of Port De Plaissance. shatbath.jpg

I’ll leave you with some more shots from our surf expeditions. rightangle_nomes.jpg

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Au Revoir

-Ben

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4 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Dave Salgado // Apr 17, 2008 at 9:58 pm

    Wow, it’s kind of amazing how partying kind of takes over the whole scene. Been there done that and I am sure you are all having great fun, I would be too. But I think the majority of the audience here is looking for signs that you all are truly great individuals with a sense of purpose and that needs to be reflected in your posts. IMHO!

  • 2 sabork // Apr 18, 2008 at 1:59 am

    Just got caught up on what my Natty M brothers have been up to…..#*%#*&%! right on guys. I’m stoked U guys are killing it over there..wishing I was there to share in the good times (and hard work). Ben, great pics! Bummed I left for Hawaii the day Kyber arrived in S.B. …had a blast over there….kiting,golfing, and quality family time. Glad you found crew…take your time getting to Panama ’cause there are so many bitchen places along the way. Keep it fun!!!! Arroha

  • 3 Airdeek // Apr 18, 2008 at 11:40 am

    hey Ben,
    it’s good to hear what’s up from you! looking trimmed up too.
    I am slowly but surely getting back into the tree service industry. I got my gear and a couple chainsaws, I’m still borrowing Mom’s caravan to go to jobs, hee hee. Well if you can’t laugh @ yourself life isen’t that fun. Tenessee springs are pleasant. Life’s thrown me some curves but i think i’m finally learning how to hit them. The shots look great!
    It’s a blast working in a field you like to do isen’t it.
    I am glad for this adventure in your life and I mean it too.
    old Simpson quotes come to mind every so often and I think of you. I am striving @ stability for my life right now as 33 is just around the corner and I am sick of the big swells in life taking me up and down w/out much balance.
    I’m all over the place here but it’s good to talk at you as it’s
    BEEN AWHHILLEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • 4 Trav // Apr 18, 2008 at 6:00 pm

    You guys are having way too much fun and should immediately cease and desist from posting pictures of said fun. It makes people like Salgado (and myself) way too jealous!

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