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  • Birthday 03/13/1975

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    Scranton, Pennsylvania
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    Coaching my 3 kids, relaxing on the porch with a cold beer and good cigar

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  1. Supposed to be flying down with my dad from April 1st to the 6th. Currently have Jorge picking us up from the airport as well as taking us back, then a planned trip with him to Pinar Del Rio and then another day with him driving us around to hit all the LCDHs. Been looking forward to this trip for months. My father is 71 but in remarkably good health and is probably more physically fit than me. Going to call him this afternoon to discuss our options and try and form some plan of action...
  2. Agreed, grabbed a 5er when released and thought they were well worth the coin. When I went back for more, they were sold out everywhere. Maybe because they were a good bang for the buck, or more likely because of the packaging
  3. I've been to Cuba twice in the last 2 years. Bought a bunch of boxes both times. Every box was sealed in the humidor, had no issues with them opening boxes for me to inspect. Every box but one that I had opened over those 2 trips was a keeper. There was 1 box of Vigias which I wouldn't have gifted to my worst enemy, other than that they were all great. If I would receive that type of quality when ordering blind, I would be very pleased. Is there a difference in quality between on-island and off-island...perhaps, but I didn't notice it with the purchases I made.
  4. I head over to my buddy's place every year. We have several flavors of hot wings, strombolis, pizza, hoagies, and most finger foods. Beers will be consumed although in moderation as I have an early flight the next morning. There will be both a pregame and post game cigar. Pregame will probably be the new Quai d'Orsay 54 which I haven't tried yet. Post game will depend on the outcome of the game. Either way it will be a nice cigar, if its a loss, probably a Trini Vigia which I've been really enjoying lately, if it's a win, then a celebration cigar is in order, perhaps a Monte 80. Just glad to be able to root for my team in the game. Go Birds!!!
  5. Been a lifelong Eagles fan so really looking forward to this Super Bowl. I think the Eagles played extremely well after the first drive. Vikings took the ball and rammed it right down their throat to start the game with an opening touchdown and then couldn’t do much the rest of the game. After that score, the Eagles defense was dominant and Foles made some great throws. Will be a tough matchup versus Brady and the Patriots but I think they relish the role of the underdog after being picked to lose the last two weeks even though both games were at home. As for the Vikings, most sports radio personalities think they will try and resign Teddy Bridgewater and either resign or franchise one of the other two QBs. Might come down to who is cheaper or if they want to franchise Keenum for next year to see if he can repeat his success or if he was a one year wonder. Bridgewater, coming off the gruesome injury, should be much cheaper to resign since most teams wont want to take a flyer on him if he is asking for too much money. I will be dressed head to toe in Eagles garb as I head to my buddy’s Super Bowl party. Food will be eaten, beers and bourbon will be consumed and a cigar will be smoked. Whether it is a victory cigar or consolation cigar is still to be decided. Go Birds!!!
  6. If you are looking for "value" or "best bang for your buck," you might want to consider seeing if she can find any Monte 80th. I'm not sure how difficult they would be to find. When I was there in May, I checked several stores and didn't find a box. One other great value that I wish I had grabbed a few boxes of was the Trinidad Vigia. When I was there, both the boxes of 12 and tubos were everywhere and are priced at almost half the price of what most are selling outside of Cuba. I focused most of my funds on customs and a box or two of the SLR Cuba RE. Ultimately, I decided I would pass over on "value" in order to get sticks that I can't find outside of Havana without paying an extreme premium. And by the way, if you enjoy customs, There is a lot of value in a bundle of 25 customs from Rey, Alex, Yolanda, etc for around $4/stick
  7. https://www.keywestlegalrum.com/ I actually met the owner, Paul Menta in May while in Havana. We both took the train out to Hershey, Cuba to see the old sugar mill/plant. He had brought in some of his different rums to share with the Cuban people and we passed around several bottles on the train. Really nice guy, some kind of kite boarding legend although we hit it off because I was wearing a Philadelphia Phillies t-shirt and he is originally from the area. I thought the rums I tasted were very good, although to be honest, I was having a blast in Havana, riding an electric train while also drinking Bucanero and smoking a Reynaldo Topes so it could of been crap and I still would have had a smile on my face!!!
  8. My father, brother, and I are planning a trip to Havana in May. Have been doing some research both on the forum as well as online on sites like Trivago looking for recommendations/pricing for hotels in or near Havana. I have used the search function on this site and have read some good threads but most give recommendations that either don't discuss pricing or are several years ago when it seems hotel costs were a bit cheaper. We would love to stay at the Hotel Nacional but room costs look to be between $300-$400 per night. I did a preliminary search and saw that the Hotel Comodoro was around $150 per night. Read a few threads about the hotel, saw some pics and looks adequate for what we are looking for which is simply a fairly clean room with some hot water that has some nice bar/smoking areas and a pool to sit by or swim if we wish. We will be spending most of our time traveling, drinking, sight seeing, smoking, etc. so the room itself is not that important, it just needs to be relatively clean. Looking to see what other options or recommendations that people have. Really looking to stay in the $100-$200/night range. Any help would be appreciated Thanks, Trevor
  9. That's fantastic. Every time I have been there, there has been a limit of 2 of the Casa Fuente Lanceros. The only place that I know you can buy a bundle with regularity is at Holt's Fuente Mania in Philly which is held once a year. I have heard stories of guys in the past being able to grab a bundle by tipping the staff with a few nice CCs or NCs, wondering if these were readily available or did you get a personal favor from one of the staff? Either way...Well Done!!!
  10. I thought I saw the LGC #2 on the Discontinued List along with some other favorites like the Des Dieux and the Quai Imperiales. Not sure how accurate that list is, but I haven't seen any available recent production in quite some time. It would be interesting to see if anyone has any 2015 date codes to try and see how recently it has been boxed.
  11. I always lean toward Clint's westerns when I am in the mood to watch one. I think The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly, along with The Outlaw Josie Wales are my two favorite from him. I just watch the Magnificent Seven the other night and got to remember just how good that movie is as well. If I had to add two more, to make a top 5, I would most likely put Unforgiven on the list. Lastly, as a comedy, I really enjoy Maverick with Mel Gibson, not sure why, but I've seen it a ton of times and will usually watch it whenever I see it is playing. On a side note, I've only watched it once, but I enjoyed Tarantino's new movie, The Hateful Eight. I need to watch it a few more times to see where I would rank it. It won't make the top 5, but to me, it was fun to watch.

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