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  • Birthday August 5

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  1. What's up guys? I figured you all could guide me with this question. I've never been anywhere there is a LCDH but the wife and I are going on a 9 day trip to the Yucatan. We fly into Cozumel, we will be taking a fishing guide out of Playa Del Carmen (fingers crossed on a marlin), but will spend most of our time in Tulum. Lucky for me there seem to be 3 different LCDH shops very close. One in Cozumel, one in Playa Del Carmen, and one in Cancun. I plan to hit all three while I'm there. First question is: Does anyone have experience in these three different shops? I will hit Cozumel first and pick up a few things and then restock at the other two while I'm visiting those towns. Is there one that is likely better than the other that might be worth focusing on? I have quite a few boxes in my personal collection but this will be an awesome experience to try some singles that I've never had before. The ultimate question, what is the current ruling on bringing any back home? I've read all sorts of conflicting information. It seems that back in November, Trump rescinded the previous ruling made by Obama. I've read that you can bring back up to $100 worth, you can bring back whatever you want, and then I've seen where you can't bring back any. I'd love to bring back a box as sort of a keepsake from the store but I guess worst case I'd like to just bring back a mixed bag of singles and some customs if they have any. Does anyone have any recent experience with this that can shed some light for me? If you have any must see, must eat, or must visit places in the area, I would also love to hear all about it. Thank you all!!
  2. My dad used to take me to ride ATVs with his buddies. Back then they weren't "Four wheelers". Dad had a Honda Big Red three wheeler that he loved. I was too small to sit on the back and hold on so I got to ride on the gas tank and hold on to the handle bars picking my feet up when we went through huge mud puddles. Before we would load it up into the truck we would take a "Test drive" screaming down the block first thing in the morning to make sure it was running good that day. I'm sure the neighbors loved us. My dad got his payback when I started racing and jumping them 30' in the air. I do still have a nice 450r sitting in the garage waiting for my 1yr old to be able to "Hold on" and an old 80s model 60 cc Yamaha tri zinger for when he can ride it himself. My wife is going to kill me.
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    Wineador help!

    This is the best advice you're going to get regarding a wine cooler. I'm with Phil on this one. I've resigned to just leaving mine unplugged with tubs full of beads that I check periodically. I don't have any fans in mine but I think it's a good idea as long as they don't get too hot.
  4. Just started drinking the 90.... oh so good. I had a hard time shelling out the dough for that. I've been trying to go up on quality and down on quantity. How's the 120? I didn't think I'd like the 90 because the 60 is just so-so to my tastes, it's completely different. Any other higher abv stuff you'd recommend? I like some Sixpoint Resin IPA every now and then too if you've ever seen that one.
  5. Been gathering parts, supplies, and blanks to start building fishing rods. I'd love to have some extra time to devote to that.
  6. Oh you have plenty of room left to get your tetris on! Beautiful cabinet.
  7. Wow, what a terrific video. I'm not even a fly guy but that looks amazing. Going fishing on the Gunnison River in CO this weekend. If only trout put up that much of a fight.
  8. Spring: Deep fried crappie and morel mushrooms All other times: Fried chicken w/ mashed potatoes and gravy Dessert: Banana Pudding Now i'm hungry..............
  9. There should be a format where you can't read the replies until you've posted yours. I wonder how that would change the list?
  10. Reliable - Monte 4 & BPC. Just simply straightforward sticks. Lemons - Principe (I haven't had one I liked), RASCC (I know, crazy right?), Monte 2s (I don't get the hype) Really, I think what it boils down to is that I started buying cigars based on what everyone else thought was good before I knew what I liked myself. I might be the only person on the board that doesn't care for the RASCC though.
  11. Out of the one's I've had here is how I rank them: Fonseca RyJ Cazzie PLMC LGC MdO#4 Kind of off topic, but the only LGC I have had is the #4 that I picked off of a box pass. It had a really nice dark wrapper. In hindsight, dark wrappers on these sticks might not be desirable for me. However, it tasted like potpourri which I found to be awful. Are they all like that?
  12. Lawn duties, craw fish boil, and then my nephew's birthday party crammed into Saturday. Mayyyybe I can sneak the boat out on Sunday to go chase some largemouth. Been having a lot of luck skipping boat docks lately and that's one of my favorite ways to fish.
  13. Great perspective! I have a bunch of sticks that I have been saving for that "special" occasion as well. After having a baby boy 8 months ago, I learned that any free time where I can actually enjoy a cigar is now a special occasion. Burn them all my friend!! Hope everyone has a great weekend,
  14. Ether, while I'm a little over 2/3 your age, I can totally relate to your sentiment. I remember gun racks and not thinking twice about them. Hell, most people in my family had gun racks. I also remember having to hide my archery equipment in my truck so I could go hunting after class when I was in high school. I remember stuffing a shotgun behind my seats and covering it with blankets so I could go duck hunting after class. In my mind it was unthinkable to ever use these weapons on another human being. However, if caught, I would have been expelled no questions asked. Fast forward to today, you'll hardly find me without my concealed pistol because there's no telling what other people's intentions are. I won't take a chance risking my family's safety. I hope I never have to use a weapon against another human but I'm not naive enough to write it off completely. I came across some interesting research about soldiers in WWII. It said that only ~15% of the soldiers were willing to shoot at targets even when being fired upon. Shortly after, the military switched their targets to the human silhouette that is still largely popular. It really makes you think about how we have been conditioned to value human life less than our previous ancestry.

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