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HAPPY BIRTHDAY MARLIS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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1. Posted by Isadora (Moderator 13924 posts) 4y

...With the ship rescued from the repair shop and the blimp safely secured to it's moorings again, the crew has set sail for a new destination...

"Captain, it seems the repair guys forgot to fix the GPS system. It's showing our course as leading us to the Caribbean." "Matey, the GPS is working just fine. We are indeed headed to the azure waters surrounding the Neth. Antilles. If you want to double check, the 1786 nautical maps are in the... wait for it.. MAP ROOM!" "Nah, we'll take your word for it, Captain. Too many maps down there so very confusing." Righteo then, just stay on this course and we'll be there soon. Our birthday girl is waiting patiently for our arrival. Okay, maybe not so patiently but we can't be late!"

So, with that, the ship's rather worn sails catch the trades and cruise smoothly onward.... Within hours, they have arrived at port in Kralendijk, Bonaire. Once docked, the crew do their usual disembarking thing, wander around aimlessly for a bit, argue over directions and finally shut up long enough to hear music. "Captain, I think we've located the party!" "Are you sure it's the right one? Here on Bonaire, there are parties everywhere." "Captain, I think there's only one big party today. The one across the street."

Once again, the crew takes a few more minutes to figure out what little ditty they want to sing to serenade the borthday girl. Once decided...

I can see clearly now the rain is gone
I can see all obstacles in my way
Gone are the dark clouds that had me down
It's gonna be a bright bright bright bright sun shiny day
It's gonna be a bright bright bright bright sun shiny day

Oh yes I can make it now the pain is gone
All of the bad feelings have disappeared
Here is that rainbow I've been praying for
It's gonna be a bright bright bright bright sun shiny day

Look all around there's nothing but blue skies
Look straight ahead there's nothing but blue skies

I can see clearly now the rain is gone
I can see all obstacles in my way
Here is that rainbow I've been praying for
It's gonna be a bright bright bright bright sun shiny day
It's gonna be a bright bright bright bright sun shiny day
Bri-ri-ri-ri-right
Bright bright bright bright sun shiny day
Oh yeah
It's gonna be a bright bright bright bright sun shiny day
It's gonna be a bright bright bright bright sun shiny day
It's gonna be a bright bright bright bright sun shiny day.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY MARLIS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Here's hoping you have one of the most wonderful birthdays (July 12th) ever!!! Filled with all of your friends, calls from family and lots of pressies!!!!! After the last few months - you deserve all the pampering Bonaire has to offer!!! ;)

...While Marlis, the crew, the island residents and a few flamingoes enjoy the party, Captain Isa sneaks into Marlis' Sail Shop to look for some new more colorful sails for the ship. Ooohhhh, she thinks she's spied some with palm trees and mingers on them...

2. Posted by beerman (Moderator 1631 posts) 4y

Oh, dear Marlis......Many many many Happy Happy Days to you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Come join me in green speedos for a nice dip in the sea.............I'll make rum toddies and we'll all savor the day!!!!!!!!!

May you have many more healthy, happy days to come. And be happy you don't have flamingo legs!!!!

3. Posted by Utrecht (Moderator 5557 posts) 4y

Happy Birthday Marlis!
Enjoy a fine day with family and friends and hope to see you around one of these days!

4. Posted by Peter (Admin 5532 posts) 4y

Happy Birthday Marlis! Hope you have a great day

5. Posted by bex76 (Moderator 3606 posts) 4y

Happy Birthday Marlis! Hope you have/had a lovely day :)

6. Posted by soupatrvlr (Respected Member 385 posts) 4y

Happy Birthday Marlis! Hope it was a wonderful day!

7. Posted by Sam I Am (Admin 5579 posts) 4y

Happy belated birthday Marlis!!

8. Posted by marlis (Travel Guru 1167 posts) 4y

Thanks for the good wishes,I had a wonderful Birthday party with my friends.

9. Posted by Isadora (Moderator 13924 posts) 4y

Marlis - soooooo very happy you had a great birthday party!!!

"I Can See Clearly Now" was written and recorded by Johnny Nash in 1972. But, Jimmy Cliff's version (from 1993) is the absolute best one!

Again, so happy you had a great time! Also realize, sleep is under-rated sometimes. Then again, so are birthday parties. ;)

10. Posted by Hien (Moderator 3906 posts) 4y

Oops! Missed this one too.

A belated Happy Birthday, Marlis!!!