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1. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 8y Star this if you like it!

...Having unsuccessfully attempted to plunder the US Mint in Philadelphia, the crew has been unceremoniously escorted back the ship and told never to return - much to Captain Isa's chagrin. "Didn't I say, only take the tour? No plundering allowed in Philly? Did anyone listen to me? No? Hopefully, they'll forget all about us between now and next year when we come back again." "But Captain, there were all these shiny coins just sitting there for the taking!" "Well, I guess they weren't just sitting there for the taking or we wouldn't have been run out of town. Doesn't matter as we have somewhere to be shortly."

As the ship heads back down the Delaware River, past New Jersey and back out to sea... "Captain, where to now? Back across the ocean?" "Nope, we're heading to the sunny Caribbean sea and the ABC islands." "ABC islands? There are no such islands in the Caribbean, Captain. A B & C are letters of the alphabet, not islands." "Ah, right and wrong there, matey! We're headed to Island B. They are part of the Dutch (Netherlands) Antilles. "Captain, the Dutch live in Europe so we are going back across the ocean." "No, we're going to the Caribbean. Now hoist those sails or we're be late!" With that, the ship begins it's journey down the eastern seaboard, through the Bahamas, past Cuba and Hispanola, and down towards Venezuela...

"Captain, we've passed quite a few islands so far. Are you sure you know where we're going? I think we're lost again." "Think again my fine sailing friend! Look starboard and you'll see Island B. Oh, and make a sharp right or we'll miss it." Slowly the ship avoids running aground on the reefs and begins to head into port. "Welcome to Bonaire, crew! Now, let's make haste and find our birthday girl as this is a big birthday for her! Everyone have their flamingo hats on?

Decked out in their flamingo hats (Bonaire known for it's flamingo population), the Captain and crew disembark and do what they do best - well, sort of best...

Drink it up, this ones for you
Its been a lovely cruise
Im sorry its ending, oh its sad, but its true
Honey, its been a lovely cruise

These moments were left with
May you always remember
These moments are shared by few
Theres wind in our hair and theres water in our shoes
Honey, its been a lovely cruise

Ohhh, these moments were left with
May you always remember
These moments are shared by few
And those harbor lights, lord, theyre coming into view
Well bid our farewells much too soon
So drink it up, this ones for you
Honey, its been a lovely cruise
Yeah baby, its been a lovely cruise
Oh darlin, its been a lovely cruise

HAPPY 65TH BIRTHDAY MARLIS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Here's hoping you have a wonderful birthday (July 12th) celebrating with family, friends and those lovely flamingos!!!!!!!! May you enjoy the party that I'm sure will begin at dawn and end at the stroke of midnight - maybe. Can't trust islanders to go to bed early!! (They just can't sing "When I'm Sixty-Four" to you this year! ) Have a lovely day!!! ;)

As the Captain and crew head off to find Marlis, they seemed to have a gathering of donkeys and goats following behind...

2. Posted by Utrecht (Moderator 5642 posts) 8y Star this if you like it!

A very happy birthday Marlis and I hope you will live for another 65 years travelling around the globe!
Enjoy a warm and balmy day on Bonaire probably!

3. Posted by beerman (Respected Member 1631 posts) 8y Star this if you like it!

.........and in a ridiculously blinding flash of pink light, accompanied by the famous singer person Falco, comes Beerman, dressed in his finest flamingo outfit, complete with long neck, pink speedo, and luxuriantly massive chest feathers........

Halllooooooo, Miss Marlis person you, it is I, Beerman, here to make Happy at you on this, your several hours before your Most Happy of Happy Days!!!! YAY!!!!!!!

You are knowing, it is difficult to make walk around in these spindly leg things. And for some reason, I am make desire to dip nose into not going to be good for luxuriantly massive chest feathers......

For you on this Happy Day (or sort of like just before Happy Day), please to make accept of treasures of Beerman Collection of Designer Goodies. Feerst, please to accept this fine Gerwustraminer and case of fine apples and cheeses. Seconds, please to make accept this industrial duty bright green Pfaff sail-duty sewing machine...solid steel construction for a lifetime of sewing automatic voice-controlled model with actuated arms that does all work for are just sit back and watch action with nice cool cocktail in hand. Is finest in German engineering, better even than finest in Beeristan engineering if you are not include failed attempt in Beeristan to build finest sports car model Mercedes-Bunz.....convertible top always leak.....and transmission only have 75 gears.....

Lastly, please to make accept of lovely handcrafted-of-finest-Beeristan-oakwood Barquentine of 57.387 meters in length, outfitted with entire crew wearing only bright green speedos for your entertainment and serving pleasure. Wait until you see First will make understand why he is called First. His name is Egon, but you may call him "slave", or "pool-boy".

Many Happy Hugs and Kisses to you Miss Marlis!!!

.....and in yet another flash of ridiculously bright pink light, to the strains of "Rock Me Amadeus" (which always sounded like "I'm a Danish I'm a Danish"), leaves Beerman, stumbling slightly in his spindly-legged costume and algae covered nose, off to find the Pirate Ship as he is in need of a ration of rum........

4. Posted by Hien (Travel Guru 3906 posts) 8y Star this if you like it!


Hope you have a great one. :)

5. Posted by wouterrr (Travel Guru 3383 posts) 8y Star this if you like it!

Hey Marlis, happy birthday. Sure you will have a nice party on your island;)

6. Posted by samsara_ (Travel Guru 5353 posts) 8y Star this if you like it!

Happy Birthday Marlis :) Hope you have a great one. x

7. Posted by summer910 (Respected Member 1342 posts) 8y Star this if you like it!

Happy birthday, Marlis! Wishing you a wonderful and unforgettable birthday!

8. Posted by Wonkerer (Respected Member 592 posts) 8y Star this if you like it!

Hope you have a completely wonderful Birthday Marlis!

9. Posted by bex76 (Moderator 3891 posts) 8y Star this if you like it!

Happy Birthday Marlis - hope you have a great day! :)

10. Posted by Peter (Admin 6257 posts) 8y Star this if you like it!

Happy Birthday Marlis! Hope it's a great day for you