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Happily married scuba diver, geocacher, cruiser and finicky foodie. Follow me on my blog at: http://pnewmantx.blogspot.com
Happily married scuba diver, geocacher, cruiser and finicky foodie. Follow me on my blog at: http://pnewmantx.blogspot.com

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Up periscope!
For the second installment in my "living history" series, I present you with a virtual tour of the American Undersea Warfare Center located at Seawolf Park in Galveston, Texas. The American Undersea Warfare Center is home to the Gato-class submarine USS Cav...
Up periscope!
Up periscope!
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Here be Dragons
In ancient times, maps of the known world would often display a fearsome beast with "Here be dragons" on the unexplored areas or places thought to be dangerous. Fair enough. It's not like the early cartographers had access to satellite imagery or even an ai...
Here be Dragons
Here be Dragons
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In the Kitchen with Chef Chris Ansted
Has it been almost two years since I published my interview with Chef Kevin Templet? Wow! Time does have a habit of just flying by when you aren't paying attention. And even when you are, it seems. What, you missed reading that one? No worries, just click h...
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Encounters with The Blue Ghost
During my first encounter with The Blue Ghost, and even with the second encounter, the thought never crossed my mind that these encounters would spur a new blog series. Now right off the bat, I'll let you know I'm not referring to a "Class 5 Full-Roaming Va...
Encounters with The Blue Ghost
Encounters with The Blue Ghost
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BADdies do Roatan
Recently several of us "BADdies" spent a week in Roatan, Honduras diving and enjoying what the south side of that beautiful island had to offer. While not an official club-sponsored trip, all but two of us just happened to be members of Bay Area Divers , he...
BADdies do Roatan
BADdies do Roatan
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A Parrothead Looks at 20
I happened to stumble across an interesting article on Facebook that my author friend Eric Douglas shared. It was from Billboard.com and listed their take on Jimmy Buffett's top 20 songs. Like Eric, I agree with most of their picks, but I have my own set of...
A Parrothead Looks at 20
A Parrothead Looks at 20
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Heading Home and Final Thoughts on the Carnival Vista
No breakfast on the balcony this morning. In fact, we had to hustle to get ready to disembark. During yesterday's debarkation presentation we received a time window of 8:30 for leaving the ship. We didn't want to have to hurry, so we set our alarm for 6:45,...
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Day 8: Our Final Fun Day at Sea on the Carnival Vista
And so began our last full day on the ship. Didn't we just board, like, yesterday? Well, it sure felt like it. It's like this on every cruise, though, that feeling of time passing by so rapidly that a seven-day cruise seems like only a four-day cruise. It's...
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Day 7: Our Second Fun Day at Sea on the Carnival Vista
I debated with myself whether or not to combine the last two sea days into one large blog or keep them separate in their own, albeit shorter blogs. Ultimately, I decided to go with two shorter blogs. As you'll see, particularly with this day's blog, we didn...
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Day 6: Aruba on the Carnival Vista
Hey, this whole "sleeping in on port days" thing is getting to be a real habit. We arrived at our scheduled time of 8 a.m., but we got to sleep in today anyway. When I set up our dives for Aruba, the dive operator said they'd pick us up at 10. Sleep in, and...
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