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MoonWitch
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posted March 28, 2011 09:35 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for MoonWitch     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I can't wait!!!!!!!!!!!! You will all see pics when I get back.

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charmainec
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posted March 29, 2011 05:59 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for charmainec     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Yes please share!!!! Weeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!!

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Randall
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posted March 30, 2011 11:45 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Randall     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
PICS!

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"All deaths are suicides, do you realize that? Every single one. The only distinction is that, with some people, suicide is a subconscious choice, and with others it's a conscious choice. Otherwise, those who commit suicide and those who succumb to accident, illness or "old age," die for exactly the same reason: belief in the inevitability of death." Linda Goodman

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posted March 31, 2011 11:43 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Randall     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote

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"All deaths are suicides, do you realize that? Every single one. The only distinction is that, with some people, suicide is a subconscious choice, and with others it's a conscious choice. Otherwise, those who commit suicide and those who succumb to accident, illness or "old age," die for exactly the same reason: belief in the inevitability of death." Linda Goodman

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Randall
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posted April 05, 2011 01:02 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Randall     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Such sad news awaits you when you return (about Charmaine).

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"All deaths are suicides, do you realize that? Every single one. The only distinction is that, with some people, suicide is a subconscious choice, and with others it's a conscious choice. Otherwise, those who commit suicide and those who succumb to accident, illness or "old age," die for exactly the same reason: belief in the inevitability of death." Linda Goodman

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MoonWitch
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posted April 14, 2011 12:48 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for MoonWitch     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I see she is posting again? Or at least she was a day or two ago... That is good news!!

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charmainec
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posted April 15, 2011 06:25 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for charmainec     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I'm back and we're waiting for the pics!

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MoonWitch
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posted April 15, 2011 09:05 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for MoonWitch     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I didn't swim with the little lion.

When we got there, I spoke with a woman at the hotel about it. She was apparently an animal lover. She said she doesn't recommend the sea lion encounter because it was "not nice." She told me there is only one sea lion there - they keep him in some aquarium - and the hotel employees hear him crying at night because he's lonely. She said he wasn't treated very well (the sealion encounter place wasn't affiliated with the hotel) and it made her sad.

So I didn't want to partake in that. Of course, I struggled with that - wondering if it was better to not go out of principle or better to go and play with the little guy so he could have some fun and interaction.

In the end I just wanted to sneak over there and set him free but he's likely not be able to survive in the wild.

Catch-22's all around

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tuxedo meow
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posted April 19, 2011 12:24 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for tuxedo meow     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
oh, Moonwitch! i wish your encounter had been as great as you enthusiasm! I babysat stranded dolphins and they also cry out for their pods especially at night and especially on full moons...It's always a pleasure to be able to release them healthy.
i wish we could get that little guy of yours home!
if you are near San Fransisco there are many sea lions or seals there and we did go in the water where they were a long time ago.they look and sound like abunch of puppies in the water..The tides are treacherous at times tho. I wish for you another better more soul uplifting encounter. Tuxedo Meow

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MoonWitch
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posted April 20, 2011 09:02 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for MoonWitch     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thank you, tux!

I live in Southern California. We have TONS of sea lions here but they are wild. We can get pretty close in the boat but I wouldn't want to bother them too much because they might feel threatened.

I'll get my chance some time! I'll just make sure it's a place that takes care of their animals because I know places like that have to exist

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