|By Al Schroedel on Tuesday, June 18, 2002 - 1:40 pm:|
Just returned from my 12th trip to Bonaire in as many years. Still great diving and wonderful people. But regrettably, the drivers are increasingly driving too fast, tailgate alot, and are generally much more aggressive than at any time that I can remember. Hi liter cycle jockeys are flying down the roads. Saw a head on collision between two vehicles on narrow road; fortunately no one was seriously injured.
|By Ida Christie on Tuesday, June 18, 2002 - 2:57 pm:|
Thanks for reminding us.
|By Sarah on Tuesday, June 18, 2002 - 5:14 pm:|
Indeed Al, this is something I had noticed (and pointed out), myself in December.
|By Jake Richter - NetTech on Tuesday, June 18, 2002 - 9:11 pm:|
As far as the faster drivers, it's all a matter of perspective. Seems to me lately that there have been many more slow drivers... :-)
|By sherry baker on Wednesday, June 19, 2002 - 8:09 am:|
when barry and i were on bonaire in may, we didnt notice many fast drivers. we enjoyed driving around site seeing the island which is what alot of other folks were also doing. sherry
|By Al Schroedel on Wednesday, June 19, 2002 - 1:26 pm:|
|By mimi greenberg on Wednesday, June 19, 2002 - 4:39 pm:|
Al - i'm with you 100%. Los Angeles also had problems with reckless drivers until they cracked down on folks driving under the influence.
|By Jake Richter - NetTech on Wednesday, June 19, 2002 - 5:46 pm:|
|By Lorraine Meadows on Thursday, June 20, 2002 - 6:51 am:|
Let's put this in perspective, there are still NO traffic lights on Bonaire, hope they never get one. There are stupid reckless people on the road no matter where you go.
|By Corney Ann Carter on Thursday, June 20, 2002 - 9:20 am:|
Hey Mimi, This board wouldn't be the same without your caustic remarks. I don't agree with you, but you do it so well.
|By michael gaynor on Friday, June 21, 2002 - 7:52 am:|
I do agree that we have our share of errattic drivers but it is not really any worse than it ever was...just more cars. It is tough to get a liscense here and just about as tough to loose it. I have not seen too many speed traps. corney, you said it all!
|By Ida Christie on Friday, June 21, 2002 - 2:34 pm:|
I thought she was gone?
|By mimi greenberg on Friday, June 21, 2002 - 4:01 pm:|
|By scott and sharon barlass on Friday, June 21, 2002 - 4:19 pm:|
|By Corney Ann Carter on Friday, June 21, 2002 - 4:35 pm:|
Congratulations on the dive cert. As for the flame game, I was going to let it die but you brought it up. You were the one sending me a personal e-mail accusing me of something I did not do. I will say, you have valid things to share, just share gently please.
|By Brian Schoepflin on Friday, June 21, 2002 - 5:38 pm:|
Goodness Gracious! Be Gracious!
|By michael gaynor on Friday, June 21, 2002 - 8:55 pm:|
Mimi, pa bien na bo eksito!
|By mimi greenberg on Friday, June 21, 2002 - 11:44 pm:|
thanks to those who offered congrats. I will do my very best not to rankle your sensibilities with my future postings. I have always been a substance over style kinda girl, which means pull no punches...take no prisoners.
|By Kay Powers on Friday, June 21, 2002 - 11:58 pm:|
Congrats to you Mimi!
|By scott and sharon barlass on Saturday, June 22, 2002 - 12:24 am:|
|By mimi greenberg on Saturday, June 22, 2002 - 1:37 am:|
kay - thanks.
|By michael gaynor on Saturday, June 22, 2002 - 8:53 am:|
Mimi..it said Conagratulations on your success!
|By mimi greenberg on Saturday, June 22, 2002 - 2:41 pm:|
michael - thanks.
|By scott and sharon barlass on Saturday, June 22, 2002 - 2:46 pm:|
Thanks for the info Mimi...very interesting...sounds like it will be nice to not be automatically type-cast.
|By mimi greenberg on Saturday, June 22, 2002 - 3:20 pm:|
scott - you betcha.....type-casting is a succinct description of my very long explanation. Dive vacations are way too short to be burdened with preconceived notions of the disabled diver.
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