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Monday, October 13, 2008

Eurotrash.

516 years ago yesterday, an Italian guy in a Spanish boat and a questionable grasp on geographic geometry first landed on the Bahamas. No word on whether it was a Spanish flag or a little paper umbrella that he planted in the beach upon landing. But some records show that crew members with oceanview portholes were upcharged at a premium, and they later found out that other charges applied. (Gratuity extra.)

This was about 492 years after Eric's lucky boy Leif look his own little holiday cruise up to Martha's Vineyard, where he and some pals built a swell little resort where they could spend the winter munching frikadeller-and-havarti sandwiches.

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3 Comments:

At Monday, October 13, 2008 8:21:00 PM, Blogger Don Gwinn said...

I celebrated the day by taking a mutinous crew on a long journey with a questionable purpose and getting lost.

Happy Holidays!

 
At Tuesday, October 14, 2008 11:54:00 PM, Blogger Old NFO said...

Interesting way to put it :-)But that works...

 
At Sunday, October 19, 2008 5:15:00 AM, Blogger KD5NRH said...

And how much longer before that was it that Chinese ships left their stone anchors off the west coast of Mexico?
Celebrating Columbus' "discovery" is silly and misleading.

 

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