Author Topic: I'm baaaaack!!  (Read 268 times)

Offline Greg Stahl

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I'm baaaaack!!
« on: May 26, 2020, 06:53:22 PM »
I'm back from Fiji.  Damn, what a trip.  So I arrived in Fiji on Feb 4, then COVID19 hit the USA and then it hit Fiji (we had 18 cases, all recovered and no virus on the island now).  Then Cat 4 TC Harold's eye passed by me at 30 KM and winds that I can't even describe, only to say that the winds were so strong that it actually RAINED inside my woodshop.  !2 days later we got electricity back, then the Government closed the borders.  Fiji Airways stopped all flying in and out of the country until end of June and then today announced no flights until September.....maybe. 

I contacted the US embassy in Suva and also my House of Representatives Congressman Jim Jordan.  Together with the Australian government, I got a repatriation flight to Sydney, then to San Francisco then to Detroit and then to Columbus Ohio.  Flying into Detroit, we were were on approach and 3 miles out, when another jet decided to land in front of us and we had to abort our landing.  So after 60 hours of travel, I'm back with my family.  It has been the wildest 4 months I ever spent in Fiji!!  Full of FIRSTS on many levels.
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Re: I'm baaaaack!!
« Reply #1 on: May 26, 2020, 07:19:30 PM »
GREAT to have you back in the USA! [smiley=flag.jpg]
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Nowhere But TEXAS!

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Re: I'm baaaaack!!
« Reply #2 on: May 26, 2020, 09:24:37 PM »
And Following on Facebook and Flight Aware LIVE was a lot of fun too! ;D ;D ;D

A Story filled with SUSPENSE, Action, and Live Updates!   ;D ;D ;D

Including all the guys with guns escorting Buses from Airports, and Guarding Hotel Floors to prevent the escape of any errant repatriates! 

Dumping of Food Stuffs, and more!   8-) 8-) 8-)

Offline Dwayne Henson

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Re: I'm baaaaack!!
« Reply #3 on: May 26, 2020, 10:20:30 PM »
Glad your back
Experience hath shewn, that even under the best forms of government those entrusted with power have, in time, and by slow operations, perverted it into tyranny.
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Offline Greg Stahl

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Re: I'm baaaaack!!
« Reply #4 on: May 27, 2020, 04:39:28 AM »
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Glad your back
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Offline Dwayne Henson

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Re: I'm baaaaack!!
« Reply #5 on: May 27, 2020, 07:40:19 AM »
Posted on the staff board, Greg.  Yes.
Experience hath shewn, that even under the best forms of government those entrusted with power have, in time, and by slow operations, perverted it into tyranny.
Thomas Jefferson

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Re: I'm baaaaack!!
« Reply #6 on: May 27, 2020, 07:41:00 PM »
It is good to have you back safe Greg.