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    ASQ fun coming up....

    Well my 1.5 month stay here in the states was a good one. Got to walk my daughter down the aisle and see my parents. Moreover my Mom who has stage 3 pancreatic cancer. Weird emotional visit for sure but nonetheless good to come.

    After eating probably half a cow and drinking to many craft beers to count while here in the California wine country, its time to pack it up and head home. It was hell to get here and I expect hell returning to Thailand and so far there are no disappointments.

    Lets start with planning the return. First it was confirm the flight which is a crap shoot nowadays. Then book the ASQ then send in all the info to get the COE approved. Pretty easy, one day later, Approved. ...Now the covid test. Well here to get an immediate result Covid test, it costs $400 ea. So wife and I went the regular route and planned accordingly. We made the appt on Aug 29 as they said you get the results in 24 to 36 hrs. Perfect. Got the back of my eyeballs scrubbed and all done. Nurse says "You will get your results in 1 to 3 days".......WTF...I asked her why does their site say 24 to 36 hrs? She said well typically they take 48 hrs or so. Well that made it a bit uncomfy. As my wife and I drove back we had to come up with a contingency plan. We figured best to set up the quick results at SFO and go down to SFO one day early. Hotel booked. Get up early today to pack up and Email chimes...Covid test results both negative...YAHOOOOO!!!. Rush test plan scrapped. All docs done. Now we wait

    We decided to go to San Fran anyway. Room was booked and was a no refund deal. We begin our trek back Tuesday

    Few pics to get the thread started



    Sad moment....Closing up the Weber BBQ. I cooked a ton of food on that grill in the last 1.5 months



    5 loaded to max weight suitcases full of everything from Lawn mower parts, to hand tools, to special bourbon's, gifts for a few folks, clothes, Bed sheets, wife's make up sets......Not included in the pic is the carry ons, my backpack and my wife's bag of stuff. Gotta love business class.



    Arrived at the Westin waterfront hotel in SF for the night. We got hungry and took a walk to find some grub.



    View of SFO airport as we neared the restaurant walking





    Few happy hour Oysters





    Wife ordered 2 Lobster tails, I had the shrimp cocktail and we shared a Shrimp Louie salad.

    We walked back to the hotel and I stopped off in the bar



    Double 12 year Small batch WhistlePig rye.


    Tomorrow we fly and I will update as we head to the 14 day ASQ..................

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    Quote Originally Posted by JPPR2 View Post
    we shared a Shrimp Louie salad.
    Brought back great memories. Crab Louis was my mom's favorite along with sand dabs. So I always shared the Louis with her. She also would have a double dry vodka martini. Miss her.

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    Cheers AO.

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    Nice one JP... I can get some revenge now from all your taunting while I was in ASQ.

    I had one bottle of whisky with me for my confinement and I seem to remember it lasted only 4 days. I worked out that 4 bottles would be about right for the 15 days and that was doing it alone... God knows how much I'd need ASQing with the wife.

    My first ASQ tip is to sneak a few bottles of duty free into your wife's carry on while she's snoozing in those fancy Business class seats.

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    Hahaha Mendy. Yeah ASQ is gonna suck. 16hrs first leg from SFO to Singapore then 3 hr layover then 6.5 hrs to BKK. Then lockdown. No BBQ, no vineyard walks or bike rides. Sit and wait for a wand up the schnaze test. Wife will do her thing probably looking for deals on her phone. I will run circles around the room.

    I plan on a dry 14 day ASQ. I will be working to pass some time, I downloaded a bunch of movies and series and will work out while while watching them. I have 8 big bags of beef Jerky to snack on..

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    Would have tucked into that naked dungeness crab roll myself. Oysters look great.

    So now the million-dollar question will be...

    Is the food at your quarantine hotel going to be as bad as it was at Mendys hotel? Will it be better or worse than the food on the ship?

    We will be standing by.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JPPR2 View Post
    Hahaha Mendy. Yeah ASQ is gonna suck. 16hrs first leg from SFO to Singapore then 3 hr layover then 6.5 hrs to BKK. Then lockdown. No BBQ, no vineyard walks or bike rides. Sit and wait for a wand up the schnaze test. Wife will do her thing probably looking for deals on her phone. I will run circles around the room.

    I plan on a dry 14 day ASQ. I will be working to pass some time, I downloaded a bunch of movies and series and will work out while while watching them. I have 8 big bags of beef Jerky to snack on..
    That's ok. I bet you are flying first class

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    Quote Originally Posted by YourDaddy View Post
    I bet you are flying first class
    ...bet lost: read the thread...he clearly stated it's a long swim to Singapore and then an express canoe to BKK...

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    Quote Originally Posted by JPPR2 View Post
    Few happy hour Oysters
    They say: out of sight, out of mind. I haven't been missing oysters until I saw those. Now they are all I can think about.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mendip View Post
    Nice one JP... I can get some revenge now from all your taunting while I was in ASQ.
    itís only fair, really. Particularly after this .
    Quote Originally Posted by Shutree View Post
    They say: out of sight, out of mind. I haven't been missing oysters until I saw those. Now they are all I can think about.
    yeah. Me too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bsnub View Post
    Is the food at your quarantine hotel going to be as bad as it was at Mendys hotel? Will it be better or worse than the food on the ship?
    Well Snubs, I will be posting pics. My wife showed me some of the food pic options and they don't look bad. Mendys food was scary. I also opted for no balcony but we do have large opening windows so I won't be out on one talking to birds. Apparently our room also has a washer and dryer so I will not have to wash my clothes in the shower and lay around naked waiting for them to dry.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by JPPR2 View Post
    Not included in the pic is the carry ons, my backpack and my wife's bag of stuff. Gotta love business class.
    Quote Originally Posted by YourDaddy View Post
    That's ok. I bet you are flying first class
    Hey Serb boy, try reading the posts. It makes comprehension better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JPPR2 View Post
    I won't be out on one talking to birds.


    Quote Originally Posted by JPPR2 View Post
    Apparently our room also has a washer and dryer so I will not have to wash my clothes in the shower and lay around naked waiting for them to dry.....

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    Ohhhhh f*ck. That seafood. Damn. A decent seafood meal will go on the "when I get out of f*cking lockdown" bucket list. At the top.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JPPR2 View Post
    and lay around naked waiting for them to dry.....
    Even Mendy has more than one set of clothes.

    but a washer and dryer? That sounds more like an apartment than an ASQ hotel room.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Saint Willy View Post
    Even Mendy has more than one set of clothes.

    but a washer and dryer? That sounds more like an apartment than an ASQ hotel room.
    Holy fuck, have you stayed anywhere besides ladyboy nana brothel?

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    My Boss from Aus just arrived for a 3 month stint here.

    He is sandboxing in Phuket.

    After day 1 he was able to leave his room and roam freely, has breakfast at the hotel restaurant then goes out for his morning jog and swim... back to room to log into work on his laptop for a few hours work then back to the pol at lunchtime for some food and another swim.

    He reckon the sandbox is just fine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JPPR2 View Post
    Hahaha Mendy. Yeah ASQ is gonna suck. 16hrs first leg from SFO to Singapore then 3 hr layover then 6.5 hrs to BKK. Then lockdown. No BBQ, no vineyard walks or bike rides. Sit and wait for a wand up the schnaze test. Wife will do her thing probably looking for deals on her phone. I will run circles around the room.

    I plan on a dry 14 day ASQ. I will be working to pass some time, I downloaded a bunch of movies and series and will work out while while watching them. I have 8 big bags of beef Jerky to snack on..


    Quote Originally Posted by tomcat View Post
    ...bet lost: read the thread...he clearly stated it's a long swim to Singapore and then an express canoe to BKK...


    What the..6.5 hours from Singapore to Bangkok? Is tomcat right about mode of travel?

    Also JPPR2 have you ever tried to resize the pictures you post, I have to scroll down 3 screens to get from the beginning to the end of 1 picture?

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    Quote Originally Posted by JPPR2 View Post
    16hrs first leg from SFO to Singapore then 3 hr layover then 6.5 hrs to BKK.
    Via Hong Kong or something? SIN-BKK is 2 hours and change. Anyway, have a safe trip!

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    ASQ fun coming up....-8005b8fd-57d2-4e28-a9a3-01b0aec0710b-jpeg

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    Quote Originally Posted by Headworx View Post
    Via Hong Kong or something? SIN-BKK is 2 hours and change. Anyway, have a safe trip!
    Sorry all. My Typo. It's 3.5 from Singapore to BKK. Guess in the big picture I am not in a hurry. My ASQ awaits, albeit the sooner it starts, the sooner it's done.

    My wife has been Line chatting with her friend who works at the ASQ we are staying at pushing the "We are fully vaccinated why 14 days" questions. Don't know where that stands.

    I was told however that after the first test, if negative, we can order food and supplies from local places and I believe one of them is Villa Market. If so I need to order a BBQ pit off Lazada.......

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    Quote Originally Posted by Saint Willy View Post
    ASQ fun coming up....-8005b8fd-57d2-4e28-a9a3-01b0aec0710b-jpeg
    Cheers KW. I won't be seeing one of those for quite some time.

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    Finally some fun posts on here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ootai View Post
    JPPR2 have you ever tried to resize the pictures you post
    I have not ootai. I dump into Imgur and done. I will look into it. If not too much work, I will make them smaller.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fondles View Post
    He is sandboxing in Phuket.

    After day 1 he was able to leave his room and roam freely, has breakfast at the hotel restaurant then goes out for his morning jog and swim...
    I have friend there now as well. Pretty much as you say. He is sending me pics of him on the beach, swimming, out and about etc. Wife and I actually considered going that route returning but at the time domestic travel was locked down and we would have limited ways home to Lampang.

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