Thursday, November 24, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving from Catamaran Marolanga & Paradise Connections

The charter yacht Marolanga, a 44-foot catamaran, told us this cute Thanksgiving story...

John & Mr Smee of Antillean
This story is not about them :)
A young man named John received a parrot as a gift. The parrot had a bad attitude and an even worse vocabulary.

Every word out of the bird's' mouth was rude, obnoxious and laced with profanity.  John tried and tried to change the bird's attitude by consistently saying only polite words, playing soft music and anything else he could think of to 'clean up' the bird's vocabulary.

Finally, John was fed up and he yelled at the parrot. The  parrot yelled back. John shook the parrot and the parrot got angrier and even more rude. John, in desperation, threw up his hand, grabbed the bird and put him in the freezer. For a few minutes the parrot squawked and kicked and screamed. Then suddenly there was total quiet.  Not a peep was heard for over a minute.

Fearing that he'd hurt the parrot, John quickly opened the door to the freezer.  The parrot calmly stepped out onto John's outstretched arms and said "I believe I may have offended you with my rude language and actions.  I'm sincerely remorseful for my inappropriate transgressions and I fully intend to do everything I can to correct my rude and unforgivable behavior."

John was stunned at the change in the bird's attitude. 

As he was about to ask the parrot what had made such a dramatic change in his behavior, the bird spoke-up, very softly, "May I ask what the turkey did?"
Gus & Marcella

Alice's Restaurant by Arlo Guthrie is a Thanksgiving classic
which we will be listening to while preparing our
Thanksgiving dinner...
Don't have a copy??? Well, you can download the mp3
from Amazon for only $0.89. Good deal for a 15:52 song!

Charter Yacht Catamaran Marolanga - Crewed Caribbean Yacht Charters - Virgin Islands Sailing Vacations

Marolanga is a 44-foot Catana catamaran, owned and operated by Gus & Marcella, along with ship's cat, Sasha, a beautiful Persian. Marolanga is air conditioned and accommodates up to 6 guests in three cabins, each with private, ensuite head/shower. Marolanga has a good selection of "water toys" such as kneeboard, wakeboard, tube, kayaks; plus they love having families aboard and have toys for children. Do you enjoy fishing? Gus is an avid fisherman and maybe can hook you up with something :)

Charter Yacht Antillean - Crewed Caribbean Yacht Charters - Virgin Islands Sailing Vacations

Antillean is an owner-operated 50-foot Beneteau sloop.  John Gould (British) is captain and Heidi Wheeler (American) is the chef/mate.  Mr. Smee is the well-behaved, and much loved ship's parrot. Antillean accommodates up to six guests in three cabins (2 Queens, 1 Double) each with ensuite heads/showers.  They have a 12-foot dinghy with 30HP motor, tube, kayak, fishing gear, snorkelling equipment, 20" Flat screen TV with DVD in the salon, floating mats, noodles, etc. Here's a previous post with comments from happy clients we had aboard Antillean.

Paradise Connections

Contact Paradise Connections Yacht Charters to book MAROLANGA or ANTILLEAN
View Marolanga's online brochure #1 and brochure #2
View Antillean's online brochure
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