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This is Buzzy's Country Store blog designed to keep you apprised of what's going on at the Store. Buzzy's is a general store located in St. Mary's County, Southern Maryland near Pt. Lookout State Park. Buzzy and Jean Ridgell purchased the Store from Jean's father Harry Raley in 1953. Buzzy operated it until his passing in 2009. His son J. Scott Ridgell is the current owner.

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Cuba Someday - Maybe

Here is snap shot of where our cruise took us these past couple weeks:  Fort Lauderdale to Aruba, Curacao, Panama, Costa Rico and back to Ft. Lauderdle.
We were just off the coast of Havana when I took this photo but we did not stop in Cuba.

It reminded me of Buzzy years ago discussing going to Cuba in the mid-90's after President Clinton loosened up travel restrictions on Cuba visits.
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I remember asking Buzzy, "Why would you want to go to Cuba?" He replied "Never been there so why not?" I couldn't argue with that logic. However, when he looked into  Smithsonian-sponsored trip,  Buzzy called me at work and said "Damn it's going to run us $4500 each and all you see is Havana.  We can take two or three trips for that kind of money."  I agreed with him and secretly was relieved that he no longer wanted to go because I wasn't wild bout going even if it was a good deal to do so..

 Even now it's an expensive proposition:

I'll wait until it becomes  a port stop for one of the cruise ships.

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