I echo the ‘thanks’ for opening what I hope will be an INFORMATIVE and fun site, and is ridden of the 4 or 5 smart a**es whose daily goals were to try and attack innocent questions. No need to name names, I’m pretty sure everyone knows who those people are. Or at the least keep that stuff out of the General category. Sorry to start with a rant, and I do look forward to watching this site grow in a positive and productive way. Those who remember the posts from Bumper know what I’m talking about.
I have no idea what it costs in time and money to host a site like Playa.info, but it must not be inconsequential or James would not have bailed out. I hope WandS have the resources and also can convince James to release those files containing so much wonderful info.
Calling it a shame is too diplomatic. Some of the reports were priceless. To never be able to re-review GaryD’s reports is absolutely heartbreaking; particularly when any fool knew how much work he put into them. I recall an epic road trip by JimmyMN as well — that was a long time ago — most will never know what they missed.
All in all, it was a shitty conclusion. Don’t mean to be profane for the sake of it, just keeping it real.
I smiled when I saw your post. Good to see some familiar “names”.
So true. I had things saved as well as emails that I would have loved to have kept if we had time to do so. Gary D’s reports were so valuable, entertaining and so much work went into posting as well as the foodie reports and all that information.
I haven’t been back in 4 years since I sold my place but I still miss it daily and look to coming back again some day. It gets under your skin as you all here know.
So, thanks for starting this. It’s a link to everything I loved there and all the wonderful neighbors and friends we had.