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Old 06-04-2007, 11:59 AM   #21
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Yeah its kind of a bummer when theres a big holiday event and everyone seems to be having a good time and for you...its just another day

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Old 06-04-2007, 02:41 PM   #22
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I'm finally getting settled in with the RE mindset and a strange realization hit me yesterday morning: I really don't like weekends anymore.
Bingo!

I absolutely DREAD long holiday weekends. As an RVer, those are the worst!

We usually figure out where to "hide" on the weekends.

Weekdays we often have State Parks or large RV Parks all to ourselves (mostly).

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Old 06-04-2007, 06:37 PM   #23
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Well, I'm still working, but I get around the "too crowded " problem by working on Saturday. Restaurants are much less crowded Sunday nights and Mondays! Sunday mornings .. eh, not so good.
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Old 06-04-2007, 06:53 PM   #24
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It didn't take too long after I retired to discover that the traffic was much worse on the weekends and the stores are much more crowded. Did grocery shopping today and it was wonderfully uncrowded.
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Old 06-07-2007, 08:17 AM   #25
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I'm not retired yet, I have another 113 trips to make to the office...but who's counting?

I like boating and fishing as a hobby and it's really going to be nice to go to the lake on Monday morning, camp out and make it back home by Thursday nite so I don't have to deal with the weekend crowd.
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Old 06-07-2007, 11:47 AM   #26
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Yes we often say "Wow where did all the traffic come from? Oh yeah, it's Saturday! We also try to avoid rush hour and noon hour when driving to appointments. Even lunches start at 1130 or 130.
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Old 06-08-2007, 03:19 AM   #27
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I don't hate the weekend.. because I still work (it is my respite). But I my perspective will shift when we ER. Crowded often translates to extra frustration and stress.

Heck we try to go to the grocery store early (morning) on the weekend just to avoid the crowd.

ER will be great when it comes to this issue and stores, restaurants, and entertainment. Not to mention that entertainment and restaurants can be less expensive on off-peak hours.
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Old 06-09-2007, 01:10 AM   #28
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yes, we have altered our daily/weekly structure. We call ourselves "the opposites". We travel to our beach house on Sunday night and leave for home on Thursday night. We go to breakfast on Wednesday morning instead of weekends. Come to think of it, we barely go out on weekends.
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There is a resort about 12 miles form home, that has some really good food, and seating for about 250-300 people. From Friday through Sunday you have to wait in line....so people who've gone there those days tell me (though I'll never find out 'first-hand'). We went there on Wednesday, and there were only 11 people there besides us....three tables total. Each table had their (our) own waitress.

The food was great! The service was great! And best of all NO crowds or lines!

I went past there today and you couldn't even get a parking spot in their massive parking lot!

Those Monday through Thursday "weekends" are GREAT!!!
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I'm not retired yet but one of my favorite lines is the one about the rich retired (or never had to work) guy who has to remember which day is Sunday because he needs to know when the banks are closed.
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Old 06-11-2007, 08:35 PM   #32
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Sundays are easy.

Thats the day you get the fat newspaper.
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Too funny! I hate weekends! Too many working stiffs around. I do all my lawn and house maintenance on weekends.
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Old 06-12-2007, 07:28 AM   #34
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Too funny! I hate weekends! Too many working stiffs around. I do all my lawn and house maintenance on weekends.
So you are the guy next door running the lawn mower when I am trying to enjoy my patio.
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