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Old 05-23-2007, 07:58 AM   #1
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Memorial Day weekend!! What are your plans?

I posted this in the Young Dreamers, since we are still "employed" - but most of us will have a nice long weekend? What are your plans?

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Friday - regular day off...closet purging, filing, etc.
Friday night - woohoo! Monte Carlo party sponsored by an investment group - should be a fancy shindig.

Sat/Sun: BF and I going into NYC/Queens with the bikes (bicycles)- crashing at friend's place in Queens

Sun night: Party at friend's

Monday...LAZY - nothing special planned - I am feeling a couch day coming! (grillin' & chillin')

Please take a moment to reflect on the meaning of this holiday.

http://www.usmemorialday.org/backgrnd.html


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Avoid doing anything during the actual weekend as the beach and everything else will be packed with working stiffs. Then relax and party during the week after when everyone goes back to work.
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Old 05-23-2007, 08:09 AM   #3
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Sunday we will visit my parents. The other days are open. Weather permitting, I am hoping to get in another batch of beer this weekend, and if its not too hot/rainy we will probably take the kids to pick strawberries at a local farm.
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Old 05-23-2007, 09:50 AM   #4
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Friday...fly to Vancouver
Sat...enjoy Vancouver
Sun and Monday...cruise the Inside Passage.
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Old 05-23-2007, 12:13 PM   #8
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Work, since we have no fixed holidays and yet the office will be quiet.
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Wer'e supposed to have crap weather here in Chicago for the weekend (which is a tradition here)

I suppose I'm going to spend the weekend doing yard work, processing 3 months of digital images I have neglected, and doing some work on my cars that I have neglected.

Nothing to write home about
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Old 05-23-2007, 01:43 PM   #12
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I posted this in the Young Dreamers, since we are still "employed" - but most of us will have a nice long weekend? What are your plans?.......................

Please take a moment to reflect on the meaning of this holiday.

Memorial Day History

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Saturday: We're going down to the local farmer's market in the morning.....and goof off the rest of the day!

Sunday: We'll watch (or at least listen to) the Indy 500, then watch the NASCAR Coca-Cola 600 from Lowe's Speedway near Charlotte......and goof off the rest of the day & evening!

Monday: We're going to the park downtown for the annual Memorial Day service, put on by the members of the local veterans organizations. Then we'll go to the luncheon they put on afterwards........and goof off the rest of the day!

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I have both Friday and Monday off, as well as the weekend. Frank probably just has the weekend.

I plan to spend Friday sleeping, doing laundry, and housework, and before dark I'll go to the gym.

Saturday and Sunday I'll spend with Frank. He always comes up with such interesting and cool things to do. I'm never bored with him. We'll probably go on a short "road trip" or some such thing, watch some DVD's, find a new restaurant to try...

Monday? I have NO IDEA - - and I like it that way! Maybe some yardwork. There will probably be a Memorial Day service in my town.

I haven't had this much time off since Mardi Gras, so it is very welcome.
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We are headed to Orlando thanks to Priceline and discount airlines. We'll visit friends (used to live in Orlando) and spend a day at DisneyWorld. We love Epcot.
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Going to NH and sailing out to the Isle of Shoals with my brothers and respective spouses. Then enjoying the rest of the weekend visiting. Really looking forward to it!
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Old 05-23-2007, 07:12 PM   #16
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well...I didn't realize it was memorial day weekend until today (so much work lately both WORK work and personal work, that the time just flies). and my SO never mentioned it, silly boy, so I guess we're not doing anything special.

so my current plan is to spend the weekend clearing out as much of the apartment as humanly possible. Taking a TON of stuff to goodwill & pitching the rest. I dream of having a fabulously clean & decluttered apartment.

hmmm...maybe I need bigger & better dreams...
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Well I can drive to Wilmington NC and then to Ocean Isle beach, Stay with mother and father in law, sister in law, niece, two brothers in laws and girl friends and oh my wife in a beat up beach house with an additional 3 old dogs of brother in law.

You know I think I will stay back in raleigh and enjoy some local lakes on my kayak!
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I didn't realize we were coming up on Memorial Day. Most days in retirement are pretty much like a holiday anyway.

Coincidentally, I am going on an archaeology field trip to Prescott, AZ this weekend. Monday I start packing for 3 weeks in Hawaii.
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Down to NC starting today. Do some work on the house, test the daysailor repair job, play on the water, try and likely fail to keep up with my 16 yr old on her beach runs.
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Watching my nephew graduate from West Point on Saturday, then getting back down to Manhattan on Sunday to continue partying. I suspect Monday will be a good day to stay out of the traffic but we'll make it up as we go along...
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