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Old 02-21-2016, 04:38 PM   #2641
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I was in the Big island Jan 2015, the vog was bad, and the water had funny taste. My husband vowed never to return there. But the fish and chips were awesome.


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Old 02-21-2016, 05:40 PM   #2642
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Mission Texas - There's a top secret enclave of winter refugee's from Kansas City(all retired). Then on to Port Aransas in search of the elusive Whooping Crane.



heh heh heh - Family reunion this year is near Olympic National Park/ Forks Wa this summer. Last year was East Coast near Baltimore.
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Mission Texas - There's a top secret enclave of winter refugee's from Kansas City(all retired). Then on to Port Aransas in search of the elusive Whooping Crane.



heh heh heh - Family reunion this year is near Olympic National Park/ Forks Wa this summer. Last year was East Coast near Baltimore.
Are you really in Mission? I'll go wave out the back door.

Great time to look for the Whooping Cranes. The boat trips to see them can be really good. They are spectacular.
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Are you really in Mission? I'll go wave out the back door.

Great time to look for the Whooping Cranes. The boat trips to see them can be really good. They are spectacular.
Not yet - next week if all goes well.

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Old 02-22-2016, 05:24 AM   #2645
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Club med Bahamas tomorrow. We have been there before and I like it for the food and because the island has a road (pretty rough) around he whole island that I can bike around. 34 miles per lap. It will be interesting to see how the road held up from the hurricane last year. Looking forward to a week of sun and warmth.


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Hey, so I'm trying to book DH for his trip in April to Morocco. I think a few of you folks have been there (rodi?). Any tips?

I think I've settled on using points to fly AA from CHS to MAD, then use one of the cheap lines to fly him to Marrakesh (RyanAir flies there, sadly, the super cheap Air Arabia only goes to Tangier).

But now that I know it is Marrakesh, and not Tangier or Casablanca, anyone have any ideas on what he should see in his few days around the mini-bike race, and most importantly, what he should buy me while he is there, for being The Best Wife in the World?
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does going to Houston for a week count?
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does going to Houston for a week count?
As long as you aren't visiting from Sugarland or Galveston or Conroe.
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nope - coming from the pnw, technically...
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Well that's gotta count - it's a long way!
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now that I know it is Marrakesh, and not Tangier or Casablanca, anyone have any ideas on what he should see in his few days around the mini-bike race, and most importantly, what he should buy me while he is there
This is all I know about it:

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Looking at the world
Through the sunset in your eyes
Trying to make the train
Through clear Moroccan skies
Ducks and pigs and chickens call
Animal carpet wall to wall
American ladies five foot tall in blue

Sweeping cobwebs from the edges of my mind
Had to get away to see what we could find
Hope the days that lie ahead
Bring us back to where they've led
Listen not to what's been said to you

Would you know we're riding
On the Marrakesh Express
Would you know we're riding
On the Marrakesh Express, they're taking me to Marrakesh
All on board the train, all on board the train

I've been saving all my money just to take you there
I smell the garden in your hair

-- Graham Nash
However, I have read that Marrakech is famous for its Koutoubia, the highest mosque in North Africa. Lots of museums and old Arab palaces too. Also, don't know if it's still there, but the Hotel Mamounia was a favorite vacation spot of Winston Churchill.
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I think I've settled on using points to fly AA from CHS to MAD, then use one of the cheap lines to fly him to Marrakesh (RyanAir flies there, sadly, the super cheap Air Arabia only goes to Tangier).
You could land him in Tangier and then put him on the Marrakesh Express, an overnighter from Tangier. Probably more money than paying the higher-dollar airlines though. He has visited Winslow, Arizona, so maybe another 70's song tribute event.
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You could land him in Tangier and then put him on the Marrakesh Express, an overnighter from Tangier. Probably more money than paying the higher-dollar airlines though. He has visited Winslow, Arizona, so maybe another 70's song tribute event.
Haha! Perfect, along with the lyrics above!
I will tell him you suggested it, and it will tie in perfectly with Winslow. Just what he needs, more wallowing in songs of the 70s.
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Anyone got any travel planned?

I saw Rick Steve's show last week. My husband now wants to ride a camel in the desert and I want to float in the Dead Sea. Maybe this will happen in 2017.


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On the spur of the moment, just booked 3 time shares. One week each in 3 locations, with one in Montana and one in Colorado serving as stops for my RV trip in April/May. Yes, after the fly/drive trip then the cruise late last year, the missus is OK with RV'ing again. In fact, she was asking about it.

The last timeshare week is in Mexico, a 2-bedroom that we will use along with our daughter and son-in-law in June.

When we are done with all that, summer has not reached its peak, so will need to think of something to do till the end of year. Maybe just go up to the high-country home to work on its deck?
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On the spur of the moment, just booked 3 time shares. One week each in 3 locations, with one in Montana and one in Colorado serving as stops for my RV trip in April/May. Yes, after the fly/drive trip then the cruise late last year, the missus is OK with RV'ing again. In fact, she was asking about it.

The last timeshare week is in Mexico, a 2-bedroom unit that we will use along with our daughter and son-in-law in June.

When we are done with all that, summer has not reached its peak, so will need to think of something to do till the end of year. Maybe just go up to the high-country home to work on its deck? Some ideas may come up later, like fall in Europe?
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We will be spending 10 days in Santa Fe and Taos MN. I discovered that Southwest has a site where it will list the lowest fares in a whole month for a flight. We scored some $103 flights where the max was $186. I love being retired so we can be that flexible.
Also found a hotel through Kayak at 44% off, that the Tauck (top of the line tours) stay at.
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Hey, so I'm trying to book DH for his trip in April to Morocco. I think a few of you folks have been there (rodi?). Any tips?

I think I've settled on using points to fly AA from CHS to MAD, then use one of the cheap lines to fly him to Marrakesh (RyanAir flies there, sadly, the super cheap Air Arabia only goes to Tangier).

But now that I know it is Marrakesh, and not Tangier or Casablanca, anyone have any ideas on what he should see in his few days around the mini-bike race, and most importantly, what he should buy me while he is there, for being The Best Wife in the World?
Sorry.... didn't see this.

First - does Bestwifeever know you're trying to mimic her moniker with Best wife in the world?

As far as Morocco - we approached by sea... a ferry from Algiceras, Spain to Tangier. We stayed in Tangier... Loved the medina (walled city portion - old, windy streets, markets, very cool.)

My sister was there last summer - again - went from Spain, by ferry to Morocco - then made her way over to Tunisia to see a friend. I have no experience about Marrakesh.
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Planning a road trip along Pacific Coast Highway, etc from LA to Seattle or Vancouver . Hopefully pull it off this summer - fly to LA, get rental car, spend 8-10 days driving the west coast, visit Yosemite, Portland, Seattle, maybe Vancouver, then fly home.


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