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Old 07-09-2016, 06:56 AM   #2961
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Flew to British Columbia this Wednesday and now settling in to Vancouver. Dang this town makes me feel poor!
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Flew to British Columbia this Wednesday and now settling in to Vancouver. Dang this town makes me feel poor!
Vancouver's a premier big city, and a wonderful, expensive place to be.

But I've given up both large cities and expensive large cities to live in.
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A week from today we'll be taking our RV out to Ruidoso to celebrate our 30th wedding anniversary. We were hopeful of a break from the July heat but they are having a heat wave also. At least it looks like it will stay below 90...
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A week from today we'll be taking our RV out to Ruidoso to celebrate our 30th wedding anniversary. We were hopeful of a break from the July heat but they are having a heat wave also. At least it looks like it will stay below 90...

Congrats on the 30! It's a major accomplishment.


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Heading back to Las Vegas in a few weeks now that schools are going back in session and the summer vacation season is over. About 3 days and 1400 miles each way.
Here I go again... This will be my fourth driving trip there in the past 12 months. The drive seems to be getting longer each time. Maybe I should just think about moving there!
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Here I go again... The drive seems to be getting longer each time. Maybe I should just think about moving there!


I was just out there last weekend...Had odd thing happen. Went to a sportsbook with best Charger over odds and asked for $1300 on chargers 6.5 over. He asked for my players card...I do not have one for that book and I told him so. He then says. Well I can only give you a $1000 then. So I said fine. Must of made him mad bluffing me into getting a card he then says I can only give you $900 action. I said whatever, give me a dollar if that is all you can do. So he relented at $900 and then I walked 10 feet over to their kiosk and put the other $400 in the machine to get my $1300. He was a major turd and I still got my way with same odds.


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I was just out there last weekend...Had odd thing happen. Went to a sportsbook with best Charger over odds and asked for $1300 on chargers 6.5 over. He asked for my players card...I do not have one for that book and I told him so. He then says. Well I can only give you a $1000 then. So I said fine. Must of made him mad bluffing me into getting a card he then says I can only give you $900 action. I said whatever, give me a dollar if that is all you can do. So he relented at $900 and then I walked 10 feet over to their kiosk and put the other $400 in the machine to get my $1300. He was a major turd and I still got my way with same odds.


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I'm mostly a table game player in Vegas but as you know, I have been known to bet on football games/teams. For the most part, I only play at casinos where I have top tier player cards so it's actually pretty rare that I have any problems with the staff. If I do, my host will usually get things fixed PDQ. Heck they pay for my rooms, all my food and even travel cost and more (via comp chips). It's too bad they won't pay for "everything" else.......
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I'm mostly a table game player in Vegas but as you know, I have been known to bet on football games/teams. For the most part, I only play at casinos where I have top tier player cards so it's actually pretty rare that I have any problems with the staff. If I do, my host will usually get things fixed PDQ. Heck they pay for my rooms, all my food and even travel cost and more (via comp chips). It's too bad they won't pay for "everything" else.......


Comps for sports betters are just scams designed to see if you are winning off them...so they can track you and try to limit you if they thinking you are getting over them...Sportsbooks run with razor thin profit margins unlike table or machines so they cannot be as generous. In fact many sportsbooks are unaffiliated with the actual casino itself and just rent that part of the building out.


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Vancouver's a premier big city, and a wonderful, expensive place to be.

But I've given up both large cities and expensive large cities to live in.

Yes it's a very nice city and the surrounding lands are stunning.

The conspicuous consumption of Saturday night has toned down on Sunday, the Rolls, Bentleys, and high end German cars with 50 year olds along with their 25 year old dates have been replaced with a more down to earth crowd.

Still sobering to see what my stash would afford on a true high COL city though.


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I'm going to Colombia in February. 4 days in Bogota and 4 days in Medellin. Two things I'd like to do but can't really find any info on is soccer matches and a bullfight. Are there seasons for those two activities?

Also where would the best place to exchange USD into COP? I don't want to use ATMs.


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I'm going to Colombia in February. 4 days in Bogota and 4 days in Medellin. Two things I'd like to do but can't really find any info on is soccer matches and a bullfight. Are there seasons for those two activities?

Also where would the best place to exchange USD into COP? I don't want to use ATMs.


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Isn't it amazing that it's safe to travel there again?!?
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Nickel I'd love to hear a report of your trip to Colombia. Always wanted to go and hope that we will get our road trip to Ushuaia together in the next few years so we can take the ferry across and visit Cartagena on our way south.
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We have this booked for late September. My highlight is to fly a MiG 15 out of Santa Fe. We will also visit Chimayo to put the healing dirt on my wife's knee.
From there we will visit Taos and meet a friend we found through a sister site-Discuss Cooking.
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DW and I just spent 3 days at The Grand Hotel at Mackinac Island. The weather, the food, the accommodations were perfect. You do have to watch out for bicycles, horses, and horse poop!
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Nickel I'd love to hear a report of your trip to Colombia. Always wanted to go and hope that we will get our road trip to Ushuaia together in the next few years so we can take the ferry across and visit Cartagena on our way south.

My trip isn't until February but I intend to detail the trip for costs. The fun might get in the way of intentions though.


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We will arrive in Nice, France in mid September. Our planned walk along the Promenade Anglais will be a sad one now. I can't imagine how upset people are there, and wonder what it will feel like in two months time.
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Getting ready to leave in a few days for a solo trip to northern Belgium and northern Germany. DW will be taking her own separate trip with a few friends (we have very different hobbies).

For me, this is the greatest area in the world for interesting beers, so I'm always up for a visit. Also, Belgian mussels and fries (moules and frites) are arguably the world's best. Frites were really invented in Belgium, despite having picked up the name "French fries" and are nothing at all like the fries we know in the US. A few places in Canada know how to do proper frites, but I've never encountered them in this country.
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