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Old 07-28-2011, 05:18 PM   #321
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I will go back to Guatemala / El Salvador in October, then Nicaragua January / February, and Colombia in April / May. Then back to Guatemala late 2012...
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Old 07-28-2011, 05:19 PM   #322
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We're off to Buenos Aires early August for a quick look-see. Not sure what is happening for the rest of the year.
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Old 07-28-2011, 06:05 PM   #323
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Just wondering....has anyone used the Evergreen Travel Club?
Here's the link for more info: Evergreen Club
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Old 07-28-2011, 07:10 PM   #324
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Going to Scotland at the end of Ramadan (end of August). Going for the end of Edinburgh's Fringe Festival and getting a guided tour of Glasgow by a Glaswegian.

More adventures planned. Estonia, for one (though not in winter).
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Old 07-28-2011, 07:37 PM   #325
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Our big summer trip was to Kansas City, MO. Not nearly as exotic as most mentioned here, but we had so much fun. Got the hotel (Hotel Phillips) for $54/night and KC Royals tickets (very good seats) for $7.25 each on Ebay.

Did the Boulevard Brewing Co. tour, visited Steamboat Arabia Museum, farmers market on Saturday morning, Power & Light District at night and too, too much very good food.

I highly recommend it for anybody wanting a short, "cheap" trip.

After I retire in July 2012, am hoping for more beaches and islands, etc.
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Old 07-28-2011, 08:04 PM   #326
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Our big summer trip was to Kansas City, MO. Not nearly as exotic as most mentioned here, but we had so much fun. Got the hotel (Hotel Phillips) for $54/night and KC Royals tickets (very good seats) for $7.25 each on Ebay.

Did the Boulevard Brewing Co. tour, visited Steamboat Arabia Museum, farmers market on Saturday morning, Power & Light District at night and too, too much very good food.

I highly recommend it for anybody wanting a short, "cheap" trip.

After I retire in July 2012, am hoping for more beaches and islands, etc.
Royals stadium a beautiful facility and easy to get to. A shame they haven't been able to field a quality team for some time. Like you not going on exotic trip, but flying out to Tahoe through Reno, to attend a Sammy Hagar concert in the great mountain air, and catching opening weekend of betting on NFL.
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Old 07-28-2011, 11:31 PM   #327
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Well actually we decided to cancel our trip to Argentina as heard that flights had been cancelled again this week due to the volcano spewing in Chile. Doesn't seem worth the risk and stress of that happening to us.
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Old 08-01-2011, 03:24 AM   #328
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We are going to southern France mid-September for a week of poking around the Riviera. Then we return via Paris for a quick four day visit. Really looking forward to it.
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Old 08-01-2011, 11:49 AM   #329
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Leaving for London on Wednesday. Be there 11 days. Mostly just staying in London with a few day trips.
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Old 08-01-2011, 11:53 AM   #330
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Going to Oregon to visit my mom from August 15-22. If they have a heat wave while I'm there I'll be pissed.
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Good luck. I was there for a week in late July of 2008 and the temps were near 100. And no, it wasn't a dry heat...
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Good luck. I was there for a week in late July of 2008 and the temps were near 100. And no, it wasn't a dry heat...
Well, it's a La Niņa year (hence our heat and drought) which *usually* means wet and cool on the west coast. And so far, it has been a wetter and cooler summer out there than normal. But with my luck we'll get the heat wave of the summer...
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Now that I'm a veteran ER - don't travel much - just visit some.

Kalama and Callam Bay Washington
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My wife and I recently moved from Texas to a small Caribbean fishing village in Mexico. We plan to stay here for a year them move on to someplace else; for a year. Always looking for suggestions and advice.
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Old 08-01-2011, 02:27 PM   #335
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I go on "vacation" next month (retiree's really don't get a vacation ).

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Went for a quick weekend jaunt up to Minneapolis, as fares are always cheap from St. Louis to there (about $100 rd. trip). Went to see a play at the Guthrie Theatre. If your into buildings and theatre you need to go here once. Absolutely beautiful facility.
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Just wondering if anyone has any exciting trips coming up that they would like to share. We are about done for this year, so am willing to live vicariously thru the travel plans of others.

About the only things we have on the horizon is a trip to UK in Jan for a 50th birthday (brr feeling cold already), perhaps 1 more trip to Hawaii this year and maybe drive to Seattle and Vancouver for Christmas.
9/3/2011 - Maine! Acadia National Park 6 nights Camden 2 nights.

12/18/2011 - Cruise Carnival Legend - Key West, Grand Turk Ocho Rios, Grand Cayman. (I should put Casino since I spend so much time there)

4/2012 - in the process maybe a Cruise out of Ft. Lauderdale
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Weather for our excursion to Oregon (leaving tomorrow morning) -- highs around 80, lows in the mid 50s. I think I can cope with that for a week.
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Weather for our excursion to Oregon (leaving tomorrow morning) -- highs around 80, lows in the mid 50s. I think I can cope with that for a week.
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Weather for our excursion to Oregon (leaving tomorrow morning) -- highs around 80, lows in the mid 50s. I think I can cope with that for a week.
Sounds delightful! Hope you enjoy your trip.

We don't have any travel planned, though during hurricane season nature sometimes inspires us to go on a brief, unplanned road trip or two. So far, no storms have threatened us at all this year.
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