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Old 04-19-2012, 06:54 AM   #541
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We are visiting Quebec City right now. Lucked into unseasonably mild weather, and we have been taking advantage of it by walking all over this beautiful city. Friendly people, great food and drink, history surrounding us: nothing better! Now if they could only do something about the multiple sales taxes on everything...
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Old 04-22-2012, 10:20 AM   #542
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We are headed to San Miguel and Guanajuato on May 6 for 5 days. Road trip from PV through Guadalajara first. We have a cat sitter lined up in PV. Should be cooler although PV is very comfortable right now: 73 with 60% humidity.
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Old 04-22-2012, 05:37 PM   #543
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We are headed to San Miguel and Guanajuato on May 6 for 5 days. Road trip from PV through Guadalajara first. We have a cat sitter lined up in PV. Should be cooler although PV is very comfortable right now: 73 with 60% humidity.
In Zion right now , just got back from hiking to observation point. I recommend it if you ever visit zion.
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Old 04-22-2012, 06:29 PM   #544
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I have a couple of trips planned so far. I am visiting a cousin on Cape Cod for a week in July. I am also booked on a 10 day trip to Ireland in early October. It is a primarily a theater trip (20 Pittsburghers led by a theater director) but we also visit museums, churches, literary places of interest, a brewery and a distillery.
My son is coming home for a week in June, too, and I'd like to drag him to Gettysburg for a few days to bike the battlefield. I'd also like to visit the Eisenhower Farm as it is a place I've never been.
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Old 04-23-2012, 12:42 AM   #545
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We are headed to San Miguel and Guanajuato on May 6 for 5 days. Road trip from PV through Guadalajara first. We have a cat sitter lined up in PV. Should be cooler although PV is very comfortable right now: 73 with 60% humidity.
Small world... We leave Playa del Carmen on Thursday for Chiapas, then to Guanajuato and San Miguel del Allende about the same time.

Let's have a drink or something!
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Old 04-23-2012, 12:45 AM   #546
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In Zion right now , just got back from hiking to observation point. I recommend it if you ever visit zion.

Angels Landing is the most awesome hike we have ever taken... Just take your vertigo pills and lots of water.
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Old 05-12-2012, 11:47 AM   #547
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We began by looking at taking a road trip out west....but then figured that, if you start, you have to go all the way to the coast, (don't want to end up in Saskatchewan or N. Dakota...not that, as per Jerry Seinfeld, there's anything wrong with those places).

Then looked at the economy, the markets, etc, and thought maybe not this year.

Then thought of a quickie down to N. Carolina, (where we've been a number of times before).

Then we saw a discounted all-inclusive package to Costa Rica, departing May 28......so we booked it 15 minutes ago.
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Four days driving across the country to San Francisco in early june.
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Old 05-12-2012, 06:12 PM   #550
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We have 3 trips planned in our first year of retirement: 10 days to Dallas and Santa Fe to visit family and friends (flying), 1 week at Lake Sunapee in New Hampshire, and a 2-3 week roadtrip from Boston down through the smoky mountains in September.

After that, we'll see. So excited.

We are starting to plan a 1 month trip to Aus/NZ late next year.
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Did I mention Dubrovnik and Istanbul in September? Just got back from 4 days in Guadalajara. 91 degrees and 13% humidity at 5000 ft elevation.
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Headed to Burnet, TX for a family reunion, then to San Diego for a bike race the next weekend.

You couldn't find two more different worlds if you tried!
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Just finished booking a week on a small boat expedition cruise in Alaska. Added 5 day interior rail trip and Denali stay. Now I just have to pay for it.

Oh, and buy rain and cold gear, kinda unnecessary here in Arizona. But I do have my dry sacks and paddle gloves.
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Not as exciting as some of y'alls plans, but I'm going camping next weekend out in the George Washington National Forest, not too far from the Sugar Grove NSA station, which is one of the places the gov't intercepts electronic communications from. It's a good place to get away from it all since there's pretty much no cell phone reception out there. It's a National Radio Quiet Zone. It's fun to stand on the top of the mountain and look down and see all the huge satellite dishes and radio telescopes in the distance.

The following weekend is DelFest in Cumberland MD. Should be a good 4 days.

Later in June I'm going to be helping my nephew move to Madison WI (from Columbia MD). I love to drive, and I'll be hauling a trailer full of stuff for his first job after college. Hopefully I'll be able to pawn off some of the furniture stored out in our garage on him.

Other than that, not much travel unless Sarah convinces me to show up at FloydFest Home @ FloydFest. I'm still toying with that idea.
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C'mon, Harley-YOLO! Get yer butt to Floyd! 'Specially since we hope to miss next year if we get it together for the Mongol Rally-10,000 miles from London to Mongolia in a shortie American school bus.
And hey, I've already *almost* convinced Koogie to go with us, wanna be a part of the Short Bus Chronicles, too?
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Old 05-14-2012, 09:17 PM   #556
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I am headed N to Lake Ontario, specifically Sackets Harbor, on Wednesday or Thursday as soon as I feel better.
Low budget trip, only a 1.5 hour drive, just like going to the ocean.
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I was planning on being in Brazil this fall, but things happen. My kids are buying their first home so the trip is off for this year. Oh well, I'm very excited about helping them fix up their new home.
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Old 05-20-2012, 10:57 AM   #558
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I was planning on being in Brazil this fall, but things happen. My kids are buying their first home so the trip is off for this year.
So, you are saying that you can't "follow your bliss" because your (I assume adult "kids") decided on buying a home?

Seriously, not wanting to start an argument, but being raised in a differnet situation, I don't understand why you would not want to persue your wants over the "life" of your childern. Heck, they have their own life to live/learn.

Just wondering...
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1. I have a profound hearing loss and don't speak the language and certainly can't hear it
2. My son-in-law is Brazilian...so staying with family instead of hotels was a good $$ saver
3. Just isn't as much fun traveling alone as with family - maybe there's another cruise in my future.

Hopefully there will be other opportunities in the future sounds like a beautiful country.
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