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Old 02-23-2013, 06:07 PM   #841
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Booked an Alaskan vacation for June. Cruise for a week, then a week in Denali, then a week in Vancouver/Victoria.

We've been to Alaska before, so we're especially looking forward to this trip to fill in the parts we haven't seen. Also, Vancouver has long been on my bucket list.

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Old 02-23-2013, 07:08 PM   #842
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We're going to Disney World (FL) in April. It's a surprise trip for my 3 girls on a long weekend, the Monday is off from school.

free roundtrip airfare from BWI courtesy of SW credit card signup bonuses
hotel on the grounds is free for 5 nights courtesy of SPG credit card signup bonuses
park tickets are heavily discounted at $150 for 4 days via their "Military Salute" deal

should be fun, and since it's after spring break is over, it shouldn't be too crowded.

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Old 02-23-2013, 07:15 PM   #843
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[QUOTE=chas57006;1287727]Will snowmobile in the Big Horns for a week and then head to Dubois WY. and snowmobile in the Tetons till the weather turns warm.

This sounds awesome! Will you be renting somewhere in Dubois?
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Last year we rented a house in Dubois, this year we will only be staying a couple of weeks if things work out.
We would like to go over to Grand Mesa CO. for a week as we have never ridden there and heard good things about that area.

We usually only ride every other day, as old people it takes a little time to rest up!
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Old 02-23-2013, 09:09 PM   #845
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I'm planning a July trip to Big Bend National Park. Yep, I've been there in July before - nice and hot, not too bad up in the Chisos Basin. It's like a whole other country.
We had a few days there last October, stayed in the lodge in the Chisos Basin. Hope you have as good a time as we did.
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Old 02-24-2013, 08:17 AM   #846
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Tossing around the idea of a week-10 days in Vilnius, Lithuania, late May-early June.....never been there before...anyone visited/familiar?
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Old 02-24-2013, 12:07 PM   #847
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One great advantage of retirement....Having the opportunity to take advantage of great airfare deals. Just scored a round trip air deal from St. Louis to USVI first of November for $214 round trip including the taxes. They are practically giving this one away. St. John here we come again!
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Old 02-24-2013, 01:49 PM   #848
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NYC 2 Vegas today, back 2 NYC in 48 hrs.

Not play time, but w%rk. Oh we'll it could be worse.
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Old 02-26-2013, 07:34 PM   #849
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Travel is in my plan in ER. This news story about the hot air balloon that caught fire and crashed, killing 19 foreign tourists, filled me with sorrow and anger.

Egypt Balloon Explosion: Britons Killed - Yahoo! News UK

I am struck by the irony of fate and the possibility of death and danger lurking around the corner in an undertaking of joy and beauty. At the same time, I am outraged by the utter irresponsibility of people: like the captain of the sunk cruise ship off the coast of Italy who abandoned the ship and the passengers, the pilot of the hot air balloon, jumped from the balloon 10 to 15 m off the ground when he noticed the fire in the gas canister, and abandoned the other passengers whose lives and safety was left in his charge.
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Old 02-26-2013, 08:37 PM   #850
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Planning a Macau and Hong Kong trip for 3 weeks in May!
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Old 02-27-2013, 10:25 AM   #851
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just returned from the Holy land. Way cool! Never have I ever wanted to return to a country more.

had to rough it in coach, but the $350 RT tickets took a little of the burn out the cramped seats.
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Old 02-27-2013, 12:14 PM   #852
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Started planning a trip to Philadelphia in April. It is for work, but I'll have time in the evenings and the last day before flying out to hopefully see some of the sights downtown ("center city"??). It has been on my list of places to see but we have never been there (even though it isn't that far away from us). And in this case, work is picking up the whole tab and I get paid to be there.
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Old 02-27-2013, 03:23 PM   #853
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Long weekend in the Villages in April to check it out.

Two week cruise in May in the Aegean leaving from Venice.

Another long weekend in June for family reunion in the TX hill country.

Then a month of renting in The Village in July (if we like it in April) to see if we can stand the heat/humidity of central FL in mid-summer. If the answer is yes we like it and can stand the climate we're planning to buy a second home there.

W@rk so gets in the way of having fun!
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Old 02-27-2013, 03:32 PM   #854
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Back to Kansas City -right between the two midwest snow storms - ya gotta love the weather channel. The ole Chevy missed all the bad storms - Hot Springs, AR, New Orleans, Breau Bridge, San Antonio, Port Aransas and back to KCK. 14 days.

heh heh heh - 81 degrees(Gulf) to shoveling snow.
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Old 02-27-2013, 04:06 PM   #855
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heh heh heh - 81 degrees(Gulf) to shoveling snow.
Sounds like a day on north Texas...
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Old 02-28-2013, 05:39 AM   #856
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A Phoenix trip in March or April, and Vegas in May. I have to see the Pawn Stars in action.
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Old 02-28-2013, 07:01 AM   #857
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Wow. Great. I am very jealous.
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Planning a Macau and Hong Kong trip for 3 weeks in May!
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Old 02-28-2013, 12:30 PM   #858
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Mazatlan in March.

Driving vacation in May/June.

Peru (dream trip) in September.
Only got A dimple, would have preferred 2!
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Old 02-28-2013, 12:50 PM   #859
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Old 03-01-2013, 07:52 PM   #860
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March is here, only 3 weeks to go before our next extended vacation. We leave on March 29th for England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales, Spain, France, Norway, Iceland and The Faroe Islands. Back in September, and the only flight will be from England to Marjorca, the rest is via ship, train and automobile.

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