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Old 07-03-2014, 11:23 AM   #1521
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Since the clock is (still) ticking, and having noticed that medical travel insurance rates climb precipitiously as one passes/reaches various milestones, we have, (even before we embark on our Fall voyage), placed a deposit on the following trip next Spring:

Sat Apr 11 Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic 10:00pm
Sun Apr 12 La Romana (Casa de Campo), Dominican Republic 7:00am 10:00pm
Mon Apr 13 St. Maarten 12:30pm 7:30pm
Tue Apr 14 Fort-de-France, Martinique 11:30am 6:30pm
Wed Apr 15 At Sea
Thu Apr 16 At Sea
Fri Apr 17 At Sea
Sat Apr 18 At Sea
Sun Apr 19 At Sea
Mon Apr 20 At Sea
Tue Apr 21 At Sea
Wed Apr 22 At Sea
Thu Apr 23 Gibraltar, UK Territory Noon 8:00pm
Fri Apr 24 At Sea
Sat Apr 25 Barcelona, Spain 8:00am

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'Plan' (ha ha), is to spend a couple nights in Barcelona, (grab some of that fine Israeli hummus we found on our last visit), and then head out for Madrid? Lisbon? Or...or...or....
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Nemo, that looks truly awesome! What fun!
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Wed Apr 15 At Sea
Thu Apr 16 At Sea
Fri Apr 17 At Sea
Sat Apr 18 At Sea
Sun Apr 19 At Sea
Mon Apr 20 At Sea
Tue Apr 21 At Sea
Wed Apr 22 At Sea
Thu Apr 23 Gibraltar, UK Territory Noon 8:00pm
Fri Apr 24 At Sea
Sat Apr 25 Barcelona, Spain 8:00am
Somewhere around April 20th I would go bat crap crazy I'm currently reading Mark Twains's The Innocents Abroad, very funny passages describing the middle crossing and their joy at seeing "The Rock".
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Old 07-03-2014, 05:37 PM   #1524
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Somewhere around April 20th I would go bat crap crazy I'm currently reading Mark Twains's The Innocents Abroad, very funny passages describing the middle crossing and their joy at seeing "The Rock".
In early 1963, about four months after I turned 20, I caught a liner from Australia to England across the Pacific......six weeks......at that age I was starting to get a little bored......now, it's just "grab a book" time.
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In early 1963, about four months after I turned 20, I caught a liner from Australia to England across the Pacific......six weeks......at that age I was starting to get a little bored......now, it's just "grab a book" time.
Wow, I can't fathom a voyage like that. I'm way too much of a landlubber Bon voyage..
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We were supposed to leave tomorrow and spend the night around Chesapeake VA and then Saturday drive to Ocracoke Island NC and spend the week. We are watching to see if Arthur does much damage. Crossing our fingers that it is minimal and that we are able to go fairly soon.
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I'm looking forward to watching the sun set at 11:30 here in Anchorage tonight, then tomorrow we start our Alaskan cruise followed by a coach and rail trip through the Canadian Rockies.


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Sounds great. Seems like only last year when we were in Barcelona but in fact it was in 2007. We need to go again, it is a fabulous city, plus the crossing will be pretty cool as well.
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Sounds great. Seems like only last year when we were in Barcelona but in fact it was in 2007. We need to go again, it is a fabulous city, plus the crossing will be pretty cool as well.
We WERE in Barcelona last year, and are ready to return......cabins on this trip are (apparently) selling quickly....climb aboard!
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I'm looking forward to watching the sun set at 11:30 here in Anchorage tonight, then tomorrow we start our Alaskan cruise followed by a coach and rail trip through the Canadian Rockies.
Let us know all the adventure details.
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We WERE in Barcelona last year, and are ready to return......cabins on this trip are (apparently) selling quickly....climb aboard!
2016 is when we are heading back to Europe and we will be cruising there, hopefully there will be another April cruise heading to Barcelona.

We leave on Monday for a week staying with DD in Santa Monica then off to Australia on the 14th, and at the end of the Australia visit in November will be a 2 week cruise around New Zealand
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It's tough, I'm still getting bills and expect at least one more from the colonoscopy I had 8 months ago and the PT I had 3 months ago. Planning healthcare visits between trips is really difficult to do, particularly since I've found a provider or 2 who still don't have the ability for victims customers to pay on-line. Paper invoices and checks
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Panama - (multiple times, got a buddy down there)
Hawaii - as soon as my other bud retires & gets settled in. He already bought the place.
Florida - fishing bud there in the panhandle, plus a cousin in Jacksonville
PA - relatives
WI - old friends & co-workers
Cruises - multiples. Alaska, Caribbean, etc. Whatever catches our eye.
Texas & Louisiana coast - fishing, fishing, fishing.
Texas & Louisiana freshwater - fishing, fishing & more fishing!
Driving trips pretty much all over the US. Friends & folks all over the place!
Lot's of places I've wanted to visit, and how have the time.
I think I've already done most of the out of country stuff I need to do, during my military career. Probably will still stick our toes into Canada a time or two, though.
Will also be spending a lot of time in North Carolina, since that's where I'm from & my mom, 1 daughter/granddaughter & other folks, plus best friend live.
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2016 is when we are heading back to Europe and we will be cruising there, hopefully there will be another April cruise heading to Barcelona.
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We leave on Monday for a week staying with DD in Santa Monica then off to Australia on the 14th, and at the end of the Australia visit in November will be a 2 week cruise around New Zealand
Been 48 years since I set foot in Oz.....say "Hi" for me.
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Been 48 years since I set foot in Oz.....say "Hi" for me.

We almost took a repositioning cruise last year that landed in Barcelona but we had a wedding to get to on April 19 so we had to go earlier and got a good deal on the Queen Elizabeth to Southampton.

I'll be sure to pass on my regards down under, it will be our first visit there in 17 years.
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I'm looking forward to watching the sun set at 11:30 here in Anchorage tonight, then tomorrow we start our Alaskan cruise followed by a coach and rail trip through the Canadian Rockies.


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That sounds like a fantastic trip, just curious, is this a smaller ship cruise?
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Woohoo! Finally!

After months of planning, research, and a few unrelated obstacles and delays thrown into the mix.......

We've booked most of our late summer trip to Bavaria and Austria - stopping to visit family in Amsterdam first. Munich, Salzburg, Hallstatt, Vienna, Melk and Fussen here we come!

It's been a head banging exercise!

Still can't book the overnight train we need from Amsterdam to Munich as the overnight train time tables are blocked after Aug 22nd, but there is plenty of time for that to resolve or make other arrangements.
You are going to have a great time!

When my DW and I did our big European vacation before the kids came, I planned out a big vacation that included a full week in Austria...why that country? Don't know - I guess I wanted the 'Bavarian' experience.

I did all the planning, itinerary, accommodations. We did much like you are doing - Salzburg, Hallstatt, Vienna...

Amazing!

Enjoy the experience.

Future travel for us in FIRE??

I want to do the US National Parks with leisurely stops at all the quirky, obscure, hard to find 'must see' spots.

Starting in 2015!
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Future travel for us in FIRE??

I want to do the US National Parks with leisurely stops at all the quirky, obscure, hard to find 'must see' spots.

Starting in 2015!
That is a great plan. In 2012 we spent 6 months doing just that and visited 10 National Parks plus some State Parks.

We are going to a similar thing next year, and in fact have already got our lodging booked for September 2015 in Yellowstone, which will be towards the end of our road trip.
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