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Old 10-03-2014, 03:15 PM   #1701
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Ms G and I were sucked into an inexpensive Sea of Cortez small ship cruise in November. Did we care that the Cabo airport is still closed, hey that's why it's call an adventure cruise.
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Old 10-03-2014, 03:23 PM   #1702
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I was going to go here, but I figured it wouldn't be exciting enough.
This place might be more exciting:
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Old 10-03-2014, 06:29 PM   #1703
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This place might be more exciting:
Especially for newlyweds and others still of child bearing age or otherwise fertile.
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Old 10-03-2014, 07:06 PM   #1704
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Especially for newlyweds and others still of child bearing age or otherwise fertile.
You guys are looking in the wrong state. Try the southern part of PA. I can think of three towns in a small area. Might make some folks blush.:what::confused:

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Old 10-10-2014, 08:47 PM   #1705
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Spent 5 days in NOLA, took a carriage ride through the Garden District, ate BBQ shrimp, had chicory coffee and beignets. Met a group of friends for a jazz brunch at the Court of Two Sisters and won money at Harrahs!

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Old 10-11-2014, 11:43 AM   #1706
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Spent 5 days in NOLA, took a carriage ride through the Garden District, ate BBQ shrimp, had chicory coffee and beignets. Met a group of friends for a jazz brunch at the Court of Two Sisters and won money at Harrah's!

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Old 10-11-2014, 12:13 PM   #1707
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Wait, $6750? Whoa!
Yup, slotting is my retirement entertainment for which I have a budget. A win like this is great for the bankroll, after some goes into savings and charity.
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Old 10-11-2014, 03:42 PM   #1708
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Just back from 10 days in Paris. This was our retirement treat to ourselves. It was absolutely fabulous. I don't think it is possible to have a bad meal there.
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Old 10-11-2014, 06:13 PM   #1709
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Got back last week from a 3-week visit to meet my newly-found 2nd cousin once removed (found via www.23andme.com DNA testing) who lives in Germany and has a second home in France.

It turned out to be an amazing experience: meeting her, her husband, their families and friends. Fond memories that I will always treasure.

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Old 10-28-2014, 05:40 PM   #1710
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We have a 70th BDay Celebration RV Rally in early December at a state park near Oceanside, CA. The gals in the club decided to all buy matching PJ's, with another set on hand for the birthday girl.

The things you do for friends . . .
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Old 10-28-2014, 06:38 PM   #1711
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So far.......

11/20-12/5: Disney World

12/27-1/3: Estes Park / Rocky Mountain National Park

3/6-3/21: Back to Orlando for some volunteer work and Sea World/Universal/Discovery Cove/Disney

6/6-6/20: Key Largo / Islamorada / Key West

8/9-8/16: 7-Day Cruise
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Estes Park is beautiful!! But wow it is going to be cold then! We did the Trail Ridge Road in early June and it was awesome but amazingly cold up there. One of our favorite stops from our summer travels.

I went to Disney a few weeks ago. Just wow. Not my thing, but we had a great time.
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Yep, Estes will be cold in December but so beautiful with the snow!
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We gave DS9 a choice - beach or snow for the week after Christmas?

Having never really experienced snow, he chose that. Maybe a snowmobile ride or two would be nice as well.

Found what appeared to be a pretty decent 2 bedroom condo in Estes Park for $940 for the week but went to reserve it this morning and found it had just been reserved for our dates. Darn.
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Heading down to our place in the Baja for my first post-ER tropical vacation. Though the very definition of "vacation" is forever changed now that I don't have a job.

A little nervous to see the after effects of Hurricane Odile - despite the herculean efforts by the Mexican government to rebuild, from the pictures I've seen, it will be many years until things will be back to normal. I can't wait to see my Mexican friends, most of whom work in businesses related to tourism... they have been hit hard.

On a positive note, our condo seems to have survived the storm virtually unscathed.
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Tomorrow my DW and I are leaving the kids with my mother and cruising from Barcelona to Lisbon. In every port we do a supported bike tour of the area. As the Fall "gray season" has descended here in Northern New England, I am looking forward to the sun for 10 days.
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Las Vegas next month...3 nights comped Cosmopolitian, $100 food/$520 freeplay and 3 nights comped Wynn, $400 freeplay.
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We gave DS9 a choice - beach or snow for the week after Christmas?

Having never really experienced snow, he chose that. Maybe a snowmobile ride or two would be nice as well.

Found what appeared to be a pretty decent 2 bedroom condo in Estes Park for $940 for the week but went to reserve it this morning and found it had just been reserved for our dates. Darn.
Christmas is a popular time for good reason, with the snow it would be gorgeous. Walked outside this morning 7 turkeys were walking up to the front door.

Not sure about restaurants, we've found 2 I won't go back to. There was two different ones last time that were great.

It looks like 36 is open all the way. There may be a few delays, still some signs, last night there were none. Except the bull elk walking down the middle of the road. Enjoy your time.

Edit to add: If you've never been here the humidity is very low IMHO. Drink lots of water, then drink more.
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Old 10-30-2014, 09:24 AM   #1720
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Here's our scheduled 2015 trips so far, a bit dialed back from prior ER years to allow us to visit and help with our new grandbaby:

January- 10 days in Palm Springs with our RV to attend the International Film Festival.

April- 21 days in France, starting with 9 in Paris.

July/August- 6-week RV Trip up through the Sierra Nevadas (CA) and Cascades (OR), then back down via the coastal route.

After that we will likely spend the rest of the year indulging, again, in our new grandbaby. I expect a return to 'normal' in 2016, starting with a month long trip in January to New Zealand.
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