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Old 03-16-2007, 11:01 AM   #1
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What are your vacation plans for '07?

Like to hear where some of you are going this year and it also helps me look into a few new ideas.
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Old 03-16-2007, 11:08 AM   #2
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We'll be traveling from Wisconsin to visit some friends in the mountains outside of Boise, ID. Still planning the route, but we'll probably go through Yellowstone and Grand Teton national parks. May also stop at Devil's Tower or Mount Rushmore. Wont be stopping at Wall Drug, been there, done that, don't need to do it again
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Waikiki for one week. Surf with Nords, snorkel, hike, hang, stoked!
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Hunting in Saskatchewan this October.
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Pack muling/camping through the Sierras for a few days in August.

Halloween in New Orleans! WoooHooooo!!!

Anyone else in NOLA? meet for good/cheap crawfish (I do miss that - but not sure where to go post Katrina out of the quarter)
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Old 03-16-2007, 11:27 AM   #6
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Outer banks or other coastal NC beach - probably september after it cools down and the crowds go back home.

Otherwise, just local day trips - the NC zoo, the NC natural history/science museum, etc. (we have two young kids).

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Dh goes to Sturgis every summer for the bike meet, I haven't gone in 10 years and plan on going with him. Haven't decided if I'll take my bike or just play passenger, it all depends on if is son goes with us, then there won't be room for my bike.

Probably only stay a day or so in the Sturgis area, he wants to travel further west which is just fine with me.
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Old 03-16-2007, 11:32 AM   #8
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Wrangell/St. Elias in Alaska for day hikes, backpacking, flight seeing, and rafting.
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Was suppoed to be an a cruise this week which I had to cancel because of work (training a new guy) and our new house.

Probably going to Frankfurt this September for the bi-annual auto show. Also a good excuse to drink a lot of beer.

Going to Honolulu for a week this December because we got a great deal on a new resort there. I'll have to see if Nords will let me buy him lunch?

Other than that, may hit the road for a little tour of the south this summer if my schedule allows.


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Nothing fancy here. I may try to go through BOSS's program (not for 99% people) given that I like visit and hike remote mountain destinations by myself.

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Going to see my uncle in South Carolina at the end of April.

Did the whole Corn Palace/Wall Drug/Badlands Loop/1880 Town/Mount Rushmore thing last summer.............

Next time I go that way, we're doing Yellowstone and Devil's Tower.........
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webster defines vacation as respite or intermission. so i guess for vacation i should be working?

i don't know if i have vacation plans. i plan to work on my relationships because i've buried & lost too many people already. so my job is to keep what's left. next week i'm on a maintenance roadtrip with an old highschool friend to visit another hs friend in sarasota. three days in a hotel room with two raging heterosexuals. i don't normally drink but i'm planning to spend the entire time drunk out of my mind. then we'll spend some time in tampa or naples or where my friend wants to visit while he's down here.

my next sort-of-vacation is more a trip to a mall as i've always considered shopping to be a lot of work. the lease is up on the car so i need to actually purchase one. i considered someone elses post (the cycleguy maybe?) who doesn't own a car, bikes around and rents a car on weekends, but that could place me sh*t out of luck if i need to evacuate from a hurricane.

and while i don't care much for the mall i love the idea of being able to shop cross country for a car. i figure i can fly there and turn the ride home into another roadtrip. i might have found a yellow car in washington dc and have a cousin with a townhouse near the capitol so that might be my 2nd 2007 "vacation". still have to workout the itinerary for the roadtrip home.

my 3rd vacation of 2007 was going to be a few months in toronto but only if the house sells first. i won't be comfortable spending that kind of money otherwise. after the inherited house sells, i'm planning to spend summers by renting 1-bdrm or studio apartments in northern climes. i'd like to see toronto, maine, portland/seattle area and vancouver. i figure that will take me at least 3 summers to explore. and paying for apartments by the month instead of hotels by the day ought to make it reasonably affordable.

otherwise, as has been said: i've got no plans and i'm sticking to it.
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Still in the planning stages. Maybe Vegas (we've been there at least once a year for the past 20 years), Yellowstone or fishing in Canada.
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New Mexico in April to see the Very Large Array / Trinity Site / Alamagordo and, of course Roswell. Then to the Astronomer's Inn in Benson, AZ and Kitt Peak for the night time viewing.

Washingon Metro Area for parents 50th anniversary in June. Going to see Yorktowne, Jamestown and Williamsburg, see lots of friends and the like.

A cruise on the Pacific Coast in September. We go from Vancouver, BC to Los Angeles. Still have a week after that which we need to figure out what to do.
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Old 03-16-2007, 01:23 PM   #15
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Back yard in the pool and when it gets too hot here (Phoenix) I will be off to the casino's of Vegas. May go to East Coast to settle up Mom's estate.
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Going on a sailing trip (my brother has a 36' sailboat) from NH out to the Isle of Shoals over Memorial Day. 6 of us on the boat (3 siblings and spouses) for 2 days...the gin and tonics will be a flyin' (except the Captain has promised not to partake.."safety of the crew is first!"). Should be an awesome time.

Also may be going to visit our friends who live in Tampa for a long weekend soon.

Have a big cruise planned, but that's for Jan '08.
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Nada, none - no plans this year.

However since I'm retired and can get a house watcher/pet sitter at the drop of a hat(close friends) - going 'visitin' for a week or two or three is not out of the question.

heh heh heh - Pensacola, Seattle, Weis Lake south of Chattanoga, New Orleans, San Diego and Rosarita Mexico have people I can 'visit cheap' if the mood strikes.
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Old 03-16-2007, 02:24 PM   #18
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Definitely going to Europe for 2 weeks in May.

I'm still trying to decide whether I want to take an 8 day trip to China in November.
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Nothing fancy here. I may try to go through BOSS's program (not for 99% people) given that I like visit and hike remote mountain destinations by myself.

BOSS? Is this similar to NOLS?
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Going to Italy in May for a bike tour along the Tuscan Coast followed by a few days in Rome and Venice. May follow DW to San Francisco later in the summer on a work trip.
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