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Old 01-29-2020, 07:36 PM   #61
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Old 01-30-2020, 06:08 AM   #62
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On our recent cruise & trip to Florida, we also picked up a diamond pendant, a Swarovski necklace, and a piece of art glass for about $1500 total.
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Booked tickets to Croatia for May. No tours, no set plans. Just us wandering around at our own pace.
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Booked tickets to Croatia for May. No tours, no set plans. Just us wandering around at our own pace.
We did the same last year. What a great vacation! I'm sure you'll love it. It's so easy to drive on their modern EU funded highways. Not much traffic and so clean. Really enjoyed their National parks; had a great stay and lovely food at an agritourismo kalpic outside the krka park. Add in island hopping on their fast hydrofoil passenger ferries and you'll have a great time!
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Last night I went to see Travis Tritt and had a great time! Had so much fun that I looked up other upcoming events. Celtic Woman is doing a concert near my mom's new house. Called my mom and she was free. Bought tickets. We'll make a weekend of it!
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Just got back from a ski trip in Colorado. Paid extra for first class, though one of the two flights each way had no first class. So it wasn't much more after considering the free checked skis. Another benefit I wasn't expecting was the huge line for check-in at the small CO airport. There was a lot of shouting and arguing about who was in line and people cutting. There was an airport person trying to maintain order. After she put out that fire, I asked if this was the line for United, as it was so long it was hard to tell. She meekly replied Yes, waiting for another rant. I asked if there was a first class line and she brightened up and said Yes, but we'll have to part the Red Sea of coach passengers so follow her. That was probably the best part.
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We're way ahead of our 2021 FIRE plan so decided we can start a BTD plan.

Today booked 2020 travel:
March Ft Lauderdale scuba & fun
April Spain Madrid/Seville
June Nashville Kenny Chesney concert
August Poland (not yet booked)
November Notre Dame for the Clemson game

Plus we just spent 10 days in Costa Rica at Los Suenos

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OMG- how much do the drugs cost so that you can stand the pain of that epliator?? I bought one and threw it away!
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Our month trip to Europe should do it. We paid for the airfare in 2019 but nothing else.
Finishing the bookings on a 2 month trip to Europe this coming summer/fall. Intra Europe flights if you travel light are crazy! Like $20 to go from Seville to Madrid! The taxi to the airport is more! All in all it will be a big chunk of my annual blow the dough budget but a trip of a lifetime... until we do it again next year.....🤑
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We did the same last year. What a great vacation! I'm sure you'll love it. It's so easy to drive on their modern EU funded highways. Not much traffic and so clean. Really enjoyed their National parks; had a great stay and lovely food at an agritourismo kalpic outside the krka park. Add in island hopping on their fast hydrofoil passenger ferries and you'll have a great time!
We are hoping to spend most of our time island hopping Croatia! Any suggestions?
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We are hoping to spend most of our time island hopping Croatia! Any suggestions?


We took a ferry from split to Hvar. Then Hvar to Korchula. On to Mljet. And back to the mainland in Dubrovnik. We stayed at least one night on each island. Lokrum was a short day trip we made from Dubrovnik. Our favorite was Korchula. Itís port is too small to accommodate big cruise ships and the local white wine is great. On each island we hiked; on Hvar we rented scooters and drove around the island. Lots of fun!
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We went last October! Loved the park.
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Robbie is rubbing off on me. We were waitlisted for tickets to see Frankie Valli and the venue called and they had tickets... $270 for 2. BTD!
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Today I went to the Lazy Boy store and ordered a new lift recliner. [...]The bottom line including taxes and delivery was $2,175,
I got a call yesterday from Lazy Boy and my recliner is finished and it won't be long before it is delivered! I am SO EXCITED about it. Yesterday I moved furniture all around in my den, making lots of space for it. After it is delivered and in place, I can move things back closer to it. It probably weighs a ton, and I plan to live in this house until I croak. So, my thoughts are that once it is in place it is going to stay exactly where they place it until the end of time, at the very least.

I just wanted to suggest to those who want to Blow some Dough, that a new recliner is a really, really exciting way to do this. As we used to say back in my teenaged surfing days, I am so stoked. I attached a photo of it in the brown color that I selected.

Frank is pretty excited about getting my old cheap-o recliner, which he plans to fix and then use at his house. Since I have had more money than I can spend lately, I thought I'd rather just get a new one for myself. Why not? If he wants to fix the old one for himself, more power to him. As for me, I am going with the Blow That Dough approach.
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