Travel thread

Discussion in 'Free Range' started by nym711, Nov 12, 2013.

  1. Zoomzoom

    Zoomzoom Old Curmudgeon

    I know the feeling. Google Photos has been reminding me for the last couple weeks that we were in Italy & Greece 2 years ago. In a week or so I'll start getting reminders of our honeymoon.
     
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  2. Imabug1002

    Imabug1002 Chick pee

    2 years ago we just arrived in Dublin. I feel you.
     
  3. Kimmers

    Kimmers Chicken

    I’m getting the honeymoon memories every day on Facebook. We always do a big trip this time of year for our wedding anniversary. Honestly at this point I think I’d be as ecstatic now about a day trip as past me would have been about a big vacation.
     
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  4. Honey

    Honey Historian Staff Member

    What’s stopping you? Why not plan a vacation itinerary just for fun? I do it often.
     
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  5. Canaligator

    Canaligator Barbie Police

    We just booked a cottage for a week for our anniversary in September. It felt really good if a bit surreal b/c I am not used to counting on being able to plan anything these days. They have free cancellation through Aug 12th and I figure by then, we should have a good idea of whether we feel safe going up to Maine (and if Maine will let us in...).
     
  6. Erie

    Erie Florida AF

    We are thinking of doing something similar for ours in October @Canaligator - I found some amazing cabins in the northern Georgia mountains we could drive to and spend some days secluded in a hot tub overlooking the mountains.
     
  7. Canaligator

    Canaligator Barbie Police

    Yes, exactly! As long as we could walk on the beach and possibly sit outside at a restaurant, it will be relaxing and nice to get away. Even if the restaurant part doesn't work, I'd be happy to have access to a grill and a porch we can drink beers on in the sunshine. As I type this out, it sounds so amazing after being cooped up indoors for three months and looking at the same walls and windows.
     
  8. Imabug1002

    Imabug1002 Chick pee

    J used to live in the North Georgia mountains so let me know if you need any recs!

    We're still planning our trip to see family in late July and a trip to Florida in August with completely refundable accommodations. I'm pretty sure they won't happen, but for now I'm going to pretend they will because I want to plan a vacation!
     
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  9. Apples&Oranges

    Apples&Oranges Chicken

    That sounds amazing! I was thinking of having us drive up to Maine, but I don't know if they'll ever let NYers in this summer, so we're going to go up to Letchworth State Park for a few nights of camping instead. It won't be until August, which sucks because I really can't wait to get out of this city for a bit. I cancelled our trip to visit my family in Indiana. I feel a little guilty about it, but I'm just not up for getting in a plane right now. Considering we live in a hotspot too, I feel it's irresponsible anyway
     
  10. Erie

    Erie Florida AF

  11. Imabug1002

    Imabug1002 Chick pee

    Everywhere! Current plan is to fly into FLL and out of JAX with a stop in the Tampa area in between. J has friends in both FLL and JAX areas so trying to cover seeing as many friends as possible. I was going to hit you up when we figured it out more. We're planning a Wednesday thru Tuesday in late August because flights were cheap.
     
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  12. Erie

    Erie Florida AF

    Awesome choices! I would love to meet up if you end up making the trip. Lots of breweries here have outdoor patios open and some inside seating too.

    [potential spoiler: I may be working at one or more breweries by then too so I may be able to do more than just provide recs or meet up]
     
  13. Imabug1002

    Imabug1002 Chick pee

    That would be awesome! Hopefully it works out, but if not, we’ll replan for next year.
     
  14. Comet

    Comet Instigator

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  15. Imabug1002

    Imabug1002 Chick pee

    Chicken meetup if the coronies slow down.
     
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  16. Imabug1002

    Imabug1002 Chick pee

    Ugh. The RNC is now going to be in Jacksonville when we planned on being there! Fuck.
     
  17. Erie

    Erie Florida AF

    Just change your dates around? Do Jax at another point in your trip?
     
  18. Imabug1002

    Imabug1002 Chick pee

    Just looked at flights/car, we can fly out of TPA instead of JAX for about 260 more points which is nothing! So we will do FLL > JAX > TPA, it will give us a little bit more driving but we can avoid the RNC mess and hotels aren't a worry because we will stay with J's BFF.
     
  19. Apples&Oranges

    Apples&Oranges Chicken

    Avoiding that mess would be worth even a lot of extra driving and points ha. I only saw a small pro Trump rally in FL and it's not something you want to be around if you like to maintain a healthy blood pressure.
     
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  20. Imabug1002

    Imabug1002 Chick pee

    Yeah it’s more of a NEP having to rebook stuff, I would like to be as far away as possible! Plus the fact that there is probably slim to no chance the trip even happens, but I’m holding out hope.
     
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  21. Imabug1002

    Imabug1002 Chick pee

    New travel NEP: Our flight to Florida got changed to depart 2 hours later and added a layover getting us there almost 3.5 hours later than planned. Southwest has been awesome with changes though so I got to change at no cost to a direct flight 20 mins after the changed flight! Now we're only getting there about 2 hours later than planned.
     
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  22. nym711

    nym711 THIS IS MY LIFE NOW

    We decided against going to the family reunion this year since E is in daycare, and we didn't want to put S's family at risk. Instead, we're going to book a place at the beach for that same weekend and just have a chill, low/no contact vacation. It's two months away, but I'm so ready.
     
  23. Imabug1002

    Imabug1002 Chick pee

    Southwest is having a fall sale so now I’m booking travel for Oct-Dec because it’s cheap. “Just in case we can travel by then...”
     
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