Travel thread

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

  1. 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.
     
  2. 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.
     
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  3. 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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  4. user63

    user63 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
     
  5. Erie

    Erie Florida AF

  6. 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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  7. 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]
     
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  8. Imabug1002

    Imabug1002 Chick pee

    That would be awesome! Hopefully it works out, but if not, we’ll replan for next year.
     
  9. Imabug1002

    Imabug1002 Chick pee

    Chicken meetup if the coronies slow down.
     
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  10. Imabug1002

    Imabug1002 Chick pee

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

    Erie Florida AF

    Just change your dates around? Do Jax at another point in your trip?
     
  12. 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.
     
  13. user63

    user63 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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.
     
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  17. 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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  18. Erie

    Erie Florida AF

    Just booked this cabin in the north Georgia mountains for our anniversary in October. Great option for vacay without being near anyone else haha!

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  19. calicat

    calicat Queen of the Eggs

    Looks gorgeous!
     
  20. Erie

    Erie Florida AF

    Yeah that’s what we were thinking, the leaves should be so pretty in early October!! It’ll be just under 8 hours. I figure we can pack food and stop to pee hopefully no more than once, use all the sanitizer lol.
     
  21. calicat

    calicat Queen of the Eggs

    You inspired me, @Erie. However, we're probably pushing our luck since flying will be involved. We decided to go on a "babymoon" to Cabo the first week of December using our flight credits from our canceled Alaska trip and booked a private casita on the beach with its own private plunge pool. Maybe.. just maybe... things will be a bit better for travel then.
     
  22. Erie

    Erie Florida AF

    I’ll keep my fingers crossed for you!
     
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  23. Lh718

    Lh718 Chicken

    We just booked a Thanksgiving week Yosemite getaway!
     
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