An island somewhere in the Trent River. No hydro, no water, good friends, good food, good wine and hopefully the river doesn't freeze any further than it has overnight.
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St Lucia and having a great time!

I'll have to get recs from you - my wife and I are heading there next year for a wedding.
right on

Also have the 'boys' carry the camera. Red Stripe at the bottom and top is a must.

Have climbed three times over the past 30 years and doubt I will do it again. Going to Marleys grave to pay respect for a great musician.
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Originally posted by Vino Bevo:
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Originally posted by Jfont:
St Lucia and having a great time!

I'll have to get recs from you - my wife and I are heading there next year for a wedding.
Sure... We stayed in Suffriere area only though.
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Winnipeg. Happy it's only minus 9.


Been there many times for a stopover on my way up to and back from the Northwest Territories for fly-in fishing, but only in June. I find the moat/canal dug for miles around the town to prevent flooding pretty fascinating.

You can take a plane up to 200 feet and fly a long time before you'd hit anything. The hill in town is a landfill.
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Fort Collins - in town for my niece's graduation from Colorado State.

Cute little town Smile


Rafted the Poudre out of Fort Collins last year. Didn't spend any time in the town though, just drove through it.
Toronto- our annual family visit (Freelton, ON, more accurately). Visited Toronto yesterday and enjoyed beers at BarVolo and Queen & Beaver.
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Originally posted by EB Wine:
Toronto- our annual family visit (Freelton, ON, more accurately). Visited Toronto yesterday and enjoyed beers at BarVolo and Queen & Beaver.


Great place that barVolo. I work a few blocks away and lunch there can get dangerous. I often clear my afternoons, just in case.

Hope you're enjoying TO.
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Originally posted by EB Wine:
Toronto- our annual family visit (Freelton, ON, more accurately). Visited Toronto yesterday and enjoyed beers at BarVolo and Queen & Beaver.


Great place that barVolo. I work a few blocks away and lunch there can get dangerous. I often clear my afternoons, just in case.

Hope you're enjoying TO.


I enjoy Toronto every time I visit, though most of our time is spent relaxing in Freelton. Need to make a Leaf's game happen...we normally end up at a Buffalo game (like we did last night).
Well, it was warm, and the rain did stop occasionally. Spent the day furniture shopping, as we've been doing a lot every time we were down here this year.
Almost halfway through traversing the Panama Canal now, and it is far different from how I had imagined it. A large part of it is lake, not just the concrete-lined canal I'd expected. Beautiful, lush jungle scenery, as well as lots of shipping machinery spread throughout. Amazing to consider how difficult it was to build this 100 years ago.
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Almost halfway through traversing the Panama Canal now, and it is far different from how I had imagined it. A large part of it is lake, not just the concrete-lined canal I'd expected. Beautiful, lush jungle scenery, as well as lots of shipping machinery spread throughout. Amazing to consider how difficult it was to build this 100 years ago.


Did you start at Colon or the Miraflores Locks end? If you get a night in Panama City, there are several great seafood restaurants on the end of the curve of the bay where you can sit on the seaside with great food and a killer view of the downtown lights and skyline.
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Originally posted by bman:
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Originally posted by Seaquam:
Almost halfway through traversing the Panama Canal now, and it is far different from how I had imagined it. A large part of it is lake, not just the concrete-lined canal I'd expected. Beautiful, lush jungle scenery, as well as lots of shipping machinery spread throughout. Amazing to consider how difficult it was to build this 100 years ago.


Did you start at Colon or the Miraflores Locks end? If you get a night in Panama City, there are several great seafood restaurants on the end of the curve of the bay where you can sit on the seaside with great food and a killer view of the downtown lights and skyline.


Started at Colon, but we did not stop in Panama City. Next stop is a Costa Rica, for a 5-mile high-altitude rope bridge excursion above the jungle. We'll find out there once and for all whether I really am a swinger, or not. Smile
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Originally posted by bman:
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Originally posted by Seaquam:
Almost halfway through traversing the Panama Canal now, and it is far different from how I had imagined it. A large part of it is lake, not just the concrete-lined canal I'd expected. Beautiful, lush jungle scenery, as well as lots of shipping machinery spread throughout. Amazing to consider how difficult it was to build this 100 years ago.


Did you start at Colon or the Miraflores Locks end? If you get a night in Panama City, there are several great seafood restaurants on the end of the curve of the bay where you can sit on the seaside with great food and a killer view of the downtown lights and skyline.


Started at Colon, but we did not stop in Panama City. Next stop is a Costa Rica, for a 5-mile high-altitude rope bridge excursion above the jungle. We'll find out there once and for all whether I really am a swinger, or not. Smile


Hope you like it better than did we! Though we always said it was a nice place to visit but you wouldn't want to live there!
Newport Beach. Would have loved to share a glass with the locals but it's a short trip with my dance card pre-filled every night. ;(
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Cabo San Lucas. Going whale watching in about 45 min.


I love it there. Be back in December...
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Originally posted by Seaquam:
Cabo San Lucas. Going whale watching in about 45 min.

You are truly livin' the dream these days, Seaquam. Cool Good on ya'!
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Originally posted by Seaquam:
Cabo San Lucas. Going whale watching in about 45 min.


I will be there for the first time in July.
I have been in Seattle all week. I was starting to worry as there was no rain for my first three days. Today is more like the Seattle I have always experienced. Smile
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Originally posted by wine+art:
I have been in Seattle all week. I was starting to worry as there was no rain for my first three days. Today is more like the Seattle I have always experienced. Smile


Perfect timing to enjoy the Seahawk buzz. Banana
Greetings from Lynah Rink at Cornell where Big Red knocked off Harvard 3-2, scoring the winning goal with 40 sec left in the 3rd period. I'm used to laid back Hawaii, so moving here, and experiencing this rabid hockey scene is amazing. Ok, not the typical kind of post to this thread, but, eh.
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Greetings from Lynah Rink at Cornell where Big Red knocked off Harvard 3-2, scoring the winning goal with 40 sec left in the 3rd period. I'm used to laid back Hawaii, so moving here, and experiencing this rabid hockey scene is amazing. Ok, not the typical kind of post to this thread, but, eh.


Moved to Ithaca from Hawaii? Really??!
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Originally posted by haggis:
Greetings from Lynah Rink at Cornell where Big Red knocked off Harvard 3-2, scoring the winning goal with 40 sec left in the 3rd period. I'm used to laid back Hawaii, so moving here, and experiencing this rabid hockey scene is amazing. Ok, not the typical kind of post to this thread, but, eh.


Moved to Ithaca from Hawaii? Really??!


Yeah, true! Big lifestyle change! But I love it, and Cornell gave me an offer I couldn't refuse.
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Originally posted by bman:
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Originally posted by haggis:
Greetings from Lynah Rink at Cornell where Big Red knocked off Harvard 3-2, scoring the winning goal with 40 sec left in the 3rd period. I'm used to laid back Hawaii, so moving here, and experiencing this rabid hockey scene is amazing. Ok, not the typical kind of post to this thread, but, eh.


Moved to Ithaca from Hawaii? Really??!


Yeah, true! Big lifestyle change! But I love it, and Cornell gave me an offer I couldn't refuse.


We were just there a few months ago and plan to return to the area this summer. It's a short drive and a nice weekend away from here!
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Originally posted by haggis:
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Originally posted by bman:
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Originally posted by haggis:
Greetings from Lynah Rink at Cornell where Big Red knocked off Harvard 3-2, scoring the winning goal with 40 sec left in the 3rd period. I'm used to laid back Hawaii, so moving here, and experiencing this rabid hockey scene is amazing. Ok, not the typical kind of post to this thread, but, eh.


Moved to Ithaca from Hawaii? Really??!


Yeah, true! Big lifestyle change! But I love it, and Cornell gave me an offer I couldn't refuse.


We were just there a few months ago and plan to return to the area this summer. It's a short drive and a nice weekend away from here!



Let me know when you're coming. Can put together an offline.
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Originally posted by bman:
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Originally posted by haggis:
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Originally posted by bman:
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Originally posted by haggis:
Greetings from Lynah Rink at Cornell where Big Red knocked off Harvard 3-2, scoring the winning goal with 40 sec left in the 3rd period. I'm used to laid back Hawaii, so moving here, and experiencing this rabid hockey scene is amazing. Ok, not the typical kind of post to this thread, but, eh.


Moved to Ithaca from Hawaii? Really??!


Yeah, true! Big lifestyle change! But I love it, and Cornell gave me an offer I couldn't refuse.


We were just there a few months ago and plan to return to the area this summer. It's a short drive and a nice weekend away from here!



Let me know when you're coming. Can put together an offline.


It won't be for a while but you will know when we do -- ditto for you, Board-O! Smile
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Originally posted by wine+art:
If the great Board-O and Bman are hooking up, I'm all in!


Dunno if Board-O is into those kind of threesomes Spit Eek ......or did you mean a different kind of "hooking up"??! Wink Devilish Banana
There's always the possibility of a south Florida dinner. bman, you can't possibly enjoy the winters up there!
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I hope to see both of you in the NYC area sometime soon.


I will be in NYC several times this year. I'll let you know when.
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Originally posted by Board-O:
I hope to see both of you in the NYC area sometime soon.


I will be in NYC several times this year. I'll let you know when.


We're actually off to Vegas in March for our anniversary, so no Florida this winter, but hope to do some kind of holiday this summer, quite possibly a road trip to the NYC area. Trouble is the Canadian dollar is now trading just about 80cents to the US, which adds nearly 25% to an American holiday! Frown Spit
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Originally posted by bman:
Trouble is the Canadian dollar is now trading just about 80cents to the US, which adds nearly 25% to an American holiday! Frown Spit

The drop in gas doesn't help offset the cost of a trip to NYC?
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Trouble is the Canadian dollar is now trading just about 80cents to the US, which adds nearly 25% to an American holiday! Frown Spit

The drop in gas doesn't help offset the cost of a trip to NYC?


Indeed, which is why we'd be looking at a road trip rather than flying somewhere. And maybe using points for the hotel. Damn glad we bought our Vegas plane tickets and some wine a few months ago.

Of course, it wasn't that long ago that our dollar was way lower than 80 cents.

The other thing is that mrs bman has been agitating for an Eastern Canada road trip for a while.....
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...mrs bman has been agitating for an Eastern Canada road trip for a while.....

Cool
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Originally posted by bman:
...mrs bman has been agitating for an Eastern Canada road trip for a while.....

Cool



Smile

Pending confirmation today or tomorrow from hotels/condo rentals, we will be in Montreal July 2-9, Ottawa 9-16, Quebec City 16-24, Montreal 24-27. Please find the overlap and make it happen, bman.
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...mrs bman has been agitating for an Eastern Canada road trip for a while.....

Cool



Smile

Pending confirmation today or tomorrow from hotels/condo rentals, we will be in Montreal July 2-9, Ottawa 9-16, Quebec City 16-24, Montreal 24-27. Please find the overlap and make it happen, bman.


Happy days!! Banana That is around the time we were thinking of doing our own road trip which would pas through Montreal and Quebec City. Just waiting for summer Board meeting date to be confirmed before getting down to serious planning. Pls provide local contact details and confirm dates via email. Smile
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Everglades national park


Shoot me an email please. I've been thinking of taking my kid down for an airboat ride and tour of the park. Is that what you did? Have any tips on where to go or what company you used? Thanks.
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Originally posted by redknife:
Everglades national park


Shoot me an email please. I've been thinking of taking my kid down for an airboat ride and tour of the park. Is that what you did? Have any tips on where to go or what company you used? Thanks.


Heck - just going to Shark Valley and walking the loop is worth the drive down
A big +1 on the Shark Valley rec! You'll see gigantic gators and the view from the observation tower is worth the trip.
You know, I usually prefer my wild animals in cages or aquariums but I guess I'll make an exception this time. Have to check this out for our spring break trip.
Coming back from my winter home it blew my mind to see all the thousands of wind mills going for it from Oklahoma all the way to Wyoming. So cool, they empowered me. Cool
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Originally posted by Seaquam:
Pending confirmation today or tomorrow from hotels/condo rentals, we will be in Montreal July 2-9, Ottawa 9-16, Quebec City 16-24, Montreal 24-27.

Cool
Will be in town for your July 2-9 portion.
Looking forward to finally meeting you, Seaquam
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Originally posted by KSC02:
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Originally posted by Seaquam:
Pending confirmation today or tomorrow from hotels/condo rentals, we will be in Montreal July 2-9, Ottawa 9-16, Quebec City 16-24, Montreal 24-27.

Cool
Will be in town for your July 2-9 portion.
Looking forward to finally meeting you, Seaquam


Think DoktaP with a mellow West Coast vibe - squared, because he is actually properly retired - and you could pick him out of even the most crowded room!

And wait until you meet Mrs. Seaquam! Cool
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Originally posted by KSC02:
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Originally posted by Seaquam:
Pending confirmation today or tomorrow from hotels/condo rentals, we will be in Montreal July 2-9, Ottawa 9-16, Quebec City 16-24, Montreal 24-27.

Cool
Will be in town for your July 2-9 portion.
Looking forward to finally meeting you, Seaquam


Think DoktaP with a mellow West Coast vibe - squared, because he is actually properly retired - and you could pick him out of even the most crowded room!

And wait until you meet Mrs. Seaquam! Cool


Big Grin

I'm most flattered to be compared to the good doctor, so thanks. And there's no doubt that Mrs. S is the embodiment of the term "better half." I am a very fortunate man.
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Originally posted by bman:
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Originally posted by KSC02:
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Originally posted by Seaquam:
Pending confirmation today or tomorrow from hotels/condo rentals, we will be in Montreal July 2-9, Ottawa 9-16, Quebec City 16-24, Montreal 24-27.

Cool
Will be in town for your July 2-9 portion.
Looking forward to finally meeting you, Seaquam


Think DoktaP with a mellow West Coast vibe - squared, because he is actually properly retired - and you could pick him out of even the most crowded room!

And wait until you meet Mrs. Seaquam! Cool


Big Grin

I'm most flattered to be compared to the good doctor, so thanks. And there's no doubt that Mrs. S is the embodiment of the term "better half." I am a very fortunate man.


How has KSC not met Seaquam? Have fun. All great people
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How has KSC not met Seaquam? Have fun. All great people

Timing is everything in life, FKG.
The planets seem to finally be aligning Cool
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Originally posted by Seaquam:
Pending confirmation today or tomorrow from hotels/condo rentals, we will be in Montreal July 2-9, Ottawa 9-16, Quebec City 16-24, Montreal 24-27. Please find the overlap and make it happen, bman.

Is it just me, or does this itinerary seem to painstakingly avoid Toronto? Big Grin
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Originally posted by VinT:
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Originally posted by Seaquam:
Pending confirmation today or tomorrow from hotels/condo rentals, we will be in Montreal July 2-9, Ottawa 9-16, Quebec City 16-24, Montreal 24-27. Please find the overlap and make it happen, bman.

Is it just me, or does this itinerary seem to painstakingly avoid Toronto? Big Grin


Well, not painstakingly, but yes, we did miss Toronto this trip. We were originally just going to spend some time in Quebec this summer, but we love the history, museums, and art-- can easily spend a couple of days in the National Gallery-- in Ottawa, so Mrs. S decided to include it as well.

Perhaps you'd like to meet up in Ottawa, or one of the other cities? On the map they're only a couple of centimetres away from you.
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Originally posted by Seaquam:
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Originally posted by VinT:
Is it just me, or does this itinerary seem to painstakingly avoid Toronto? Big Grin


Well, not painstakingly, but yes, we did miss Toronto this trip. We were originally just going to spend some time in Quebec this summer, but we love the history, museums, and art-- can easily spend a couple of days in the National Gallery-- in Ottawa, so Mrs. S decided to include it as well.

Perhaps you'd like to meet up in Ottawa, or one of the other cities? On the map they're only a couple of centimetres away from you.

In real life, too. I just stepped over Quebec city on my way across the kitchen.

Working on C now to schedule a long overdue return to Montreal. You need to meet the poet in our house. Wink
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Originally posted by Seaquam:
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Originally posted by VinT:
Is it just me, or does this itinerary seem to painstakingly avoid Toronto? Big Grin


Well, not painstakingly, but yes, we did miss Toronto this trip. We were originally just going to spend some time in Quebec this summer, but we love the history, museums, and art-- can easily spend a couple of days in the National Gallery-- in Ottawa, so Mrs. S decided to include it as well.

Perhaps you'd like to meet up in Ottawa, or one of the other cities? On the map they're only a couple of centimetres away from you.

In real life, too. I just stepped over Quebec city on my way across the kitchen.

Working on C now to schedule a long overdue return to Montreal. You need to meet the poet in our house. Wink


As has been our habit over the past dozen years or so, the Ottawa contingent - which is back up to 2! Winner) will be hosting an offline for the Seaquams during their Ottawa visit, probably again at Play or Beckta. In the past we've had as many as 16 at the table, most from Montreal and Toronto. And, as always, all are welcome! Smile
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Originally posted by g-man:
going to orlando tommorow!!

and offlining with mickey mouse and jburman.

Enjoy the warmth!
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Originally posted by jburman82:
Who are you more excited to see, me or the mouse? Wink


big ears, round belly, high pitched voice.

what's teh difference
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Originally posted by g-man:
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Originally posted by jburman82:
Who are you more excited to see, me or the mouse? Wink


big ears, round belly, high pitched voice.

what's teh difference


LOL

Well played sir. Look forward to seeing you Sunday.
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Originally posted by g-man:
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Originally posted by jburman82:
Who are you more excited to see, me or the mouse? Wink


big ears, round belly, high pitched voice.

what's teh difference

One has more than the other! Big Grin
Beautiful downtown Auckland, NZ, from a suite with a terrific view of the harbour. This is an easy city for walking, it's a beautiful sunny warm afternoon, and I've already bought a bottle of Cloudy Bay SB and a Felton Road PN for our room. I am a very happy boy. Smile
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Beautiful downtown Auckland, NZ, from a suite with a terrific view of the harbour. This is an easy city for walking, it's a beautiful sunny warm afternoon, and I've already bought a bottle of Cloudy Bay SB and a Felton Road PN for our room. I am a very happy boy. Smile


FYI, Ronnie and Lady Roots are now in New Plymouth NZ which, according to Google Maps, is a few hours south of Auckland. Probably too far for a day trip but if you are going south, they are great people - I've offlined with them, more than once!
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Originally posted by Seaquam:
Beautiful downtown Auckland, NZ, from a suite with a terrific view of the harbour. This is an easy city for walking, it's a beautiful sunny warm afternoon, and I've already bought a bottle of Cloudy Bay SB and a Felton Road PN for our room. I am a very happy boy. Smile




FYI, Ronnie and Lady Roots are now in New Plymouth NZ which, according to Google Maps, is a few hours south of Auckland. Probably too far for a day trip but if you are going south, they are great people - I've offlined with them, more than once!


Was in touch with Ronnie earlier. Unfortunately, they're about 5-6 hours away, or we would have gotten together. Hopefully, another time in another place.
The land of ten dollar hot dogs and five dollar comes with thirty minute lines

Perhaps I shoulda went somewhere else besides Disney world
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Originally posted by g-man:
The land of ten dollar hot dogs and five dollar comes with thirty minute lines

Perhaps I shoulda went somewhere else besides Disney world


Magic Kingdom kinda sucks. We'll have fun at Epcot tomorrow. Really good margarita bar in Mexico.
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Originally posted by g-man:
The land of ten dollar hot dogs and five dollar comes with thirty minute lines

Perhaps I shoulda went somewhere else besides Disney world

We prefer Universal Studios & Islands of Adventure to Disney World.
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Originally posted by gigabit:
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Originally posted by g-man:
The land of ten dollar hot dogs and five dollar comes with thirty minute lines

Perhaps I shoulda went somewhere else besides Disney world

We prefer Universal Studios & Islands of Adventure to Disney World.


We prefer Cabo to both of them. Big Grin
Pirque, CL. Visited William Fevre this morning, on to Santiago tomorrow. Other visits booked at Santa Rita & Concha y Toro. Biking up the Maipo is spectacular. $2/3 urchins at the market on saturday followed by lots of beef grilled over open fire. I could get used to this.
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Originally posted by Sharkey:
London. Getting ready to head off to The Cork & Bottle.


The only place I visit every single time I'm in London, no matter how short the visit!

Presume you know about The Sampler wine shops?
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Munich


Ausgezeichnet Cool

Gesundheit.


Any good restaurants?
Will be there in October
EWR to MXP, then a train to Venice Santa Lucia station, hopped on a water taxi to hotel, and finally two box seats at La Fenice. It was a very long day but well worth the effort. The venue was simply stunning.
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EWR to MXP, then a train to Venice Santa Lucia station, hopped on a water taxi to hotel, and finally two box seats at La Fenice. It was a very long day but well worth the effort. The venue was simply stunning.


Wonderful! I'm envious.

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