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Originally posted by Board-O:
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Originally posted by Vino Bevo:
The patio of our apartment overlooking Lake Como. Most beautiful place on earth.


Bellagio?

Actually Varenna. Love going to Bellagio to stroll but prefer Varenna to stay. Apparently Rick Steves mentioned it recently because the crowds here are bigger than we've ever experienced. Still my favorite place...
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Originally posted by FL Wino:
Fox Run
Anthony Road
Horizons
Hazlitt
Red Newt
Ravines
Lamoreaux Landing Wine Cellars


Thanks! Cool

We hit Red Newt yesterday and liked it. Best of today was Hermann Weimer. Not sure we will visit more tomorrow - our last day and we put in many many miles over the past two days!
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Originally posted by bman:
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Originally posted by FL Wino:
Fox Run
Anthony Road
Horizons
Hazlitt
Red Newt
Ravines
Lamoreaux Landing Wine Cellars


Thanks! Cool

We hit Red Newt yesterday and liked it. Best of today was Hermann Weimer. Not sure we will visit more tomorrow - our last day and we put in many many miles over the past two days!


Howdy, bman! Did you try Wiemer's TBA?
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Originally posted by Board-O:
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Originally posted by bman:
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Originally posted by FL Wino:
Fox Run
Anthony Road
Horizons
Hazlitt
Red Newt
Ravines
Lamoreaux Landing Wine Cellars


Thanks! Cool

We hit Red Newt yesterday and liked it. Best of today was Hermann Weimer. Not sure we will visit more tomorrow - our last day and we put in many many miles over the past two days!


Howdy, bman! Did you try Wiemer's TBA?


No, they weren't pouring it. I asked if they would pour anything not on the list and they wouldn't. They said they poured some higher-end stuff on weekends but not during the week.

To be honest, we were surprised how unfriendly some of the pourers were - in one place, Bloomer Creek, the pourer (also the wife of the owner/winemaker) was outright hostile because I didn't want to taste all her wines. She was a really nasty piece of work!
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Originally posted by bman:
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Originally posted by Board-O:
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Originally posted by bman:
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Originally posted by FL Wino:
Fox Run
Anthony Road
Horizons
Hazlitt
Red Newt
Ravines
Lamoreaux Landing Wine Cellars


Thanks! Cool

We hit Red Newt yesterday and liked it. Best of today was Hermann Weimer. Not sure we will visit more tomorrow - our last day and we put in many many miles over the past two days!


Howdy, bman! Did you try Wiemer's TBA?


No, they weren't pouring it. I asked if they would pour anything not on the list and they wouldn't. They said they poured some higher-end stuff on weekends but not during the week.

To be honest, we were surprised how unfriendly some of the pourers were - in one place, Bloomer Creek, the pourer (also the wife of the owner/winemaker) was outright hostile because I didn't want to taste all her wines. She was a really nasty piece of work!


Did you teach her a lesson? LOL
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Originally posted by Board-O:
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Originally posted by bman:
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Originally posted by Board-O:
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Originally posted by bman:
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Originally posted by FL Wino:
Fox Run
Anthony Road
Horizons
Hazlitt
Red Newt
Ravines
Lamoreaux Landing Wine Cellars


Thanks! Cool

We hit Red Newt yesterday and liked it. Best of today was Hermann Weimer. Not sure we will visit more tomorrow - our last day and we put in many many miles over the past two days!


Howdy, bman! Did you try Wiemer's TBA?


No, they weren't pouring it. I asked if they would pour anything not on the list and they wouldn't. They said they poured some higher-end stuff on weekends but not during the week.

To be honest, we were surprised how unfriendly some of the pourers were - in one place, Bloomer Creek, the pourer (also the wife of the owner/winemaker) was outright hostile because I didn't want to taste all her wines. She was a really nasty piece of work!


Did you teach her a lesson? LOL


Nope, just paid for our tasting and got out of there!
Sunnylea57
"Monforte d'Alba"
Highly recommend the Villa Beccaris. Spent 4 days there last September recuperating from a 8 day bike ride through those Piedmonte hills. There's also a nice Barolo producer (Conterno Fantino) 100m up the hill that offers tours/ tastings.
Enjoy!
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Originally posted by Arsenal4ever:
Sunnylea57
"Monforte d'Alba"
Highly recommend the Villa Beccaris. Spent 4 days there last September recuperating from a 8 day bike ride through those Piedmonte hills. There's also a nice Barolo producer (Conterno Fantino) 100m up the hill that offers tours/ tastings.
Enjoy!


Thanks A4E. We're staying at da Felicin, recommended by OTW and a number of the other Toronto cru who have stayed here in the past. Fantastic apartment with a view west to the mountains... if only the weather would clear up. We've been very lucky - warm and sunny - until today. Completely fogged in and drizzling.

We have appointments at 6 producers over the next 4 days. I'll post comments as the week progresses.
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Originally posted by Shaferguy91:
Just returned from a 2 week trip to Spain with my wife. We went to Madrid, Toledo, Segovia, Sevilla, Estepona, Granada and Barcelona. Fantastic trip !


I love Spain. Barcelona is my favorite city in the world. No visit to Priorat?
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Originally posted by Board-O:
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Originally posted by Shaferguy91:
Just returned from a 2 week trip to Spain with my wife. We went to Madrid, Toledo, Segovia, Sevilla, Estepona, Granada and Barcelona. Fantastic trip !


I love Spain. Barcelona is my favorite city in the world. No visit to Priorat?


We loved Barcelona too. I was stunned by Gaudi's Sagrada Familia. Truly breathtaking.

No Priorat or any other wine visits but we had lots of Spanish wines.
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Originally posted by wine+art:
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Originally posted by VinT:
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Originally posted by wine+art:
Indy.

w+a, I will be there tomorrow through Wednesday. How long are you there?


Flying home at 4:00 tomorrow unless my day does not go well. I will text you if my plans change.

Hoping your day goes well but if not you are welcome to raise a glass with Indybob and me tomorrow night. Wink
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Originally posted by VinT:
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Originally posted by wine+art:
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Originally posted by VinT:
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Originally posted by wine+art:
Indy.

w+a, I will be there tomorrow through Wednesday. How long are you there?


Flying home at 4:00 tomorrow unless my day does not go well. I will text you if my plans change.

Hoping your day goes well but if not you are welcome to raise a glass with Indybob and me tomorrow night. Wink


Vin, I'm leaving tonight. Please tell Indybob hello. He is a good guy.

A beautiful day in Indy. Enjoy your evening.
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Originally posted by VinT:
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Originally posted by wine+art:
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Originally posted by VinT:
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Originally posted by wine+art:
Indy.

w+a, I will be there tomorrow through Wednesday. How long are you there?


Flying home at 4:00 tomorrow unless my day does not go well. I will text you if my plans change.

Hoping your day goes well but if not you are welcome to raise a glass with Indybob and me tomorrow night. Wink


St. Elmo???
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Originally posted by VinT:
w+a - hope this means your Indy meetings went well. Sorry we missed you.

Rob - St. Elmo's overrated IMO. We went to Corner Wine Bar in Broadripple.

I have to say, that Indybob's a stand-up guy. Winner


The cocktail sauce at St. Elmos though it awesome, IMO. I was just west of Indy this week, Tuesday morning was freezing
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Originally posted by DoubleD:
Over the last weeks:
Florence
Montalcino
Siena
Venice
Geneva
Nyon
Milan

Having a beautiful time ... Will post some trip details soon.


It's all well and good to be tripping around Italy (but Geneva?! why Geneva??!!), as long as you are keeping your roster current...... Wink Winner
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Originally posted by DoubleD:
I don't know what I was thinking in Draft Day b-man. At 1-10, no roster changes will help at this point. To be fair to others, I have fielded a full squad.


If it makes you feel any better, my RBs started as Rice, Sankey, MJD and Blount in one league!
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Originally posted by bman:
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Originally posted by DoubleD:
Over the last weeks:
Florence
Montalcino
Siena
Venice
Geneva
Nyon
Milan

Having a beautiful time ... Will post some trip details soon.


It's all well and good to be tripping around Italy (but Geneva?! why Geneva??!!), as long as you are keeping your roster current...... Wink Winner


Geneva's way beeter than Zurich!
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Originally posted by Board-O:
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Originally posted by bman:
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Originally posted by DoubleD:
Over the last weeks:
Florence
Montalcino
Siena
Venice
Geneva
Nyon
Milan

Having a beautiful time ... Will post some trip details soon.


It's all well and good to be tripping around Italy (but Geneva?! why Geneva??!!), as long as you are keeping your roster current...... Wink Winner


Geneva's way beeter than Zurich!


Like saying Bayonne is better than Newark..... Wink
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Originally posted by bman:
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Originally posted by Board-O:
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Originally posted by bman:
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Originally posted by DoubleD:
Over the last weeks:
Florence
Montalcino
Siena
Venice
Geneva
Nyon
Milan

Having a beautiful time ... Will post some trip details soon.


It's all well and good to be tripping around Italy (but Geneva?! why Geneva??!!), as long as you are keeping your roster current...... Wink Winner


Geneva's way beeter than Zurich!


Like saying Bayonne is better than Newark..... Wink


I believe both to be true! Smile Zurich was boring and expensive. Geneva had some nice architecture, parks, and fountains, and was a base for touring the surrounding area including Chateai Chillon in Montreux. I have no desire to ever return to Switzerland unless travelling to Alsace from the lake country of Italy.
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Originally posted by DoubleD:
Geneva wasn't on the itinerary, but my friend wanted to visit her brother and partner.

The Lake Geneva area is very pretty and surprisingly had several interesting things to do - castle, Christmas markets, Valais wine region.


We enjoyed a boat trip around the lake and the lake fountain is cool. But that's about it.
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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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Originally posted by VinT:
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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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 JDWest:
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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).
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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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.
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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 Seaquam:
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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!
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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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??!
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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.
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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!
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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.
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Originally posted by haggis:
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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 haggis:
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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 KSC02:
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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?


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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Originally posted by KSC02:
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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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Originally posted by Seaquam:
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Originally posted by KSC02:
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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.


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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Originally posted by jburman82:
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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
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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 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.
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Originally posted by Seaquam:
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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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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 VinT:
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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
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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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!
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Originally posted by bman:
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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.
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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 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 DoubleD:
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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