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BrianGSDTexoma

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Being recently retired check out 1 month stays on AirBnB and you can find some amazing deals around the world and in Mexico for$800-$1.2k for the whole month.
After the dog is gone that what I would like to do. My brothers son has AirBnB in Florida, Denver and now several in Puerto Rico but they all High end stuff. I think I will start looking to do River Walk for a few days. Robert is on the way and would to meet up with him.
 

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Ann and myself love vacations. We usually go 3 times a year. Last year sucked not being able to leave New York.
 

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Before Miss Linda and I got together, my idea of a vacation was to fly down to Vegas for about 3 days. Once we were married, we flew down to the Mayan Riviera about 6 times on one of the All Inclusive Vacations. It's really not that pricey. We planned one event every other day with a day off just relaxing around the pool. Had a fantastic time. Every one was concerned about the crime and killings, but we just stayed away from the bars and lounges (that's where the trouble is), and never had a single problem. Haven't been down for the last 10 years, and it seems there's more trouble there now, but we'll be going again in a year or two. There's really some fantastic things to see down there, and it sooooooo relaxing. The Mayans are unbelievably friendly.
Now we never went near Cancun, just stayed on the ocean about 45 minutes south of there.
Gary
 

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My wife and I love to travel. Now the kids and their husbands do as well. When we met we started taking two out of the country a year when ever possible. Some years sh*t happened and plans changed. We generally pulled it off. last year was the worst ever. we had a blowout trip planned and we planned to quit out jobs right about when we got back, then covid, then canceled, and still worked. Most trip are scuba trips to warm water and fun drinks. Wife says she would like non-diving trips. I dont care. Sometimes its just nice to be somewhere new, eating and drinking new things. I cant stay here all the time. I like it, but perspective change is needed. We do travel to see fam a fair amount in the US because none of them live in UT.
 

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Dude, if you want to take a vacation....take one. Go where ever your heart desires and your wallet allows. With the way the world has been the last year, if you can.....GO! Lesa and I have started at least once a month just going and staying in a hotel for the night. Just to get away from the kids and gran'kids for a night.
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Yup . When you live in Missouri and spend 40 hours a week in this ,
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You need some of this ,
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The sound of demo compared to the sound of the surf ?
Breath in the salt air , or fiber glass and concrete dust ,, hmmm
Decisions , decisions .
 

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We just came back from Mexico a month ago. Even though we had our vaccinations, we had to get tested...funny thing...as soon as we paid for the tests (we were still tested, swab up the nose) I am pretty sure we were negative. Emails 45 minutes later confirmed our credit card provided negative tests results at $25/test.

vacations are a blast.
Zion Canyon...my fave canyon
Gatlinburg, TN...the entrance to the Smokey Mountains
Grand Tetons...closest mountains to the Alps that we have in the lower 48
Gulf coast of Florida...outstanding beaches and seafood
 

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There is healing powers in the ocean and the beach. Kids wedding then San Juan Islands WA is next up, then Maui. after that should be time to whip out the snowboard and hit the slopes for a few months! Snowboarding is like a mini vaca and with no job, its gonna be a big year! M-F riding with hopefully a hellofa lot less people!
 

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Hell, I live in Florida. We used to come down to vacation here every year. Where would I want to go?
 

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Next week we are going to MA. Along the coast. Be relaxing and doing some whale watching.

I used to have a neighbor who would take his wife from PA, up through the New England States, and he'd have Lobster for Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner for 3 to 5 days. Come home wearing a Big Smile!!

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When I was a Kid, we used to go up to the mountains for weekends, and stay in our Cabin on Leased State Land. We had to carry our water from a Spring, and we had an outhouse---No running water. No TV---Not even a Radio. Just Trout fish, play cards (Pinochle), and not much else.
Now We live in a Log House in the middle of the Woods, with Big Screen TV, and all kinds of Wildlife running around the yards.
Why would I want to leave for a Vacation???

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I’m on a permanent vacation, I live in a resort community here in Florida, & have been here for almost 17 years. I have only left here for a couple of days to visit family on the coast, couldn’t wait to get back. I’s a small town in the middle of the State, and I lived on the coast for 35 years before coming here.
Al
 

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I’m on a permanent vacation,
Feeling that way here too. we quit our jobs around the first of the year. we love our home in a quiet neighborhood close to the mountains. some days it feels like Mayberry and thats good with me!
 

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Lots of great info! Already been said, but there TONS of vacation spots near you, you just haven't found them yet. Vacation does not cost much to do. I love a good road trip. My girls do not. They want to fly. I hate flying. High stress for me.

I will give you guys an idea. My SIL bought a small pool for the grandkids and told us they hop in it on hot days. Our local "pool" is actually a waterpark but was closed due to the rona last year and I was seriously bummed. I thought about the pool and decided to give it a go. I put it on the deck. Holy crap do we love that thing!!! OMG. It's is very close to the vacation feel. I do not have the time to do it often but took my youngest fishing and man that was fun. Very little cost too.
 

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zwiller zwiller funny you bring up the pool. our local rec center has a great outdoor Olympic pool and we have joined and go several times a week. Both for sun and fun and lap swimming for exercise. its an amazing resource and its only a 5-10 minute walk down the street.
 

BrianGSDTexoma

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I still not taken one. Cancel Colorado Springs because kennels where full. Going to Mi for few days in Sept for Mom's funeral. Would of like to spend few days on other side of state but lucky to get dog took care of for what I have.
 

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Bummer on the dog sitch. we have two labs and we usually book their kennel stays 3+ months out. are they all full or do you just have one you trust...which I totally get, if our regular kennel at the vet was full i would crap myself. we had a few bad experiences with some other ones...in short came home to a sick dog which is a huge buzz kill after vaca.
 

BrianGSDTexoma

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Bummer on the dog sitch. we have two labs and we usually book their kennel stays 3+ months out. are they all full or do you just have one you trust...which I totally get, if our regular kennel at the vet was full i would crap myself. we had a few bad experiences with some other ones...in short came home to a sick dog which is a huge buzz kill after vaca.
My regular one is remodeling. I want to start using Vet's but they stay full months ahead of time. I have checked out couple more but same thing with them.
 

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