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What's up for getaways this summer ?

Postby buckshot » Wed Jul 09, 2014 10:41 pm

It's been so quiet round here! Lets hear about a few fun vacations, the heat is on and the water wings are ready to go!

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Re: What's up for getaways this summer ?

Postby elfprince13 » Thu Jul 10, 2014 12:44 am

Just had a fun week in Maine with family. Going to Chicago this weekend visiting the girl for our 5 year anniversary, and also for hanging out with Alea + Zero =)
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Re: What's up for getaways this summer ?

Postby buckshot » Thu Jul 10, 2014 10:07 am

I aim to get to Maine someday, would love to see some of the famous hunting lodges and pig out on fresh lobsters.

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Re: What's up for getaways this summer ?

Postby Luet » Thu Jul 10, 2014 12:11 pm

I'm going to Amherst, MA this weekend but it's for a religious convention so I won't be getting any R&R. But still a nice change of pace. :)
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Re: What's up for getaways this summer ?

Postby Petra456 » Thu Jul 10, 2014 7:37 pm

I'm not going anywhere! We are however trying to get out moor and explore our side of the state. Probably Port Angeles in the next couple of weekends or so. The next big trip is set for December (California).
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Re: What's up for getaways this summer ?

Postby Gravity Defier » Thu Jul 10, 2014 7:44 pm

zero and I went to Vegas for 5 days about two weeks ago for a library conference. We stayed with Wil (who got married 3 days after we left, the butthead...but who is having an actual ceremony later in the year that I can go to), I got to hang out with my mom who traveled to Vegas from AZ to go to the conference, had some super fantastic ramen, and tried their ferris wheel, The High Roller. I probably had about as much fun as a person like me could have in a city like that. (Didn't help, though, that I paid for the flight and conference before I changed jobs and thus didn't realize I would be losing money on taking the trip twice over since I don't have vacation time at the new job.)

elf is stopping by tomorrow, which isn't really me traveling but is still fun and awesome. We'll probably drag him and the girl to get pizza since there are two places by us we've been meaning to try.

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Re: What's up for getaways this summer ?

Postby neo-dragon » Fri Jul 11, 2014 2:14 am

Heading to Barbados with my parents and brother in just over a week. We're doing the tourist thing for the first time ever, staying in a hotel instead of with family.
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Re: What's up for getaways this summer ?

Postby steph » Fri Jul 11, 2014 1:47 pm

We went camping for 4 days and it was glorious. No people, no cell signal. Just us and nature.

Besides that, we've been staying really busy in the 100 mile radius: hiking, baseball games, zoo, mini golf, giant slides, butterfly release at a famous hotel, concert and movie in parks, hot air balloon festival, drive-in movie, renaissance festival, Film on the Rocks (famous amphitheater, Red Rocks), and we're only halfway through summer break. We still have fishing, catching crawdads, more camping, swimming at pools and beaches, Dinosaur Trail, food truck rallies, s'mores party and much more to get through on our bucket list before the summer is over.

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Re: What's up for getaways this summer ?

Postby buckshot » Fri Jul 11, 2014 4:29 pm

Wow Steph you really get it done! I wish we still had drive in movies here, they were a blast

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Re: What's up for getaways this summer ?

Postby elfprince13 » Tue Jul 15, 2014 11:16 pm

Back from Chicago! Had all sorts of food-centric adventures with Alea + Zero and the girl (pizza, giant skillet cookies with ice cream, pancakes), plus got rained on a ton, visited the zoo and aquarium, had some nice dates, and unexpectedly ran into a childhood friend from New England who happend to be visiting the same weekend.
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Re: What's up for getaways this summer ?

Postby Gravity Defier » Fri Jul 18, 2014 11:16 am

giant skillet cookies with ice cream
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Also, it was great seeing you again. I like how certain Pwebbers have become multiple meets for me, making me consider them more meat-space friends than online friends.
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Postby elfprince13 » Mon Jul 21, 2014 11:53 am

giant skillet cookies with ice cream
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Also, it was great seeing you again. I like how certain Pwebbers have become multiple meets for me, making me consider them more meat-space friends than online friends.
Relatedly: I just got back from a wedding of two of my college friends. It was great to see everyone, but also a bit odd, because Courtney and I managed to set up one of my online-friends-turned-meat-space friends on a date with one of the bridesmaids earlier this year and now they're dating. The boundaries between internet and meat-space are getting increasingly fuzzy.
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Re: What's up for getaways this summer ?

Postby buckshot » Mon Jul 21, 2014 4:45 pm

Im afraid to ask but "meat space" ?

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Re: What's up for getaways this summer ?

Postby neo-dragon » Mon Jul 21, 2014 7:52 pm

Im afraid to ask but "meat space" ?
"meat space" = "real life", because saying "real life friend" implies that online friends are less real. :)

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Re: What's up for getaways this summer ?

Postby buckshot » Tue Jul 22, 2014 10:24 am

Thanks Neo

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Re: What's up for getaways this summer ?

Postby TerresaWiggin » Wed Jul 23, 2014 9:01 pm

So much...

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Re: What's up for getaways this summer ?

Postby Luet » Thu Jul 24, 2014 12:34 pm

Awesome!
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Re: What's up for getaways this summer ?

Postby Rei » Mon Jul 28, 2014 2:11 pm

Yesterday we went to Fountains Abbey. It was kind of incredibly spectacular. The ruins are extensive and there was even a first floor room that you could go up into, which is something I've never heard of elsewhere. Afterwards, we walked along a path that took us by several follies overlooking Studley Royal, which was pretty neat. I was slightly dismayed that Anne Bolyn's Seat and the Surprise View did not involve a rude cartoon, though.
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Re: What's up for getaways this summer ?

Postby buckshot » Mon Jul 28, 2014 2:15 pm

Did ya check out the old feed mill on the grounds?

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Re: What's up for getaways this summer ?

Postby Rei » Mon Jul 28, 2014 2:28 pm

Sadly we did not have time to look at it. We were restricted by the bus times (one bus in and one bus out, Sundays and Bank Holidays only during the peak season). I would love to go back and see that and the Medieval deer park, as well as seeing the abbey again.
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Re: What's up for getaways this summer ?

Postby powerfulcheese04 » Wed Jul 30, 2014 10:18 am

We went to Myrtle Beach for a weekend. We had so much fun with Lizzy in the water!


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Re: What's up for getaways this summer ?

Postby buckshot » Wed Jul 30, 2014 10:28 am

The wife n I secretly sneeked up into the hills to pick huckleberrys for a couple days and stayed at the ranch. I like simple times together, even more than really going somewhere. Everyone shure gets wound up when we do dissapear for a while, we have bunch of "drama queens n kings" in our circle that have to know everything all the time.

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Re: What's up for getaways this summer ?

Postby Rei » Thu Jul 31, 2014 1:05 pm

There really is a lot to be said for just a quiet get away, as opposed to a big vacation. I'm a huge fan of getting home feeling a bit rested, as opposed to needing a vacation to recover from my vacation!
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Re: What's up for getaways this summer ?

Postby buckshot » Thu Jul 31, 2014 3:47 pm

I have a stash of secret quiet places we sneak off to, when we got done kickin round the woods last week we went over to this tiny old tavern that makes the best sandwiches ever. It's just across the idaho border in the middle of nowhere built into a hilside and the creek runs under half of it you can fish out of the window. I pulled my boots and lay down in it when we were done. Evaporative cooling was great on the way back with the top off the Willys jeep.

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Re: What's up for getaways this summer ?

Postby Wind Swept » Sat Aug 02, 2014 9:35 am

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Psh, it's like Kleenex, Band-aid, and Q-tip; it may be technically incorrect but the world is better for calling it one name everyone understands.
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Postby Eaquae Legit » Sat Aug 02, 2014 10:01 am

I have a stash of secret quiet places we sneak off to, when we got done kickin round the woods last week we went over to this tiny old tavern that makes the best sandwiches ever. It's just across the idaho border in the middle of nowhere built into a hilside and the creek runs under half of it you can fish out of the window. I pulled my boots and lay down in it when we were done. Evaporative cooling was great on the way back with the top off the Willys jeep.
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Re: What's up for getaways this summer ?

Postby buckshot » Sat Aug 02, 2014 3:47 pm

Archaeology sites! Cool nothing like digging up the dead on vacation.

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Postby Eaquae Legit » Tue Aug 05, 2014 3:10 am

That would be cool, but he does medieval parks and gardens, so it'll be more on the lines of "look at this ditch, this is a significant ditch". LOL
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Postby Rei » Tue Aug 05, 2014 1:35 pm

If we want human remains, there's decent odds of literally tripping over them in any one of our local church yards, really. One of our friends was on a class trip to a church yard, without a license to dig, and someone accidentally tripped over a tibia and unearthed it. I think the general refrain was "Put it back! We don't have a license!"
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Re: What's up for getaways this summer ?

Postby davidto » Mon Mar 02, 2015 4:05 am

I'm not going anywhere! We are however trying to get out moor and explore our side of the state. Probably Port Angeles in the next couple of weekends or so.

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Re: What's up for getaways this summer ?

Postby buckshot » Sat Mar 07, 2015 10:20 pm

:pirate: Another Washingtonian? I just got back from Alaska, it is always nice to with my own eyes that my old girls survived the winter well.

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Postby elfprince13 » Tue Mar 10, 2015 9:09 pm

The girl and I are taking a cruise around the Baltic, post-wedding, so that's exciting :)
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Re: What's up for getaways this summer ?

Postby CezeN » Thu Mar 12, 2015 8:30 pm

Going abroad for the first time ever this summer. Going to be studying comparative legal topics(comparing the American system and UK systems) at Oxford.

First time buying my own plane ticket... and spending more than 1500 dollars on one. Seriously, I lost a bit of my soul when I saw the price. A bit of my soul is in that plane ticket and I guess that means I will live forever until its destroyed.
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Re: What's up for getaways this summer ?

Postby TerresaWiggin » Sat Jul 18, 2015 4:22 pm

I'm going to Vidcon this summer as my (very late) birthday party! It should be awesome :)
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