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#1555744 - 05/24/11 02:16 PM anyone else desperately need a vacation and yet...
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wish it was the Smoky Mountain...
too dang busy to take the time to plan one..which only causes more of a need for vacation??? a vicious cycle of vacation envy going on...I hate when work interrupts my social life...if someone would like to plan a Florida/Gulf shores area beach vacation for me, I'd really appreciate it..on the beach & don't want to spend an arm and a leg...that's all...:)
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#1555745 - 05/24/11 02:19 PM Re: anyone else desperately need a vacation and yet... MidwestCFE
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I definitely need one but have been too busy to take one. When I have had a week, it's been to take care of relatives, etc. - which is good and certainly takes my mind off work, but doesn't give that good kick-back relaxation you get from a good stretch of doing not much!

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#1555863 - 05/24/11 04:09 PM Re: anyone else desperately need a vacation and yet... DEL
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Not too dang busy... Too dang broke.

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#1555881 - 05/24/11 04:27 PM Re: anyone else desperately need a vacation and yet... Ops
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The wonderful thing about motorcycles...vacation is just outside my door! We will hit the roads over Memorial Day weekend, rack up about 1500 miles and have a blast for next to nuthin'! I highly recommend it! laugh
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#1555892 - 05/24/11 04:36 PM Re: anyone else desperately need a vacation and yet... MidwestCFE
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Originally Posted By: MidwestCFE
too dang busy to take the time to plan one..which only causes more of a need for vacation??? a vicious cycle of vacation envy going on...I hate when work interrupts my social life...if someone would like to plan a Florida/Gulf shores area beach vacation for me, I'd really appreciate it..on the beach & don't want to spend an arm and a leg...that's all...:)

For what it's worth, in a couple of weeks I promise to drink an extra margarita on the beach at Gulf Shores in your honor. I'll be happy to send pictures as well so that you may vicariously enjoy the scenery. And don't worry, we didn't have to spend an arm and a leg on our condo.

(I'm not really helping, am I? Sorry! wink )
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#1555895 - 05/24/11 04:38 PM Re: anyone else desperately need a vacation and yet... Ops
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We travel a few times a year. Kids grown, no pets to worry about, no other expensive habits, so we travel. Planning trips is almost a hobby for me. I have a two week trip to Ireland mapped out in my head, even though with the euro exchange rate we can't afford it. I'll keep it on the shelf as my bucket list trip.

Midwest, give me your budget and I'll plan your trip. If you don't want a hotel room, I know a guy with a condo for rent on Mexico Beach, Florida. And there's loads of timeshare owners looking to rent cheap just to cover their annual fees.
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#1556003 - 05/24/11 06:14 PM Re: anyone else desperately need a vacation and yet... MyBrainHurts
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last day at work -thursday - off to P'cola for a family celebration - will be in Costa Rica Monday night for 2 solid weeks of stress relief! After our extended fair lending/CRA/compliance exam from the lower regions of a place where it is very very hot, I NEED IT!!!

Need to recharge and get ready for the whirlwind of changes headed our way. KFitz, you know the planning is half the fun!

P.S. - its not that expensive......
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#1556027 - 05/24/11 06:53 PM Re: anyone else desperately need a vacation and yet... waldensouth
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Have fun in CR. Enjoy your time off!
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#1556035 - 05/24/11 07:09 PM Re: anyone else desperately need a vacation and yet... Bagweaver
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A friend of mine went to Costa Rica a few months ago and posted pics on facebook. It is a beautiful country. Lush and floral, beautiful ocean views.
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#1556041 - 05/24/11 07:14 PM Re: anyone else desperately need a vacation and yet... MyBrainHurts
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I am soooo ready for a vacation!!! I was just telling a co-worker this yesterday!

Going to Vegas in June for a few days with my SIL. That should be fun. Then I have a week off in July, looking forward to that as well . . . no real plans for that week yet, just family time and time away from work!!!
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#1556048 - 05/24/11 07:23 PM Re: anyone else desperately need a vacation and yet... Bones
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Boss told me today I should take a vacation...but not until after examiners have been and gone. That means I'm here till mid July. frown So please, all y'all have one on whatever beach for me.

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#1556049 - 05/24/11 07:23 PM Re: anyone else desperately need a vacation and yet... Bones
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Our annual trip out West is planned for Sept, but we will hopefully work in a long weekend before then. May depend on whether my bank announces it has been sold. According to the rumor mill, that announcement is coming soon.
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#1556072 - 05/24/11 08:04 PM Re: anyone else desperately need a vacation and yet... BrendaC
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Good luck with that, Brenda.

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#1556083 - 05/24/11 08:13 PM Re: anyone else desperately need a vacation and yet... Ops
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What is this strange thing you talk of vacation. Is it a commune, is it legal...I have never heard such things as has been said here!!!!
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#1556514 - 05/25/11 05:20 PM Re: anyone else desperately need a vacation and yet... Ops
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Not too dang busy... Too dang broke.


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#1556660 - 05/25/11 07:01 PM Re: anyone else desperately need a vacation and yet... Bankbb1, PITA
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wish it was the Smoky Mountain...
Originally Posted By: bankbb1
The wonderful thing about motorcycles...vacation is just outside my door! We will hit the roads over Memorial Day weekend, rack up about 1500 miles and have a blast for next to nuthin'! I highly recommend it! laugh

we have a motorcycle...maybe that will help to relax some...
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#1556721 - 05/25/11 07:52 PM Re: anyone else desperately need a vacation and yet... Bobby Boucher
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wish it was the Smoky Mountain...
Originally Posted By: Bobby Boucher
Originally Posted By: MidwestCFE
too dang busy to take the time to plan one..which only causes more of a need for vacation??? a vicious cycle of vacation envy going on...I hate when work interrupts my social life...if someone would like to plan a Florida/Gulf shores area beach vacation for me, I'd really appreciate it..on the beach & don't want to spend an arm and a leg...that's all...:)

For what it's worth, in a couple of weeks I promise to drink an extra margarita on the beach at Gulf Shores in your honor. I'll be happy to send pictures as well so that you may vicariously enjoy the scenery. And don't worry, we didn't have to spend an arm and a leg on our condo.

(I'm not really helping, am I? Sorry! wink )

think of me while having one, but no salt! smile if you care to send me which condo it is, you could PM me.not that I would come stalk you, cuz I don't have time for that either...:)
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#1556738 - 05/25/11 08:10 PM Re: anyone else desperately need a vacation and yet... MyBrainHurts
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wish it was the Smoky Mountain...
Originally Posted By: KFitz
We travel a few times a year. Kids grown, no pets to worry about, no other expensive habits, so we travel. Planning trips is almost a hobby for me. I have a two week trip to Ireland mapped out in my head, even though with the euro exchange rate we can't afford it. I'll keep it on the shelf as my bucket list trip.

Midwest, give me your budget and I'll plan your trip. If you don't want a hotel room, I know a guy with a condo for rent on Mexico Beach, Florida. And there's loads of timeshare owners looking to rent cheap just to cover their annual fees.

I've been looning on VRBO and trip advisor, expedia, orbitz but have yet to find any timeshares for cheap. Although, "cheap", like beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Is it possible to get on a beach for less than $1500 per week ?
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#1556747 - 05/25/11 08:20 PM Re: anyone else desperately need a vacation and yet... MidwestCFE
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Originally Posted By: MidwestCFE
Originally Posted By: Bobby Boucher
Originally Posted By: MidwestCFE
too dang busy to take the time to plan one..which only causes more of a need for vacation??? a vicious cycle of vacation envy going on...I hate when work interrupts my social life...if someone would like to plan a Florida/Gulf shores area beach vacation for me, I'd really appreciate it..on the beach & don't want to spend an arm and a leg...that's all...:)

For what it's worth, in a couple of weeks I promise to drink an extra margarita on the beach at Gulf Shores in your honor. I'll be happy to send pictures as well so that you may vicariously enjoy the scenery. And don't worry, we didn't have to spend an arm and a leg on our condo.

(I'm not really helping, am I? Sorry! wink )

think of me while having one, but no salt! smile if you care to send me which condo it is, you could PM me.not that I would come stalk you, cuz I don't have time for that either...:)

No salt is fine, but don't dare ask for frozen! I will check with the wife and let you know (about the condo, not about stalking me).
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#1556764 - 05/25/11 08:37 PM Re: anyone else desperately need a vacation and yet... Bobby Boucher
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I'm gonna be in FL in a couple weeks too (fort walton beach)! Mine is for work though, but my husband is coming so we'll make it into a vacation as much as possible. My hotel is on an island, so I will definitely drown myself in fruity drinks for you while enjoying the gulf views. Only on the weekend though, because I do still have to get up and go to freaking work.
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#1556767 - 05/25/11 08:42 PM Re: anyone else desperately need a vacation and yet... ~MunQue~
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I'm so excited about just having Monday off that I could pee my pants.
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#1556775 - 05/25/11 08:50 PM Re: anyone else desperately need a vacation and yet... Mrs. Rizzo
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Leaving tomorrow for a 5 day cruise to Cozumel!!!!!!!!!! I am so darn excited I can't stand it! I need a vacation so badly!

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#1556778 - 05/25/11 08:52 PM Re: anyone else desperately need a vacation and yet... Mrs. Rizzo
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I hear you, Rizzo. Although I'll be going back home to visit family in a month, I haven't taken any personal days since October and am fried. crazy
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#1556810 - 05/25/11 09:24 PM Re: anyone else desperately need a vacation and yet... Bacon Boy
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I had to come back to work this week to have a vacation from my vacation! It was not the type of vacation I really needed!

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#1556836 - 05/25/11 10:12 PM Re: anyone else desperately need a vacation and yet... ~MunQue~
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Originally Posted By: ~MunQue~
I'm gonna be in FL in a couple weeks too (fort walton beach)! Mine is for work though, but my husband is coming so we'll make it into a vacation as much as possible. My hotel is on an island, so I will definitely drown myself in fruity drinks for you while enjoying the gulf views. Only on the weekend though, because I do still have to get up and go to freaking work.
Work on a beach and you're complaining? crazy Work anywhere where it's warm and no tornadoes would be GREAT!!!

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