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« Reply #105 on: July 21, 2015, 07:29:07 PM »
We just did a big ole family vacay in Branson, MO, and we went to the same place we have gone to several times before, the Marriott with the big ass outdoor pool:



Nothing beats a big swimming pool in the summer time. :coolio :hat

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« Reply #106 on: July 22, 2015, 05:06:32 AM »
Gorgeous.

I wasn't posting much back in May when we went on vacation.  Took the family on a last minute trip to Ocho Rios - about 20 minutes from where Mrs.Jingle and I tied the knot.

Scotch by sunset:


View from our room:


Steak dinner time:


Banana Boat ride with jingle.daughter


Back at the site of our wedding ceremony - the "Aah Falls"




And lastly, jingle.family at the "Ooh Falls"
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« Reply #107 on: July 22, 2015, 06:09:56 AM »
Victoria and I just booked 5 nights in DC over Christmas. We'll be staying there from the 23rd to the 28th. I've never spent Christmas away from family.

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« Reply #108 on: July 22, 2015, 06:13:51 AM »
Those pics are gorgeous Chad!  :D
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« Reply #109 on: July 22, 2015, 06:31:19 AM »
Great pics, Chad!

Chino, sounds like a fun trip.  I must admit, there are parts of me that are excited about the prospect of Christmas away from family.

I just got back from a week's vacation with the family in the Ocean Drive section of North Myrtle Beach (home of the dance known as the Shag).  We had a great time, I'll try to get some pics loaded soon.

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« Reply #110 on: July 22, 2015, 06:47:12 AM »
Jingle Junior has a great head of hair. Wonder where he gets that from!

Don't see any of the dudes on wooden rafts selling shell jewelry in the picture on the banana boat.

Great shots!
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« Reply #111 on: July 22, 2015, 07:58:37 AM »
From my first true vacation (ive done long weekend road trips) in like 7 years, I went to the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Punta Cana, DR



and another pic of my 4 seas in 40 days:



Left from top to bottom is the Pacific Ocean from Santa Monica, CA then the Atlantic Ocean in Atlantic City, then the North Sea in Zandvoort in the Netherlands, and the bigger pic is the Caribbean Sea from Punta Cana.

Currently have a DC family trip in September and working out the details of a Las Vegas trip in September as well.

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« Reply #112 on: July 22, 2015, 08:02:27 AM »
Awesome Cram!
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« Reply #113 on: July 22, 2015, 08:12:05 AM »

Chino, sounds like a fun trip.  I must admit, there are parts of me that are excited about the prospect of Christmas away from family.


I'm not sure how I feel about it yet. I'll probably really miss spending it with my family as it is small and we don't see each other much, but I've always wanted to go away in December. Also, and I feel absolutely terrible for saying this, but I'm kind of excited I won't have to do anything with my girlfriend's family. They are good people, but her family is huge and they are all super religious. Christmas is a very big deal to them and I always feel a little akward being around all the Jesus stuff and having to pretend I'm into it and share their beliefs. She has 31 first cousins. That's almost double my entire family's size. So when her family does Christmas, it's literally a 70+ person ordeal. Being from a small family, I have a hard time dealing with a croud that big. Throw in the fact that I'm related to none of them and it gets even less appealing. There's also always an unecessarily high level of stress leading up to the holiday because they make such a big deal about it. It will be nice to not have to deal with any of that.

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« Reply #114 on: July 22, 2015, 08:45:02 AM »
Nice pics Chad! jingle daughter is really starting to look like mrs. jingle.....
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« Reply #115 on: July 22, 2015, 09:17:39 AM »
Jingle Junior has a great head of hair. Wonder where he gets that from!

Don't see any of the dudes on wooden rafts selling shell jewelry in the picture on the banana boat.

Great shots!

I had great hair... until I was 22.  :lol

It was a private beach... no way I'd go to a public beach in Jamaica... the locals hawking everything are brutal.

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« Reply #116 on: July 22, 2015, 09:20:54 AM »
I had great hair...

Pics or it didn't happen!

Feel free to post 'em here or the Random Caption Thread. :lol
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« Reply #117 on: July 22, 2015, 09:31:19 AM »
I had great hair...

Pics or it didn't happen!

Feel free to post 'em here or the Random Caption Thread. :lol

Don't think I have any digitized, and all the photo albums of me of that era are back with jingle.mom.  She just moved, so who the hell knows where they might be - lost for all eternity perhaps?
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« Reply #118 on: July 22, 2015, 10:35:11 AM »
I had great hair...

Pics or it didn't happen!

Feel free to post 'em here or the Random Caption Thread. :lol

Don't think I have any digitized, and all the photo albums of me of that era are back with jingle.mom.  She just moved, so who the hell knows where they might be - lost for all eternity perhaps?

You need to make sure they're not lost, DTF deserves to see some jingle.hair
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« Reply #119 on: July 22, 2015, 04:58:56 PM »
Chad, don't scalp tease us.
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« Reply #120 on: July 22, 2015, 08:42:59 PM »
We just did a big ole family vacay in Branson, MO, and we went to the same place we have gone to several times before, the Marriott with the big ass outdoor pool:



Nothing beats a big swimming pool in the summer time. :coolio :hat

My sister was going to do a timeshare trade to Branson last year.  My first reaction was..."Missouri???"  for a timeshare??  I guess it's a popular place though!  :biggrin:

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« Reply #121 on: July 25, 2015, 06:11:22 AM »
Here's a pic I took from the balcony of our condo at North Myrtle Beach last Wednesday morning.


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« Reply #122 on: July 25, 2015, 06:36:45 AM »
Stunning view Hef.
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« Reply #123 on: July 25, 2015, 06:51:05 AM »
I liked it.

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« Reply #124 on: July 25, 2015, 12:25:07 PM »
Looks nice and relaxing

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« Reply #125 on: July 26, 2015, 07:08:57 AM »
Is that a shark fin? ;D

Great pic!
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« Reply #126 on: July 27, 2015, 06:57:54 AM »
Gorgeous view Hef  :tup
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« Reply #127 on: July 28, 2015, 06:21:20 PM »
Booked my next vacation... VEGAS BABY!

September will be crazy... Frankfurt (work), Amsterdam (work), Washington DC (family trip), Vegas (friend trip) all in one month.

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« Reply #128 on: March 19, 2017, 09:54:45 AM »
Reviving this old thread since I just booked my flight for my next vacation.  The gf and I are flying into Seattle June 13th and out of San Fran June 20th.  Going to try and do as much stuff in between as we can handle, looking specifically at the three national parks, Olympic, Crater Lake, and Yosemite.

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« Reply #129 on: March 19, 2017, 10:42:27 PM »
Reviving this old thread since I just booked my flight for my next vacation.  The gf and I are flying into Seattle June 13th and out of San Fran June 20th.  Going to try and do as much stuff in between as we can handle, looking specifically at the three national parks, Olympic, Crater Lake, and Yosemite.
Yosemite is epic....

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« Reply #130 on: March 20, 2017, 06:11:11 AM »
Short week for me this week. Flying out Wednesday morning for a trip. This is the third year in a row my dad and I will head west for the Monster Jam World Finals. This will be the 18th year of the event. It's something I wanted to do since pay per viewing the first one when I was 11. When I graduated college, my dad asked me what I wanted as a gift, and this was my answer. It's become an annual thing.


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« Reply #131 on: March 20, 2017, 07:01:07 AM »
Reviving this old thread since I just booked my flight for my next vacation.  The gf and I are flying into Seattle June 13th and out of San Fran June 20th.  Going to try and do as much stuff in between as we can handle, looking specifically at the three national parks, Olympic, Crater Lake, and Yosemite.
Yosemite is epic....

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10152633099411804&set=a.119447096803.122112.736856803&type=3&theater

Nice!  It's going to be tough though, one week is not a whole lot of time to hit up all these parks and do anything meaningful in any of them.  We only got the plane tickets for now and need to discuss how much time we are spending where.

Chino, that's in Vegas?  I've been thinking all since I booked my trip about how I want to go back to Vegas again, maybe in the fall during football season.  What exactly happens in a monster jam event? 

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« Reply #132 on: March 20, 2017, 07:29:26 AM »
Chino, that's in Vegas?  I've been thinking all since I booked my trip about how I want to go back to Vegas again, maybe in the fall during football season.  What exactly happens in a monster jam event?

Yeah. Samboyd Stadium.

Monster Jam events vary depending on where you see them. The size of the Arena pretty much dictates the show. So if you see something in a place like a basketball arena, it'll be much different than one in the Georgia Dome. The Vegas show is a different beast entirely. Many small shows have a lot of "competition", but it's just side shows to entertain the crowd; donut and wheelie competitions, quad races, stuff like that. The show in Vegas has none of that. It's just three days of racing and Freestyle competition. The competition has 32 competitors, 31 of which are determined prior to the event.

Thursday Night:
As mentioned above, only 31 of the 32 competitors are selected going into night 1. There is a second bracket with 16 rookie trucks/drivers who compete in the "Young Guns Shootout", and the winner gets the 32nd spot of the main bracket. After that's over, the remaining 31 trucks do their qualifying runs.

Friday Night:
A bracket is made based on the qualifying times from the night before. The trucks run through the bracket and a racing champion is crowned.

Saturday Night:
The track is reconfigured over the previous 20 hours and the 32 trucks compete in the Freestyle competition. 2.5 minutes to beat the shit out of your truck while lasting as long as possible. A champion is crowned based on judging.

It's a hell of a lot of fun. I don't even bother with the local shows anymore. Everything offered in CT is garbage compared to the Vega show.







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