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Re: The Vacation Thread v. Sharing is caring
« Reply #35 on: August 20, 2013, 02:02:25 PM »
Day one of my vacation, heading to Seattle on Friday to see my cousin Sara get married.


Other than that, just kicking back, internetting, watching tube, listening to tunes, scratching my balls every once in a while when it seems the appropriate time, and otherwise letting responsible life know that it can go fuck itself for a few days.


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« Reply #36 on: August 20, 2013, 02:13:33 PM »
Suh-weet!  I don't usually wait for vacation to itch the nutz though.  Every 5-8 minutes or so.
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« Reply #37 on: August 20, 2013, 02:39:19 PM »
Suh-weet!  I don't usually wait for vacation to itch the nutz though.  Every 5-8 minutes or so.
Itchin the nuts is like you're own personal vacation you can enjoy anytime! Ahhhh....
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« Reply #38 on: August 20, 2013, 02:47:43 PM »
Yeah, of course, but there's a certain pleasure of doing it when on vacation. Just feels so much more right...
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« Reply #39 on: August 20, 2013, 02:52:55 PM »
Yeah, of course, but there's a certain pleasure of doing it when on vacation. Just feels so much more right...
Its like having 2 vacations for the price of 1!
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« Reply #40 on: August 20, 2013, 02:53:35 PM »
Yeah, of course, but there's a certain pleasure of doing it when on vacation. Just feels so much more right...

I'm usually on the left.
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« Reply #41 on: August 20, 2013, 03:28:13 PM »
Look at all the Al Bundy clones in this thread.
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« Reply #42 on: August 23, 2013, 04:43:22 AM »
Off to Seattle today, pics to come!!!
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« Reply #43 on: August 23, 2013, 04:49:35 AM »
Damn!  That's an early flight!  Make it a great one bro.
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« Reply #44 on: August 23, 2013, 05:34:44 AM »
7am flight, not too bad. Don't really fucking care though, just stoked to be getting the fuck outta dodge.
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« Reply #45 on: August 25, 2013, 08:06:00 AM »
Not really a "vacation" per se, but jingle.son and I made the annual trip to Toronto's Fan Expo. Unfortunately, only had my iPhone for pics - I took the SD card out of my point-and-shoot, and it's so old that it doesn't have any internal memory (:lolpalm:)  Results:

We hit the Lego booth first.  Pretty cool stuff







This was the highlight for me.  K.I.T.T.



Even better... I got to sit in K.A.R.R. (bonus points to anyone who knows what K.A.R.R. stands for (without googling it).  My money goes on Blob.



And the BEST Batmobile:



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Some other enthusiast (not at the lego booth) had a couple of creations on display.  This he told us was 70,000 pieces, and over 500 hours to build.  He designed/architected it all on his own.  Impressive!



And just for king:

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« Reply #46 on: August 25, 2013, 08:17:03 AM »
That's amazing stuff! Looked like fun Chad. And your boy looks like he's a 'happy' kid. You see a lot of kids his age that have that 'woe is me, depressed' thing going on. It's cool you guys got to hang out like that.
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« Reply #47 on: August 25, 2013, 08:35:47 AM »
That's amazing stuff! Looked like fun Chad. And your boy looks like he's a 'happy' kid. You see a lot of kids his age that have that 'woe is me, depressed' thing going on. It's cool you guys got to hang out like that.

Oh, don't kid yourself... he gets that 'woe is me' look/vibe plenty.  :lol  This event is just one of those things that he's totally in to.
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« Reply #48 on: August 25, 2013, 08:37:56 AM »
Maybe you could post a pic of him right after you tell him to now the lawn or something for comparison.
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« Reply #49 on: August 25, 2013, 08:55:22 AM »
“I don't like country music, but I don't mean to denigrate those who do. And for the people who like country music, denigrate means 'put down'.” - Bob Newhart

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« Reply #50 on: August 25, 2013, 09:05:58 AM »
Walking on the Outer Banks beach with my love.




Chasing Ghost Crabs on the beach at night.




Feeding turtles ham at a pond next to our place.




Enjoying a quiet moment.


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« Reply #51 on: August 26, 2013, 06:32:53 AM »
Maybe you could post a pic of him right after you tell him to now the lawn or something for comparison.

Something like these?  After he was asked/forced to help with some yard work yesterday (which he is PAID for).



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« Reply #52 on: August 26, 2013, 09:00:42 AM »
Perfect  :rollin
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« Reply #53 on: August 26, 2013, 09:26:30 AM »
 :lol Those are great shots Chad. That's the 'look' I can't wait to see. Luckily for me I'm still getting a lot of these:








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« Reply #54 on: August 27, 2013, 01:17:37 AM »
OK, just got back from Seattle, here ya go guys....

At the Chihuly Glass Gardens...




At the EMP museum...


Yoda's walking stick from Empire Strikes Back...


And of course, some quality time with my favorite lady, my mom, at my cousin's wedding...
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« Reply #55 on: August 27, 2013, 06:01:11 AM »
Remind me to look later.  This network at the airport sucks wind.
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« Reply #56 on: September 11, 2013, 09:33:26 AM »
As mentioned elsewhere, I just got back from an 11-day road-trip vacation that started in California and wound its way through Nevada, Utah, Wyoming, Idaho, and Montana.  And I have to say, it was a great reminder that this country truly has some amazing things to see and experience.  I'm back at work and trying to play catch-up, but will post more, including pics, a bit later.  But here's a teaser of one of the most metal road signs in the state of Idaho:

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« Reply #57 on: September 11, 2013, 10:00:30 AM »
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« Reply #58 on: September 11, 2013, 10:29:59 AM »
Too bad I didn't know you were passing through Utah. I'm not above bribing a Sith Lord or two!

Oh, and that sign.  :jingleboy:

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« Reply #59 on: September 11, 2013, 11:55:59 AM »
As mentioned elsewhere, I just got back from an 11-day road-trip vacation that started in California and wound its way through Nevada, Utah, Wyoming, Idaho, and Montana.  And I have to say, it was a great reminder that this country truly has some amazing things to see and experience.  I'm back at work and trying to play catch-up, but will post more, including pics, a bit later.  But here's a teaser of one of the most metal road signs in the state of Idaho:



Photoshop:  Not even 1 lesson.

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« Reply #60 on: September 11, 2013, 12:09:40 PM »
Photoshop:  Not even 1 lesson.

:lol  My wife also just could not understand for the life of her why I had to pull over the RV on the side of the highway to jump out and take pictures of a road sign.
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« Reply #61 on: September 29, 2013, 01:33:01 PM »
This wasn't a vacation....it was a 6th birthday party for my son, but we took our boys and a couple of their buddies to the "City Museum" in St. Louis. It is a huge indoor/outdoor playground constructed of a mishmash of steel, concrete, wood etc etc with an endless avenue of tunnels/slides that go in,out, over, under, through the walls, ceilings, floors.....it's insane and a blast. I took some pics but they really don't do it justice. There is no 'normal' thing there....it's all just custom mosaics and what not. Here's some pics:


























The Birthday Boy:












Two of my boys, Kyle (glasses) and Ethan (Angry Bird shirt)













Now Venturing Indoors:




These next couple are of an area where the wall is nothing but old steel dyes, this was just a small section:











Now, the older kiddos were off and running....my wife secured the only entrance/exit into the area and kept an eye on our two and their two buddies as they ran in and out of the tunnels.....my youngest Luke turned into a tunnel rat and for the next hour and a half I just crawled around with him all over the place. It was awesome.....we'd get to a spot and I'd ask him where he wanted to go....and it was a "diss way"....and I just followed....was a blast!























Not the greatest pic....had the reverse thing going so there was no flash....but here we are in a large hollowed out tree tunnel...









Hard to see but we were in an underground tunnel here.....




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« Reply #62 on: September 29, 2013, 02:38:21 PM »
That's pretty freakin cool.
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« Reply #63 on: November 03, 2013, 06:15:42 PM »
My turn!!!

OK, just got back from the Breeder's Cup World Championships in LA. Went with my Dad, some brothers, and friends. It was a truly awesome time, even though I lost a couple bucks betting.

A few pics....

The grandstands, about 80k screaming fans, deafening...



The money board for the final race, notice the #9 horse is all dashes, that means over a million was placed on him. He came in ninth...



Wise Dan, easily the badass of the event....







The horses being shown to peeps with a shit ton more money than anyone here...



One of the oh so many unbelievably beautiful women.








Such an amazing event overall, definetely gonna make it an annual trip!!!!
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« Reply #64 on: March 04, 2014, 06:26:25 AM »
Hi DTF! I've been away for a while because I was enjoying some good and deserved time off. I took two weeks and went back packing to the Argentinian south, starting in a nice town called San Martín de los Andes and then going down a route called "The route of the 7 lakes" until I reached Bariloche. This was the first time I went on vacation alone and I was a bit nervous about it since I didn't know what to expect. I usually plan my trips ahead very carefully but this time around I just had an overall idea of what I wanted to do and just went there and decided to go with the flow.
I really can't stress enough what a good idea that ended up being since this trip was one of the best I've had in my life. I found the peace of mins I was looking for, met some really great people and enjoyed some of the most beautiful landscapes that mother nature has to offer.
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« Reply #65 on: March 04, 2014, 06:33:21 AM »
I heartily agree with the method of picking a location and just heading out to experience it. Sometimes, having a rigid schedule can really add unnecessary stress to what's supposed to be a relaxing time.

I give a big :tup to both your method and choice of location!

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« Reply #66 on: March 04, 2014, 07:06:31 AM »
Saw some of these on FB this morning.  Absolutely gorgeous man.  Very envious of you to be able to do something so unstructured.
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« Reply #67 on: March 04, 2014, 09:41:21 AM »
Great stuff Nekov!  Adventuring is a blast!   And GREAT thread  Jingle!  I don't know how the hell I missed it.  Vacations/travel are one of the biggest parts of my life.  We take at least 2 a year and they  really play a big part in the rest of our regular life.  For example, my wife has been working from home doing customer support for an ebay biz.  Which allowed her the flexibility to work from anywhere there was wifi ;).  She recently got laid off and is looking for something similar.  Getting a conventional job is at this point is not in the cards.  It would cramp our vacation lifestyle.  SO!!  more OT for me, and we get to keep our vacations :)  Anywho...  We had 2 trips last year, a 25 day adventure to Indonesia, and a couple weeks on Cozumel.  We'll be heading back to Cozumel for 2 weeks at the end of april  :tup



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« Reply #68 on: March 04, 2014, 09:54:35 AM »
Awesome pics man.  I remember watching the vid you had from your Indonesia trip.  Amazing stuff.
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« Reply #69 on: March 04, 2014, 10:00:18 AM »
Thanks Chad!  That was an incredible trip.  As a diver I envy my European friends, and I REALY envy my Aussie friends.  They are so close to the best diving sites in the world.  For us  yanks it's a looooooong way and not cheap to get there.