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« Reply #70 on: March 04, 2014, 11:09:26 AM »
Very nice man! Those places look fantastic!

For my next trip I wanna go somewhere in south east asia, of course that means I need to save some money but Indonesia looks like the kind of place I wanna vist  :tup
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« Reply #71 on: March 04, 2014, 11:57:04 AM »
Very nice man! Those places look fantastic!

For my next trip I wanna go somewhere in south east asia, of course that means I need to save some money but Indonesia looks like the kind of place I wanna vist  :tup

Depends a lot on what kind of adventure or areas you'd enjoy.  Me, obviously am a tropical beach kind of guy.  What's your thing?  Beaches?  Mountains and hiking?  Determine that then go from there.  It sounds obvious, but you'd be surprised how many peeps don't really research and plan for what they REALLY want out of a vacation.

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« Reply #72 on: March 04, 2014, 12:06:31 PM »
Well, while my main thing is mountains I do enjoy getting to know other cultures, ancient temples and such. Beach is really not my kind of thing and I would skip that part
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« Reply #73 on: March 04, 2014, 12:15:25 PM »
In SE Asia I've been to Thailand, Indo, Singapore and the Philippines.  For trekking and cultural I think I would choose Thailand.  Bali was awesome culturally, but getting around Bali was a major pain.  The traffic was insane. 

**Edit - addition.  Giving it some thought, you might really like exploring the Na Pali coast on the island off Kauai in Kawaii.  Also Waimea Canyon on Kauai.  The big island of Hawaii is pretty awesome for adventuring to!  Only drawbacks might be cost and the lesser amount of cultural, although there is some, things to do.

http://www.hawaiistateparks.org/documents/hsp_kalalau_trail_brochure_20121.pdf

http://www.gohawaii.com/kauai/regions-neighborhoods/west-side/waimea-canyon

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« Reply #74 on: March 04, 2014, 12:51:54 PM »
I've heard that Cozumel is some of the best diving in the world as well?
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« Reply #75 on: March 04, 2014, 02:51:59 PM »
I've heard that Cozumel is some of the best diving in the world as well?

It is very good, and considered world class.  The south pacific, especially the coral triangle area that includes the Philippines, Indonesia and Thailand are just the absolute best for underwater bio diversity.

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« Reply #76 on: March 04, 2014, 10:20:24 PM »
About a year ago my mom had her second mid-life crisis- she divorced my stepdad, they sold their house and their business, and she packed up her shit and moved to Hawaii.  Kona, to be specific. 

The good thing about all of this is that we get along much better now that she is 5,000 miles away (imagine that  :lol)

But the other good thing about all of this:  I am finally going to get to go visit her in May.  So far, plans are being made for Pearl Harbor, black sand beaches, and a surfing lesson.  I'm so excited :) :)
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« Reply #77 on: March 05, 2014, 05:29:03 AM »
My big vacation for 2014 is Disney World in December. My family is going to Port Orleans to celebrate my 50th birthday!
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« Reply #78 on: March 05, 2014, 07:41:53 PM »
About a year ago my mom had her second mid-life crisis- she divorced my stepdad, they sold their house and their business, and she packed up her shit and moved to Hawaii.  Kona, to be specific. 

The good thing about all of this is that we get along much better now that she is 5,000 miles away (imagine that  :lol)

But the other good thing about all of this:  I am finally going to get to go visit her in May.  So far, plans are being made for Pearl Harbor, black sand beaches, and a surfing lesson.  I'm so excited :) :)

Don't forget Volcano National Park, and Mt. Maunaloa!  I lived on Oahu for 2 years, and have been to Kauai.  Never made it to the big island, but would love to go!


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« Reply #79 on: March 05, 2014, 09:09:08 PM »
Cool, I will definitely keep those in mind.  Thanks :)
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« Reply #80 on: June 06, 2014, 11:22:13 PM »
Time to ressurect this thread Chad!  Just got back, well 2 weeks or so ago, from our latest Cozumel trip!  Great time as always.  First vid and some pics from the trip!  15 days of relaxing in the sun with plenty of diving.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3JM6f812JAE


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« Reply #81 on: June 07, 2014, 05:25:16 AM »
Funny, I'm in my final day if vaca at Disney, and was gonna be resurrecting this myself shortly. Great shots as always Greg. Looking forward to seeing them on my laptop (on iPhone right now)
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« Reply #82 on: June 19, 2014, 04:11:19 PM »
Alrighty... Star Wars Weekends at Disney again this year.  Parlay'd a work conference in Orlando to a Disney vaca for the family.  So, for three days in the middle of the week, I went to the conference, while jingle.family went off and enjoyed themselves at the park.

The traditional first right with jingle.daughter



Random family shots:











One of many trips to the Disney Art classes:



Sundae at Ghiradelli's!



Someone was pooped:



On Big Thunder Run:



Mrs. Jingle's favorite ride, Primeval (or as jingle.daughter calls it, Prime-val) Whirl.  First shot is a true scream, but really she's having a blast.  Went on it twice in a row.





Of course, it was Star Wars Weekends, so, a selfie with Darth Maul was in order



And Hammil was the marquee attraction:



My how they've grown since our first trip to Disney in 2006:



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« Reply #83 on: June 19, 2014, 04:35:17 PM »
Primeval is Mrs. Jingles favorite ride? I can't stand that ride!!!

Anyhow, great pics!!!

I'm going for my 50th birthday in December! Can't wait! :metal

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« Reply #84 on: June 19, 2014, 04:42:38 PM »
How was the mine ride?

It was alright... nothing too special though.  Sure as shit isn't worth a 2 hour wait if you don't have a fast pass.  We all agreed it was better than the Barnstormer, but not as good as Thunder Run.
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« Reply #85 on: June 19, 2014, 05:11:34 PM »
You go every year?
     

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« Reply #86 on: June 19, 2014, 05:43:37 PM »
nah, just so happened I had this conference in Orlando, so we decided to double dip and take a vacation around it.  Not likely to go to Disney again anytime soon with the kids going into high school next year.  It was also kind of a graduation gift to them.
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« Reply #87 on: June 19, 2014, 07:37:47 PM »
Nice Disney pics! I thought I'd share a couple of photos from a recent vacation up to the Pacific northwest, where I spent a few days in Olympic National Park (Washington) and a few more remote areas in British Columbia. I apologize for the quality of some of these pictures, which I took on my iPhone.

Somewhere along my first little hike, a couple days in


Along the ridge


The perfect spot to fill up on water and have a nice lunch


And a view from afar


Made my way to the beach for a couple nights




Almost gave myself hypothermia swimming in this glacial lake. Burrr!


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« Reply #88 on: June 19, 2014, 08:33:46 PM »
I've been meaning to post a few pics from my trip to Hawaii last month

My mom picked me up at the airport and presented me with a beautiful plumeria lei, and wasted no time taking me to the bar for a mai tai  :biggrin:


Sea turtle on the black sand beach


Waipio Valley


Last sunset in Kona...it's apparently customary to take the lei you receive on your first day and throw it to the water on your last day as an offering/thank you to the goddess Pele. 


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« Reply #89 on: June 19, 2014, 09:24:21 PM »
Gorgeous hiking pics 'dawg.  On behalf of Canada, you're welcome.

Love Hawaii.  Never knew that tradition about the lei's.
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« Reply #90 on: June 19, 2014, 09:48:56 PM »
Gorgeous hiking pics 'dawg.  On behalf of Canada, you're welcome.

Love Hawaii.  Never knew that tradition about the lei's.

Yeah, I'd never heard of it either.  My mom may or may not have made it up.   :P  But she's actually been living in Kona for a year and a half, so I'll give her the benefit of the doubt.  It might be a locals thing.
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« Reply #91 on: June 19, 2014, 11:32:25 PM »
I've never been there, but I've seen people get lei's when coming off planes on TV shows and movies, so I don't think her mom made it up.
     

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« Reply #92 on: June 20, 2014, 06:03:52 AM »
My big vacation this year is Disney in December, but before that happens I have a vacation in Martha's Vineyard in August to look forward to!
 
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« Reply #93 on: June 20, 2014, 08:58:17 AM »
Getting geared up for our summer vacation.  After toying with the idea of heading to Florida, we decided to return to Cherry Grove, SC.  We love the area, and look forward to it!  Leaving for a week on July 5th.

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« Reply #94 on: June 20, 2014, 09:27:27 PM »
I've never been there, but I've seen people get lei's when coming off planes on TV shows and movies, so I don't think her mom made it up.


Because of TV/movies, I also thought that this was just something that happened when you landed in Hawaii, but it's not actually the case.  At least, it was not the case in Kona...it could be the case at the Honolulu airport but I'm really not sure.

But my mom is the master when it comes to "attention to detail" and she somehow knew I would love a lei/be disappointed if I didn't get one.  In fact, when I expressed to her how sad I was that they didn't give them out on the tarmac upon exiting the plane, her response was, "What the hell do you think this is, Fantasy Island?" And my response was, "Yes!"
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« Reply #95 on: June 24, 2014, 09:09:21 AM »
How was the mine ride?

It was alright... nothing too special though.  Sure as shit isn't worth a 2 hour wait if you don't have a fast pass.  We all agreed it was better than the Barnstormer, but not as good as Thunder Run.

Nice Disney pics. Love the before and after pics. That's a great idea. My kids have basically grown up at Disney. We were down there in April. The Mine Ride wasn't open yet.
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« Reply #96 on: June 25, 2014, 04:13:55 AM »
@Chad: Nice pictures, looks like you had a lot of fun  :smiley:

@Seneca: Previously I wasn't interested in going to Canada (except to meet Chad in person) but after seeing those pics I'm really stunned. Lovely places there.

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« Reply #97 on: September 10, 2014, 06:35:01 AM »
The TACs went on vacation this past August. Got on a plane for the first time in 15 years. Scared shitless to fly over the Atlantic. As some of you know, my oldest son is a special needs kid, and he has been obsessed with things like the Eiffel Tower and Big Ben. Loves all landmarks. So we figured WTF, let's take him! Spent a week in Paris (stayed down at Disney Paris) and London.









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« Reply #98 on: September 10, 2014, 06:47:12 AM »
Very nice Tim. Never been to Europe myself, but will one day. Not surprised you stayed at Disney :jets:

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« Reply #99 on: September 10, 2014, 07:33:28 AM »
Yeah, he's a beast. Only 13. A gentle giant, so football is not for him. I actually thought of you quite a bit, Chad, as I know you fly a lot. It took a lot for me to get on a plane, I'll tell you. I don't know how you do it. But it all went well. Flew into Paris, home from London.  Took a British Airways 747 home and the guy landed it as if it was a feather.
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« Reply #100 on: September 12, 2014, 06:26:41 AM »
Yeah, he's a beast. Only 13. A gentle giant, so football is not for him. I actually thought of you quite a bit, Chad, as I know you fly a lot. It took a lot for me to get on a plane, I'll tell you. I don't know how you do it. But it all went well. Flew into Paris, home from London.  Took a British Airways 747 home and the guy landed it as if it was a feather.

Nice... my landing this morning at 1am was like the plane was tackled.

You get used to flying.  The worst part about it these days is how much the airlines are shrinking the rows.  I can barely fit without my knees hitting the seat in front of me on most planes.  Very uncomfortable for any duration flight.  I've never been to europe, so don't know what that flight would be like.
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« Reply #101 on: September 12, 2014, 03:39:31 PM »
We flew a 757 over, which is just longer thn a 737. pretty cramped. I was very disappointed how cramped we were on the 747. I was extecting way more room.
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« Reply #102 on: September 13, 2014, 09:11:12 AM »
My turn!!!!!!


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« Reply #103 on: September 13, 2014, 09:21:04 AM »
The sunset on the beach was the bomb RJ.  also nice kill on the slots.
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« Reply #104 on: September 13, 2014, 09:51:18 AM »
That looks like the non-Seinfeld definition of "serenity now".
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