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Old 07-23-2019, 09:10 AM
Status: "Traveller " (set 13 days ago)
 
Location: Scotland
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Flying is always worth it to me. I couldn't really go anywhere if I didn't!

It's not a big deal to spend 2 days in transit to get to Thailand where we will spend 3 months. And if we can upgrade to business class, even better!
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Old 07-23-2019, 10:00 AM
 
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1. Disneyland & Knotts Berry Farm every 2 or 3 years with Grandkids.

2. Every year we visit the ocean for 2 nights/3 days usually placing an add on Craigslist to offer a rideshare to share gas expenses.

When we stay, we quickly collect enough muscle shells (calcium) to feed our chickens for 2-3 yrs. Keeps their little legs strong and keeps them from eating chicken eggs


We add some of the ground calcium shells to our own diets. These shells are in abundance so it takes little time to collect them
And little time to run them over with the truck smashing them into powder form
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Old 07-23-2019, 10:14 AM
 
Location: Middle of the ocean
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Sunrise is beautiful flying over Mt Shasta (at the moment). Lake Shasta is very scenic and full, will be in Carmel before noon.

TSA took <3 min this AM (and it was crowded).

<30 min Home to gate... including LT parking + shuttle + check-in + walking to furthest gate. Really not a big deal.

And I just saved 12 hr driving. + fuel, food, 'wear n tear' (on car and body)...
We went camping and boating at Lake Shasta a couple years ago, I love that area.
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Old 07-23-2019, 10:28 AM
 
Location: SoCal
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Flying is always worth it to me. I couldn't really go anywhere if I didn't!

It's not a big deal to spend 2 days in transit to get to Thailand where we will spend 3 months. And if we can upgrade to business class, even better!
Some places you have to fly, my husband and I are not good enough swimmers to swim to Hawaii from LAX.
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Old 07-23-2019, 10:33 AM
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Location: Scotland
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Some places you have to fly, my husband and I are not good enough swimmers to swim to Hawaii from LAX.
I have to fly everywhere. I live on an island - Great Britain. So getting to the US, Australia, Thailand would be extremely difficult. We can get to the continent via trains but we hardly go there any more.
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Old 07-23-2019, 04:03 PM
 
Location: NorCal
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Took a road trip for the 4th to the Southern Oregon coast, spent a week there relaxing. Haven't done that since wife became disabled several years ago. Almost forgot what it feels like to go on vacation.
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Old 07-24-2019, 12:15 PM
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Location: The beautiful Rogue Valley, Oregon
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I don't mind flying, but I am rather careful about arranging flights for my comfort. I make sure layovers are at least 2 hours so I don't have a mad dash when something runs slightly late - plus that gives me time to wander around, stretch, use a "real" restroom, see what local snacks there are - make sure that I don't get the last flight of the day out of anywhere, check out some of the seat map sites before I pick seats and if I am flying in to SFO, I make sure it is an early-morning flight (to try to avoid fog delays).

Flight segments over 4 hours, I always try to upgrade - often the upgrade to first on domestic is not that much more than the upgrades for Economy Plus plus a checked bag plus priority boarding. International is quite a different story.
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Old 07-24-2019, 02:20 PM
 
Location: Scottsdale, AZ
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Some places you have to fly, my husband and I are not good enough swimmers to swim to Hawaii from LAX.
Hawaiian circle cruises departing from San Diego. HAL does a good job with these. Last time we went it was on Zaandam.
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Old 07-24-2019, 02:42 PM
 
Location: SoCal
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Hawaiian circle cruises departing from San Diego. HAL does a good job with these. Last time we went it was on Zaandam.
These cruises are much more expensive then what I’m willing to pay. My daughter just went on one week Disney Cruise to the Bahamas, I think it was like $3000 or something, peak season, my husband and I were horrified. We only pay $119 one way to Hawaii from LAX, so cost wise and time wise, flying comes out ahead.
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Old 07-24-2019, 09:31 PM
 
Location: too far from the sea
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We go to England every other year. Due to go for the last time this fall, will say good bye to dh's little grandson--thank goodness for FB so we can see him grow. From then on, if we can still afford it, fly to FL and take cruises. We both find cruises to be really relaxing, getting away from all the little problems and a complete change of scene. Problem is the airfare to FL--it costs about as much as going to the UK economy just to get to FL and then stay overnight in a hotel to get a cruise. Oh well, put it on a credit card and pay it off in one year interest free.
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