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Old 08-31-2013, 02:00 PM
 
Location: Washington D.C.
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Well we've reached the end of another summer. Starting on Tuesday, kids will be back in school, and the adults will have returned from their vacations back into the workforce once again. I kind of hate this time of the year, because that just means that we're closer to the return of winter which I hate. This was a great summer for me, I was able to travel a lot, including travelling to LA back in late May for a week, and then going to Dubai for 3 weeks in late June/early July. I've been off for the last week at the beach here in Ocean City, and already dread the trek back home to DC on Monday. At least here in the DC area we'll be warm enough until late October, but I'm already dreading the cooler weather upcoming, along with the shorter daylight.


So, how did you all spend your summer break? Was it eventful enough?
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Old 09-01-2013, 02:36 AM
 
Location: California
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This year did not have the finances i would have liked, so longer vacations or traveling out of state was not possible.... so i was content this summer to enjoy a dozen or so day-trips upcoast
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Old 09-01-2013, 08:53 AM
 
Location: Tennessee
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So, how did you all spend your summer break? Was it eventful enough?
I spent mine looking forward to Fall. We actually have about another 6 weeks of "summer" here. It can be in the upper 80s here into October during the daytime. I don't travel in the summer. I'm retired. I wait for everyone to be back at work and school or I go in May.
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Old 09-01-2013, 09:04 AM
 
Location: Gorgeous Scotland
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Not a 'break' for me since we are retired and kids are long gone. We travel all during the year (as much as we can while we are still healthy and fit). But this summer we spent a month in the US visiting my family and grandkids. Otherwise, it was local(ish) trips. This month we'll travel to Ireland.
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Old 09-01-2013, 10:18 AM
 
Location: Maryland
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I spent mine working and counting the days till my next 2 cruises with Royal Caribbean. I'll cruise to the Bahamas for the first time this month with them. Also, I'm working on my next trip which hopefully will be a Panama Canal cruise in April 2014. We'll see on that.
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Old 09-01-2013, 12:56 PM
 
Location: Chandler
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Most kids here have been back to school for a month already! However, summer is a long, long, long way from being over with. We will have at least another 6-8 weeks for 100 plus degree temps before it will "cool" off to the 90's and below. At least by October the evenings will start to dip into the 70's and we will have some cool mornings, so that always helps.

I spend my summers either hibernating inside or making plans to get out of the heat. We spent 4th of July weekend up in the pines of Northern Arizona at Christopher Creek. Spent 4 days the end of July in San Diego on the beach with my hubby and another 4 days in San Diego the end of August with my daughter for our 8th annual mother/daughter beach & shopping trip. No men allowed! Next hope for cool weather will be a trip to Bozeman the end of September for our daughters bridal shower with family up there that won't be able to attend the wedding in December.

All in all, hasn't been too bad of a summer. Only about 2 weeks of 110 plus degree days total. But when the temps go above 100 by the 2nd week in May and don't cool off again until mid to late October, it gets rather wearing on a body. Fall, winter and springs here are FABULOUS though!

When you all get sick of the cold weather this year, come for a visit in February. Best month out of the year. Low 70's and sunshine every day. Can't beat it.
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Old 09-01-2013, 12:58 PM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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Well we've reached the end of another summer. Starting on Tuesday, kids will be back in school, and the adults will have returned from their vacations back into the workforce once again. I kind of hate this time of the year, because that just means that we're closer to the return of winter which I hate. This was a great summer for me, I was able to travel a lot, including travelling to LA back in late May for a week, and then going to Dubai for 3 weeks in late June/early July. I've been off for the last week at the beach here in Ocean City, and already dread the trek back home to DC on Monday. At least here in the DC area we'll be warm enough until late October, but I'm already dreading the cooler weather upcoming, along with the shorter daylight.


So, how did you all spend your summer break? Was it eventful enough?
Lots of kids have already gone back to school: kids in Texas, NM and here in AR have been in school foe a couple of weeks. I think that is insane, truthfully. But now, how did we spend our summer? We didn't do a darn thing exciting, we are retired and do our traveling when kids are not everywhere. We will be in Canada for a week the end of this month and in Dec we will be on a 12 day cruise. We barely get back in time for Christmas celebration with our family.
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Old 09-01-2013, 01:21 PM
 
Location: Phila4Now
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Stuck at home listening to noisy neighbors
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Old 09-01-2013, 09:29 PM
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In the beautiful California sun! Such a relief after living in Florida for so long.
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Old 09-01-2013, 10:11 PM
 
Location: We_tside PNW (Columbia Gorge) / CO / SA TX / Thailand
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Yes, 'retirement' is pretty nice for 'Summer' and Fall and winter and Spring - Been "Off-the-clock" for nearly 10 yrs and yet another 10yrs before I am to 'retirement' age... SAVED for yrs at a meager hourly job and single income 'homeschool family'. (living / traveling on a shoestring)

Tough to beat PNW for summer. (Portland / Seattle / Vancouver BC) Tho Alaska CAN be nicer summer than lower 48 PNW!!

Tonight I'm enjoying fresh wild berries and Steelhead grilled on a cedar plank... it's that time of the yr.

I travel most of the yr, but stay home in the summer. (tho did a couple 2-3000 road trips and 6 flights 'just for fun'.)

Back to Thailand and Singapore and San Diego this month, but home in time for a Motorcycle 'relocation' trip to take one of my extra bikes from Colorado to NM Balloon Fiesta (Oct 5-12), then on to Hill Country, Tx. Via Carlsbad and Big Bend Parks.

I do hope to spend a summer 'barging' and 'biking' in Europe soon. Probably before I meet my USA NP 'Golden Age' eligibility. After THAT (age 62) I will be very busy in USA parks, but not in Summer time. For many yrs I had a delivery route to Yellowstone and Black Hills + I grew up in touristy Estes Park, Colorado. I know WHERE I like to spend my summers, and it is not THERE!
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