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The 2019 vacation plans thread

Hink

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I am going to go on quite a few vacations this year.... and I am not sorry about that.
 

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Moderator note:

Boom, baby! First thread split of the year!
 

Hink

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Wow... I see how this year is going to start...

With that said, we are seeing the standard places (NYC, Colorado, and Disney), but adding in an odd one, Gatlinburg. I will be glad to get back to Colorado this year, as I missed it last year, but I also loved Maine (thanks LP!).
 

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I have some work travel front-loaded this year, combined with several weekend trips down to south Georgia to get my parents' old house ready to go on the market, so we probably won't go anywhere for vacation until May at the earliest - probably just sitting on a beach somewhere in the Caribbean. We also used to head down to Savannah every year for a long weekend around Fathers Day (no specific reason tied to the occasion, just seemed to be a weekend that worked for us), and I'd like to do that again this year. Nothing concrete beyond those two so far, just the possibility of a couple of things tied to work travel for each of us (flying out to meet and extending the trip a few days on our own dime). If neither of those work out, we'll figure out somewhere to go in the fall.
 

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I'm going to Colorado for a week during the summer, to stay with my sister in her condo in the mountains west of Denver. It's been five years since I went last time. Not sure if my daughter will accompany me or not.

I'm also planning to visit St. Louis some weekend to catch a Cardinals game and see the sights, such as they are.:h:
 

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We just bought our plane tickets for 10 days in Naples, Florida in early April and in May we are planning to go to Denver for an extended weekend with our oldest daughter (leaving the by-then-3-year-old with the grandparents). My wife's cousin is retiring from the Air Force and having a party. I don't really care about the party but I liked Denver when I was there for work in '17 so this gives us an excuse to go back. We'll only have a bit of time for sightseeing so we're planning on Garden of the Gods and some of the scenic things down near Colorado Springs.

I also have a conference for a week in June in St. Louis. I've never been there (other than the airport) and I'm looking forward to it. I like to run through the neighborhoods when I go on these conferences and I've always wanted to explore the "private places" in St. Louis.

Our kids have a week off of school in February. We don't have anything planned but I might take a day off of work and take the kids to one of those hotels with an indoor waterpark for the day. We don't have any summer vacation plans, just the typical weekly trips out to the beach. Last year, my wife was out there with the kids a few nights almost every week and I think she's planning to do that again this year.
 

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Probably a cabin for a week in Gatlinburg to enjoy the Great Smoky Mountains. One of my favorite memories growing up was camping out there with a bunch of my cousins. We'll do it with a little more comfort this go-round, but I'm looking forward to going back there with CCG to enjoy the scenic offerings. :)
 

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What a First World problem -

How spend 6 weeks of Vacation -

already reserved 1 week - the two mondays before election days (scheduled holidays) & 3 days of X-mas week (going to California to brother 's family and Mom)
 

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I have a multi-day cycling trip from Pittsburgh to Cumberland. I may take a long Easter weekend that will include cycling and a visit with my daughter. I’m trying not to have to use up vacation days in the end of the year.
 

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MLK Weekend: Providence, RI
President's Day Weekend: TBD
Spring Break: Portland, ME
Memorial Day Weekend: Beach House
4th of July Week: Beach House
August: Dominican Republic
Labor Day Weekend: Beach House
October: 3 day cruise to Bahamas or Bermuda
Thanksgiving: 5 day cruise to Key West & Cuba
 

Richmond Jake

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A visit to the west coast this spring. We need to use the airfare tickets we purchased to travel last November but had to cancel due to the hurricane.
 

Otis

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Italy for the month of April then a road trip through Wyoming and Colorado in July. Probably the DC area in September (my high school reunion)
 

dandy_warhol

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First family trip to Disney in spring!

Then I am headed to Germany with friends this fall.

Probably a family camping/hiking trip in there too. And maybe a trip to the Cape.
 

Bubba

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I have some work travel front-loaded this year, combined with several weekend trips down to south Georgia to get my parents' old house ready to go on the market, so we probably won't go anywhere for vacation until May at the earliest - probably just sitting on a beach somewhere in the Caribbean. We also used to head down to Savannah every year for a long weekend around Fathers Day (no specific reason tied to the occasion, just seemed to be a weekend that worked for us), and I'd like to do that again this year. Nothing concrete beyond those two so far, just the possibility of a couple of things tied to work travel for each of us (flying out to meet and extending the trip a few days on our own dime). If neither of those work out, we'll figure out somewhere to go in the fall.
Plans have started solidifying - Savannah for a long weekend (one of my favorite things to do - no "we have to do this" plans, just eat, drink, and geek out on architecture), and NYC for a few days (bringing along my sister who somehow, with all of her travelling, has never been to NY). The fall getaway is still TBD - still not sure if we want to do something domestic (Las Vegas - one of my cousins is the head of security at a major hotel/casino on The Strip) or just head south of the U.S. to sit on a beach.

I'm also sort of starting to think about a trip to Europe next year...Portugal and southern Spain? Italy and Greece (and/or Croatia)? Northern Europe? Too many choices...
 

JNA

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First world problem - have 6 weeks - 3 weeks reserved/scheduled still have 3 weeks to take.
 

Salmissra

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Four days in Chicago in June, including a Cubs game. I haven't been there since college.

Headed to Vegas around Christmas/New Year - my sister will be stateside for a few weeks, and wants to catch a show and just be a tourist there for a couple of days. Hubby perked up when I told him he could come along.

No set plans for any of the long Holiday weekends. We just bought a house, so probably going to stay around here this year.
 

kms

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I’m going on a group cycling trip from Pittsburgh-ish to Cumberland, MD. I have quite a few long weekends and daytrips planned, too.
 

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A week in June at the beach in RJ's backyard. It has been several years since we've been so I hope the food recommendations he made last time are still around.
 

Planit

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A long weekend in July, but limited due to Mrs. P's new job.

Back home to FLA in August for a week.

Late season Braves game weekend and/or ATLUTD match.

Looking into a couple college visits with The Girl this fall, but her schedule is packed.

My brother has mentioned heading somewhere for a golf weekend this fall too, but no details yet.

SanFran (APA) trip did not happen and its looking like Louisville (CNU) will not happen for me. I was looking forward to meeting up with Gedunker for a Louisville Bats game but oh well. Not really happy about that, but its the way it is.
 

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MLK Weekend: Providence, RI Snowed out :confused:
President's Day Weekend: Beach House
Spring Break: Portland, ME :)
Memorial Day Weekend: Beach House :)
4th of July Week: Beach House
August: Dominican Republic Rescheduled for end of year.
Labor Day Weekend: Beach House
October: 3 day cruise to Bahamas or Bermuda Traded for cruise with friends in February 2020
Thanksgiving: 5 day cruise to Key West & Cuba Likely spend at home.
 

zman

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Shameless RV Camping in Montana, Idaho, and the Oregon coast this summer.
A couple obligatory trips to Denver to see family (and most likely GABF).
Next week: IT conference in the Bay Area. And thinking of adding a couple days in DC before the NRPA conference in Baltimore in September.
 

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Shameless RV Camping in Montana, Idaho, and the Oregon coast this summer.
A couple obligatory trips to Denver to see family (and most likely GABF).
Next week: IT conference in the Bay Area. And thinking of adding a couple days in DC before the NRPA conference in Baltimore in September.
Man wins the summer, game over
 

Richmond Jake

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We returned last night from an over one week visit to California. Flights delayed due to weather. I'm still exhausted. Did I miss anything important?
 

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I'm noticing I don't take the traditional vacation. I usually take two or three days around a weekend and go to Disney (land and world interchangeably). I do go quite often though, been to Disneyland twice this year, and WDW once. Another one (to visit Star Wars Land) on June 3rd! I can't fathom taking an entire week off. Maybe because I'm to young and fresh in my job.
 
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