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#33598 of 34261 Re: Guess where juice is.... [kyfdx]
Apr 06, 2012 (1:21 pm)
We really just wanted to unplug and chill out, so this was perfect. The kids are small and complain when they have to walk a lot.
I love the ocean, always have, so that's where I tended to go.
We did Duns River Falls on our honeymoon, so this time we passed.
My favorite activity was probably snorkeling. Beach volley ball and sailing close behind. My wife? Reading on the breezy beaches!
I dragged them out a couple of times, but we didn't get very adventurous.
#33599 of 34261 Re: Guess where juice is.... [ateixeira]
Apr 06, 2012 (1:39 pm)
Sounds like fun, nonetheless. My dad is going to be in Puerto Rico for a couple of months next winter, and invited us to come down for a visit. My wife flat refuses though, so I doubt it will happen.
Apr 08, 2012 (7:41 am)
spring break started on March 30 ... got home from work about 4 ... nothing packed and left by 5:30 to drive to Texas ...
dropped dog off at husband's parents' house (about 90 miles away) and then off we went ... stopped in Effingham for the night, then back on the road ..
were in husband's 97 Lincoln Town Car with a 'known' minor transmission issue (but confident it would survive the trip) ... (mine is still waiting for the AC to be fixed!)
somewhere in MO I'm driving and we had a warning 'beeping' that is the same as the signal for 'low gas' but I KNOW we have plenty of gas ... realize the car is overheating .. pull onto shoulder (nothing around ya know) and blast heater and gauge immediately drops to normal ... back into traffic and things are fine ... for another hour or so ... and it happens again ... another quick cool down and .. back on the road ...
across Arkansas on I-40 (with all the huge number of semis) and ... it happens again - only THIS time I just got on a bridge and it's not coming down as fast ... I'm slowly moving on the shoulder with the trucks zipping by and we got the heat down (as we're burning up) and got back on the highway to get off the bridge and check it out a bit more thoroughly ... only the bridge turns out to be about 6 miles long and ends in ROAD CONSTRUCTION .. so now I'm in a single lane with NO shoulders and praying to get through the construction area .. (about 12 miles long!)
we got off the road (finally) and we had plenty of coolant, hoses all seemed fine, etc so we figured it was a thermostat problem ...
drove on with the heater full blast (did I mention the outside air was 88 degrees at that point? - the HIGHEST I saw the entire trip, of course!) ... through Little Rock (cause who knows where there is a auto parts place? ... not me! - yeah .. no GPS ... lol) ... finally pulled off in Malvern and found a place to buy a thermostat and cheap tools to change it ... husband put it on the hot car and we finally had AC again! ... worked fine rest of trip ... but that 100 miles or so with the heat blasting was NASTY !!!!
(so we're not good car mechanics ... we managed ... ) .. i called him a 'genius' for fixing the car ... he said he didn't know much about fixing cars ... my response is that he KNEW what to do in this case so that made him a 'genius' ... lol
we had a good trip .. enjoyed visiting with family and friends, but got back late last night .. lots to do today and I have to work tomorrow (boo hiss ... we didn't win the big lottery!)
#33601 of 34261 Re: road trip! [ladywclass]
by steve_ HOST
Apr 08, 2012 (11:58 am)
Fun, fun. Love your packing techniques.
We spent the night in Effingham last month on our road trip south.
#33602 of 34261 Re: road trip! [steve_]
Apr 08, 2012 (1:08 pm)
we operate under the philosophy that as long as we have the prescription meds we can buy anything we forget at WalMart .... (the only thing I forgot was my TOOTHBRUSH!)
#33603 of 34261 Re: road trip! [steve_]
Apr 09, 2012 (12:31 pm)
That's funny. I call my place "Effinghome," but I think that's for a different reason.
#33604 of 34261 Re: road trip! [xwesx]
Apr 09, 2012 (1:30 pm)
not necessarily ... LOL
#33605 of 34261 Re: Guess where juice is.... [xwesx]
Apr 17, 2012 (11:57 am)
We went to Puerto Rico last year. That was even easier than Jamaica...no passports necessary, no currency issues, and your cell phone works for free.
Tell her I said you should go! It's really just about the easiest place to travel to.
#33606 of 34261 Re: Guess where juice is.... [ateixeira]
Apr 17, 2012 (1:51 pm)
Thanks, juice; I'll do that!
Somehow, though, I don't think it will make a difference.
Then again, with the price of flights, it might not make a difference even if she *did* want to go!
#33607 of 34261 Re: Guess where juice is.... [xwesx]
Apr 18, 2012 (9:49 am)
Yeah jet fuel ain't cheap!