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User currently offlineSeb146 From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 11124 posts, RR: 15
Posted (6 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 1671 times:

This is for everyone in the Northern Hemisphere or those in the Southern Hemisphere who didn't post anything over their summer holiday.

I just got back from my summer holiday visiting family in Salt Lake City, Utah. The Capital building was still closed, the observation deck on top of the LDS Office Building was closed, the governers mansion was closed, most of the freeways were still under construction, Trolley Square was almost completely empty (we had dinner at the Brazilian restaurant one night), but my family is well and I (hopefully) was on TV. So, how was your summer holiday?

At the Salt Lake:


At the Capital:


Being a dork at "This Is The Place" monument:


At the Salt Flats:



Life in the wall is a drag.
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User currently offlineBraybuddy From Ireland, joined Aug 2004, 5575 posts, RR: 32
Reply 1, posted (6 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 1665 times:



SUMMER?????????/


User currently offlineKmh1956 From Bermuda, joined Jun 2005, 3324 posts, RR: 7
Reply 2, posted (6 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 1660 times:

What summer holiday? I took 3 days off in July while my daughter was visiting...and it poured rain for two of those. I work for a school, and I guarantee that when the teachers come back next week, many of them will be bitching and whining about how their holiday was too short.

So, if after next week I don't post for a while, you'll know I've been arrested for killing a teacher or two.



'Somebody tell me why I'm on my own if there's a soulmate for everyone' :Natasha Bedingfield
User currently offlineAsuflyer05 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 2371 posts, RR: 3
Reply 3, posted (6 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 1654 times:

I leave Friday for Holiday

New Jersey/New York/Honolulu/Guam/Sydney/Cairns

8/31 - PHX-EWR
9/6 - EWR-MSP-HNL
9/7-8 - HNL-GUM via the CO Mike Island Hopper
9/9-10 - GUM-CNS-SYD
9/15 - SYD-CNS
9/17-16 - CNS-GUM-HNL
9/20 - HNL-LAX-IAH-PHX

I can't wait to load the flights into my flight memory.


User currently offlineWalter747 From United States of America, joined Oct 2006, 1440 posts, RR: 5
Reply 4, posted (6 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 1646 times:

Quoting Asuflyer05 (Reply 3):
I leave Friday for Holiday

New Jersey/New York/Honolulu/Guam/Sydney/Cairns

8/31 - PHX-EWR
9/6 - EWR-MSP-HNL
9/7-8 - HNL-GUM via the CO Mike Island Hopper
9/9-10 - GUM-CNS-SYD
9/15 - SYD-CNS
9/17-16 - CNS-GUM-HNL
9/20 - HNL-LAX-IAH-PHX

I can't wait to load the flights into my flight memory.

Wow that looks expensive.



Hussel, Hussel, Husel, Grind, Grind, Grind
User currently offlineAsuflyer05 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 2371 posts, RR: 3
Reply 5, posted (6 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 1644 times:

Quoting Walter747 (Reply 4):

Wow that looks expensive.

135,000 OnePass Miles and $96.50 for most of it. Only the PHX-EWR is "revenue."


User currently offlineJGPH1A From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (6 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 1634 times:

I'm only going on holiday at the end of September, and I'm in an agony of indecision about where to go - I want somewhere nice and relaxing, but interesting, and with some fun flying too. Helllppppp meeee - I'm so crap and disorganised. Suggestions welcome.

User currently offlineNdebelebev From Sudan, joined Apr 2004, 877 posts, RR: 46
Reply 7, posted (6 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 1622 times:

Quoting JGPH1A (Reply 6):
and with some fun flying too.

Talk to Plymspotter.... He always comes up with some weird and wonderful routings to take. Just read his trip reports from when he went to the Philippines.

As for me my holiday will be in November. Off to Thailand and Cambodia with my mum. Am gonna see how many airport shops I can lose her in this time. Bless her!!!

Bev xx



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User currently offlineJGPH1A From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (6 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 1618 times:

Quoting Ndebelebev (Reply 7):
Off to Thailand and Cambodia with my mum. Am gonna see how many airport shops I can lose her in this time. Bless her!!!

Fun ! And you should attach one of those GPS tags on your mum, in case she wanders off  Smile


User currently offlineNdebelebev From Sudan, joined Apr 2004, 877 posts, RR: 46
Reply 9, posted (6 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 1612 times:

Quoting JGPH1A (Reply 8):
GPS tags

Yeah I feel like doing that sometimes... I even had to have her tannoyed in Tesco's once!!!

Bev xx



Her Pose Is That Of Someone... Who Knows It All And Is In Total Control Of Her World... Little Does She Know...
User currently offlineAirframeAS From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 14150 posts, RR: 25
Reply 10, posted (6 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 1606 times:

My summer vacation was a grand one: SCHOOL! I graudated from A&P school on Aug 10th. Now I need a Fall vacation to make up for the last two summers I didnt get to take off!


A Safe Flight Begins With Quality Maintenance On The Ground.
User currently offlinePlymSpotter From Spain, joined Jun 2004, 11572 posts, RR: 61
Reply 11, posted (6 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 1596 times:

Quoting Ndebelebev (Reply 7):
Quoting JGPH1A (Reply 6):
and with some fun flying too.

Talk to Plymspotter.... He always comes up with some weird and wonderful routings to take. Just read his trip reports from when he went to the Philippines.

Well, got to get on the rare aircraft you know! As I already said in another thread - you should go to the Philippines, plenty of rare aircraft there (DHC7, ATP, BAe146-100, B732, CN-235 etc...) although perhaps don't go to Jolo like I did!  silly  Or what about Mexico/Central America (hurricanes permitting I know), Russia for Tu 134/154 (I don't see that on your map yet), India, or maybe if you're too hot up here in Europe you could go to Argentina, Chile or somewhere else in South America - perhaps even do the three day trek up to Machu Picchu? Plenty of fabulous places to see in the world!


After my initial summer holiday abroad to the Philippines for a good time and to fly some rare aircraft like the YS-11, (Trip reports Part 1 and Part 2 ) I am staying in the UK for the rest of the summer. I've got plenty of jobs keeping me busy, word has now gotten out that I'm good at building fences, so my family are lining up the jobs thick and fast... off to Wales to reconstruct King Offers Dyke soon! Puts a bit of cash in my pocket too, enabling me to save up for a trip to Iran in the Autumn - too hot I think to go there during the summer!


Dan Smile



...love is just a camouflage for what resembles rage again...
User currently offlineShawn Patrick From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 2607 posts, RR: 17
Reply 12, posted (6 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 1586 times:

Yeah, didn't have much of a break. All I did was flight training to get my instructor certificates and worked (flying for a small airline to the bahamas). I had about 5 days in HNL/SFO in May, 6 days in Colorado (home) in august, and a weeklong internship in august. Yeah, I agree with above poster... I need a make-up vacation. Oh wait, classes start today.

Shawn


User currently offlineUSAFHummer From United States of America, joined May 2000, 10685 posts, RR: 53
Reply 13, posted (6 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 1580 times:

Just got back from Europe a few days ago after 2.5 weeks there...spent most of the time visiting family in Denmark and England, but also took a few days to swing through Benelux by train and also hopped over to Ireland for the day...

However, one of the big highlights for me was finally being able to see a European pro soccer game in person (FC Kobenhavn vs. Esbjerg @ Parken in CPH) in person...the verdict from this American football fan: Game itself still sucks, but the atmosphere was incredible...




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User currently offlineJGPH1A From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (6 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 1574 times:

Quoting PlymSpotter (Reply 11):
perhaps even do the three day trek up to Machu Picchu?

What, walk ? Don't be silly. Don't they have palanquins in Peru ?

I just want to go somewhere and relax. Charging around the jungle is exhausting - I might break a nail ! Somewhere relaxing, with fun planes.


User currently offlineDavestanKSAN From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 1678 posts, RR: 14
Reply 15, posted (6 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 1573 times:

Going to KOA via HNL this Friday. Hopefully HNL is okay after our friend JGPH1A got done with it....tehehehehe.

Dave



Yesterday we've sinned, today we move towards God. Touch the sky....love and respect...Safe Star!
User currently offlineJGPH1A From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (6 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 1563 times:

Quoting DavestanKSAN (Reply 15):
Going to KOA via HNL this Friday. Hopefully HNL is okay after our friend JGPH1A got done with it....tehehehehe.

Sadly, HNL can no longer be fashionable, one has been there, one is no longer there, the fabulousness is gone. It is as if the light has gone out of the universe for those who remain. And anyway, I bought all the nice loud shirts. I recommend Cheeseburgers in Paradise, they do a mean pina colada in a big plastic pineapple (classy !).

I've been hunting the interweb all night and I cant find any holiday or destination that suits my requirements.

- Affordable
- Hugely luxurious
- Relaxing
- Requires amusing travel
- Requires no effort to book (ie. can be booked online).

It's hell having high standards !


User currently offlinePlymSpotter From Spain, joined Jun 2004, 11572 posts, RR: 61
Reply 17, posted (6 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 1558 times:

Quoting JGPH1A (Reply 16):
- Affordable
- Hugely luxurious
- Relaxing
- Requires amusing travel
- Requires no effort to book (ie. can be booked online).

Skegness?  duck 



...love is just a camouflage for what resembles rage again...
User currently offlineJGPH1A From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (6 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 1553 times:

Quoting PlymSpotter (Reply 17):
Skegness?

WAY too near Skidmarks for comfort. Besides, I might be seen there, and I would be forced to commit suicide.


User currently offlineNdebelebev From Sudan, joined Apr 2004, 877 posts, RR: 46
Reply 19, posted (6 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 1549 times:

Quoting JGPH1A (Reply 18):
near Skidmarks

Come to Southport... At least you will be separated from Skiddy by the Pennines plus you can fly into LPL on one of those exotic EZY 737's from Nice.... Plus Southport is something of a Retirement town so you should fit in quite well with the locals!!!!

Bev xx



Her Pose Is That Of Someone... Who Knows It All And Is In Total Control Of Her World... Little Does She Know...
User currently offlineDavestanKSAN From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 1678 posts, RR: 14
Reply 20, posted (6 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 1542 times:

Quoting JGPH1A (Reply 16):
And anyway, I bought all the nice loud shirts. I recommend Cheeseburgers in Paradise, they do a mean pina colada in a big plastic pineapple (classy !).

BLASTED!!!! Oh well hopefully I can impress the Hawaiian ladies with my other shirts.  couple 

Quoting JGPH1A (Reply 16):
- Affordable
- Hugely luxurious
- Relaxing
- Requires amusing travel
- Requires no effort to book (ie. can be booked online).

It's hell having high standards !

Ever visit the Grand Canyon? You can ride donkeys. They groom them to the highest standard.

Seriously how about SAN? You can go NCE-FRA-CLT-SAN, NCE-FRA-SFO-SAN, or, the other way. NCE-NRT-TIJ and take the trolley to SAN. Although that's only for mear peasants such as me.

There's plenty to do, great places to stay, great food, and I can make you a veggie burger, bwhahahaha.

Dave



Yesterday we've sinned, today we move towards God. Touch the sky....love and respect...Safe Star!
User currently offlineTom in NO From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 7194 posts, RR: 35
Reply 21, posted (6 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 1534 times:

Did a long trip report on our New Orleans to SoCal road trip back in early June. Tis here: http://www.airliners.net/discussions/non_aviation/read.main/1652534

Tom at MSY



"The criminal ineptitude makes you furious"-Bruce Springsteen, after seeing firsthand the damage from Hurricane Katrina
User currently offlineJGPH1A From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 22, posted (6 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days ago) and read 1517 times:

Quoting Ndebelebev (Reply 19):
Plus Southport is something of a Retirement town so you should fit in quite well with the locals!!!!

Insolent wench ! Please observe the signature; I await your grovelling retraction upon the hour !

Quoting DavestanKSAN (Reply 20):
Oh well hopefully I can impress the Hawaiian ladies with my other shirts.

Unless they're made of 100 dollar bills (and worn by someone else), this is unlikely.

That NRT-TIJ leg sounds amusing - that's an AM 777 right ? Hmmm - tempting. But SAN - what does one do there ? Is it somewhere one can be seen ? I mean, well, California... euww.

 Smile


User currently offlineNdebelebev From Sudan, joined Apr 2004, 877 posts, RR: 46
Reply 23, posted (6 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days ago) and read 1516 times:

Quoting JGPH1A (Reply 22):
Please observe the signature

Oh yes! The signature... I do recall conversations about it in KEF... I do most humbly apologise or I might not end up in Thailand and Cambodia in November with your powers at Amadeus!!!

Bev xx



Her Pose Is That Of Someone... Who Knows It All And Is In Total Control Of Her World... Little Does She Know...
User currently offlinePlymSpotter From Spain, joined Jun 2004, 11572 posts, RR: 61
Reply 24, posted (6 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days ago) and read 1505 times:

Quoting Ndebelebev (Reply 23):
Oh yes! The signature... I do recall conversations about it in KEF... I do most humbly apologise or I might not end up in Thailand and Cambodia in November with your powers at Amadeus!!!

But on the plus side you would get to fly Air Koryo Wink  silly 



...love is just a camouflage for what resembles rage again...
25 Post contains images DavestanKSAN : Blasphemy!! Indeed it is. Plenty to do, Seaworld (Shamu is there, okay so I won't make a joke) lots of animals, whales, dolphins, rides, sea life, fu
26 Post contains links and images Aloges : three marvellous weeks in June: LH/UA FRA-MUC-ORD-DCA then on to NYC and Boston by train back to ORD on UA and finally ORD-MUC-FRA on LH
27 DC10extender : I spent a week in Grand Cayman scuba diving in june and two weeks in Spain, France, Germany, and Austria in July. Thats all for now.
28 EXTspotter : You could always go to the Channel Islands. You can fly the Trislander. Those are wierd. Plus probably a bit safer than the majority of the flights Pl
29 Seb146 : I flew PDX-SAN a few years ago to help a friend move. It was a great ride. I never got to ride the trolley to TIJ or do anything in SAN. He lived in
30 JGPH1A : Honey, I'm not from Havana ! Just form an orderly queue, and we'll see how we get on. I only have 2 weeks vacation, after all. I would like to go to
31 Post contains images Seb146 : The only reason I mention that is you can pet a shark at the aquarium. Seriously. Oh, honey!!! There is only room enough in this state for one fabulo
32 JGPH1A : Yes, well, your lax standards are notorious ! Try and demonstrate a little discernment, do ! And I would do this because...? We'll soon see about tha
33 Post contains images Seb146 : Sweetie, let me assure you there are many MANY times I have heard those around me say things like "this is so much fun" and "you need to hang out her
34 Post contains links and images Lewis : It was great! Had lots of fun. I visited Barcelona Lefkada and Santorini
35 Post contains images PlymSpotter : Well, he could if he could fit in a Trislander Dan
36 RobertNL070 : Next Wednesday we are fleeing to AGP for a week's worth of Mediterranean sun after our dismal summer here. Robert
37 Post contains images JGPH1A : Force yourself ? HAH - you have a streetlight with your name engraved on it on Castro Street. Cornish is so jealous. Portland ? America's answer to B
38 Post contains images Seb146 : Show's how much you know: that street light is on Market! Hey, if I am not here, they may as well roll up the sidewalks and turn out the lights!
39 Post contains images Aloges : Precisely that is the point. How many times then does one have to fly a route to get all the various bits of your vast self from one place to another
40 JGPH1A : I thought they did. 8pm every night. Welcome To Portland, Now Go Home !
41 JGPH1A : The phrase "he makes the room seem smaller somehow" refers to what we Anglophones like to call "personality". I know this is something alien to you,
42 Post contains images Aloges : It may or may not be of particular concern to a superb(ish) being such as yourself, but in the world that we, the ordinary plebs, call "reality", tha
43 JGPH1A : Oh, so very ordinary ! Pah ! Reality ? How droll. Rampant self-orbitting egocentricity has no need of such a prosaic notion.
44 Aloges : I see... the la(r)d(y)'s not for turning, is he? OK, my cast ballots may now gag and asphyxiate me for that one. No, no, no!
45 JGPH1A : What are you babbling about, you insane Mittel-European ? Cast ballots ? Cast bollocks, I fear. Nonetheless, I hope the bit about gagging and asphyxi
46 Aloges : But m'dear Sir, such mundane utterances from your (or maybe rather "yore") sacred lips? I am appalled!
47 Seb146 : Well, they did when I was in SLC, but now that I am back, the champaigne has been flowing and the ticker tape has not stopped! Didn't you hear they e
48 Aloges : So it's a good job you didn't move to Cleveland.
49 Post contains images Seb146 : Honey, it's great to be anywhere I am
50 Post contains images JGPH1A : Surely "river" is somewhat euphemistic. "Open sewer" would be so much more honest and of course makes clear at once why they named it after you. The
51 Post contains images Skidmarks : We live in hope, as does theblubber industry!! Come to Scunthorpe on Humber and enjoy the exotic Fokkers and stuff at Humberside, see the chavs in th
52 JGPH1A : Why not ? Not that I would be caught dead in Maidstone, but what is happening there on the 23rd ? The annual Skidmarks "knotted hanky on the head, kh
53 Post contains images Skidmarks : Stepdaughter is getting married and I have to attend Which means hobnobbing with her family and all the other hangers on of her fathers side! Chavs g
54 JGPH1A : I'm sure you'll make a lovely bridesmaid.
55 Post contains links and images OHLHD : Norway: Alta-Fjord Around TOS: North Norway Taken from one of these many ferries in North Norway Midnight at our Summerhouse I flew this one from ZRH
56 Post contains images Seb146 : Your jealousy is SO transparent!
57 JGPH1A : Just like your underwear - you tart !
58 Post contains images Skidmarks : Unlike yours, which are mostly made from top-grade tarpaulin and solid oak! Andy
60 Seb146 : Only for those special occasions.... PlymSpotter: Nice pic. Victoria's Secret opening? I would say Victoria don't have many secrets!
61 Post contains images JGPH1A : The jury has returned it's verdict. The world awaits in trembling anticipation - who will the lucky country be. The envelope, please... (drumroll). An
62 Post contains images Skidmarks : Well, the Great Pharoah returns to Egypt, land of strange building practices and several weird animal headed gods. You'll fit right in Jon, just be ca
63 JGPH1A : Look upon my works, ye mighty, and despair ! They're just jealous - I look fabulous in a yashmak and gauzy harem pants !
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