Seb146 From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 9827 posts, RR: 17 Posted (5 years 9 months 3 hours ago) and read 1357 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?
Kmh1956 From Bermuda, joined Jun 2005, 3324 posts, RR: 8 Reply 2, posted (5 years 9 months 2 hours ago) and read 1346 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
JGPH1A From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 6, posted (5 years 9 months 2 hours ago) and read 1320 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.
PlymSpotter From Spain, joined Jun 2004, 11128 posts, RR: 63 Reply 11, posted (5 years 9 months 1 hour ago) and read 1282 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! 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!
Shawn Patrick From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 2588 posts, RR: 18 Reply 12, posted (5 years 9 months 1 hour ago) and read 1272 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.
USAFHummer From United States of America, joined May 2000, 10685 posts, RR: 54 Reply 13, posted (5 years 9 months 1 hour ago) and read 1266 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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JGPH1A From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 16, posted (5 years 9 months ago) and read 1249 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.
- Hugely luxurious
- Requires amusing travel
- Requires no effort to book (ie. can be booked online).
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!!!!
Her Pose Is That Of Someone... Who Knows It All And Is In Total Control Of Her World... Little Does She Know...
PlymSpotter From Spain, joined Jun 2004, 11128 posts, RR: 63 Reply 24, posted (5 years 8 months 4 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 1191 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
25 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 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 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 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 Lewis: It was great! Had lots of fun. I visited Barcelona Lefkada and Santorini
35 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 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 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 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 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.