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Post by pupskweek on Thu Mar 17, 2011 2:23 pm

My kids, not mine. I haven't had a vacation since I retired LOL. So while the kids are gone I am taking care of their 2 dogs and 2 cats. It's a terrible responsibility, isn't it? The first thing that happened was the cats escaped through the front door when the wind blew it open--that took a long time to get them corralled again (and worry)--Tulip-the-black Lab is about 15 years old and needs to be spoiled and specially fed and helped outside---Trouble is Trouble the terrible terrier and she and my dog Lucie do not get along at all!!! Of course it's better to have the furkids in their own house with people they know than in a kennel but whew, it's such a worry. You know how I worry! Well, the kids will be back on Sunday. (but the primroses have died.....)
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Post by jeanebellini on Thu Mar 17, 2011 3:33 pm

so the critters are staying at your house or are they are their own house? wild kitties on the loose...i can see it!
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Post by BobCat on Thu Mar 17, 2011 8:20 pm

I'm on day 10 of a 10-day vacation as well, and missing my critters something fierce! I can hardly wait until tomorrow afternoon, when I'll get to give them hugs and scritches again! Vacation is nice, but home with my pups and Bobby is even nicer. Our neighbors are pet-sitting for us so that ours can stay in their home too. It's so much less stressful for them.
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Post by fiffur on Fri Mar 18, 2011 12:35 pm

My unpaid vacation from work starts next Monday since school is out for spring break. I should be done with my diningroom spring cleaning before then so I might start more cleaning in the livingroom next week. Since it will be raining most of the week I might as well get something accomplished that needs done. I'm seeing enough progress in the kitchen and diningroom to have the incentive to keep going and do the rest of the place. It needed it. Embarassed
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Post by lovekitties on Fri Mar 18, 2011 12:56 pm

where did you go on vacation, Sue?

I'm not sure if I will be going on my regular Memorial Day weekend trek to Michigan this year. The friend I go with may not be able to make it financially, and If she can't go I can't as we share accomodations as well as using her car for the trip. I can't afford to go by plane, and as we pack her car with things to sell, if I can't bring things to sell, and defray the cost of the trip I really can't afford to go either.
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Post by jeanebellini on Fri Mar 18, 2011 2:37 pm

if i had a car i'd take ya to MI....it would give me a chance to visit people and do things i really should have done years ago. ah but for the want of a license and a car! (or even just a license and the courage....could rent a car for a weekend).

here..i've got to start up washer very soon. i didn't do any laundry yesterday so i've got to do it all today. if i start around 3:00 i will be done before i have to go to bed tonight. if i don't i can't get started that early i have my work close drying when i should be asleep!
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Post by lovekitties on Fri Mar 18, 2011 4:30 pm

Thanks for the offer, jeane.
I was really looking forward to it this year because I was finally going to go to frankenmuth and the world's largest Christmas store. Every year of the trip up we'd see the bilboards but never went (we were already doing so much driving0, but last year I found out that Anna and Julie, two of our friends who come to the convention, go there every year, and we were going to go with them this year
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Post by BobCat on Fri Mar 18, 2011 6:13 pm

Home now to two happy little pups and one happy little cat! Everyone was just fine, of course. LK, I want to go to Frankenmuth this year too, if possible. I've never been. It sounds like a neat place. santa
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Post by jeanebellini on Fri Mar 18, 2011 6:45 pm

oh you guys...if we ever got that big Mutts bus travellin' we could go from the east coast to the midwest at least and have a big ol chicken dinner in Frankenmuth! unless they've really changed, there's a place there that serves it family style and you eat for as long as you pleast whatever you want. man....i'm jonesin' for Frankenmuth now!
i've been there three times if i remember right. the last time was the worst but nothing to do with the town or the food, had to do with the people i had to be stuffed into the car with.

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Post by lovekitties on Mon Mar 21, 2011 11:01 am

well, no Frankenmuth this year . Sad .
I got a call from my friend yesterday. She finally landed a job cheers which is great for her, but unfortunately she wont get any vacation time till the fall, so Michigan over memorial day is out this year. (However whe will be able to go to Comic Con in New York this year.
I believe that place with the chicken is the Bavarian Inn or something like that. Shmaybe next year.

So my Michigan trip is out this year. I''m going to check air prices. I may go down to Florida to see my Dad and sister.
It's terrible when you have the time but don't have the money to do anything.

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Post by jeanebellini on Mon Mar 21, 2011 6:40 pm

lk i know where you're coming from....i take as much of my vacation and earned time for stuff like NYCC,Earth Fest,ArtFest...but i still have time left over. (the one time i tried to take a vacation since i moved here i wound up spending a week down here in the basement and seeing another human for maybe 30 seconds a day) Wish i had that license/vehicle i'd say we'd take a day trip to MI and have lunch in Frankenmuth:) (Bet we could even hit Pittsburg!)
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Post by lovekitties on Tue Mar 22, 2011 11:56 am

LOL. when we drive to Michigan we usually pass through Pittsburgh in the wee small hours and I give a hello to Mags.

Don't think we can do it as a day trip thought unless we drive, eat asnd drive home. it's over 12 hours each way.

I'm considering some day trips with a tour bus company . I've gone on some of their trips before. However now with the scary news about all these bus crashes and the crack down, I'm not sure if I want to venture on a tour bus, unless I find out this company's buses are okay
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Post by jeanebellini on Tue Mar 22, 2011 5:07 pm

oh yeah check out the tour company's record before taking any trips in NY or NJ..esp in NJ..esh!
if we could get someone who drives like my sister we could make it to frankenmuth, have a good lunch and then shop and head home in one day! I think we got to where we were going (which is maybe an hour from Frankenmuth)in 8 hrs AND we stopped three or four times and ate once!

there are some people at work who want to go on a day trip to AC on one of those buses....i think its only about $20 or $25 and you get tokens etc that cover it.
One of these days i'd like to hit AC just for the boardwalk but i want to go before it gets too hot and esp too crowded!
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Post by lovekitties on Wed Mar 23, 2011 11:34 am

I took a tour bus to AC once, it was supposed to include a guided tour we drove around part of AC, saw the Miss America museum (actually just displayes in one of the hotels of some of the gowns, the little museum was already closed as was the aqyuarium and we ran out of time to visit Lucy the elephant. too, also. I did have lunch at one of the casino buffets which was good and cheap. LOL. and lost 4 quarters in the slots when we were walking through the casiono back to the bus. That tour did not get a good rating from us.

I'd like to go back to AC just for the day and do it at my liesure, walk on the boardwalk and beachcomb. and see Lucy
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Post by pupskweek on Fri Mar 25, 2011 1:14 am

Re AC--is Lucy the elephant the old hotel? Is it still there? I read about it once but had no idea it was still standing--tell me about it, please! Thanks from Pups
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Post by WarriorNY on Fri Mar 25, 2011 9:38 am

Yes. Lucy is there. She is actually two miles south of AC.

I happen to be going to AC in April. Very Happy
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Post by lovekitties on Fri Mar 25, 2011 1:10 pm

Here is a website for Lucy

http://www.lucytheelephant.org/
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Post by pupskweek on Fri Mar 25, 2011 2:02 pm

Wow, that is so cool! Thank you very much!! I will never get that far East but the internet is good....
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Post by jeanebellini on Fri Mar 25, 2011 3:07 pm

are you going with your mom,warrior? i forgot about how much she loves AC:)
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Post by BobCat on Fri Mar 25, 2011 3:11 pm

I'm so lost. What's AC stand for? In my world, it means air-conditioning.
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Post by WarriorNY on Fri Mar 25, 2011 3:58 pm

BobCat, AC stands for Atlantic City.

Jeane, I am going with my Mom amd sister.
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Post by jeanebellini on Fri Mar 25, 2011 8:30 pm

bc it took me years of living in this state to start reading ac as atlantic city and not air conditioning! ac always meant cold air to me:)
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Post by WarriorNY on Tue Apr 05, 2011 9:47 am

Tomorrow I am going to Atlantic City. I will be back on Friday. Tomorrow I am going to see The Price is Right Live and it is hosted by Joey Fatone. On Thursday I am going to pick up--and spend--the $250 Atlantic City Outlets gift card that I won. I entered one of our local newspaper's contests online months ago...and that was third prize! Very Happy
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Post by jeanebellini on Tue Apr 05, 2011 11:34 am

wow that was a pretty good third prize!
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Post by fiffur on Tue Apr 05, 2011 12:25 pm

Yeah, a really good one. I hope you spend it on something you really love! Have fun!
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