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Thread: June 16-July 2, 2022. - Paul/Andrea and the troops!

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    June 23 Thursday

    Another beautiful day…wind, some clouds but wonderful nonetheless.
    We stayed close to “home” today.
    We spent the morning in the pool, with a run to Super Food for some tenderloin skewers.
    This afternoon, back in the pool and then naps………a Loooooong nap from 3 to 6.
    To the point where I needed to make coffee as if I had slept all night.
    We facetimed our crew up north and watched Jake’s birthday candles being blown out and he opening gifts. The kid could start his own Lego store.
    We got him a ukulele . Really! His school nixed recorders for the 2nd graders this year and opted for ukuleles unstead. He loved it and asked for one for his birthday. So, hello AMAZON! He loved it and was tuning it as we watched. So he is now not only a piano player , he can play a few tunes on the Uke.
    We told him he was just like Don Ho. A look came over his face and he whispered in his Mom’s ear “Grandy said HO” Hahahahahaha. We had to explain that Ho was the guy’s name..not his occupation.

    We did a load of laundry, stripped the bed and did some towels too.
    I miss housekeeping services.

    Question………… included in this Airbnb fees………..rent, $122 cleaning fee and service fee of $288………………………….do we also tip at the end of our stay the person that comes in to clean? We will strip the beds and throw the stuff in the wash the morning that we leave…we will sweep and do the countertops and empty trash and clean bathroom. We will leave the place as we found it………………..Do we tip? Paul says yes, I say no. Really I say NO!

    We went to Alhambra tonight. It was profitable by $324. We left at 9, got an ice cream and came back . Although we had naps, I think it is going to be an early night.


    Also we cooked beef tenderloin, roasted potatoes on the grill and steamed asparagus.
    Asparagus were $9 for about 8 oz. Dinner was great. Paul is terrific with his grilling skills.

    That is about it.

    Wish I had a DVR here to catch up on the Jan 6 hearings.
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    Don't you have to be a certain generation to understand who Don Ho is/was....?
    A wise man is easily fooled. But, only a fool would fool a wise man!
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    Probably the Lawrence Welk generation.
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    Don't you have to be a certain generation to understand who Don Ho is/was....?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Andrea J. View Post
    Probably the Lawrence Welk generation.
    Who?????
    A wise man is easily fooled. But, only a fool would fool a wise man!
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    There is nothing better than those long afternoon naps in Aruba. And, I too usually have a cup of coffee after nap to ensure I have energy to keep up with the rest of my family for the evening activities.

    Andrea, do yourself a favor and don't worry about catching up on hearings. The facts we are learning will just piss you off. Enjoy your time away from reality - you will be back to the madness soon enough.

    Enjoy and keep the updates coming.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Andrea J. View Post
    Probably the Lawrence Welk generation.
    Bubbles!
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    Great report. I agree with you. I say no to tipping based on your recap!
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    Pissed is an understatement!
    And add to it…. Today’s news.

    Glad I am in aruba

    Quote Originally Posted by frzummo87 View Post
    There is nothing better than those long afternoon naps in Aruba. And, I too usually have a cup of coffee after nap to ensure I have energy to keep up with the rest of my family for the evening activities.

    Andrea, do yourself a favor and don't worry about catching up on hearings. The facts we are learning will just piss you off. Enjoy your time away from reality - you will be back to the madness soon enough.

    Enjoy and keep the updates coming.
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    What a great nap!!! Zero chance I would not even leave a penny for the cleaning. I know the owner is probably pocketing half of the cleaning fee....but on principal I could not leave anything after paying 400 in combined "fees"
    Just finished trip 36 and have trip 37 Booked.







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    We have stayed in several Airbnb's and have never tipped. Those fees more than cover stuff like that. I am with you on the "NO".




    Pictures from our Oct 2021 trip: https://photos.app.goo.gl/ZNDCceAbJT5sECfE8

    Pictures from our Oct 2020 trip: https://photos.app.goo.gl/TGHm1uumCXGEkEHv5
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