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Thread: Trip Report January 6-April 1, 2020

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    glad that your bursitis is feeling better.
    how about both of you wearing masks on the plane?
    you 2 do not need to catch anything or to spread anything.
    I wish that I had worn one on my flight home.
    I wound up with a crummy head cold virus a day after we returned.

    be well and I am excited for you both.
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    He is a lot better today. The cough is mostly gone and the stuffy nose is gone. He's just tired now.

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    Monday 6th January 2020 has got to be the best Monday ever. Especially if you are going to Aruba and going to be there till April!! Enjoy your trip and your stay on the One Happy Island. Cheers!!!
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    We're sitting in the lounge now. Stu is feeling better, but really tired and still has a bit of a cough, but it's much better. Yesterday we had dinner at restaurant with David that is on the Jersey side of the Delaware, but overlooks the airport and stadium area of Philly. We did get caught up in some of the traffic leaving the Eagles game, but it wasn't bad, just heavy with police all over the place-stationed along Rt. 95 near the stadiums. We've never seen that before. David dropped us off at the hotel and we just watched TV. This morning I found out there was a multi-alarm house fire right near my home-directly behind us about 800 feet at 1:30ish am. I asked my son and he slept through blaring sirens and his room faces the fire location. I am hoping everyone got out okay if they were home. Our flight is scheduled for 10 am. I can't wait to get to Aruba.

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    safe and easy travels to you both!
    enjoy your 3 months
    me being green with envy does not even begin to describe it
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    Safe travels!
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    go ahead CP
    say it!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Andrea J. View Post
    go ahead CP
    say it!
    …..are we there yet....? Hoping it was a good travel day for the start of your long visit!
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    Almost home?! Enjoy the warm weather and beautiful breezes.

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    Yep, we are home CP! Flight was much fuller than we thought. We had to remove some stuff from our bags because we were over by 2 lbs each, but we were prepared. I guess people either booked last minute or picked their seats last minute. It was a smooth ride, and we arrived about 30 minutes early. Lots of people coughing on the plane and one large dog was on it too. Another flight arrived about 15 minutes before us and there were a lot of people still at immigration, but it didn't take long at all. We arrived at luggage belts and within 10 minutes our bags appeared-one of the first few on the belt. I had seen them scanning the luggage of the previous flight(Miami) but they did not scan our luggage thankfully. Got a taxi to pick up the car. It started right up which was great because it started to pour as Stu drove it out of the garage and I got soaked(we didn't want to take our luggage all the way to the garage so I was waiting where the taxi dropped us off with all our bags. We drove through downtown-no ships-right through and we in the condo in well less than an hour from landing-probably closer to 45 minutes. We started to unpack the suitcases(nothing broke!) and take stuff out of the owner's closet. Stu had made dinner reservations at Taste of Belgium so we headed over there over all the speed tables, but it wasn't bad. They are now charging you $1.00 to park at Palm Beach Mall. You have to purchase a token to get out of the parking lot and we did so at the restaurant. Stu had the early bird special and I had two appetizers and didn't finish the second one. Service was slow. When we left, there were tons of cars parked along Smith to avoid the $1.00 parking fee. We did some more unpacking of the owner's closet, but the rest will have to wait until tomorrow-I'm tired, Stu is really tired. The place looks like a bomb went off and I don't care. We keep hearing fireworks and saw some in the distance. I guess people did not have enough of them on NYE. Tomorrow the plan is breakfast at Dianna's, then Setar and then back here to organize the kitchen and figure out what we need, then start the grocery shopping.

    We did hear from our son and he is starting his new job on Wednesday. His schedule for the first month pretty much sucks, mostly 6pm to 6am and it is really a distance from home(EMT medical transport-mostly night hospital discharges), but he will be ring side for some boxing matches in Atlantic City this week. He also updated me on the house fire(as did a friend)-no one was hurt, but it was pretty bad based on David's pictures and my friend's pictures. Just too close to home-like a three minute walk.
    Last edited by robin; 01-06-2020 at 08:14 PM.

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