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06-01-2006, 04:34 PM
Just wondering what people's summer plans are. Any interesting trips or things you want to do? Here are my plans for the summer.

While it's not officially summer, we're starting the travel season with a trip to Alaska next week for some daytime cruisin' and some kayaking to celebrate our 25th anniversary. That's our big trip for the summer. Hawaii and Alaska in one year--pretty cool!

Other summer plans: a 5K either in July or September or possibly both, visiting my son and granddaughter (my avatar girl) the end of June and for a week in September, my Dad's 90th birthday party that I'm planning, our annual Cousin's Weekend on the Oregon coast (my sister and our cousin) in late August, and a conference in Seattle in September. Plus hopefully some garden tours because I love garden tours on the weekends, and some hiking trips. And maybe if the stock market recovers a bit, we can watch the fence builders build us a new fence.

Please share your plans!

06-01-2006, 04:58 PM
I'm heading for Alaska also, in 2 weeks, with my 10 yo granddaughter. I have been taking my grands on a trip the summer they turn 10 (started 6 yrs ago, when I retired) and this is my 3rd trip to Alaska (of 4 trips). This one wanted a cruise, so that's what we're doing. For the rest of the summer, spending as much time with the grands as I can. Some of them go to year round school, so their summer break is pretty short.

06-01-2006, 04:59 PM
So much to do! Actually I think my summer plans started a few months early this year. I've already done so much vacation, i'm running out of vacation time !

I went to Miami/Florida keys in February (Miami so so, Florida keys nice), I just came back from China (awesome), in a few weeks, I'm going to Montreal, then a couple weeks after that I'm going to San Diego. Then I'm done for a while. Also, I got in a bit of spring hiking, not sure if I'll be able to get much hiking in the summer. It was already 100 degrees the other day here! What an introduction to my first summer here. I think I'm going to lay low and wait for fall.

06-01-2006, 05:00 PM
I have a few plans..
I'm off on tues for the summer so my friends and I are doing early morning aqua aerobics in my pool ( they are teachers and off), followed by a spa type lunch and some catching up to do.
We are going to canada, niagra falls end of july. Also some long weekends to a rented house in the Pocono's on a beautiful lake.
Our close friend is turning 50 and his Party is in July, that is quite the task of planning!
My daughter is home from college and I hope to "rebond" with her, maybe some movies and dinner and some mother, daughter chats...
We spent two weeks in Hawaii this year... I can't wait to go back...

06-01-2006, 05:01 PM
I plan to work out with my son 3 days a week when it fits into his schedule (he is my trainer) By Sept 15 I want to lose another 20 pounds. There is a rock wall on the cruise ship that I want to climb.
I have several trips planned from now thru October
June 10-14 Reno Nevada to celebrate husbands birthday his family will join us from Redwood City
June 21-July 4 family reunions at Lake Tahoe and Reno. My three kids are joining us.
August Las Vegas trip to watch husband play for a million $ in a tournament. I am staying at Caesar's palace for the first time.
Septemter 15-22 crusie to Haiti, Grand Caymans, Jamaica and Cozumel
October trip to Atlantic City, Westchester Penn.
Along with all the fun stuff you have the daily chores in and around the house.

06-01-2006, 05:01 PM
Ooh, I envy your weekend on the Oregon Coast. My husband is from Oregon so whenever we go visit we have to spend a few nights at the coast. So beautiful and the cool breezes make such a welcome relief from our Mississippi summers. The Alaska trip sounds wonderful too, Alaska and Hawaii in one year - you guys are really getting around. :)

We will do some camping later this summer at one of the state parks, but don't have any big plans. DH and I have used a lot of our vacation time already this year for two family trips we had to make in March and then again in April when my DD had surgery.

06-01-2006, 05:15 PM
Good thread Sheila!

Here are my plans so far: (they have already started)

1) May 27-1st Annual Ontario Lab Fest-this was a get together arranged by Lab owners from the other board I belong to for a get together for all of our labs to play for the afternoon at a nice dog park
2) June 3-All day hike with Dog Paddling
3) June 10-All day hike by the lake
4) July 7-9-camping at Algonquin Park
5) July 15-another Ontario Lab Fest in cottage country (maybe)
6) Sept 20-25-camping at Kilarney Provincial Park

06-01-2006, 05:51 PM
My daughter's friends is coming here to the west coast for the first time at the end of July. We are taking her to the Oregon coast, up to Seattle for a night, and then just some shopping in downtown Portland. Then my daughter is going back to Maine with her, and she's so excited because they're taking her to New York and Boston, and she's never been to the east coast. While she's gone for the week, my husband and I are probably going down to the coast for a night or two.:D

06-01-2006, 05:51 PM
I am so excited to be coming home:

My sister will visit me here and then we fly to Las Vegas. After that we will go to her home in NY. We plan on going to Connecticuit with my Mom for an overnight trip to Mohegan Sun. We also plan day trips to NYC to see Chicago (the musical) and another day to see the NY Mets play. After that I will head back here to Seoul.

The things I am looking forward:

The beach
American Grocery stores
Bookstores in english
Going to any restaurant I choose and being able to communicate


06-01-2006, 05:54 PM
DARLENE...Your trip sounds like a much needed one and I'm sure you will have a great time!;)

06-01-2006, 06:18 PM
My SO will finish writing her dissertation this summer, so I'll be sitting on the other side of her desk with my pokin' stick to keep her motivated.:D

And I've been lifting a lot of weights, I've got a pretty mighty poke!

06-01-2006, 06:38 PM
My SO will finish writing her dissertation this summer, so I'll be sitting on the other side of her desk with my pokin' stick to keep her motivated.:D

And I've been lifting a lot of weights, I've got a pretty mighty poke!

:rofl: :rofl: :rofl:
Jen, that's hilarious!!!!!

Sending my BEST goodvibes :goodvibes: to your SO on her dissertation!!!!


06-01-2006, 06:43 PM
I'm going to Prague in August and Berlin in September. The second trip is to do my marathon, so there will be lots of training thrown in throughout summer. I'm also hoping to get out to Spain to see my family at some point, but at the moment I have no idea when that will be.

06-01-2006, 06:59 PM
Well...in about three weeks we are going to Country Fest...it will be four days of relaxation and listening to some great country bands including: Big and Rich, Toby Keith, Carrie Underwood, Blackhawk, and Collin Raye.

Exactly a month later....I will be celebrating my Birthday at Rock Fest...which is at the same place and very similar to Country Fest...except it's Rock....here we will get to see Kansas, Motley Crue, Poison, Cinderella, Kid Rock, Sammy Hagar among others....should be pretty fun!!!

In August we are having our annual Cucumber Festival Party...that's our little town's celebration. We always have a cookout here and then go downtown to listen to the bands and usually end up drinking a little bit too much.

Then the next weekend in August we are going up north to Long Lake for a week with my parents, sister, and grandma. They are staying in a cabin and we are taking our travel trailer up and staying in that. I'm really looking forward to that...fishing, swimming, paddleboating, antiquing, grilling out, and hanging out and playing pool at the resort bar. Very relaxing..I can't wait!!!

I'm so excited about all these fun things...but part of me is worried about the caloric intake....yeeeeeek...I think I'm going to try to bring lots of healthy snacks to offset the times I may eat out and indulge too much.

Everyone's plans sound soooo fun...I LOVE summer!!!


06-01-2006, 07:03 PM
I would guess the cucumber festival is pretty calorie friendly...unlike, say, a pork rib festival!

06-01-2006, 07:05 PM
lol, how about the summer festival where I lived in Arkansas:

Toad Suck Days! :rofl:

06-01-2006, 07:57 PM
Let me see.. I plan on working hard through June.. then, i hope to take the kids to the zoo/park closeby every other weekend or so.. then a long vacation in August in time for our annual Fair and Rodeo around here. I really dont have summer plans.. i need to make some!!!!!

06-01-2006, 09:24 PM
Actually this will probably be the first summer that we don't take a "big" trip. So, no "big" plans here. DH will be working in Seattle (2.5 hours away) during the week, so weekends will be family catch up time. We go stay on the Oregon coast a couple times every summer and will do that again. With 2 little ones (2 & 1 years old), all-day day trips where we don't have a hotel room or somewhere for down time are a little tough, so I suppose I'll be going to the park a lot! I need to see what kind of festivals are happening around here. Food (and the Fresh Hop Ale Festival) festivals aside!!

06-01-2006, 09:38 PM
Toad Suck Days? I am not sure that I want to know...but what the heck does that mean?? : )

06-01-2006, 09:44 PM
We go fishing for a few days every June with my inlaws at a small lake in Wisconsin. This time we are only staying 2.5 days and then crossing into Minnesota to go see the CUBS play the Twins. It should be fun. Other than that not much going on as we have already been to most of the baseball games we have tickets to this year. We have lots of yardwork and stuff to catch up on so that will consume most of our free time this summer :cool:

06-01-2006, 09:49 PM
Toad Suck Days? I am not sure that I want to know...but what the heck does that mean?? : )

:) Okay, sit down, everyone, and I will tell you a story. A story about the mighty Mississippi... uh, sorry, about the almost mighty Arkansas River and the strong... uh, sorry again, the drunkardly men who made their lives on the barges there.

There was a lock along the river, and it took about 2 hours for the barges to rise in the lock (or be lowered) before they could make their way. 2 hours without much to do for our stout, uh.. "stouted?" heroes was just too much to bear (at least sober), and a bar soon opened nearby.

Well, this was in the olden days, and they didn't have much in the way of your fancy wines and imported beers- or glasses for that matter. They had whisky, and they had it by the jug. The rivermen would sip from their jugs genteely, and then just as genteely make a face not unlike that of a toad. Hence, the act of drinking whiskey in this manner became known as "sucking the toad", and the town, that of course sprang from the bar as they tend to do, became known as Toad Suck, Arkansas.

I believe the original building's location is now a general store-type place that still had a working coca-cola machine from the 40's when I was last there. That's about the neatest thing about the town. (The machine, not the store.) ;)

Oh, and I didn't live there. I lived in Conway, Arkansas. Otherwise known as "The Athens of Arkansas", and half-naming-place of the great Conway Twitty. :rolleyes:

06-01-2006, 10:53 PM
:hyper: :lol3: :rofl:

ooo MY... Toad Suck!

Thanks for the laugh!

06-01-2006, 11:18 PM

Just don't ask me the story behind the town Possum Grape, Arkansas. :o

06-01-2006, 11:29 PM
Alas, no big trips for us. I know I'm really going to focus on exercise. I'd like to lose 20 lbs this summer but no pressure, what I really want is to get back my stamina. My birthday is in July and we'll probably try to make a weekend of it (somewhere here in Florida) since we aren't getting a chance to have a proper "honeymoon". It'll be part of a short series of "mini-moons". In August, we have my DF's family reuniun to attend (fun....). Oh yeah, and I think I'll get a job and try to make some money, imagine that ;)!

06-02-2006, 03:21 AM
Not planning to do any traveling this summer. Will be training for some races, I do have plans to run 3 (or 4) 5K races. Got to take my bike out alot this summer too. And will do as much swimming at the lake as humanly possible! Happily, Tae Kwon Do will continue over the summer this year. YAY!!!!!
The Lee's Tae Kwon Do annual campout will be in August this year so that will be fun.
Lots of stuff to look forward too!

06-02-2006, 03:49 AM
Lots of fun this summer...

June 7 - last day on my job
June 9-12 - go to Palm Springs
June 15 - start new job (earning lots more money)
June 19 - August 21 - teach a class one night per week
August 25- Sept 1 - Aloha Hawaii!!!

Plus go to a few Angels baseball games and a Chicago concert....

Yes, it's going to be a great summer!

06-02-2006, 12:12 PM
Well so far....

July 1-5: Formula One race in Indianapolis (will also visit family while there)

August 5: AMERICAN IDOL LIVE! in Fort Lauderdale

Plus doing some day trips here and there (Miami, St Augustine, Tampa, etc.)

I'm working on making this a very active summer!