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Tell us about your Holiday plans

Post by Wolfmiester » Wed Aug 06, 2008 9:12 pm

After reading a few tales about folks about to go on holiday/vacation (cruises, camping, walking, sun bathing, geneology etc) it gave me a "feel good factor" just hearing about them and thinking of the various exoctic locations.
So I thought I'd start a thread so those that are inclined can let us know about their forth coming trips;

Over to you team ....

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Re: Tell us about your Holiday plans

Post by Paul Victory » Wed Aug 06, 2008 10:54 pm

Not that exotic, but I'm off to my usual haunt in the Algarve next week.

Plenty of sun, lots of nice meals, plenty of wine and the occasional appearance in the local karaoke bar. :mrgreen:

Oh, and there's a Model C on site, so I might get in a smallish amount of erging while I'm there.

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Re: Tell us about your Holiday plans

Post by strider77 » Thu Aug 07, 2008 9:05 am

Paul, you keep off that model C and give me time to create a yawning gap in the Nonathlon :twisted:

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Re: Tell us about your Holiday plans

Post by kingy2 » Thu Aug 07, 2008 10:57 am

Just had a few days in Venice which was very pleasent. Wolfie, you were quite right about the cost but I guess that goes for everywhere in the Euro zone.

Really impressed with the place, not at all Disneyfied and not at all smelly.

Next month I'm off to Canada, flying into Vancouver for four nights, seven night cruise up to Alaska then another night in Vancouver. Train across the Rockies via Kamloops & Banff, flight to Toronto for a night and then back to Blighty.

Blimey, that's it, in two lines.... how come it's costing so much :shock: There's a gym on the cruise but apart from that I doubt I'll be that active :oops:
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Re: Tell us about your Holiday plans

Post by webberg » Thu Aug 07, 2008 1:00 pm

We leave on the 17th for two weeks in Italy, near Livorno.

Nothing special in terms of accommodation (Eurocamp mobile home thing) but first time to Italy for the kids so we're just trying it out.

Hope to take in Pisa, Florence, Sienna and if we're brave Rome.

Hope also that the kids make some friends and disappear regularly leaving me to think about my technique and how much quicker I could be if I didn't drink the beer that will be in my hand at the time.

It's been manic and highly stressful at work since March so the holiday can't come early enough!
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Re: Tell us about your Holiday plans

Post by hewitt » Thu Aug 07, 2008 2:49 pm

Going camping in the lakes near Penrith.
First time camper.taking both kids with us when the eldest gets back from his cruise with his Grandparents.(same cruise as plummy).
bought loads of gear for the trip .hope it is not a wash out.
and hope the weather holds out as well [-o<
there will definately be no erging.
Worked hard this year and need a break.
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Re: Tell us about your Holiday plans

Post by Jessica-Red » Thu Aug 07, 2008 8:02 pm

Well all those are better than my wash out week so I DEMAND another holiday from Mr JR !!!

actually 3 nights in Paris in sept are on the cards if im good

never been before but he has ! alledgedly !
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Re: Tell us about your Holiday plans

Post by webberg » Fri Aug 08, 2008 2:06 pm

JR, I'd be interested in 3 nights in Paris, but I'd rather take a bad girl than a good! :twisted: :oops:
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Post by BorisZ » Sat Aug 09, 2008 11:48 pm

Jessica-Red wrote: [...]actually 3 nights in Paris in sept are on the cards if im good [''']
This place is great: http://www.hotel-leveque.com/

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Re: Tell us about your Holiday plans

Post by Mikey » Sun Aug 10, 2008 10:56 am

Off to Arizona with our golf clubs next month. Just checked, it's currently 34 degrees....at midnight :evil:

Hey Kingy, that Canadian trip sounds fantastic. Don't know if you'll have the time but if you do, pre-book dinner in the CN Tower in Toronto. I guarantee it'll be a great finale to the trip :fswink:
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Re: Tell us about your Holiday plans

Post by kingy2 » Sun Aug 10, 2008 11:59 am

Thanks Mikey,

The CN tower was in the frame but they've brought the flight forward :evil: Still, they could change again.
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Re: Tell us about your Holiday plans

Post by JanetS » Tue Aug 12, 2008 1:20 pm

We're back...

No erg at the campsite gym, but plenty of running - so overall a tad of weight lost! :D lots of stuff done/seen/tasted 8) , kids are more tanned than me though :evil:

Now need to unpack car, do the washing, upload photos, delete emails, phone the plumber....
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Re: Tell us about your Holiday plans

Post by plummy » Fri Aug 15, 2008 6:28 pm

Well seven days of lounging around on a cruise ship and eating up to 5 puddings a day (there's SOOO much choice and it's ALL so gorgeous) has put a couple of kilos on (still a LWT I'm happy to say). Visited Dubrovnik/Crete/Corfu/Cephalonia/Katakolon and Athens in a week. Average temp was mid thirties so I'm a bit crispy around the shoulders.

The GOOD news is Ocean Village have been good enough to fit 2 x Concept 2 model D's in the gym so although I didn't even look until the third day, I managed 37k whilst on board (otherwise it would be about 5 kilos of weight added).

Good to be back (sort of) but took today off also to catch up on a couple of films

Looked for for step son Hewitt but didn't see him

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Re: Tell us about your Holiday plans

Post by Stan » Sat Aug 16, 2008 2:35 pm

Sounds like a great holiday Plummy - do they throw in open heart surgery as part of the package?
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Re: Tell us about your Holiday plans

Post by kirbyt » Thu Aug 21, 2008 3:25 am

I pretty much posted this elsewhere but I don't spend enough time in the Sanctuary as it is so...


Jenny and I are flying to London on Oct. 22, three nights in a central hotel that is amazingly expensive and not even very fancy (London is expensive) but it has an erg. :P Then two nights in fabulous Birmingham, some kind of indoor rowing event there that I just might enter. Then across the channel (chunnel?) to Paris for eight nights, staying near the Eiffel tower to unleash my incredibly rusty and atrocious French on an unsuspecting populace. Planning on eating lots of cheese, pastry, bread, chocolate and drinking lots of red wine. I'm actually expecting to be a HWT for the November CTC (Say hello to FS8).
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Re: Tell us about your Holiday plans

Post by AlanS » Mon Sep 01, 2008 2:07 pm

Off to Lake Garda on Wednesday for a week. Seven days of Italian food. Can't wait... =P~

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Re: Tell us about your Holiday plans

Post by kingy2 » Mon Sep 01, 2008 4:48 pm

AlanS wrote:Off to Lake Garda on Wednesday for a week. Seven days of Italian food. Can't wait... =P~
We stopped off there, for the night a couple of years ago. The plan was to drive on to Venice the following morning. The area was so nice we just stayed there for the whole time.

Enjoy :mrgreen:
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Re: Tell us about your Holiday plans

Post by webberg » Tue Sep 02, 2008 12:48 pm

Just back from 14 days of Italian food, sunshine and sights.

Average temps were about 28 degrees by 11am - wall to wall sunshine.

Kids had a great time in the pool and then we went to the sights - Elba, Pisa, Lucca, San Gimignano, etc.

Arrive back on Sunday to wet weather and cold.

Also managed to crook my knee.

Back on the erg tonight I hope but my garage is a million miles from Tuscany (although I suspect that my wife will be laying plans to emigrate there very soon.)
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Re: Tell us about your Holiday plans

Post by Paul Victory » Tue Sep 02, 2008 10:27 pm

Not precisely a holiday, but I'm flying to Louisville on September 17th for 5 days in order to watch 24 grown men chase a small white ball around a field.

Really looking forward to it, but I'm very disappointed that Darren Clarke is not going to be there. Nick Faldo is something of a law unto himself and I hope he's not going to suck all the fun out of it.

No erg, but plenty of walking. I'll probably follow Harrington around if the galleries aren't too big.

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Re: Tell us about your Holiday plans

Post by Wolfmiester » Wed Sep 03, 2008 9:44 am

How is that NOT a holiday Paul??
I'm very jealous! :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
Agree about Clarke, but the Captain has to make the choice and live or die by it.
I still think Europe has a very strong team.
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Re: Tell us about your Holiday plans

Post by Paul Victory » Wed Sep 03, 2008 11:15 am

When I said not a holiday, I meant it's more of a short break than a full holiday. :mrgreen:

It will be the 2nd Ryder Cup I've attended, the other one being two years ago when it was somewhat closer to home. :)

Feelings have been running pretty high in Ireland about the wild card selections and the consensus view seems to be that not only did Faldo make a decision that most people would disagree with, but that he appears to have made the decision for the wrong reasons (e.g. appoint a mate in preference to a stronger candidate, etc. - I won't bore you with all the accusations that have been made, but you've probably seen some of them yourself). :roll:

I won't let it spoil the trip for me, but I don't imagine I will be cheering too loudly when they call out Faldo's name at the opening ceremony. I hope Poulter performs well and I really, really hope (fingers crossed) that Faldo shows better judgement in choosing the fourball/foursomes pairings than he appears to have shown in his wild card selections.

I have a feeling that the absense of Woods may well be a motivating factor for the US team and that it is going to be a lot tougher match than some pundits are predicting.

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Re: Tell us about your Holiday plans

Post by Paul Victory » Tue Sep 23, 2008 8:51 pm

Really enjoyed the few days in Kentucky, although I would have enjoyed it even more if the overall result had gone our way and Mr Harrington had picked up a few more points.

Atmosphere was really intense and generally good natured, although I found myself gritting my teeth from time to time when a sizeable proportion of the crowd cheered every time a European player missed a putt or hit a bad approach shot.

I heard afterwards that Paul Azinger had told the crowd at the pre tournament "pep rally" that it was OK to cheer when the UK team won a hole due to an opponent missing a putt. I really feel he crossed a line there that shouldn't have been crossed and I guess it validates the comment made several years ago (I think it was by Seve Ballesteros) that the US team consisted of 11 gentlemen and Paul Azinger.

I was actually in 4th street when the rally was on and the atmosphere was electric, if a bit like a college football game (which I guess is what they were trying to achieve).

Anyway, we'll whup them when they come over to Wales in two years time and will do so without the crowd having to resort to ungentlemanly behaviour. :mrgreen:

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Re: Tell us about your Holiday plans

Post by Wolfmiester » Tue Sep 30, 2008 11:56 am

I look forward to sharing a beer with you Paul for more details!

I'm off on Thursday for the annual golf trip with the boys. Portugal, Villamoura this year. We always go in Oct to try and guarantee some sun, BIRC training just has to take a back seat for a week #-o
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Re: Tell us about your Holiday plans

Post by Paul Victory » Tue Sep 30, 2008 11:24 pm

Thank you, Citizen Smith (see, I remember!)

I hope you have a great time in Vilamoura. I love the Algarve and hope to get over there sometime between now and next summer. I was toying with the idea of heading over for the Portuguese Masters, but the timing doesn't really work out.

I'm hoping to make it to BIRC, but at this stage it looks like it might be more for social than for competitive reasons. If I do make it, I'll be happy to bend your ear about my travails in Valhalla.

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Re: Tell us about your Holiday plans

Post by kingy2 » Tue Dec 09, 2008 12:53 pm

3 nights in Marrakesh, flying out on Saturday morning :D

Hopefully a few days light sunshine before Christmas. £30 return, I paid more than that for a cab home from my Christmas do on Friday :roll:
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