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mtn
mtn MegaDork
9/21/22 4:23 p.m.

My idea of a vacation is going to where people aren't, and where it is colder than wherever I am now. It had better have water and fishing, or snow and ice. Swimming and boating are really nice to have. Beer too. If there is any chance at a traffic jam for anything other than a drawbridge or a train, I'm not interested. 

 

Michigan and Wisconsin being close make that pretty easy for me. Mom and Dad have a place that I can go without seeing anyone except on the first and last day if I set it up right, despite being less than a mile from a gas station. Canada is really good for it. 

 

I've done Disney and Universal. Done Tampa, Austin, Nashville, Jamaica, Cancun, Wrightsville Beach, etc. It is all nice and everything, but not for me. Friends keep trying to get us to go on a cruise. The very idea of being with that many people on a ship gives me anxiety. No thanks. 

z31maniac
z31maniac MegaDork
9/21/22 4:44 p.m.
bobzilla said:
RevRico said:

You guys can afford vacations?

Until the honeymoon, it had been over 20 years since I was on vacation. Probably going to be another 20 until I can afford to do it again. 

It's the #1 reason we made the life choices we have made. No kids, No car payments, no mortgage and no credit card debt. We lived frugally to afford them to get where we are and now that we are here we are going to enjoy every damn second. But even being frugal we still took time for ourselves and would find ways to make 3-4 day vacations. Sure, we had to drive there. Eat cheaply and do things that were free. But always find a way to make time to spend together for vacations.

I think in real life, you and I would get along great.

bobzilla
bobzilla MegaDork
9/21/22 4:44 p.m.

In reply to mtn :

Wife and I are frothing at the mouth for a cruise. We've been on 9 and are ready to go again

frenchyd
frenchyd GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
9/21/22 5:14 p.m.

In reply to bobzilla :

I think if you spent 9 months plus at sea a cruise would be one of the last things to do.  
  We took a mini cruise to the Bahama's  and it brought back memories I'd rather forget.  Besides the food wasn't nearly as good as Navy chow was. Plus the ship was much more run down then our old WW2 Essex class carriers were   Brass wasn't shined, paint was laid on sloppy and there was no decorative rope work anyplace   

 

bobzilla
bobzilla MegaDork
9/21/22 6:32 p.m.

In reply to frenchyd :

Sound like you took a E36 M3ty cruise. We haven't been on a bad one yet 

wake74
wake74 Reader
9/21/22 6:50 p.m.

In reply to frenchyd :

That's akin to saying that you decided to stay at a $29 flea bag road side motel, and that it sucked, so your never going to stay at another hotel again.  Cheap Bahamas 1-2 night cruises are where old ratty cruise ships go to die.  After they are too used up for that gig, they go straight to the scrap yard.

OHSCrifle
OHSCrifle GRM+ Memberand UltraDork
9/21/22 6:57 p.m.
bobzilla said:

In reply to frenchyd :

Sound like you took a E36 M3ty cruise. We haven't been on a bad one yet 

+1

I've cruised a couple times on low buck Carnival and even those were a lot better than what frenchy described. 
 

 

frenchyd
frenchyd GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
9/21/22 7:44 p.m.
wake74 said:

In reply to frenchyd :

That's akin to saying that you decided to stay at a $29 flea bag road side motel, and that it sucked, so your never going to stay at another hotel again.  Cheap Bahamas 1-2 night cruises are where old ratty cruise ships go to die.  After they are too used up for that gig, they go straight to the scrap yard.

Oh it was just the ferry to and from the Bahama's. Pretty big,  actually they hauled the entire field over in one shot.  Hundreds of race cars. Dozens of semi's and tour buses motorhomes, plus countless trucks and trailers.   Even a few just race cars drove on the stern, parked it and drove out the bow when they got there. 
  But they had a few casinos and several buffets. Entertainment etc.  even a swimming pool up on deck.  
   I'm just a snob.  Proud of my time in the Navy and the things that 5000 crew members can do to keep an old girl looking proud.    

bobzilla
bobzilla MegaDork
9/22/22 5:58 a.m.

In reply to frenchyd :

So once again you weren't even on a cruise that we are talking about but an old ferry. Why do I even try?

Toyman!
Toyman! GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
9/22/22 10:10 a.m.

The board wouldn't let me delete it. 

 

 

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