Traveling for the Holidays?

  • GoodPup

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    Nov 13, 2009 3:49 AM GMT
    Wow... so 2 weeks from today is Thanksgiving. Anyone going anywhere different or fun? Or are most people staying home? I'm trying to decide if I am gonna go see family. I am off that whole week... but kind of want to stay home and chill.
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    Nov 13, 2009 3:58 AM GMT
    We will do our annual trip to see family--about 3 1/2 hour drive--unless we get hit with a snowstorm that weekend. Then we will stay home. We often get our first big snowstorm sometime that weekend, so we will wait and see what the weather is like. The 10 day gun season opens next Saturday and ends sun down on the Sunday after Thanksgiving, so the roads also become dangerous as the deer are on the run.
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    Nov 13, 2009 7:14 AM GMT
    I may visit my folks downstate, but I've got to be back in Chicagoland for Black Friday (to work not shop)icon_smile.gif
  • CuriousJockAZ

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    Nov 13, 2009 7:17 AM GMT
    I will be in Colorado skiing with family December 22nd thru Christmas Day, and in New York City from December 26th thru New Years Day
  • jc_online

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    Nov 13, 2009 12:19 PM GMT
    As usual with my family, my great aunt is having Thanksgiving at her house and my brother is having Thanksgiving at his house which is where my grandma will be taken. One family doesn't get along with the other - it's ridiculous that they can't see that grandma (94) and great aunt (96) should be able to get together for every holiday - which is what they want - and everyone else can suck it up and FAKE getting along for one day! (Rant over)

    From December 26 - through January 10 the boyfriend and I will be traveling to Norfolk Virginia to visit my chosen family - "sister", brother -in-law, god nephew, and grandparents. He hasn't met them yet - I am so looking forward to the trip! We're also stopping through DC for a few hours on the way...he's never been there.

  • jlly_rnchr

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    Nov 13, 2009 12:21 PM GMT
    I may be heading to Chicago for New Year's. That's all I got, I'm home for Thanksgiving and Christmas.
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    Nov 13, 2009 1:20 PM GMT
    Staying in town. Thanksgiving at my grandma's. I have a huge family and this is actually one of my favorite holidays! I also want to see my little nephew have thanks giving dinner for the first time!
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    Nov 13, 2009 3:32 PM GMT
    I'll be having my niece and her two children over for an old fashioned thanksgiving with everything cooked on an old wood burning cookstove. The kids absolutely love coming to my place for thanksgiving, so I really enjoy all the work it takes to do it the old way. For christmass I'll travel to Michigan to see all the family.
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    Nov 13, 2009 3:35 PM GMT
    Will be in New Zealand for Thanksgiving

    Christmas may or may not be in Barbados ogling men in speedos
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    Nov 13, 2009 3:36 PM GMT
    CuriousJockAZ saidI will be in Colorado skiing with family December 22nd thru Christmas Day, and in New York City from December 26th thru New Years Day


    So you will be in NYC, huh? Are you sure you can handle it. This is a bastion of liberal folks, ya know?

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    Nov 13, 2009 3:38 PM GMT
    I'll be in Syracuse visiting an aunt and uncle there.
  • GoodPup

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    Nov 13, 2009 11:54 PM GMT
    SAHEM62896 saidI'll be in Syracuse visiting an aunt and uncle there.



    That is where my sister is going for Christmas as well.
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    Nov 16, 2009 12:52 PM GMT
    My boyfriend and I are visiting his family in Durham, NC. Then we will spend Christmas with my family in NYC.
  • HndsmKansan

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    Nov 16, 2009 1:06 PM GMT
    Thanksgiving in recent years has been the holiday where I have dinner and spend a little time with my extended family.. aunts, uncles and a favorite cousin.. and of course my Dad.

    This year is a little different. Part of the family is going to have Thanksgiving in Branson, Mo.. and some locally. While it would be great to travel over the holidays, I'm considering staying at home and having Thanksgiving with my bf and his parents (his parents are very nice people and I've never had Thanksgiving with them), but I'll still need to drive about 100 miles for that.
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    Nov 16, 2009 2:14 PM GMT
    Will be here in Atlanta for Thanksgiving. I will be in home in Los Angeles from the 23rd thru 30th. I have to be back at the office on the 31st. We have a reduced staff now.

    I'm gald I'll get to see my aunt and uncle cousins nieces and my best friend from college, my childhood best friend and my best friend that I mad after I relocated from SF to Los Angeles in the 90's. I'm going to need a vacation from my vacation.icon_biggrin.gif
  • Timbales

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    Nov 16, 2009 4:26 PM GMT
    SAHEM62896 saidI'll be in Syracuse visiting an aunt and uncle there.


    Let me know if you need any tips on things to do.

    I'll be at my sister's for Thanksgiving. I'm responsible for sweet potatoes and desserts.
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    Nov 16, 2009 5:03 PM GMT
    This is the first holiday season I won't be seeing any of my family. Turkey Day I'll be spending with my best friend and her soon to be in-laws. I'm kinda required to be there since I'm giving her away and this is the first big meeting of all the family.
    I'll be staying home and having Christmas with myself. I've never done it before and am nervous about it but also really looking forward to it.
    I love my family and I love spending time with them, but this summer I learned how to be by myself and not be lonely. It's been very empowering. Now the key is fighting off everyone who projects their own fear of being alone on my situation so that I can indeed have my holidays doing something that means something to me. I'm thinking making myself a lovely breakfast, some reading, some volunteer work then movies at home. That would be "Perfect Perfection".