Off across the pond again

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  1. got_lost

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    But where to? That is the question?!!? :cool:

    I know where I'm starting, I know where I am in the middle and sort of know where I might go at the end! :redface:

    I don't mind not making up my mind til I'm over there, but I don't want to waste any time hanging round not knowing where to go once I'm there... after all, 53 days is 53 days and who wants to waste just one of them?! :rolleyes: Not me! :tongue:

    Sooooo.... I'm starting off in Atlanta, Georgia (via NY, cos I just seem to think it's cheaper to fly in and out of the same airport... :rolleyes:). I have a day trip to Greenville, SC planned and then back to Atl for a few more days and a few more gigs then.....

    I haven't a clue! :lmao:

    I have 10 days to fill before I head off to LA for 3 weeks.
    I have no idea where to go in these 10 days... well, I have ideas, but they're not very well thought out! :wink:

    Option 1 - go find somewhere hot and top up the tan which has really had very little sun this side of the atlantic! :rolleyes: 5 days chilling, (or cooking...) and 5 days roaming round - maybe Texas, maybe Florida.

    Option 2 - similar to option 1 but in Mexico :sombrero: (gulp). For some reason I feel that is more scarey than option 1 (which isn't scarey at all... so... :rolleyes:)

    Option 3 - head north - Have a friend in Michigan who seems incapable of checking her email right now but could go up to her, then up to Niagra Falls (never seen them, may be nice to do except I hate heights...) then visit Canada - city hop around a bit)

    Option 4 - Road trip!!! Ever so tempting but for 2 reasons. (i) Don't want any more points :laughing: and (ii) hire companies charge SO MUCH if you pickup a car in one place and leave it somewhere else.

    Option 5 - yet to be thought of :cool222:

    3 weeks in LA are all sorted and I leave there to go to Chicago, which is also sorted. (when I say 'sorted' I mean 'decided'!!! I have not booked any flights yet! :cool: However, I do have some gig tickets already purchased :tongue: )

    Thennnnn... I'm stuck again!
    I then have 2 or 3 days before I (hopefully, if they still want me :wink:) visit camper joe and exwhysee. This would probably be an ideal time to visit said friend in Michigan, but that does cock up the previous option 3.

    Any ideas? OOh maybe Boston?

    Then it's the boys in NC, then... NYC for the last 4 - 5 days.

    Nice!

    Is that really 50 something days?!!? Doesn't feel like it at all! :cool:

    Is 4 - 5 days enough in NYC?!
    Yikes!

    Everytime I think I'm close to making a decision I end up miles away!! :lmao:

    I haven't booked my transatlantic flights either, because I need to know when I am coming home. I am erring on 27th Nov, and flying on a Thursday makes a lot of sense. Or will a Friday do? :rolleyes:

    I'll keep you posted :cool:
    Any suggestions re places to see or HOT places to tan would be gratefully appreciated! :tongue:

    Now I've got to go get the cleavage out and pour me some pints! :biggrin1:
     
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    Oh dear! What a decision to take!

    Let me tell you that you will be more than welcome here in S.America but I admit that it will divert you quite a bit, so maybe next time.

    I have no idea! Never been to the US but Canada is really cool. Anyways, keep us informed!
     
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    OK Kate, here is how I see it. NY to Atlanta to Greenville, maybe a day trip to Greensboro for some Key Lime Pie, then back to Atlanta. Now your free 10 days, I would head south, down into Florida, maybe to the Keys, and tanning the twins. Miami would be a good place to fly out of to LA. Your 3 weeks in CA, to Chicago from which you can skip up to visit your friend in Michigan, and maybe into Canada then over to Niagara Falls back into the City ready to fly home.
     
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    K8 it sounds like you are going to have an awesome time. I am very envious of this amazing trip. Have lots of fun and tell us all about it when you're back!! x
     
  5. got_lost

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    Thanks Guys!

    Camper Joe... you have some good ideas there, except I have an allergy to mMiami airport... hate the place. Last time I was there it sent my luggage to a war zome for 5 days. :sigh:

    And I have decided to save you til last :wink:

    Anyway. Flights are booked (transatlantic ones, that is - have done NOTHING on the internal ones yet... :rolleyes:, but then I wreckoned I needed to know where I was going... and leaving from :lmao:)

    Having procrastinated all day Monday I eventually booked then Tuesday. 3 weeks exactly before I leave.
    Am flying to Atlanta. not NY. Makes much more sense.
    And only cost £310 return.

    The Plan, as it stands at the moment (please note... it's very rough and has a few gaps! :laughing:):

    Oct 7th – Leave home, get a lift part way then get on a bus to airport
    Oct 8th - Fly to Atlanta
    Oct 9th – Go see some live music!
    Oct 11th - Greenville SC
    Oct 12th - Go see some live music!
    Oct 13th - Go see some live music!
    Oct 14th or 15th leave Atlanta for... ummm..... somewhere
    la
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    la
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    Oct 24th ish - LA BABY!!!!!!
    Oct 28th - Go see some live music!
    Oct 29th - Go see some live music!
    Oct 30th -
    Go see some live music!
    Nov 1st - Go see some live music!
    Nov 3rd or 4th - down to San Diego
    Nov 5th - Go see some live music!
    then wander back to LA to loiter, hang and listen to music....
    la
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    Nov 14th - either to Chicago or Go see some live music!
    Nov 15th to Chicago if went to see some live music!...
    Nov 18th ish leave Chicago for.... um.... somewhere
    Nov 21st fly to Atlanta, hire a car and drive to NC
    Nov 23rd drive back to friends in Atlanta in time to watch 24 Redemption
    Nov 25th - Go shopping to purchase the CD of 24 Redemption
    Nov 26th - Fly home!!!!!!!!!!!
    Nov 27th - GET HOME!!!


    Still needs some work! :cool:
    But I'm getting there! :biggrin1:
     
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    Hey girl, my son is on a school break from Oct 15-19 so I'll be playing mommy for that first weekend that you are free.

    My suggestion is you fly from wherever you are to PHX on Oct 23 and after I drop my boy off at school on the Friday the 24th we take a road trip. We'll go to the Grand Canyon on Friday on our way to Las Vegas for Saturday and Sunday (25, 26) of fun. Then Monday morning (27th) you fly from Vegas to LA and I drive home, or we drive on Sunday evening to LA and I drive home from LA on Monday. As long as I'm home by 5:00 PM on Monday we're good. (We can also skip the Grand Canyon and fly to Vegas instead of drive).

    You are welcome to spend the entire time here with us if you don't mind a little one about (he's 7). You can lay out by the pool the entire week and get the girls nice and tan. It's usually in the low to mid 80's here in October.

    Let me know what works for you.

    Honey
     
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    Holy moly that sounds fab!!!

    Will keep working on the itinerary and let you know! :smile:
    Thanks Honey!
     
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    Did you not say you were going to canada?
     
  10. got_lost

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    Well that's a good question!

    I was/am considering it for the first 'la la la' bit that I don't know where or what I'm doing yet.

    But have no idea where to go in Canada (heard it's a pretty big place :wink:)
    So currently just watching myspace to see if any gigs are posted somewhere for inspiration!

    But all ideas are welcome!

    Actually, of I'm in Chicago before the last 'la la la' bit I'm not far away then either am I?! :rolleyes:

    Oh decisions decisions! :redface:
     
  11. got_lost

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    Hahaha!

    That's great! And it's so true! I CANNOT wait to get on the road again!!

    The day I leave will be exactly 7 months since I got back from the last trip and it's toooooooooooo lonnnnnnnnnnnnnnng! :biggrin1:

    :kiss:
     
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    Hey girl, how's the scheduling going? Do you have any more dates set?
     
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    Ummmmmmmm

    No! :lmao:

    I've done sweet fanny adams this week! :rolleyes:

    However I promise to work on it today/tomorrow so that I can sort things out with you by the weekend!

    I forgot NY so will probably go there before I come down to you. :biggrin1:
     
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    Oh, that will work! Go to NYC while my boy is with me for for FAll Break then come on down and tan the girls for a few days then we'll hit Vegas for the weekend before you go to LA.
     
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    Yahooooooo!!!!! :1244:
     
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    Why not NC again?

    If you come to Canada, I'll meet you. Ottawa is great for tourists, but it's really out of your way.

    If I had 5 days to kill, I'd enjoy the south. Like you mentioned, FL, TX. It will be nice to not be rushed.
     
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    As rec3000 mentioned, Ottawa is pretty spectacular. So is Toronto, and it's huge.
     
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    Oh boys!!!!!

    Temptation!!!

    I am doing NC at the end of the trip. My finale, as it were! :biggrin1:

    But now you have me thinking of going from ATL to Toronto and at some point hiring a car and driving up to Ottawa - I hadn't realised how close it was!

    Then flying down to Honey after that.

    But if I do that, I then have to work out when to fit NY in....

    *heads off back to the drawing board*

    Flights aren't too bad actually, either. $230 to Toronto and then just over $300 down to Honey. hmmmmm..... interesting! very interesting..... :cool:
     
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    I have a plan!!! :cool:

    I mean... for the 'missing bits' which makes overall plan complete except I need to decide dates.

    Which means Honey, sweetheart, you have to decide what we're doing and when I'm coming.

    On the 15th Oct I leave Atl for Toronto.
    I'll stay there a day or two, get a car and drive down to Niagra Falls, round the bottom of Lake Ontario then up to Montreal, Ottawa and back to Toronto in time for a day there and then fly off to Honeys. Ideally round the 22nd ish.

    Which means the 2nd 'la-la' bit will be NYC.

    All done!

    :cool:

    :1244: :1244: :1244:
     
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