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Old 06-30-2012, 07:26 PM   #511
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My aunt lives in Woodbridge and posted a pic of one of her trees on Facebook this am!

Travelers checks are hard to find in euros. You can use US dollar ones (or you could....). Atm's were easy to come by. Far easier for me to do it that way as I don't have a bank that will exchange euros. Dad does, and I'll probably task him with doing that for us. He did it for us last time, too.
We got travelers checks before we left. We got them in Euros. I believe 500.
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Old 06-30-2012, 07:28 PM   #512
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Good to know. Thanks! Kids walk in the door so we're off to the pool. Very hot and humid here.
Hot and humid here as well. Most of NJ missed the storm but my friend who is down the shore said it hit so suddenly that the streets flooded on the island and her husbands car was under water and needed to be towed off
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Hot and humid here as well. Most of NJ missed the storm but my friend who is down the shore said it hit so suddenly that the streets flooded on the island and her husbands car was under water and needed to be towed off
Yikes!

It was in the 60's and drizzly here . I went to REI (sale started yesterday) and bought a new tank top I likely won't get to wear until I get to NY.
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Yikes!

It was in the 60's and drizzly here . I went to REI (sale started yesterday) and bought a new tank top I likely won't get to wear until I get to NY.
We'll keep it hot for you....
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HA! Its been over 100 for the last 3 days. Just brutal....need a melting smilie.

DH is getting more serious about the trip. I finally got him to understand that we can put down a refundable deposit to reserve our room...duh. I think I've said this 3 times before now and it finally sunk in. So getting closer.

In the meantime I've been working hard on stuff for our fall Disney trip. Printing out iron on transfers and stuff for banners. DS is going to love it!
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We'll keep it hot for you....
Yeah, thanks for that. 80's would be just fine...

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HA! Its been over 100 for the last 3 days. Just brutal....need a melting smilie.

I'm wearing jeans and a sweatshirt right now...

DH is getting more serious about the trip. I finally got him to understand that we can put down a refundable deposit to reserve our room...duh. I think I've said this 3 times before now and it finally sunk in. So getting closer.

It's that "Y" chromosome. Affects hearing.

In the meantime I've been working hard on stuff for our fall Disney trip. Printing out iron on transfers and stuff for banners. DS is going to love it!
Too fun! I get to do on-line check in and Palo/Remy/Spa razzes tonight for our trip...Anything to feed the planning beast!
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And Kim, do you know how they handle payment? Do you have to put a deposit down when you reserve?
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They haven't yet asked for a deposit. The other tour was cash or travelers checks.

And 10% is standard for a good tour, from what I understand.
I finally got the final confirmation today and they had a link for the deposit...to PayPal. It was $50E, the rest to be paid in CASH at the tour end. Paypal converted it to US$, and it ended up being $64, I think. So I gather that it'll be a no-international transaction fee? Hm, I'll have to pay attention to the CC statement.
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I love how excited you are for this! I'm also really hoping I'm on the ship with you. We are tentatively planning (saving) to go! We won't know until probably January if we are going to take the plunge or not but I am going to go ahead and reserve our Barcelona hotel rooms because I am thinking positive darn it!

I've also already started to look into what new things we can do at the ports that are repeats from last year.

So exciting!
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I love how excited you are for this! I'm also really hoping I'm on the ship with you. We are tentatively planning (saving) to go! We won't know until probably January if we are going to take the plunge or not but I am going to go ahead and reserve our Barcelona hotel rooms because I am thinking positive darn it!

I've also already started to look into what new things we can do at the ports that are repeats from last year.

So exciting!
Love that! If you just believe!! It is Disney, after all!!
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Ok kim. Now were doing Disney quotes????
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Ok kim. Now were doing Disney quotes????
I can show you a world....

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I saw this blog and found good info on Malta. http://www.thepreismans.com/. The info is under the lastest cruise from May 2012. They used a private tour guide. http://www.touringmalta.com/. I'm researching for our cruise as I want to make we see the best things in each port. Happy planning.
I'd bookmarked this and have finally gotten around to giving both links the attention they deserve!! Wow! These are great! I haven't read the whole TR as not all the ports are applicable. I'll get there, though...

Anywho, If you're looking at what to do in Malta, y'all may want to take a gander at the different tours this company does. Here's my thoughts....

If you remember back to my thoughts on Corsica (insert dream sequence and/or flashback music here...), I thought that there was a LOT more that could be fantastic on the inside of the island. I get the feeling that Malta is much the same way. We were able to entertain ourselves on our own in Valletta for a few hours, but without taking the time to plan an outing outside of Valetta's walls, there was much left unseen in this most historical of locations. I just emailed this stuff to Mindy, so I'm figuring she'll peruse it and give me an opinion. I did get a quick "cool" back from her. Silly work, getting in the way of her trip planning... The prices aren't bad, either (IMO). It works out to about $40E/pp, but admissions are extra, I think. I know there are those who swear by taking buses and whatnot, and could probably end up paying half that for transportation, but there's the whole peace of mind thing...And I'd love to hear the history of stuff while looking at it. They state on their site that a licensed tour guide could be hired for $85E. I wonder how that would work with a group of 8...hmmm...

Still waiting for the 2nd bag to be delivered. It left IL yesterday and it's supposed to be delivered on Thursday...
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I'd bookmarked this and have finally gotten around to giving both links the attention they deserve!! Wow! These are great! I haven't read the whole TR as not all the ports are applicable. I'll get there, though...

Anywho, If you're looking at what to do in Malta, y'all may want to take a gander at the different tours this company does. Here's my thoughts....

If you remember back to my thoughts on Corsica (insert dream sequence and/or flashback music here...), I thought that there was a LOT more that could be fantastic on the inside of the island. I get the feeling that Malta is much the same way. We were able to entertain ourselves on our own in Valletta for a few hours, but without taking the time to plan an outing outside of Valetta's walls, there was much left unseen in this most historical of locations. I just emailed this stuff to Mindy, so I'm figuring she'll peruse it and give me an opinion. I did get a quick "cool" back from her. Silly work, getting in the way of her trip planning...

Yea some of us have to work to pay for the cruise....and what are you talking about, I bet dollars to donuts we won't hear hide nor hair of you for the next 3 days...someone else I know is working...

The prices aren't bad, either (IMO). It works out to about $40E/pp, but admissions are extra, I think. I know there are those who swear by taking buses and whatnot, and could probably end up paying half that for transportation, but there's the whole peace of mind thing...And I'd love to hear the history of stuff while looking at it. They state on their site that a licensed tour guide could be hired for $85E. I wonder how that would work with a group of 8...hmmm...

I would like to get the guide as well.

Still waiting for the 2nd bag to be delivered. It left IL yesterday and it's supposed to be delivered on Thursday...
Our new luggage came yesterday. Our new firepit (cost us $20..had lots of Kohl's cash) came today....we'll have fun with it when you are all out here...
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