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PostSubject: Immediate travel advice needed....   Tue Nov 25, 2008 3:51 pm

So, I have been home for all of a couple of weeks...and have already begun the itch to sleep in a hotel bed. I got my weekly TravelZoo email this morning and found seriously discounted fares from Orlando. For instance, I could travel early on Thurs (yes, it is Thanksgiving) and return Saturday night - I would have almost all of Thursday, all of Friday, and most of Saturday.

The two best deals I could find are:

MCO-PHL = $139
MCO-DTW = $149 or MCO-FNT = $185 (yeah....not real gigged up about Detroit or Flint)
MCO-HPN (White Plains, NY) = $205
MCO-MEM = $195

I really think I am going to have a hard time not going to Philadelphia. I could go to Baltimore and get crab cakes or NY/NJ and get deli....and I could have a really great excuse for turning down my Thanksgiving invites locally.

Anyone want to talk me into or out of this?
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PostSubject: Re: Immediate travel advice needed....   Tue Nov 25, 2008 4:19 pm

To me I think Philly is the winner. A Roast Pork, Broccoli Rabe, and Smoked Provolone hoagie from Tony Luke's and a couple of spins around the Reading Terminal Market are worth the airfare right there.

I wish I could join you but I don't think that telling my wife and 85 year-old mother that "I'm going to Philadelphia to spend Thanksgiving with a guy I met on the internet" would really be very well received.
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PostSubject: Re: Immediate travel advice needed....   Tue Nov 25, 2008 8:02 pm

pastrami-on-wry wrote:

I wish I could join you but I don't think that telling my wife and 85 year-old mother that "I'm going to Philadelphia to spend Thanksgiving with a guy I met on the internet" would really be very well received.

...and didn't that get you in hot water last year?

I'd lobby for NY, so we could meet somewhere and I could escape from my loving family for a while, but I am going to be traveling to my pretend wife's family home. Sigh.
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PostSubject: Re: Immediate travel advice needed....   Wed Nov 26, 2008 7:44 am

Philly is great for that week-end. The Rittenhouse Square has a restaurant called Le Croix that has a killer buffet for Thanksgiving. It isn't cheap, but well worth it. The Italian Market is an excellent place to shop and the Art Museum is one of the best in the country.
And on Thursday night if you listen real hard, you will hear Eagles fans weep.
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PostSubject: Re: Immediate travel advice needed....   Wed Nov 26, 2008 9:09 am

You need to come to Flint. I'll pick you up at the airport.

We've got 3 thanksgivings to go to, so we got all your food bases covered.

Plus, you can sleep in the basement. And see Casa Del Clothier.
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PostSubject: Re: Immediate travel advice needed....   Wed Nov 26, 2008 9:17 am

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You need to come to Flint. I'll pick you up at the airport.

We've got 3 thanksgivings to go to, so we got all your food bases covered.

Plus, you can sleep in the basement. And see Casa Del Clothier.

Don't buy this story. At best you and he will sit together in the back of his mom's minivan after they pick you up at the airport and you will sleep on his basement floor on an air bed right next to "clothier's" cot.
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PostSubject: Re: Immediate travel advice needed....   Wed Nov 26, 2008 10:12 am

Let's see, Philly had Rittenhouse Square, Italian Market, and crying Iggles fans.

Flint has clothier's mom's minivan, an air mattress, and - even though he didn't mention it, I'd bet I could talk him into it - a tour of Michael Moore's old 'hood.

Tough call...very tough call.
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PostSubject: Re: Immediate travel advice needed....   Sat Nov 29, 2008 7:22 pm

did I mention that my mom's van is a buick?

that helps, right?
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PostSubject: Re: Immediate travel advice needed....   Sat Nov 29, 2008 8:17 pm

Stayed home. I can sleep in my own van.....

DOWN BY THE RIVER!
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PostSubject: Re: Immediate travel advice needed....   Sat Nov 29, 2008 9:03 pm

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Stayed home. I can sleep in my own van.....

DOWN BY THE RIVER!

eating a steady diet of government cheese!
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PostSubject: Re: Immediate travel advice needed....   Sat Nov 29, 2008 9:07 pm

When I was your age, all we HAD was government cheese.

And we liked it.

Wait...I'm mixing my odd Saturday Night Live characters now.
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PostSubject: Re: Immediate travel advice needed....   Sun Nov 30, 2008 12:21 am

Independent George wrote:
When I was your age, all we HAD was government cheese.

And we liked it.

Wait...I'm mixing my odd Saturday Night Live characters now.

NEVER MIND!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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PostSubject: Re: Immediate travel advice needed....   Sun Nov 30, 2008 1:42 am

pastrami-on-wry wrote:
Independent George wrote:
When I was your age, all we HAD was government cheese.

And we liked it.

Wait...I'm mixing my odd Saturday Night Live characters now.

NEVER MIND!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Pastrami, you ignorant slut.
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PostSubject: Re: Immediate travel advice needed....   Sun Nov 30, 2008 12:15 pm

Independent George wrote:
pastrami-on-wry wrote:
Independent George wrote:
When I was your age, all we HAD was government cheese.

And we liked it.

Wait...I'm mixing my odd Saturday Night Live characters now.

NEVER MIND!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Pastrami, you ignorant slut.

I'm not really an ignorant slut, I'm just............................ "ACTING...............................THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"
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PostSubject: Re: Immediate travel advice needed....   Mon Dec 01, 2008 2:27 am

Well, isn't that SPECIAAAL?
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PostSubject: Re: Immediate travel advice needed....   Mon Dec 01, 2008 8:22 am

Independent George wrote:
Well, isn't that SPECIAAAL?

A Mr. Richard Fader of Fort Lee New Jersey writes...what are you talking about?
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PostSubject: Re: Immediate travel advice needed....   Mon Dec 01, 2008 9:58 am

Hey you rotten kids, get off my lawn!!!


anyways, I missed you george. And I'm sure you missed the 6 inches of snow we've gotten in the last 24 hours.
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PostSubject: Re: Immediate travel advice needed....   Mon Dec 01, 2008 10:29 am

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And I'm sure you missed the 6 inches of snow we've gotten in the last 24 hours.

That would've been the only time that Georgie could've loooked down and seen 6 inches.
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PostSubject: Re: Immediate travel advice needed....   Mon Dec 01, 2008 10:38 am

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clothier wrote:
And I'm sure you missed the 6 inches of snow we've gotten in the last 24 hours.

That would've been the only time that Georgie could've loooked down and seen 6 inches.

Since you insulted the man who hands out the awards, I don't know if you'll be properly recognized....but this is most definitely an award winning reply!
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PostSubject: Re: Immediate travel advice needed....   Mon Dec 01, 2008 10:45 am

Agent 13 wrote:
pastrami-on-wry wrote:
clothier wrote:
And I'm sure you missed the 6 inches of snow we've gotten in the last 24 hours.

That would've been the only time that Georgie could've loooked down and seen 6 inches.

Since you insulted the man who hands out the awards, I don't know if you'll be properly recognized....but this is most definitely an award winning reply!

Your enjoyment of the insult is recognition enough for me, sir.
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