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    Summer vacations

    Is anybody jazzed about their summer vacation plans?

    I certainly am. I'm bicycling Ride the Rockies June 14-19 and then the Bicycle Tour of Colorado June 21-27. Both are scheduled to leave Glenwood Springs on back-to-back weeks, enabling me to go from the completion of one ride to the beginning of the other.


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    Re: Summer vacations

    Going down to St. Louis to watch Twins-Cards game. Even got 3 free tickets in the Legend's Suite area.



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    Re: Summer vacations

    Quote Originally Posted by ZCyclone View Post
    Going down to St. Louis to watch Twins-Cards game. Even got 3 free tickets in the Legend's Suite area.
    Which game are you going to? I'll be at the Friday Night game. Go Cards!

    Also going to Tampa for Yankees/Rays in July.



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    Re: Summer vacations

    Not so much......my wife took a new job earlier this year, and won't have any vacation days for a while, so I'm setting up a bunch of extended weekends with my days off.



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    Going to the Caribbean for a week, I'm excited!



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    Re: Summer vacations

    Disney World in July.



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    Fishing trip to the Black Hills over the Fourth and 1 week in Colorado at the end of July. We're singlehandedly trying to end this recession with our credit cards this summer.


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    Re: Summer vacations

    Also heading to the Black Hills with the family -- more kid-oriented tourist spots though. Looking forward to it since we haven't had an "extended" vacation for a few years...



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    Re: Summer vacations

    Going to Mackinaw City, MI see the sites and then drive around the UP into Wisconsin to Door County for a couple of days.



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    Re: Summer vacations

    Quote Originally Posted by Cycloin View Post
    Fishing trip to the Black Hills over the Fourth and 1 week in Colorado at the end of July. We're singlehandedly trying to end this recession with our credit cards this summer.
    Where are you fishing at? My wife , son and myself rented a pontoon on lake Sheridan and caught a bunch of rainbow trout 3 years ago. Some on Mepps spinners but most on live bait. I don't fly fish but there were lots of great places to go.



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    Re: Summer vacations

    Quote Originally Posted by Nedrick View Post
    Also heading to the Black Hills with the family -- more kid-oriented tourist spots though. Looking forward to it since we haven't had an "extended" vacation for a few years...
    Did that trip a few years ago...really enjoyed it! Enjoy it! Beautiful scenery...and how can you not enjoy time spent with the family? As hokey as it sounds...there is never enough time spent with the family!



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    Re: Summer vacations

    Heading to Cocoa Beach with parents and extended family...was in Orlando 2 years ago...planning on spending a lot of time at the beach mostly!



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    Quote Originally Posted by intrepid27 View Post
    Where are you fishing at? My wife , son and myself rented a pontoon on lake Sheridan and caught a bunch of rainbow trout 3 years ago. Some on Mepps spinners but most on live bait. I don't fly fish but there were lots of great places to go.
    The Black Hills might be the best place for a reasonable family vacation (read this as not Disney expensive). I've gone there for several years fishing with my dad and brother-in-law. This year we are taking our kids. Typically we fish Rapid, Spearfish, and Castle Creeks, along with Roubaix and Deerfield lakes. Mostly fly-fishing and some spinners/live bait. It's one of those places that not many think of as a fishing destination, so the traffic is usually light. A few years back, a local told us they just stocked Roubaix lake with large Rainbows and Browns. Caught more big fish (20-24") that day than I can remember in a late May snowstorm. It was awesome.


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    Re: Summer vacations

    Leave here in a few hours to go to Virginia with a bunch of stops along the way.



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    Re: Summer vacations

    I had planned a 2 week trip to Atlanta, Smokey Mountain National Park and then Blacksburg Va. at the end of May but unfortunately work got in the way. I still took a few days and rode out to The Grand Tetons and Yellowstone. Rode through the Black Hills and The Badlands on the way back.
    Hopefully I'll get a chance to take some decent time after Labor Day. This summer at work is gonna be pretty hectic.



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