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Re: travel thread
« Reply #13725 on: September 29, 2021, 02:31:34 PM »
I was pretty stressed out the first time I flew with a baby. I get it for sure.

already one nervous poop today. Will feel much better tomorrow evening.
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Re: travel thread
« Reply #13726 on: October 11, 2021, 01:09:14 PM »
Getting tested at the resort to come back to US tomorrow and saw a woman get told she is positive and her trip is now extended 10 days. Kinda freaky to watch. Luckily passed. My first ever COVID test!

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Re: travel thread
« Reply #13727 on: October 11, 2021, 02:09:33 PM »
Nightmare situation. I’m currently in Disney World with the fam and brought 4 rapid Covid tests with me just in case.

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Re: travel thread
« Reply #13728 on: October 11, 2021, 02:20:03 PM »
going to tourist around DC for a few days next month. hopefully we can catch the last remnants of fall.
what's everyone's favorite museums? i think i've only been to air & space and the building museum

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Re: travel thread
« Reply #13729 on: October 11, 2021, 02:21:42 PM »
going to tourist around DC for a few days next month. hopefully we can catch the last remnants of fall.
what's everyone's favorite museums? i think i've only been to air & space and the building museum

The natural history museum (Smithsonian) is pretty dope.

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Re: travel thread
« Reply #13730 on: October 11, 2021, 02:42:52 PM »
You have to set it up through your congressman's office but the white house tour was worth it imo
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Re: travel thread
« Reply #13731 on: October 11, 2021, 02:55:12 PM »


going to tourist around DC for a few days next month. hopefully we can catch the last remnants of fall.
what's everyone's favorite museums? i think i've only been to air & space and the building museum

Big fan of the National Gallery of Art. I also enjoy the Botanic Garden.

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Re: travel thread
« Reply #13732 on: October 11, 2021, 06:40:41 PM »


going to tourist around DC for a few days next month. hopefully we can catch the last remnants of fall.
what's everyone's favorite museums? i think i've only been to air & space and the building museum

If you can do the air and space museum at Dulles, it's also great. I enjoyed the American History Museum, too. Really all the Smithsonians are probably worth your time

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Re: travel thread
« Reply #13733 on: October 11, 2021, 07:04:18 PM »
Getting tested at the resort to come back to US tomorrow and saw a woman get told she is positive and her trip is now extended 10 days. Kinda freaky to watch. Luckily passed. My first ever COVID test!

not to make too much out of this, but needing to be tested was a not-completely-trivial source of time loss and stress.  all in all, i would say that i was surprised at how much covid-related friction was layered into the travel experience.  oh, and i think saw/heard like five or six people being kept off flights while in the airport or on a plane.  like, it was not an uncommon thing!  at least to observe.


that said, still kind of a good time to be traveling.  lack of crowds and what not.  our transatlantic flights were pretty empty.
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Re: travel thread
« Reply #13734 on: October 11, 2021, 09:11:03 PM »
It does add a lot of stress and this place even lets you stay free if you test positive. Want to go to Portugal this fall and freaks me out a bit. Not sure what their rules for isolation if you test positive.

The verifly app process is pretty slick i have to say. See how well it all works at the airport tomorrow 

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Re: travel thread
« Reply #13735 on: October 11, 2021, 09:12:12 PM »
Disney world let’s you stay free if you test positive as well

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Re: travel thread
« Reply #13736 on: October 12, 2021, 07:26:34 AM »
Disney world let’s you stay free if you test positive as well

Why do you have to test there at all?

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Re: travel thread
« Reply #13737 on: October 12, 2021, 07:30:04 AM »
Disney world let’s you stay free if you test positive as well

Why do you have to test there at all?
If you get Covid symptoms maybe?

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« Reply #13738 on: October 12, 2021, 08:14:07 AM »
Disney world let’s you stay free if you test positive as well

Why do you have to test there at all?
You don’t. I’m not sure Covid GAF if you test or not though.

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Re: travel thread
« Reply #13739 on: October 12, 2021, 09:12:07 AM »
Disney world let’s you stay free if you test positive as well

Why do you have to test there at all?
You don’t. I’m not sure Covid GAF if you test or not though.

I just don't understand in what situation Disney is telling a us citizen you tested positive and now must stay for free.

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Re: travel thread
« Reply #13740 on: October 12, 2021, 09:14:51 AM »
Disney world let’s you stay free if you test positive as well

Why do you have to test there at all?
You don’t. I’m not sure Covid GAF if you test or not though.

I just don't understand in what situation Disney is telling a us citizen you tested positive and now must stay for free.

I'm guessing it's a courtesy if someone's trip needs to be extended because of a positive test. Hey, this guest had a fever and tested positive for covid, we'll let them stay for free for a few days rather than sending them to a busy airport and putting them on a plane.

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« Reply #13741 on: October 12, 2021, 09:19:42 AM »
That makes sense. Nice benefit.

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Re: travel thread
« Reply #13742 on: October 13, 2021, 03:59:17 PM »
Just had a family visit in Detroit and was reminded that airport is great.
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Re: travel thread
« Reply #13743 on: October 13, 2021, 04:00:27 PM »
Going to Asheville, NC tomorrow  :party:


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Re: travel thread
« Reply #13744 on: October 13, 2021, 04:28:53 PM »
Just had a family visit in Detroit and was reminded that airport is great.

It is! It was such a surprise when I, a farm boy raised in Kansas on nothing but wheat, wheat meal, wheat bread, and sunflowers travelled to Detroit for the first time, expecting gang fights and urban blight in the terminal, only to find a utopian bliss of trams and efficient movement of people.

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Re: travel thread
« Reply #13745 on: October 13, 2021, 04:36:55 PM »
That airport got me some pretty healthy expense reports the past few months. I do enjoy it.

Pro tip there: If security is ever busy there, go through the hotel to the left, and they have a secret security line out of the hotel. Works every time! :gocho:

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« Reply #13746 on: October 13, 2021, 09:14:52 PM »
Just had a family visit in Detroit and was reminded that airport is great.

It is! It was such a surprise when I, a farm boy raised in Kansas on nothing but wheat, wheat meal, wheat bread, and sunflowers travelled to Detroit for the first time, expecting gang fights and urban blight in the terminal, only to find a utopian bliss of trams and efficient movement of people.
I just visited Detroit during the 4-5 month stretch that it is nice to be there and almost got fooled again in to wanting to move there.  It is pretty great in season but no shot I would do winter there.
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« Reply #13747 on: October 13, 2021, 09:33:22 PM »
Detroit is the most fascinating city
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Re: travel thread
« Reply #13748 on: October 16, 2021, 09:08:20 AM »
Drove to Clearwater Beach this week (Tampa for the geographically challenged). Penultimate family trip was perfect weather. I doubt I'll ever go to a different beach but I'll be flying for future trips. I'm done burning 12-14 hours each way.

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Re: travel thread
« Reply #13749 on: October 17, 2021, 04:37:15 PM »
Asheville is sweet.  We saw multiple bears. 


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