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re: Alaskan cruise with Princess - Excursion advice - nctiger71
We did that same route in Aug ‘17. I posted a review and will find a link to it. But the quick answer: Skagway - do the train. We did the short route but apparently there is a longer one that gets good reviews. Juneau - whale watch trip & salmon bake. Ketchikan- do not go to the park to see ...
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re: Road trip - hotel booking - nctiger71
There is a Hampton Inn just off the interstate in Arkaldphia. It is an hour south of LR. We stayed there once. A typical HI; lowest cost room on their web site is ~ $80 or 20,000 points. We book in advance but it may be while driving and only a few hours from the hotel. I have had zero succe...
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re: Experiences with 72t or Roth conversion ladders for early retirement - nctiger71
[quote]Does the traditional to Roth conversion have to be done at all at once? [/quote] I have 2 traditional IRAs at two different firms. I have been transferring $ out of one into a Roth for the past 5 years. I just pay income tax on the $ converted. The entire amounts does not have to be con...
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re: Maine bays/harbors to stay at - nctiger71
[quote]Camden > bar harbor [/quote] Why do you think that? Seems like the only advantage Camden has is it is closer to other places and can be used as a base. Just wondering what I'm missing. ...
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re: Maine bays/harbors to stay at - nctiger71
[quote]Pretty good hike up the mountain to get that view (unless you cheat and drive up there).[/quote] :lol: We cheated. Not that long of a drive but steep. ...
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re: rule of thumb for retirement savings - nctiger71
That seems high unless you want to retire earlier than most; say before age 62. A good financial advisor can help you figure out what to do now based on your short & long term objectives....
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re: Maine bays/harbors to stay at - nctiger71
I've only been once. We stayed in Bar Harbor 4 nights and Camden one. They are both tourist stops, don't mean that in a negative way. They have a lot of shops, restaurants, and things to do, especially BH with ANP nearby. We enjoyed both. We talked to some folks at BH and they were staying in...
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re: Giving a Presentation at Work Tomorrow - nctiger71
Something I would do to help w/ nerves is stand at the spot from where you will speak prior to the presentation - before the meeting starts or during a break - to get a feel for the situation; just people are not in their seats looking at you. For some reason I would be less nervous when the room i...
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re: Global Entry timeline - nctiger71
Still pending as well; just checked. My wife & I both applied 2/7; she was conditionally approved within a few weeks. I guess we should schedule her interview; at least one of us may have it. ...
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re: Getting older and constantly being tired - nctiger71
You go to sleep at 2:00 am. What time do you have to be at work? Sorry: did not see you had answered; 10:30. Your symptoms sound a lot like sleep apnea. Once I got a CPAP machine my mid afternoon tiredness pretty much went away. You do not have to be old & fat to have SA....
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re: What''s the poorest you've been? - nctiger71
Grew up lower middle class and I guess some would consider us poor but not poverty level. We had relatives that were worse off - they were share cropper poor - so our situation didn’t seem very bad. Didn’t have much money after college and the wife and I got into a huge fight over $.26 once. Bu...
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re: Is it weird for Adults to like Disneyworld more than kids? - nctiger71
We went to Orlando w/ kid & grandkids for a week several years ago - DW, Universal, Sea World. About 10 of us. They all left early and it was just the wife & me the last day. That’s the day we had the most fun. I’ve been wanting to go back w/o everybody else ever since....
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re: Male Movie/TV characters who didn't "Wear the Pants" - nctiger71
[quote] At least he fought back. But, ya know she was a witch. She could silence him with a twinkle of her nose.[/quote] That’s true; he was at a disadvantage. And Elizabeth Montgomery is one of the best looking SO on TV. Can’t blame Darren; either one of ‘em....
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re: Microsoft Excel Question.. What formula do I need? - nctiger71
Vlookup might do it. Look that up in help and it should tell you the correct argument structure. Not sure but you may have to switch columns as vlookup only looks right. [quote]VLOOKUP is an Excel function to lookup and retrieve data from a specific column in table. VLOOKUP supports approximate...
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re: Road trip from Baton Rouge - nctiger71
San Antonio has a great zoo. We used to go to Garner State Park which is in the hill country west of SA. But that was many years (decades) ago and siblings & I were a little older than 4. ...
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re: Road trip from Baton Rouge - nctiger71
[link=(https://www.tigerdroppings.com/rant/travel/grand-canyon/82288249/)]New Mexico/ Arizona trip post[/link] An itinerary for a trip to the west was posted recently. You might get some ideas from that....
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re: what are the greatest southern novels of all time? - nctiger71
The Heart is a Lonely Hunter You Can’t Go Home Again The Last Picture Show (if you consider Texas the South) are pretty good. Don’t know about being the greatest. Tobacco Road - this may be the best one I’ve read. The Yearling is another good one....
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re: TD Age Frequency Chart - spinoff - nctiger71
[quote]My dad and his buddies all regularly read the Rant (and occasionally the OT). They'd never post anything in a million years. I expect the universe of lurkers skews older.[/quote] I do not doubt that. I read only the Tiger Rant for several years before I even clicked on one of the other boar...
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re: Thoughts on BarbHarbor and Acadia National Park - nctiger71
This is a link to a report on our trip to BH and ANP from last August. Sorry about the pictures only being links, pictures were there when posted but for some reason after a period of time they convert to links. I may not be posting them correctly. [link=(https://www.tigerdroppings.com/rant/dis...
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