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re: Watching the 2019 OU game and wondering - NCTigerFan
[quote]Joe had 7 td passes in the first half alone against Oklahoma. I don't think I'll ever see that again.[/quote] We were at that game, and there was a middle-aged guy sitting near us, alone, in regular street clothes except wearing an Alabama hat. Watching him, it was clear that he was somet...
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Adding an additional passenger to an existing JetBlue flight reservation - NCTigerFan
My family (2 adults, 1 minor) is booked on a JetBlue RT flight (non-stop both ways). We are thinking of taking another minor (my niece) along with us. It doesn't appear that I can purchase a ticket for my niece and add her to our existing reservation. (At least I can't do this online, I haven't...
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re: Apple Airtags - NCTigerFan
This [link=(https://thepointsguy.com/news/bag-tracking-apple-airtag/)]recent TPG article[/link] may help. It needs to ping any Apple device. It doesn’t have to be yours. ...
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re: Bouncing around vs. Stay in one place - NCTigerFan
We definitely bounce around. Our next vacation (leaving aside long weekend trips) is 4 hotels in 7 nights. The one after that is 10 hotels in 15 nights....
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re: What do your friends and family members think of your travel lifestyle? - NCTigerFan
We travel once a month during the September-May school year, for ~2 weeks in June, and every other weekend in July-August. Our 12 year old has visited 46 states and 17 countries. I've never heard a single snide remark about it from any of our family or friends. Who knows what they say when tal...
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re: New Mexico next week - NCTigerFan
I am by no means a military/history buff, so I was surprised that one of my favorite stops on our trip to Taos was the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Angel Fire. It was the first Vietnam memorial in the nation. A local couple bought 800 acres, intending to build a resort, and then their son was kill...
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re: South Louisiana Cajun Country recs - NCTigerFan
I grew up in south Louisiana but live in NC now. I took my daughter down there for this same purpose last fall. ("You won't really know your mama unless you really understand where she's from.") One of the highlights was [link=(https://bayouvermiliondistrict.org/vermilionville/)]Vermilionville[/l...
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re: Any of y’all ever been to Yosemite ? - NCTigerFan
Sharing my experience from yesterday. I called the Yosemite lodging number last week because I knew that they opened up reservations exactly 366 days in advance, and we are planning a Yosemite trip for next summer. The rep told me that my dates would open sometime between 12 AM and 6 AM Mountain...
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re: Alaska Trip-Cruise or Hotels - NCTigerFan
Back in 2009, we bought open jaw airline tickets and flew into Anchorage, did some land excursions from there (e.g., Denali), and then cruised one-way southbound from Whitier to Seattle and flew home from there. I highly recommend that to anyone who has the time/means. Having said that, we're pl...
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re: Investment account - NCTigerFan
I view it as a retirement account, but not quite to the same degree as a 401K. When I was diagnosed with cancer earlier this year and felt the urge to simplify my life and finances, we took some funds out of a non-qualified investment account to pair with free cash on hand and pay off the relativ...
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re: What’s y’all go-to tent for shade at the beach? - NCTigerFan
I am in NC and have to echo the Shibumi. They are everywhere here. [quote]There has to be a knock off for less than $250, right? Its a single pole and sheet.[/quote] I haven’t seen a knockoff for sale, but my husband (an engineer) and my friend (a seamstress) made 4 of them for our friend gro...
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re: Extended Days From Paris - NCTigerFan
If you end up wanting to go back to the Normandy region and that is your second-to-last cruise stop, then see about getting off the ship at that port. That’s what we did, and it just took some advance paperwork before the cruise. We stayed for a few extra days and then made our way to Paris via trai...
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re: National Parks - NCTigerFan
We are doing 3 days in/around the New River Gorge NP in WV this summer. Here are [link=(https://www.earthtrekkers.com/new-river-gorge-national-park-itinerary/)]sample itineraries[/link] for 1-3 day visits. We are tacking on a couple of days beforehand at the Homestead, but a long weekend seemed pl...
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re: Website that will email you if your hotel drops in price - NCTigerFan
I haven't heard of this one but have had great luck with forwarding booking emails to save@hotelslash.com. I'm going to forward some of my confirmations (already forwarded to hotelslash) to rebookey and see how they compare. Thanks....
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re: Any suggestions for getting best rate on rental car? - NCTigerFan
I second Autoslash. Have saved a ton of money that way....
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re: Greensboro(NC) vs Akron(OH) vs Columbus(OH) - NCTigerFan
I can't speak to the other two, but I live in the country just outside of Greensboro (work in town) and like it here. If you plopped Greensboro down in another state, there probably wouldn't be much to recommend it over any other town. But I love, love, LOVE its proximity to other places, and we t...
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re: A conversation about the role of men in societies with a lack of fathers, past and present - NCTigerFan
[quote]Now as far as mentoring fatherless children in your community, such as coaching or big brother/big buddy-type role, or being an involved uncle or role model to kids who don’t live with you - we definitely could use all the help we can get in our communities.[/quote] I think about this a lo...
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re: Question about niagra falls from Toronto - NCTigerFan
We did both sides of the falls this past October. Most of our time was spent on the American side, but I'll share what (relatively little) I learned about the Canadian side. We parked at the Table Rock Welcome Centre and walked the walkway along the river to view the various falls. Here, you'll...
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Global Entry Application Processing Time? - NCTigerFan
We (me, husband, 12-year old daughter) applied for Global Entry on 1/19/22. I and my daughter were “Conditionally Approved” the very next day. My husband is still “Pending Review”. (I’m not sure what they review, but this is the opposite of what I would I have expected because he is clean and alr...
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re: What's a positive thing in your life right now? - NCTigerFan
Paid off our house last week. Married 15 years and it's better than ever. Middle school daughter is still sweet as can be. My cancer didn't require chemo -- just surgery, hormone therapy and radiation. Life is good....
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