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  1. Murdoch
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    The Misses and I have been discussing what we should do for our holiday next year. Our son will be 18 and our daughter will be 16 having done her GCSE's.

    My idea is to go to Florida, rent a villa with a pool for 2 weeks and do some of the park's, Kennedy and some sight seeing.

    Ouch it's, expensive but it could be our last family holiday, and we've not been to the USA.

    Thoughts?

    Thanks
     
  2. FatAlan
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    Never been to the States but have friend and family that have bought property in Florida. Must admit I have no desire at all to head that far west. Did Sri Lanka summer before last .. and really enjoyed. Family are itching to go back. We only did 7 days before going to Maldives. Loads to see... historic sites, safaris, good food, good hotels, great people.
     
  3. gutterball
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    We've been to Sarasota a few times, it's nice. Friends of ours have a house right on the beach. Only down side is it's about a 1.5/2 hour drive to Disney world Orlando.
     
  4. snowhead
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    Better check with your kids before you commit.
    At 16 and 18 especially your Son, they may not want to go with you.

    Might save you at least 1 ticket.

    I'm off to Arizona next year, but only because my Son is working out there for 2 years.
     
  5. Barry White
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    Nice idea Murdoch I get what you mean, but I am sure it wont be your last family holiday. My youngest is 22 the rest have fled the nest but we still holiday together.As well as apart.
    In fact we are off to Tenerife in the new year with my daughter her partner and 2 grandchildren.
    And we ALL had a cheeky midweek at Butlins together.(big family as I have 8 children)
    Sure it will be a holiday to remember I never had the cash to take mine that far.
     
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  6. Rpa07
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    Rpa07 2000 posts - only 46379 behind Telectrix! Electrician's Arms

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    You won't go wrong with Florida and the parks. Rent a car and you can do what you want. You'll get a chance to relax, shop, eat and enjoy the culture! Florida is not so difficult so go and enjoy. Spend a couple of months securing a good price, some include the parks tickets.
    I always like looking in the 'home depot' type shops - take a little spends for your tool kit and research tool makes before you go (remember to take orders from the forum)!
     
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  7. Murdoch
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    Interestingly the daughter says she isn't interested so the alternative suggestion is 2 weeks camping in the Lakes, with walking every day!
     
  8. snowhead
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    How about this then.
    Kids to the lakes for a 2 week walk
    You and the Misses to Florida!!
     
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  9. Murdoch
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    Sounds excellent..... Not sure the misses would agree though!
     
  10. snowhead
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    That's 3 for the walk and 1 for Florida.
    Oh you might as well change that to 1 to Vegas baby.
     
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  11. Murdoch
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    Ha ha. If it was just the 2 of us I'd vote for the Seychelles with some good books
     
  12. GMES
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    Well the one for my bucket list is me and our lass doing Route 66 , soft top mustang and the full package.
     
  13. Barry White
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    What position is that? Its one I haven't tried either.
     
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  14. FatAlan
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    Take them on a surf & sail holiday to Greece. Kids will pal up with other kids and have great fun learning new sport and the 'apres sail' in the evenings is great fun.
     
  15. Midwest
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    Hah, my two lads went with us to Florida when they were 19 & 17, and we didn't need to twist their wrists. If you only went there to use the parks, you would have a great time.

    Minimum of two weeks, buy entrance tickets over there. Pick the time you go there wisely 'cos of the heat, storms and local holidays.
     
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  16. Murdoch
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    UPDATE:

    Florida is booked for 2 weeks - can't wait!
     
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  17. Midwest
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    Wot u doin of?
     
  18. Murdoch
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    ^^^^ you lost me!
     
  19. 7029 dave
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    Enjoy, as you say could be the last with the kids,i know and I find it sad, two of them have their own children now, but I miss it and the ex wife.!
     
  20. Midwest
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    Where abouts you staying, what ya gonna see/do, you silly sausage?
     
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  21. westward10
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    Jesus how did you get to here from there.
     
  22. Midwest
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    I'm mobile.
     
  23. Murdoch
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    Renting a villa with a pool etc near Orlando (so near all the parks). The visits I want to do are Kennedy Space Centre, Universal Studios and seeing some decent old american cars ..... not sure about the misses and the kids yet...
     
  24. Hellmooth
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    You miss the ex wife?
     
  25. Midwest
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    Sounds good. Wanted to go to the Space centre myself, unfortunately it was closed when we last visited 2001. The parks were pretty awesome (don't like that word, but describes them well), Unniversal at that time the best.

    Course other great places to visit, than just the parks. After about a week, you'll get withdrawal symptoms for vegetables and proper beer, the Yanks only seem to have salads & weak as P lager!
     
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  26. Lou
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    I love Florida! I've been quite a few times. Would love to take @Dan@Dan there but not sure he fancies it. I love cruises too and he has no choice but to try one of those lol.
     
  27. Midwest
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    Afters years of people trying to persuade me to go on a cruise, me & the Mrs went on one last year, Norwegian Fjords. Whilst I wouldn't be going on one every 5 minutes, it was brilliant. Scenery, lovely ship & staff, too much food! Plus, no getting up at early o'clock in the morning, sitting in an airport lounge for hours on end.
     
  28. Murdoch
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    Sound brilliant Clive..enjoy yourself!
     
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  30. Lou
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    You'll have a great time!

    We are going camping to Devon for a few days this week. Hopefully the weather will stay nice
     
  31. Murdoch
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    On the plane.... Take off about 30 minutes behind schedule.... Happy days

    Can't believe we are on our way.....
     
  32. Murdoch
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    On the plane.... Take off about 30 minutes behind schedule.... Happy days

    Can't believe we are on our way.....
     
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  33. Leesparkykent
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    Have a good one mate.
     
  34. Midwest
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    :(
     
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  35. Murdoch
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    We had hire mpv booked but this came at a small upgrade....

    This is once in a life time holiday...
     
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    don't forget to drive on the wrong side of the road. :confused:
     
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  37. Pete999
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    Yes have a nice time, and don#t forget to say "have a nice day yawll"
     
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  38. Midwest
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    Give you a week, before you have cravings for proper beer and vegetables :)

    It's been a while since I visited, but you've got to go down Summit Plummet, don't forget to cross your legs;

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    Enjoy Murdoch
     
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  39. Murdoch
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    F1 is at Silverstone , my son and I have been to Daytona for a high speed ride in a Nascar
     
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  40. Murdoch
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    Yup @ Kennedy today
     
  41. Pete999
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  42. mattg4321
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    Dodge Charger, nice but still not a patch on the old ones!
     
  43. Murdoch
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    Boo hoo

    Waiting at Tampa for our flight home

    Work on Monday BUT decent beer tomorrow ..... Credit card bill in about 2 weeks time

    It was great. Saving up for about 4 years made it affordable .....
     
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  44. Specialist
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    Some nice pictures there buddy, glad you enjoyed it :)
     
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