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Forum: General Trip Reports Yesterday, 07:18 PM
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Mobile What a lovely day! Such beautiful scenery!

What a lovely day! Such beautiful scenery!
Forum: General Trip Planning Yesterday, 06:41 AM
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Posted By Melbatb
We were there last August. We parked for...

We were there last August.

We parked for free on the main street in Hyannis easily. For the beach we had to get a daily permit from the local council building - it was not pay and display. And the...
Forum: General Chat 20 Jul 19, 08:19 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,082
Posted By Melbatb
Mobile We have to travel indirect (usually via a third...

We have to travel indirect (usually via a third country) and our estas are often checked at the gate before boarding the US bound flight.
Forum: Pre-Trip Reports 19 Jul 19, 04:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 394
Posted By Melbatb
Mobile Have a fab trip!

Have a fab trip!
Forum: General Trip Reports 19 Jul 19, 04:21 PM
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Views: 233
Posted By Melbatb
Mobile It all looks glorious! Loving all the ice creams...

It all looks glorious! Loving all the ice creams (always a favourite on our holidays! )

Enjoy Vietnam!
Forum: General Chat 19 Jul 19, 03:17 PM
Replies: 371
Views: 38,836
Posted By Melbatb
Mobile I dont know what to say except Isabel will be in...

I dont know what to say except Isabel will be in my thoughts as she begins her treatment, as will you all.
Forum: General Chat 18 Jul 19, 09:07 PM
Replies: 371
Views: 38,836
Posted By Melbatb
Mobile Thinking of you all - I hope the appointment goes...

Thinking of you all - I hope the appointment goes as well as it can tomorrow.

Wishing Isabel all the best.
Forum: General Chat 17 Jul 19, 01:42 PM
Replies: 2,982
Views: 147,646
Posted By Melbatb
Mobile I think they are all a bit anxious - totally...

I think they are all a bit anxious - totally normal!

O leaves 4 weeks on Saturday. He will have one case weighing not more than 23kg! It us going to be tight :D
Forum: General Chat 15 Jul 19, 04:04 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,896
Posted By Melbatb
Mobile I am sorry to hear about the loss of your...

I am sorry to hear about the loss of your daughter - how devastating for you all.

No words of wisdom - a day at a time.
Forum: General Chat 14 Jul 19, 03:23 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,261
Posted By Melbatb
Mobile My DH is the same! However his lack of...

My DH is the same!

However his lack of knowledge was a real problem on last years New England trip. I came down with food poisoning just before we were due to leave. We took the decision at 4am...
Forum: General Trip Planning 14 Jul 19, 10:53 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 300
Posted By Melbatb
Mobile I have only done Bangkok but loved it a lot more...

I have only done Bangkok but loved it a lot more than I ever thought I would!

I did a trip report which is in my siggy! That should give you a few ideas!

And I agree it is cheap!
Forum: General Trip Reports 14 Jul 19, 07:23 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 496
Posted By Melbatb
What a fabulous day and such stunning scenery! I...

What a fabulous day and such stunning scenery! I can see why you were all very enchanted with it!
Forum: General Trip Reports 8 Jul 19, 07:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 352
Posted By Melbatb
Mobile That looks cold! But what a fabulous experience!

That looks cold! But what a fabulous experience!
Forum: General Trip Reports 8 Jul 19, 07:50 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,083
Posted By Melbatb
Mobile I missed this the first time round! What a...

I missed this the first time round! What a fabulous trip!
Forum: General Trip Planning 8 Jul 19, 06:03 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 372
Posted By Melbatb
Mobile Thats it - you just need to search my username...

Thats it - you just need to search my username in the index part :D
Forum: General Trip Planning 7 Jul 19, 09:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 372
Posted By Melbatb
I spent a week in Quebec City in April - my trip...

I spent a week in Quebec City in April - my trip report is in the photo trip section (I keep meaning to do the index :) )

Edited to add it was my second trip to QC and I found plenty to keep me...
Forum: General Trip Planning 7 Jul 19, 11:21 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 372
Posted By Melbatb
I have driven a lot in Quebec! It isnt a problem...

I have driven a lot in Quebec! It isnt a problem at all. If I remember correctly all road signs are in both languages.

Round Quebec City it is busy as you would expect - and I wouldn't drive in...
Forum: General Chat 7 Jul 19, 06:48 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,031
Posted By Melbatb
Here in France if you want to learn to drive...

Here in France if you want to learn to drive before you are 18 you have to do at least 20h with an instructor, your accompanying driver has to sit in in several 2h lessons and the young driver has to...
Forum: General Chat 5 Jul 19, 07:34 PM
Replies: 2,982
Views: 147,646
Posted By Melbatb
Mobile It is just the teachers - not their own...

It is just the teachers - not their own obviously! Yesterday each area had their jury to align the results! Today the results were out! Tonight half of France has gone on holiday!
Forum: General Chat 5 Jul 19, 04:58 PM
Replies: 2,982
Views: 147,646
Posted By Melbatb
Thank you everyone! O got 18/20 - so has met the...

Thank you everyone! O got 18/20 - so has met the entry requirements for Hong Kong.

He leaves in just over 5 weeks - eeeeekkkk!

I am very proud of him! He really does merit such a fabulous...
Forum: General Chat 5 Jul 19, 06:04 AM
Replies: 2,982
Views: 147,646
Posted By Melbatb
Results day here in France! Three hours to...

Results day here in France!

Three hours to go! O told me to wake him up at 8h30 - so he is fairly laid back at the moment...
Forum: Pre-Trip Reports 5 Jul 19, 05:55 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 982
Posted By Melbatb
Glad you managed to get everything sorted out in...

Glad you managed to get everything sorted out in the end - though good job you realised about the hire car payment!

I hope you have a fabulous time - not jealous at all:D
Forum: General Trip Reports 4 Jul 19, 07:00 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 702
Posted By Melbatb
What a lovely day! I am another fan of visiting...

What a lovely day! I am another fan of visiting churches - such peaceful places!

All your meals look delicious! And very good value!
Forum: General Trip Planning 4 Jul 19, 05:25 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 493
Posted By Melbatb
Definitely early - we did it at the same time of...

Definitely early - we did it at the same time of year and the queue for security when we got back was very long!
Forum: General Trip Planning 4 Jul 19, 05:23 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 235
Posted By Melbatb
We loved Argentina - though I am not sure what...

We loved Argentina - though I am not sure what the weather would be like as it is their winter in July. I did a trip report (in the Photo atrip Report section - I have done an idex yet though...
Forum: General Trip Reports 3 Jul 19, 09:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 506
Posted By Melbatb
Thanks for sharing - it is on my list of cities...

Thanks for sharing - it is on my list of cities to visit!
Forum: General Trip Reports 2 Jul 19, 07:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 675
Posted By Melbatb
Mobile What a fabulous view! The apartment looks...

What a fabulous view! The apartment looks perfect!

The food looked delicious! What a good start to your trip!
Forum: General Trip Reports 30 Jun 19, 02:54 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,789
Posted By Melbatb
Mobile We did - but we stayed outside in an airbnb and...

We did - but we stayed outside in an airbnb and had a car. So we managed to get around a fair bit (we were there a week!). I loved the Chihuly museum as well as the aviation one and the Boeing...
Forum: General Trip Reports 29 Jun 19, 08:54 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,789
Posted By Melbatb
Mobile Thanks - a lot of memories from our BC and...

Thanks - a lot of memories from our BC and Seattle trip! We stayed at the Blu hotel too!
Forum: General Trip Reports 29 Jun 19, 08:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 293
Posted By Melbatb
Mobile What a shame about the weather but you packed a...

What a shame about the weather but you packed a lot in! Some stunning scenery!
Forum: Pre-Trip Reports 29 Jun 19, 02:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 982
Posted By Melbatb
Mobile Less than a week to go - how exciting!

Less than a week to go - how exciting!
Forum: General Trip Reports 29 Jun 19, 02:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 285
Posted By Melbatb
Mobile So many memories from our trip last summer! ...

So many memories from our trip last summer!

We did the ladder hike :D
Forum: General Trip Reports 29 Jun 19, 02:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 306
Posted By Melbatb
Mobile What a lovely day. Looking forward to reading...

What a lovely day. Looking forward to reading more.
Forum: General Chat 29 Jun 19, 09:25 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,079
Posted By Melbatb
Mobile I am in south France - 40C here today! Though...

I am in south France - 40C here today! Though earlier than usual we do often get weeks on end of high 30s!

We have all shutters shut and will keep all doors shut!
Forum: General Chat 27 Jun 19, 07:50 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 4,073
Posted By Melbatb
Mobile Thankfully my car has air-conditioning. The...

Thankfully my car has air-conditioning. The office has air-conditioning! And the shutters have not been opened on the house!
Forum: General Trip Reports 27 Jun 19, 05:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 380
Posted By Melbatb
Mobile Looks and sounds fabulous! We have done a...

Looks and sounds fabulous!

We have done a lot of Canada trips - a glorious place to visit!
Forum: General Chat 27 Jun 19, 05:35 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 4,073
Posted By Melbatb
Mobile My car said 46C this evening on the way home -...

My car said 46C this evening on the way home - south of France!

Way too hot!
Forum: General Chat 27 Jun 19, 05:34 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,671
Posted By Melbatb
Mobile Another VW Polo driver. Mine is 2 years old and...

Another VW Polo driver. Mine is 2 years old and has everything on it except the heated seats.

I love it and I drive a similar commute as you! It feels solid but is easy to handle.
Forum: General Chat 26 Jun 19, 03:57 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 4,073
Posted By Melbatb
39C here with a very hot wind coming from Africa...

39C here with a very hot wind coming from Africa.

40C for tomorrow. The national exams (=gcses) have been postponed to next week much to DDs delight (not... )

We are all inside, all the...
Forum: General Chat 24 Jun 19, 06:58 PM
Replies: 2,982
Views: 147,646
Posted By Melbatb
On the downside, a heatwave has been predicted...

On the downside, a heatwave has been predicted for Thursday/Friday of over 40C. DD has her brevet (=gcses) then. The government has decided to postpone them to Monday/Tuesday next week. DD is quite...
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