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Unread 22 Apr 18, 02:19 PM  
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I do look forward to your trip reports !
I too was made redundant after 28 years (with HMRC) It took a bit of getting used to working somewhere new but its nice being able to walk to work now ! Sometimes you dont realise you needed the change until after.

Will look forward to hearing about the trip !
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Great pre-trip report. I think you've definitely made the right decision with the redundancy. I retired at 50 after 20 years in the same job, and I've never looked back. I have UC, and I decided too that I didn't need the stress. I do have a hobby of couponing and bargain hunting, and that keeps me very busy indeed, together with planning our Florida trips. I love your idea of resort hopping, something I need to do too. I agree with Cherrypie - a trip to Disney Springs is a must - perhaps use a Landry's card or two for a meal at TRex or Rainforest Caf - or just for a walk around in the evening. Have a great trip Helen.
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Sounds like a fantastic trip with lots of time for relaxing.

I also took redundancy from a well known high street bank about 19 months ago after 17 years service. No regrets and I am currently still at home may look for something part -time when the kids go back to school in Sept but no plans yet as its nearly summer

Looking forward to your report
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Looks like an excellent trip I will follow along as have really enjoyed your previous trip reports. We are also Florida bound with no Disney this year and looking to do a few different things. Never heard of kings landing and kayaking will definitely have to look at that.

We have done AMI twice. Rod and Reel Pier and Sandbar both good. Sandbar I think a little expensive for what it is but it is all really about the setting so we thought worth it.
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Sounds great. Definitely go for the redundancy. Love the idea of moving around Florida.
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Sounds like a great trip!
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I am so looking forward to your trip report. Sounds like a fabulous plan. We are also staying at the Grand Plaza in st Pete for 4 nights in the summer and we are also not doing Disney this time. Sending the pixie dust for gardening leave x
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We stayed at the Grand Plaza for a couple of nights last September. We dined in the Spinners Revolving Rooftop Restaurant on the first night and Bongo's Beach Bar on the second night. Both of which we enjoyed. I booked Spinners on the hotel website months before we went which proved to be a good idea as it was full. If you do go tell them its a special evening and ask if they can seat you so that your table is looking out over the beach at sunset. Bongo's Beach Bar serves typical American food right on the beach and the portions were big. If you want more info pm me.
I've followed your adventures for the last couple of holidays and I enjoy reading your diary.
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