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Old 01-21-2013, 03:49 PM   #1891
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Question: How much do you budget for the family vacation(s) a year? You don't have to post an amount, just a % of take home pay. The budget talk continues here at home, and I'm just interested.
Normally for the cabin fever trip to an indoor water park in the winter and camping with DW's family in July we budget between 1 and 1.5%. For Disney only we need to bump it up to over 3%
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Had to do one of those for previous job once. How does it work up there in the North? Do they have to watch? Or, do you go in the specially equipped bathroom where stuff is nailed down?
They don't watch you, but they pull up in a truck pulling a portable restroom on a trailer... you walk in, fill out paperwork, empty your pockets, wash your hands at a sink and then they have 2 doors that each lead to a small stall with a tankless toilet with blue dye in it.
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Normally for the cabin fever trip to an indoor water park in the winter and camping with DW's family in July we budget between 1 and 1.5%. For Disney only we need to bump it up to over 3%
If that includes travel and food expenses, then delete those %s immediately as you are not helping my cause.
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You making the trip? I thought you had Disney trips planned.
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Nahh got all my trips planned for awhile, and a baseball trip if y'all end up goin
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My name is Cliff. I have been poking around the boards for the last several months and have finally decided to join now that are planning our first family trip this summer.
I have a DW and 2 DD's (5 and 12) they will be 6 and 13 by our trip.
I have only been to the World once back when I was in Junior High and have been a disney freak since then, it is nice to find a like minded group.
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Back to work today. I check the calendar...this is my first full week at work since December 10th. Normally that would be cause for a celebration of not doing anything, but I start my new position today at work. Not really sure what it is yet, but my new boss said we'd meet today and go over it. Sounds like a lot of learning on the fly for both of us.
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Old 01-21-2013, 04:03 PM   #1897
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They don't watch you, but they pull up in a truck pulling a portable restroom on a trailer... you walk in, fill out paperwork, empty your pockets, wash your hands at a sink and then they have 2 doors that each lead to a small stall with a tankless toilet with blue dye in it.
The nailed down bathroom. A buddy here (does not have to watch) but told me about all the methods people will try to go thru in those secured bathrooms will go to in order to dilute their samples. Apparently, they are all rigged to let the screener know if someone tried to smuggle in a sample or add something while there. He did not go into details and I didn't ask how he knew ......
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Already short a few people here at work this week and had somebody call in sick... he better be sick, or I'll give him a reason to miss work. Been crazy around here, first chance I've had to check in today. Hope everyone is doing well... prayers, congratulations, etc.


Oh, and by the way, I knew we were scheduled for the drug test company to visit us today and just got a preview of the randomly selected list... yep, I get to go pee in a cup later today. Doesn't seem so random to me... 1 to 3 names each time they come by and it seems like I'm on it about every other time. How many do I have to pass before they quit picking on me.
Maybe they heard you were training for the Nemie Challenge.
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The link works. You have a busy trip planned. Have fun.



Had to do one of those for previous job once. How does it work up there in the North? Do they have to watch? Or, do you go in the specially equipped bathroom where stuff is nailed down?







You making the trip? I thought you had Disney trips planned.



Get yourself a free account on photobucket or another site. You upload your picture there, and then copy/ paste in the img code.
I'll get the pic up tonight or tomorrow. Ended up crazy busy all day and have meetings tonight. If I get home early enough I'll post. Phone batt died last night so I didn't post then.
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Question: How much do you budget for the family vacation(s) a year? You don't have to post an amount, just a % of take home pay. The budget talk continues here at home, and I'm just interested.
We budget $4K/year and have it taken directly from check to a special account. Sometimes we spend less, sometime more. It all seems to work out in the end.

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OK, it's up. Thanks Mark. Again, it was nice to meet you last night. Next time I'll plan a little better and get to your tailgate with awesome lobster rolls and beer!

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Nahh got all my trips planned for awhile, and a baseball trip if y'all end up goin
Budget talk right now. DW says I have allocated too much $ for vacations. So, it really is a wait and see right now.

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I'll get the pic up tonight or tomorrow. Ended up crazy busy all day and have meetings tonight. If I get home early enough I'll post. Phone batt died last night so I didn't post then.
Mark did a few posts back.
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Just checking in. I'd hate to miss a thread entirely!
Not much has changed here. We are hoping to take some kind of vacation before Spring but it won't be Disney. At the top of the list is Yuma/El Centro to visit my DW's best friend and to see our son perform with the Blues at the 2013 El Centro Airshow. 2nd on the list right now is Pensacola, again to see our son. Third is probably the Myrtle Beach area, possibly with our daughter and 2 grandkids. This all depends on how my DW feels, which isn't great. She sees a new neurologist this week and we're hoping that sheds some light on some things.
Other than that, I'm just trying to hang in.
Hope everyone else is well and enjoying Winter!
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Budget talk right now. DW says I have allocated too much $ for vacations. So, it really is a wait and see right now.



Mark did a few posts back.
Noticed. Was trying to catchup on the thread and in my rush before meetings, didn't check.

With regards to the $ for vacation, I posted the amount we try to save annually. I should add that we try to take at least two vacations a year. One more local and then one somewhere else. We have done Disney, DC, Niagra Falls, NH, VT and looking for a quick somewhere to go this year on Feb. Vaca. Not sure we have agreed on a location yet.
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Good to hear from you, Mike. Continued prayers for your DW.

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With regards to the $ for vacation, I posted the amount we try to save annually. I should add that we try to take at least two vacations a year. One more local and then one somewhere else. We have done Disney, DC, Niagra Falls, NH, VT and looking for a quick somewhere to go this year on Feb. Vaca. Not sure we have agreed on a location yet.
Last year, we did the HHI DVC spring break, summer trip - Reds, Indy, RFC, & Mammoth Cave, and BLT in October. This year, we have the BWI booked for Spring Break and the Dream bookended by a couple nights at WDW at BLT. I would like to do another baseball game this summer and a trip down to Opry Mills Mall in February - a fun day. DW says that I am spending too much vacation $. Budget talks continue.
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We budget $4K/year and have it taken directly from check to a special account. Sometimes we spend less, sometime more. It all seems to work out in the end.
Yes it does, I don't know how, but it always does!


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Not much has changed here. We are hoping to take some kind of vacation before Spring but it won't be Disney. At the top of the list is Yuma/El Centro to visit my DW's best friend and to see our son perform with the Blues at the 2013 El Centro Airshow. 2nd on the list right now is Pensacola, again to see our son. Third is probably the Myrtle Beach area, possibly with our daughter and 2 grandkids. This all depends on how my DW feels, which isn't great. She sees a new neurologist this week and we're hoping that sheds some light on some things.
Other than that, I'm just trying to hang in.
Hope everyone else is well and enjoying Winter!
MIKE! Praying that your DW feels better!
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