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Off to Europe....

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good evening...

m6 needs a fix of exploits and tips... here are my exploits!!!

been laying low,living vicariously thru the MOC shuffle... but the Big Kahona Europe trip is 5 days away...

8/31 Fly to Paris... arrive 6 am 9/1 snagged 5 nights at Level 9 Marriott on points at Champs Elysees Marriott... 8/31-9/5 since 5 nights is same cost as 4..started ressie one day early, so I have room ready when I arrive...

9/1 arrive fun day on off Red Bus including Night tour
9/2 Versailles palace tour..Wine and Louve tour at night
9/3 Private Tour with driver/guide Paris Dinner at Eifel Tower Restaurant 58
9/4 shopping day with DW...
9/5 High speed rail to Barcelona

2 nights at Las Ramblas

9/7 board Island Princess till 9/19 then 2 nights in Venice... then home

10/25-10/29 Custom House for BIG Emergency Med conference preceeded by Foggy Bottom DC weekend for youngest cash drain... and Bucs-Skins game...

ski trip 2/21-2/26 2016

3/10-3/13 Vegas Grand Chateau Emerg medicine conference

10/2016 ACEP16 Vegas!!! Grand Chateau again

Custom House will be resort 28...

p.s forgot Frenchman cove 5/21-5/27 3 bedroom :)
 
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good evening...

Actually, I would prefer "Liguid Schwartz".. My dad grew up with Mel brooks on Delancey Street in Brooklyn. very familiar with his works!!!
 

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Puck...is the Princess cruise with DC points or ugly $$? Would like to hear how it is...DW wants to do that one also, or opposite way to end up in Barcellona. Thx!
 

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RC good ol' fashioned $$$ suite upgrade too... Marriott in Paris on MR points... actually great deal room is 700 Euro's $800/night over $4000 for 180,000 MR points over $0.02 /point!!! Airfare on MR travel packages....

I will give full disclosure and post pictures...

new camera for the event...
 

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Sounds wonderful! Make sure your wife saves some shopping for Venice- can't beat their glasswork:D- just ask my DH ...or maybe don't ask him:;). Let's just say that I think he still has nightmares of the carry-ons from our Venice trip. Luckily, that was just prior to 9/11, and it was a lot easier to take extra carry-ons. Back then at least the stores on Lido Beach were very quiet and looking for customers, and significantly less expensive on some of the signed pieces. Just saying...in case your wife is interested in Murano. At any extent, visiting the glass factories and watching pieces being made is fascinating.

Sounds like a wonderful trip- post back how the cruise was. - and thanks for the fix.
 

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good evening...

m6 needs a fix of exploits and tips... here are my exploits!!!

been laying low,living vicariously thru the MOC shuffle... but the Big Kahona Europe trip is 5 days away...

8/31 Fly to Paris... arrive 6 am 9/1 snagged 5 nights at Level 9 Marriott on points at Champs Elysees Marriott... 8/31-9/5 since 5 nights is same cost as 4..started ressie one day early, so I have room ready when I arrive...

9/1 arrive fun day on off Red Bus including Night tour
9/2 Versailles palace tour..Wine and Louve tour at night
9/3 Private Tour with driver/guide Paris Dinner at Eifel Tower Restaurant 58
9/4 shopping day with DW...
9/5 High speed rail to Barcelona

2 nights at Las Ramblas

9/7 board Island Princess till 9/19 then 2 nights in Venice... then home

10/25-10/29 Custom House for BIG Emergency Med conference preceeded by Foggy Bottom DC weekend for youngest cash drain... and Bucs-Skins game...

ski trip 2/21-2/26 2016

3/10-3/13 Vegas Grand Chateau Emerg medicine conference

10/2016 ACEP16 Vegas!!! Grand Chateau again

Custom House will be resort 28...

p.s forgot Frenchman cove 5/21-5/27 3 bedroom :)



Suggestion: You may want to see your room at the Marriott Champs first before accepting it. Nice hotel, nice folks at the desk, however, I have to wonder if MRP guests get "last choice" rooms. I could be wrong.

Enjoy ACEP15. Great conference. PM me if you have questions re: Bahstun.

Bon Voyage !

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good evening

we bought the glass on our last visit to Venice... (very brief stay on a poor weather day... cruise ends with an overnight in venice... tour of the Jewish quarter... then explore city at night...


Big shopping day in Paris... last day before Barcelona...

have the new mirrorless camera locked and loaded....
 

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Enjoy! The Jewish quarter was fascinating. Make sure you make time for a gondola ride too; just one of those things ya gotta do when there. And one can never have too much Murano glass! They're pieces of art.
Funny- we all have different priorities. Shopping in Paris didn't captivate me, but I more than made up for that in Venice ( and lots of other places...).
 

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There is a real interesting store in the Jewish Quarter of Venice that customizes Torahs for synagogues and or families with a child who is about to be Bnai
Mitzvahed. They are magnificent. We did not buy one, but we bought some water colors of the Jewish Quarter.
 

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So close, yet so far

We'll be just 36 miles north of Venice on 18th and 19th in Susegana: http://www.masodivilla.it/it/

We stay the 20th at Best Western at the airport before our flight on 21st. 7:40 a.m. Iberia VCE/MAD/CLT/DET
 

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Be sure you get the Ted Danson jet!
And don't make any unscheduled landings in Latham Ma. You may never get out.

oops.....................wrong thread. :eek:
 

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Be sure you get the Ted Danson jet!
And don't make any unscheduled landings in Latham Ma. You may never get out.

oops.....................wrong thread. :eek:

jont....you are such a Good Samaritan.
 

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Puckman -

Enjoy the Marriott Champs Elysees. We stayed there on MRP in 2010 and it exceeded all our expectations. Wonderful staff and a complimentary breakfast buffet if you are gold or platinum that is outstanding!!

We too will be looking forward to hearing about your cruise.
 

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jont....you are such a Good Samaritan.

no...I'm more like Woody Woodpecker..an instigator...a troublemaker

don't deflate my dreams Tom Brady
 

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... don't deflate my dreams Tom Brady

HAHAHAHAAH!! Oh, I'm definitely using this one from now until the end of time!

(And now back to our regularly scheduled programming ;) )

Puck, does your wife plan on visiting any of the couture houses in Paris? It's a dream for me although I've never been close enough to realizing it, to research all that's involved. Please take pics if it's in your plans ...
 

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Puck, does your wife plan on visiting any of the couture houses in Paris? It's a dream for me although I've never been close enough to realizing it, to research all that's involved. Please take pics if it's in your plans ...

Maybe his wife is into that, but my guess is THIS is about as haute couture as Puck gets.
 

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Maybe his wife is into that, but my guess is THIS is about as haute couture as Puck gets.

:) Puck's wife was dressed a little more fashion-consciously when I met her.

I don't mean actually contracting with any of the fashion houses - that's too rich even for a pipe dream! But I'd love to at least see/photo the facades of a few, and maybe find a specialized tour agency to see the workings of at least one.

In a past life I would have been one of the labor force slaving away in the Worth factory, definitely not at the front of the house filling steamer trunks for this season in Newport. But I would have been good at my job, good enough for a Couturier's handsome and rich son to notice me and take me away from the drudgery while still enabling my jones for the finest fabrics ... (Ah, a much more attainable pipe dream, wouldn't you say? :D )
 

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...good enough for a Couturier's handsome and rich son to notice me and take me away from the drudgery while still enabling my jones for the finest fabrics ...

"The Don" appears to be pretty fashion forward....at least from the ankles down, so I think you did alright!! :D

Love those shoes!!!
 

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"The Don" appears to be pretty fashion forward....at least from the ankles down, so I think you did alright!! :D

Love those shoes!!!

Are they Botticelli's.

sorry, I just can't help myself...off to lunch at Pfeiffer's.
 

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good evening

just amazing as to where thread's will go!!! This one's a doozy....

Puck is ready to go... dropped 15 lbs since that pix with Sue...

redid the entire wardrobe to be looking slick!!!

pix are coming!!!
 

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:rofl:puck- sounds like you're psyched and ready for Europe...but is Europe ready for you?:rofl:
 

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Puck, you are hitting two of my most favorite European cities: Paris and Barcelona. Enjoy!
BTW, if you are a Marriott Reward Gold member or higher, you will love comped breakfast at Marriott Champs Elysees!
 
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