• The TUGBBS forums are completely free and open to the public and exist as the absolute best place for owners to get help and advice about their timeshares for more than 26 years!

    Join tens of thousands of other owners just like you here to get any and all Timeshare questions answered!
  • TUG is starting a new contest that will award $50 to the best review submitted for the month!

    Read more here
  • TUG has now saved timeshare owners more than $14,000,000 dollars just by finding us in time to rescind a new Timeshare purchase! A truly incredible milestone!

    Read more here: TUG saves owners more than $14 Million dollars
  • Please check out the review contest thread here vote for the best review and cast your vote for the best review for Feb 2020! winner gets a $50 gift card!
  • We have compiled all the individual CV threads into a single reference thread here for easy access as they are spread out all over the forum: Coronavirus Info
  • Follow the TUG Member Banner as it travels the world on vacation with Timeshare owners! Also sign up to get the banner sent to you so you can submit a photo of your vacation with the banner to share with TUG! Banner Thread
  • Sign up to get the TUG Newsletter for free! Join tens of thousands of other owners who get this every week! Latest resort reviews and the most important topics discussed by owners during the week!
  • Our official "end my sales presentation early" T-shirts are available again! Also come with the option for a free membership extension with purchase to offset the cost!

    Read more Here
  • A few of the most common links here on the forums for newbies and guests!

What does outside look to you right now?

PamMo

Tug Review Crew: Rookie
TUG Member
Joined
Jul 17, 2006
Messages
3,790
Reaction score
1,262
Points
398
Location
Missouri
Oh, Fred, but I DO like your photo! My curiosity is piqued by those footprints in the snow. They stop suddenly and go through the railings...?
 

Fredflintstone

TUG Member
Joined
Jul 15, 2018
Messages
1,442
Reaction score
1,750
Points
224
Resorts Owned
Rent only
Oh, Fred, but I DO like your photo! My curiosity is piqued by those footprints in the snow. They stop suddenly and go through the railings...?
Thank you. Kind of an illusion courtesy of my 3 dogs. It was just how the photo angle was taken. The one awesome thing I like here is I’m only 50 miles away from the gorgeous Rocky mountains. I will take a photo soon of my mountain view when I get back home and share.


Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
 

Fredflintstone

TUG Member
Joined
Jul 15, 2018
Messages
1,442
Reaction score
1,750
Points
224
Resorts Owned
Rent only
Not a real clear day but heres what it looks like in the front of my house. On a clear day the view is a lot nicer especially from my balcony

.



Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
 

PcflEZFlng

TUG Member
Joined
Nov 19, 2018
Messages
260
Reaction score
293
Points
124
Location
CA
Beautiful! I love California. Is it just me or is California getting dryer and dryer? I remember as a kid (40 years ago) the grass in your area looked greener. Maybe just me. Same as in Lahina Hawaii...everything just looks dryer.
It may seem hard to believe, but the current 30-year average annual rainfall in San Diego is actually higher than that of the previous 30-year period. But seldom do we have an 'average' rainfall year. We often get very dry years interspersed with very wet years. Last year was a very wet year.

Our area doesn't look as green as it used to because people here are conserving water much more than they used to. Water is also expensive here.
 

klpca

TUG Review Crew: Veteran
TUG Member
Joined
Sep 11, 2006
Messages
5,457
Reaction score
2,948
Points
499
Location
CA
Resorts Owned
SDO, Quarter House, Seapointe, Coronado Beach, HGVC Bay Club
It may seem hard to believe, but the current 30-year average annual rainfall in San Diego is actually higher than that of the previous 30-year period. But seldom do we have an 'average' rainfall year. We often get very dry years interspersed with very wet years. Last year was a very wet year.

Our area doesn't look as green as it used to because people here are conserving water much more than they used to. Water is also expensive here.
Did you notice my "grass"? :D We finally went with artificial turf. Our water bills have nearly been cut in half.
 

geist1223

Guest
Joined
May 20, 2015
Messages
2,718
Reaction score
2,142
Points
249
Location
Salem Oregon
Resorts Owned
Worldmark 89,000
Seaside Oregon Residence Club
Diamond Resorts Intermnational Hawaiian Collection 50,000
Royal Solaris San Jose del Cavo
In Salem Oregon it is clear with blue sky. It is in the 50's.
 

PcflEZFlng

TUG Member
Joined
Nov 19, 2018
Messages
260
Reaction score
293
Points
124
Location
CA
Did you notice my "grass"? :D We finally went with artificial turf. Our water bills have nearly been cut in half.
I did notice! You also have a great view!

I stopped watering my back lawn about 10 years ago. It was a large flat area using a lot of water, and it was being taken over by crabgrass anyway. Today, it's just bare. Eventually, though, I'm going to plant it again with Bermuda grass, which uses about 1/3 of the water that the old fescue needed.
 

CanuckTravlr

TUG Member
Joined
Apr 23, 2016
Messages
932
Reaction score
859
Points
154
Location
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Resorts Owned
HGVC Ocean 22
Like Fredflintstone, we have snow on the ground. It is our first snowfall of the season and it is unusual for this time of year, when it normally melts on contact. Did I mention it is also unusually cold?!? :eek:

It has been snowing since 8 am this morning and we already have about 10 cm (4") of accumulated snow on the ground and it has not stopped yet!! :wall:

And we don't head to St. Martin until mid-January!!!:bawl::bawl::bawl:
 

spirits

TUG Member
Joined
Aug 15, 2007
Messages
1,032
Reaction score
199
Points
273
Location
Edmonton
Resorts Owned
Banff Rocky Mountain Resort
One of my former students posted this video on Facebook today. Her husband is in the service. I met two retired coworkers today for lunch. We said a prayer for all those serving in our forces along with a special prayer for a coworker who just passed away from cancer. The three of us are grateful for our lives here in Canada. Best wishes for our American neighbors.
 

PcflEZFlng

TUG Member
Joined
Nov 19, 2018
Messages
260
Reaction score
293
Points
124
Location
CA
The bird feeders were very busy today because it was 10 degrees outside.
Wow, you're in Minnesota, right? Having grown up there, I was struck by seeing green leaves in the background of your photos. I remember seeing only bare branches there by November. It doesn't even look cold, though I know darn well it is!
 

artringwald

TUG Member
Joined
Apr 22, 2011
Messages
2,968
Reaction score
1,030
Points
298
Location
Oakdale, MN
Resorts Owned
DRI: The Point at Poipu, 3 deeded weeks, 1 of which is in The Club.
Wow, you're in Minnesota, right? Having grown up there, I was struck by seeing green leaves in the background of your photos. I remember seeing only bare branches there by November. It doesn't even look cold, though I know darn well it is!
Yes, I'm in the Twin Cities area. Unfortunately, our backyard is full of the invasive buckthorn trees, which are the last ones to lose their leaves. Since they're so easy to identify this time of year, I usually try to cut back as many as I can, but this year I've been too cold and lazy.
 

stevenh21

TUG Member
Joined
May 10, 2018
Messages
22
Reaction score
14
Points
63
Location
Arizona
Resorts Owned
Wyndham Flagstaff, Wyndham Fairfield Plantation, Harbortown Point(Ventura, CA)
20191116_102749.jpg
We have to plant our own color in the AZ desert. Pink muhly grass, the fronds grow out in late October. Mid 80's today, and possible rain Wednesday, Thursday. Weather people get very excited when rain might arrive.
 

pedro47

TUG Review Crew: Expert
TUG Member
Joined
Jun 6, 2005
Messages
12,071
Reaction score
2,658
Points
548
Location
East Coast
There are some awesome outdoor photos been posted on topics. Well in Coastal Va it is dark, cold and cloudy.
 

slip

TUG Review Crew: Veteran
TUG Member
Joined
Mar 5, 2011
Messages
4,507
Reaction score
3,114
Points
349
Location
Honolulu, Hawaii
Resorts Owned
Pono Kai, 20 wks: Maui Schooner, 1.5 wks; WaveCrest Condo, Molokai, HI
Winter is definitely coming. It’s 82 today so I was able to open up the sun roof.

C483A90B-8F20-4E30-B313-5AA555444200.jpeg
 

jme

TUG Member
Joined
Jul 12, 2005
Messages
3,694
Reaction score
999
Points
348
Location
Southeast,TUG since '98
Resorts Owned
Marriotts:
Grande Ocean x 6
Barony x 2
OceanWatch x 1
Manor Club x 1
.
Waterside by Spin x 2
Sheraton Bdw Pln x2
ChurchSt/Charleston x2
WALKING TO DINNER last night in Charleston SC....Cold, wet, windy but we love it.
Doesn't deter us at all---we love to walk everywhere.
Dined at a small Italian spot called Fulton Five just off King Street, unknown except to locals. https://www.fultonfivecharleston.com/
(We're sort of locals now, lol.)
Once inside, however, it was warm, cozy, and beautiful. That's my wife Mona in pic below.

upload_2019-11-17_17-47-54.png



My sweetheart Mona.
upload_2019-11-17_17-48-9.png



Evening before,
prior to leaving our Charleston timeshare "Church Street Inn",
whose private courtyard is shown here from our LR window.
A gorgeous and quiet oasis in the middle of the Charleston historic district.
https://festiva.com/churchstreetinn.php
upload_2019-11-17_18-16-39.png


upload_2019-11-17_18-16-53.png



Along Market Street, seen as we left our 2-level townhouse condo for dinner.
The lovely and newly renovated Church St Inn is located adjacent to the Old Market.
upload_2019-11-17_17-58-6.png




Then dined at another favorite spot called S.N.O.B. ("Slightly North of Broad")
with my TUG buddy and Charleston resident Glynda & her husband Kim
-----always great fun!!!!
It's located on East Bay St. (Restaurant Row), a 5-minute walk from our place. https://snobcharleston.com/
upload_2019-11-17_18-3-24.png




But our dear friend Glynda is sooo bad.... a fine dinner was not enough!!
This is where she led us next...across the street to "Carmella's Cafe and Dessert Bar".
https://carmellasdessertbar.com/
upload_2019-11-17_18-23-38.png



Conclusion?
OUTSIDE was great! Inside was not so bad either.....:)
 
Last edited:

Fredflintstone

TUG Member
Joined
Jul 15, 2018
Messages
1,442
Reaction score
1,750
Points
224
Resorts Owned
Rent only
Gee, the Carolinas are truly beautiful and looks like awesome food choices too.

I have been all throughout the Western US and Florida but never the Carolinas, Virginia, Georgia.

I gotta put it on my bucket list! Thank you for sharing.


Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
 

jme

TUG Member
Joined
Jul 12, 2005
Messages
3,694
Reaction score
999
Points
348
Location
Southeast,TUG since '98
Resorts Owned
Marriotts:
Grande Ocean x 6
Barony x 2
OceanWatch x 1
Manor Club x 1
.
Waterside by Spin x 2
Sheraton Bdw Pln x2
ChurchSt/Charleston x2
Returned from our trip and turned onto our street and saw that our front yard's Maple trees are "getting there"
but still not peaking. Next week they'll be glorious, but here's today:

BTW, I planted these 5 maple trees 26 years ago when we first purchased our home. They are now huge.
There were only tall pine trees at that time.
I wanted my children to be able to take a perfect and beautiful Maple leaf to class
in the first grade and say, "This came from my front yard".
Neighbors stop every year and take pictures, and leave notes saying how much they enjoy them.

upload_2019-11-17_19-50-28.png
 
Last edited:
Top