Less money, all of the fun: Families try 'stay-cations'

This summer could have been an instruction booklet on how to kill vacations. Take record-high fuel prices, tack on airport hassles, surround with economic angst and you've built the season of "stay-cation," a ... Read more

“American Against Fascism”

Since: Apr 08

Central Florida

#1 Jul 26, 2008
If you like it, just keep voting Republican.
KLC

Orlando, FL

#2 Jul 26, 2008
Why would anyone from FLORIDA go to Mexico for the beach? We went on a cruise to the Caribbean once and we were bored out of our skulls! Oh look, sand and ocean, just like every beach in Florida.
And Hilton instead of Hampton Inn? No, Doubletree has cookies!
You fools and your money go waste it on silly trips to places that have exactly what you have at home, we're going diving in the Keys--like we do every year!
TRN

Orlando, FL

#3 Jul 26, 2008
KLC wrote:
Why would anyone from FLORIDA go to Mexico for the beach? We went on a cruise to the Caribbean once and we were bored out of our skulls! Oh look, sand and ocean, just like every beach in Florida.
And Hilton instead of Hampton Inn? No, Doubletree has cookies!
You fools and your money go waste it on silly trips to places that have exactly what you have at home, we're going diving in the Keys--like we do every year!
Amen...We spent a week on Cozumel. The beach was pretty, but not as nice as Sanibel. We too were pretty bored....other than drinking & the beach, there really wasn't much else to do ( we did fly to a Mayan Ruin in Central Mexico--no big whoop )
After 9-11 I was afraid to fly and decided that I could travel in the South East and still not see everything....we did Stone Mountain, Callaway Gardens, St. Simon's Island and even found a place in South Georgia that looks like a small version of the Grand Canyon called Providence Canyon.
The fear of flying only lasted about a year and we are back in the friendly skies...however, I love the idea of a Staycation. Less time & money traveling = more time & money for FUN !
Nancy

Ocoee, FL

#4 Jul 26, 2008
Good idea - I will. Getting families back together is a good thing.
Chester DeGrasse wrote:
If you like it, just keep voting Republican.
Bobs Your Uncle

Orlando, FL

#5 Jul 26, 2008
Chester DeGrasse wrote:
If you like it, just keep voting Republican.
Or keeping voting Democrats to Congress.
I am not fan of Bush, however you are a total moron if you thing everything is HIS fault. Take a high school Civics course......Congress and the Senate are the ones who make the rules.......NOT the President.
Bittersweet

Winter Springs, FL

#6 Jul 26, 2008
If I was going to stay at Gaylord Palms with my family, we might as well fly somewhere for that kind of money. Besides, they are now charging $12 just to PARK and walk around the stores inside. Unbelievable!
chi chi

Palm Coast, FL

#7 Jul 26, 2008
KLC wrote:
Why would anyone from FLORIDA go to Mexico for the beach? We went on a cruise to the Caribbean once and we were bored out of our skulls! Oh look, sand and ocean, just like every beach in Florida.
And Hilton instead of Hampton Inn? No, Doubletree has cookies!
You fools and your money go waste it on silly trips to places that have exactly what you have at home, we're going diving in the Keys--like we do every year!
First of all, their financial means are none of your business. Diving in the Keys, gee, can I have your autograph? Hope you forget to fill your air tank next time and jump in.
chi chi

Palm Coast, FL

#8 Jul 26, 2008
TRN wrote:
<quoted text>
Amen...We spent a week on Cozumel. The beach was pretty, but not as nice as Sanibel. We too were pretty bored....other than drinking & the beach, there really wasn't much else to do ( we did fly to a Mayan Ruin in Central Mexico--no big whoop )
After 9-11 I was afraid to fly and decided that I could travel in the South East and still not see everything....we did Stone Mountain, Callaway Gardens, St. Simon's Island and even found a place in South Georgia that looks like a small version of the Grand Canyon called Providence Canyon.
The fear of flying only lasted about a year and we are back in the friendly skies...however, I love the idea of a Staycation. Less time & money traveling = more time & money for FUN !
A small version of the Grand Canyon in Southern Georgia??? It's called erosion, sweetie. You live life on the edge.

“I think I'll set this down now”

Since: May 08

Lakeland, FL

#9 Jul 26, 2008
Chester DeGrasse wrote:
If you like it, just keep voting Republican.
If you're a dumbas s listen to Chesty the one line wonder whiner.

“I think I'll set this down now”

Since: May 08

Lakeland, FL

#10 Jul 26, 2008
KLC wrote:
Why would anyone from FLORIDA go to Mexico for the beach? We went on a cruise to the Caribbean once and we were bored out of our skulls! Oh look, sand and ocean, just like every beach in Florida.
And Hilton instead of Hampton Inn? No, Doubletree has cookies!
You fools and your money go waste it on silly trips to places that have exactly what you have at home, we're going diving in the Keys--like we do every year!
One word. Cenotes.

Some of the best diving to be had is in MX.

Florida has great diving don't get me wrong.
MarathonR

Orlando, FL

#11 Jul 26, 2008
chi chi wrote:
<quoted text>
A small version of the Grand Canyon in Southern Georgia??? It's called erosion, sweetie. You live life on the edge.
Obviously "chi chi" you don't have anything nice to say to anyone on the forum and your comments are not even relative to the story. You sound like a miserable person.

On a brighter note, I hiked and photographed Providence Canyon in S. Georgia. Yes, it is erosion, but it is VERY cool indeed ( and I DO live on the edge !)
It is what it is

San Antonio, TX

#12 Jul 26, 2008
Bobs Your Uncle wrote:
<quoted text>
Or keeping voting Democrats to Congress.
I am not fan of Bush, however you are a total moron if you thing everything is HIS fault. Take a high school Civics course......Congress and the Senate are the ones who make the rules.......NOT the President.
Congress does make the rules but those rules have to be signed by the President unless his veto is overruled by 2/3 majority by both the house and senate.

Last I checked the republicans had control of the house, senate and the executive office for 6 or 7 years.

I think we could agree that we have been screwed by both sides.

Since: Jan 08

Orlando, FL

#14 Jul 26, 2008
chi chi wrote:
<quoted text>
A small version of the Grand Canyon in Southern Georgia??? It's called erosion, sweetie. You live life on the edge.
lighten up sourpuss,that place is nice!

“I think I'll set this down now”

Since: May 08

Lakeland, FL

#15 Jul 26, 2008
It is what it is wrote:
<quoted text>
Congress does make the rules but those rules have to be signed by the President unless his veto is overruled by 2/3 majority by both the house and senate.
Last I checked the republicans had control of the house, senate and the executive office for 6 or 7 years.
I think we could agree that we have been screwed by both sides.
You may want to re-check your congressional statistics, they appear somewhat askew of the actual facts.
Reality at home

United States

#16 Jul 26, 2008
syntaxerrorsix wrote:
<quoted text>
You may want to re-check your congressional statistics, they appear somewhat askew of the actual facts.
Why bring facts into the discussion? It's easier to just blame Bush.....ask Chet if you don't believe me.
SRicket

AOL

#17 Jul 26, 2008
If I didn't have granfkids out of state, I would never leave Florida.

“I think I'll set this down now”

Since: May 08

Lakeland, FL

#18 Jul 27, 2008
Reality at home wrote:
<quoted text>
Why bring facts into the discussion? It's easier to just blame Bush.....ask Chet if you don't believe me.
Well I certainly did not intend to stump anyone with the truth.

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