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  1. iamsally

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    Yeah, I don't have a problem with it. Just don't know if I want to go to the trouble of making new ones or if we will just do Disney. We already have those. (Hate looking like a tourist!) A used mask will look more local than a brand new Aloha print.
     
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    Hmm. Does Reyn Spooner make masks? They do. I wonder if they're reverse-prints. Hmm. The orientation on the Lahaina Sailor mask matches that of the Lahaina Sailor shirt, but they could have flipped the art, rather than actually printing it on the inside-facing surface, since the masks appear to be a different fabric from the shirts.

    (I've been known to wear a Reyn Spooner reverse-print with a suit and [Aloha-print] tie, while attending church services in both Honolulu and Lahaina. And I know that if you wear any two matching aloha-print garments together, and it's not part of, say, a transit employee uniform, you look like a tourist.)
     
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    Over the course of three days, I experienced my first live concert in just about a year and a half, and my first organ lesson in about a year and a half.

    The concert didn't move me to tears, probably because the radio broadcast of the first Hollywood Bowl Frontline Workers concert already did that last month. As to the lesson, it wasn't nearly as bad as I (and my teacher) had expected.
     
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    It is so nice to be appreciating things that we often took for granted.
    We are about to embark on a road trip to see the grandchildren we could not see last year. That has brought me to tears.
     
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    Rushing around and packing up the RV. We will be making a Grand Tour up to Seattle, across to Michigan and down to Arkansas. We are a little apprehensive about extra traffic and lack of camping sites due to so many people hitting the road. Yellowstone is packed every single day!! Hopefully, when we leave AR in September things will be slowing down and we will be able to visit The Grand Canyon at least.
    We were able to secure a reservation for our usual campground in Ludington, MI so that is a plus.
     
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    Have I ever mentioned that the only sort of RV I'd ever want to own has either 8 or 12 wheels, no tires, and no engine, and if you want to go somewhere, you call Amtrak, and write them a large check?
     
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    I have always wanted to take a cross-country train trip. But when I check the price against flying; I end up in the air. I am sure that when we do not feel like doing our own driving; we will finally do it. My great-grandmother and grandmother came across in the very early 1900's to venture out on their own. (My great-grandparents separated; which was unusual back then.) It was one of the things she remembered most in her 107 years.
    One of our very favorite table games.
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    I don't recommend that first-time rail travelers *ever* start with a trip longer than about 100 miles each way. (Irvine to San Diego, Los Angeles to Santa Barbara, Boston to Portland, and the Bay Area to Sacramento or Merced all come in at 104 miles or less.)

    And I don't recommend that anybody who hasn't taken several all-day train trips (say, Los Angeles to the Bay Area) take an overnight train trip.

    That said, rail travel is much more comfortable than air travel: a coach seat on a train is about as roomy as a first class seat on an airliner, and first class on a long distance train is a private room, with dining car meals included in the accommodation charge. And you have room to get up and move around (and can even step outside, briefly, at all but the shortest stops).

    And when you consider the distance traveled, and the time involved, and the cost of meals and hotel rooms vs. the cost of a sleeping car accommodation (with included meals) on a train, the costs are probably much better than you think.
     
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    On an entirely different subject, I am firmly convinced that Federal Express has its corporate head so far up its <profanity> that it doesn't know <profanity> from Shinola.
     
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    My package finally arrived. It seems that the shipper had goofed up the address, truncating off the building number (rather important in a business park that covers more than half of a square quarter-mile). Once it was corrected, the package arrived safely (albeit with a bit of a row with the driver when the tracking page showed "delivered" before it was even in the building, because he had logged the delivery in advance). But that hardly excuses FedEx from having put up multiple obstacles to keep me from working (or even knowing the details of) the problem.
     
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    The wild flowers on Mt Rainier are beautiful right now!!!
     
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    I was in the Mt Adams area last weekend in Trout Lake. It was beautiful up there too.
     
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    We were in Arkansas just one year ago and had to head out ahead of Hurricane Laura. This year it is Ida.o_O Luckily we are not in the path so far.
     
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    Ida moved through without touching Arkansas so there is something for which to be grateful.
    For the most part; the weather has been devilishly HOT!!
    Usually we do Seattle and Michigan for a break from the heat. This year it has been hot everywhere with the addition of unbreathable humidity. We have not worn any of the long pants we packed. The only thing making it worth it is seeing dear friends and family.
     
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    PLEASE POST! Someone, anyone, anywhere!!!!!
     
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    I wish the weather would make up its mind!!
    This morning I was so cold I wanted to stay bundled up in my down blanket all day. Then I bundled up to take my son's dog out for a run and the sun came out and I got all hot and sweaty.
     
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    I concur with the weather stuff. It's super cold here in the morning, so I bundle up to go to work but I ROAST on the way home. Can't there be a happy medium somewhere??
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    What ever happened to fall and spring. Seems like we just do winter/summer/winter/summer all mixed up. I never seem to wear mild weather clothes anymore.
     
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