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Discussion in 'The Mainboard' started by Jimmy the Saint, Jan 1, 2022.
Wow I’ve never seen any truck’s hands and skin before.
Obviously not an English teacher
Where did you go?
As someone who had parents that were averse to flying and really liked routine (and didn’t have tons of money), I didn’t travel a ton out of the norm besides 1 trip growing up and I think expanding horizons is important. I had a pretty tiny world because we didn’t get too far outside our bubble until I got older and did it on my own. Was a lot of learning and growing because of this.
Since my kids are getting older I’m going to start taking them to more interesting new places because I think that helps create a more well rounded person to go along with great memories. But that’s just imo
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I got a LinkedIn notification today saying that Company X in my city posted a high priority “Ukrainian IT Professionals” role and that I may be a good fit. As a non-Ukrainian who has never been to Ukraine, let alone in 2022, I’m going to cast doubts on their algorithm.
I know one year we went down to Florida and went to Disney World (one or two of the parks), Universal Studios, Sea World, and Busch Gardens and did something NASA related. Spent a week in Chincoteague. Did a lot of amusement/theme park stuff. Frankly can barely remember any of it. I remember more about the time we went to some middle of nowhere tiny historical park and got to play with a friendly cat that liked to hang around.
I lost my favorite hat on Splash Mountain and the hotel had a pool.
About all I remember if Disney/Universal.
Went to Disneyland twice in the early 80's. I was probably 6 & 8 at the time. All I remember is Thunder Mountain was brand new and kinda scary. I got Mickey ears despite wanting a Donald Duck hat, Space Mountain, my dad being psyched they had Vanilla Coke, and the second visit was cut short because my dad was hypoglycemic at the time and wasn't feeling too good.
certain parts of the country are way easier to travel when you don't have a lot of money. new england is so close together you can take weekend trips to a million places and always have something cool to go see, this was most of my childhood. I ALMOST don't fault the people who live somewhere and anything cool is 6+ hr drive or having to buy plane tickets so traveling becomes a rarity.
This was my experience too. Grew up in CT and we took a bunch of weekend trips all over New England.
First trip I took outside of the northeast/mid Atlantic and Disney World was to California when I was 11.
So I have mild elevation of liver function and have to follow up in six months, yay.
we didn’t either, and I think it’s part of the reason I want to do all the vacations as an adult.
but, I do a ton of the things you just said. Mini-vacations keep me sane (this includes camping, a night or two in hood River, Leavenworth, etc.)
Will be less if we have kids, but I’ll try to show them more ‘unique’ styled ones where they can grow to appreciate things that are different. Including trying different foods and experiencing different cultures.
When I’m done with one mini-vacation or real one I’m already in the mode of planning my next one.
I also love to do spur of the moment overnight type things.
Pandemic fucking sucked for that reason.
There was a 4-5 year stretch from like 7th-10th grade where my dad would take us to KC for a long weekend. We’d do Worlds of Fun on Saturday and catch a Chiefs game on Sunday. That’s what I remember the most about the few “vacations” we took
This is the great benefit of travel imo. I was born in a small town in the South but was lucky enough to have parents that valued travel and were willing to take me along. It really showed me there is a lot bigger would out there than the little section I was born into, and it exposed me to a lot of diverse, awesome things. If I ever have children it's definitely something I will try my best to include them in. I think the best way to learn is to expose yourself to new things, even as an adult, but it was especially cool as a child.
Black Hills, KC, Des Moines for Adventureland, Minneapolis for mall of America.
was basically inside 6 hour drive to all those. The ‘large’ one was to Dallas centered around a wedding. A bit more driving there.
My new life goal is to get to every continent at least once (and several many times) figured I’m not going to die with any money anyway, might as spend what I have lol
Im a firm believer in the travel experience with kids.
Did a three week trip to Yellowstone/SF/LA/LV/Grand Canyon in 2015 when the kids were 5, 9, and 11. Did three weeks to Europe in 2019 at 9, 13, and 15.
Wouldn’t trade that for any amount of money.
We drove hours and hours to camp in the Rocky Mountains, Smokey mountains, Grand Canyon ect. My strongest memories is getting in trouble for arguing w my brother on the way lol.
Great feedback thanks guys
Great timing too - just got a little salary bump, gonna put that sucker in the Vacation Budget.
I remember all sorts of details of our Disney trip when I was in 1st grade. We also did all sorts of camping, and my dad had to work overseas and the company paid for us to go visit him in France and Italy.
Family trips for me involved cramming 11 people into our van and driving multiple days to see Mormon historical sites with a few amusement parks thrown in.
No wonder I’m so fucked up.
Candy corn will do that
Our family vacations varied from very basic to relatively nice for what but my parents did for work, but my lasting memory of them all is my parents fighting the whole time about stupid bullshit
It's not like they were all bad, but yeah, my advice is don't do that
yikes. Who hurt you?
It's the only way to grow as a person
Picked up some delta 8 gummies...15mg. Mainly to help with sleep/feel good without beer from time to time. Work rotating shifts and curious if it can help get me sleep better after 7 straight overnights. It's been a few years since I've had anything like this, excited and nervous to try.
I’d start w half a gummy
I'd start with two
I’m not sure who to believe I’ll feel bad if lomcevak ODs but boy would that be tremendous content.
I'll be sure to post my way through it. I'll probably be up until 4am anyway
We did a lot of canoe/camping.
Mohican State Park in Ohio had a 35-50 mile track where we would canoe all day, then camp by the river. Canoe to the end point the next day.
Basically, my dad hauling ass in the back of the canoe doing all the work. 8 year old me thought it was awesome, although I added almost nothing to the canoeing part.
My parents to us to New England, Souther California, the Knoxville World Fair, Florida a bunch, Chicago, Wisconsin, Seattle and we always went to the Upper Peninsula. They tried to get us out, on a budget.
Start with half and wait 30 minutes before taking anymore
15 mg isn’t bad, usually have that on board by dinner
7.5mg seems like a lot if you haven't used in years, especially if edibles weren't your thing before
But yes it will help you sleep
Go for it, maybe it is just shit posting Putin
How does 15 mg of Delta 8 compare to a thc edible? Are the mgs comparable? If so I would not suggest 15 mg for a first time
Timing wise. Should I take it a ride a high for a bit before sleep? or take it and go right to bed?
The shitty food scene in St. Louis. I will admit had I been able to go to my food choices it might have been better. I was talking with a couple lincoln/omaha food people and we’re actually super spoiled.
imo st louis has about an average food scene for similar kind of old quasi dying cities across the midwest
Never knew this
We went to theme parks in Florida and visited family for reunions/weddings/just because in Mass, Michigan, Maryland, Virginia, etc up the east coast. I have basically no meaningful memories from going to the theme parks and tons from the family ones. Make of that what you will. My parents were teachers and we weren't rich by any stretch
Only thing I remember from theme parks is waiting in lines forever for a 2 minute ride, it being a million degrees which inevitably led to multiple family members with sunburns because white, and everything was expensive as shit. Inevitably there were always fights and meltdowns between members of my nuclear family because everyone is hot and tired
Not sure is everywhere does this, but due to our proximity to Chicago, bars do a lot of bus tris to Wrigley Field. It's about 3 hour drive each way and is everything awesome and putrid about road trips. The way there is a literal party with everybody drinking like there isn't a full day of drinking ahead of them. Then you sit at a game for four hours at which point everyone is hammered. Inevitable the return trip is two things. Drunk dudes fighting and girls throwing up somewhere before everybody passes out.
Every damn time.
This fucking world
"Goes to" like they are at school for the day or something
I went to the beach a few times a year and visited my grandparent who lived on a lake once a month or so. I have awesome memories from both.
Went to Disney once as like a 5 year old. I remember my aunt lying about my cousins age and my cousin screaming his actual age as we were trying to enter the park.