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Suzanna Travels Information Page
Car buy/sell http://www.kbb.com/
http://caffeineandoctane.com/ 8-11am https://www.facebook.com/CaffeineAndOctane/
Mustang WSJ Article
Dad saw the white convertible in the story at the New York World Fair.
Consign your classic http://www.streetsideclassics.com/
North Atlanta Church of Christ http://nacofc.org/
The Bible on One page : http://www.jrsbible.info/bible.htm
Blue Ridge Scenic Railway brscenic.com
waffle house museum https://wafflehouse.com/waffle-house-museum/ Avondale Estates
Finance / Money
Virtual credit card https://www.bankofamerica.com/privacy/accounts-cards/shopsafe.go
401 rollover to non-spouse so
beneficiary does not have to pay tax
Financial planner - only work with someone who is a "fiduciary". They look out for your best interest. Extra fees statement buried in retirement funds "revenue-sharing payments"
Investing www.treasurydirect.gov - t-bils and e-savings bond
Po Boy food truck www.justloafnpoboy.com 770-875-1995
Yummy in marietta http://www.douceurdefrance.com/ddf-marietta.html
France Marietta, 277 South Marietta Parkway SW, Marietta, Georgia 30064 , Phone:
Choc Milk: 1 teaspoon sugar, cocoa. tap water. mix. add a little milk. mix. add more milk.
Wacky cake - no egg. vinigar & baking soda
http://online.americastestkitchen.com/ fluffly yellow layer cake, fast easy chcolate frosting, chocolate Blackout cake
Anis 2974 Grandview 30305 anisbistro.com
Buttermilk Pie Shop near Tupelo Honey on Roswell Rd.
Killer Burger (beef, turkey, or veggie burger) D-30 and T-11
Freshens B9 A25 D Cnerter E Center Crepe Tomato, cheese, basil
Buckhead BBQ at Lovies www.loviesbbq.com 3420 Piedmont Rd. Atlanta GA
Buckhead Thai at Bangkok Station Bangkokstationatlanta.com 550 Pharr Rd.
Sandy Springs Dantanna 6649 Roswell Rd.
Kingston 30 Jamaican Restaurant Sugarloaf Mills, 1820 N Brown Rd. Lawencevile GA 30043 Kingston30.com 678-847-0465
Tifton Asahi Express "Jamannese" Restaurant 814 W. 2nd St Tifton GA 31794 229-387-8611 Scallop $11.99 (Beside Arby's)
Sky Venture indoor sky diving in Orlando
Atlanta, GA Delta Flight Museum http://www.deltamuseum.org/
River Rafters The Roswell River Landing 245 Azalea Dr Roswell, GA 30075
Register on line: http://tinyurl.com/jvvooed (select the date for trip availability).
Advance Registration Required at 770-992-2055 x237 or email@example.com
Pickle ball https://www.usapa.org/about-the-usapa/
Six flags https://www.sixflags.com/overgeorgia
http://terminuswakepark.com/ Terminus Wake Park in Cartersville. Cables above lake pull water-skiier.
Vickery Creek - Riverside Park 575 Riverside Road, Roswell, GA 30075 770-641-3705
The Yerkes National Primate
About 100 humans and 3,200 nonhuman primates. 1,800 are rheses. Tatoo and micochipped. 10,000 rodents.
Yerkes research helped create an
AIDS vaccine for humans. It is self-sustaining. No animals from the
Imperial Opa Circus http://theimperialopa.com/circus/ 200 affiliated artist inclusing Steve Seaburg, 83 who has perform since it's founding in 2009
Cirque du Soleil Amaluna - I ent on Wednesday October 8, 2014 $55. https://www.cirquedusoleil.com/amaluna
Emory Performing Arts
Recycle / Repurpose
Estate sales https://www.ebth.com/ everything but the house
https://www.dressforsuccess.org/ 763 Trabert Avenue NW, Suite B, Atlanta, GA 30318. (404)-589-1177
http://www.lambawards.com/ - repurpose plaques and medals
Recycle shoes http://www.nike.com/us/en_us/c/sustainability http://www.nikegrind.com/
Goodwill of North Georgia http://goodwillng.org/
United Way of Atlanta http://211online.unitedwayatlanta.org/
Salvation Army https://satruck.org/Donate/choose
Atlanta Antique and Estate
Liquidators Inc http://atl-estates.com/
Recommended by person on Nextdoor: I just used Justtrashit.com to remove some junk, boards from my deck innovation and trees that we took down in our yard. The cost was very reasonable, within a few dollars of renting a dumpster myself. They guys were nice and efficient. I highly recommend them to anyone that needs debris/junk removal. Kevin, the owner, was great!
Patch News http://patch.com/
Sandy Springs Patch http://patch.com/georgia/sandysprings
www.applevacations.com, www.cheapcarribean.com www.cheaptickets.com, www.Expedia.com, www.Farecast.com, www.fodors.com, www.itn.net, www.kayak.com, www.Orbitz.com
Airplane seats: http://www.seatguru.com, www.sidestep.com, http://www.travel-places.com/
Airport Parking http://airportparkingreservations.com/
Airport shuttle www.shuttlefare.com Oklahoma city: www.airportexpressOKC.com
Antarctic cruise ship sinking http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/article499543.ece
Centrury Club http://travelerscenturyclub.org/
Elder Hostel https://www.roadscholar.org/
Global Entry https://www.cbp.gov/ click travel https://www.cbp.gov/travel/trusted-traveler-programs/global-entry
Insurance - When I get (Hertz) rental car, about $28 is charged to my AmEx for https://www.allianztravelinsurance.com/
Reviews http://www.igougo.com/, http://www.journeywoman.com/
Maldive update http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/21046811/ Seven arrested in first-ever Maldives blast- Homemade bomb exploded at recreation park, injuring 12 foreign tourists Sept. 30, 2007
Mountain Travel Sobek -The Original Adventure Travel Company Since 1969 http://www.mtsobek.com/
Oklahoma Gas station by the airport Sami's 2929 s meridian okc, ok 73102 405-681-8055 I-40 Exit 145 Meridian
Rick Steves tours https://www.ricksteves.com/tours - Only one carry-on bag allowed 9" by 21" by 14. It shapes the type of people on his tours
Rick Steves Excavatin the Shards of Communism - Berlin http://sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2007/02/04/TRG54NSICO1.DTL
Peru Photos http://www.staugustine.com/multimedia/peru/
Sri Lanka Temple wasps http://www.news.com.au/story/0,23599,22320629-13762,00.html
Bill Slagle <firstname.lastname@example.org>
VacationRentalPros.com 904-385-3888 151 Sawgrass Corners Dr. Suite 200 Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32082
Free editable map of the whole world: http://www.openstreetmap.org/
Register with the State Department to let them know when and where you will be in the country. https://travelregistration.state.gov/ibrs/ui/
Sri Lanka/ Maldive
The writer travelled with Kuoni (01306 747008; www.kuoni.co.uk <http://www.kuoni.co.uk>), which offers seven nights at Baros Maldives in a deluxe villa with breakfast from £1,134. This includes return SriLankan Airlines flights from Heathrow and transfers.
The capital, Male, is served by SriLankan Airlines (020-8538 2000; www.srilankan.aero <http://www.srilankan.aero>), which flies non-stop three times a week from Heathrow and daily via Colombo; there are no non-stop flights in the homeward direction, with passengers routed via Colombo - or, taking advantage of SriLankan's relationship with Emirates (0870 243 2222; www.emirates.com <http://www.emirates.com>), via Dubai. Emirates offers connecting services to and from Birmingham, Gatwick, Glasgow, Heathrow and Manchesters. Qatar (020-7896 3636; www.qatarairways.com <http://www.qatarairways.com> ) also flies from Heathrow and Manchester via Doha.
Charter flights from Gatwick and Manchester are available with Monarch (08700 405040; www.flymonarch.com <http://www.flymonarch.com>), MyTravel (0870 241 5333; www.mytravel.com <http://www.mytravel.com>) and First Choice (0870 850 3999; www.firstchoice.co.uk/flights <http://www.firstchoice.co.uk/flights>).
To reduce the impact on the environment, you can buy an "offset" from Climate Care (01865 207 000; www.climatecare.org <http://www.climatecare.org>). The environmental cost of a return flight from London to Male, in economy, is 18.40. The money is used to fund sustainable energy and reforestation projects.
STAYING THERE Baros Maldives, North Male Atoll, Maldives (00 960 333 2270; www.baros.com <http://www.baros.com>).
Maldives Tourism: 00 960 332 3228; www.visitmaldives.com <http://www.visitmaldives.com>
Toiletries to go in your carry-on, from from AJC article by Erin White 9/23/2007
Solid shapmoo and conditioner - www.susansoaps.com
Solid lotion - www.jamarklabs.com, www.jordanessentials.com 877-662-8669
Tooth Fresh toothpaste powder - www.amazon.com
Great CNN article: Going on vacation? Here's how to stay healthy http://www.cnn.com/2008/HEALTH/08/14/ep.travel.sick/index.html
Published August 14, 2008.
1. If you're worried about the food or water, bring an antibiotic with you
2. Consider buying travel health insurance
3. Get your shots - Adult vaccines: You may need a shot in the arm. If you can't remember vaccinations, you might benefit from a booster. http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/20648930/
4. Learn about your destination
5. Watch what you eat and drink, and where you swim
Travel Tip: Take a photo of your suitcase - if it is lost, then you can show them the picture instead of describing it. Take a photo of the contents that you would list in case it is stolen.
Pickpocket scam: They put up a sign that says "Beware of pickpocketers". You see the sign, your hand goes to where your money is hidden. They are watching. They relay the information to an pickpocketer a block away, and they know exactly where to pick to get your money!
Overseas Adventure Travel (OAT)
the atlanta airport shuttle service - http://www.taass.net/
New York International Group - http://www.nyig.com/ . 9/2007 recd email from Doug Polifron, Director, Tel: 212-268-8520/800-804-5763
Consumer Reports - Travel Insurance: Why you rarely need it
CNN - Choosing the Right Travel Insurance Policy
MSNBC - 9 Reasons to Buy Travel Insurance
Stay healthy at sea: http://www.frommers.com/articles/7206.html
Ship your luggage: http://www.sportsexpress.com/
CNN: What to do if disaster hits your trip
PDAV Partnership Against Domestic Violence 404-870-9600 www.padv.org
Fulton Crisis Line 404-873-1766 Gwinnett Crisis Line 770-963-9799
Weather underground https://www.wunderground.com/
Seniors fly with paid companions - www.flyingcompanions.com 888-350-8886
Instead of Flowers.net http://www.insteadofflowers.com/ - Gourmet meals delivered. 888 Third Street, Suite B, Atlanta, GA 30318, 404.745.9380
Change clothes on the go https://www.theundress.com/
Register to vote http://newgeorgiaproject.org/
Odd videos: www.wimp.com
Learn anything online https://www.khanacademy.org/
Find the perfect jeans: www.zafu.com
Outdoor work gear http://www.gemplers.com/ N95 respirator mask 18.60
Global Mapping International http://www.gmi.org/
Make life more comfortable www.coreproducts.com
The Huffingon Post Dept. Of Homeland Security Risk Rating Profiles Include Billing Information, Travel Agent, Email http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2006/12/02/dept-of-homeland-securit_n_35404.html
MSNBC U.S Rates Travelers for Terror Risk http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/15982036/
Always wash drinking glasses before you use them: Expose from Atlanta local station. http://link.brightcove.com/services/link/bcpid1329217643/bctid1329232712
Georgia Medical Maze: gaMap2Care.info
Rent a Crate to move: http://www.rentacrate.com/
Shine silver: Boil water with a wad of tin foil. add baking soda. dip silver in boiling pot one minute
Music for workouts (free): www.motiontraxx.com
New Years at Roan Mountain http://picasaweb.google.com/pete.pages/1231RoanMtnWeekend?authkey=OpPkMb3FcRw#
Sarasota, FLORIDA Ringling Museum of Art www.ringling.org 5401 Bay Shore Rd. Sarasota FL 34243 (941) 359-5700
Blue Madonna 16x20 $35.95 Blue Madonna ornament $17.95
Atlanta, Georgia, Aquarium:Mom & Dad fish scale 12 panels from the left, 12 and 13 scales down, 4 scales to the right on the 12th panel.
SKY GYM: http://www.aerialsilksatlanta.com/, Sky yoga: http://vita-prana.com/, www.crossfit285.com and https://www.facebook.com/CrossFit285
Gadgets etc http://gizwizbiz.squarespace.com/
I LOVE these purses : Miche Facebook page is https://www.facebook.com/OfficialMiche
Allatoona Creek Park consists of 1450 acres. The park is open for public use
except during hunting season.
Allatoona Creek Park Address: 5690 Old Stilesboro Road Acworth, GA 30101 and Mt. Tabor Park Address: 1550 E Paulding Drive Dallas, GA 30157
Acronis True image
http://www.acronis.com/ AVG Security - per Ramoan
WiFi protection https://www.surfeasy.com/vpn-for-windows/ - clark howard
Gift idea for aging driver: Sell the aging driver's car, put the money in an interest-bearing account, and contract with a local cab company to be available. Instead of billing, they send itemized statment and add 20 % gratuity. Dear Abby article - the daughter who set this up said the taxi drivers actually came to her mom's funeral!
"I conna missed the financial crisis, but I promise I'll do better next time"
Micro economists are wrong about specific things
Macro economists are wrong about general things
The only sure way I know of to double your money is to fold it over once, and put it back in your pocket.
Things are more like they are today than they ever before
Things are never so bad that they can't get worse.
www.2together.com, www.722.org, www.8minutedating.com, www.ajcpersonals.com, www.AtlantasUpscaleSingles.com
www.BigChurch.com, www.christiancafe.com, http://www.dollies-partybook.com/, www.HipsterCards.com, www.match.com, www.eharmony.com, www.glimpse.com, www.greatbuyfriends.com, www.greatgirlfriends.com, www.hurrydate.com, www.lockandkeyevent.com/atlanta, www.meetup.com, www.matchmaker.com, www.northgeorgiasingles.com, www.laniersingles.com , www.pre-dating.com, www.plentyoffish.com, Singlesfitness.com, www.singlemingle.org
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The Atlanta Journal-Constitution,
Sunday, August 14, 2016
Slacker traveler fesses up
Do you travel or do you vacation?
There is a difference. Because, Dear Reader, you know whether you venture around the world or head out to a local campsite, they are two very different things.
Travel is work. Vacation is time to exhale.
No one, and let me be clear, no one, can travel like my friend, Craig. He researches every nook and cranny of a new destination like my dog sniffing out a long buried bone. His guidebooks have more dog ears than the local animal shelter.
Take his family’s recent trip to San Francisco, for example. There was the photo opp in front of the hospital where his son was born 17 years ago, a visit to Hawk Hill in the Marin Headlands, lunch with a dear friend, over the Golden Gate Bridge, twisty Lombard Street, Ghiradelli Square, Palace of Fine Arts, Land’s End, The Castro, dinner in North Beach. That was Saturday — one single day.
Yes, it’s true my husband can put together some incredible trips using his miles hobby. It’s also true that once we arrive, we become, what is a kind word, yes, slackers. Well, by Craig standards anyway.
And you, Dear Reader?
Does the idea of leaving a single attraction unseen make you tremble?
Or have you also been known to not fight jet lag and sleep in until 2 p.m.?
I’m not saying that did or didn’t happen last week in Barcelona. But I did email Craig from Europe with our travel confession.
“Forgive me Travel God, for I have transgressed. Today, we let the teens sleep in until 3 p.m., visited only a single attraction, and ate only one full meal. The kids think the Spanish word for dinner is, ‘gelato.’”
This is not to say one way of going on a trip is better than the other.
I love that we go. I also kind of love that we don’t do it all.
To you, the Craig-worthy traveler, I bow to you and your ability to gobble up every crumb an adventure has to offer.
And to you, my fellow slacker, you who are happy to dig your toes in the sand, exhale, and delight in not having it all, I say, “Where are we booking our next trip?”
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2008 Christmas in sunny Florida on the St. Johns river with Priscilla:
It's not what the world holds for you. It's what you bring to it. - Ann of Green Gables.
When peace eludes me. It is becuase I have bought into the world's view of peace
Until the age of 25, you have the face that your mother gave you. From 25 to 50, you have the face you have created. From 50 onward, you have the face you deserve!
God only reveals Himself to those who seek Him. Jer 29:13
God speaks to those who listen
God leads those who are willing to follow