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How often do you throw in a spare day up front on a trip?

How often do you throw in a spare day up front on a trip?

Dec 23rd, 2008, 03:50 PM
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Yeah, Suze. I agree. And, I finally got it. Pulley corrected me and with my next post I agreed. Sorry.

Sorta shows a problem with forum postings/replys, many times a reply is not clear as to whether it is responding to the post directly above it or back to the OP. This is a learning opportunity . When replying I try to make it clear which posting I'm replying to. Like I mention your name at the beginning of this reply. And as you mentioned mine with your last post.

Merry Christmas All.

regards - tom
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Dec 23rd, 2008, 04:13 PM
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Ovenbird, I'm with you. Four or five hour layovers are my preference.

I found out if I don't arrive in Brazil in time to make my internal connection from Sao Paulo to Campo Grande, there is another domestic flight later that day and the lodge shuttle van transports for that second flight too. Since I have two shots at the shuttle van, I won't go a day early.

Thanks and we'll have to swap our Brazil tales, Ovenbird!
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Dec 29th, 2008, 02:00 PM
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I like a day at each end of most trips. Like Carrybean said, get groceries, mail, just decompress. But then I am no young'un.
In my 20's and 30's, though, no need for even an extra hour!
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Dec 29th, 2008, 03:48 PM
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My original thoughts on this question are like Cynthia's above. I love the luxury of having a day off from work, but being at home, at both the beginning and end of a major trip.

But sometimes in my excitment to grab all I can... I just as often fly in at midnight and go back to work the next morning!
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Dec 30th, 2008, 04:25 AM
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I have talked DH into 2 days pre-conference and 1 week post-conference.

It works for us.

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