Just wondering where ya'll are now?

Apr 21st, 2003, 08:58 AM
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I already canceled a trip shortly after 9/11, resulting in the airline credit I now hold. I've decided life is too short to stay afraid. If the planes are flying this time, so am I. Like my favorite philosopher, Roseanne Rosannadanna, once said, "It's always something." Sometimes you just have to fight through the fear to live your life.
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Apr 21st, 2003, 10:07 AM
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We did a trip to New Zealand on March 23, just as war was getting going. Friends said people would be nasty to us. We found exactly the opposite. Great experience.

Leaving for Costa Rica in a few days. Back home and then Australia in about a month. Planning a trip to Germany in the winter for Christmas markets. Most of the real people in a country treat you fine as long as you treat them well. Plus, the tough security in Europe has never bothered me. The more, the better.
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Apr 21st, 2003, 10:10 AM
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P.S. To the above post. Ya'll is a great word. Grew up in Texas and will be using it to the end. Remember: Never as a man where he is from. If he is from Texas, he will tell you. If hs is not.....you do not want to embarass him.
Notre Dame? Naaaaaa......go Longhorns!
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Apr 21st, 2003, 10:23 AM
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Hi Y'all:

Born and bred Okie that I am, I have a love/hate relationship with the word "y'all." I love the easy familiarity and friendliness it conveys but, at the same time, hate the assumption on the part of some people (like some of the people I encountered while going to grad school at New York University) that anyone using this word must be an ignorant southerner/hick.

But I digress . . . To answer the original question: my mom expressed some concerns about our upcoming trip to Europe as soon as the war started, (mainly, I think, because a friend of hers dedcided to cancel HER trip) and I was afraid she was going to insist on canceling. Howerver, she has since said she's glad we're still going. Of course, the fact that the war's mostly over probably has a lot to do with that.

Jennie

Oh, BTW, Bob1: Boomer Sooner! =0)
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Apr 21st, 2003, 10:59 AM
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"I'm very curious about an "Irish dame" who says "ya'll"!

Obviously, she's not from Northern Ireland. Anyway, my wife and I are visiting Germany, France Switzerland and Italy in September. I never thought about not going.
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Apr 21st, 2003, 11:06 AM
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To answer the question, from one Southern girl married to a Yankee ~

The only trip we have ever cancelled was the one to Italy for Novemeber 2001. And that was only after the plane crash in Milan a few days before we were due to fly into Milan.
We have traveled since and this year
we have taken one trip and have four more planned.
My way of thinking these days is you never know when something bad will happen, might as well be doing something fun when it does, instead of sitting home afraid and waiting.
Besides, Pup likes to travel~
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Apr 21st, 2003, 11:37 AM
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Regarding Irish people saying "y'all"... don't forget about all the Irish who settled in the Crescent City.
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Apr 21st, 2003, 11:38 AM
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Ironically, maitaitom as I explained before that I'm of irish descent and my family comes from Donegal, in the north of Ireland!!
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Apr 21st, 2003, 11:40 AM
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I am part Irish, but I am Texan most of all...and saying ya'll is just in my blood! Go Longhorns!!
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Apr 21st, 2003, 12:15 PM
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Forgot to mention in my earlier post that I also flew very soon after 9/11 (departed on 9/18 as I recall, for Italy). That trip was for work, and I was particularly determined that terrorism was not going to keep me from getting on with life.
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Apr 21st, 2003, 12:50 PM
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Never once considered cancelling our trip to Paris and had a wonderful time from 4/9-4/15/03. People respond to kindness and respect and we were treated well in return. Our only regret was not planning for a longer vacation. I love Paris!
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Apr 21st, 2003, 01:54 PM
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Well my dears Y'All fodorites, I am going to Europe June 18, and coming back july 22, cant wait and counting the days...See Y'All
Ciao, Kismet
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Apr 21st, 2003, 03:46 PM
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Why cancel a trip to "Europe" because of a war in the "Middle East"??? Has anyone consulted a mapbook recently.
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Apr 21st, 2003, 03:50 PM
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kismetchimera...where will you be between 6/27-7/8?
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Apr 21st, 2003, 04:08 PM
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Maybe because the State Dept Travel Warnings has renewed a Worldwide Caution Public Annnouncement:
"Tensions remaining from the recent events in Iraq may increase the potential threat to U.S. citizens and interests abroad, including by terrorist groups.Terrorist actions may include, but are not limited to, suicide operations,bombings or kidnappings. Possible threats include conventional weapons such as explosive devices or non-conventional weapons, including chemical or biological agents. Terrorists do not distinguish between official and civilian targets. These may include facilities where American citizens and other foreigners congregate or visit, such as residential areas, clubs,
restaurants, places of worship, schools, hotels, outdoor recreation events or resorts and beaches".
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Apr 21st, 2003, 04:09 PM
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Y'all, Ya'll, Y,alls, Who Cares?
War always sucks, sux, suks.
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Apr 21st, 2003, 04:20 PM
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jor.. nobody thinks war is a good thing...I am not quite sure what that has to do with saying ya'll though, and I really don't know what it has to do with travel.
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Apr 21st, 2003, 05:07 PM
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Wren, in most sincere honesty, this thread was begun because I wondered what all the recent advocates of “trip cancellation/boycotts” thought now. I wondered if they regretted canceling a planned trip and I’m quite glad to see that most posters to this thread when on with their plans as I am! Never once gave any thought whatsoever to canceling anything although others attempted to sway me. The “ya’ll” part took on a life of it’s own!
PS to travling, thanks again for the invaluable information!!

GO IRISH!
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Apr 21st, 2003, 05:12 PM
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Still a Yankee,
irishdame

Well that's your problem!

And I have two favorite teams...West Virginia and ANYBODY that plays Notre Dame!

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Apr 21st, 2003, 05:25 PM
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I can verify the connection between Florida and ya'll - being that I (mea culpa) grew up there. Every now and then I have a relapse here in the big ol' city - much to the delight of my co-workers and friends. I'm also trying to break the habit of 'yea' and 'hey'.

As for my travel plans - I'm going to Croatia and Istanbul.
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