Cocktail Hour Travel Anticipation


Jan 14th, 2005, 04:03 PM
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Thanks amwso!
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Jan 14th, 2005, 04:11 PM
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Hey Scarlett, I found the info on Marty's. It is actually in the Frommer's Paris guide-

"One of the few brasserie's not gobbled up by a chain...charming decor authentic to the 1913 era when established, attentive service, jazz era murals on the walls, appealingly unfussy food, bar on street level for tapas and shellfish with drinks, blah, blah, blah."

You might find more info on frommers website, I haven't checked. Address: 20 av des Gobelins, Phone 01-43-31-39-51 Metro: Gobelins
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Jan 14th, 2005, 04:16 PM
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...." Marty, Beautiful art deco decor, fair food"... not a rave from Zagat but I will listen to you instead
Thank you very much!
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Jan 14th, 2005, 04:17 PM
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Posters, you are quite funny. Good, funny.

Tandoori Girl, I did laugh out loud, because I haven't had a glass since my last party (when someone gifted me this bottle) and I am drinking the very same thing you are. I was just reading the label (South Eastern Australia) and noted that I never had it before. It is quite good.

Have a good weekend all, and it really is a small world. Hope we all have a glass handy when we get those bad news days/weeks as Patrick has. Nothing to do but continue despite, and live in your very moments. Be it milk, gingerale or whatever, cheers!
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Jan 14th, 2005, 04:18 PM
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Cheers, Statia! Already had a Kahlua and cream a couple of hours ago. DH just came home with a Riesling and a Chardonnay, so I have to make a decision!

Summer family vacation plans are still up in the air because we can't come to an agreement. Oh well, half the fun is the planning.

Have a great weekend, everyone!
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Jan 14th, 2005, 04:19 PM
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Dear Statia, you are drinking the wine, Pinot Grigio, which is from Veneto where I am suppose to go in June.

Have a fun time in St. Martin. It sounds like you have a wonderful life.

And a happy long weekend to everyone.
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Jan 14th, 2005, 04:43 PM
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since i don't drink.. and it's almost three a.m., i was just trying to figure out how difficult it would be to organize a gtg in valencia spain to hopefully meet some of these entertaining fodorites finally!

.. will be going to berlin for conference, and sevilla for birthday celebration in the next few months..
but we were just mentioning tonight that we would love to go to the mayan peninsula and /or bahia brava/o in mexico. they look beautiful.
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Jan 14th, 2005, 04:55 PM
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Well it's seltzer for me! I must keep my wits about me for this up-coming weekend.

Both kids decided they want to go back to school on the SAME day. So, up to Boston early Sunday morning, kicking out son #1 then driving back home, putting son #2's cr* stuff, into the car and driving him to the Bronx. THEN, I'll have a drink and dream about our upcoming March trip to Florida!
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Jan 14th, 2005, 04:56 PM
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Evening All!
Am just beginning to contemplate
my poison for this evening.

Next trip is up the road an hour to
spa ourselves silly in Calistoga.
It will be a fine hedonistic celebration of Mr.R5's B'Day!

Massages, thermal pools, a little shopping,
many yummy dinners and lunches, accompanied by lovely wines of the region.

I have planned some surprise tastings at wineries in both Sonoma and Napa.

(Well, I DO Have to keep my "resident expert" status in top form,don't I?)

An excellent weekend to All!
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Jan 14th, 2005, 05:13 PM
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Yes, I am enjoying a glass or two of Simi Merlot and anticipating a couple of upcoming trips in May, which happen to occur back-to-back: Lake Tahoe and Key West. Two very different environments but with their own unique appeal.

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Jan 14th, 2005, 05:15 PM
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Merlot? For heaven's sakes, Loisde, didn't you see Sideways? I may never be able to order Merlot again!
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Jan 14th, 2005, 05:30 PM
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Hi everyone,
I'm truly enjoying this thread as I sip my glass of Yellow Tail Chardonnay! I just went to Australia a month ago so anything "Aussie" is perfect to me. I also drink Pinot Grigio......
Next trip will be skiing at Jay Peak in Vermont in a couple of weeks, then to Florida in March, and Washington DC in April. This website is almost as much fun as traveling, don't you agree?
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Jan 14th, 2005, 05:31 PM
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No, Patrick, NO!

What is Sideways and what should I check?

I love merlot -- what should I know that I do not?

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I'm only sipping Earl Grey.. spent the day with my sick son, and managed to walk for an hour on the treadmill and congratulate myself for surviving sort of a rough week.. Murphy's law or something.
My friend keeps asking me to decide between Chicago and Hawaii for a spring getaway.. has anyone been to Galena(outside of Chicago)? We have the chance to stay in a Victorian place for free for a few days while there.
I'm also trying to decide which area of Mexico to go during the kids' spring break, Playa del Carmen with all the ruins, or Puerto Vallarta, where I was married 21 yrs. ago(dh not that excited about a return visit). I'd love any feedback on Mexico, my kids are 10 and 15 and good travelers. Cheers, J.
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Jan 14th, 2005, 05:42 PM
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Can you believe it, I'm in a hot cocoa kind of mood? Normally, I'd be reaching for a pinio grigio (Santa Margarita is one I like right now) or maybe a vodka tonic but needed something sweet instead ;-)
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Jan 14th, 2005, 05:47 PM
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wow, I feel so...hoi polloi...
I am drinking a beer...

I wish I had a glass of Pinot Grigio...

I'm sure that everyone has read my recent Vegas questions, I'm off in a few weeks!! I can't wait.

I am craving the Big Island, and really really want to go back in October, but we shall see!

Cheers to all Fodorites on their
Happy Hour Travels...near and far

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Jan 14th, 2005, 05:47 PM
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Loisde, Sideways is the run-away movie hit of the year up for a bunch of Golden Globes. If you like wine it is a must see. I won't say anything more about Merlot. Just a funny bit in the movie. Sorry, if I destroyed your cocktail hour, and I hope you're not looking at your Merlot for little critters in it or something like that. Drink away and be happy.
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Jan 14th, 2005, 06:40 PM
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Hey jetset1. Oddly enough I was just through Galena, IL the end of last November. A friend's son's friend was married in Stockton, IL with the reception in Dubuque, IA.

I'm not sure if you're aware but Galena is clear across the state from Chicago, about a 3 hour drive.

Hmmm, it looked like a quaint little town dedicated to the kitchy, tourist trade. It's certainly not the place for me. I don't care for shopping.

If you're a shopper you could browse the little shops, have a nice lunch and enjoy the down time. There were a few places to go for drinks and dinner too.

It reminded me a lot of Nashville, IN & Geneva, IL on the Fox River, kind of a small Gatlinburg, TN.

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Jan 14th, 2005, 06:42 PM
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Wow, I have been working on a photo project all evening (not travel related unless you count people traveling to see me) and I have come back to a lot to read! Sounds like everyone has a lot of great trips planned, as well as some great cocktails!

Patrick, I am so sorry to hear about the health dilemmas with your partner and your mom, especially after what I know you went thru with your mom during the hurricane season. My best wishes go out to you.

Atilla, TandooriGirl, LoveItaly, Faina, Sunbabe, and everyone else...."cheers" back atchya.

Indy, so glad to see you here. I'm also working on getting DSL. It'll be offered on the island next month and I plan to be the first in line.

Scarlett, glad to hear your baby boy is safe and sound and I know you are looking forward to seeing him soon.

Jayneann, I have enjoyed my fair share of Yellow Tail in the US. Unfortunately, it's not available here, but it's a nice wine.

I'm now talking to my husband's teenage daughter on IM for the second night in a row. I guess I should be flattered that it's getting late, she has friends at her house, and still wants to chat with her "kewl step-mom" about typical teenage issues while listening to the latest alternative music together. Maybe I'm not as old as I think.

Have a wonderful night everyone and I'll keep checking in.
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Jan 14th, 2005, 06:57 PM
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Oh fine. Tiny island in the Caribbean gets DSL at the same time as Nashville, IN. I'm so close to Indianapolis it's a local phone call. Where's the fairness in that?

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