"Discover Cooking, Discuss Life."

Go Back   Discuss Cooking - Cooking Forums > The Back Porch > Off Topic Discussions
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 02-12-2009, 04:26 PM   #11
Certified Pretend Chef
 
Andy M.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Massachusetts
Posts: 41,380
What a great opportunity! With luck, you can get an extra day or two.

I saw a lot of the US as part of various business trips. Back then, if you satyed over a Saturday night the fare was a lot less. The company and I both benefitted from that.
__________________

__________________
"If you want to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first create the universe." -Carl Sagan
Andy M. is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 02-12-2009, 04:42 PM   #12
Head Chef
 
qmax's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Puget Sound convergence zone
Posts: 997
Won't your company let you take personal days if you cover your own costs?
__________________

__________________
qmax is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-12-2009, 04:44 PM   #13
Chief Eating Officer
 
GB's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: USA,Massachusetts
Posts: 25,509
They would, yes, but I need that time for other things. My brother is getting married in June in FL and I will have to use a lot of time for that, plus I need to keep some time available for when the kids get sick or daycare falls through and I need to take a day off for that.
__________________
You know you can't resist clicking
this link. Your eyes will thank you. VISUAL BLISS
GB is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-12-2009, 07:35 PM   #14
Master Chef
 
texasgirl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: North Texas
Posts: 9,497
Just stay safe and lots of fun. I won't tell you to take lots of pics, I KNOW that one, hehe
__________________
texasgirl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-12-2009, 08:32 PM   #15
Sous Chef
 
ella/TO's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Posts: 797
what can I say?????....to hubby and I, many years ago, it was a most wondorous experience.....I do hope "they" let you have a little sightseeing time.....if you can, taste St. Peters fish....yummy.....Jerusalem is breathtaking, especially when one sees the people praying at the Wall!......I have a teenager friend who just came back from 10 days there. She felt safe and had a wonderful time!!!.....Enjoy! Enjoy!!!!
__________________
ella/TO is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-12-2009, 08:38 PM   #16
Certified Cake Maniac
 
LPBeier's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: The Great "Wet" North, Surrey, BC
Posts: 18,936
GB, would it help if you had an assistant who is willing to work for a ticket and place to stay (even a tent behind the hotel!)? I wouldn't be much bother and could help you with whatever it is you are doing and that would give us both time off!

Seriously, I am very excited for you. A once in a lifetime opportunity!
__________________
Living gluten/dairy/sugar/fat/caffiene-free and loving it!


http://beinglydia.com
LPBeier is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-12-2009, 08:46 PM   #17
Executive Chef
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Mooresville, NC
Posts: 3,102
Well, GB, my first thought was that I hope you are really careful. It's a scary time over there.
__________________
Callisto in NC is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-12-2009, 09:14 PM   #18
Master Chef
 
CharlieD's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: USA,Minnesota
Posts: 8,398
Tell your boss that you need somebody cary your bags and they should pay for that person(me) to fly with you. I know a premier winr and restaurant kritic, mr. Rogov, he would show us some good time. Last time I was there I only had couple of hours to spend with him, but the wines we had were awesome.


Can't wait to go back.


Have fun, good luck.
__________________
You are what you eat.
CharlieD is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 02-12-2009, 09:20 PM   #19
Certified Cake Maniac
 
LPBeier's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: The Great "Wet" North, Surrey, BC
Posts: 18,936
Quote:
Originally Posted by CharlieD View Post
Tell your boss that you need somebody cary your bags and they should pay for that person(me) to fly with you.
Sorry, Charlie, check my post above, I beat you to it on that one!
__________________
Living gluten/dairy/sugar/fat/caffiene-free and loving it!


http://beinglydia.com
LPBeier is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-12-2009, 09:25 PM   #20
Chef Extraordinaire
 
kitchenelf's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: North Carolina
Posts: 19,725
Send a message via MSN to kitchenelf
Charlie - - - you still type with a Russian accent...it just blows my mind!

Have fun GB. Glad you are finally getting to go. I REALLY hope you have at least 1 free day. Another one to do what YOU wanted to do would be nice too...
__________________

__________________
kitchenelf

"Count yourself...you ain't so many" - quote from Buck's Daddy
kitchenelf is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



» Discuss Cooking on Facebook

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:23 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.