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Old 03-12-2008, 08:28 AM   #11
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Lorraine, you'll have to come tell us about Virginia. I bet things are blossoming there already.

And a zip line is a cable strung from one platform to another up in the jungle canopy that you attach a carabiner thingy too and you sit in a harness and whiz from platform to platform on it. Way way cool.
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Old 03-12-2008, 09:37 AM   #12
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Sounds like a great time, Alix! I leave Saturday for 10 days in Virginia.
Where are you going in Virginia?
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Old 03-12-2008, 09:38 AM   #13
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Lorraine, you'll have to come tell us about Virginia. I bet things are blossoming there already.
Oh, yeah My daffodils have been blooming for a couple of weeks now and the dogwoods and redbuds are starting to come out. Still a tad early for azaleas, but soon ...
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Old 03-12-2008, 09:52 AM   #14
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I'll be in Stanardsville, just outside of Charlottesville.

Alix, your description of the zipline is way better than mine! LOL
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I'll be in Stanardsville, just outside of Charlottesville.
Oh, the mountains - beautiful When we have exchange students with us, we always take a trip to Charlottesville to tour Thomas Jefferson's Monticello and have lunch at Michie Tavern, which serves Colonial-style food. Great fun. Have a great trip.
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Old 03-12-2008, 12:16 PM   #16
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Where do you usually take your exchange students from?
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Oh, the mountains - beautiful
10 minutes from Shenandoah National Park, it really is beautiful .

My SIL worked in Costa Rica for a few months, and visited an incredible butterfly museum (no idea where it was, though). Just wondering if it was anywhere close to where you were, Alix?
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Where do you usually take your exchange students from?
Do you mean, from what country? We've had six so far - one from Denmark, one from Slovakia, one from Spain and three from Germany. Most have worked out very well, and we're hoping to visit Germany this year or next to see the German ones.
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How long was the plane trip, Alix?

I am VERY interested in hearing about great, affordable Caribbean resorts and that Hilton looks extremely reasonable. But I'm afraid the length of the flights to and from Boston would kill me (I get really antsy at around the 4 hour point).

About the Costa Rican Hilton: I looked at room rates for "non-smoking" and they were higher than what I want to pay. Then, for the heck of it, I went back and looked at the rates for "smoking", and they knocked over $100 per night off the rates!! A lot lower than what I paid last year at the Westin on Grand Bahama Island that was NOT an all-inclusive (that is a lovely resort, by the way).

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