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We're watching four of our neighbor's houses on our block. They all went to visit relatives for Christmas. To me, the holidays are the worst time to travel. They say to be at the airport at least two hours before departure. They mean inside the airport, not driving up, because parking can take an hour. That would drive me nuts.

It was 54 degrees today, but I stayed home for the wife. Will be in the 50's tomorrow and I'll be out riding. Just have to avoid the malls.
 

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I never travel to far. Maybe a 10-15 min drive. But never have to goto the airport or out of state. With all the traffic...that would drive me crazy. :bonk:
 

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Home all weekend..woohoo. And same here, 50's tomorrow, I'm hopting to get out for a while atleast.
 

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I would have loved to be home for christmas...........instead of at work!! :sob: :wink:
 

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I live in Florida, I have to stay home because I get you snowbirds down here between October and April. In-laws here from Des Moines right now
 

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Snowbirds nothing...Florida is God's waiting room!!!


I had to travel this year...my wifey's family is HUGE and we had 7 x-mas parties to go to this year! We left Friday afternoon and didn't get back till about 1:30am Sat nite/Sunday mornin

Next year, I'm thinking of cutting out all that family extra stuff...and just staying at my house...have the parents and siblings over and forget the rest...don't want to be cold about it...just getting sick of everybody expecting us to travel all over the place!! IT SUCKS!!
 

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I used to travel every christmas to visit grandparents. The absolute worse time to be out on the roads in general. The holidays seem to be kryptonite for smart driving.
 

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LOL....Nopers...Don't stay home except to watch my kids and hubby open their presents. Then we relax for a bit and then do the traditional Christmas Day at my Aunt's house. And by the end of the night I'm usually REALLY tired and ready to pull my hair out...LOL :willy:
 

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See that ain't too bad Char...that's what I want to do...heck I have never woke up at my house after I moved out of my parents house...I've always been at one parents or the other!
 

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No, it's not too bad. We BS, eat open presents, do more BSing, pick at leftovers...LOL... But by the end of the night the kids are so tired, not to mention myself and the hubby.

It's just a great day. There are times I wish we could just stay at our own house for Christmas, but it works works itself out and people are happy...LOL
 

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I stay around because I usually work every day except christmas.. This is the first year I took off Christmas Eve, Christmas then 2 more days.. Usually I work 12-14 hours per day..
 

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if my significant other is working that holiday e.g. as in this just-passed Christmas day, i avoid holiday traffic by taking LIRR and NJ Transit (one train for each) to visit relatives. this also allows for vast amounts of :cheers: :cheers: :cheers:

otherwise... we stay home. i refuse to spend half the day on the road for a 3 hour visit if no one else wants to reciprocate.
for years i've been trying to convince the relatives "over there" that instead of only inviting us to visit them, they should drive here to visit us at least once every other year :rant:

yeah, i know, i know: "Public transit ? are u nuts ?"
when i was single, i used to ride the motorcycle out there on holidays, weather permitting.
but the older i get, the grumpier and less patient with traffic i get :nonod:
these days, nearly all of my non-commute riding is to eastern Long Island... :2cents:
 

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My wife and I stayed home this year. Only because we're moving to Seattle from Atlanta.

It's the first time we've stayed home since we've been together for the last 6 years.
 
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