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    I would like to encourage all of you to take a vacation from Mormonism.

    Not a long vacation. Maybe 6 months.

    If your life is worse 6 months later, then go back to Church. If your life is better, try an extended vacation from Mormonism. You may be surprised by what you find.

    I implore you to exercise a particle of faith and do an experiment upon my words.

    Good luck!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ByronMarchant View Post
    I would like to encourage all of you to take a vacation from Mormonism.

    Not a long vacation. Maybe 6 months.

    If your life is worse 6 months later, then go back to Church. If your life is better, try an extended vacation from Mormonism. You may be surprised by what you find.

    I implore you to exercise a particle of faith and do an experiment upon my words.

    Good luck!
    Is starting threads on a chat board about Mormonism at 6:30 in the morning part of the extended vacation?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Omaha 680 View Post
    Is starting threads on a chat board about Mormonism at 6:30 in the morning part of the extended vacation?
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    This is a good idea! Let's talk vacations (even though I'm pretty sure we already have a dedicated vacation thread).

    We didn't get to do much this year due to my wife being on bed rest and having a baby, but we did get to do a weekend in Houston and Dallas. Great Wolf Lodge was a huge hit with the kids. We are headed to California for Christmas, so that'll be a good time for sure.

    Next year, new Orleans is on the agenda as well as a return to great Wolf Lodge.

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    I'm in Charleston this morning, about to take the family on a harbor cruise.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wuapinmon View Post
    I'm in Charleston this morning, about to take the family on a harbor cruise.
    Charleston seems like a great vacation spot. Good choice

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    Quote Originally Posted by wuapinmon View Post
    I'm in Charleston this morning, about to take the family on a harbor cruise.
    Pleasepostphotos!

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    Our 2017 vacation plans are wide open. Toying with the idea of a Japan trip. Or Egypt/Israel.
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    While the Lebowski's are in Egypt/Israel, we were thinking of heading up to Burley/Twin Falls and seeing the sights.

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    Quote Originally Posted by smokymountainrain View Post
    While the Lebowski's are in Egypt/Israel, we were thinking of heading up to Burley/Twin Falls and seeing the sights.

    knew I should have followed in my cousin's footsteps and gone into welding!
    I said it's wide open!

    We did Burley last summer. Not kidding either.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff Lebowski View Post
    I said it's wide open!

    We did Burley last summer. Not kidding either.
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    Quote Originally Posted by smokymountainrain View Post
    While the Lebowski's are in Egypt/Israel, we were thinking of heading up to Burley/Twin Falls and seeing the sights.

    knew I should have followed in my cousin's footsteps and gone into welding!
    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff Lebowski View Post
    I said it's wide open!

    We did Burley last summer. Not kidding either.
    We will be visiting the thriving metropolis of Burley later today.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pelado View Post
    We will be visiting the thriving metropolis of Burley later today.

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    Lucky!

    P.S. Byron Marchant, I apologize for turning your thread about vacations into a thread about Burley, Idaho.
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    got thailand booked, thinking about ireland
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    I took a vacation from church for a few weeks earlier this year but didn稚 enjoy it. Many friends from the ward kept bothering me with nice cards, flowers, treats, words of affirmation, prayers, and lots of care and support. Jerks.

    That vacation having been foiled by the inconsiderate masses, we've begun planning another. In May we値l spend 2-3 weeks in Ireland and on the Isle of Man (from which my father痴 ancestors emigrated). On the IoM we値l have a private tour with a genealogist who will take us to my ancestral farm, the parish my forebears attended, etc.

    On Ireland, we値l see all the touristy sights, including a couple of days at Ashford Castle where we値l participate in a gourmet program and I値l receive a hands-on lesson in falconry. I知 also looking forward to a breakfast of berries in Dingle, a brief stay at Bantry House and, weather permitting, receiving a lightsaber from Mrs. PAC atop Skellig Michael amid the ruins of a 1500-year-old monastery.

    Should my life get even worse I may re-try BM痴 vacation suggestion. Until then, I知 good, but thanks for the rec; always looking for vacation ideas.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PaloAltoCougar View Post
    I took a vacation from church for a few weeks earlier this year but didn’t enjoy it. Many friends from the ward kept bothering me with nice cards, flowers, treats, words of affirmation, prayers, and lots of care and support. Jerks.

    That vacation having been foiled by the inconsiderate masses, we've begun planning another. In May we’ll spend 2-3 weeks in Ireland and on the Isle of Man (from which my father’s ancestors emigrated). On the IoM we’ll have a private tour with a genealogist who will take us to my ancestral farm, the parish my forebears attended, etc.

    On Ireland, we’ll see all the touristy sights, including a couple of days at Ashford Castle where we’ll participate in a gourmet program and I’ll receive a hands-on lesson in falconry. I’m also looking forward to a breakfast of berries in Dingle, a brief stay at Bantry House and, weather permitting, receiving a lightsaber from Mrs. PAC atop Skellig Michael amid the ruins of a 1500-year-old monastery.

    Should my life get even worse I may re-try BM’s vacation suggestion. Until then, I’m good, but thanks for the rec; always looking for vacation ideas.
    That sounds fantastic. One of our favorite vacation memories was touring some small towns in England where our ancestors lived. In one town we went into the church and the town historian came and gave an incredibly detailed history of our family.

    The wife and I are also thinking of doing a walking tour of Cornwall. Looks beautiful.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff Lebowski View Post
    That sounds fantastic. One of our favorite vacation memories was touring some small towns in England where our ancestors lived. In one town we went into the church and the town historian came and gave an incredibly detailed history of our family.

    The wife and I are also thinking of doing a walking tour of Cornwall. Looks beautiful.
    My family did the same thing when I was about 15 years old. Touring England was one of the most memorable and best vacations I've ever been on. I hope to take my kids there someday.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff Lebowski View Post
    That sounds fantastic. One of our favorite vacation memories was touring some small towns in England where our ancestors lived. In one town we went into the church and the town historian came and gave an incredibly detailed history of our family.

    The wife and I are also thinking of doing a walking tour of Cornwall. Looks beautiful.
    My mother the professional genealogist (who's maiden name is the same as your sir name) also went to that small town. There are 26 generations of Lebowski's who were born, baptized, and married in that same small perish. Incredible if you stop to think about it - 26 consecutive generations of the same family in the same town.

    It tickles me to know that we're related.
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    Quote Originally Posted by clackamascoug View Post
    My mother the professional genealogist (who's maiden name is the same as your sir name) also went to that small town. There are 26 generations of Lebowski's who were born, baptized, and married in that same small perish. Incredible if you stop to think about it - 26 consecutive generations of the same family in the same town.

    It tickles me tho know that we're related.
    Nope. This town was for the Griswold line.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff Lebowski View Post
    Nope. This town was for the Griswold line.
    You serious Clark?

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    Quote Originally Posted by clackamascoug View Post
    You serious Clark?
    Serious as a heart attack.
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    Finland northern lights at this place is on my bucket list of vacations. With a newborn we will have to wait a couple of years.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CJF View Post
    Finland northern lights at this place is on my bucket list of vacations. With a newborn we will have to wait a couple of years.
    It was between that place and Svalbard, Norway on our upcoming trip. We opted to go for the more remote place but it was a tough choice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PaloAltoCougar View Post
    I took a vacation from church for a few weeks earlier this year but didn’t enjoy it. Many friends from the ward kept bothering me with nice cards, flowers, treats, words of affirmation, prayers, and lots of care and support. Jerks.

    That vacation having been foiled by the inconsiderate masses, we've begun planning another. In May we’ll spend 2-3 weeks in Ireland and on the Isle of Man (from which my father’s ancestors emigrated). On the IoM we’ll have a private tour with a genealogist who will take us to my ancestral farm, the parish my forebears attended, etc.

    On Ireland, we’ll see all the touristy sights, including a couple of days at Ashford Castle where we’ll participate in a gourmet program and I’ll receive a hands-on lesson in falconry. I’m also looking forward to a breakfast of berries in Dingle, a brief stay at Bantry House and, weather permitting, receiving a lightsaber from Mrs. PAC atop Skellig Michael amid the ruins of a 1500-year-old monastery.

    Should my life get even worse I may re-try BM’s vacation suggestion. Until then, I’m good, but thanks for the rec; always looking for vacation ideas.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PaloAltoCougar View Post
    I took a vacation from church for a few weeks earlier this year but didn稚 enjoy it. Many friends from the ward kept bothering me with nice cards, flowers, treats, words of affirmation, prayers, and lots of care and support. Jerks.

    That vacation having been foiled by the inconsiderate masses, we've begun planning another. In May we値l spend 2-3 weeks in Ireland and on the Isle of Man (from which my father痴 ancestors emigrated). On the IoM we値l have a private tour with a genealogist who will take us to my ancestral farm, the parish my forebears attended, etc.

    On Ireland, we値l see all the touristy sights, including a couple of days at Ashford Castle where we値l participate in a gourmet program and I値l receive a hands-on lesson in falconry. I知 also looking forward to a breakfast of berries in Dingle, a brief stay at Bantry House and, weather permitting, receiving a lightsaber from Mrs. PAC atop Skellig Michael amid the ruins of a 1500-year-old monastery.

    Should my life get even worse I may re-try BM痴 vacation suggestion. Until then, I知 good, but thanks for the rec; always looking for vacation ideas.
    In between geneology tours on the isle of Man, make sure to carve out some time to go on a sightseeing tour of all of the roads in the area ridden by The Manx Missile, even Mark Cavendish. I'm sure there's a shrine or a statue there in his honor. I'm picturing something like Rocky on the top of the Museum of Art steps in Philly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pelado View Post
    We will be visiting the thriving metropolis of Burley later today.

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    I've got to say, Burley was spectacular.

    At first, I didn't think we'd get to spend much time there. But then my wife started craving a slice of pumpkin pie and strongly suggested that we stop at Perkins. I dropped her off with a couple of our kids so she could get a slice to go while I refueled.

    When I returned, they had not yet emerged from the establishment, so we went in to assist them in their departure. Our arrival was greeted with another strong suggestion that we just sit down and eat dinner there. Eventually, the Mrs. tired of waiting for someone to take our order, so we visited another Burley landmark I had never been to before - Arby's.

    Really a very fulfilling visit to Burley. One of my longest stays there ever.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pelado View Post
    I've got to say, Burley was spectacular.

    At first, I didn't think we'd get to spend much time there. But then my wife started craving a slice of pumpkin pie and strongly suggested that we stop at Perkins. I dropped her off with a couple of our kids so she could get a slice to go while I refueled.

    When I returned, they had not yet emerged from the establishment, so we went in to assist them in their departure. Our arrival was greeted with another strong suggestion that we just sit down and eat dinner there. Eventually, the Mrs. tired of waiting for someone to take our order, so we visited another Burley landmark I had never been to before - Arby's.

    Really a very fulfilling visit to Burley. One of my longest stays there ever.

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    I've tried the Arby's in Burley. Never tried the Perkins. We usually stop at the Wendy's in Jerome when passing through. Often we take a stroll through the WalMart to get the blood going in our legs before we're off again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pelado View Post
    I've got to say, Burley was spectacular.

    At first, I didn't think we'd get to spend much time there. But then my wife started craving a slice of pumpkin pie and strongly suggested that we stop at Perkins. I dropped her off with a couple of our kids so she could get a slice to go while I refueled.

    When I returned, they had not yet emerged from the establishment, so we went in to assist them in their departure. Our arrival was greeted with another strong suggestion that we just sit down and eat dinner there. Eventually, the Mrs. tired of waiting for someone to take our order, so we visited another Burley landmark I had never been to before - Arby's.

    Really a very fulfilling visit to Burley. One of my longest stays there ever.

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    This is funny... exit 208 in Burley is a great stop on a trip from Portland to Provo. We've eaten at the Perkins, Arby's, McDonalds, Burger King, Denny's and the Subway inside the Chevron Station. Before getting married and having kids, I even once stopped and played nine holes at the dinky little golf course. Back in the 60's and early 70's there was even a blue roofed Stucky's Travel Center at the exit, and I may have gotten an Indian Headdress with dyed chicken feathers to match my little beaded belt.

    I much prefer the byway of Malta to the hustle and bustle of Burley. At post mission BYU, my roommate was from Burley and I went home with him on a couple of weekends for calving season, and the annual cattle auction. It didn't hurt that his 18 yo sister was gorgeous and full of life as she pulled a newborn from the loins of a Heifer.

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    We loved our trip to London so much last year, that we're going there again in May. Next big trip after that will have to be Hawaii, and after that Germany (Bavaria)/Switzerland. We do need to throw New Orleans in the mix, and spend a few days there sometime soon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by smokymountainrain View Post
    While the Lebowski's are in Egypt/Israel, we were thinking of heading up to Burley/Twin Falls and seeing the sights.

    knew I should have followed in my cousin's footsteps and gone into welding!
    Lebowski came up that way and drove home through Rockland.

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