4th of Ju-lie on a lounger

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  1. fatbob

    fatbob Out on the slopes Skier Inactive

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    So are all of you guys taking the whole of next week off given where your minor holiday to commemorate a declaration during a war against someone else ;) falls? Getting a lot of email bounces from my US colleagues suggesting that not many are planning on being around all week?
     
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  2. surfsnowgirl

    surfsnowgirl Instructor, newbie Subaru driver and winter lover Skier

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    The 4th is just a day for me. I'm working the whole week except for the 4th.
     
  3. Jilly

    Jilly Lead Cougar Skier

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    Well our holiday falls on Sunday. So I'm taking Monday off. But I'm moving this weekend. So it's not a holiday, except that I won't be at work!!
     
  4. fatbob

    fatbob Out on the slopes Skier Inactive

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    Funny was just reading an article this morning about Montreal Moving Day - claimed it was one in the eye for anglophone Canada and showed lots of photos of the weird and wonderful bicycle rigs people use (given it's impossible to rent a trauck ona day everyone is moving)

    https://www.theguardian.com/cities/...happens-when-a-whole-city-moves-house-at-once
     
  5. David Chaus

    David Chaus Chain saw and wood chipper (kilt optional) Skier

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    I’m taking the day off, since all of my clients will be taking the day off. I have been known to go to Canada on the 4th of July to escape the insanity, However this year I have a lot of yard work to do, so I will be busy with my chainsaw and wood chipper.
     


  6. fatbob

    fatbob Out on the slopes Skier Inactive

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    ^#greenriverkiller
     
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  7. Seldomski

    Seldomski Getting off the lift Skier

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    Don't usually do much for this holiday. But, with it being on a Wednesday and mandatory day off, many coworkers (and myself included) are taking either 2 days off in front or after the day off to make a looonnggg weekend.
     
  8. coskigirl

    coskigirl Making fresh tracks Skier

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    I'll be off Wednesday but that's it. I know a lot of people taking either the whole week or M/T or TH/F to make extra long weekends. I've taken vacation twice this summer already so I can't really do it again but I expect it to be pretty quiet which is good because I need to get my boss to sit down and focus on some stuff for the following week. He's been buried and traveling and hasn't had time.

    The actual 4th is a favorite day for me just because of traditions with local friends. Many run races that day and we have a series that combines a downhill mile and a 4k across town which is sponsored by Avery Brewing. The lowest combined times win prizes (beer) along with individual prizes (beer) for only the 4k. We often have a number of winners/placers from our club and they are required to bring the beer to the party later in the day. For awhile it was at people's homes but now we do it at a local park. Usually I then go watch fireworks with friends with kiddos because fireworks with kids is so delightful. So far they haven't cancelled the local town shows but I won't be surprised if that happens.
     
  9. David Chaus

    David Chaus Chain saw and wood chipper (kilt optional) Skier

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    I live nowhere near the Green River.

    But otherwise, yeah....
     
  10. T-Square

    T-Square Terry Moderator Instructor

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    I’m taking the whole week off. But then, ... ... ... I’m retired. :D
     
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  11. Jilly

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    jzmtl Intermidiot Skier

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    Pretty much what's said in the article, it's now sort of tradition that all lease starts and ends on July 1st. I've heard that it's intentionally set on Canada day as a snub to Anglos, but didn't know it was actually done by Quebec Government, can't say I'm surprised though.

    The article is a bit sensationalized though, I've never seen anybody with bicycle cart, or heard anyone love the idea of having everybody move on the same day. Although I've heard that people have rented a truck on that day and move for other people the whole day, and made a few grand easily. The part about hard to rent a truck on that day is true though.
     
  13. pchewn

    pchewn Getting off the lift Skier

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    Sure, I'm taking off Wed, Thur, Fri. Our family always goes to the beach house to celebrate Independence Day. We celebrate the birth of our nation by blowing up a small part of it :)
     
  14. tromano

    tromano Goin' the way they're pointed... Skier

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    Going camping this week.
     
  15. RachelV

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    Having the 4th on a Wednesday is a lovely excuse to take the whole week off, yes. :) We're roadtripping down to Flagstaff to visit some friends and I'll FINALLY get to Telluride, Durango, and / or Ouray, which I haven't done since moving out here 7 years ago. I just had a pretty brutal work week and I am really, really looking forward to this vacation.
     
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  16. laine

    laine I ski like a girl. Fast. Skier

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    I just have Wednesday off, but a day off in the middle of the week, where I can go on a mountain bike ride and then to a BBQ is a good day. But I know a lot of folks taking the week and work will be dead, so I might just take Friday too. Maybe hit the driving range or 9-hole that day. :D
     
  17. LaurelHillCraze

    LaurelHillCraze AKA Rob Davis Skier

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    Every day is Independence Day for me. Like T-square, I'm retired. No special plans for the 4th except to stay cool and dream of winter.
     
  18. Tricia

    Tricia The Velvet Hammer Admin Pugski Ski Tester

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    When you work in the tourism industry, you don't expect holidays off. I happen to have Wednesday the 4th off, but for no other reason that I usually don't work Wednesdays
    However, because of the amount of tourism going on, I doubt we'll go out to do anything unnecessary
     
  19. Dwight

    Dwight Practitioner of skiing, solid and liquid Admin Moderator

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    Stay-cation on this. "Work" from home before people get up.

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  20. Jim Kenney

    Jim Kenney Travel Correspondent Team Gathermeister Industry Insider

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    As you may know, the USA has ten national holidays. About half of them are always scheduled to fall on Mondays. Others, such as July 4th, fall on specific dates regardless of day of week. This July 4th falls on Wednesday. I would prefer it to come on any other day of the week to more easily build a long weekend around, but I won't look a gift horse in the mouth:)

    Tomorrow I am taking family members on a day-long road trip up to Skyline Drive in Virginia's Shenandoah National Park. Skyline drive is a scenic road that runs 105 miles north and south along the crest of the Blue Ridge Mountains with very nice scenery. The Eastern USA is having a heat wave right now and Wash DC is about half way through a ten-day stretch of temperatures over 90f/32c and very humid. It should be about 10-15 degs cooler up on Skyline Drive and good picnicking conditions! Wash DC is not much above sea level. Skyline Drive has elevations up to 3000-4000'.


    This is a random photo off internet of Skyline Drive. If I take a few good ones myself tomorrow I will post them here later.
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