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Old April 9th, 2010, 05:07 PM
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( I can't just tell you what it is, because I am southern, and we have to tell a story) NO FAIR SCROLLING DOWN

As you all know, Jim was assigned to go to Austin for two weeks, and I planned to go with him, to get out of here for awhile, but with sadness to be going to the town where I lost my baby. I had come to terms with it, and was looking forward to getting away, as long as it was with Jim.

The night after we found our destination, I saw the list of assignments for the others, and one stuck out as a place I would love to visit.

Well, today Jim was sent to Austin to check out the assignment, and to see what he needed to bring from work. Half way to Austin, his boss called, and said "Turn around, your assignment has changed"

It turns out that one of his co-workers lives in Austin and is having a personal problem, so he needs to work there, and stay in town. His assignment came open so Jim took it.

Are you ready to know where were going???


CHARLESTON, SC!!!!

14 DAYS OF SUN, BEACH, AND RETT BUTLER, OH OKAY HE'S NOT REAL, BUT JIM IS MY RETT.

Is that the most exciting news? We need this so bad.
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CONGRATULATIONS LUANNE! That is just what the doctor ordered for you and Jim. I'll bet you're going to have a wonderful time in Charleston. Go, unwind, and enjoy!

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Wonderful, Luanne! I have always wanted to go there. How long is the assignment?

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That's great Luann. I know you can sure use the getaway. We visited there some years ago and it was very nice. Go and have a relaxing time.
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A beautiful city to enjoy...Yayayay! I still contend, even with this switch...there is still a reason why......xoxo
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Luanne, what great news! Rob and I will be in Charleston for one day on our next cruise. Have fun, fun, fun!
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Great news Luanne. You will enjoy. Charleston is a fantastic place to visit.
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How wonderful for you both, enjoy the sun and warmth! You deserve a nice break, couldn't happen to a nicer couple :-)
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Luanne, I've never met you, but I've seen some of your posts on the board (I hope you book the Splendor with us in August!). I just wanted to say Yahoo! for you! Obviously you weren't meant to go to Austin, and Charleston is a great place to visit!!

Be sure to tell Rhett and Scarlett hi from the Cruisemates!!
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Luanne...............you & Jim have a fantastic time!!!! I've been thinking of ya.......Southern Belles just wanna have a good time.....




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That will be a great place to visit. It's so beautiful there. Here is a link to the visitor guide.
Charleston Area Convention & Visitors Bureau - Charleston, SC | Charleston Tourism, Media, Tours, Meetings, Wedding, and Travel Council Info
I like this site to historic Charleston. They are having the Spring Festival of Houses & Gardens from March 18 – April 17, 2010. You might miss this depending on when you leave, but it sounds like quite an event.
http://www.historiccharleston.org/news_events/festival.html
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Luanne,

What a fantastic surprise! You are so gonna' love it there! Fran and I are so happy for you!

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Luanne, I am so happy to see that you have happy news! Go and enjoy yourselves, you both deserve it!

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What delightful news. Luanne go and enjoy. You both deserve it.

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So happy for you 2. It is a beautiful city --we have been there several times and if we had somewhere else besides where we now live I think I would choose Charleston. Enjoy your time there!
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Plans are changing as I type this. It's funny how minor things now upset me. trying to stay strong. Will let you know what new plans are as soon as Jim gets home.
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Luanne..you are a career military wife..you know things change all the time and you will adjust..who knows what adventure awaits you
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Luanne,

Venice hit the nail squarely on it's head. It might be an adventure even better than the one anticipated. If not, I know you'll make the best of whatever the situation involves.

Always remember darlin', you and Jim remain paramount in our prayers and every last one of us is still rooting for you both...and don't forget, HOO-RAH!

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Selfishly, I hope you're coming here again !
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Fern, I had wished it to, but not this trip.

Okay, This is the update. Background first, so you understand a little better.

The first consideration when we take one of these trips, is Jim. It has to be close to where he will be working, because he works usually 10 to 12 hours a day.

As luck would have it. He gave me the location in Charleston, I went to my favorite hotel web site, and BAMG first try I found the perfect place. !16 stories, over looking the river and harbor. Better yet, a shuttle to all the good things to see. I called to talk with them, and they said I could ride around with the driver, who makes the same stops each hour, and either stay on or get off, and he would pick me up the next go around. ( I do not have a car on these trips.)

On top of the hotel is a bar that is glass, and very romantic.

Then today... Jim calls and says they have changed the location. Now my ideal hotel is to far away.

The new hotel is better (newer) but there goes my shuttle, so close to everything I want to see (it's 10 miles from downtown) and my water view. Oh the new one has water. It's a pond in the back, that has an alligator in it.:o

But, The good thing is that I can be with Jim, and that is the most important thing.
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That is good news Luanne. Enjoy.
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Luanne,

Sounds to me as if you've a pretty good Plan B! Go get 'em and have a good time!

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Hi Luanne,
At least you have the "other" plan and still get away with Jim, like you said, that's the important thing, have fun.
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Fern, I had wished it to, but not this trip.

Oh the new one has water. It's a pond in the back, that has an alligator in it.:o Excuse me, but an "aggilator" outside your room?? Yikes!

But, The good thing is that I can be with Jim, and that is the most important thing. Absolutely!
Give Jim a hug from me,
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