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Re: Vacation
« Reply #1600 on: April 29, 2020, 07:38:02 AM »
Luckily I not only snuck in a vacation just before all this broke out at the beginning of March, but I also managed to take in professional baseball (spring training) before that got stopped potentially for the entire year. With that in mind, I'm fine if I don't get another one in this year, since I was spoiled to begin with.
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Re: Vacation
« Reply #1601 on: April 29, 2020, 08:37:27 AM »
Luckily I not only snuck in a vacation just before all this broke out at the beginning of March, but I also managed to take in professional baseball (spring training) before that got stopped potentially for the entire year. With that in mind, I'm fine if I don't get another one in this year, since I was spoiled to begin with.

Cleveland fan? I know you don't necessarily follow the local teams there, just wondering if you made your way to Goodyear this spring training.
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Re: Vacation
« Reply #1602 on: April 29, 2020, 08:54:30 AM »
Luckily I not only snuck in a vacation just before all this broke out at the beginning of March, but I also managed to take in professional baseball (spring training) before that got stopped potentially for the entire year. With that in mind, I'm fine if I don't get another one in this year, since I was spoiled to begin with.

Cleveland fan? I know you don't necessarily follow the local teams there, just wondering if you made your way to Goodyear this spring training.

Generally just a fan of the game, but I follow Cincinnati since I went to school down there (also Goodyear). We managed to see four games, all different teams:

Rangers at Dodgers
D-Backs at Royals (night game)
Mariners at Angels
Brewers at Reds
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Re: Vacation
« Reply #1603 on: April 29, 2020, 09:43:20 AM »
That's cool. I'm very much in the camp of: love going to games, not a huge fan of watching them on TV. The big exception is during summer, where I'll tune into many more games. I adopted the D-backs a while ago, and I think it's very funny when they are at another team. Must be a luxury to wake up in your own home for spring training. I live close to several of the spring training stadiums, but have never gone. I don't know why. Probably same reason I haven't been to the Grand Canyon. (I don't know.)
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Re: Vacation
« Reply #1604 on: April 29, 2020, 09:53:18 AM »
I live close to several of the spring training stadiums, but have never gone. I don't know why. Probably same reason I haven't been to the Grand Canyon. (I don't know.)

Do both. Highly recommended. We also trekked down to Tuscon on this trip to check out Saguaro National Park. Not the great vistas often associated with National Parks, but a cool day trip for us. For a desert dweller I imagine it'd just be a little more of the same though.
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Re: Vacation
« Reply #1605 on: April 29, 2020, 09:58:38 AM »
Actually I love Tucson and have done a lot around there. I wanted to move there, but the teacher pay is garbage even compared to other parts of the state. It's a green haven compared to Phoenix proper, and definitely compared to Yuma, on the opposite side of the state (basically) where I lived for 9 years. Flagstaff is amazing, too. We have a lot of different ecosystems and climates for just one state. I just never made it all the way up to the canyon. Now that I'll have my own third grade class next year, I'm thinking about taking them on a field trip to the GC.
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Re: Vacation
« Reply #1606 on: April 29, 2020, 04:26:02 PM »
If anybody every passes through SG, do like me know, happy to be a guide or meet for drinks or dinner.  Saltine, still waiting for you to make it after a few chances.  But you know, when it is safe

We were looking at Singapore, hoping it would open up at the same time NZ did for us. Of course NZ hasn't happen yet, but the PMs say it's in the cards for NZ/AUS tourism. However, Singapore spiked and I think that will hurt the chances of AUS/Singapore tourism in the near future. All of this is contingent on AUS and NZ not spiking, but our health ministers are expecting a spike. The intensity is the unknown. Yesterday AUS had 8 cases and three states/territories had zero, some for as much as 6 and 10 days running. Most other deaths seem to be from outbreaks in nursing homes, so unfortunate.

So proud of AUS/NZ and its citizens keeping this health danger under control ... so far.
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Re: Vacation
« Reply #1607 on: April 29, 2020, 05:41:03 PM »
Singapore likely will have it under control for the general population within this month, the issue they are now having is trying to control the spread among the foreign workers which is difficult due to the conditions that they live. 97 to 99% of the new cases are all being spread through the dormitories.

Not to confuse a foreigner working in Singapore like my, but the term “Foreign worker” is government defined:



Definition of foreign worker
2.  The Minister hereby —
(a)   fixes the salary referred to in paragraph (a) of the definition of “foreign worker” in section 2 of the Act to be not more than $2,000 a month; and
(b)   specifies that for the purposes of the Act a foreign worker shall include a person who is not a citizen of Singapore who seeks employment with, or is offered employment by, or is in the employment of, an employer at a salary of more than $2,000 a month and who does not hold an employment pass issued under the Immigration Act [Cap. 133].

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