Fantasy Time

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Registered: 07-17-2007
Fantasy Time
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Sun, 07-06-2008 - 10:50am

Dear old great Auntie has passed away at 97. She has left you and all of her nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews, $10,000. The instructions of the Will are that this money must be spent somewhat "frivolously". Not to pay off debt or save for the future. To buy or do something that is on your "before I die" list.

What would you do?

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Registered: 05-22-2006
In reply to: tryingtoquit
Mon, 07-07-2008 - 1:56pm
I would have to discuss it with DH, but I would like to use it as a down payment on a swimming pool.
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Registered: 03-27-2003
In reply to: tryingtoquit
Mon, 07-07-2008 - 3:47pm
I thought about Amsterdam! I love that city, and it's not too far from Hamburg. It's a definite possibility.
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Registered: 03-27-2003
In reply to: tryingtoquit
Mon, 07-07-2008 - 3:49pm
LOL! Yes, a different kind of trip!
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Registered: 12-07-2003
In reply to: tryingtoquit
Mon, 07-07-2008 - 3:52pm

I don't know if your 9 year old would think it's too babyish-- but what about doing part of the Fairytale Route?

http://www.germany-tourism.de/ENG/destination_germany/master_tlfstrasse-id14.htm

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Registered: 03-27-2003
In reply to: tryingtoquit
Mon, 07-07-2008 - 3:55pm
Thanks! I'd love to do Berlin, but DS1 did it last year when he went over with DH (we're splitting the trips, because it's too expensive right now to take everybody, and DS2 and DD wouldn't appreciate it yet), so I want to do something different. The Denmark trip would be very cool. I've never been there, either. We do Legoland here all the time, but DS would get a kick out of seeing the original one -- he's the world's biggest Lego fan! Wonder if our passes would work....
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Registered: 03-27-2003
In reply to: tryingtoquit
Mon, 07-07-2008 - 3:57pm
I think he'd really enjoy seeing an actual castle. That's a great site -- thanks!
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Registered: 01-15-2006
In reply to: tryingtoquit
Mon, 07-07-2008 - 4:02pm
rofl.

 

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Registered: 02-08-2008
In reply to: tryingtoquit
Mon, 07-07-2008 - 7:19pm

Probably take a vacation to Bora Bora as it will cost this much-lol!!!

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Registered: 08-24-2006
In reply to: tryingtoquit
Tue, 07-08-2008 - 1:41am

I'd be kind of miffed about not being able to pay off debt, but ok...

-200 gallon aquarium with silver arowanas and king kong cichlids
-a large tattoo on my calf of all of my fish who have passed on
-some art
-take DD to Tokyo
-visit my sister in Michigan
-buy groceries at Whole Foods
-bigger apartment, maybe with a gym in the building

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Registered: 01-05-2000
In reply to: tryingtoquit
Tue, 07-08-2008 - 10:11am

Buy every Folkwear pattern I could get my hands on. In reality, I would probably spend it on my kids, my grandkids, and dh.

Chris

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