Failing miserably in my holiday hunt

@Asylum (48358)
Manchester, England
March 10, 2016 10:14am CST
t is a while since I took a holiday, but at the moment I am expecting an operation to occur almost anytime. This rather restricts my movements to a great extent, so I decided to try a short break instead. Since I was informed that the operation will take place on Wednesday, I chose to look online for a cheap 3 day trip starting tomorrow or Saturday. Usually I can find cheap offers in abundance on the internet, but so far all the available 3 day trips appear dearer than most 7 day holidays I can only assume that this is due to the flight scheduling, which tends to be directed towards week or fortnight holidays. I even considered t6he Channel Islands as an option, but the prices still exceed some one week holidays in Spain, Turkey or Greece. It looks like I will be stuck here in the rain for a while longer.
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@fishtiger58 (30572)
• Momence, Illinois
10 Mar 16
I am going to start planning our first camping fishing trip. We will probably drive around 400 miles to get to slightly warmer weather.
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@Asylum (48358)
• Manchester, England
10 Mar 16
Right now I would be satisfied with anywhere just to get a change of scenery, but timing it at present is a real problem.
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@fishtiger58 (30572)
• Momence, Illinois
10 Mar 16
@Asylum that's to bad but getting your eyes fixed is important. I do hope all goes well.
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@Asylum (48358)
• Manchester, England
10 Mar 16
@fishtiger58 The annoying fact is that I could have taken a week's holiday last week because I never got a telephone call this Wednesday. Now the situation is the same, I could take a holiday for a week or 10 days and it may make no difference, but I cannot take the chance in case the appointment is next Wednesday.
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@KristenH (21719)
• Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
10 Mar 16
Hope you'll feel better and have a speedy recovery. Those holidays sounds nice.
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@Asylum (48358)
• Manchester, England
10 Mar 16
Holidays are always good, but difficult right now.
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@KristenH (21719)
• Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio
10 Mar 16
@Asylum I know the feeling. I wish I can afford one and go on a holiday on my own.
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@Asylum (48358)
• Manchester, England
10 Mar 16
@KristenH I can afford to go but cannot manage to find the available time, which is very frustrating.
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• United States
10 Mar 16
Stuck in the rain, not something I have heard lately. Ha
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@Asylum (48358)
• Manchester, England
11 Mar 16
It is not something I particularly enjoy either and would love to escape from it for a short while.
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• United States
11 Mar 16
@Asylum As long as I do not have to be someplace when it rains (I move appointments if rain shows up), I stay home. But I could get into my car in my attached garage and drive to the nearby mall, into their covered and attached parking structure and hang out there, if I became bored.
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@Asylum (48358)
• Manchester, England
11 Mar 16
@ElizabethWallace That does rather defeat the object because you still be in a restricted and enclosed area.
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@celticeagle (115442)
• Boise, Idaho
11 Mar 16
So can't decide huh? Must be tough.
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@Asylum (48358)
• Manchester, England
11 Mar 16
It is annoying to a degree because holidays are usually readily available at realistic prices online.
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@celticeagle (115442)
• Boise, Idaho
11 Mar 16
@Asylum ....And you can't find anything interesting?
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@Asylum (48358)
• Manchester, England
11 Mar 16
@celticeagle Not at an acceptable price.
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@allknowing (58044)
• India
12 Mar 16
May be you can take those 7 day tours but spend only 3 days
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@Asylum (48358)
• Manchester, England
12 Mar 16
That cannot be done because the flights will be set 7 days apart.
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@allknowing (58044)
• India
12 Mar 16
@Asylum When I was on a package holiday in the US I broke from the group and had my own schedule worked out for my return after an extended stay in the US. May be you can cut short your trip. Nothing like finding out.
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@Asylum (48358)
• Manchester, England
12 Mar 16
@allknowing That would involve booking the trip comprising of flights and accommodation and then paying a further flight home, which would be much dearer.
@Ronrybs (6938)
• London, England
10 Mar 16
I like staycations, with lots of day trips
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@Asylum (48358)
• Manchester, England
10 Mar 16
I much prefer to go somewhere and do very little other than enjoy the change.
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@Ronrybs (6938)
• London, England
10 Mar 16
@Asylum If I actually go somewhere, I do a lot of exploring
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@Asylum (48358)
• Manchester, England
10 Mar 16
@Ronrybs These days that is too much effort for me, so I am content to stay wherever I travel to.
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@garymarsh6 (12587)
• United Kingdom
12 Mar 16
Never mind that will give you time to sprout more feathers and webbed feet so you are fully developed by time you get your next holiday!
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@Asylum (48358)
• Manchester, England
12 Mar 16
If the operation is successful on Friday I may get a holiday soon after all.
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@garymarsh6 (12587)
• United Kingdom
12 Mar 16
@Asylum I will bet that it will be a cert!
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@amadeo (53714)
• United States
10 Mar 16
Have you ever try Central America,Panama Canal,Costa Rica.I have been all over.Europe. Guatemala.Need a break. Of course if you have not been there.Then go
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@Asylum (48358)
• Manchester, England
10 Mar 16
They are not exactly suitable for a 3 days break, which is what I was considering due to the time restrictions.
@amadeo (53714)
• United States
10 Mar 16
@Asylum Okay.
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@JudyEv (107641)
• Bunbury, Australia
11 Mar 16
It's a shame you can't find something suitable for a short holiday. So I gather your operation is next Wednesday?
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@Asylum (48358)
• Manchester, England
11 Mar 16
When I wrote this post I did not have an appointment set, but since I was led to believe that it would be on a Wednesday I needed to be here then.
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@jaboUK (51988)
• United Kingdom
10 Mar 16
Have you not considered taking a break in England? I've seen some reasonable offers.
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@Asylum (48358)
• Manchester, England
10 Mar 16
It seems a little pointless to stay in England at this time of year.
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