No Internet for Nearly a Week

By Val
@valmnz (12754)
New Zealand
May 3, 2016 3:06pm CST
My husband and I are heading off on holiday in about an hour, for a much looked forward to holiday. Most of the time we're away we'll have no internet access, so it will be a good old fashioned holiday, of relaxing and recharging our batteries. Tonight we stop at Lake Taupo, pictured above. Then tomorrow it's a longer drive, up to the Coromandel Peninsula, where we're staying in a little beach cottage. The autumn weather has been amazing here, but guess what, it's raining today. I'm not worried. We both have plenty of reading material packed, and I have my Sudoku puzzle book. My walking shoes and rain jacket are ready to make the most of the beach, no matter what the weather. So, I'll turn off the computer now and see you all some time after we get back.
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@Jessicalynnt (47895)
• Centralia, Missouri
3 May 16
oh have fun! A beach cottage sounds amazing
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@valmnz (12754)
• New Zealand
10 May 16
Oh yes, we definitely had fun. It wasn't long enough.
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• Centralia, Missouri
10 May 16
@valmnz it never is!
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@JohnRoberts (60972)
• Los Angeles, California
3 May 16
I go off online also when on vacation. "Vacation" means just that!
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• United States
4 May 16
Yey another 'un-plugger' thanks John for saying so as we need more to follow that very same lead . . . taking a vacation from internet baloney !
@JohnRoberts (60972)
• Los Angeles, California
4 May 16
@enlightenedpsych2 Being on vacation without being plugged in is a reminder we can live life and get along nicely without that device. Id you want to play online then stay home!
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@kevin1877uk (36964)
3 May 16
Have fun and enjoy yourself.
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@valmnz (12754)
• New Zealand
10 May 16
Thank you, we did
@topffer (35528)
• France
3 May 16
It looks like a very nice place for some holidays. It is spring here, but a rain jacket is an indispensable instrument this year.
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@valmnz (12754)
• New Zealand
10 May 16
It's autumn here and the weather was amazingly good the whole time we were away.
@Marcyaz (35620)
• United States
4 May 16
I wish you to have a wonderful vacation and hope the sun is out for you. Just enjoy your vacation and have fun . See you when you are back.
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@valmnz (12754)
• New Zealand
10 May 16
The sun shone every day, though the mornings were quite cool. We couldn't have asked for better weather though.
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@Marcyaz (35620)
• United States
11 May 16
@valmnz That sounds like good weather on your vacation.
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• United States
4 May 16
Have a great time, honestly when I go someone , I do not get on the internet, I can break away from it for awhile, but I do take a lot of pictures.
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@valmnz (12754)
• New Zealand
10 May 16
I have lots of pictures, that I hope to share here in time.
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• United States
11 May 16
@valmnz , great, would love to see them
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@miniam (9235)
• Bern, Switzerland
4 May 16
Well deserved,enjoy your vacation and being with your husband.Get back safely
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@valmnz (12754)
• New Zealand
10 May 16
Home and back to reality. Even the weather here is not as good!
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@miniam (9235)
• Bern, Switzerland
11 May 16
@valmnz Welcome back, how was it?really hope you enjoyed every day. But all said,it`s always good to be back home,familiar things,comfy of your home nothing can beat that
@xFiacre (4780)
• Ireland
11 May 16
@valmnz getting away from computers for a week might to be compulsory about 4 times a year! In July were going to the isolated west coast for a week and then again in August and there'll be no Wi-Fi - we'll just have to talk to each other!!
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@valmnz (12754)
• New Zealand
11 May 16
Exactly! We had many meaningful conversations and read lots of books.
@irenen1 (229)
• New Bedford, Massachusetts
6 May 16
How wonderful for you! Dave and I thought we had plenty of time to travel but the Lord saw differently. Enjoy each other while you can.
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@valmnz (12754)
• New Zealand
10 May 16
We had a really good time together
• Bedford, Texas
4 May 16
Enjoy your holiday. We all need to unplug now and then. We are going on vacation next month. I am so looking for ward to it.
@valmnz (12754)
• New Zealand
10 May 16
Holidays are so good for us! If only they could happen more often.
4 May 16
see you again on mylot after a week :) . Happy holidays.
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@valmnz (12754)
• New Zealand
10 May 16
Thank you. We had a great holiday.
@shshiju (10572)
• Cochin, India
4 May 16
Have a nice Holiday.
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@valmnz (12754)
• New Zealand
10 May 16
Thanks, we did
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@dodoazo (21035)
• Philippines
4 May 16
Take your time. Enjoy the fun of being away from the influence of the Internet.
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@valmnz (12754)
• New Zealand
10 May 16
It's amazing how quickly time passes when you're doing nothing!
@dodo19 (33307)
• Beaconsfield, Quebec
4 May 16
I hope you enjoy your holiday and look forward to hearing about it when you get back.
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@valmnz (12754)
• New Zealand
10 May 16
Thanks. I've started with the first photo.
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@Platespinner (17045)
• Winston Salem, North Carolina
4 May 16
I enjoy going where there is no internet (or cell phone) access every now and again--I rather enjoy being unplugged for a while! Hope you have a wonderful vacation!
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@valmnz (12754)
• New Zealand
10 May 16
It was truly wonderful, we're thinking of going back next year.
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• China
4 May 16
Hope you will have a great time !I think the Coromandel Peninsula must be a popular tourist destination where the scenery is magnificent.
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@valmnz (12754)
• New Zealand
10 May 16
It is a very beautiful part of the country.
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@Inlemay (16730)
• South Africa
4 May 16
Have fun and check on you later
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@valmnz (12754)
• New Zealand
10 May 16
Back to reality!
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• Jaipur, India
4 May 16
Have fun and enjoy Update soon
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@valmnz (12754)
• New Zealand
10 May 16
Thanks, we did enjoy ourselves.
@MGjhaud (20682)
• Philippines
4 May 16
enjoy your vacation, we'll see you then.. its sunny here but not a good time to walk outside for me.
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@valmnz (12754)
• New Zealand
10 May 16
The weather was perfect for being outdoors while we were away.
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@norcal (3214)
• Nevada City, California
4 May 16
In a way, that is part of the vacation, not having the Internet. Now I have signed up for a smart phone, so I always have access to the the Internet.
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@valmnz (12754)
• New Zealand
10 May 16
Well, yes, I had my phone with me, but limited my use of it.
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