January 13, 2022 8:39 pm at 8:39 pm #2051153MISSESParticipant
what are good tried and true places to go for vacation over extended weekend.January 14, 2022 12:44 am at 12:44 am #2051216
New Hampshire.January 14, 2022 3:17 am at 3:17 am #2051221yungermanSParticipant
Vermont or Orlando FloridaJanuary 16, 2022 11:43 am at 11:43 am #2051545DovidBTParticipant
Coney IslandJanuary 16, 2022 12:24 pm at 12:24 pm #2051553
ArizonaJanuary 16, 2022 4:02 pm at 4:02 pm #2051614
Montreal. Closest place where they speak and serve French this side of Mississippi.January 16, 2022 4:10 pm at 4:10 pm #2051591takahmamashParticipant
NetanyaJanuary 16, 2022 4:12 pm at 4:12 pm #2051588
I’d second UJM’s Arizona suggestion. As you know, the contractor being used for the Maricopa County Audit, the Ninja Warriors, just went out of businesses after being unable to find any credible evidence of the BIG STEAL. Nonetheless, the State Republican party is pushing forward and is now seeking “volunteers” for a statewide door-to-door canvasing of voters to match them up with ballots. You and the mishpacha can earn some “public service” credits by going to their website to volunteer.
P.S. While your out there, don’t miss Samarkand Glatt Restaurant in Phoenix. Best borscht you’ll find outside of Brighton BeachJanuary 16, 2022 4:52 pm at 4:52 pm #2051629
AAQ, if I’m reading the map correctly, New Orleans, Louisiana is on this side of the Mississippi.January 16, 2022 6:45 pm at 6:45 pm #2051645☕️coffee addictParticipant
Do they have a מנין קבוע over there?January 16, 2022 7:34 pm at 7:34 pm #2051686amomParticipant
I like North Miami. There are some nice villas with a pool. Kosher food and everything. It’s warm and super relaxing.
Arizona is also really niceJanuary 16, 2022 7:42 pm at 7:42 pm #2051690
CA: There is always a minyan at the Chabad at Dartmouth in Hanover and there used to be a minyan in Bethlehem but I haven’t been there in more than 10 years so have no idea if they are still in existence and if so, are ‘seasonal” (I was there in the summer).January 16, 2022 7:57 pm at 7:57 pm #2051658
ujm, predictable nitpicking! I should have said “up to M”, but did not want to ruin the quoteJanuary 16, 2022 10:18 pm at 10:18 pm #2051698
Perhaps should have asked the OP, what is meant by a “long weekend” (i.e. 4 days/3 nights) and what kind of “vacation” focus are you looking for this time of year (i.e. skiing in New England , somewhere warm on the beach, amusement park for the kids, hiking in one of the National Parks in the southwest)January 16, 2022 10:18 pm at 10:18 pm #2051694amomParticipant
Why would anyone want to go to Montreal now- they have strict covid rules. Additionally, it’s freezing cold- not my idea of vacationJanuary 16, 2022 10:26 pm at 10:26 pm #2051695AviraDeArahParticipant
How about a long walk through prospect park?January 17, 2022 12:38 pm at 12:38 pm #2051800akupermaParticipant
How about staying home and spending more time on Torah and Mitsvos. For most of our history, Yidden got along quite fine without going away on vacations.January 17, 2022 2:49 pm at 2:49 pm #2051904
akuperma > without going away on vacations.
Doctors told Netziv to take a vacation on Lithuanian lakes. He sneaked away back in a week as he felt miserable. On the other hand, there were towns in Lita where many Rabonim, including R Chaim Ozer Grozdinski, would go during summer. He once took one of his students to the forest and showed him simanim which berries, grasses and mushrooms are edible. The student was not sure why, but later was able to survive during WW2 in the forest due to this.January 17, 2022 2:52 pm at 2:52 pm #2051903
amom > Why would anyone want to go to Montreal now- they have strict covid rules.
Maybe that could be a reason? Someone here vacations in your place annually to visit family and both last times came back coughing.January 18, 2022 12:21 am at 12:21 am #2052047Shimon NodelParticipant
Montreal, Mont Tremblant in Quebec.
Poconos, there’s a Wegmans there with kosher meat.
Niagra Falls, I went there last year, and it’s beautiful during the winter especially the hike along the Niagara River. There’s also Fort Niagara nearby. It’s from the war of 1812. You can see the Toronto skyline across the lake.January 18, 2022 8:08 pm at 8:08 pm #2052347
“For most of our history, Yidden got along quite fine without going away on vacations”
Tell that to the many chashuvah rabbonim who fly to Switzerland, Florida and other “vacation desitnations” at certain times of year.
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