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Re: Nine Days -- What's on Your Menu? rukut krumpli!
August 11, 2016, 10:13:22 PM
Re: Iceland Master Thread breathtaking! the rock formation looks upside down somehow...
September 07, 2016, 03:30:55 PM
Re: A little different Maldives TR certainly looking forward! enjoy every moment.
September 09, 2016, 11:19:52 AM
Re: 2016 Election Pick Your Poison Master Thread i wonder if such a show would fly nowadays. i know people dont believe in being politically correct, but this...
September 13, 2016, 12:53:27 PM
Re: PRICE MISTAKE?! its not adding to the cart for me
December 04, 2016, 01:39:26 PM
Re: Something Fishy's Maui and Lanai Trip Report, Courtesy of Delta
This picture of the waves is mesmerizing!
looking for inspiration for the guess the city

December 08, 2016, 02:52:49 PM
Re: Something Fishy's Maui and Lanai Trip Report, Courtesy of Delta
OH 100%!!!

he posts a picture i thought this is easy.... he list everything.
i guess not.

ps. got lost in the TR and was well worth it.

December 08, 2016, 02:55:13 PM
Re: Any recommendations for cleaning tzizis without tangling them? place all strings together in a nylon sock and knot it and throw into the wash. and btw my wool tzitzis i machine wash on gentle
December 16, 2016, 01:24:30 AM
Re: Site Suggestions
oh Tim get's a thanks but i don't!
I even added links.
seems you don't search and find your pm's!

December 20, 2016, 02:40:46 PM
Re: Gift for Female Spouse?
   - books and movies give you the wrong impression that these things work.
LOL! they sure do... and  vouchers could be very personal and creative. say a complete hour of your undivided attention... ;)

December 22, 2016, 03:33:47 PM
Re: Gift for Female Spouse?
LOL! they sure do... and  vouchers could be very personal and creative. say a complete hour of your undivided attention... ;)
true. but I might be setting the bar too high for future gifts.

December 22, 2016, 03:38:50 PM
Re: Site Suggestions it would be great if the "mark all messages as read" only deletes one page at a time when checking "unread posts since last visit". it does that only by "show new replies to your posts".
December 28, 2016, 12:28:11 PM
Re: Azerbaijan. In Uzbekistan by the mountains of Dijan between the borders of India and Afghanistan ...
never knew it meant Azerbaijan!

January 01, 2017, 04:42:22 PM
Re: Spot it! for $8 and UNO for $3 SHIPPED!
Is this legit?? The prizes are crazy good. Connect four for $2??
this is a mini mini version. regular version is $4

January 10, 2017, 09:40:30 AM
Re: Who's Your Favorite DDF Member? id say Freddie, or davidmal
January 12, 2017, 01:22:49 PM
Re: Who's Your Favorite DDF Member?
What kind of brownies?
I'm only coming for the Amsterdam ones...

January 12, 2017, 02:02:35 PM
Re: Questions and Help for BEGINNERS!
I'm new to DDF, Can someone help me with this question?

What's the difference between a Chase Freedom and Chase Freedom Unlimited credit card?

I have Chase Freedom Unlimited and I cant apply the 5 points per dollar quarterly bonuses.
welcome! freedom unlimited give you 1.5 points everywhere vs. freedom gives you 1 point generally and 5 points in specific categories during quarterly bonus.

January 16, 2017, 06:20:29 PM
Re: Purell Advanced Hand Sanitizer - 2L Pump Bottle $18 (Amazon) my two faves getting along. look at that!
January 18, 2017, 02:49:47 PM
Re: Is Zika Changing How You Travel?
The baby wouldn't be born with Zika, chv it could have defects is that what your saying?

This type of thing was news worthy 7 months ago, unfortunately it's cheaper by the dozen now it seems.
yes that's what I mean. I hope theyre just rumors

February 03, 2017, 12:45:29 PM
Re: Keep a word/ Drop a word Game stale post!
February 14, 2017, 10:46:33 PM
Re: Keep a word/ Drop a word Game well, well!
February 20, 2017, 08:42:41 AM
Re: Hot! set of 24 food trays for $5.22 or 24 recipients

February 24, 2017, 11:56:56 AM
Re: jetblue mosaic status match offer
must have status expiration
ok tx

July 19, 2017, 11:19:23 AM
Re: Israel & Bali: around the world in 17 days im really enjoying your TR and nice to see how much you can accomplish even with a little tagalong. though i would like to point out that your DW would probably appreciate DD to be in the Doona instead of herself...
July 26, 2017, 01:35:45 AM
Re: Motorhome Adventures in the Pacific Northwest, by PBaruch (2017) as usual an inspiring read!
August 09, 2017, 08:06:55 AM
Re: "You can go to heaven if you want. Iíd rather stay in Bermuda." - Mark Twain Bermuda

Bermuda is divided into 9 parishes, like counties. Note that Hamilton, the main hub for Bermuda, is not in Hamilton Parish. The island is also divided into East End and West End, which each of these having a distinctive vibe. Hamilton is somewhere in between.
The entire island is all of 21 square miles with a population of 60-65,000. Wherever you go, you are surrounded by bays, harbors, sounds, channels, and of course the Atlantic Ocean. The views from just about everywhere are incredible. The bodies of water are dotted with moorings for sailboats, motorboats and all manner of water vessels.
The architecture is mainly colonial/Mediterranean with even brand new construction being built in the same manner with brilliantly colored stucco and white limestone roofs. As Bermuda only receives approximately 55 inches of rain annually, they are very careful with water conservation. The limestone roofs serve as a filter for the rain water which is channeled into each house's water tank.

The currency is the Bermudian dollar with a 1:1 exchange to USD. There is no tax.


There are no cars rented to foreigners with the primary means of tourist transportation being the efficient bus and ferry system which run regularly. Pink poles next to bus stops or even randomly built into the side of the road, signify bus stops leading to Hamilton (city center), whereas blue poles lead to St. George's.
Another option for tourists, which we chose, is to rent a motorcycle, called a moped, scooter or cycle. Most rentals deliver to your destination. We used They were extremely efficient, delivering our cycle to our somewhat remote location within 45 minutes of contacting them. There are several options to choose from. We chose the Deluxe Scooter since we had two riders. The cost is approximately $50/day and that includes helmets and roadside assistance. There is also a mandatory $30 fee per rental.
IMG_4782 by luvto travel, on Flickr

I have driven a jetski, and am pretty good at the racetrack, but nothing could have prepared me for riding a motorcycle. In Bermuda, driving is on the left since the driver is on the right (in cars, obviously) which was a completely new experience. Couple that with treacherously narrow streets, roundabouts on just about every corner, and hills and valleys and bends and twists and no regard for the meridian line, and you could see while I was a total wreck the first time I tried riding. My dw jumped off the back just as I almost rode up a wall on a narrow alleyway. After a while I got the hang of it and we ended up enjoying it immensely.
The posted speed island-wide is 35 kph which comes to just 20-25 mph. Im not advocating dumping the law but just for your personal safety, bear in mind that every other motorist will be passing you at 50 mph on a double yellow line irrespective of posted speed limits. Come to think of it I donít think of it, I donít think I saw a police officer the entire time I was there.
The term sticker shock is of course relative, but I believe it is universally accepted that $5/dozen eggs is on the steep side of things. $13 for a 7.5 oz. shampoo. $4 for a liter or seltzer. You get the gist. There is a small chain store called MarketPlace, which carries many ShopRite branded items (at outrageous prices) where we did most of our grocery shopping. There are only locally owned businesses in Bermuda so donít expect  to find a Walmart, CVS or anything of the sort.  I was short a pair of pants and spent a small fortune for a mediocre pair of sweatpants at Gibbons.
I actually asked my host how the local population affords these prices. He claims that Bermuda has a 100% employment rate, and so, hardly any people living below poverty line. Now I donít know whether thatís true but youd be hard pressed to find cheap anything. As an aside, the main industry is insuring insurance policies. BoooringÖ.
After loading up the groceries in the little metal basket in the back and tying them down with bungee cords, we were off.

June 02, 2018, 11:06:31 PM
Which hotels have Two bedroom suites? i hate opening new threads but i just couldnt find anywhere to post. im looking to go away with the family on points. were a group of 8 and obviously neeed more than a suiite but we did just fine in hyatt houses with the Trio rooms. they give you 2 full closed bedrooms plus a living room area with pull out sofa and full kitchen. they are extremely reasonable too. two regular adjoining rooms wont work for us since we need more room and also need the kitchen. my question is if other hotel brands have similar configurations like candlewood suites or Homewood or something like that. any input appreciated.
June 13, 2018, 12:10:40 PM
Quick Family Trip on a Dime (no pics) Disclaimer: this no-frills Trip Report is being written in one sitting with the express purpose to help out those looking for ideas on where to go and what to do with kids in tristate area that doesnt break the bank. Nothing fancy to see here so if you're not searching in this category, i'm sure the Maldives thread has something to offer...
Was looking for someplace to go away with the gang. Our needs were:
  • inexpensive
  • within two hour drive of monsey
  • minyan
  • entertainment for ages 2-12
After discarding several options we decided on Diggerland as the main attraction, and therefore just searched for closest Hyatt House which is where we usually go with the clan.
     Hyatt House Mt. Laurel had availability for my nights for a trio suite but not for points so i made a cash booking and later found agent to switch it to a points booking @ 8000 points a night, but at a minimum of three nights, so that's what i took. A trio suite gave us two closed bedrooms, each with its own bathroom. One bedroom has two double beds, with the other a king bed. The walk in closet was more than sufficient for a crib, and the pull out couch slept two comfortably so that we were all quite comfortable.
     I found tickets for Diggerland on Groupon for 29.95 for those 42" and above which is way cheaper than Diggerland's direct price. 36"-42" was same price as Diggerland, so didnt bother buying through them. 36" and below is free.
     As far as minyan, there are several options just several minutes away in Cherry Hill. We chose Sons of Israel since they had the latest minyan shachris at 8:00.  12 min from hotel
The trip from Monsey took just over two hours, and we quickly settled in for the night so that we could have an early start the next day since Diggerland's hours are 10-6.
After quick 15 minute ride we ended up arriving closer to one and were afraid we would be missing out, but as the weather peaked at about 94 degrees, the park was almost empty and we had just the right amount of time to spend there. Diggerland is awesome! Every kid had a grand time, according to his age and skill. There's something for everyone. It is a construction themed park, so that every ride consists of some tractor or truck retrofitted to suit the needs of the ride. There are tractors to ride and tractors to dig with and tractors to look at... you get the idea but there was truly plenty of variety to keep the kids going despite the weather. There's also a rock climbing wall and a ropes course in addition to a toddler play area. The only separate fee in the park is for the Soaring Eagle Zipling @ $6 a kid, and a gem mining station @ $6 a bag of gems. Officially there is no outside food allowed, but they had no issue with our bulging bags beneath the stroller, so we had plenty to eat just bought drinks every few minutes (3.75 for a coke bottle or 2.95 for a water) The Icee in the park is certified o-u so we tried cooling off with those. They also have misting fans in several areas, but they hardly accomplished much in this heat.
We left at six, got to hotel, ate dinner which was put up in crockpot in morn, played some games and called it a night.
The next morning we woke up to same weather and really wanted to do something water related but couldn't find anything within an hour's drive.
We decided on Johnson's Corner Farm (15 min from hotel) which is an amazing place with u-pick fruits and veggies, playground with splash pad, and animal farm. What we didn't realize is that when they advertise hayrides from 10-1 it means that after 1 there is no way to go picking since you need the hayride to get you out there. In any case we had a fabulous time and spent 3 hours there. There is a playground with very creative play equipment like spider web, huge Connect 4 playing boards, checkers tables, pretend areas, go karts, and the absolute best part which were the splash pads. In the sweltering heat the kids just kept converging there. There's the pail area which literally gets you a bucket of water on your head, some overhead sprinklers, inground sprinklers and the like. The entire play area is not that large it is just truly beautiful with tons of comfortable shaded seating, very clean and plenty of variety. The animal farm was not a petting zoo as we had hoped, but was fun nevertheless. There are sheep, goats, chickens, ducks, donkeys and cows. They provide corn with which to feed them, which you drop in to tubes and they come nibble.  Again, kids had awesome time with that. There's also a farmer's market on premises selling their produce as well as trinkets and the like. Admission was $9 a kid and $4.50 for those 13+. If you pay for hayride (i think 4.50) you get half price admission to the playground and animal farm. After 5 it's only 3 per kid, 1.50 per 13+. Wednesday evenings 5-9 feature free hayrides, pay what you pick.
From there we wanted to go to Laurel Acres Park for a grill, but upon arrival realized that there was some community event going on so we just left. We found Strawbridge Park down the road which suit us perfectly and was completely empty. There is a playground there that occupied the kids while we got the portable grill going. We also brought along a large kite for the bigger ones, and the large open field proved perfect for it.
Upon arrival back at the hotel, we realized that the pool was just about to close, and as we hadnt had a chance to use it yet since it was always full, decided to give it a try. Sure enough, just as we got there, there was some lightning and the pool miraculously cleared for us! We had a grand time, especially given that they came to close the pool half an hour after designated closing time.
All in all, this was a low key, totally kid friendly, tznius-sensitive, low-cost trip which created the family memories which will keep us smiling for a while.
Other kid-friendly options to do in the area (within half hour drive):
Adventure Aquarium (29.95 an adult includes one kid free)
Garden Discovery Museum ($5 admission after 5pm)
Philadelphia Mint (self-guided tour free)
Franklin Institute
Please Touch Museum
Independence Seaport Museum
(bunch of other Philadelphia museums, these are just the ones i looked in to)
Thanks for reading, and good luck with planning your own family trip!

August 08, 2018, 01:18:37 AM
$10 off $50 on paypal on ebay. use coupon code UZXXG2BJZ5JG4YD4
August 30, 2018, 01:08:01 PM
Re: Miami Weekend Getaway with @Yehuda great concise report!
December 26, 2018, 03:33:38 PM
Re: Nice Story
another story that I read on Rabbi David Ashears daily Emunah email:

 There was once a religious boy walking in the street in Bnei Brak. He saw a sign with a request to be tested for a bone marrow transplant. It was for a young man in grave danger who needed immediate help. This boy went for testing and was found to be a match. He asked the hospital if he could meet the boy that he was going to help and they agreed.

 The two sat with each other for a long time talking. They connected, and the boy was so excited to help save a life. Afterward, he came home and told his father the great news - that he is going to save someone else's life. When the father heard the name of the young man that needed help, as well as his father's name, he forbade his son to go through with it. The son replied, "But, Dad, his life is at stake! How could we not help him?" But the father was adamant about it.

There was a Rabbi staying at their home at the time who tried to convince the father otherwise, but the father told the Rabbi, "I don't want to be spoken to about it. Please, leave me alone." This was around Pesach time and the Rabbi was by them for the Seder. At the end of the Seder, when the father just finished his fourth cup of wine, the Rabbi tried, once again, to convince him to save this boy's life.

 At that point, the father opened up to the Rabbi and told him the reason of his refusal. He said he survived the Holocaust and the boy who needs this transfer right now, so desperately, is the son of a Holocaust survivor, as well, who he could never forgive.

 This man knew how to make bombs, so the Nazis had him working for them. The father said, "On one occasion, he came into our barracks with a stick and started poking around. He poked hard at the ceiling and he broke it open and my son, who was hiding there, became exposed. He took my son and walked out. One minute later, I heard two gunshots fired and my world was broken. There is no way my son is going to help save this man's son's life."

The Rabbi replied, "But his son didn't do anything to you. Why should he suffer?" But the father wouldn't hear it. The Rabbi tried to convince him to at least talk to them, maybe there is some information he didn't know. And he finally agreed.

At the meeting, this other man told the father, "I have been hoping for years to find you. You see, that day, the Nazis found out there was a child being hidden in your barracks and they told me to go in and kill everyone there. I told them, 'No, I could easily just find the child being hidden and kill him.' I was meaning to save all of your lives. And when I took your son out, I was going to save his life, too, but there were two guards with me so I had to shoot them and run away. I ran with your son and I put him in a monastery for protection. The Nazis found me and beat me. They couldn't kill me because they needed my services, but they injured me to the point where I would never be able to have children. After the war, I went back to the monastery to get the boy and adopt him until I found you. This boy is really your son, and that's why your other son is a good match for the bone marrow."
michoel shnitzler has song of this story but regarding a kidney transplant

January 29, 2019, 02:12:46 AM
Re: Help Me Find It! - The Search Master Thread
No, and no code needed, if you are targeted it will work .
grt tx

February 17, 2019, 03:05:51 AM
Re: Something Fishy's Iceland Saga: Summer Edition waiting for this last pic to show up as my next Windows Screensaver. seriously though, incredible writeup and awesome photography
March 04, 2019, 12:24:54 AM
Re: Riddles!
what would you do if:
on a cold winter rainy -terrible weather- day, you drive down the street with your car passing by a bus shelter you see 2 people sitting there
1) an old and sick person who looks like he is about to die due to the -terrible weather- and needs a hospital ASAP.
2) a person from a different country you've been looking for a very a long time to speak with and is never here and now you need to grab the opportunity.
but the only problem is that in your car you have place "only" for 1 more person there is 'absolutely' no way another person could get into your car.

whom would you take?
This riddle is missing the third factor which is the third person waiting is a friend who once saved his life. And therefore the answer is let friend take sick guy to hospital and u get to spend the bus ride catching up with the overseas guy

May 21, 2019, 08:44:36 PM
Re: Bermuda Master Thread
Southampton needs a shuttle to the beach? I thought Hamilton was the one that needed a shuttle.
it's on property but pretty far so short shuttle takes there

May 30, 2019, 08:40:36 PM
Re: NY-NJ Private Pool Rentals There are many listed in the Monsey local circulars which you can look up online. Monsey view or community connections
August 01, 2019, 10:40:32 PM
Re: Teaneck, NJ
any reviews on estihana? looking for upscale elegant dinner. we love etc but want something different this time and their earliest seatng is 5:30, we want 4:30. any thoughts?
update: stayed with estihana. Had wonderful experience. Got private party room in back at no additional charge. Food was superb basically had one of each item on menu. Peanut butter explosion was best dessert. Party of 13 and everyone left happy

February 16, 2020, 08:05:17 PM
Re: Panama Forever in our Hearts really sounds awesome! tx for the informative and concise tr
February 25, 2020, 03:37:16 AM
Do you have Coronavirus? Were you tested? i have all classic symptoms but local doctors just seem to say hunker down and let it pass. was wondering if thats what everyone is doing or everyone is getting tested. if no one is getting tested, wouldnt that skew accurate numbers significantly?
March 21, 2020, 11:14:53 PM
Re: Do you have Coronavirus? Were you tested?
No option for "asymptomatic but didnt test".

March 21, 2020, 11:33:05 PM
Re: Live Antarctica Trip Report  should be included in list of free resources during covid-19! incredible as usual!
March 30, 2020, 12:55:37 AM
Re: Tweets, Pictures, And Videos That Are Coronavirus Related
A clip I made
truly sobering

March 30, 2020, 11:37:52 AM
Re: COVID-19 (Wuhan Novel Coronavirus) Pandemic Master Thread
What if he's right
then we'll be facing a severe crow shortage

April 13, 2020, 01:59:03 PM
Re: Covid-19 and Shalom Bayis i know someone who got engaged just a month ago and got married last week. she chose to have such a short engagement so that shell have someone she enjoys to quarantine with...
April 28, 2020, 02:37:29 AM
Re: The funny/strange/interesting/random pictures thread
Question is are they as professional as this guy:


May 11, 2020, 09:13:03 PM
Re: Amazon Delays ive had target take a week. and im wondering whether amazon should compensate their prime members in some way since 2 day shipping was the reason i signed up in the first place. im also finding most items dont even have no rush shipping option. everything is no rush anyhow...
May 21, 2020, 03:21:55 AM
Re: urgent help needed with Windows Movie Maker corrupted file
How did everyone enjoy the product of your hard work?
literally have no words as to the reactions of the audience. was all at once uplifting joyous heartwrenching and empowering. but doing such a project is certainly not for the faint hearted. ended up showing it sunday since i was still working on it all thru friday and motzei. i believe the reason for the constant corruption was a) working off a usb, b) very long file c) moved around some music files after placing them in movie maker. i ended up dividing the movie in 14 parts before exporting them and playing them on loop through an app

June 29, 2020, 04:15:46 PM
Re: Poconos, PA, Master Thread
i am looking to go with my wife for 2 nights somewhere in the poconos  ,i prefer a nice view mountain , lake etc
anybody with information for me
for honeymoony type you can try pocono palace but not cleanest and very dated. i rented vrbo couple of times for just the two of us and enjoyed immensely

June 29, 2020, 04:17:38 PM
Re: School in the fall most schools where i live were open in june so see no reason for them not to open in fall, barring a major outbreak ch"v
July 09, 2020, 12:54:31 AM
Re: Taharas Hamishpacha Article Discussion For The Married Folk... i wouldnt go on vaca if it wasnt in yemei tahara. actually recently cancelled trip for this reason. i dont have enough vaca days to waste them on a bedieved vacation.
July 12, 2020, 09:24:59 PM