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8/27/13 12:03 A

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1) What was your favorite vacation?
Easy: Kauai in 2010 for my Anniversarymoon. Two weeks of exploring with my hubby. hiking (hobbling), snorkeling, and eating tasty and healthy local food.

2) Do you know how and like to swim?
Love it, but don't do it much due to being A: in a desert (sort of rules out snorkeling), and B: where the water temp at the only pool is always too high for my joints to stay happy.

3) Have you ever been to Disney Land or World?
Went to Disney Land when I was... 5? 6? A long time ago to say the least! I still remember the original Pirates of the Caribbean ride (before they took out the wench!).

4) Have you ever been to a beach outside of the USA? (or wherever your home country is)
Yup, Spain in 2002 at Palma de Majorca. The Mediterranean is not my cup of tea (or salt water in this case), but it was indeed a beach.

5) How does the heat affect your RAD?
Ug. Sometimes I can be out for hours with no more problems than easy sunburning, but most of the time I get VERY sick if I get too hot (which can happen in as little as 5 minutes outside). Muggy heat is the worst for me, so the 90+ here at home is normally not as big a deal as 80 at 100% humidity. Not sure why, but too much sun rays also makes me sick--hot or not.
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7/27/13 9:46 P

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1) What was your favorite vacation? No. Ireland, Scotland and England all on the same trip in 2005. Oh my, just as green as I always dreamed it would be. A thrill to see relatives and friends and what joy to go through castles, to see the small towns all full of color with their buildings. The same language, but oh so different! I'd go back in a heartbeat! The weather reminded me of Seattle, where I grew up! Rain, so soft and just right. Beautiful!

2) Do you know how and like to swim? Yes, I know how but don't like water so much. Have shyed away more with my weight. I like pools alot more than open water. I feel more safe. I hope to feel more confident once I lose more weight. I already feel some better.

3) Have you ever been to Disney Land or World? I've been to Disneyland as a child and will never forget that either. I have so many favorite vacations!

4) Have you ever been to a beach outside of the USA? (or whereever your home country is) Yes, in N. Ireland along the Atlantic. Also Hawaii, if I can count that!

5) How does the heat affect your RAD? Bad! It's the extremes of the heat and the cold that get me!





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7/25/13 11:26 A

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1) Favorite vacation:
Hawaii, couldn't get enough of hiking the rainforests and the weather was always perfect.

2) can't because of my sore hands, elbows and shoulders, not to mention the leg cramps my feet send up when buffeted by water, but before that happened, I used to love being in the water, even swam underwater!

3) One time each, Disneyland as a child, the only trip ever made with my brother and sister, and Disneyworld as an adult by myself.

4) Hawaii Honolulu and Long Beach California which are outside of my country

5) The more the better. When I was in Florida, the temps were a constant 92 above with 100 % humidity and I felt so good I stopped taking my meds! Wish it would warm up here, Its 57 today with a high of only 66 :((

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7/20/13 8:33 A

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1) What was your favourite vacation?

When my dad took me to Greece, Crete and Egypt in the fall of 1999. It wasn't all great especially the Montezuma's Revenge we both got on the return trip home but I absolutely LOVED Greece and I desperately want to go back again and this time with DH. He's never been anywhere outside of North America.

The plan is to at least go to Italy in 2015 before my RAD makes it too hard to sight see.

2) Do you know how and like to swim?

Some people would say I don't know how to swim since I can't even hold my breath and have to plug my nose if I go under the water but I LOVE swimming and being in the water and it's the number one thing I look most forward to whenever the weather is nice enough to swim.

3) Have you ever been to Disney Land or World?

No and I don't really have any interest in going to either.

4) Have you ever been to a beach outside of the USA? (or wherever your home country is)

Yes. I've been to lots of beaches outside of Canada. Belize, Jamaica, Cuba, Barbados, Dominican Republic, Costa Rica, Margarita Island, Antigua and Cayman Island. I think that's it.

5) How does the heat affect your RAD?

I LOVE the heat and while some people with RAD say that the humidity affects them adversely. It usually doesn't bother me too much. However, that said, on Wednesday when it was 95 but felt like 114, I was achy but that was unusual. On the other hand, rain makes me really achy.


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7/19/13 3:42 P

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1) What was your favorite vacation?

Niagra Falls

2) Do you know how and like to swim?

Yes...grew up in the middle of 100 wooded acres, lots of ponds...we'd walk to one and swim all day...yes, in those muddy ponds with frogs. And Mom had some friends who owned a private beach that we could use any time we wanted...those were the days!

3) Have you ever been to Disney Land or World?

Neither

4) Have you ever been to a beach outside of the USA? (or whereever your home country is)

No

5) How does the heat affect your RAD?

The heat itself doesn't seem to bother it, but combine it with high humidity or impending storms and watch out! And where I live, that's most of the summer!


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7/19/13 6:13 A

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1) Used to take vacations to where I now live-always good!
2) Pretty much grew up on the water-I am a good swimmer.
3) disneyland 3 times-wish I could go again!
4)Used to live in the Bahamas!
5) Not sure heat affects it-more a problems when weather changes-like to rain or cold.

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7/18/13 7:52 P

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1) What was your favorite vacation?
Cruise around the British Isles back in 2008 would have to be at the top I think.

2) Do you know how and like to swim?
Yes to both. I was on the swim team in high school.

3) Have you ever been to Disney Land or World?
Been to both. Although more frequently to Disney Land as it's only about 30 - 45 minutes away.

4) Have you ever been to a beach outside of the USA? (or whereever your home country is)
Yes, on a cruise to Caribbean. Walked a beach in Haiti I think it was.

5) How does the heat affect your RAD?
My body likes heat more than cold unless it's muggy out. Damp weather is the worst, hot or cold but cold and damp is the absolute worst.

Cyndi Gryffindor,

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7/18/13 7:14 P

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1) what was your favorite vacation?
Not totally a vacation, but two years ago for our daughter's wedding outside at an old stone mill. Most of the friends and family stayed at the same hotel. We had so much fun! Some of us toured D C in a limosine.

2) do you know and like to swim?
As a child, I was a fish. Now l use the pool to exercise walk to help my joints.

3) have you ever been to Disneyland or world?
I grew up in northern California with relatives in southern california. We had many visits and loved it. My daughter liked knotts berry farm better.

4) have you ever been to a beach outside the USA?
No. Our daughter lives near the coast of west africa. We live near the gulf coast. I live the sea!

5) how does the heat affect your RAD?
If mid 90s or below, it loosens me. Too hot and it saps energy.


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7/18/13 6:28 P

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1) What was your favorite vacation?

2) Do you know how and like to swim?

3) Have you ever been to Disney Land or World?

4) Have you ever been to a beach outside of the USA? (or whereever your home country is)

5) How does the heat affect your RAD?




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