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Thread: Trip Report - October 30 - November 8, 2020 AKA "The Election Trip"

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    Trip Report - October 30 - November 8, 2020 AKA "The Election Trip"

    There have been a couple of requests for a trip report from boardies who are missing Negril, so we have decided to give it a shot.

    I know what you are saying, it's not October 30 yet, so how can you already be telling us about your trip??? Well as most of you know, in this Covid 19 world that we are currently living in, your trip now starts way before you actually start traveling. We went last night for our pre-trip Covid Test. Very easy process at a drive-thru testing facility that they have set up near our house. We did have to pre-register, but once we got there the whole thing took less than 1 minute (not joking). Told them our names, they retrieved the pre-labeled vials with our names on them and after a little nostril discomfort, we were done and off. Could have kept the car rolling slowly and probably would have been OK. Now to wait 48-72 hours for the results (not worried).

    Next step is to work on the travel authorization. We'll be back to update this report once that process starts.

    This idea of an election day trip was actually the original idea of a friend of ours who has since had to cancel because he was going to do a split stay and as the months dragged on and split stays were not allowed, he canceled because he had a line in the sand with work details and someone to watch his pets. It was commitment time for him and the rules simply hadn't changed yet so he made the decision to call it off. So we've taken the trip and have run with it. It should be interesting to be in Jamaica during a US Presidential election (and one that is highly contested, etc.). Don't worry we will be voting before we leave (this Saturday the 24th to be exact).

    M&M
    Last edited by Monty&Melo; 10-23-2020 at 08:38 AM. Reason: Wrong date in title

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    Re: Trip Report - October 30 - November 8, 2020 AKA "The Election Trip"

    Thanks M&M!! Looking forward to hearing about the Travel Authorization process.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Monty&Melo View Post
    There have been a couple of requests for a trip report from boardies who are missing Negril, so we have decided to give it a shot.

    I know what you are saying, it's not October 30 yet, so how can you already be telling us about your trip??? Well as most of you know, in this Covid 19 world that we are currently living in, your trip now starts way before you actually start traveling. We went last night for our pre-trip Covid Test. Very easy process at a drive-thru testing facility that they have set up near our house. We did have to pre-register, but once we got there the whole thing took less than 1 minute (not joking). Told them our names, they retrieved the pre-labeled vials with our names on them and after a little nostril discomfort, we were done and off. Could have kept the car rolling slowly and probably would have been OK. Now to wait 48-72 hours for the results (not worried).

    Next step is to work on the travel authorization. We'll be back to update this report once that process starts.

    This idea of an election day trip was actually the original idea of a friend of ours who has since had to cancel because he was going to do a split stay and as the months dragged on and split stays were not allowed, he canceled because he had a line in the sand with work details and someone to watch his pets. It was commitment time for him and the rules simply hadn't changed yet so he made the decision to call it off. So we've taken the trip and have run with it. It should be interesting to be in Jamaica during a US Presidential election (and one that is highly contested, etc.). Don't worry we will be voting before we leave (this Saturday the 24th to be exact).

    M&M
    We leave after the election. 15 more sleeps and we test next week then do the travel authorization.

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    Re: Trip Report - October 30 - November 8, 2020 AKA "The Election Trip"

    M&M,

    Just spent a good 45 minutes listening to a animated discussion about Trump v Biden at Corner Bar.... very interesting thoughts on both sides... there is no escaping it... lol
    Negril.com - For the vacation that never ends!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rob View Post
    M&M,

    Just spent a good 45 minutes listening to a animated discussion about Trump v Biden at Corner Bar.... very interesting thoughts on both sides... there is no escaping it... lol
    I'd much rather listen to US Election "discussions" in Jamaican Patois than some Americans version of English!!! And at least when we are in Jamaica starting Friday there will be no US political ads on the tele, so we will miss the last 5 intense days of those!!

    See you soon!!!

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    WOOHOO! See you soon!
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    Enjoy M&M, Ayron and I wish we were there also.

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    Were are you staying you are not on the list?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Celinda View Post
    Were are you staying you are not on the list?
    . We are staying at Rondel Village.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Monty&Melo View Post
    . We are staying at Rondel Village.
    We will be near there at Fun Holiday but we arrive on your last night

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