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Yes, bed bugs. The bite is so painful that it wakes you up. Our daughter, who lives in Maine, refuses to believe that we had these experiences there. Rangely Lakes Region is another bad area. We were told repeatedly that the Canada lumber jacks bring them. Of course if the place did a responsible job of simple protocols the beds would be clean. Face it, this is a third world country.
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They've gotten bed bugs in every major area in the US nowadays, due to {fill in your reason}

Even major NYC hotels have had them.

That's why we carry the repellent.
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I refuse to go to any Hotel , Lodge that accommodation of pets . Your asking for trouble from the get go . Ticks , bed bugs , lice or snakes , just to think of some quick stay lay by a loving couple on the short stay drives me nuts. I get that feeling from Sea Side NJ motels stayed in one from a long day and night of casting IBSP I decided to get a 4x4 with an 8’ bed to rest in .
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The only lodging we purchase is at the casino. We have stayed at both Foxwoods and Mohican and you could eat off the floor of both. We both feel very at home in them.

When we fished the beach we had a camper and did that for 25 years. But the NPS ruined the beach and NMFS ended the fishing with the moratorium. I said in one of the books: "nothing stays the same."
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Among key findings, released last August, four out of five hotels surveyed had treated for bed bugs in the past year with the most recent bed bug incidents costing an average of $6,383 in lost room revenue, disposal of soft goods and pest control treatment. Almost half of hotels had been the subject of litigation because of bed bugs, with legal costs averaging $17,177 per incident.
Infestations are worsening in many countries, except in Australia, said Doggett, who is the chief editor of the forthcoming book Advances in the Biology and Management of Modern Bed Bugs, the first major scholarly work on the subject in 50 years, slated for publication in March.
“Numbers seem to be decreasing, but we are the only continent in the world where bed bugs seem to be going backwards,” he said.
Terminix, a pest control company owned by ServiceMaster Global Holdings Inc., released in August a list of the top 20 bed bug-infested cities in America, based on service requests the firm received during the first half of 2017. Its Top 20 Bed Bug Cities list ranked Cleveland, Cincinnati, Detroit, Las Vegas, and Denver in the top five.


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The only lodging we purchase is at the casino. We have stayed at both Foxwoods and Mohican and you could eat off the floor of both. We both feel very at home in them.

When we fished the beach we had a camper and did that for 25 years. But the NPS ruined the beach and NMFS ended the fishing with the moratorium. I said in one of the books: "nothing stays the same."
Our favorite is the Sun also , Try to get out before Saturday when the room price triples .Clean as a whistle like you said . Going to give the Bogota AC a try in February just to hear some music . Hoping it?s a nice suite . But that can change my opinion if luck comes our way .
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Did yaz see in the news that some cruise ship that returned from the Bahamas during this week end's storm endured such violent seas that people feared for their lives. I was in the Navy and to me those cruise liners look top heavy. I would much prefer a Destroyer Escort; they might ride hard but they seal against the sea. Those cruise lines look built more for people packing, like they could not take much of a storm.
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Saw that, and they said they were in 30 footers... we came back on the atlantic in a big storm, which were "only" 20 footers and it was like a roller coaster, though we never felt in danger.
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Love the cruise ship thing been on a few I would stay way from the larger ships as they are packed with folks , it takes much more time on / off , Did a few smaller cruise ships under 500 passengers , Inner Passage of Alaska , Nova Scotia where your treated like royalty. Frenchies in Canada not fond on us North American aborigines & so I feel the same about them so its a wash , but they love the American dollar those Canucks .
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Hey Chuck, go easy on my relatives, the Canuks. If you paid for my trip I would not take a cruise. 30 footers, you can have. That is why I fish the beach. I know people who went on a cruise ...... only once and they never went back. Puke, Legionaires desease, pricey drinks where you are not allowed to bring your own. I much prefer Mohigan Sun.
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...ok Mr D I was just fishing besides I was hoping for the after 4pm post !
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I rarely post after 4:00 PM and you apparently know why.

I am reluctant to travel because it seems that places who cater to tourists are waiting for a chance to screw you. Of course some of my philosophy is age related. In ageing a person begins to feel differently. Maine scares me. Not because I so fear the abuse. Rather it is the anger that is fostered.
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One of the worst night's I ever had was at the Seneca Buffalo Creek Casino, indian owned, back a few of years ago (our daughter & family lived in Buffalo at the time). Stayed over the weekend and Saturday night was unbearable with the drunks staggering back to their rooms. Well, one drunk gang of mid-something ladies played a prank on one of the gals, locking her out of the room @ 3AM where she kept banging and hollering to be let in, until I yelled at her to knock it off. Then she "quietly" banged and yelled until they did.

If they were the only drunks staggering around it would've been ok.

I will never stay at a Casino on a weekend again. In fact, I probably will never stay at a Casino. The only reason we chose that place was price... but it was still too "expensive".

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One of the worst night's I ever had was at the Seneca Buffalo Creek Casino, indian owned, back a few of years ago (our daughter & family lived in Buffalo at the time). Stayed over the weekend and Saturday night was unbearable with the drunks staggering back to their rooms. Well, one drunk gang of mid-something ladies played a prank on one of the gals, locking her out of the room @ 3AM where she kept banging and hollering to be let in, until I yelled at her to knock it off. Then she "quietly" banged and yelled until they did.

If they were the only drunks staggering around it would've been ok.

I will never stay at a Casino on a weekend again. In fact, I probably will never stay at a Casino. The only reason we chose that place was price... but it was still too "expensive".

if you went to Mohegan Sun you would stay for the weekend , its really really nice , you get what you pay for as the saying goes , been to the Sun about 30 x's its very well kept w/ proper citizens attending a lot of weekends because that's when the better music stars are performing , they hit you over the head on Saturday night rooms prices . Its a long drive home I-95 south
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if you went to Mohegan Sun you would stay for the weekend , its really really nice , you get what you pay for as the saying goes , been to the Sun about 30 x's its very well kept w/ proper citizens attending a lot of weekends because that's when the better music stars are performing , they hit you over the head on Saturday night rooms prices . Its a long drive home I-95 south
well, I don't drink, dance, smoke, or chew and I don't hang with those that do (most of the time )

so, no plans on hitting any casino in the near future
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