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Topic: Things to do, Places to go: VACATION!
Posted By: PaWolf
Subject: Things to do, Places to go: VACATION!
Date Posted: 25 Apr 2008 at 1:05am
(Thread Purpose: Share ideas with other board members about places to go and things to do...or not...)
The weather is getting warmer; folks are getting ancy...
"...gotta go, gotta go, gotta go right now..."
 
I'll start; We REALLY, REALLY like 'train trips'...most of the time...think we'll 'keep it simple' and catch the Amtrack to NYC; go to a Yankee Game (last year in the 'House that Ruth Built'!)
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Posted By: PaWolf
Date Posted: 25 Apr 2008 at 1:16am
...let's not forget that sometimes you can make friends with you neighbor's little *itch brat - take her to the Amusement Park - take her on a FUN ride - or send her on one ALONE - she's a big girl, now. 
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Posted By: Adreme
Date Posted: 25 Apr 2008 at 1:20am

My favorite place to be is on the coastline of Maine.  As corny as it sounds, I really can't express how I feel when I am up there.  My dream for years has been to move up there, but the door has never been opened for me to do so.  Unfortunately I can't afford to go this year.Cry

 


Posted By: PaWolf
Date Posted: 25 Apr 2008 at 1:28am

One thing we've been aching to do is go back to Northern Europe and float on a boat down through the small canals and rivers in Holland, Belgium, Germany, and France...just a 'slow boat'...candles, cheese, bread, wine, soft jazz/classical music, and MissyD...but I want a SMALL boat and be the only couple on board...

Well...a biiiiig ol'river right near 'Wolf Island'...
it's in the U.S.
if you go too far down it, you gotta pay the 'Niagara Falls Toll'...
$1, by car; life, by boat.
 BridgetoWolfIsland.jpg
 
No...Europe has more unusual ways and places to travel by boat... 
http://s242.photobucket.com/albums/ff252/pawolf1/?action=view&current=BoataBahn.jpg - http://s242.photobucket.com/albums/ff252/pawolf1/?action=view&current=BoataBahn.jpg
 


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Posted By: Adreme
Date Posted: 25 Apr 2008 at 1:32am
I have always wanted to see both The Alps and the Himalayan mountains. 


Posted By: Tiz
Date Posted: 25 Apr 2008 at 1:48am
My sis & bro-in-law have a Buckroe Beach rental plat. It's in Hampton Va., off the beaten path.
Think I'll actually give it a visit this year.....when the water warms up.Smile 


Posted By: PaWolf
Date Posted: 25 Apr 2008 at 1:50am
Originally posted by Tiz Tiz wrote:

My sis & bro-in-law have a Buckroe Beach rental plat. It's in Hampton Va., off the beaten path.
Think I'll actually give it a visit this year.....when the water warms up.Smile 
 
Literally right down the steet from my folks!


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Posted By: Hootman
Date Posted: 25 Apr 2008 at 1:52am
Originally posted by PaWolf PaWolf wrote:

Originally posted by Tiz Tiz wrote:

My sis & bro-in-law have a Buckroe Beach rental plat. It's in Hampton Va., off the beaten path.
Think I'll actually give it a visit this year.....when the water warms up.Smile 
 
Literally right down the steet from my folks!


My daughter just interviewed for a teaching job in Hampton.


Posted By: Tiz
Date Posted: 25 Apr 2008 at 2:26am
Grandparents had a cottage a few streets off the ocean. It was our summer vacation as kids. Good times.
I haven't been there in years. Maybe this year.


Posted By: msdeli
Date Posted: 26 Apr 2008 at 6:03pm
Buckroe is not really off the beaten path anymore.  I guess there are a lot of changes going on with the Salt Ponds ( ritzy neighborhood) wanting to close of part of the beach.  I heard the are screwing with the park and stuff too.  Also, the fishing pier is gone.  Blew away during Isabell.


Posted By: PaWolf
Date Posted: 26 Apr 2008 at 6:47pm

...at least, at the beach, you can go parasailing...

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Posted By: HollyRock
Date Posted: 26 Apr 2008 at 9:28pm
Originally posted by Adreme Adreme wrote:

My favorite place to be is on the coastline of Maine. 
 
Is that the light at Cape Elizabeth?  I "get" the Maine thing, too.  (Everywhere other than OOB, that is.)
 
I think we might go to Wells, this year.  It's a 90 minute drive from home.
 
As a child we would go to Cliff Island.  That was idyllic. Ying%20Yang 


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Posted By: PaWolf
Date Posted: 26 Apr 2008 at 11:25pm
o.k. - on the 'more serious'-side.
Some of us just simply love New York City....
Here's something for folks just wondering 'what to do'...
http://www.forgotten-ny.com/ - http://www.forgotten-ny.com/
http://www.pbs.org/wnet/newyork/hidden/index.html - http://www.pbs.org/wnet/newyork/hidden/index.html
 


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Posted By: Tiz
Date Posted: 27 Apr 2008 at 1:55am
Originally posted by msdeli msdeli wrote:

Buckroe is not really off the beaten path anymore.  I guess there are a lot of changes going on with the Salt Ponds ( ritzy neighborhood) wanting to close of part of the beach.  I heard the are screwing with the park and stuff too.  Also, the fishing pier is gone.  Blew away during Isabell.
 
 
Sounds like you are really familiar with the Hampton area, msdeli. Small world. It's been maybe 8 years since I've visited there.
But, as long as I can dig my toes in the sand and do a dandy Corona beer impression[beach chair, cold brew, hot chick if available]I'll be fine.Approve


Posted By: PaWolf
Date Posted: 27 Apr 2008 at 2:12am

Vacation: When you forget your diets; try new things; expand your horizons...

Eat ice cream...
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Take the fam for a ride...
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go for a 'Personal R & R Day' with 'The Boys'...
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Posted By: msdeli
Date Posted: 27 Apr 2008 at 7:22am
I live in Newport News so I guess I am familiar with Hampton.  I have to say though that Buckroe is my favorite beach.  For someone that is not bathing suit ready I guess I am ok with Buckroe.  Now that they have cleaned up most of the unexploded ordinance its pretty cool.  I will be in Richmond next weekend for the race.  I am allready exhausted just thinking about it.  Buckroe is good.  The area surrounding it is not so great (cracktown) but I haven't been mugged yetConfused.  I hope you have a great time if you come down, if you are looking for something to do I can try to help.  Me and my husband don't have much of a social life but I know where the good eating establishments are.  Can't spell the R word.  HAhahaha


Posted By: PaWolf
Date Posted: 27 Apr 2008 at 3:29pm
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Well, this is a nice place to spend some time, if not relaxing on the beaches of Lake Ontario...think we're going to spend this afternoon at The Falls...


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Posted By: Tiz
Date Posted: 04 May 2008 at 6:07pm
How about a GREEN vacation.Ermm
http://travel.msn.com/Guides/greenSlideShow.aspx?cp-documentid=475467&GT1=41000 - http://travel.msn.com/Guides/greenSlideShow.aspx?cp-documentid=475467&GT1=41000


Posted By: PaWolf
Date Posted: 04 May 2008 at 7:38pm
Originally posted by Tiz Tiz wrote:

How about a GREEN vacation.Ermm
http://travel.msn.com/Guides/greenSlideShow.aspx?cp-documentid=475467&GT1=41000 - http://travel.msn.com/Guides/greenSlideShow.aspx?cp-documentid=475467&GT1=41000
Give me that trip through the Sierra Madres!!! I want to sit in the front of the train!!!!

We had a 'Green Day', yesterday. Started about noon; we thought about heading out to MrsHill's plant festival, we settled for buzzing around town, via bus and rail.
The downsides of being green:
  • every time we got off a bus, or the trolley, it rained on us.
  • some of the busses were 'creepers'; we missed two connecting busses because of that; had to modify plans and didn't get home until midnight. Soaked. Cold.
  • The 'Saturday Stumbledrunks' always seemed to have a way of making their presence known while we rode public transportation.

 



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Posted By: DARK FATHER
Date Posted: 04 May 2008 at 7:43pm

Until the government stops violating our Constitutional right to freedom of choice and allows Americans to travel to Cuba my dream vacation is on hold...



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Posted By: PaWolf
Date Posted: 04 May 2008 at 9:37pm
When I was very young, I got a short tour, here...when I was almost out of school, I took a lengthy tour...I want to go back very badly - I'd like to revist it from another perspective, these days, being more of a history buff...
http://www.viamagazine.com/top_stories/articles/paris00.asp - http://www.viamagazine.com/top_stories/articles/paris00.asp
http://www.gonomad.com/gallery/parisunderground/parisunderground.html - http://www.gonomad.com/gallery/parisunderground/parisunderground.html
 
 
'Madeline' pretty well describes this potion of the tour, in an interesting two-page post:
http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/223180/bones_bones_catacombs_paris_underground.html?page=2&cat=16 - http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/223180/bones_bones_catacombs_paris_underground.html?page=2&cat=16
 


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Posted By: Big Momma
Date Posted: 05 May 2008 at 12:19am
My trip to Austria last year was a dream come true!!!!


Posted By: PaWolf
Date Posted: 25 May 2008 at 4:44pm
Go for a plane ride on a 747...or not
(for the curious - this happened on SUNDAY - 5/25/08 - and NOBODY was *seriously* hurt (I think four people suffered 'bumps and bruises'...) 
 
 
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Posted By: CatWoman
Date Posted: 26 May 2008 at 2:28pm
Matt and I are planning a family visit to Michigan and Illinois.  Hubby and I would like to go ourselves, but gas prices are prohibiting our visit.

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Posted By: PaWolf
Date Posted: 01 Jun 2008 at 9:26pm
Alaska...someplace we've never been and a place we want to see...not sure we'll make it this year - but one day...
http://www.jewellakebandb.com/Anchorage-Alaska/Activities_and_Area_Information/Moose_Dropping_Festival/ - http://www.jewellakebandb.com/Anchorage-Alaska/Activities_and_Area_Information/Moose_Dropping_Festival/
 
If it is too cold for Alaska, maybe this might substitute...
http://summerredneckgames.com/ - http://summerredneckgames.com/
 

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Posted By: msmadz
Date Posted: 01 Jun 2008 at 9:59pm
It probably won't happen this year, but we're seriously planning a trip to Italy.

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Posted By: PaWolf
Date Posted: 01 Jun 2008 at 10:11pm
Originally posted by Madawee Madawee wrote:

It probably won't happen this year, but we're seriously planning a trip to Italy.
 
***A 'MUST'!!!***
 
Spent some time there in the late 1970's...Bolzano, Rome, Florence, Naples, Pompeii! DID NOT make it to Venice (someday we will!). 
 


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Posted By: PaWolf
Date Posted: 12 Jul 2008 at 9:03pm
On a serious note:
 
"Living a Dream"
 
One of my colleagues from the workplace JUST left for a two-week vacation, today.
 
I SERIOUSLY envy him!
 
He hit the 'Cadillac' of camps - taking his son - who we are both trying to help get his 'Civic Obligation' completed (now only 8 hours) for Eagle Scout...yet, he didn't finish before making it to Philmont (I never got there - but we had a LOT of chatter before he left).
http://www.trcbsa.org/TRC_Activities/dwnlds08-09/Council/Philmont%20Promo%20Brochure-2009.pdf - http://www.trcbsa.org/TRC_Activities/dwnlds08-09/Council/Philmont%20Promo%20Brochure-2009.pdf
Maybe some of us remember our 'Boy Scout Days'. I was a 'Life' scout; never made 'Eagle' - something I somewhat regret. If we made it that far - and I'm certain some of us did, you were aware of some of the SERIOUS wilderness excursions available...mine were all through the first two areas listed below...and to think we only needed to be 13, or older...
http://www.ntier.org/nortier.html - http://www.ntier.org/nortier.html
These were SERIOUS wilderness trips; if something goes wrong, or you survive through what you have learned, or you are really, really SCREWED...a survival trip can be somewhat like a 'controlled war with real life out in the wild'; or it can be simply incredible! And you can take kids with you!
 
The reward is unlike anything else you'll experience.
 
A number of the other friends from our group came around to get my opinion about B's age, considering how rough this trip was going to be..."He's TOO OLD! It's TOO ROUGH!"...nawwww.
What a bunch of f'n wimps. 
I'd be there in a 'Mississippi Minute'!
 
...and you can do it not just for yourself, but for the KIDS!
Yu end up looking at life just a bit differently.
I am certain they will see little sense in baggy pants, incorrectly-worn baseball hats, and other 'street survival' ways...


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Posted By: PaWolf
Date Posted: 11 Aug 2008 at 8:42pm
...a long-overdue return vacation (Munich)! I lived on the other side of the 'Black Forest' for about 6 years...JUST found this WONDERFUL DAWN PHOTO!!!! I'm ready to go, NOW!
 
 
 
 
 
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Posted By: PaWolf
Date Posted: 12 Aug 2008 at 2:46am
Go see 'haunted' places!!! This one is right down the road....
http://www.opacity.us/site35_buffalo_state_hospital.htm - http://www.opacity.us/site35_buffalo_state_hospital.htm


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Posted By: Big Momma
Date Posted: 12 Aug 2008 at 3:38am
Wow, that's one scary ass building Pa!!! I often have to pass the Danvers State asylum in MA, it's on a hill and, I swear, you can almost see bats flying around it!!!Shocked


Posted By: PaWolf
Date Posted: 12 Aug 2008 at 5:38am
Originally posted by Big Momma Big Momma wrote:

Wow, that's one scary ass building Pa!!! I often have to pass the Danvers State asylum in MA, it's on a hill and, I swear, you can almost see bats flying around it!!!Shocked
We have lots of architecture that was influenced by Dutch and German settlers - means we have a LOT of buildings that are spooky...Albany has a lot, too - and then there is Troy, directly north of Albany...THAT is one ooooooold town! 
Now...about YOUR print...is THAT a local asylum, a town, or BOTH? Confused
What a shame they've just about demolished the whole place....
  http://www.danversstateinsaneasylum.com/home.html - http://www.danversstateinsaneasylum.com/home.html
Then again, we have neat places like this....(I'm a BIG fan of this architect).
http://www.darwinmartinhouse.org/ - http://www.darwinmartinhouse.org/
http://www.wrightnowinbuffalo.com/whattodo/wright_legacy.asp - http://www.wrightnowinbuffalo.com/whattodo/wright_legacy.asp
 
 


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Posted By: HollyRock
Date Posted: 12 Aug 2008 at 1:35pm
Originally posted by Big Momma Big Momma wrote:

Wow, that's one scary ass building Pa!!! I often have to pass the Danvers State asylum in MA, it's on a hill and, I swear, you can almost see bats flying around it!!!Shocked 
 
And after, you could go to the http://www.salemwitchmuseum.com/about - Salem Witch Museum which gave me many nightmares as a child.  (I went there when I was way too young.)
 
Danvers was the actual site of Salem Village, where the hysteria of 1692 ocurred.


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Posted By: PaWolf
Date Posted: 12 Aug 2008 at 1:51pm
We really enjoyed Salem - MissyDWolf seemed so at ease, so....'home'! We took a lot of photos; think only ONE came out. There is SO much to see around the area.

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Posted By: Jimmy
Date Posted: 12 Aug 2008 at 8:00pm
I know I'm hitting everyone from left field on this topic, but I enjoy going to Scotland when on holiday.

The Highlands are my favourite place, but it's a place one needs to get used to. If anyone wanted to travel to Scotland for the first time, try the Edinburgh region.

It give one the taste of Scotland, without overdoing the harsher/colder climate of the Highlands.

Scot's people are charming, not overpowering, and the clothing/food/atmosphere/music/and lovely single malt Scot's Whiskey is worth the trip.

It's also affordable. Consult a travel agency.

btw i have a few days off starting on Friday this week. I'll be heading to the Philadelphia Folk Festival, as I always do. If anyone wants to meet me there, give me a holler!

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Posted By: shamWOW
Date Posted: 13 Aug 2008 at 11:06am
Next April I'm going to Perth. My friends Tania and Johnny live there and they are renewing their vows.
 
Also, my sister is joining the Navy and hopes to get stationed in Japan like I did, if she gets it I'm going to go back for a little while.


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Posted By: PaWolf
Date Posted: 13 Aug 2008 at 10:24pm
Originally posted by Big Momma Big Momma wrote:

Wow, that's one scary ass building Pa!!! I often have to pass the Danvers State asylum in MA, it's on a hill and, I swear, you can almost see bats flying around it!!!Shocked
BM, the MORE I read about Danvers SA, the more it drags me to tears!
Thank You - and I MEAN IT.
Sometimes it is good to 'level-set'; to take life from 'humor' back to 'bold-faced reality'.
Rip the 'silver lining' from it, per se...
 
I knew NOTHING of this place; it REALLY held a significant place in our history.
 
 
And it is GONE.
 
And, thus is SO much history, art, and, well...GOOD stories of well-intended individuals, who worked with only the best intent for those that required a 'safe haven' - and, for once, the loving care they received - the friendships and 'family ties' that were established in the name of saintly care and brotherhood....considering we may only learn and progress from that which has gone before, well overall, we appear to have made a very serious and critical mistake - one that affects SO VERY MANY IN NEED!
 
From one uneducated perspective, we, as a culture, have done ourselves a disservice...I have some time off coming up - thanks for the inspiration! I might very well take a little trip to Boston...and find my way to the Cemetery; stand there and look towards what once was...and sit, daydream, and simply wonder....and to apologize for what *I* believe we may have done to our 'Angels in Need'...how we've let our own 'humanity' sink.
 
I believe I stated, sometime back, *I* am the ONLY person in my immediate family that DID NOT chose to get a formal degree in Psychology - and thus, have the ability to practice in the profession...and that includes my own beloved Father, who retired a 'Buck Sergeant', in the U.S. Army...the family all did this to better understand their 'fellow man' = to provide a service, to give back, to be there...and, now - at this time, NOBODY professionally practices, anymore.
I, in those days, never really wanted to 'understand'; these days, I cannot seem to help myself from making every attempt...
It hurts.
 
Danvers was a WONDERFUL place.
 
Thank God many didn't end up at nearby McLean...oh...what people do NOT know...
 
What have we done?
  
AThomas917, for some reason, I believe, might have true professional insight, here...  


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Posted By: Jimmy
Date Posted: 13 Aug 2008 at 10:41pm
Originally posted by shamWOW shamWOW wrote:

Next April I'm going to Perth. My friends Tania and Johnny live there and they are renewing their vows.
 

Also, my sister is joining the Navy and hopes to get stationed in Japan like I did, if she gets it I'm going to go back for a little while.


Excellent! Perth is quite nice. Beautiful scenery, and Scone Castle is awesome. Enjoy yerself!

Welcome to the board! It's great to see so many new commercial haters on board here.

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Posted By: PaWolf
Date Posted: 13 Aug 2008 at 11:29pm
Originally posted by PaWolf PaWolf wrote:

Originally posted by Big Momma Big Momma wrote:

Wow, that's one scary ass building Pa!!! I often have to pass the Danvers State asylum in MA, it's on a hill and, I swear, you can almost see bats flying around it!!!Shocked
BM, the MORE I read about Danvers SA, the more it drags me to tears!
Thank You - and I MEAN IT.
Sometimes it is good to 'level-set'; to take life from 'humor' back to 'bold-faced reality'.
Rip the 'silver lining' from it, per se...
 
I knew NOTHING of this place; it REALLY held a significant place in our history.
 
 
And it is GONE.
 
And, thus is SO much history, art, and, well...GOOD stories of well-intended individuals, who worked with only the best intent for those that required a 'safe haven' - and, for once, the loving care they received - the friendships and 'family ties' that were established in the name of saintly care and brotherhood....considering we may only learn and progress from that which has gone before, well overall, we appear to have made a very serious and critical mistake - one that affects SO VERY MANY IN NEED!
 
From one uneducated perspective, we, as a culture, have done ourselves a disservice...I have some time off coming up - thanks for the inspiration! I might very well take a little trip to Boston...and find my way to the Cemetery; stand there and look towards what once was...and sit, daydream, and simply wonder....and to apologize for what *I* believe we may have done to our 'Angels in Need'...how we've let our own 'humanity' sink.
 
I believe I stated, sometime back, *I* am the ONLY person in my immediate family that DID NOT chose to get a formal degree in Psychology - and thus, have the ability to practice in the profession...and that includes my own beloved Father, who retired a 'Buck Sergeant', in the U.S. Army...the family all did this to better understand their 'fellow man' = to provide a service, to give back, to be there...and, now - at this time, NOBODY professionally practices, anymore.
I, in those days, never really wanted to 'understand'; these days, I cannot seem to help myself from making every attempt...
It hurts.
 
Danvers was a WONDERFUL place.
 
Thank God many didn't end up at nearby McLean...oh...what people do NOT know...
 
What have we done?
  
AThomas917, for some reason, I believe, might have true professional insight, here...  
 
 
Big Momma, this really got me going....thank youHeart.
 
Some 'views'....and, a VERY LENGTHY STORY - one that should shake anyone HARD!
 
Views...
http://www.danversstateinsaneasylum.com/part.html - http://www.danversstateinsaneasylum.com/part.html
 
A 'real-life' interview and story, from Preston - it is long, but it is WORTH EVERY MINUTE OF READING!
(THIS COULD BE MADE A MOVIE, ALONE!)
http://www.danversstateinsaneasylum.com/preston1.html - http://www.danversstateinsaneasylum.com/preston1.html
 
 
The MAIN SITE:
http://www.danversstateinsaneasylum.com/home.html - http://www.danversstateinsaneasylum.com/home.html
 
 
Awwwwwwwwwww....personally, it hurts whenever I see those 'in need'...do you see them alone, dumped on the street?
 
Do you 'feel' them?
 
Do you really care?
 
Danvers is history - something once 'done right' - and thus, a 'vacation'.
 
Come home from 'vacation' with inspiration and motivation.
 
Be ready to 'make a difference'.... 
 
Wolfism #7: 
There is certainly no time to argue and fight when there is so much need to care...the matters of conflict of philosophy may be better left behind the matter of the basic caring for our fellow man. 
 
 
 
 


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Posted By: regulus
Date Posted: 14 Aug 2008 at 5:36pm
Tomorrow I'll be off to attend a Coaster Enthusiast Gathering at Waldameer Park in Erie, Pa. Then I'll spend the next four days in the Buffalo/Niagara Falls area.
 
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Posted By: PaWolf
Date Posted: 14 Aug 2008 at 7:54pm
Originally posted by regulus regulus wrote:

Tomorrow I'll be off to attend a Coaster Enthusiast Gathering at Waldameer Park in Erie, Pa. Then I'll spend the next four days in the Buffalo/Niagara Falls area.
 
Next Year I plan to do another Mission Trip to Brazil with my Church.Thumbs%20Up
REG!!!! Erie? Then Buffalo???!!!
Any chance you will be heading to "Martin's" (being a coaster buff, you will know where I'm talking about), this weekend?!!! We will be there - on the old, wooden coaster, this weekend! - Saturday, as a matter of fact! (it is 'in our back yard', per se...).
Wanna ride a coaster? You will LITERALLY be in our immediate territory - PM me!
 


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Posted By: regulus
Date Posted: 15 Aug 2008 at 6:25am
I'll be at Waldameer on Saturday. (The Coaster Enthusiasts will be having a Gathering there then.) On Sunday I'll visit Darien Lake, then head over to Rochester and spend the Evening at Seabreeze. On Monday I'll take a Side Trip to Toronto and descend upon Canada's Wonderland. I will visit Martin's on Tuesday(Which is my Birthday) I plan to have Brunch that day at the Anchor Inn (Birthplace of the Buffalo Wing) and Dinner at the Skylon Tower.Big%20smile

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Posted By: Big Momma
Date Posted: 15 Aug 2008 at 3:22pm
Pa, I remember all to well when the state hospitals were beginning to close, casting poor, helpless victims out into the streets, some of them became homeless. It IS  dreadful! I don't believe we do enough to help the victims of mental illness. Should you ever venture to Boston pm me please. Sadly, our trip to Niagara will have to wait, but we will get there sometime!


Posted By: PaWolf
Date Posted: 17 Aug 2008 at 1:48am

Well, Regulus has it all in order...but should remember, if going to the Skylon Tower, may as well spend $10 and take a SLOW ride on the close-by giant ferris wheel...

Martin's is a small park, but it has a fun, ricketty wood coaster ride. We rode it twice today; once in the very front, once it the very rear - I think Reg might agree that there is a different effect,depending upon where one sits.
 
'Daycation/Staycation'; I don't care what you call it - it was FUN. We WALKED to the park as we couldn't find bike locks - and didn't want to leave our bikes there.
 
There's a LOT more story here...maybe later - I'm exhausted...
 
 
 


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Posted By: Hootman
Date Posted: 17 Aug 2008 at 2:38am
My wife is off this month, so we've been doing cheap things.  Wednesday we went to the National Museum of the United States Air Force in Dayton.  Admission is free, but there is enough to see for hours.  Everything from a Wright original to the Stealth bomber. 

Great place if you're ever in the area.


Posted By: regulus
Date Posted: 21 Aug 2008 at 2:46am
I just got back from my Trip. Waldameers new Coaster is AWESOME, it made it to no. 6 on my Top Ten Wood Coasters List!Thumbs%20Up Going into Canada is an Adventure. The Days of "Citizenship of Which Country?, How Long do you plan to stay?, Anything to declare/ Move along!" are Gone FOREVER!Unhappy I had my Luggage Searched THREE TIMES (Twice by Canadien Customs and Once by US Customs!Ouch (That's OK, they're only doing their jobs!)
 
On the lighter side if any of you need new Sandles I HIGHLY RECOMMEND visiting Niagara Falls and doing the "Cave of the Winds" Tour on Goat Island on the American Side. It will cost you Ten Bucks but they give you a Pair of Sandles (So you don't get your shoes wet) which YOU GET TO KEEP!Big%20smile 
 
You can't get a pair for that price at Wal-Mart!LOL
 
Oh yes, Next years Vacation will be a "Freebie"Approve Continental Airlines was GIVING AWAY Airline tickets on several flights Friday, including the one I was supposed to be on. (The Flights were overbooked) Needless to say I was more than happy to Volunteer my seat. I got a Free Dinner, a Free night's Hotel Room and a Free Breakfast the next morning, along with the Free Ticket!Cool


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Posted By: Ad nauseous
Date Posted: 21 Aug 2008 at 5:50am
The only vacation happening rite EIGHT  eight  right now is probably only the one happening in my mind.


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Posted By: PaWolf
Date Posted: 21 Aug 2008 at 1:55pm
Holy Cow! How about a beautiful, little 'Island Trip'!
Italian%20Plague%20Graves%20Found
Madawee's plans for Italy sound so great; I went, back in the mid-1970's - but never made it to Venice (I've always wanted to take MissyD there).
Then...while playing one of my favorite games ('Learn a bit about History'), I ran into some of the following spine-tingling stuff:
http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2007/08/photogalleries/massgrave-pictures/photo2.html - http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2007/08/photogalleries/massgrave-pictures/photo2.html
 
...but WAIT! THERE'S MORE!!!!!!!!!!
Look up this other little "Venetian Delight!"
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Poveglia - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Poveglia
Here's some PHOTOS!!!
  http://www.metroradio.co.uk/PhotoWall.asp?PT=The+Robson+Files&id=20096 - http://www.metroradio.co.uk/PhotoWall.asp?PT=The+Robson+Files&id=20096
 


Posted By: PaWolf
Date Posted: 28 Aug 2008 at 2:34am
http://www.reuters.com/article/oddlyEnoughNews/idUSLM63579720080825?pageNumber=2&virtualBrandChannel=0 - http://www.reuters.com/article/oddlyEnoughNews/idUSLM63579720080825?pageNumber=2&virtualBrandChannel=0
 
 
...and, thinking of Madawee & Mr. Madawee...
 
 
http://www.cnn.com/2008/TRAVEL/getaways/08/06/italian.village.hotel/index.html - http://www.cnn.com/2008/TRAVEL/getaways/08/06/italian.village.hotel/index.html


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Posted By: PaWolf
Date Posted: 02 Sep 2008 at 12:41am

...for those that wish to stay within the continent....

Photo Credit: Dreamstime

The Taos Hum

Some residents and visitors in the small city of Taos, New Mexico, have for years been annoyed and puzzled by a mysterious and faint low-frequency hum in the desert air. Oddly, only about 2 percent of Taos residents report hearing the sound. Some believe it is caused by unusual acoustics; others suspect mass hysteria or some secret, sinister purpose. Whether described as a whir, hum, or buzz and whether http://www.livescience.com/mind/ - psychological , http://www.livescience.com/nature/ - natural , or http://www.livescience.com/othernews/toast_reason_041130.html - supernatural no one has yet been able to locate the sound's origin.

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and. if you cannot see the above (the stinkin' spirits grabbed it!)...well, how about...

http://gosw.about.com/od/sedonaarizona/a/sedonavortex.htm - http://gosw.about.com/od/sedonaarizona/a/sedonavortex.htm



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Posted By: PaWolf
Date Posted: 14 Dec 2008 at 3:47pm
Need to 'broaden your horizons' during these economically-challenging times?
Need to 'make new friends', or maybe impress distant relatives?
Maybe you're simply looking to give a gift for which your loved ones will always remember was from you.
Good thing you found THIS post!
Welcome to 'PaWolf's XMAS Suggestions for the Last Minute Shopper'
 
(and yes...this IS the 'Vacation' thread - vacations are good to give, now aren't they?)
 
http://weburbanist.com/2008/03/23/5-jail-hotels-where-you-pay-to-be-in-prison-from-plush-cells-to-nightmarish-slammers/ - http://weburbanist.com/2008/03/23/5-jail-hotels-where-you-pay-to-be-in-prison-from-plush-cells-to-nightmarish-slammers/
 
http://www.forbestraveler.com/resorts-hotels/prison-hotels-story.html - http://www.forbestraveler.com/resorts-hotels/prison-hotels-story.html
 
http://www.gogirlfriend.com/~gogirlfr/reviews/prison-hotels-3000 - http://www.gogirlfriend.com/~gogirlfr/reviews/prison-hotels-3000
 
...if the above suggestions appear cost-prohibitive, well, there is always the 'do it yourself' method...duhhhhh-1.jpg
 
 
 
 
 


Posted By: PaWolf
Date Posted: 18 Dec 2008 at 3:35am
I'm actually VERY surprised neither Mooch, nor Madawee, have mentioned taken a 'day-cation', here...
http://www.cnn.com/2008/LIVING/wayoflife/12/17/nostalgia.train/index.html - http://www.cnn.com/2008/LIVING/wayoflife/12/17/nostalgia.train/index.html
 
The%20old%20subway%20cars%20have%20concrete%20floors,%20overhead%20fans%20and%20open%20windows.


Posted By: PaWolf
Date Posted: 24 Jan 2009 at 8:54pm
I've pretty much decided where I'd like our FINAL vacation to be (whenever that time comes, many moons from now)...don't know why, but it kind of looks and feels like 'Home'. (see AXUM). Been looking into this for some time...I'm actually kind of excited... 
http://wsu.edu/~dee/CIVAFRCA/AXUM.HTM - http://wsu.edu/~dee/CIVAFRCA/AXUM.HTM
http://www.addismillennium.com/historicalroute.htm - http://www.addismillennium.com/historicalroute.htm
 
http://www.sacred-destinations.com/ethiopia/axum-photos/slides/stele-field-c-sacredsites.html">Aksum%20Stelae%20Field
 


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Posted By: ThreadKiller
Date Posted: 24 Jan 2009 at 9:40pm
Originally posted by Adreme Adreme wrote:

My favorite place to be is on the coastline of Maine. 
 
I'm with Adreme on this one. My wife and I did a driving trip through New England in the early 1980s, and our favorite stop was Acadia National Park near Bar Harbor, ME.
 
We saw many beautiful, isolated spots along the coast. My wife kept saying, "I'm coming back here someday just to sit and read a book." Sadly, we've never done it, but I intend to soon.
 
Another favorite spot of ours (kinda cheesy, I know) is Wildwood Crest, NJ in September or early October. I'd never go there in the height of the summer season but I love the beach, the town, and proximity to Cape May, as well as a short (and cool) ferry ride from the Delaware beaches.
 
A friend in the office has been to Sanibel Island, FL many times and loves it. That's also on my do-list. I'd actually like to drive there from PA, and do some of the driving on old U.S. Route 301, which my family drove several times in the early to mid-60s, before the interstates.
 
My father served in Europe during WW II, and I've always wanted to visit Europe and retrace the paths of the U.S. armies from Normandy to Germany. While doing that, I'd make sure I visited Switzerland and Austria. Another work friend lived in Germany while her husband was stationed there in the Air Force, and she highly recommends it.
 
My sister and her husband drove cross-country and through Alaska a few summers back, and intend to visit Alaska again.
 
Another must-do trip for me is to drive cross-country after I retire (soon, I hope) when I can take my time, and do a loop through the west/southwest, up the pacific coast, and come back east through the northern midwest.
 
Finally -- call me a homer -- I'd welcome anyone to come visit Pennsylvania. I'd recommend doing it in the fall, because of the foliage. There are some really pretty sections of PA, especially Laural Highlands in central/western part; Centre County, where you can have your picture taken by the Joe Paterno statue outside of Beaver Stadium (Go Penn State!!!), the Juniata River valley--a beautiful drive in the fall, and Lancaster county. Lots of historical and interesting cultural sites in those areas.
 
 
 
 


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Posted By: PaWolf
Date Posted: 24 Jan 2009 at 10:00pm
Originally posted by ThreadKiller ThreadKiller wrote:

...My wife kept saying, "I'm coming back here someday just to sit and read a book." Sadly, we've never done it, but I intend to soon....
 
AT ALL COSTS - DO THIS - DO NOT 'PLAN ON IT'...'tis a 'joint desire'? Guess I'm one that believes when that is the case, it is of utmost importance it become a reality before it cannot be...
 
...A friend in the office has been to Sanibel Island, FL many times and loves it.
 
Lived a tad north of there for ten years. Many people love it. One of my personal 'Most Hated Places' on the earth (right next to Galveston, Texas). Long story, not pretty. I will NEVER go near that place, nor Ft. Myers (right across the bridge) EVER again. Act like an 'old person' while you are there...
 
 
...Another must-do trip for me is to drive cross-country...
 
Done this MANY, MANY TIMES!!!! EVERYONE SHOULD DO THIS! I'll do it every chance I get - never, ever, ever regretted a single moment of being able to absorb every visual and intellectual moment; every chance to interact with the next person you meet along the way...
 
...I'd welcome anyone to come visit Pennsylvania.  
 
I live within close proximity of the PA border; I hope nobody takes your suggestion lightly - PA is a wonderful, very historic, very diverse state. I LOVE going to PA every stinkin' chance I get!!! Hershey? You bet! Philly? Leave me there! Pittsburgh? Drop me there if you can't leave me in Philly! Amish 'wonderlands'? GO GO GO - but BE RESPECTFUL!!!
  
 TK, your post is QUITE thought-provoking...
 


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Posted By: Tiz
Date Posted: 24 Jan 2009 at 10:46pm
Originally posted by ThreadKiller ThreadKiller wrote:

Originally posted by Adreme Adreme wrote:

My favorite place to be is on the coastline of Maine. 
 
I'm with Adreme on this one.
I wish I were with AdremeEmbarrassed.......on this one. I'd need a guide, ya know.
 
My father served in Europe during WW II, and I've always wanted to visit Europe and retrace the paths of the U.S. armies from Normandy to Germany. While doing that, I'd make sure I visited Switzerland and Austria. Another work friend lived in Germany while her husband was stationed there in the Air Force, and she highly recommends it.
 If your serious about going to Normandy, this is the place to get help. There's a little(60 ton) Tiger tank there to great you.Shocked
 
  http://www.ww2f.com/weapons-wwii/19316-pix-tiger-i-vimoutiers.html - http://www.ww2f.com/weapons-wwii/19316-pix-tiger-i-vimoutiers.html
 
 
 
 


Posted By: ThreadKiller
Date Posted: 25 Jan 2009 at 3:45am
Originally posted by PaWolf PaWolf wrote:

Originally posted by ThreadKiller ThreadKiller wrote:

...Another must-do trip for me is to drive cross-country...
  
 
Done this MANY, MANY TIMES!!!! EVERYONE SHOULD DO THIS! I'll do it every chance I get - never, ever, ever regretted a single moment of being able to absorb every visual and intellectual moment; every chance to interact with the next person you meet along the way...
 
Pa, the spring of my senior year of HS in '73, my dad bought me a used VW fastback sedan to drive to my summer job. One of my friends, Jim, was a semi-hippie who was prone to saying goofy, off the wall things now and then Wink. One day we were running around in the VW and he said, out of the blue, "We should drive to California in this thing, go to the beach, run out and dip our toes in the water, and drive back."
 
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Posted By: Hezadancer
Date Posted: 25 Jan 2009 at 7:43am
Originally posted by PaWolf PaWolf wrote:

[QUOTE=ThreadKiller]
...A friend in the office has been to Sanibel Island, FL many times and loves it.
 
Lived a tad north of there for ten years. Many people love it. One of my personal 'Most Hated Places' on the earth (right next to Galveston, Texas). Long story, not pretty. I will NEVER go near that place, nor Ft. Myers (right across the bridge) EVER again. Act like an 'old person' while you are there...
 

 


I lived in Fort Myers for a year, my god, the entire town suffers from "entitled old fart" syndrome. I understand the retiree dream to retire to Florida, but being 20 and living in the same town just doesn't work for me. It was too hot to do anything in the summer, and in the winter the entire town became "snow bird" central, talk about 2 hour waits at most sit down restaurants because they come in groups and refuse to get up when their done. It's also a tourist hub because of Sanibel, adding to the winter clusterf*ck. Angry Sorry, for my anger, I moved down there feeling one way and moved back up feeling completely different. Florida, at least some parts,  just aren't for everyone. I loved it and hated it at the same time.

As for Sanibel, it's the best place in the US for sea shelling. Don't count on finding anything on the beaches though on a normal day, you have to snorkel for good shells. Anything good on the beach comes after a storm. Any other day and the afformentioned elderly population and tourists have already combed the beach before sunrise. Everytime I went the beach was entirely covered in seaweed too, not too picturesque.

This is a picture I took of the water at Sanibel last time I was there. It tended to look that way all the time.

And Pa, I'd love to hear your story on why you hate the place Tongue



Posted By: PaWolf
Date Posted: 08 Feb 2009 at 1:42am
"DayCations" seem to be more affordable, these days - so, for New Englanders...how about a nice trip and a great place, with a lot of history, to eat.
http://www.beardsleecastle.com/ - http://www.beardsleecastle.com/
 
Or, if you are a cheesecake lover (yummers!), THE BEST CHEESECAKE, PERIOD.
Carry CASH AND CHANGE! Believe it or not, this place works on 'The Honor System' (at the Front Door (which is unattended), if The Gift Shop is not open. Different sized cheesecakes, different flavors.
http://www.newskete.com/products.htm - http://www.newskete.com/products.htm
Think they are worried about thieves? FINDING this place is an adventure within itself - BUT WORTH EVERY MINUTE! Mind you, the Monks down the road may still be training guard dogs...
 
(we did a photo shoot at New Skete, about five years ago. "MissyDWolf and the Nuns" (kind of a 'Where's Waldo'...No matter where we were taking pictures, the Nuns would run and hide around corners, or behind trees, so you would have to really look for them hiding, or peeking in each picture with MissyD as the subject...LOL)
 


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Posted By: PaWolf
Date Posted: 08 Feb 2009 at 1:48am
Originally posted by Hezadancer Hezadancer wrote:

And Pa, I'd love to hear your story on why you hate the place Tongue
I'll only offer a bit about one trip (I had the bike on the car; rode all over the island all day, into the evening (and yes, got very burned), it was also one of the worst RED TIDE's of recent times (everything was dead and washed ashore)...but each trip seemed to have something odd occur; something uncalled for. I also found the locals either:
1.) VERY OLD (so, be VERY careful! You're in THEIR territory)
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Posted By: HollyRock
Date Posted: 08 Feb 2009 at 1:48am
That castle place looks cool!  It makes me think of Hammond Castle, in Gloucester, MA - which isn't a restaurant at all (an actual mad scientist built it, though).
 
I love that the cheesecake monks also sell icons and dog beds.
 
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Posted By: PaWolf
Date Posted: 08 Feb 2009 at 2:15am
Originally posted by HollyRock HollyRock wrote:

That castle place looks cool!  It makes me think of Hammond Castle, in Gloucester, MA - which isn't a restaurant at all (an actual mad scientist built it, though).
 
I love that the cheesecake monks also sell icons and dog beds.
 
I'd go to both of those places.  Fun!
The Nuns make the cheesecakes...the Monks (they are located farther down the gravel road, more in the valley, have the dog activities and items). And YOU probably aren't all that far from them.


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Posted By: PaWolf
Date Posted: 23 Mar 2009 at 9:30pm
We had today off, so we took $15 and decided to have a 'Daycation'.
 
Earlier today I posted from the Buffalo Main Library, right after lunch, while MissyD went on a 'book hunt'. The B.M.L. is a neat place; it is where the original hand-written manuscript of 'The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn', along with a lot of other Mark Twain memorabilia, among a bunch of other rare books.
Mark%20Twain%20Room
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
After that, we went to the observation deck on Buffalo City Hall (about 28 floor up); clear sky, clear view. Crisp and cold. Then we had FUN. We went to the 13th floor (yup - a hi-rise with a 13th floor!) and went into the council chamber - a very beautiful and historic room...with a really neat thin dimly-lit secret passageway that winds around to other meeting rooms and staircases...reminded me a lot of 'The Shining'...Confused. About the time one gets worried about where the heck they are, well - turn one last corner and there you are! Right at the front of the Council Chambers! Next time, I'm going through from the other end!
 
We finished off our little trip by having a cup of coffee and a bunch of laughs with a friend who is the spitting image of Craig T. Nelson - all the way down to the personality - and is also a City Official...we BARELY caught our bus, we were having so much fun.  
 
A wonderful day; with the weather getting better, I'll soon de-plate the Blackillac - we'll go back to 'Summer Hoofs'. Today was the initial 'road test'; a wonderful success...
 
'Daycations' are great and public transportation is the way to do it.Big%20smile
 
http://www.buffaloah.com/a/niagSq/65/tcLGE.jpg"> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Buffalo_City_Hall_looking_on_Niagara_Square.jpg">


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Posted By: regulus
Date Posted: 24 Mar 2009 at 6:35pm
I went on a "Night-Cation" Last Night. LOL I awoke at 1:30 AM and drove from my house in Daytona Beach to Port Canaveral. There, I watched the launch of the GPS 2R-20 Global Positioning Satellite. After the launch I returned home and went back to bed!Approve

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Posted By: PaWolf
Date Posted: 24 Mar 2009 at 11:18pm
Originally posted by regulus regulus wrote:

I went on a "Night-Cation" Last Night. LOL I awoke at 1:30 AM and drove from my house in Daytona Beach to Port Canaveral. There, I watched the launch of the GPS 2R-20 Global Positioning Satellite. After the launch I returned home and went back to bed!Approve
THAT had to be incredibly neat, Reg!
Do they still hold you out a few miles from the launch?
I'll never forget renting a Lincoln Town Car, filling a cooler with champagne, and heading to the FIRST night shuttle launch! It was great, 'cept we couldn't find a hotel room ANYWHERE. Had to sleep in the car. Returned to Tampa just in time for some kid name Billy Ferry (I believe) who firebombed a Winn-Dixie mid-afternoon, killing a bunch of people - while we both had severe headaches...
 
 
 


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Posted By: Hootman
Date Posted: 24 Mar 2009 at 11:26pm
Was in Daytona once when one of the shuttles was due to launch early one morning.  The condo we were in was on a golf course and I went out to watch the shuttle take off.

I waited and waited.  Finally a golfer walked by and said, "did you see the launch?"  I said, "no, I didn't".  He said, " well, no wonder, you're facing the wrong way!".  Embarrassed


Posted By: Big Momma
Date Posted: 25 Mar 2009 at 12:19am
Originally posted by HollyRock HollyRock wrote:

That castle place looks cool!  It makes me think of Hammond Castle, in Gloucester, MA - which isn't a restaurant at all (an actual mad scientist built it, though).
 
I love that the cheesecake monks also sell icons and dog beds.
 
I'd go to both of those places.  Fun!
I sang several times at Hammond Castle! One of my voice teachers was artist in resident there for a time. Wonderful acoustics and very beautiful!


Posted By: regulus
Date Posted: 25 Mar 2009 at 1:51am
I was on the Pier at Jetty Park, which is about 2 1/2 Miles from the Launch Pad. This is the CLOSEST you can get to any of the Launch Pads, needless to say you can FEEL it as well as hear it!Big%20smile
 
Sadly, I read they are going to phase out the Delta II Rockets over the next three years, which means you wont be able to get as close to any launches after that.Unhappy
 
(The Closet you can get to the Space Shuttle is six miles, the other rockets range from 7 to 9 miles from their closest viewpoints.)


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Posted By: PaWolf
Date Posted: 06 Jun 2009 at 2:41pm
...well, we're getting ready to leave on our 'road trip', tomorrow A.M...should be at the South East coastline with a few of the kids (youngest son and youngest daughter) and other friends by mid-week.
I think I'll surf a bit.

 
We only wish DWolf (oldest son) was going to be around...but he want to surf with the Brits, while on break in AfgyLand...
DrewSurf.jpg
...and we wish JkWolf and JnWolf (oldest two daughters) would be there, too...but they didn't have a great experience the last time they were at the waterline...
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Posted By: meinga
Date Posted: 06 Jun 2009 at 4:13pm
Have Fun Pa! Smile


Posted By: PaWolf
Date Posted: 06 Jun 2009 at 4:18pm
Originally posted by meinga meinga wrote:

Have Fun Pa! Smile
Heart Thank You, Meinga! We appreciate that.
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Posted By: PaWolf
Date Posted: 14 Jul 2009 at 9:27am
Big%20smileJust now saw THIS! I'm thinking that when I go(within next 90 days), I will look down through the clear floor, which will immediately no longer be clear (it will take on an 'amber tone'Confused)...
MissyDWolf probably will wait at the sidewalk café - she doesn't care for this kind of adventure.
http://www.cnn.com/2009/US/07/13/sears.tower.ledge/index.html?iref=mpstoryview - http://www.cnn.com/2009/US/07/13/sears.tower.ledge/index.html?iref=mpstoryview


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Posted By: DirtyD79
Date Posted: 15 Jul 2009 at 8:58am
Went to a wrestling show in Cleveland over the weekend. Would have liked to see more of the stuff but didn't have the money. All the places I've been to though I still think Chicago is the best.

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Posted By: PaWolf
Date Posted: 19 Jul 2009 at 6:28pm
Originally posted by DirtyD79 DirtyD79 wrote:

Went to a wrestling show in Cleveland over the weekend. Would have liked to see more of the stuff but didn't have the money. All the places I've been to though I still think Chicago is the best.
Tell ya what, D...
YOU live in one of the United S of A's nicest areas, from MY perspective! (then again, that wouldn't be wrestling, although I also enjoy the sport). The 'Three Rivers' area has LONG been a favorite! And given MisyDWolf made me put the plates back on the Blackillac, last week...I'm looking a one of three places for a quick, cheap vacation:
1.) Pittsburgh
2.) Fallingwater
http://www.fallingwater.org/2 - http://www.fallingwater.org/2
3.) Algonquin Park (Canada)
http://www.algonquinpark.on.ca/ - http://www.algonquinpark.on.ca/
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Posted By: specialkt
Date Posted: 20 Jul 2009 at 8:41pm
< going to Hawaii in September for a lil over a week. can i say excited!!


Posted By: PaWolf
Date Posted: 20 Jul 2009 at 8:54pm
Originally posted by specialkt specialkt wrote:

< going to Hawaii in September for a lil over a week. can i say excited!!
GREAT! That sounds REALLY nice - hope you have a wonderful time.
Hawaii! - Now THERE is one place We've never been, however some of our members have. 
Maybe you want to start a 'HELP! Vacation Advice Please?' thread: things to know before you go...you might get some really valuable information! 
Keep us informed, Skt!


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Posted By: specialkt
Date Posted: 21 Jul 2009 at 2:08am
Originally posted by PaWolf PaWolf wrote:

Originally posted by specialkt specialkt wrote:

< going to Hawaii in September for a lil over a week. can i say excited!!
GREAT! That sounds REALLY nice - hope you have a wonderful time.
Hawaii! - Now THERE is one place We've never been, however some of our members have. 
Maybe you want to start a 'HELP! Vacation Advice Please?' thread: things to know before you go...you might get some really valuable information! 
Keep us informed, Skt!


aw well thanks! Star


Posted By: Jimbo
Date Posted: 21 Jul 2009 at 2:53am
Two places I would like to take a little vacation to are Asheville, N.C. (in the summer to escape the Fla. heat) & Savannah, Ga. around the end of October & spend Halloween night there. Supposedly a lot of spooky goings on & the weather would be fairly comfortable.
 
Asheville is supposed to have a very quirky, offbeat atmosphere that I would likely enjoy.
 
 


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Posted By: DirtyD79
Date Posted: 21 Jul 2009 at 6:42am
Originally posted by PaWolf PaWolf wrote:

Originally posted by DirtyD79 DirtyD79 wrote:

Went to a wrestling show in Cleveland over the weekend. Would have liked to see more of the stuff but didn't have the money. All the places I've been to though I still think Chicago is the best.
Tell ya what, D...
YOU live in one of the United S of A's nicest areas, from MY perspective! (then again, that wouldn't be wrestling, although I also enjoy the sport). The 'Three Rivers' area has LONG been a favorite! And given MisyDWolf made me put the plates back on the Blackillac, last week...I'm looking a one of three places for a quick, cheap vacation:
1.) Pittsburgh
2.) Fallingwater
http://www.fallingwater.org/2 - http://www.fallingwater.org/2
3.) Algonquin Park (Canada)
http://www.algonquinpark.on.ca/ - http://www.algonquinpark.on.ca/
...and THAT is in order of 'populated' areas - and desire. I REALLY like the Pittsburgh area! MissyDWolf really doesn't know it except for the FANTASTIC airport (one of her very favorite art shops is THEREBig%20smile)
Pittsburgh's got a lot of fun stuff. Station Square is one of the best places. Lots of nice stores and my cousin's band once played at The Hard Rock Cafe in there. 

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Posted By: PaWolf
Date Posted: 11 Aug 2009 at 1:24am
All this yap about ghosties, over in another thread, got me wanting to go see the oldest ones.
HERE is a NEAT little place to consider...look at it closely - see how old it is?  75,000 years old?!
A part of the earliest known man-made stone architectures.
http://www.adamscalendar.com/Albums/Pages/Adams_Calendar.html#12 - http://www.adamscalendar.com/Albums/Pages/Adams_Calendar.html#12
 
 
http://www.adamscalendar.com/Albums/Pages/Adams_Calendar.html#12">
http://www.adamscalendar.com/Albums/Pages/Adams_Calendar.html -  
 
http://www.adamscalendar.com/Albums/Pages/Adams_Calendar.html#13">
 


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Posted By: PaWolf
Date Posted: 08 Nov 2009 at 10:21am
We're big believers in 'Daycations', too...having recently been in ChiTown, I cannot comprehend having missed an opportunity to visit this place - but I did, dangit!
 
The Leaning Tower of Niles
http://www.roadsideamerica.com/story/2092 - http://www.roadsideamerica.com/story/2092


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Posted By: RichardCranium
Date Posted: 08 Nov 2009 at 10:59am
Will be in Japan in December, Washington DC in February and then Disney World in July!
 
Good times, good times...


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Posted By: PaWolf
Date Posted: 08 Nov 2009 at 3:08pm
Originally posted by RichardCranium RichardCranium wrote:

Will be in Japan in December...Good times, good times...
If'n you planned to attend the 'Kanamara Matsuri', your timing is a tad off, RC...


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Posted By: PaWolf
Date Posted: 06 Dec 2009 at 4:31pm
The%20Carnival%20Elation%20has%20a%20waiting%20list%20for%20the%20first%20International%20Cougar%20Cruise.
Wondering what to give 'Mom' for XMAS? For her birthday? Just for fun?
http://www.cnn.com/2009/TRAVEL/12/04/cougar.cruise/index.html - http://www.cnn.com/2009/TRAVEL/12/04/cougar.cruise/index.html
Confused(Souvenirs? Bring something back? No - I bet she'd rather be able to get shots for it) 


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Posted By: PaWolf
Date Posted: 29 Jan 2010 at 4:55am
ConfusedDunno what it is...
Maybe it is the storm we're going through...
Maybe it is thinkin' BigMomma&BigPoppa ought to go (they certainly need some 'rest & recuperation')...
Maybe it is 'Cabin Fever'...
Maybe Jimmy came back and reminded me in his own way...
Wow...got a great undying urge to take a month off...HERE
 
it has been MUCH too long...
 
http://www.cornwall-holiday.net/ - http://www.cornwall-holiday.net/
 
 
http://www.visitcornwall.com/site/places-to-stay/special-offers/seasonal-offers-o1641 - http://www.visitcornwall.com/site/places-to-stay/special-offers/seasonal-offers-o1641
 
 

Tubbs%20Mills%20House%20B&B%20-%20Caerhays,%20Cornwall

 

Hotels%20in%20Cornwall

http://www.visitcornwall.com/site/places-to-stay/huel-tristram-p517533#specialoffers -

 

 
 


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Posted By: DARK FATHER
Date Posted: 29 Jan 2010 at 6:49am
I wish to someday take a trip to Cape Cod. 


Posted By: regulus
Date Posted: 29 Jan 2010 at 7:00pm
I'll be flying to Rhode Island this July for a week of Amusement Park Hopping!Big%20smile

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Posted By: DARK FATHER
Date Posted: 29 Jan 2010 at 7:13pm
I am not sure what there is to do in Rhode Island.  I never hear of anyone vacationing there.  Are there lots of amusement parks?


Posted By: regulus
Date Posted: 29 Jan 2010 at 8:20pm
I'll be visiting parks in New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Connecticut and New York. Providence, RI was the Cheapest Airport to fly into and rent a car. (If you have a Choice of Airports CHECK BOTH AIRFARE AND CAR RENTAL! Cheap Wings doesn't always mean Cheap Wheels!
 
(In 2006 I attended a Gathering of Coaster Enthusiasts at Holiday World in Southern Indiana. The Park is located about halfway between Louisville, KY and Evansville, IN. Most of the Attendees flew into Louisville, I flew into Evansville even though the Airfare was $30.00 More. Why? Because the Rental Car was $60.00 Cheaper! You should have seen the looks on the other members faces when I showed this to them!)LOL
 
PS. Not only did I save $30.00 but I got a Big%20smileFREE FLIGHTBig%20smile to boot because one of the Flights got Overbooked!Cool
 


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Posted By: jeroboam
Date Posted: 29 Jan 2010 at 8:39pm
Well, as much as I want to head east of the Rockies, expenses and a baby tend to keep us close as of late.
Still I feel l live in one of the nicest areas of the country though I know that can be challenged by many. Pictures can't do justice on some of these places but here is a few places that I or my family frequent or have been to and always mean to go back.


First.. where I live. Talk about "daycation" a lot of people seem to like my fair city, Portland doesn't have the prettiest skyline but it is nice here.

Of course when you are here you must see the  Velveteria Portland's velvet painting museum


And a mere 30 minutes east is Multnomah Falls. You can stand on the little bridge there or climb up to the very top.



Posted By: jeroboam
Date Posted: 29 Jan 2010 at 8:47pm
Go west about an hour and find the oregon coast. This is Haystack Rock on Cannon Beach. Look familiar to anyone? Gotta save the Goondocks!


Head across the river to Washington and in about an hour and a half you are here. Not much going on in eruptions latley, but pretty no less and the idea that at any moment she can start up again is pretty cool
My family actually lives closer up in Kelso.



Posted By: regulus
Date Posted: 29 Jan 2010 at 8:49pm
You also got The Oaks Amusement Park and not too far away is Enchanted Forest, which has one of my favorate Steel Coasters, the Ice Mountain Bobsleds!Thumbs%20Up

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Posted By: jeroboam
Date Posted: 29 Jan 2010 at 8:54pm
This is where I grew up camping. Pictures of me at 6 months on this beach. Waikiki beach at Cape Disappointment. We camped here and still do. There are old WWII batteries and gun placements dotting those hills. They like to remind everyone that this is the only place where Japanese subs fired on American soil. Story is, a miscommunication made it so the disappearing guns didn't deploy fast enough to fire back and in turn not revealing our base to the Japanese.
Oh and a Newman Family legend says my great uncle Ozzie named this beach. I doubt it but it is a fun story. This is also part of the Lewis and Clark trail they have a small museum with a lot of their artifacts and stuff. And a restored camp site which is more speculation I am sure, Pretty interesting still.


Head more north and you hit Seattle of course, about 2 and half hours from Portland.
I never get tired of that place. I miss living there a lot of the time.





Posted By: jeroboam
Date Posted: 29 Jan 2010 at 8:55pm
Originally posted by regulus regulus wrote:

You also got The Oaks Amusement Park and not too far away is Enchanted Forest, which has one of my favorate Steel Coasters, the Ice Mountain Bobsleds!Thumbs%20Up


Ah Oaks.. yeah a rare gem nowadays. Especially up here in the NW. Enchanted Forest is still going but sadly, neighboring Thrillsville amusement shut down a couple years back.


Posted By: jeroboam
Date Posted: 29 Jan 2010 at 9:03pm
A bit NW of Seattle on the peninsula is the Temperate Olympic Rainforest. As cliched as it sounds, there is really no way to capture it unless you are there.

Queets

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Posted By: jeroboam
Date Posted: 29 Jan 2010 at 9:11pm
And if you go up north a little more from the forest you hit the San Juan Islands.
Site of two near naval and land battles against Britain/Canada and the US. The dispute of the 49th parallel and the slogan of "54 40 or fight!" (where we almost would have had a the lower half of Vancouver Island in Canada) and the Pig Wars.
Nowadays it is a quiet paradise and many of the islands have a mere handful of people that run amazing b&bs.
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Posted By: RichardCranium
Date Posted: 29 Jan 2010 at 10:11pm
Originally posted by regulus regulus wrote:

I'll be visiting parks in New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Connecticut and New York. Providence, RI was the Cheapest Airport to fly into and rent a car. (If you have a Choice of Airports CHECK BOTH AIRFARE AND CAR RENTAL! Cheap Wings doesn't always mean Cheap Wheels!
 
(In 2006 I attended a Gathering of Coaster Enthusiasts at Holiday World in Southern Indiana. The Park is located about halfway between Louisville, KY and Evansville, IN. Most of the Attendees flew into Louisville, I flew into Evansville even though the Airfare was $30.00 More. Why? Because the Rental Car was $60.00 Cheaper! You should have seen the looks on the other members faces when I showed this to them!)LOL
 
PS. Not only did I save $30.00 but I got a Big%20smileFREE FLIGHTBig%20smile to boot because one of the Flights got Overbooked!Cool
 
 
Did you spend any time in Evansville? That's where I went to college, but I haven't been there since 1998 so I am sure things have changed a bit.


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Posted By: RichardCranium
Date Posted: 29 Jan 2010 at 10:14pm
Damn Jeremy, I'm pretty jealous of the view from your neighborhood.

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Posted By: jeroboam
Date Posted: 29 Jan 2010 at 10:56pm
Originally posted by RichardCranium RichardCranium wrote:

Damn Jeremy, I'm pretty jealous of the view from your neighborhood.


Yeah it is nice.
I mean like I noted, they are some little drives here and there. But as a whole, all that is a potential day trip (the san juans are maybe an exception, sure you can get there in a mere 5 hours but why not stay by the time you do?)

Also notice the photos show clear skies. While not the rainiest state as many think, we get enough to keep the stereotype alive.
It is part of life here and actually can be very enjoyable.
I have hosted many a rainy bbq in my day food and drinks taste just as good, if not  alittle better after toiling in a downpour.


Posted By: regulus
Date Posted: 29 Jan 2010 at 11:05pm
I toured the LST Troop Transport they have docked on the Ohio River. (My Father was a Radioman on one of these ships during the Korean War) I also visited the Angel Mounds Archaelogical Site, which had the remains on an Ancient Native American Civilization. During the same trip I descended upon Mammoth Cave National Park in Kentucky, and "Worked Over" the Attractions in that area.
 
This Year, In addition to the Various Amusement Parks (Canobie Lake, Six Flags New England, Lake Compounce, Lake Quassy and Rye Playland), I also intend to visit the Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield, Massachusetts and Mystic Seaport in Mystic, Connecticut. If time permits I may visit The Breakers and other Mansions in Newport, Rhode Island.


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