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< 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! 
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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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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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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
3.) Algonquin Park (Canada)
...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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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.
 
 
 
 
 
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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!
 
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Will be in Japan in December, Washington DC in February and then Disney World in July!
 
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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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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...
 
 
 
 
 

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I wish to someday take a trip to Cape Cod. 
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I'll be flying to Rhode Island this July for a week of Amusement Park Hopping!Big%20smile
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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?
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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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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.

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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.

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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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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.



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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.
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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.

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