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Old 08-04-2010, 04:38 AM   #21
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I still w*rk so my travel is more limited. I get 5 weeks vacation, but I have been taking days to entertain the constant stream of company that began in July when my sister and her husband came to visit for two weeks. This month my son is visiting for a week. Next month friends from Houston are spending 4 or 5 days, and in October my cousin from Massachusetts will visit for 4 days. I do a lot of day trips/activities/plays/concerts at present. Just before Christmas I will fly down to FL for 3 weeks. I love my visitors but I am getting rather tired accompanying them to the same old haunts. Everyone is desperate to see Fallingwater, the Frank Lloyd Wright designed home not far from me. It is a delightful place to be sure, but I have been 3 times this year and my cousin who comes in October has, guess what, put this at the top of her "must do" list.
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Daughter and I are going to Chicago for a few days next week. I'm looking forward to my big city fix. Also, going on another cruise in Jan/Feb.
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Aug - no real travel, but going to Chicago Bears training camp thurs and Tall Ships in Chicago on the 24th
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Later this month we are going on an 8 day camping trip in the Finger Lakes. Hard to beat a campsite next to a waterfall in wine country.

Looking like a Columbus Day weekend trip to Boston. No real plans beyond that, since I will be short on vacation days until the end of the year (sound of shackles clanking).
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Then to AK from LV, NV for fishing and returning home the end of August.
Alaska? Pretty quick trip!
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... and vedauwoo in wyoming ...
Wow! What a fantastic looking place. How have I missed this?

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vedauwoo - Google Search

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well, it is still an uber interesting place, even if you don't climb. I'm adding some pieces to my climbing rack...the cracks at the woo are huge!!!!

i know this isn't a recommendation thread, but i noticed someone else was hooking through northern arizona. This place should be on every american's bucket list.
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My cowardice strictly forbids such an activity.
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Well, that too. Ability is also in the running.
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but i noticed someone else was hooking through northern arizona. This place should be on every american's bucket list.
Coyote Buttes!! Couldn't agree more. In fact, I believe everyone should have on their person, at all times, a copy of "indian country guide map" - Google Search
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I'm thinking about Belize/Guatemala/? in December+January. I've never been there before.
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Planning a cross country (WA to MA) bike trip in the next year or so. The Iceland volcano put pay to my planned ride around the island this year, but I will get to it next year. Last year I rode 350miles from London and over the North Yorkshire Moors. Here are a couple of pictures
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DW and I and a couple of friends are going on a bike and barge trip to Holland at the end of September. Three days in Amsterdam to finish it off.
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Glad to see that a bike is part of your plans!
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Going to Yosemite in mid September with DW. Lots of hiking planned. My first time there and I'm very excited.
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They are often part of the plan. We took a bike trip in Sonoma, CA in May and southern Italy last November.
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Our trips always look so boring on paper. Within the next week or so, we will explore Eastern Nebraska, Eastern South Dakota, Iowa, and Minnesota. I figure it will take about four weeks. (North Dakota will have to wait for next year... unless...)

But not so boring, however, when the rubber hits the road -- this, for instance, is why even the least "first to mind" States have so much to offer. What a wonderful place is the USA. What is that quote about the "Road less traveled" making all the difference?

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Also considering a December marathon at Rehoboth Beach, DE, or possibly Austin, TX.
Cool, let me know if you do the one in Rehoboth. I live about 30 minutes away. I'll come watch you run past. Even buy you a beer after if you survive.

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Yeah, DW has been telling me I need to do that too.

No big plans for us. DW has a hypnotherapy class for a week in Kill Devil Hills, NC at the end of Sept. I'll be there too, probably laying on the beach and adding another layer of dust.
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