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sjkly
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   Posted 6/30/2010 5:33 PM (GMT -7)   
Okay, several years ago several of us posted a virtual vacation.  It lasted a month and I think we posted every day-some new aspect of the vacation.
 
Anyone interested in doing so this year?

Chutz
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   Posted 6/30/2010 11:13 PM (GMT -7)   
Sure sjkly! I'll join in on this vacation. Where should we go? how will be get there? and of course...what's to eat???...lol

I'll suggest we head for my favorite National Park in the USA, Yellowstone. It's somewhat central and there so much space and we can talk about the things we see on the way and in the park. Sound interesting???

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antbuggey
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   Posted 7/1/2010 6:58 AM (GMT -7)   
I am not sure how this works, but it sounds like fun! Do we all go to the same place? Or do we each take a "vacation" and talk about it? Anyway, I would be happy to join in!

Take care all!
Beckey

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   Posted 7/1/2010 11:23 AM (GMT -7)   
I have the magic carpets and the private jetliner in storage from the past trips and fantasies. Just let me know which you want first!

PaLady

sjkly
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   Posted 7/1/2010 7:12 PM (GMT -7)   
Sounds like we are going on Vacation.
When should we start?
Any other suggestions for location.
I like Chutz idea of us all describing some of the stuff we would see on the way.

straydog
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   Posted 7/2/2010 3:07 AM (GMT -7)   
I am in but I have never been to Yellowstone so I don't have a clue about it, lol. I am going to have to rely on Chutz about it.
 

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MIKEL99
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   Posted 7/2/2010 3:19 AM (GMT -7)   
Sounds great , get that Leer jet on the runway !!!!

damouthy1
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   Posted 7/2/2010 6:08 AM (GMT -7)   
Woohoo! Let's go!
Gentle Hugs,
Shannon
 
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PAlady
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   Posted 7/2/2010 10:19 AM (GMT -7)   
Ok, you each have a magic carpet which will get you to Yellowstone. Chutz will have to describe that setting for us! Then we can decide what food, music, and entertainment we want!

After Yellowstone, I will have the Jet ready to go to the next location - which I will surprise you with!

PaLady cool

p.s. What I insist on having available at every location are massage therapists for anyone who wants one (all family friendly, therapeutic stuff, of course!). Each will be highly experienced in whatever problem area(s) you have, very gentle and soothing. Hot tubs (or maybe natural hot springs?). And generous, cozy robes and slippers or sandles in your choice of colors and styles! yeah

Can you tell you've got me on a roll? smilewinkgrin

Post Edited (PAlady) : 7/2/2010 11:23:50 AM (GMT-6)


Lindaloo
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   Posted 7/2/2010 10:25 AM (GMT -7)   
I personally, LOVED the last vacation and would love to do it again.  Count me in.  I loved the massages, the food, the company and the music oh and the chocolate!!  Love you all.
 
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Pete trips again!
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   Posted 7/2/2010 1:32 PM (GMT -7)   
I took my wife to Yellowstone on our honymoon in Sept. 81'!!! I had a nice 80' ford van I did the hippy thing inside and drove across country drinking champene. Got there a day early and didn't evan relize it when the lady at Old Fathful Inn said we didn't have a reservation for you tonight! It was for the next night!!! We drove so fast we got there in two days when we had planned for three> Yikes!!
Luckily the Lady felt sorry for us being newly weds and all and got us a room or it would have been sleeping in the van in 20 degree snowy weather!
So, we stayed there for a week befor continuing our journy to Idaho, Colorado to see my brother, then over to Wisc. to visit friends then up through Mich. to Canada and across to Montr. and down through N. England through the fall foliage! It took three weeks! We fished the whole way!!! What a great honymoon, sure beat the Bahama cruise my wife wanted to do!!
My favorite thing to do in Yellowstone was to pull off the road next to one of the most famous trout streams in the country> The Firehole, The Madison, The Gibbon or of course The Yellowstone! Park and ask my wife to start some bacon on the Coleman grill, I'll be right back!!! Walking through the snow left overnight I'd hit the stream w/ my flyrod and before the bacon was cooked I'd be back w/ some cleaned trout (still flappin w/o their guts!) and throw them in the bacon fat!!! Talk about breakfast of champions or the afrodesiac special???
Anyway, Anyone up for some flyfishing lession on the Firehole w/ an elk standing across the river from you and a geiser going off less than 50' away pouring boiling water into the river on our trip to Yellowstone???? I'm just sayin!!!
Hugs,
Pete


When I was young & stupid I broke almost every bone in my body and I'm paying a heavy price now but I'm still here and so glad to see my two sons grow up to be fine young men, both are in the Navy. I'm so proud! My biggest health problem>> I'm a certified Luny~Tune!!

Post Edited (Pete trips again!) : 7/2/2010 2:35:33 PM (GMT-6)


Pete trips again!
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   Posted 7/3/2010 3:01 AM (GMT -7)   
What happened to our trip? No one wants to flyfish? OK then lets take a ride over Mt. Rayburn! It's raining a little at the bottom of the mountain but thats OK. As we start up the winding road we see moose feeding in a pasture near a waterfall and a cyotee crosses the road right in front of us! A little further up we see a black bear standing near the side of the road, hmmm> looking for a handout Yogi? No it's against the rules to feed the animals, dangerous too! Now we are climbing higher and it is definitly getting colder as the rain has changed to slush and some of the cars ahead of us are turning around but we forge on! Now we can see down, way down off the side as we round a turn and there are a bunch of elk, one male w/ huge antlers and the rest of his herd are all females, it's mating season! We stop and open the windows and hear this bull elk bugalling loadly, telling any younger potential suitors that these are his girls and he's willing to fight for them! We continue up and the sleet changes to large wet snowflakes that stick to the windshield! The trees are gone with only some bushy looking shrubs and dwarft trees left, we are climbing past the tree line as it is snowing harder! We see some mountain sheep on the side of a long slope grazing on the last of some straw colored grasses sticking up through the snow. Up we climb, should we turn around? The snow is starting to acumulate on the narrow road and getting clogged on my windshield, I have to get out and take clumps of it off the sides where the wipers cant move it anymore! I hear something and look behind me, standing there are four mountain goats on the side of a steep cliff looking down at me!! Yikes I hope they don't kick any rocks off as they jump around the almost impossable footing!!! We are now nearing the top of Mt. Rayburn, it's hard to see any distance looking west over the park, there is a car off the side stuck in the snow and we stop. Are you OK in there? Yes the Ranger is on his way up to get us, they have already closed the road in both directions at the bottom, you better be carefull going down! Thanks, we will! It's a long way down but in the distance we can see a pinkish light out to the west, it's not snowing so hard as we round a bend there's a senic overlook and we pull in. The storm is passing and in the distance, the sun is dropping below the clowds. The colors are increadable as the sunlight shoots up under the snowclowds and turns them red, orange, pink, purple! It's the most wonderful sunset I've ever seen!!! A plow is coming up the mountain, clearing off the road which makes me feel a little better about traveling down these roads w/ no guardrails!!! We twist and turn our way down till we get to the roadblock and a ranger steps out and says, Did you come from the other side? Yes, it was some wild ride! Well your lucky, we pulled 10 stuck cars out of snow banks already! Yes, we were lucky alright, REAL LUCKY!!!!!!! 
True story>>> Maybe???


When I was young & stupid I broke almost every bone in my body and I'm paying a heavy price now but I'm still here and so glad to see my two sons grow up to be fine young men, both are in the Navy. I'm so proud! My biggest health problem>> I'm a certified Luny~Tune!!

Post Edited (Pete trips again!) : 7/3/2010 4:05:44 AM (GMT-6)


Lindaloo
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   Posted 7/3/2010 4:16 AM (GMT -7)   
OK Nice trip. RAther exciting I must say, but where are the massages, the chocolate, the music and the comfort? I know I know, we have to build it.

So, lets get to the built in cabins that are just over the ridge and they are beautiful and spacious and many. The weather is starting to clear now, so we can bring in our stuff into the warm cabins where there is food and chocolate waiting for us. Yes, yes, chocolate.

The drapes are white and drape to the floor. The beds are kingsize and beautifully draped with brown and green matching bedspreads. The place has a kitchen , a beautiful bath, oversized of course, and a jet streamed tub. Also a shower--it's glorious! A place fit for a king!

Look outside, the snow is lifting, but you can still see the wild animals in the wilderness outside of the camp.

Ok who's next? Let's continue with this vaca. I'm on a roll!

Lindaloo
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sjkly
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   Posted 7/3/2010 6:24 AM (GMT -7)   
There is a waterfall somewhere just out of sight of the Cabins (we will have to hike to it at some point) so you have a choice of listening to the evening birds and insects or the sound of the waterfall as you fall asleep.
I suggest we send that private jet on a short trip to Europe to collect a selection of fine chocolates from each country over there.

Pete trips again!
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   Posted 7/3/2010 6:33 AM (GMT -7)   
MMMMMMMM Chocolates & coffee waiting for me when I get back w/ a stringer of wild trout I just caught in the pool below the waterfall! How about some Choc & Cof in the hot tub, that walk up the hill got to me!! Make mine Belgian Choc's!!
When I was young & stupid I broke almost every bone in my body and I'm paying a heavy price now but I'm still here and so glad to see my two sons grow up to be fine young men, both are in the Navy. I'm so proud! My biggest health problem>> I'm a certified Luny~Tune!!


antbuggey
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   Posted 7/3/2010 9:04 AM (GMT -7)   
My husband is so happy to have Pete along to fish with, hardly anyone at home wants to go. Look at the beautiful fish they caught. We all are sitting in the huge fluffy sectional in our PJ's with coffee, chocolate, wine and cheese to enjoy. It is so wonderful to have our family together for this trip. Tonight is for visiting and getting to know each other better. There is so much laughter, hugs and talking going on...it feels like we have known each other all our lives. We talk about anything and everything way into the wee hours of the morning and then we decide we should all retire for the most wonderful nights sleep in the most comfortable beds ever. We have a big day ahead of us tomorrow....good night my dear family......
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