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Chutz
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   Posted 8/18/2010 10:47 PM (GMT -7)   
Where have you never been? OK, that sounds a bit silly, but I'm serious! What is one place you want to visit but have never had the chance? And why do you want to go there. This should be an easy topic as we all have places we dream of seeing some day. What is yours?

I'm in a dilemma over 2 places I've never seen so I'll go with the one I've wanted the longest! My place I'd love to visit is Alaska! I love to go to 'out of the way' places and that certainly is out of the way! Remote is good and the scenery and wildlife draws me. I've told hubby that one day we will drag our trailer up the Al-Can Hiway, preferably in May before the huge mosquitoes are out and hungry.

Where is it you've never been and why do YOU want to go there?

Chutz

flower123
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   Posted 8/19/2010 4:18 AM (GMT -7)   
I have never been to Italy. I have traveled to about nine or so countries in Europe, but I didn't go to Italy. I would love to see the Sistine Chapel and David. There are so many things to see there.

Maybe one day...

Monty's Mom
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   Posted 8/19/2010 5:45 AM (GMT -7)   
I have never been to Yellowstone National Park. I am in awe of the beauty of nature, sitting right beside the powerful and destructive forces nature contains as well. I would love to see the towering trees, walk in places that soar over your head higher than the tallest chapel ceiling man created, and see the colors the sun creates as it falls through the leaves. Or simply to watch geysers and streams flow by me as they have for millions of years.

I guess what I am looking for is to see something of beauty that has endured for years without being modified by man.
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Mrs. Dani
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   Posted 8/19/2010 7:20 AM (GMT -7)   

 

What is one place you want to visit but have never had the chance? And why do you want to go there.

 Hehe this one is a good one!

  Dear Chutz,
 
   Can I go to three (three-ish) places, and re-visit? First I would go to Mikel's house. Then I want to stopp off at your house. Then I would race down to florida to see my mother in law, sister in law and Pete.
 
     I want to go to these places because, even if they do not know it, they have helped me through the hardest struggles in my life.  I used to day dream often of what it would feel like to have family....   They are exactly what I always dreamed they would be. They were well worth the wait! It just doesnt seem fair that they are all hunderds of miles away.
 

      :-)
  *hugg*
    dani


 
TWO roads diverged in a yellow wood
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood
 
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White Beard
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   Posted 8/19/2010 8:41 AM (GMT -7)   
Ireland and New Zealand are the two that I would most like to go to!
 
 Ireland because one of my troups that worked for me on the F4-E simulator in Germany took took 30 days leave and went to Ireland and toured the  Irish country side on a bicycle, and the pictures he brought back with him and his descriptons well I have always wanted to see it. And of course if I could catch a glimspe of a Leprechaun that would really be cool too!! ( smilewinkgrin )
 
New Zealand, because we all had to pick a country and do a detailed study on it and then give a speech about that country to the class,  as a speech project when I was attending the NCO Academy at Elemendorf AFB in Alaska, back in the eighties, every since then I have wanted to go there, and then they made the Lord of the Rings Movie there and they have the Shire there, and that really makes me want to go and see the place. Who knows may I will spot a Hobbit or two smilewinkgrin smilewinkgrin smilewinkgrin   that would really be neat!
 
Chutzie You would love Alaska,  I have spent two tours up there, 2 years in Anchorage in the mid seventies and four years just 30 miles out side of Fairbanks in the mid eights! But go in the summer, and bring plenty of cutter with you! They have more bugs and bees, and  Moosesquitoes (huge giant blood sucking mosquitoes) than any where I have ever been including down in the everglades in Florida!!  All that tundra and frozen bog is  nothing but swamp in the summer!. Think about driving up one way on the Alcan Highway     and driving only part way back to Haines Alaska and then take the Alaskan Marine Highway the rest of the way back to  Price Rupert, or further down to Vancouver British Columbia, you can reserve a room or cabin and put your car and camper underneath in the parking deck, and they make all the stops along the way, as in an example to Sitka, Katchacan, and Juneau, Wrangle, and all those places, and they usually are there long enough for passengers to take the tour of the towns, a really neat experience, but you have to book passage well in advance, and if you don't want a cabin or state room you can alway rough it and just camp out on deck. allot of people do that to. or at least they use too back in my day!
 
White Beard
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After spending nearly 22 1/2 years in the USAF, I retired in Sept, 1991. I then went back to school and became a licensed RN in 1994, and I worked on Oncology and then a Med Surg Unit, I became disabled in late 1999 and was approved SSD in early 2002!-- DDD, With herniated Disk at T-12 and L4-5. C5-C6 ACDF in Sep 2009, C6-C7 ACDF in Mar 1985, Osteoarthritis, Ulcerative colitis, Chronic Pain, Fibromyalgia, Complex Sleep Apnea, and host of other things to spice up my life!(NOT!) Medications:Oxycontin, Percocet, Baclofen, Sulfasalazine, Metoprolol, Folic Acid, Supplemental O2 at 3lpm with VPAP Adapt SV I am White Beard with a White Beard!

MsBunky
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   Posted 8/19/2010 11:09 AM (GMT -7)   
Oh, this is a toughie!! I'm going to go with Bali. I have long dreamed for a beach vacation - a 10 day vacation in a tropical resort where Hubby and I could go sailing and kayaking and walk along the beach and just "be" with each other.

I have wanted this more than I can say or describe. It burns on my heart but we've just never been able to manage it.

Someday...someday

Pam
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Meds: Oxycontin, Tramacet, Cymbalta, Cesamet, Flexeril, Clonidine plus Vit. D and Multi-vitamin

PAlady
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   Posted 8/19/2010 11:28 AM (GMT -7)   
Seems like it's tough for many of us to choose just one place, and with so many great places on the planet, can you blame us? shakehead

I've always loved to fly (well, haven't done so in many years and don't think I'll love the new crowded conditions and fees!) so I'm going to take a leap and say I'd want to go into outer space! If I had a gazillion dollars, I'd love to be one of the first people taken up when the private companies develop a safe space vehicle for tourists! smhair yeah I'd love to see that picture of the earth that the astronauts took while looking out their window, and to see the galaxy like never before!

And I'd also love to sail around the world - well, if I could control the weather and not be in horrendous storms (a little rough sailing is fine, though!).

I'd love to go back to the Grand Canyon, and see the north rim, and see a lot of the other canyons in that part of our country.

And I'd love to go to Italy, and especially Sicily, since that is where my grandparents were born. On PBS I saw a film of Sicily (you know the pieces they do from the air describing everything?). And there was this one ancient amphitheater on top of a mountain on the edge of the sea. Of course, you had to climb up the mountain to get there. So mind you, all of these ideas of mine would mean I could magically get rid of CP, at least for awhile, and maybe have the body of my 30's back, too! smilewinkgrin

I could go on (obviously) but I don't think that's what Chutz had in mind! BTW Chutzie, my goddaughter and her husband took the honeymoon in Alaska and went camping for 6 weeks on a variety of different excursions with small groups and a guide. I have six hours of video tape from it and it looked phenomenal! yeah

PaLady cool

antbuggey
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   Posted 8/19/2010 12:47 PM (GMT -7)   
This is really tough for me because...sniff....I have not been anywhere! Sad but true...I was born in Colorado and lived there all my life until 6 years ago when I moved to Nebraska. There was a 1 year period with my ex-husband that I lived in Nevada...but that was a nightmare I try to forget! Other then that I have drove through Wyoming, Utah and Kansas.... but have never been anywhere else! Our family vacations were camping in the mountains of Colorado, which I loved but.......So at 45 I have never seen the ocean or the Grand Canyon or Yellowstone or.....oh my gosh...I could go on and on and I would love to see all these place and more and now I wonder with CP if I ever will!

I would like to say that, like Dani, I would sure love to visit many of the people who I consider family here on HW. Mine would include the 3 she mentioned and her (Dani) of course and Suzane and SO many more! I just can not tell you how much all of you here mean to me! You all inspire me and keep me going!

Take care!
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mama6
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   Posted 8/19/2010 4:47 PM (GMT -7)   
When the kids are finally all grown and if I'm not bound to my bed in pain..haha who cares I'm still gonna do it I'll just get a motorized bed. My hubby and I want to you to Ireland to see the country side and the quaint little towns. A few Taverns along the way would be great, and we want to stay in a bed and breakfast cottage..one with ivy and all. I don't know why but we both were watching discovery channel or something like that and at the same time, when we saw Ireland said I want to go there. It looks so buitifull!! So peacefull..I dare say if we didn't have all the kids(because I would never move out of the country and away from them) we would move there to retire. oh the fun we would have. turn   Ok that's mine. Heather
Big Hugs, Mama6

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Mother to 5 wonderfull kids. Oldest is 18 and just left the nest for animation school. Youngest just started 2nd grade. So I am crazy, and feeling my age plus some.

flower123
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   Posted 8/19/2010 4:52 PM (GMT -7)   
Dani,

That was such a beautiful post.

Hugs,

Flower

skeye
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   Posted 8/19/2010 8:49 PM (GMT -7)   
I really want to go to Yellowstone & the Redwood Forest. I'd also love to go to Australia, New Zealand, Ireland, Scotland, and England. My reasons are pretty obvious, they are all supposed to be beautiful places :-). Oh, and Germany & Switzerland.

hugs,
Skeye

White Beard
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   Posted 8/20/2010 6:02 AM (GMT 0)   
skeye
What is nice in Germany is leisurely driving up along the rhine or even the mosel rivers and stopping at all the castles and vineyards along the way and then crossing over and coming back on the other side, when I was in Germany for 3 years at Ramstein AB outside of Kaiserslautern, and we use to do that on the weekends, we called it castle hopping! We would spend the entire day searching out the castle ruins! and then stop at some local village gasthaus and have a good Jager Schnitzel dinner with a good german wine a we good cabinet or a nice spatelese. at the end of the day!mmmmmmmmmmm!

White Beard
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After spending nearly 22 1/2 years in the USAF, I retired in Sept, 1991. I then went back to school and became a licensed RN in 1994, and I worked on Oncology and then a Med Surg Unit, I became disabled in late 1999 and was approved SSD in early 2002!-- DDD, With herniated Disk at T-12 and L4-5. C5-C6 ACDF in Sep 2009, C6-C7 ACDF in Mar 1985, Osteoarthritis, Ulcerative colitis, Chronic Pain, Fibromyalgia, Complex Sleep Apnea, and host of other things to spice up my life!(NOT!) Medications:Oxycontin, Percocet, Baclofen, Sulfasalazine, Metoprolol, Folic Acid, Supplemental O2 at 3lpm with VPAP Adapt SV I am White Beard with a White Beard!

mama6
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   Posted 8/20/2010 2:01 PM (GMT -7)   
Whitebeard,
My family is originally from Germany, I had never thought of going there. I always figured they came here for a reason, so why go back. Now I know. You painted such a lovely picture that now I'm afraid I can't just pick one. So now I will go castle hoping in Germany and then to Ireland to retire..only in my dreams. I will never have the money to do that but it sound so nice. Heather
Big Hugs, Mama6

DX. with Fibromyalgia, Narcolepsy, Poss. RA or Psoratic Arthritis, Herniated disc 3x in last 7 months
Meds: Nuvigl, Cymbalta, Tramadol

Mother to 5 wonderfull kids. Oldest is 18 and just left the nest for animation school. Youngest just started 2nd grade. So I am crazy, and feeling my age plus some.

White Beard
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   Posted 8/20/2010 9:36 PM (GMT -7)   
Mama6
If you ever get a chance to go to Germany jump at it. I was there for three years and I loved it! The people are great, and the food is fantastic, and the wine is simply the best, and there history and the castles! Unbelievable! It is a beautiful country! I have been to Paris, an a few other places in France, and I liked Germany the best. Holland is another fantastic place to go especially the Keukenhof gardens during the tulip festivals, in the spring! The Kinderdijk windmills and the canals and the small cheese shops, and even the wooden shoes factory. We went on a tour and stayed at a families house in Volendam, the bus would drop us off at the individual familys home, in the early evening  and we would spend the night and they would give us an early breakfast  and then the bus would pick us up and we would tour all day and then bring us back to that family again in the evening. We spent 3 nights with them and 3 days touring diffferent areas of holland. It was fantastic. At that time it was me and my wife and her parents were there visiting us. This family took all four of us in, they were really nice and it gave us a chance to see how they really lived. The houses are small, but extraordinarly clean and neat! The people that we stayed with did not speak english all that well but we all managed, we had supper with them once and breakfast every morning! I have been very fortunate, with my career in the military I have seen allot of places and have had some fantastic experiences!

White Beard
Moderator Chronic Pain
After spending nearly 22 1/2 years in the USAF, I retired in Sept, 1991. I then went back to school and became a licensed RN in 1994, and I worked on Oncology and then a Med Surg Unit, I became disabled in late 1999 and was approved SSD in early 2002!-- DDD, With herniated Disk at T-12 and L4-5. C5-C6 ACDF in Sep 2009, C6-C7 ACDF in Mar 1985, Osteoarthritis, Ulcerative colitis, Chronic Pain, Fibromyalgia, Complex Sleep Apnea, and host of other things to spice up my life!(NOT!) Medications:Oxycontin, Percocet, Baclofen, Sulfasalazine, Metoprolol, Folic Acid, Supplemental O2 at 3lpm with VPAP Adapt SV I am White Beard with a White Beard!

Post Edited (White Beard) : 8/20/2010 10:39:58 PM (GMT-6)

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