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pennwoman
Pennwoman  (Level: 154.7 - Posts: 2478)
Wed, 19th Nov '08 11:41 AM

BEST VACATION EVER

I loved taking my kids and their friends to the Outerbanks -- we always went in early June which was considered pre-season therefore house rates where much cheaper -- none of the kids swam very well so wouldnt go more than ankle deep in the ocean so they ran free between the house and the beach.... totally relaxing.
But now, with no little kids to take along, I am at a loss to plan next years vacation, any recommendations?
Or just tell me your stories....

bigbird
Bigbird  (Level: 239.4 - Posts: 3300)
Wed, 19th Nov '08 12:15 PM

Oh so many......

1. Galapagos - Wow! You've seen all the videos & movies, but there is absolutely nothing like being there!

2. Iceland - Totally amazing. Get out of the capital area and tour the island. It should be pretty affordable right about now, too.

3. Utah National Parks - and throw in Monument Valley, too. Spectacular!

And if you don't go for the natural stuff - how about:

4. Williamsburg, VA

5. Charleston, SC

6. New Orleans, LA

We're thinking of Egypt for our next trip - if we still have any money!



cujgie
Cujgie  (Level: 173.4 - Posts: 754)
Wed, 19th Nov '08 12:21 PM

Chicago.


violetblue
Violetblue  (Level: 112.2 - Posts: 850)
Wed, 19th Nov '08 3:00 PM

I saw on the Today Show that flights and tours to Iceland are a great bargain right now. I think the price mentioned was $479/pp to fly there. Flights to my brother's wedding in Key West are almost $700/pp right now. I'm thinking about suggesting that change the venue.

Have fun planning your vacation-- what fun!

pennwoman
Pennwoman  (Level: 154.7 - Posts: 2478)
Wed, 19th Nov '08 3:04 PM

Oh Galapagos is my dream vacation --- I did look into it once when my kids were all in their teens but it just wasnt feasible! Thanks for all the great ideas!

violetblue
Violetblue  (Level: 112.2 - Posts: 850)
Wed, 19th Nov '08 3:05 PM

Oh yes-- Alice also mentioned Charleston. It is LOVELY there in May/early June. It gets sticky hot after then. Great house tours, awesome food, lots of history. Beautiful, charming city!

knerd
Knerd  (Level: 99.0 - Posts: 1141)
Wed, 19th Nov '08 8:25 PM

Costa Rica is a beautiful destination. There is so much to do and see there - the rainforest, volcanoes, beaches, fishing, nightlife. It's one of my very favorites! Let us know where you decide to go, Martina. Is this a trip with the new boyfriend?

oogie54
Oogie54  (Level: 201.2 - Posts: 1120)
Wed, 19th Nov '08 9:01 PM

My best ever was in New Mexico, from Carlsbad in the south to the Cumbres in the Rockies, all with my Sweetie.

pennwoman
Pennwoman  (Level: 154.7 - Posts: 2478)
Wed, 19th Nov '08 9:39 PM

LOL Knerd.... very possibly, we were tossing around ideas for next year -- he knows how nuts I am about my kids -- which is why he changed this last weekend from days at a beach to going to DC to see our girls -- smart, wonderful man... We both love to drive, so someplace like Charleston would be lovely and I also would love to see the Rocky Mountains --- which when I mentioned them, he said "you just have to touch them too, dont you?"

jank0614
Jank0614  (Level: 67.1 - Posts: 4597)
Wed, 19th Nov '08 9:45 PM

I love Santa Fe and Galveston. I can't even imagine when we'll get to run away to Galveston again. It will never be the same.

Does anyone know if the Flagship Inn still exists? It's the only hotel I know built out over the water. It's quite old and not in that good of shape to start with.

Penn - having someone to love AND enjoying spending time traveling with them is very special. You are blessed!

pennwoman
Pennwoman  (Level: 154.7 - Posts: 2478)
Wed, 19th Nov '08 9:50 PM

I AM blessed!
I googled the Flagship in and there were several references to it -- although it seems to have suffered at least according to some of the reviews posted

pennwoman
Pennwoman  (Level: 154.7 - Posts: 2478)
Wed, 19th Nov '08 9:50 PM

Inn, not in.... DOH!

donden
Donden  (Level: 112.5 - Posts: 2127)
Wed, 19th Nov '08 10:10 PM

Oh good,,,, I was trying to picture you Googling the flagship into its dock. Whatta sight!

donden
Donden  (Level: 112.5 - Posts: 2127)
Wed, 19th Nov '08 10:14 PM

I've been drinking again,,,,,,,,,,,,,

knerd
Knerd  (Level: 99.0 - Posts: 1141)
Wed, 19th Nov '08 10:31 PM

Don, you're much more funny when you've been drinking - keep up the good work!

If you are looking at places within the continental U.S. I think Charleston is a charming city. San Antonio is wonderful too. And Seattle, Wa. is a cool, artsy city. Savannah, Ga. is a really neat city as well. Lots of history, southern charm, and ghosts! Have fun with your planning, Martina!

jank0614
Jank0614  (Level: 67.1 - Posts: 4597)
Wed, 19th Nov '08 10:50 PM

I'm stunned. Here are pics of the Flagship before and after, plus several other favorite spots. (Which, sorry - this has nothing to do with the topic - hope you don't mind too much.)

http://www.aoreport.com/mag/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=1053&Itemid=44

lisap369
Lisap369  (Level: 61.1 - Posts: 992)
Wed, 19th Nov '08 11:26 PM

My train trip across Canada was absolutely amazing! .. going through the Rocky Mountains in the viewing car (glass ceiling) was the most awe inspiring sights of my life. It's pricey (especially if staying in a sleeper car) but, worth every single penny. We left Toronto and headed west. After brief stops in various towns we got to Banff a few days later. We stayed there for 4 days and I fell in love with it. I'm not a skier (and it was summer, thank goodness lol) so I went on a full day horseback ride in the mountains.. that was FABULOUS!.. back on the train to Vancouver.. we like it so much we extended our 4 days to 6.. then back on the train to Calgary.. where we went to the stampede.. that was fun fun fun. All in all it was a 3 week trip to heaven .. and one of my most treasured memories of time spent with my momma (she's passed now).

I also absolutely loved Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. I had been to Playa Del Carmen and Cancun previously and wasn't impressed at all - very commercial, reminded me of Fort Lauderdale or Miami (not that there's anything wrong with those towns, Cancun just didn't feel authentic). Actually, there was one day while in Cancun that I will remember always - driving to Chichen Itza on the Spring equinox, touring the ruins and then being a part of 100,000 natives and tourists all converging on El Castillo to watch the shadow of the serpent on the steps.. everyone was respectful and when the shadow was at its peak, everyone was chanting and rolling their tongues to pay homage. WOW. But Baja was wonderful. We were there during the world renown Marlin tournament. The boats (or should I say yachts) were wild. We rented a car and drove up the west coast.. how surreal to drive along with the ocean to your left and the desert to your right. On the way back to Cabo we decided to take one of the dirt turn offs to the beach to watch the sunset... we got stuck in the sand and I couldn't believe my eyes and ears when a bunch of (literal) surfer 'dudes' came to our rescue.. now that was a sight to behold lmao.

Ahhh so many places to see, so many memories to be had.. if only Ontario had an ocean and surfer dudes

kaufman
Kaufman  (Level: 256.8 - Posts: 3936)
Wed, 19th Nov '08 11:45 PM

Four big lakes and half a bay aren't enough for you?

lisap369
Lisap369  (Level: 61.1 - Posts: 992)
Thu, 20th Nov '08 12:02 AM

Ya but.. where's the surfer dudes? lol

kaufman
Kaufman  (Level: 256.8 - Posts: 3936)
Thu, 20th Nov '08 5:48 AM

Sorry, but even if it isn't, Thunder Bay sounds like a surfer city.

gerryn
Gerryn  (Level: 18.7 - Posts: 141)
Thu, 20th Nov '08 7:10 AM

Many great vacations with and without kids...Great one was driving from Frankfurt Germany through the mountains and down through Italy with our daughter "Chick" who was taking her last pass on the airline I worked for...She was a riot and made friends everywhere we went. She partied in Venice so late that the small hotel we were staying closed at a certain time each night and she had to wake up the manager to get back in. He wasn't pleased.

The beauty of driving from Vancouver through Kamloops and on to Jasper and Banff in Canada wwas amazing. The Canadian Rockies are breathtaking. My husband and I went white water rafting (I lied and told him it was a float down the river and nothing exciting). His look of terror when our raft was flying through the air is one I'll never forget. (He doesn't trust me anymore)

I love adventure...he obviously doesn't.

pennwoman
Pennwoman  (Level: 154.7 - Posts: 2478)
Thu, 20th Nov '08 8:27 AM

I kidnapped my best friend for her 40th birthday, which was July 5th 2000 --- She is the most organized and plan ahead person on the planet -- I figured a surprise trip would either kill her, or she would wildly love it -- I asked her husband to pack a few things -- he tried but couldnt do it..."she would know something was up" (he had to deal with an estrogen-less wife, on the return) -- On July 3rd, I told her we were going shopping for the day -- put her in the car, waited until we were about 30 min away and told her where we were going -- I dont think she believed it until we got on the plane and an hour later where we where there. We stayed at the Waldorf -- and as the Tall Ships were in, to celebrate the Fourth -- so many of the Navy bigwigs were staying there also --- Top Gun was her favorite movie at the time, and we would giggle like school girls everytime some handsome sailor would get off the elevator. Watching the fireworks, sitting on the street that was closed off for the celebration, right in front of the UN building -- listening to the cacophony of languages around us, was one of the most amazing experiences of our lives.
On her actual birthday we hit all the usual sites --- Macys, Bloomingdales.......

ladyvol
Ladyvol  (Level: 205.2 - Posts: 5486)
Thu, 20th Nov '08 8:29 AM

One of my favorite vacations was to Hawaii back in 1986. I fell in love with the islands. It is so beautiful there once you are out of Honolulu. My best friend and I went and we had a blast!. Another one was one I took with my mom and dad when we went to Virginia. The drive itself was awesome as it was in the late spring and everything was blooming. We went to Fort Lee where my dad was stationed back in the 50's and they let us tour the base. I think it is closed now. Also my honeymoon trip to Graceland was unreal. Would love to go back during Elvis week. I've been in 25 of the 50 states and Canada and Mexico...Would love to go to Montana and Wyoming someday. The last vacation I took with my kids was to the Smokies and Dollywood...I love the mountains and would love to live there someday...
Vickie


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