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1 hour ago, Wyldnwoody44 said:

@New Scotland (NS)

Istanbul and turkey in general are amazing. One of my favorite major cities I've ever been. Cappadocia turkey was amazing too! 20190124_125440.thumb.jpg.169975dd2f07147705352a050aef493d.jpg

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Turkey is a fascinating country.

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3 hours ago, MakeSabresGrr8Again said:

Georgian Bay seems pretty popular here. Seems like there's more people on here than what I saw when I was there.

I remember one trip where on opening day of trout it was 25 degrees and 40MPH winds at noon. Fishing was great but was cold as heck.

My folks owned one of the islands, sold it in 2005. Spent my summers there growing up.  PS It's for sale again if you have a spare million:  They paid $18k for it in 1971

https://www.forsalebyowner.ca/listing/island-for-sale-carling-township-ON/945069

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5 minutes ago, North Buffalo said:

My folks owned one of the island, sold it in 2005. Spent my summers their growing up.  PS It's for sale again if you have a spare million:  

https://www.forsalebyowner.ca/listing/island-for-sale-carling-township-ON/945069

I'll have to wait and see if they extend my unemployment bonus and send out the stimulus...a little short on cash if not. Lol

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On 7/31/2020 at 7:02 PM, Crosschecking said:

It doesn’t matter where you’ve been in this world. We all have stories to tell about our favorite places in the world to see for one reason or another. If something comes to mind later, share that too!

 

Feel free to share pics, if you like.

 

The ones that stick in my head are US Route 30 in Lancaster County, PA and the I-26 corridor from Johnson City, TN to the mountains of South Carolina.

I have to ask? Why 30 in Lancaster County? I admit, I drive it all the time so I'm jaded to it but for farmland and Amish and such there are way better roads in Lancaster County. Try 741 or 23 next time. They parallel 30 and are vastly superior imo.

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On 7/31/2020 at 7:02 PM, Crosschecking said:

It doesn’t matter where you’ve been in this world. We all have stories to tell about our favorite places in the world to see for one reason or another. If something comes to mind later, share that too!

 

Feel free to share pics, if you like.

 

The ones that stick in my head are US Route 30 in Lancaster County, PA and the I-26 corridor from Johnson City, TN to the mountains of South Carolina.

I have to ask? Why 30 in Lancaster County? I admit, I drive it all the time so I'm jaded to it but for farmland and Amish and such there are way better roads in Lancaster County. Try 741 or 23 next time. They parallel 30 and are vastly superior imo.

Also, the Outer Banks are a personal favorite as was Monument Valley but I don't have ready access to those pictures to post

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11 hours ago, ubkev said:

Is it closed? Or are you allowed in with ice climbing gear? 

Ricketts Glen State Park in PA closes in the winter. But if you have proper ice climbing equipment you are allowed to do some rad stuff on the frozen waterfalls. Also it's pretty darn nice looking.

They close off the gorge trail In winter but it’s just a gate so we went around it. It gets pretty  icy down there so I wouldn’t recommend it. But the water level is much higher than the summer. So waterfalls that are just a trickle normally are raging. 

I’m gonna have to check out ricketts glen.

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16 minutes ago, Kr632 said:

They close off the gorge trail In winter but it’s just a gate so we went around it. It gets pretty  icy down there so I wouldn’t recommend it. But the water level is much higher than the summer. So waterfalls that are just a trickle normally are raging. 

I’m gonna have to check out ricketts glen.

In ricketts the waterfalls freeze solid. It's a 7.2 mile loop and you can do legit ice climbing. The best time to go though is spring when they first open back up. All the run off has the waterfalls pumping.

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15 hours ago, Let's Go B-Lo said:

I have to ask? Why 30 in Lancaster County? I admit, I drive it all the time so I'm jaded to it but for farmland and Amish and such there are way better roads in Lancaster County. Try 741 or 23 next time. They parallel 30 and are vastly superior imo.

Truck routes. I can’t just drive anywhere I feel like it.

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2 hours ago, Crosschecking said:

Truck routes. I can’t just drive anywhere I feel like it.

Ha! That's why I hate 30. Lol.

I like US 15 between Corning and Williamsport.

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On 7/31/2020 at 8:16 PM, dudacek said:

You guys can come visit any time if you can tolerate our Pacific Northwest craft beer.

Allll the IPAs. Although nowadays they're all hazy.

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BWCAW/Quetico -- even amidst a small forest fire. The bluffs of the Mississippi Valley in SE Minnesota. The night sky in central Australia. Avalanche Lake in Glacier NP. Sequoia NP. All things Mount Rainier.

And this little ditty: I was driving through foggy bands on 101 near the CA-OR border and I passed a trailhead. Doubled back. The fog was mostly burned off, but Damnation Creek (attached). (I'm a sucker for pretty much any combination of fog/mist/drizzle, ferns/mosses, and redwoods or other immense old growth.)

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1 hour ago, Let's Go B-Lo said:

Ha! That's why I hate 30. Lol.

I like US 15 between Corning and Williamsport.

 

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The Rockies in Colorado

Pacific coast highway

Grand Canyon

Lake Tahoe

Ralph Wilson Stadium

Paris

Monte Carlo

Swiss Alps

Ring of Kerry in Ireland

 

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17 minutes ago, nfreeman said:

The Rockies in Colorado

Pacific coast highway

Grand Canyon

Lake Tahoe

Ralph Wilson Stadium

Paris

Monte Carlo

Swiss Alps

Ring of Kerry in Ireland

 

Lucky you!

It’s one thing to fly over those places. It’s another to be there in person.

As for the Rockies, I’ve driven by Aspen and Vail. TBT, I wasn’t all that impressed. Maybe I was put off by the deep pockets that live there.

Now THIS is a beautiful town! https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wetzlar

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59 minutes ago, nfreeman said:

The Rockies in Colorado

Pacific coast highway

Grand Canyon

Lake Tahoe

Ralph Wilson Stadium

Paris

Monte Carlo

Swiss Alps

Ring of Kerry in Ireland

 

I've been to 5 of those places.  They are great.  Never been to Europe.  But I did live in Las Vegas, so can I count the Paris and Monte Carlo casinos??  For that matter, can I count the Venetian casino as well??

My favorite place  is on I-70 in from Green River to Salina in Utah.  58 miles of absolutely nothing.  No gas stations or exits.  Just great desert scenery and solitude. There are signs that warn you that, "This the last exit for the next 58 miles."  Best have a good car, plenty of gas and a good bladder

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2 minutes ago, Tondas said:

I've been to 5 of those places.  They are great.  Never been to Europe.

My favorite place  is on I-70 in Utah.  58 miles of absolutely nothing.  No gas stations or exits.  Just great desert scenery and solitude. There are signs that warn you that, "This the last exit for the next 58 miles."  Best have a good car and a good bladder.

RR 40 going into Colorado is the same... between Vernal Utah to Steamboat Springs Colorado...  ps Vernal Utah has one of the best Dinosaur museums I have been in...

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I swam in a lagoon in Iceland a couple of years ago.  The lagoon was around 90 degrees F.  It is naturally geothermically heated.  The air was around 45 or 50 F.  It was pretty amazing.

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10 hours ago, Tondas said:

I've been to 5 of those places.  They are great.  Never been to Europe.  But I did live in Las Vegas, so can I count the Paris and Monte Carlo casinos??  For that matter, can I count the Venetian casino as well??

My favorite place  is on I-70 in from Green River to Salina in Utah.  58 miles of absolutely nothing.  No gas stations or exits.  Just great desert scenery and solitude. There are signs that warn you that, "This the last exit for the next 58 miles."  Best have a good car, plenty of gas and a good bladder

Are you talking about this as you approach that massive S hook?

 

 

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I also like the home of CR7 a lot ... Madeira, Portugal.  I will find some pictures.

 

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This will do for right now.....

 

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Ah yes the ring of Kerry and the wild Atlantic way were amazing! 

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10 hours ago, New Scotland (NS) said:

I also like the home of CR7 a lot ... Madeira, Portugal.  I will find some pictures.

I've been researching Madeira for some time.  Sounds like a stable government, great people, great weather, great beaches, great affordable healthcare, great golf, great food and wine..  If the next election doesn't go the way we prefer, my wife and I are seriously considering Madeira.  Ethnocentrism can be a limiting curse.

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