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Favorite Vacation Spot?
Posted by rooster513 on Friday, October 05, 2018 10:37 AM

Hi all! I hope everyone had a great summer! My wife and I just got back from one last camping trip in the Adirondack Mountains in Upstate New York. The Adirondacks are just a few hours away from us and is one of our favorite places to vacation! We've had some really great discussion on the forums about our jobs and other hobbies, so I thought it'd be fun to see where people like to get a way to. Here are a few pictures of one of my family's favorite vacation spots...so where's yours?



The view from the top of Whiteface Mt is pretty incredible!

-Andy

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Posted by Greg on Friday, October 05, 2018 11:32 AM

Glad to hear you had a nice time in upstate NY. I was only there once, long time ago but it was beautiful country with lovely people.

I look forward to this thread. It is too quiet here and if we're not going to talk building models we may as well all stay in touch somehow.

I think our favorite place isn't really a place right now, more like a cruise ship, wherever it happens to take us. I'm the worst planner in the world and tend to get to travel destinations and sit around wondering what to do. We have found that cruises solve that problem. Can't say we go often, but have enjoyed each of the few we have done.

-Greg

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Posted by Tojo72 on Friday, October 05, 2018 11:55 AM

San Francisco Bay Area

Napa+Sonoma Valley

Monterey+Carmel

Sanibel Island Florida

Grand Cayman Island

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Posted by GMorrison on Friday, October 05, 2018 12:42 PM

Martha's Vineyard.

Nantucket Island.

Hawaii.

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Posted by Real G on Friday, October 05, 2018 12:57 PM

Hmmm virtually all my trips are model related!  My go-to destination is Japan, Akihabara in Tokyo in particular.  But I also get to see my relatives which is the other reason I love going there.  Good thing they live in Chiba, which is next to Tokyo.

But other places that I have been to that I really enjoyed include Oregon, where one of my closest friends lives.  The Pacific Northwest is way more lush than Hawaii.  (Plus there’s the Evergreen Museum in McMinnville.)

The countryside in England was also terrific, with little towns that have ivy covered rock walls, small clear streams running through people’s back yards, and NO Starbucks!  (Plus there’s the Bovington Tank Museum in Wool - see, it’s all model related!)

But when I think of enjoyable trips, it is being there with my friends and/or family that makes the experience, regardless of where I am.

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Posted by keavdog on Friday, October 05, 2018 1:00 PM

Wow those falls are beautiful.  Back when the kids were around we did a lot of camping up on the Kern river - this pic is what I think of when I think happy place.

Also a few trips to South Lake Tahoe for winter sports.

Living in San Diego, we tend to do a lot of staycations these days.  Particularly after we built out our backyard living area kitchen/tvs etc.  Really fun.

Thanks,

John

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Posted by modelcrazy on Friday, October 05, 2018 2:17 PM

I would have to say Hawaii. It's funny, G who lives in Hawaii likes the northwest, I live in Boise, the northwest, and like Hawaii. I guess one doesn't appreciate what one has.
Another favorite place is South Padre Island TX

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Posted by tankboy51 on Friday, October 05, 2018 2:29 PM

Anywhere in in Colorado!  We are only 45 minutes from the mountains.  My wife and I and my family never get tired of all the different things to see and do in them.

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Posted by plasticjunkie on Friday, October 05, 2018 3:18 PM

One of my favorite vacations is doing an Alaskan cruise. Now I understand what Bob Ross said about the majestic and picturesque beauty of Alaska.

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Posted by Sailing_Dutchman on Friday, October 05, 2018 4:12 PM

My favorite place to go is the Great Sand Dunes National Park in Colorado, it is an absolutly stunning park with everything from 700 foot dunes to mountain climbing. There is also a dark sky preserve nearby so I can take out my 16" Dobsonian.

   

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Posted by Rambo on Friday, October 05, 2018 4:20 PM
Back home in Tennessee, exploring anywhere in the Daniel Boone national park, walking through Gatlinburg, and if you ever have the chance Ashville North Carolina. Take a tour through the Biltmore estate.

Clint

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Posted by GMorrison on Friday, October 05, 2018 5:17 PM

Tojo72

Monterey+Carmel

That's where I live.

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Posted by Tojo72 on Friday, October 05, 2018 6:13 PM

GMorrison

 

 
Tojo72

Monterey+Carmel

 

 

That's where I live.

 

 

Wow,thats great,really nice area.

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Posted by BlackSheepTwoOneFour on Friday, October 05, 2018 8:12 PM

Heh - The Adirondack Park is basically an hour's drive north from me. Easy driving heading up 12 North to Old Forge, Inlet, Eagle Bay, Raquette Lake, Blue Mountain Lake, Stillwater, Saranac Lake.... I love Raquette Lake and Blue Mountain Lake the best. Less touristy and forever wild.

Lake George, Lake Placid, Whiteface is east of me. A bit touristy compared to those I mentioned. Great skiing though at Whiteface Mtn. 

My favorite vacation destination varies. I do enjoy heading up to Maine coast & Rhode Island. Hate driving on the Mass Pike (too much speed up, slow down speed up, slow down and construction) and through Pennsylvania via Rt 81 South (too boring). Connecticutt is nice too.

I love New York City. We spent a few days there this summer. Traveled by train, hotel near Times Square, easy walking and taxi ride anywhere. Went to the Met, Times Square, Top of the Rock/Rockefeller Center, took the Liberty Cruise, bus tour through Manhattan, Queens, Brooklyn. So much to do in NYC. Will go back again in a heartbeat.

 

My vacation bucket list:

Promised my wife we'd go to Italy. 

i love to do the Band of Brothers tour with my sister since we're both WW2 junkies and love the series Band of brothers.

China

My dream is spend at least 6 months in England and tour the countryside besides London. I'd head up to Scotland, Wales, Ireland. Oh, let's not forget to attend a few airshows, including the famous Duxford Air Show. 

Austria

Germany

Poland

Ashville, NC

San Francisco

San Diego

My wife likes to go to LA and Hollywood someday. Nope, not dealing with traffic on the freeway. LOL!!

 

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Posted by ugamodels on Friday, October 05, 2018 10:27 PM

The politic answer is "wherever my wife is". But we really like the Loire Valley in France, and Albuquerque, where her father lives. I think I would move to San Diego.

I type on a tablet. Please excuse the terseness and the autocorrect. Not to mention the erors. 

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Posted by BlackSheepTwoOneFour on Friday, October 05, 2018 10:49 PM

ugamodels

The politic answer is "wherever my wife is". 

 

 

It's more like "wherever my wife wants to go" for vacation. Sometimes I'll suggest a destination she may not thought of.

I know next summer, I'd like to take another trip to Maine only this time go further north to Old Orchard Beach and Booth Bay Harbor. I've been to Portland, ME and would go there again especially after watching one of Andrew Zimmern's show on the Travel Channel earlier this year. He mentioned places to eat in Portland I never thought of checking out.

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Posted by GMorrison on Friday, October 05, 2018 11:33 PM

Tojo72

 

 
GMorrison

 

 
Tojo72

Monterey+Carmel

 

 

That's where I live.

 

 

 

 

Wow,thats great,really nice area.

 

Please lety me know the next time you come. I would love to have a couple with you at the 19th hole in Pebble Beach.

 

Bill

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Posted by patrick206 on Saturday, October 06, 2018 12:00 AM

Tucson for winter vacation, the Pima Air Museum and East Saguaro Nat'l Park.

Wales and the Lake District in the UK.

New Hampshire and Maine for fall trips.

Patagonia, rugged and isolated, but what a place.

New Zealand, words fail to describe the lake trout fishing.

Bonneville for the streamliners.

I'm in Oregon and retired, which is kinda like being on a full time vacation trip.

Patrick

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Posted by keavdog on Saturday, October 06, 2018 2:18 AM

Hey Patrick - I think you win the world traveler award!  Tell me about this trout fishing

Thanks,

John

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Posted by Greg on Saturday, October 06, 2018 11:33 AM

I just thought of a few, a bit more specific than my previous comment.

Old Quebec City. A taste of old Europe without leaving North America. Lovely town, lovely people.

Shanghai for the night skyline view of Pudong from The Bund, worth the trip in itself.

Places I like to visit in US; San Diego, Clearwater Beach, Fort Myers/Naples/Sanibel area, and as much as I hate to admit it, Vegas. Though we don't really care to gamble, there is just so much to do there for a few day getaway. Sheep reminded me in his post above that I visited NYC last year out of necessity, never really cared to go back. I was completely wrong about the place, it is lots of fun and we found the New Yorkers to be great people.

 

-Greg

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Posted by Tojo72 on Saturday, October 06, 2018 12:17 PM

GMorrison

 

 
Tojo72

 

 
GMorrison

 

 
Tojo72

Monterey+Carmel

 

 

That's where I live.

 

 

 

 

Wow,thats great,really nice area.

 

 

 

Please lety me know the next time you come. I would love to have a couple with you at the 19th hole in Pebble Beach.

 

 

Bill

 

Sure thing,may be awhile as we are tied up in having a home built.Wouldnt play it,but we have stopped in the club house and visited a few holes,that 17 mile drive is impressive,what ocean front mansion is yours ?

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Posted by patrick206 on Saturday, October 06, 2018 6:22 PM

keavdog

Hey Patrick - I think you win the world traveler award!  Tell me about this trout fishing

 

Hi, John -

I'm not all that sophisticated as a world traveler, I'm a retired commercial pilot and had the great fortune to see a lot of Mother Earth on the job. But my off duty time and then retirement allowed for free employee travel, (standby, but that sure beat full fare.) We also had pass privileges on partner carriers, and several hotel chains offered steep discounts.

I had the opportunity to fish in New Zealand, both fly fishing in streams and rivers, then charter boat fishing in the lakes. I caught raimbows, browns and a few other species, mostly 3 - 5 pounders, lighter gear made going for the monsters a waste of effort. But I saw others with heavier gear catching 10 - 20 pounders quite regularly, and even 30 pounders are not all that uncommon.

The charter firms arranged for the licenses, the lodges either served meals, or you could get one with a kitchen and cook your own catch. My favorite trip was Lake Taupo, lower third of the North Island. Spectacular clear waters and the most beautiful scenery. I'm going on 78, so travel and that activity is not so easy any more. But those fishing trips will be life long memories.

If you have the chance, that might be a real highlight memory for you, too.

Patrick 

 

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Posted by tempestjohnny on Wednesday, October 10, 2018 1:49 PM
My wife and I used to love coming down to SW FLA. Naples Marco Island. Love everything about it. Now I live here. Going to have to find a new place to visit

 

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Posted by GMorrison on Wednesday, October 10, 2018 2:03 PM

Hang on to something solid, Johnny.

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Posted by BlackSheepTwoOneFour on Friday, October 12, 2018 12:12 PM

GMorrison

Hang on to something solid, Johnny.

 

 

All the more reasons why I won't move to Florida. Don't get me wrong, florida is nice to visit. But to live there? Nope. I'd rather deal with my winters than the hurricanes, tornadoes, gators, big skeeters, big snakes, etc... Big Smile

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Posted by tempestjohnny on Friday, October 12, 2018 12:45 PM

BlackSheepTwoOneFour

 

 
GMorrison

Hang on to something solid, Johnny.

 

 

 

 

All the more reasons why I won't move to Florida. Don't get me wrong, florida is nice to visit. But to live there? Nope. I'd rather deal with my winters than the hurricanes, tornadoes, gators, big skeeters, big snakes, etc... Big Smile

 

Michael was nowhere near this part of FL. Feel really bad for the area that was. 

 

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Posted by MrStecks on Sunday, October 14, 2018 10:33 PM

Camping in the Superior National Forest in northern Minnesota.  There's a small lake up there, (one among thousands) where I will have my ashes spread.  So many good memories there and more memories to be made.

Mark


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