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Old 02-06-2007, 08:28 PM
 
Location: Oregon Coast
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We have many pretty places in Oregon. It would be a job to name them all. Portland has some pretty views of Mt.Hood, rivers and forest.
Many of the small towns are very pretty due to the natural beauty surrounding them.
My favorites are here on the Oregon coast. Just drive down highway 101 and bring a camera. You'll see deserted beach land with forests going down to the beach. It's quite amazing!
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Old 02-07-2007, 07:41 AM
 
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Yea,its pretty amazing,,and amazing when you can actually SEE the views when its NOT raining or foggy
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Old 02-07-2007, 02:07 PM
 
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Lightbulb SE Flower Show

I love to look--so many amazing flowers, plants and things to be done with yard/garden.

'Gardens of Delight'/AJC/2-08-07
http://tinyurl.com/2mw8rd (broken link)

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Pretty gardens built on science, sweat, flair

By DANNY C. FLANDERS
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Published on: 02/07/07

David Ellis sat up nights worrying about his six large wisteria trees. Never mind that he'd wrapped their root balls snugly in electric blankets and beamed heat lamps on them inside his toasty Buckhead greenhouse.

In Scottdale, Brooks Garcia spent hours frantically moving hundreds of vegetables he's been growing in a cold frame into his warm office, already packed with potted roses, to guard them against frigid temperatures.

David Ellis, like other experts who will be exhibiting at this weekendŐs Southeastern Flower Show in Atlanta, knows how to make plants bloom out of season. But it's not easy and not foolproof.

But in Chamblee, Alex Smith had a different issue: He crammed florist coolers with roses and delphiniums to slow down their blooms so they'll last throughout a week that showcases his work.

More than 32,000 people are expected to roam the paths of the huge 20th annual show, which includes plant and floral design competitions, demonstrations, seminars and vendors. But it's the two dozen lifesize gardens that stop visitors in their tracks, overpowering them with heady floral sweetness, inspiring them with landscaping ideas and a yearning for spring.


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SOUTHEASTERN FLOWER SHOW
• WHEN: 10 a.m.-8 p.m. today- Saturday; 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday.
• WHERE: Georgia World Congress Center, Building C (adjacent to Georgia Dome on Northside Drive).
• COST: $18 adults; $12 twilight ticket (4-8 p.m.today-Friday); $35 all-days access; $8 students.
• MORE INFO: 404-351-1074, www.flowershow.org.

DRIVING DIRECTIONS
From the south
• Take I-75/85 north to Andrew Young International Blvd. (Exit 248C) Turn left onto Andrew Young International Blvd. Turn left onto Centennial Olympic Park Drive. From the north
• Take I-75/85 south to Williams Street (Exit 249C). Williams Street bears to the right. Go five blocks on Williams and turn right onto Andrew Young International Blvd. Go left onto Centennial Olympic Park Drive.
From east or west
• Take I-20 to Spring Street (Exit 56B). Turn north toward downtown onto Spring Street and left onto Marietta Street.
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Old 02-07-2007, 03:00 PM
 
Location: Central Florida
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Yea,its pretty amazing,,and amazing when you can actually SEE the views when its NOT raining or foggy
We've been to Oregon several times and places along 101 are some of our favorite places. On our last trip out there in June 2005, we only had rain & fog 3-4 days and that was in the NW part of the state. Try the southern half...maybe we'll see you there this summer!
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Old 02-08-2007, 01:19 PM
 
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Estese Park CO
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Old 02-08-2007, 04:49 PM
 
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St. Augustine, FL comes to mind. Also, Abingdon, VA is a pretty town and nearby Asheville, NC is nice as well.
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