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Old 08-08-2014, 08:03 AM
 
Location: middle tennessee
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The Hundred-Foot Journey, due out Aug 8, looks good:

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I want to see this. It looks like the old merchant and ivory/ ruth prawer jhabvala films.

 
Old 08-08-2014, 08:25 AM
 
Location: too far from the sea
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Hi, ER, good thing you enjoy driving. Sounds like you're having a great summer and seeing a lot.

Movies. I despair over finding anything to watch. I guess it must be age but I've already seen everything, if not at the movies, then on tv. I wrote down the titles just mentioned in here and will look for them. Seems that we have mostly given up watching anything on tv except for a few things on PBS and we seldom think of watching a movie on Netflix either.
When we do, we can't find anything we want.

One thing, while the weather is nice, I want to be outside. But when it gets dark and cold and horrible, then maybe we're turn to whatever we can find on Netflix.
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Old 08-08-2014, 08:39 AM
 
Location: State of Being
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I've been gone 19 days now and have driven about 3,500 miles so far. I am typing this in Little Rock, Arkansas. Started back towards home this morning from Blue Ridge, Georgia. There have been some great museums, concerts, and visits with cousins in multiple cities. Main area for me to explore on my way home is Albuquerque/Santa Fe.
Wow!!! That is quite the trek!

I will be very interested in what you think about the Albuquerque/Santa Fe area.

I had waited a lifetime to visit - assumed I would find a really spiritual connection there (artists).

Sadly, I am allergic to tumbleweed and it hadn't rained in over a year . . . so I was in dire distress within hours of landing in Albuquerque (ended up in ER and w/ steroids!!!)

I did get back on my feet with the steroids and decongestants and antihistimines . . . enough to try to explore the region. I didn't feel that connection at all and was very very disappointed, as I had always thought this might be an area for me.

The one thing I was blown away with -- the sunsets. They were blazing, defiant and awe inspiring! Oh - and the food! Some of the best Mexican food I have ever eaten.

So please let us know what you think about that region. I doubt I will ever have the opportunity to visit there again (but who knows?) I love the contrasts of the desert and would dearly love to have more time checking things out, working with some of the artists, etc.
 
Old 08-08-2014, 09:07 AM
 
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I will be very interested in what you think about the Albuquerque/Santa Fe area.

I had waited a lifetime to visit - assumed I would find a really spiritual connection there (artists).

Sadly, I am allergic to tumbleweed and it hadn't rained in over a year . . . so I was in dire distress within hours of landing in Albuquerque (ended up in ER and w/ steroids!!!)
We spend several weeks each summer in the Santa Fe-Abiquiu-Taos area. Although I'm not prone to allergies, etc., I always start decongestants as soon as we hit the road and I keep antihistamines close by. Before I learned to do so, I was a frequent visitor to drop-in clinics where staff used to tell me that tourists with similar complaints are a big part of their business.

That aside, northern NM is my "happy place", I'm more at peace there than any place on the planet.

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Oh - and the food! Some of the best Mexican food I have ever eaten.
After a couple of days of green chile in/on everything, I no longer need the decongestants.
 
Old 08-08-2014, 09:08 AM
 
Location: State of Being
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Didn't really want to put this in a new thread . . . but I thought it was interesting. I don't like to visit Atlanta these days and my friends and I used to do shopping/spa trips several times a year. After I moved to Kansas City, I only visited ATL two times . . . and when I moved back to NC in 2002, I visited twice (2003 and 2004) and said - no way. This is not the Atlanta I knew.

Milwaukee surprised me, though. I had heard a lot of negative things about Cleveland, as well, but it still surprised me to see it on this list.

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Old 08-08-2014, 09:09 AM
 
Location: State of Being
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We spend several weeks each summer in the Santa Fe-Abiquiu-Taos area. Although I'm not prone to allergies, etc., I always start decongestants as soon as we hit the road and I keep antihistamines close by. Before I learned to do so, I was a frequent visitor to drop-in clinics where staff used to tell me that tourists with similar complaints are a big part of their business.

That aside, northern NM is my "happy place", I'm more at peace there than any place on the planet.
I do hope I can visit again! I believe I would love it if I found the right spot!
 
Old 08-08-2014, 09:38 AM
 
Location: Edina, MN, USA
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Didn't really want to put this in a new thread . . . but I thought it was interesting. I don't like to visit Atlanta these days and my friends and I used to do shopping/spa trips several times a year. After I moved to Kansas City, I only visited ATL two times . . . and when I moved back to NC in 2002, I visited twice (2003 and 2004) and said - no way. This is not the Atlanta I knew.

Milwaukee surprised me, though. I had heard a lot of negative things about Cleveland, as well, but it still surprised me to see it on this list.

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I think Ani is planning to "escape" from home

I've been to Cleveland twice an both times I could feel the hateful stares before I even saw the person.
 
Old 08-08-2014, 10:28 AM
 
Location: Near a river
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I've been to Cleveland twice an both times I could feel the hateful stares before I even saw the person.
In what way and why? Just curious.
 
Old 08-08-2014, 11:26 AM
 
Location: SoCal desert
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New Mexico = Hatch chiles

Oh, YUM.

Hey ER - the Hatch Valley Chile Festival is Aug 30 and 31
 
Old 08-08-2014, 01:17 PM
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Location: Cody, WY
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Hi, ER, good thing you enjoy driving. Sounds like you're having a great summer and seeing a lot.

Movies. I despair over finding anything to watch. I guess it must be age but I've already seen everything, if not at the movies, then on tv. I wrote down the titles just mentioned in here and will look for them. Seems that we have mostly given up watching anything on tv except for a few things on PBS and we seldom think of watching a movie on Netflix either.
When we do, we can't find anything we want.

One thing, while the weather is nice, I want to be outside. But when it gets dark and cold and horrible, then maybe we're turn to whatever we can find on Netflix.
Cape Cod is a summer and winter wonderland. It's too bad that the beaches can't be closed to those who visit for all of the wrong reasons. Just imagine what Cape Cod would be like if the area were limited to those who enjoy scientific and historical studies as well as the pleasure of walking on a deserted beach. I visited Cape Cod during the winter; it sure beat a trip to the tropics. Winters in general are mild to the point that a blustery winter day is an exciting diversion.

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