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Old 08-23-2014, 05:21 AM
 
Location: in the miseries
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We live in MA and haven't been to most of the sights.
Figure when we re old we ll do the nearby ones.
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Old 08-23-2014, 03:12 PM
 
Location: Prescott Valley,az summer/east valley Az winter
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moved to Colorado Springs to get away from brothers that wanted me to work my retirement. Found many things local to keep me happy exploring close to home. We have Garden of the Gods that never seems to get old. USOC training center and museum open to public, a wonderful zoo that includes Will Rogers shrine. Things that never seem to get old include rotary club's annual Butterfies and friends. Local artists paint them every year and they are on display for a few months and then auctioned off to support schools, different butterflies every year. Every memorial day weekend there is the balloon fest.

Problem is new strong mayor has decided that balloon fest must pay for extra policing and barracades and this year will be the last. This is so they can afford to build a new ballpark to move the AAA team from their almost new ballpark, and a new USAF visitor center next to the new USAF visitor center the AF is building, and an Olympic museum next to USOC that was supported by last mayor resulting in his being voted out.

Other ways to pay for these new tourist attractions include turning off 1/2 of all streetlights and doing away with cutting weeds along all our roadways around town.
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Old 08-23-2014, 03:59 PM
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Location: Cody, WY
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We live in MA and haven't been to most of the sights.
Figure when we re old we ll do the nearby ones.
You have missed more than a few interesting places. Massachusetts, I'd wager, has more history and culture per square foot than any other state. Not only that, but it's cheap and you can sleep in your own bed.

List of museums in Massachusetts - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Old 08-23-2014, 04:44 PM
 
Location: Miraflores
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I live 3 blocks away from this 1800 year old ruin Huaca Pucllana - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia and had a grass fed Argentinian steak for lunch today while sitting at a restaurant that over looks it. Two weeks ago we traveled by bus over the Andes Mountains to a town in the Amazon that was populated by Germans and Austrians in the mid 1800's. I have lived in Peru for 11 years and still can't get over some of the most amazing things that are right in our backyard.
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Old 08-23-2014, 04:49 PM
 
Location: State of Being
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And don't forget . . . one very nice benefit of being a senior is a a reduced price for passes/licenses:

National Park, $10 pass:

U.S. National Park ServiceAmerica the Beautiful

Many states offer discounted fishing/hunting licenses to seniors:

Seniors, Veterans, and Active Duty Military Hunting and Angling Privileges | State | Policies | Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation
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Old 08-23-2014, 04:54 PM
 
Location: SoCal desert
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And don't forget . . . one very nice benefit of being a senior is a a reduced price for passes/licenses:

National Park, $10 pass:

U.S. National Park ServiceAmerica the Beautiful
Actually it's $20 - $10 for the pass, and $10 for processing the application.

But it's still a hell of a deal. It's a Lifetime pass. I have just a few more months until I can get mine
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Old 08-23-2014, 05:04 PM
 
Location: State of Being
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Actually it's $20 - $10 for the pass, and $10 for processing the application.

But it's still a hell of a deal. It's a Lifetime pass. I have just a few more months until I can get mine
The way to do it is to get a pass when you go to a National Park! We were so surprised when hubby was able to get his in Hawai'i - for $10 (no processing fee when you get it on site). That was quite the deal and he was very pleased.

So if you can get it on site, you save that processing fee. Pretty good deal!

Take a trip to your closest National Park and by-pass doing the application by mail or online!
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Old 08-23-2014, 05:09 PM
 
Location: SoCal desert
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::: Doh! :::
Insert red face.

I'm so used to doing everything online
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Old 08-23-2014, 06:40 PM
 
Location: State of Being
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::: Doh! :::
Insert red face.

I'm so used to doing everything online
LOL. No red face! I do most things online, too, and it was actually a mistake that I hadn't ordered his pass b/f we got to the National Park, as we had discussed it and I had forgotten to fill out the application and get his pass before we left on our trip!

So, imagine my delight when we got to Volcano National Park . . . I hung my head in shame and said - "I was supposed to get my hubby his lifetime pass but didn't do it in time." And the Park Ranger said "Well, let's take care of that right now! That will be $10."
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Old 08-23-2014, 07:16 PM
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Location: North Monterey County
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Having lived in three states - we have spent an inordinate amount of time on the highways and byways of each. Lots to discover. And lots of great memories that we will want to rekindle in retirement.

But what blows me away is how many people who live in Utah - have never been to Yosemite. Or Yellowstone. A stone's throw from their borders.

It's as if they are chained to where they live and never go just outside.
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