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Old 10-04-2012, 03:49 PM
 
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Plain old Pensacola Beach or Navarre will do!
Thank you very much!
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Old 10-05-2012, 05:08 AM
 
Location: on an island
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We were at Amelia Island Plantation. My parents had us in a two bedroom townhouse or condo of some sort? Fuzzy memory. There was a marsh or creek behind us that had a very distinctive smell. This would have been in the 1970s. Crazy how memories work. I can't recall details about the building we stayed in, but I would know that scent anywhere.

I'm a beachwalker and shell seeker by nature. Captiva was perfect!
You were on the south end of Amelia, so the marshy scent was marsh.
We'd get along well, I too am a beachwalker and shell seeker by nature.
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Islamorada, which means "the purple isle," is the most beautiful of the keys IMO. Key Largo isn't bad. Florida, for me, means beach. The better the beach, the better the vacation. That's probably why I like the Panhandle so much. I don't want to leave.
We enjoyed the Panhandle as well. Did you ever get as far east as Apalachicola? We spent two years in Port St Joe (the second year was more St Joe Beach, a bit west of PSJ). Not a lot of amenities, but not a lot of strip malls, either. Windmark is nice.
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Which part of the Panhandle is your favorite? I've only been to Santa Rosa (off of Pensicola) once. I've heard that Destin is way too overcrowded now. If we go someday, I'd love a place with the best beach, not too built up but with a few amenities, restaurants... . You seem to know Florida well.
I like The Forgotten Coast.
Cape San Blas might work for you. Some amenities, but unspoiled.
We used to live just five minutes away from the Indian Pass Raw Bar. Just loved that place.
But if you prefer to be closer to the airport, not have to drive so far, Grayton Beach and the Red Bar might be your best bet.
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Old 10-05-2012, 06:26 AM
 
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I wouldn't mind desert, even if for me the ideal location would be a postcard tropical lush sunny island. But I got a blast the first time I discovered desert (Sonoran near Sea of Cortez) as a teen in 1971 coming from rainy northern France, it was a dazzling experience , those awesome colors , so different from the drab grey-green hues I had only known up to then!
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Old 10-05-2012, 07:38 AM
 
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I've driven through the desert surrounding the Vegas area many times (as well as a number of other deserts in the US and Mexico). I'm just not a desert person. In general I just don't think they are beautiful. I'd much rather look at the mountains or water. But at least I've given it a try, I have seen them, and I do appreciate them.
I like mountains, too...the ones in the desert

I hate the cold. I love the sun. Desert is for me!
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Old 10-05-2012, 01:45 PM
 
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We enjoyed the Panhandle as well. Did you ever get as far east as Apalachicola? We spent two years in Port St Joe (the second year was more St Joe Beach, a bit west of PSJ). Not a lot of amenities, but not a lot of strip malls, either. Windmark is nice.
I did not. Those areas are immediately south of Tallahassee, or in that general direction. I've heard Apalachichola is a cool little town. There's supposed to be a beautiful barrier island (St. Vincent, St. something) that you can catch a shuttle boat to from Apalachicola, if I'm not mistaken, and it is NOT crawling with tourists. But it doesn't offer much in the way of amenities, so you need to pack in your own stuff.
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Old 10-05-2012, 02:12 PM
 
Location: Europe
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Overrrated destinations:

Bangkok, dirty and only temples worth it.
Barcelona, nothing special.
Washington DC, nothing special (just the famous places)
Cambridge, I expected more.


I can't remember more, I should give another oportunity to these cities
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Old 10-05-2012, 11:18 PM
 
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Overrrated destinations:

Bangkok, dirty and only temples worth it.
Barcelona, nothing special.
Washington DC, nothing special (just the famous places)

Cambridge, I expected more.
Good ones.

Barcelona, which I've visited maybe 3 times because it's sort of a pit stop from the Balearics, before proceeding to other parts of Europe, is a big bore. It's great for nightlife, so they say. If you want to enjoy it for daytime offerings, one can wrap it up pretty quickly. All of my European cousins take Lisbon heads and tails above Barcelona. Also, some Catalans can have a stick up their ass about their city and their region.

Washington DC. Once is enough. Just to stand in front of all the historical places and take a picture of them, as in "oh, cool, I've seen this on TV a million times." The army of cloned bureaucrats running during their lunch hour is enough to make one never want to return. It's a city with a bad vibe and, in the summer, the weather in that boggy setting of the Potomac and Anacostia Rivers is dreadful.
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Old 10-05-2012, 11:34 PM
 
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Overrrated destinations:

Bangkok, dirty and only temples worth it.
Barcelona, nothing special.
Washington DC, nothing special (just the famous places)
Cambridge, I expected more.


I can't remember more, I should give another oportunity to these cities
Cambridge, MA?
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Old 10-06-2012, 01:31 AM
 
Location: New York
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I'm surprised no one mention NYC in the first place. Absolutely overrated and full of transplants, it's HECTIC living here.
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Old 10-06-2012, 02:21 AM
 
Location: Europe
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Good ones.

. All of my European cousins take Lisbon heads and tails above Barcelona. Also, some Catalans can
Yeah, if you mean that Lisbon is much better yes it is. (I am not English native so maybe I misunderstand)

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Cambridge, MA?
Cambridge in England. I forgot to explain which one
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