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Old 03-01-2013, 09:08 PM
 
Location: Somewhere in northern Alabama
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Ever traveled somewhere as a child, or a number of years ago, and decided to revisit the place?

Just like there is no going home, there is no traveling to some places twice.

Just as an example, I remember visiting Homestead FL in the 1970s when the railroad still went there and the produce warehouses were on their last legs of being used. Around 1988+- I remember the track being removed up to Dadeland. Fast forward and with Hurricane Andrew, it was an entirely different experience.

What places have you revisited and found to be entirely different?
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Old 03-01-2013, 09:43 PM
 
Location: The Triad (NC)
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Ever traveled somewhere as a child, or a number of years ago, and decided to revisit the place?
What places have you revisited and found to be entirely different?
Thermopolis Wyoming stands out as a sad experience of that sort.

I went through there in the 70's with some friends and found a Roman bath experience
built around the natural hot springs. I was really looking forward to doing that again.

On my last trip through there ('04?) I found it had been converted to a native American
sweat lodge sort of place. It just wasn't the same thing at all.
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Old 03-01-2013, 10:06 PM
 
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It's not different in a bad way, just interesting. I visited the Black Hills of South Dakota on a vacation over 20 years ago. I was only 9 years old, so I forgot a lot of the details and what I remembered was from a child's perspective. I moved here two years ago. It was cool to see it as an adult and go back to the places I remembered.

Probably the thing that's changed the most, yet not much at all given the time span, is the Crazy Horse monument.
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Old 03-02-2013, 05:08 AM
 
Location: Florida
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Not me personally, but when my brother was visiting us here is SWF last year, he decided to take a sentimental visit to where he had been stationed back in the mid-60's.
Can any of you imagine the difference he found when he arrived in Key West?

Having planned to do an overnight, he turned around and left within an hour.
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Old 03-02-2013, 05:39 AM
 
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Disney World. It's gone from being delightful and whimsical to a nickel and dime overly commercial pink plastic hot mess full of trashy people and constant aggravation.
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Old 03-02-2013, 09:03 AM
 
Location: Bel Air, California
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I visited the Grand Canyon back in the 60's, went back in 2010 and it seemed different in a way I can't fully describe, I think maybe it was a bit deeper...the bottom seemed further away.
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Old 03-02-2013, 11:46 AM
 
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Atlantic City. Up until the the early 70's it was a fantastic family destination. The crime set in and it went downhill. They then tried to bring in gambling to fix their woes. Now it it is just a bad version of Las Vegas.
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Old 03-02-2013, 03:32 PM
 
Location: North Idaho
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My first trip to Oahu. Once you left Honolulu, you could drive all the way around the island, and see about 3 small houses and everything else was pineapples.
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Old 03-02-2013, 03:34 PM
 
Location: SW Missouri
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Calico Ghost Town (California)
Yosemite

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Old 03-02-2013, 04:47 PM
 
Location: Sudcaroland
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I haven't revisited many places, because I really like visiting new places and usually don't have time / money for revisits.
The only place I revisited was NYC, because my husband had never been there and wanted to go. The only difference there was... well, 9/11 took place after my first visit. So that sure was a different place.
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