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Old 08-03-2014, 10:27 AM
Location: Mid-Atlantic
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Originally Posted by nmnita View Post
Runner up for us; both hubby and me, would be seeing the San Pans in Hong Kong. I am a little surprised no one has mentioned Niagara Falls. Though we were a little disappointed I know, to many, it is the best falls in the world.
I liked visiting the falls, but then, I went with my son when he was a teenager. With the plastic on his new license still warm, he did all of the driving. That was exciting. We took the Cave of the Winds tour (three stops at the hurricane deck), Maid of the Mist and the Whirlpool Jet Boat.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pVThkp1ih3E The water is still pretty chilly in August. We rode the incline railway, watched the high wire act and had a few decent meals. We walked miles day and night. The tourist area is very safe. My son discovered that he could charge things to the room. What the hell?

Small things. There were black, mechanistic squirrels in Niagara State Park. Oh my gosh, I had never heard of black squirrels. I remember standing next to the Niagara river and feeling the force of the water as it rushed toward the drop. We pulled off of the highway to take pictures of a field of sunflowers.
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Old 08-03-2014, 05:23 PM
Location: Mid-Atlantic
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Melanistic. Did I type that? LOL
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Old 08-06-2014, 04:09 PM
Location: South Carolina
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driving away from nyc and looking back at the skyline a week before 9/11 happened and I will never forget it . For some reason something told me to look back . I did not know it then but that was the last time I saw the twin towers very sad .
The Effiel tower up close .
London bridges and the swiss alps .
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Old 08-06-2014, 05:55 PM
Location: southwest TN
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Driving the long way from Vegas to the Grand Canyon - the mountains that kept going and every crest revealed another and then, finally, the Grand Canyon. Awesome, literally.

a cup of cloud - we were cruising in the Greek isles, heading out from Santorini and there it was - a tiny island with a little dip on one side and sitting in that dip shaped like a cup was a cloud - just sitting there.

The Jersey Shore and Staten Island after Superstorm Sandy.
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Old 08-11-2014, 12:09 AM
Location: Montana
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1. Sitting on the runway in cramped plane at McCarren Intl and staring at the hotels on the Vegas strip.
2. Barely being able to move with all the hoards of people in Times Square, NYC.
3. Stopping to look at the Hollywood sign on a bus tour.
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Old 08-11-2014, 03:10 AM
Location: Poshawa, Ontario
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In your travels: what are the 3 sites you have seen that you will always remember?
1. The south rim of the Grand Canyon, AZ. Words cannot even begin to describe the experience.

2. Inside the burial chamber at Newgrange, Co. Meath, Ireland. Older than the Pyramids of Giza, the antiquity of this tomb was mind-blowing.

3. The inside of McSorley's Old Ale House in Manhattan, NY. Setting foot in McSorley's is just like stepping back in time. My wife and I celebrated there on our wedding night. It's simply the greatest saloon in the world!
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Old 08-15-2014, 07:21 AM
Location: D.C.
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Wow, this is really hard for me to narrow down as I have traveled a lot, but here goes:

Rome, Italy - This is the ultimate to me. Rome has everything. History, culture, great scenery, great food. I've been there twice and want to go again.

Giza Pyramids, Egypt - Seeing these architectural marvels in person was amazing. Actually got to go into one which was really cool. Can't believe they were built in 2500 B.C.!

Iguazu Falls, South America - Visually stunning, just incredible. Imagine putting about twenty Niagara falls side by side.

Terra Cotta Warriors, Xian China - Made in the third century, it's hard to believe these were buried for so many years and discovered by a farmer in 1974. It amazes me that not a single one of these warriors (there were around 8000 made) is the same.
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Old 08-15-2014, 12:30 PM
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1. Lanai, on a private beach, all by myself
2. Inverness, staring out at the water
3. Marina Bay Sands in Singapore, on the top floor, the one with the pool on top
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Old 08-15-2014, 05:08 PM
Location: Midwest
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Let me show and tell you...

3. The Patagonian Andes outside of Bariloche...I always wanted to head down here and finally got the chance. I wasn't let down, however, it would have been better if I didn't have a bad cold and I didn't hurt my foot.

2. The Oregon Coast...I have never been so close to the ocean before this which is crazy considering had been to two continents and 3 foreign countries before standing on the ocean coast. I love that it is only a 2 1/2 to 3 hour non-stop (5-6 hours w/ 1 stop) flight to Eugene from Denver and then a hour or two drive to the coast. Perfect for an out of state long weekend.
Cape Arago looking into South Cove: https://www.flickr.com/photos/massey...4053/lightbox/
Face Rock State Scenic Viewpoint: https://www.flickr.com/photos/massey...4156/lightbox/
Top of Heceta Head Trail: https://www.flickr.com/photos/massey...9205/lightbox/
Cape Kiwanda: https://www.flickr.com/photos/massey...9893/lightbox/

1. Great Sand Dunes National Park...I spent 3 days hiking around 30 miles. The entire trip had the most amazing sights I have ever seen and will be tough to beat. Snow capped mountains rising 5000+ feet in the background to sand dunes that rise many hundreds of feet. My pictures give a hint, but until you are there at the base of these massive dunes you cannot get an idea of how giant they are. This place is one of the most unique places in the world, and I am extremely happy it isn't that well known. I am also happy this place is within a 4 hour drive of where I live...perfect distance for an in state long weekend.
West Edge: https://www.flickr.com/photos/massey...9082/lightbox/
Southern Edge: https://www.flickr.com/photos/massey...2898/lightbox/
Eastern Edge: https://www.flickr.com/photos/massey...2898/lightbox/
Top of High Dune: https://www.flickr.com/photos/massey...3114/lightbox/
In the Dunes: https://www.flickr.com/photos/massey...3114/lightbox/

Bonus: I flew into Newark from Buenos Aires. When I got to my gate I had the opportunity for the perfect picture of Manhattan at sunrise. I was so tired that sleep was a better idea at that time. Now I regret not taking a picture.
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Old 08-24-2014, 07:10 PM
Location: norcal
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ive been to 13 states...if im counting right lol. and ive never left the country. 2 of my 3 things are right here in california. them in order -

1. mt. shasta. it takes my breath away. literally. i could sit and stare at this beautiful mountain forever. i want to move there and make its presence a part of my every day. theres like a magnet in it that just draws me.

2. burney falls. the first time i saw this...it also took my breath away. i was literally stunned by its beauty.

3. i went to seattle and went on a ferry tour and got to see the skyline from the water...its something i will always remember. i love seattle.
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