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Old 09-10-2014, 03:12 PM
 
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Then you definitely don't want to go to Paris or Rome, where you can step on a pile of dog poo if you're not careful

Back to OP, does Disney count? I know a couple who go to Disney every year. They even plan to retire in Orlando to be close to Disney. I was speechless when I heard that.
I've never had a problem with dog poo in Rome. Athens, yes. Rome, no. My biggest beef with Rome is the air quality--it can be not all that far removed from LA circa 1986.

Disney isn't tacky if you take it for what it is meant to be. Tacky is when people think that walking into the French pavilion in Epcot is the same as going to France. The tourists are tacky, the parks, not so much.
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Old 09-10-2014, 03:14 PM
 
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Only if it also includes a stop at Cafe Risque just off I-75 on the way down there.
I'd say that 90% of the billboards on I-75 between I-10 and the Turnpike are nasty. Between the bible thumpers and the adult venues, ugh.
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Old 09-10-2014, 03:21 PM
 
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I LIKE tacky roadside attractions. But then when I was a kid the second grade field trip was to a place called the Alligator Farm to observe dozens of alligators whose main purpose on earth seemed to be chewing off the leg of whichever alligator was closest. They had a few crocodiles but I was always too fascinated by the sight of an alligator leg disappearing before my eyes to pay attention to the tour guide explaining the difference between a croc and a gator.

They had guys who were probably otherwise unemployable feeding them pieces of chicken at two every afternoon. (Alligator feet being limited to four per alligator.) Seeing some seedy character toss pieces of dead chicken to dozens of alligators was not to be missed. And considering the Alligator Farm was across the street from Knott's Berry Farm which was famous for Cordelia Knott's chicken dinners whoever owned the chicken ranch that supplied those two places must have been ROLLING in the dough.
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Old 09-10-2014, 03:43 PM
 
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I love cheese steaks and am far from fat. In fact my doctor made a comment about how she wished every patient my age was slim and fit like I am. That said, I can eat cheese steaks because I work out every day.
Who cares?
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Old 09-10-2014, 04:00 PM
 
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Who cares?
You missed the point, but what else is new.
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Old 09-10-2014, 04:03 PM
 
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You missed the point, but what else is new.
The point where you go off topic & talk about yourself & no one cares? I'm trying to help you. Take it to the low self esteem forum.
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Old 09-10-2014, 04:34 PM
 
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The Canadian side of Niagara Falls. The Falls are drop dead gorgeous, but when you walk up the hill to the commercial area (Clifton Hill), you get this:

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https://www.google.com/maps/@43.0910...t_ct5uEO3Q!2e0

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Old 09-10-2014, 04:40 PM
 
Location: The Triad (NC)
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I love cheese steaks and am far from fat.
In fact my doctor made a comment about how she wished every patient my age was slim and fit like I am. That said, I can eat cheese steaks because I work out every day.
Posts like this require photos
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Old 09-10-2014, 05:25 PM
 
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When I was in Orlando a few years back there were tons of tacky, cheap looking touristy shops....
Orlando area, Disney, Kissimmee, lots of tackiness....

I'd also venture to guess that Vegas is very tacky.
Definitely a place I never care to see, lol
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Old 09-10-2014, 05:44 PM
 
Location: Niceville, FL
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Vegas is useful because airfares are often relatively cheap into there and you can then use it as a starting point to explore a whole bunch of cool places in the desert Southwest.

Gotta say that the Hoover Dam gift shop was probably the tackiest part of that trip. Somewhere I've got a photo of the rainbow pegasus unicorn t-shirt that said 'Hoover Dam' they were trying to sell to poor unsuspecting tourists.
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