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Old 04-08-2010, 01:17 PM
 
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I'm going to go w/Hollywood, you have this picture in your mind of all these studios and a very glamorous place, and it's like there is the sign up on the hill, walk of fame, the Kodak Theater and that's it. 2 blocks away there are prostitutes and people bumming for $$. Wasn't that impressed at all w/it, now Malibu & Beverly Hills were a different story.
Oh yea, Hollywood was totally disappointing. Not what I expected at all.
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Old 04-08-2010, 01:33 PM
 
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Nashville, TN.

Stopped there towards the end of a two week driving trip around the SE of the US. Rude people, lousy food, over priced everything.

Our car and another were broken into overnight and the desk clerk didn't even bother to call the police. We checked and the horn alarms were loud enough to hear. The next morning no one at the hotel even paused to offer any sympathy to the older couple who lost 50th anniversary presents. We found out that there had been a rash of break ins over the last two weeks and no warnings were given about precautions. That news really ticked me off since the desk clerk didn't make any effort on the part of the guests when the car alarms went off.

Lousy town, lousy people. Southern hospitality at it's worst.
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Old 04-08-2010, 01:33 PM
 
Location: Lancashire, England
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I'm going to add Lewisburg WV to my earlier post. The only place I've visited in the US that I wish I'd just passed through rather than stayed for a couple of nights. I'd seen most of what there was to see in half a day and on Sunday evening I could only find one bar open. A bigot cornered me there - I ended up walking out leaving my drink on the bar
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Old 04-08-2010, 01:53 PM
 
Location: Neither here nor there
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Having lived in Aruba in the 1950's, it is a huge disappointment to go back there now.
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Old 04-08-2010, 05:35 PM
 
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If I might I would like to make a slight detour and ask BereniceUK if Staffordshire is the same location I saw on the National Geographic channel. They are having a show about 1400 year old items found by an amateur with a metal detector. We already have it set to record a week from Sunday.

Is that where you live?

And now back to our regular posting...
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Old 04-08-2010, 05:36 PM
 
Location: Tucson/Nogales
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Las Vegas......I looked at my husband and said...Is that all there is?? Did not impress me at all and truth be told if you've seen one casino you've seen them all
I live here, and I get to the Strip perhaps once a year. For entertainment of a different kind. I giggle, laugh to myself, shake my head in disbelief, at the sheep mentality of monkey-see-monkey-do Americans, undeniably the least adventuresome travelers of the world with only safety on their minds.

If you've been only to the Strip here, you haven't been to Las Vegas.

The smarter travelers to Las Vegas, bypass the Strip, hightail it out of here with a rental car for Valley of the Fire, Mt. Charleston, Death Valley, Mt. Zion/Bryce Nat'l Parks, or head over to Mammoth Lakes or Bishop.

Myself, I've really never been disappointed in any place I've traveled to, as I always find some redeeming features anywhere.

But, recently, having been to Tulsa, OK, I would say that city came closest to being very disappointing.
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Old 04-08-2010, 05:46 PM
 
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I live here, and I get to the Strip perhaps once a year. For entertainment of a different kind. I giggle, laugh to myself, shake my head in disbelief, at the sheep mentality of monkey-see-monkey-do Americans, undeniably the least adventuresome travelers of the world with only safety on their minds.

If you've been only to the Strip here, you haven't been to Las Vegas.

The smarter travelers to Las Vegas, bypass the Strip, hightail it out of here with a rental car for Valley of the Fire, Mt. Charleston, Death Valley, Mt. Zion/Bryce Nat'l Parks, or head over to Mammoth Lakes or Bishop.

Myself, I've really never been disappointed in any place I've traveled to, as I always find some redeeming features anywhere.

But, recently, having been to Tulsa, OK, I would say that city came closest to being very disappointing.

That is what we have been doing for a number of years. There are a lot of beautiful places to go see when you are based in LV. We rent an SUV every time we visit and head out for at least one day.
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Old 04-08-2010, 05:58 PM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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My first business trip was to Atlantic City, NJ. What a dump.

The Grand Canyon was pretty by I expected more.

Lexington, KY I loathed but I think it was more because of the people I encountered.

I thought Memphis was going to be an interesting few days. I left after 3 hours.

And of course I had heard great things about the neighbor to the North (home of the blue starred helmets), but when Ive gone there I keep thinking 'this is it?'
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Old 04-09-2010, 12:24 AM
 
Location: Lancashire, England
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Scenic detour

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If I might I would like to make a slight detour and ask BereniceUK if Staffordshire is the same location I saw on the National Geographic channel. They are having a show about 1400 year old items found by an amateur with a metal detector. We already have it set to record a week from Sunday.

Is that where you live?

And now back to our regular posting...
Yes, the Staffordshire Hoard is currently on display in Birmingham and it looks as though enough money will be raised to keep it all in the UK
The Staffordshire Hoard: The artefacts (http://www.staffordshirehoard.org.uk/artefacts/ - broken link)
(If you don't want to see photos of the atrefacts before the programme is aired don't click on the click yet!)

Along a similar line is the Viking Treasure which will end up in York
Yorkshire Museum and Gardens - View News Article
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Old 04-09-2010, 12:36 AM
 
Location: New Orleans
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Detroit MI, this was back in 1996 it was a big letdown. We decided to spend the night across the border in Windsor Canada.
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