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Old 08-12-2013, 12:10 PM
 
Location: Queens, NY
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I'd like to go to the period just before the historic record begins, when villages are starting become geo-political units and the first glimpses of agriculture is taking hold, and just show off. "Yeah, nice, right? We're going to call it indoor plumbing, so more more s***ing where you sleep. It'll be all the rage!"

Little bit of a Bruce Campbell complex to overcome, but I could pull it off. Just me and my boom-stick, in case anyone has any difficult 'questions'. :-)
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Old 08-12-2013, 12:24 PM
 
Location: San Francisco Bay Area
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I loved the innocence of the 70's and my college years in the 80's. If I could revisit and live it all over again. I would.
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Old 08-12-2013, 12:36 PM
 
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I would like to travel back in time so I could bump into the late Mexican singer Selena (heavy emphasis on Selena & bump )!!!!
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Old 08-12-2013, 01:18 PM
 
Location: California
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hmmm... several choices

Late 1600's in New England as a Pilgrim girl... i love old N/E cemeteries and often wonder who those interred there were... what their lives were like.

During Christ's time on earth... would be a privilege to hear him speak.

Egypt during the Pharaohs' reigns.... munching a honey cake, walking along the Nile watching the barges drift down the river... and surrounded by cats (which i am now and which were considered sacred then)
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Old 08-12-2013, 01:50 PM
 
Location: New Jersey
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Interesting question.

Right off the top of my head, I'd like to go back to when Neanderthals were alive, to see how/if they were really different from modern humans (finding out what happened to them would be a plus).
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Old 08-12-2013, 02:35 PM
 
Location: Coos Bay, Oregon
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1920, and before I'd go I'd buy lots of old US currency to take with me, so I'd have plenty of money for train fare. That way I could travel all over and see what the country was like before everything got wrecked by over development.

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Old 08-12-2013, 02:38 PM
 
Location: Cushing OK
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I'd like to go to the period just before the historic record begins, when villages are starting become geo-political units and the first glimpses of agriculture is taking hold, and just show off. "Yeah, nice, right? We're going to call it indoor plumbing, so more more s***ing where you sleep. It'll be all the rage!"

Little bit of a Bruce Campbell complex to overcome, but I could pull it off. Just me and my boom-stick, in case anyone has any difficult 'questions'. :-)
I'd like to try that, but no indoor plumbing and no boasting. I'd like to see the intricate ties that first came that made us social beings. I'd like to experience that intense connection with nature and survival. I think after that that perhaps I wouldn't want to come back to this world.

I'd like the see the land we live on as it was before people changed it, as Lewis and Clarke saw it too.

Now, if your time trip came as a person in some future time when time machines could be, and we look primitive, what if you end up stuck there forever? Do you adjust and embrase the world, and deal or do you mourn forever?
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Old 08-12-2013, 03:23 PM
 
Location: Ft. Myers
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I don't have many fantasies, but the one I do have is to be able to return to the period I grew up in.....late 50's, early 60's. One reason is that I really enjoyed that era, it was so innocent and simple. The other reason is that I would buy up every $25.00 old car I could and store it away and bring it back with me. I am a car nut and I remember all the neat old cars we thought nothing of but that are worth a fortune today. If I had kept some of the many I owned I wouldn't have had to work again in my life.

But if I went back with a pocket full of 2013 currency I imagine I would have a hard time buying cars with it. So there goes that idea down the drain.

Don
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Old 08-12-2013, 03:43 PM
 
Location: Tucson for awhile longer
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Unless I were assured of being rich, I wouldn't want to go very far back in time. It's lousy enough being poor in modern times. I can't imagine the hardships the poor endured before things like clean water, central heating, and modern transportation existed. Probably the best time to be an average American was during the early sixties. Plenty of jobs, lots of hope and growth, exciting possibilities in travel and entertainment, growing opportunities of minority groups and women.
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Old 08-12-2013, 05:36 PM
 
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I'd go back to 1976 because that's when I met my first boyfriend. We were a good couple for nearly two years. Man, he was cute - and sweet. Too bad we were too young for marriage. We each had to experience more of life - and with different people.
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