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 PostPosted: Tue Mar 24, 2009 9:55 pm Reply with quote  
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  Mara Jade Skywalker
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This thread is for vacations. I'm going to assume we've all been on at least one vacation, so feel free to share the best, worst, and inbetween here. Also share pictures if you so wish.

I'll start with a couple: My favorite vacation would be to Gatlinburg, TN. This would be because I got to go ice skating, snowboarding, and skiing. Also stayed in an awesome condo and just had an absolute blast. Unfortunately, I don't have any good pictures without people in them. And as of the moment, I'll refrain from sharing pics with people. Just cause...you know.

Second favorite vacation: Ouray, CO. It's a little bitty town in a box canyon. Total tourist attraction, near Telluride. Tourism is about its only industry. My dad used to live there, so he wanted to take us to see it. We rented a Jeep and rode it up into the mountains...one of the most fun things I've ever done. Here're a couple pictures of the quaint little town:





And here's a pic I took on our Jeep excursion:



Gorgeous scenery. Absolutely breathtaking. And in those mountains, that's pretty much a literal statement. For those of us not used to such an altitude, that is. Wink
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Nice pictures. Looks like a real beautiful place to visit. Wink
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My favourite place to visit is Ottawa. The Museum of Nature is really neat and, as far as I know, it is free. Cool It's a lot quieter than I expected. I can't stand Toronto- it's so busy and grimy, but Ottawa is really beautiful and peaceful.
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I went on a mission trip to Romania in 2007. Here are a few pics:

Castle:


Subway:


Countryside:


More Countryside:


Palace in Bucharest:

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I like the dog buried in leaves Laughing

And the castle looks awesome!
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He was such a great dog! I don't remember his name, and I don't think he was even owned by the people we were with. But he followed us around the whole three days we were up on that mountain. I have a few more pictures where he's hiding in the leaves. It's almost like a Where's Waldo thing with some of the pics. Smile

As for the castle, it was an awesome place. We took a tour of it, but there were no cameras allowed. Same for the palace. They say that Michael Jackson stood on the balcony of that palace and addressed the citizens of Bucharest, "Hello Budapest." How embarrassing. Wink

The trip was great, and I loved every minute of it. I'd never been on a subway before, hence my pic of that. I was soooo excited. And I have to say Bucharest reminded me very much of New Orleans. Specially when we stopped at a McDonald's. Seemed like home. The only thing that started getting to me during my three week stay was the lack of ice. That seems like such a minor thing, but I missed ice in my drink! Even McDonald's didn't offer it. Other than that, though, loved it.
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Nice pictures. The castle is amazing. I should get myself one of those...
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More picture time! This isn't necessarily a vacation, but it was a trip, per se. A trip to the zoo. I haven't been in 12 years! Confused

This is the Audubon Zoo, BTW. It's renowned for being what was once considered the worst zoo in the country to now being one of the best. Smile

Elephant:


Lion:


White Tigers:


Gorillas:


Orangutan:


Giraffe:


Me and my friends waving at our shadows:


We kept trying to accomplish that picture, but the sun kept casting our shadows behind us! It took us awhile to find a section of bridge where the sun was at the right angle for the picture. But anyway.

It's interesting, but the zoo has two white tigers, yet no orange ones! They used to have them, when I last went oh so long ago, but no longer. Dunno why.

Anyway, it was really fun! We stayed for about 5 and a half hours, yep. I decided we needed to take it all in, nice and slow, as it'll probably be another 12 years before we return. Wink
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Reepicheep wrote:
My favourite place to visit is Ottawa. The Museum of Nature is really neat and, as far as I know, it is free. Cool It's a lot quieter than I expected. I can't stand Toronto- it's so busy and grimy, but Ottawa is really beautiful and peaceful.


Have you been to the new military history museum there? Its awesome (at least if you're into military history stuff). Ottawa is one of my family's favorite places to vacation.
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I haven't been to Ottawa for a few years now, so I've never seen the museum. Is it old military (swords), or newer. I'm very much into the older stuff, but not so much the newer.
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Hey everyone I have some pictures from my trip to Texas in late April. I was in the Gaylord Resort outside of Dallas.


The Gaylord Resort in Texas


Downtown Grapevine a cute small town


Another shot of downtown Grapevine


Bonnie and Clyde robbed this place!


The best burgers in Texas




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Wow, very nice! Hope you had a great time on your vacation! Sounds like you did, though. Smile
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Reepicheep wrote:
I haven't been to Ottawa for a few years now, so I've never seen the museum. Is it old military (swords), or newer. I'm very much into the older stuff, but not so much the newer.


I believe they cover stuff starting with the French and Indian War (aka Seven Years War). So they have officer swords and maybe a few cavalry sabers, but that is about as old as it gets (none of the suites of armor and medieval longswords). It basically covers Canada's military history (to give you a time frame of the museum). I thought it was very good myself, though I do prefer swords over guns in coolness factor (kinda hoping some day to design my own sword and then find a smith to forge it).
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I'd dig medieval stuff, but The French and Indian War is not too recent. When I go back I'll probably check it out. Thanks for the heads-up. Smile
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