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Old 07-24-2006, 05:47 PM   #11
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We took a sailing boat around the Greek islands when we first met many years ago...
Izzy, when you first MET??? I'm shocked, shocked that a proper Scotswoman like you would have done such a thing.

But of course he must have been handsome and charming, and the Greek sun so warm................
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Old 07-24-2006, 06:03 PM   #12
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The Summer:

Sardinia June 2003. I had never seen such gorgeous, brilliant emerald water and perfect white sand beach directly, not on some posters or TV adverts or jigsaw puzzle pictures. I was just spellbound. Then Cris taught me to snorkel, until then going beyond the point where I can stand and still leave my head safely above the water had absolutely been out of question. For the first time I was able to swim around amongst fishes in that crystal clear water, how beautiful it was, is just beyond description. Also choosing June was a wise decision, as the mass immigration of holiday makers from all over Italy was yet to arrive, the beaches were not so crowded, and maybe that was one of the reasons the water remained so clear.
We went back last summer, too, but the first time is always the most special one...

The winter:
Toss up between Copenhagen January 2004, or London/Birmingham March 2005.

Both times I went to see a major international figure skating competitions, I wouldn't go into details as probably I will bore everyone to tears, but both outings were packed with unforgettable fun and excitements...

I have many more great experiences travelling though, and hope to add many more in the future...
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Old 07-24-2006, 06:08 PM   #13
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Izzy, when you first MET??? I'm shocked, shocked that a proper Scotswoman like you would have done such a thing.

But of course he must have been handsome and charming, and the Greek sun so warm................
Well, not quite when we FIRST met - but about a year later.... but it was a loooooong time ago, Mud!

I've visited lots of places round the world (both before and since that holiday) - but nothing tops that holiday. Pootling around on the boats, swimming on deserted beaches, eating until we were stuffed... drinking lots of wine and retsina (blech.... but hey, we were on holiday!) I suppose that is why we return to one or other of those islands time after time.
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Old 07-24-2006, 06:15 PM   #14
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Nothing like that first romantic holiday with someone you're crazy about, eh?
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Old 07-24-2006, 06:34 PM   #15
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I wouldn't know where to start...I seem to end up living where ever I vacation to.

From Bermuda, I go home at least once a year.

I LOVED being in Coasta Rica
I REALLY LOVED Living in Holland
I REALLY REALLY LOVED Vancouver,B.C.
and England(Sheffield/Rotherham) is always great because I can catch up with family...
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Old 07-25-2006, 02:45 AM   #16
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and England(Sheffield/Rotherham) is always great because I can catch up with family...
yes, i've heard that people from north central england are particularly slow of foot. (bah dum dum...)


and 'bug, your chariot awaits! i would love to meet you and the hh this fall, tho i'm pretty sure i'll be working midnights that week. you'll have to brave the parade yourselves, but i'll meet yous for an aperitif in the evening.

laissez les bon temps roulez!!!
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Old 07-25-2006, 03:22 AM   #17
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We went camping for 2 weeks in Canyonlands, Utah. It was my first "real" camping trip. We had a great time and did some spectacular hikes through slot canyons. It was a great vacation but probably most memorable because I got knocked up that vacation.

Kauai with my sister was really fun. We went a couple years ago when I was 7 months preggers with Aidan. We always have a great time. We went to some pretty incredible places.

Visiting family in Scotland is always wonderful too. Made a trip with my sister over there in 2002. I sure hope to take the kids over there someday.
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This will sound awefully tame but my honeymoon was in a small town called Halliburton in a bed and breakfast, its an artist community, with some side triips to Huntington (all this is in Ontario, we didn't venture far). We went to all the little shops and work shops, bought some beautiful momentos with which we redecorated our room (quilt, picture made with real fauna, sculptures) and came back through Kingston where we took in the haunted walk... we had alot of fun. Especially since out bed and breakfast had canoes, paddle boats, a 2 seated bike, all kinds of stuff and we sprung on the suite.
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What the heck is a vacation ??????
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Old 08-01-2006, 05:42 PM   #20
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Like many, I have a hard time narrowing it down.

Childhood? I lived for three years in Germany. No, it really doesn't qualify as a vacation (especially as the eldest of four children of a military sergeant), but I specifically remember going to the Black Forest, going to the Oktoberfest, mushrooming with Opa (honorary title) and various other things we did on the couple of vacations while we lived there. I'll never forget what the Alps looked like. It was magic, and rather sets the standard. Yes, I had to baby-sit younger sisters while my parents went out dancing. The flip side of that was that I got to watch all the Germans clear the floor to watch Mom & Dad dance. Nothing matches the green, nothing matches the beauty. And nothing can ever match the night I spent in a castle. A real castle!

In adult life it is harder. My husband and I, luckily, are very sympatico. We haven't been on a vacation for years, but .... well, living in Hawaii off & on for ten years? How about a week in Old Quebec City, in an old B&B, eating great game? How about touring Slovenia, using only public transportation? A few days in Hong Kong, with eating as the centerpiece of the vacation?

I guess I've been very lucky. I simply cannot choose -- heck, I can't even figure out where my next vacation will be once my puppy goes to her great reward!
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