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Old 08-06-2014, 12:26 AM   #31
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Just to expand (brag) a little about my beloved California. Sitting where I do, I don't think there's anywhere else in the country where I could visit the ocean, mountains and desert in the same day. I often bless my parents wisdom for settling right here in this georgous piece of paradise, Ventura County, Ca.

I too am loving all the pictures.....more, more, more!!!!
+1!! I may be partial but I do love California, too.

Loving the pics and links...everyone has their own little bit of paradise!
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Old 08-06-2014, 12:54 AM   #32
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Just to expand (brag) a little about my beloved California. Sitting where I do, I don't think there's anywhere else in the country where I could visit the ocean, mountains and desert in the same day. I often bless my parents wisdom for settling right here in this georgous piece of paradise, Ventura County, Ca.

I too am loving all the pictures.....more, more, more!!!!
Like I stated previously, Washington and Oregon have the same benefits. The whole of the West Coast does.
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Old 08-06-2014, 01:00 AM   #33
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The English Lake District for Addie. Not as spectacular as the Rockies but not bad all the same.

Lake District National Park - Free photos (click photos to find out what they are.)
Thanks MC. As I stated a while back, my first husband grew up in Cockermouth, Cumberland County in the Lakes District. I showed the pics to The Pirate so he could see where his father started his life. He must have sat here for 15 minutes at least just looking at them. It is a beautiful part of the UK.
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Old 08-06-2014, 01:04 AM   #34
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When you work for the airlines for 47 years you fly to a LOT of places. Been to Bermuda and Hawaii and although I loved them both, I'd get island fever. I don't have too much praise for Atlanta because we have also lived in the foothills of the Cascades east of Seattle and right in the center of San Francisco. Our favorite place we ever lived? The Pine Lake Plateau in the foothills of the Cascades! We've been gone from there for 25 years and are still homesick. I lived about two blocks from San Francisco's Corona Heights and had a breathtaking view of the entire bay area from up there. Did I feel blessed living in these places? Yes, however I have appreciated and enjoyed every place I ever lived, even Vietnam.
Having lived in Tacoma and traveled often to Spokane, I always loved going over the Cascades. When I would open my curtains in the morning, there was Mt. Ranier. And when I went to go out the back door to get my broom off the back porch, there were the Olympics. Both always covered in snow, even in the summer. The views were absolutely breathtaking.
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Old 08-06-2014, 10:25 AM   #35
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Mount Diablo and Sand Hill Cranes

I see the other side of the Sierra from Cheryl and to the west..Mt. Diablo
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this is where I'm from these islands
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Old 09-02-2014, 03:31 PM   #37
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Here's an interview with a guy who plays the founder of my city. He's at the farmer's market every Saturday and hosts walking tours around the Olde Towne downtown area. Portsmouth, VA, was founded in 1752.

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WOW! That's cool GG
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Old 09-02-2014, 10:19 PM   #39
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... If you grew up on a farm in Ohio, you will find plenty of farmland on the West Coast...
Not sure if west coast farmland would have Amish and their buggies though.
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Where I'm from and where we now live are 600+ miles away.

The first pair of photos are from where we are right now. The winter image is what I see out the back door of our sun room. The second is from my front porch looking up our street. It's one of the few garden photos that doesn't show weeds.

The last three pictures are from OH, the first one from around where our kids live. In the photo is Himself standing with our daughter The second is from the city next to ours that we would take regular outings to since they had a cute Town Common area, just like I imagined New England would look like. Imagine my surprise to find that my idea of a New England town square is hard to find. Right angles and roads rarely happen together. The last is of one of the best places to visit if you are ever in Cleveland: West Side Market. We are regular shoppers there when we're in the area, both when we lived there and now when we visit.
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