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Old 06-18-2005, 10:44 AM   #1
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Where was your favorite vacation spot?

I've not gone out of Texas much, and it wasn't really vacation, it was to visit some family friends and it was during winter in W. Virginia and N. Carolina both very beautiful states, especially the mountains of Virginia.

My only real vacation was in Rockport, Texas at the Gulf Coast. Small town, and not crowded like Galveston can get.

Clean water. We stayed a week and went deep sea fishing for the first time, I was so sick I looked up just enough to take pictures of the dolphin fish {BIL} and King fish {DH} that were fighting like crazy, it took them both at least 30 minutes to get them in. And tons of Snapper. It was worth it! Don't think I'm in a hurry to go back out though.

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Old 06-18-2005, 10:48 AM   #2
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Texas, my grandpa was from Rockport - He always said it was a great place :)

I love Vegas, but I think Seattle was a really good one (so lush and green!) and South Dakota (been there 3-4 times, love the black hills and the quieter life). Oh! and Tahoe too - nothing like horseback riding at sunrise, surrounded by giant evergreens and a gorgeous lake!
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Old 06-18-2005, 12:07 PM   #3
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Aruba! We go every year for two weeks in Jan/Feb. The water's great, the beaches are the best, the people are friendly. There are casinos if you like to gamble and everyone speaks English. All stores and restaurants accept US Dollars.

Within the USA, My favorite vacation place is San Francisco and the surrounding area. The city is colorful and offers a varied ethnic mix. The chinatown is one of the best. Top notch restaurants are everywhere. Nearby are the Monterey Peninsula - check out the 17 mile drive and wine country and Napa and Sonoma valleys are a wine drinker's paradise.
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Old 06-18-2005, 12:26 PM   #4
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Greece! With out a doubt.

The Bahamas are pretty wonderful too though...

In the US, I'm with Andy. San Francisco is a great place to
spend time. We always have a great time there.

If any of you take Jkath's advice and decide to visit Seattle
give me a call. We'll take ya to the mountains for a hike and then
to Pikes Market for an afternoon. She's right this is a beautiful area.
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Old 06-18-2005, 12:42 PM   #5
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i love the west coast of florida, from tampa bay down to ft. meyers. great fishing, shelling, restaurants, shopping. i have property down in port charlotte; hope to build a vacation home there someday.
my other favorite vacations were skiing in british columbia, and pub hopping and hiking in the north and west of ireland (conaught).
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Old 06-18-2005, 01:58 PM   #6
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Nearby are the Monterey Peninsula - check out the 17 mile drive
That is truly a gorgeous site! 2 summers ago I drove up the coast with my sister, and our kids. Partially through 17 mile drive, my car decided it was done and died. Horrible happening, yes, but it couldn't have picked a better place.
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Old 06-18-2005, 03:38 PM   #7
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Aruba! We go every year for two weeks in Jan/Feb. The water's great, the beaches are the best, the people are friendly. There are casinos if you like to gamble and everyone speaks English. All stores and restaurants accept US Dollars.

Within the USA, My favorite vacation place is San Francisco and the surrounding area. The city is colorful and offers a varied ethnic mix. The chinatown is one of the best. Top notch restaurants are everywhere. Nearby are the Monterey Peninsula - check out the 17 mile drive and wine country and Napa and Sonoma valleys are a wine drinker's paradise.
One great thing about San Francisco, if your watching your pennies, go sit on any street corner and people watch...I could do it for hours You don't have to spend a peeny to be entertained...It's FREE Of course then I have to have my fix at the Wharf
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Old 06-18-2005, 03:41 PM   #8
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Nearby are the Monterey Peninsula - check out the 17 mile drive


When our Kevin was little (about 8 ) we took thet drive and he said "Mom, when I grow up I'm going to buy you one of these houses.." I asked him how he planned on paying for it. His answer was " I'll just write a check."

This was in 1980 and they were multi million $$ homes then.
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Old 06-18-2005, 03:49 PM   #9
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Aruba is one of my favorites... it certainly has the best snorkeling of any island i've been to. I think my favorite is Cozumel, Mexico though. Not as pretty as many of the islands, but it's 24/7 fun!
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what the heck is a vacation ??
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