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Old 12-11-2013, 06:04 PM   #15
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Mardi Gras.
Jazz and Heritage Festival.
Fantastic restaurants.
Being able to legally walk around with a beer in your hand, as long as it's in a plasric cup.
A plasric cup?

I think you have been spending too much time plasterdic in the Quarter!
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Old 12-11-2013, 06:18 PM   #16
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Mount Jacinto about 10,000 right up from the valley floor. Take aerial tram.

GOLF! We have about 65 courses within 30 miles of my house.

Tennis. There are big tennis clubs

Hot Weather in the summer, very warm weather in the winter.

Anza Borrego State Park - desert, sculptures, landscape

Salton Sea - fishing, camping

Joshua Tree National Park - 30 miles or so

Sunnylands Estate - world summit meeting place

Palm Springs resort area

Casinos galore

Humongous outlet mall - 30 miles away

Windmill Farm with 5800 windmills

Mount Palomar 200 inch telescope (50 miles or so)

BIg Bear Lake

Idylwild resort area

Lots more. Generally we get many thousands of snow birds here.
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Old 12-11-2013, 06:31 PM   #17
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Holy smoke - Northwestern Ontario - there is a LOT:

- serious wilderness
- great scenery
- stunning sunsets
- best canoeing on the globe
- fabulous fishing
- hardly anybody here ....

Welcome to Quetico Provincial Park
Sunset Country, Ontario, Canada - Fishing, Hunting, the Great Outdoors!

You're welcome to come and join us - but don't tell anyone else .....


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Old 12-11-2013, 06:37 PM   #18
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Mayor Rob Ford? (Jus' Kiddin')

Our home in Burlington is pretty much a bedroom community of Toronto.

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Old 12-11-2013, 09:08 PM   #19
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It's all about the water out here on the eastern tip of Long Island. The beach, fishing, boating, surfing, paddling, beach bonfires. There are amazing places to eat and drink and in summer you can't go a full day without seeing some celeb, if that's what you're into. Winter is for winterizing....antifreeze in the airstream and porters and stouts in the owners.
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Old 12-11-2013, 09:39 PM   #20
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Military parks, Casinos, the Natchez Trace, the Delta and Blues.
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Old 12-11-2013, 10:20 PM   #21
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Great Smokey Mtns national park, Bristol Racetrack, Whitewater rafting on the Nolichucky river, miles of hiking trails, birthplace of country music ( Bristol TN/VA not nashville which is what everone thinks) East TN. is an outdoor lovers paradise.
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Old 12-11-2013, 10:38 PM   #22
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Only place in the U.S. where the Mississippi River runs East and West rather than North and South! I have to drive North to travel to Iowa from Illinois. We have several casino river boats and land based casinos within a 2 hour drive from the river in both Ia. & Il., The Rock Island Arsenal, The Colonel Davenport House, The John Deere Classic PGA Tournament, Site of the first bridge across the Mississippi., Home to Deere & Company, Home of the native Blackhawk Indian Tribe, Hennepin Canal, Muscatine Pearl Works Museum, Leclaire,Ia Home of the American Pickers @ Antique Archaeology, Birthplace of William (Wild Bill) Cody, Browning Military Museum, The Bix Music Festival, The Bix 7 Race, and lots more! Ed
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Old 12-11-2013, 11:49 PM   #23
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Within 3-5 hours of Salt Lake City:

Yellowstone
Moab
Canyonlands
Bryce Canyon
Zion National Park
Jackson Hole
Grand Canyon - North Rim
Flaming Gorge

And here we are now in a deep freeze and the Bambi in storage. How long till spring???

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Old 12-12-2013, 12:27 AM   #24
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The beautiful California Central Coast...Monterey to Santa Barbara. Too much to list but here are some highlights...
-Pacific Ocean
-Monterey, Cannery Row and Fisherman's wharf
-Pebble Beach and 17 mile drive
-Big Sur and Hwy 1
-Carmel
-Surfing galore
-Elephant Seal Marine Sanctuary
-Morro Bay and Rock
-Paso Robles Wine Region
-Edna Valley Wine Region
-Santa Ynez Wine Region
-Hearst Castle
-Mission San Luis Obispo, San Miguel, San Antonio, Santa Barbara and Carmel
-Pismo Beach
-Oceano Dunes OHV Recreation Area
-Solvang
-Montana De Oro
-Avila Beach and Port San Luis
-Mild Winters and year round camping
-Santa Barbara and the Channel Islands
- and the list goes on....

...of course it will cost you!!
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Old 12-12-2013, 05:43 AM   #25
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The Lake Champlain islands:
Beautiful scenery
Swimming and fishing
Wineries
Breweries (most micro-breweries per capita: VT)
Mountains an hour away on the Vermont or New York side of the lake
Montreal about 1.5 hours away
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Old 12-12-2013, 06:08 AM   #26
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A mere 35 mile to the greatest city in the world, not the closest to city camping here, but the prettiest and easiest, at only $15.00 per night!

Bus or train less than five miles from campground. Off Rt 80
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Old 12-12-2013, 06:44 AM   #27
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Only place in the U.S. where the Mississippi River runs East and West rather than North and South!
So the stretch from Baton Rouge to New Orleans doesn't count? Nor Grafton to Alton, Illinois? Nor at Grand Rapids? Interesting!
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Old 12-12-2013, 07:03 AM   #28
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Bloomiington-Normal is almost at the dead center of the state of Illinois, and at the junction of Interstates 55 N/S and 74 E/W.

Locals refer to our area as flyover country.

Just north of the junction, off 51/39, is a decent and inexpensive county campground.....Comlara Park.

There are not a lot of tourist attractions here, but we are a large twin-cities with some good, stock-up shopping available and hospitable parking lots.

We do have windfarms, cool to see if you have never.

Just south a bit, in Springfield, is the Lincoln museum, sites and library, which are outstanding and worth a stop for even moderate US history buffs.



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