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Re: The Travel Thread

Postby GSdrums87 on Tue Jul 30, 2013 8:52 am

I'd love to go to Germany before I move into my career field...
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Re: The Travel Thread

Postby Letang Is The Truth on Tue Jul 30, 2013 8:59 am

What is your career field
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Re: The Travel Thread

Postby GSdrums87 on Tue Jul 30, 2013 9:00 am

Police.
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Re: The Travel Thread

Postby no name on Tue Jul 30, 2013 9:13 am

this might not be context to the thread but i am going to the outter banks driving 10 hours straight to get there. Anyone have secrests to diving that long??
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Re: The Travel Thread

Postby slappybrown on Tue Jul 30, 2013 9:19 am

what a bargain
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Re: The Travel Thread

Postby MWB on Tue Jul 30, 2013 9:27 am

no name wrote:this might not be context to the thread but i am going to the outter banks driving 10 hours straight to get there. Anyone have secrests to diving that long??


Ten hours isn't too bad. Stop every couple hours for breaks, even if you don't feel like you need to.
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Re: The Travel Thread

Postby stopper40 on Tue Jul 30, 2013 9:36 am

Heading to Savannah GA for a wedding in September. Any tips in what to do when I'm there. Have a couple of things planned, obviously, but any recommedations anyone could make would be appreciated
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Re: The Travel Thread

Postby stopper40 on Tue Jul 30, 2013 9:38 am

MWB wrote:
no name wrote:this might not be context to the thread but i am going to the outter banks driving 10 hours straight to get there. Anyone have secrests to diving that long??


Ten hours isn't too bad. Stop every couple hours for breaks, even if you don't feel like you need to.



Also if no one is riding with you, when you stop interact with people if possible even if for a couple of minutes, helps keep the mind sharp
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Re: The Travel Thread

Postby MWB on Tue Jul 30, 2013 9:39 am

We were in Savannah for a couple nights last spring. It's a great place to walk around and has lots of history. We also took a carriage ride, which was pretty good. Had dinner at The Olde Pink House and enjoyed that. I'm pretty sure columbia lives there, so he could give you some info I bet.
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Re: The Travel Thread

Postby Letang Is The Truth on Tue Jul 30, 2013 9:40 am

you had dinner at columbias house?
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Re: The Travel Thread

Postby MWB on Tue Jul 30, 2013 9:41 am

Letang Is The Truth wrote:you had dinner at columbias house?


Yes, and we talked about how much we hate Paula Deen.
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Re: The Travel Thread

Postby shmenguin on Tue Jul 30, 2013 11:30 am

no name wrote:this might not be context to the thread but i am going to the outter banks driving 10 hours straight to get there. Anyone have secrests to diving that long??



Download a bunch of podcasts and drive with one ear bud in.

I just did this on my 12 hour drives last week. I never got bored or overly sleepy.
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Re: The Travel Thread

Postby no name on Tue Jul 30, 2013 11:37 am

shmenguin wrote:
no name wrote:this might not be context to the thread but i am going to the outter banks driving 10 hours straight to get there. Anyone have secrests to diving that long??



Download a bunch of podcasts and drive with one ear bud in.

I just did this on my 12 hour drives last week. I never got bored or overly sleepy.


This sounds pretty good, for myself though i might go with a bunch of comedy concerts, Gaffigan, Chappelle Steinfeld I should download a few of these.
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Re: The Travel Thread

Postby GSdrums87 on Tue Jul 30, 2013 11:40 am

Kyle Kinane, Patton Oswalt. Their humorings will keep you plenty company.
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Re: The Travel Thread

Postby MWB on Tue Jul 30, 2013 11:40 am

Yeah, podcasts are the way to go. I do that for as long as my wife can take it.
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Re: The Travel Thread

Postby Idoit40fans on Tue Jul 30, 2013 11:48 am

I've been listening through Your Mom's House podcast lately after getting caught up on Bill Burr's and the Joe Rogan experience podcasts. I am caught up through this May, so soon i'm going to need a new comedy podcast.
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Re: The Travel Thread

Postby eddysnake on Tue Jul 30, 2013 11:49 am

We did a Beatles theme for our recent trip to Chicago, it was fun, although I did throw in an Elvis cd around the 5 hr mark to split things up. If you have kids, invest in a DC to AC power inverter, saves on batteries.
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Re: The Travel Thread

Postby shmenguin on Tue Jul 30, 2013 12:17 pm

MWB wrote:Yeah, podcasts are the way to go. I do that for as long as my wife can take it.


That's where the ear bud comes in
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Re: The Travel Thread

Postby Gaucho on Mon Aug 05, 2013 7:24 pm

Off to Rome tomorrow. I'll probably melt.
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Re: The Travel Thread

Postby Nuge on Wed Aug 07, 2013 4:53 pm

Planning a weekend in Cleveland in September to catch an Indians game (eventually would like to see every ballpark). Any suggestions about what else to do. Im planning on going to the house from A Christmas Story (despite my growing dislike for that movie), taking a tour of the Great Lakes Brewery, and I'll probably end up checking out the R&R Hall of Fame. Any other suggestions?
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Re: The Travel Thread

Postby ExPatriatePen on Wed Aug 07, 2013 5:05 pm

Nuge wrote:Planning a weekend in Cleveland in September to catch an Indians game (eventually would like to see every ballpark). Any suggestions about what else to do. Im planning on going to the house from A Christmas Story (despite my growing dislike for that movie), taking a tour of the Great Lakes Brewery, and I'll probably end up checking out the R&R Hall of Fame. Any other suggestions?

Stay as far away from East Cleveland as possible.

Get a GPS chip embedded in your somewhere before you go, that way if you turn up missing... :pop:
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Re: The Travel Thread

Postby Big Easy Pens Fan on Wed Aug 07, 2013 5:26 pm

King Sid the Great 87 wrote:If you are on a tight budget and have never been west, get a park pass ($80 last time I got one, gets everybody with you in the park), load up the car, and do that. Sure, Europe, etc sound exotic, but you can get as great of an experience in the States.

Colorado Rockies, Olympic Peninsula, Crater Lake, Mt. Rainier, Mt. St. Helens, Yosemite, Moab, Yellowstone, Death Valley, Pacific Coast Highway, Sequoia, Kings Canyon, Grand Canyon, San Francisco, Los Angeles, San Diego.


You and I are absolutely on the same page King Sid. Of those places you mentioned I have been to 9 of them. Only a few more I'd like to add though. When you said Yellowstone you didn't mention Grand Teton National Park (spectacular in the fall, when the leaves change), which is about 40 miles south of Yellowstone are are affectionately known as "The American Alps", Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park on the AZ/UT border (I was in awe of this place), and Glacier National Park in NW Montana...the Going-to-the Sun Road has jaw-dropping vistas. And definately see the USofA and you keep your $ stateside first. Then you might want to try the Canadian Rockies (Banff, Jasper and the Icefields Parkway which connects those two towns and the National Parks of the same names. Finally, and this isn't cheap so you may have to save up for this one, a cruisetour of Alaska. And I consider all of these "bucket list" items. :D

Man I love talking about travel. I could make a post which itself would take up a whole page, but I'll spare y'all on that. :wink:

Editing here: Grand Tetons in the Fall.

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Re: The Travel Thread

Postby Malkamaniac on Wed Aug 07, 2013 5:39 pm

Traveling to Birmingham Alabama tomorrow for work until Friday night.
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Re: The Travel Thread

Postby nocera on Wed Aug 07, 2013 5:46 pm

Just got back from a 10 day, 10 state RV trip.
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Re: The Travel Thread

Postby Big Easy Pens Fan on Wed Aug 07, 2013 5:46 pm

The Icefields Parkway from Lake Louise to Jasper. This video is about 10 1/2 minutes long, but if you're interested in visiting this area, it's worth a look. Incidentally, this road was used in the opening scene of the movie John Q with Denzel Washington. Watch on "Youtube"/full screen for best results.



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