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Re: Vacation Advisory!
« Reply #420 on: July 18, 2015, 12:31:43 AM »
Tomorrow afternoon, off to spend a weekend in Washington, DC! It's only a weekend, but a vacation nonetheless. :)

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Re: Vacation Advisory!
« Reply #423 on: July 18, 2015, 12:50:20 PM »
So you actually drove about 400 km/day during your trip? About 5 hours of driving per day?

FWIW, today I drove 400+ km starting at about 10 AM and finishing at about 10 PM. That is 12 hours, of which I effectively drove at least 10.  :D
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Re: Vacation Advisory!
« Reply #424 on: July 18, 2015, 01:16:39 PM »
FWIW, today I drove 400+ km starting at about 10 AM and finishing at about 10 PM. That is 12 hours, of which I effectively drove at least 10.  :D

I presume that you are exhausted? Did you enjoy the spots you visited?  :)
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Re: Vacation Advisory!
« Reply #425 on: July 18, 2015, 01:26:44 PM »
I presume that you are exhausted?

Honestly, I can drive hundreds upon hundreds of kms --- the exhaustion shows itself only in the last 20 or 30 km --- but then again when I finish driving I have a few beers and I feel like posting here again! :D

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Did you enjoy the spots you visited?  :)

Yes, absolutely, every bit and inch of them!  :)
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Re: Vacation Advisory!
« Reply #426 on: July 18, 2015, 02:54:40 PM »
Hi, folks!

I have just returned from a 3-night trip in central Romania. I have visited the following places:
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About 1,500 km by car.

Hi Andrei - looks like some great sites that you visited - thanks for the links!  In May, wife & I did a 6-night trip from North Carolina to southern Pennsylvania mainly to visit a bunch of Civil War battle sites (Petersburg, VA; Bull Run, VA; Gettysburg, PA; Fredericksburg, VA) w/ an ending stay in Richmond, VA - put 900 miles on the car (about the same as you!) - Dave :)

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Re: Vacation Advisory!
« Reply #427 on: August 25, 2015, 05:22:52 AM »
The missus's fancy this year runs to a day-trip-distance outing to Acadia National Park.  We've never been so deep Down East before (maybe this is the first we shall actually have been Down East . . . terminology, and all.)  The distance is agreeably short;  but we shall stay there some four nights.
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Re: Vacation Advisory!
« Reply #428 on: August 25, 2015, 05:32:54 AM »
The missus's fancy this year runs to a day-trip-distance outing to Acadia National Park.  We've never been so deep Down East before (maybe this is the first we shall actually have been Down East . . . terminology, and all.)  The distance is agreeably short;  but we shall stay there some four nights.

Have a great time, Karl, and be safe. From the pictures, looks like a beautiful place to visit.
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« Reply #429 on: August 25, 2015, 05:38:45 AM »
Thanks!
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Re: Vacation Advisory!
« Reply #430 on: August 25, 2015, 08:35:24 AM »
The missus's fancy this year runs to a day-trip-distance outing to Acadia National Park.  We've never been so deep Down East before (maybe this is the first we shall actually have been Down East . . . terminology, and all.)  The distance is agreeably short;  but we shall stay there some four nights.

Hi Karl - we've made 3 or 4 trips to Maine over the years (been a while and miss the lobsters up there!) - but on one trip we stayed in Bar Harbor and visited Acadia National Park - enjoy! 

For Susan & I, we just returned from a 4-night trip to the Charlottesville, VA area - mainly wanted to see the progress being done of Jefferson's Poplar Forest 'escape' home near Lynchburg (did on the way up) and on Madison's Montpelier - both dramatically further restorations; also, went west to Staunton, VA for a day trip to see Woodrow Wilson's birthplace home, visit the Frontier Culture Museum, and take a ride on the Skyline Drive.  In addition, we sampled vinous products at about a half wineries in the vicinity over our 3 days there.  Dave :)

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Re: Vacation Advisory!
« Reply #431 on: August 25, 2015, 08:38:16 AM »
Cheers, Dave!  I've probably told you that I did my Master's at UVa, very fond of the old place!  I love that they keep a room in honor of Poe (who was kicked out).
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« Reply #432 on: August 25, 2015, 08:41:08 AM »
Cheers, Dave!  I've probably told you that I did my Master's at UVa, very fond of the old place!  I love that they keep a room in honor of Poe (who was kicked out).

Yep, I remember that you attended the U of VA - great area to go to school!  Dave :)

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Re: Vacation Advisory!
« Reply #433 on: August 25, 2015, 02:04:45 PM »
I am interested in advice on travel to Ireland. We are looking at about a two week trip with five or six nights in Dublin, then renting a car and driving around the south and west of the island, and hopefully a trip to Skellig Michael and the Aran Islands. We are interested in the usual castles, megaliths, beaches, scenic vistas, and some good food (and Guinness!!). Possibly late summer of next year.
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Re: Vacation Advisory!
« Reply #434 on: September 24, 2016, 01:17:37 AM »
We are planning a 3 weeks trip to Myanmar (Burma) over the christmas break 8).  I found a nice travel agency there which is helping us with the planning and  the reservations.  Any advices, recommendations would at this stage be most welcome. :)

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Re: Vacation Advisory!
« Reply #435 on: December 16, 2017, 09:43:01 AM »
This year we are off to the Canarias for 20 days.  Half on Tenerife and half on la Palma.  It is our 4th trip there (average temperature in December & January 18C).  The plan is to do some hiking, beach time and good restaurant.  I came across some nice recording of the Tenerife orchestra.  Maybe we can check it out too.

Mount Teide on Tenerife is the highest point of Spain.  It oversees the largest caldera in the world (over 26 km in diameter).  Pic:


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Re: Vacation Advisory!
« Reply #436 on: December 21, 2017, 07:22:42 AM »
One of my Teide photo I just took.  Perfect weather, but cold and windy.  But what a breathtaking sight !

After the climb I am blasting Aida in my earphones !

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Re: Vacation Advisory!
« Reply #437 on: June 05, 2018, 10:57:55 AM »
*bump*

Any musical vacations this year?

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Re: Vacation Advisory!
« Reply #438 on: June 10, 2018, 12:18:24 PM »
Tomorrow I'm taking off for Europe for a few weeks so my postings will be more sporadic (or non-existent for that matter) depending on Wifi access.  Anyways, I DO plan to be back to kindle the CDCDCD syndrome.   0:) 0:)

I will miss listening to classical music.....    :'( :'(

*feverish and desperate look going through withdrawal*
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