Summer vacations

Discussion in 'The Watercooler' started by Tired mama, May 28, 2018.

  1. Triedntrue

    Triedntrue Active Member

    What is the most beautiful place you have ever visited.?
  2. Pink Elephant

    Pink Elephant Well-Known Member

    Sadly, we've never been out of the country. No vacations whatsoever.

    My dream, which will probably never come true, but I still dream about it, is visiting Italy one day, and maybe Germany, and if luck was exceptionally good to me, England.
  3. ksm

    ksm Well-Known Member


    Grand Canyon

    Rothenburg ob der Tauber, Germany

    Cinque Terra, Italy

    Córdoba, Spain

    (We have had 13 exchange students... Our last trip to Europe was almost 20 years ago, but we plan to go back this summer.

    But, we won't be back to those countries. Our Spanish student is in Vienna, Austria. Our Russian student is in Copenhagen, Denmark, our Danish student is in Stockholm, Sweden. We will also see our student in The Netherlands, and spend our anniversary by ourselves in Budapest.

    This is our bucket list trip. We haven't had a vacation for the two of us in 14 years, since we adopted our granddaughters.

  4. KTMom91

    KTMom91 Well-Known Member

    San Francisco, Seattle, Portland...all beautiful cities. I love San Francisco.

    I would like to go back to St. Augustine, NOT during hurricane season, and actually see the city. We were there about fifteen years ago, climbed the lighthouse, got into town, and Hurricane Alberto totally rained on my parade. We had to wade back to the car, and almost didn't get out of Tampa the next day. I was beyond annoyed.
  5. Copabanana

    Copabanana Well-Known Member

    Rio de Janeiro
    San Francisco
  6. Triedntrue

    Triedntrue Active Member

    I have not traveled much but for scenery i like water. Niagra falls and the finger lakes were very pretty.
  7. wisernow

    wisernow wisernow

    Tofino on Vancouver Island. A very magical, spiritual place. Love it and hope my ashes will be scattered there someday.
  8. Lil

    Lil Well-Known Member

    The northern redwoods.
    The Rockies.
    Mt. Shasta (I was born there so I'm partial).
    The Pacific Northwest in general.
  9. ForeverSpring

    ForeverSpring Well-Known Member

    I have not seen the world yet and will probably not go outside of the Americas. I am fine with not traveling abroad....I was Mom and that satisfied me.

    But I am excited about traveling.

    The places I can't wait to see:

    Sedona, Arizona, spiritual capital of America!!!

    The south of Texas!!

    The California coast

    Utah and Best Friends Dog Rescue which took in many Vick dogs. I hear Utah is gorgeous.

    Wyoming...always wanted to see it
    Alaska where my dear brother in law and sis in law will eventually move to

    I will be able to tell what I actually enjoyed in 2019!
  10. toughlovin

    toughlovin Well-Known Member

    I have travelled a lot! I love to travel. Best vacation I think is a safari in Africa. Also loved iceland, Norway....and a cruise on the Amazon. Alaska is beautiful as is Hawaii. I think the most beautiful part of continental US is the Northwest, Oregon and Washington. New England is beautiful in the fall. Many wonderful places to go!
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  11. Nomad

    Nomad Well-Known Member

    Alaska (can’t recall which port...looking at Glaciers!)
    San Francisco
  12. Triedntrue

    Triedntrue Active Member

    Such great places hope i can visit some soon.
  13. GoingNorth

    GoingNorth Crazy Cat Lady

    Both in Germany, the Giessenerstadtforst, a first growth beechwood in the foothills of the Rhoenring in Sudhessen. Looked like how I imagine Lothlorien (JRR Tolkein, one of the Elven lands) would look. A shimmering golden cathedral of leaves in Autumn.

    The other Wasserkueppe, and the surrounding mountains near Wildflecken, Bavaria. First couple of times I went hiking there, I got very dizzy and disoriented because no matter where I looked, there was NO level ground to be seen. (Altitude didn't help, either...when you go from 600 ft above sea level to 5000 feet above sea level, you notice the difference.)

    I've been to most of Allied Europe (I was in Germany during the cold war and for about 2.5 yrs after the Wall came down), and I saw many beautiful and inspiring places, but Those two places are ones I hold in my heart