Weekend Fluff: Where have you been?

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Weekend Fluff: Where have you been?
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Sat, 09-18-2010 - 8:10am

In honor of the other thread, and the weeke
nd:

1. Where have you been? How many US States? Outside of the USA?

2. If, on your next two week vacation, you had to go back to someplace you have already been, where would it be?

3. Is there any place you would not rturn to, and why?

4. Where in the USA would you like to go next?

5. Where outside the USA would you like to go next?

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Tue, 09-21-2010 - 11:17am
Oh cool! Spetses is really great actually. It was quite the "in" spot in the 70s, in part because it is very close to Athens (about 1-2 hours by dolphin). In the old days, it was a big trading port with many wealthy ship owners. One of the heros of the revolution (against the Turks) was from there. Her name was Bouboulina (nick name) and she went into battle with several ships that she owned. One of dd's friends is descended from this lady, and the family still has one of the family houses, which is quite an amazing place to visit.

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Tue, 09-21-2010 - 11:09am

We had a conversation about the island. It's not the same as your uncle's but I can't remember the name. If you said it, I'd know it. It's just not coming to me right now!

Ah, I just looked up a list of the Greek isles so this wouldn't drive me crazy all day. It's Spetses.

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Tue, 09-21-2010 - 10:23am
One day we will find out the name of the mystery island. It would be funny if it is the same place where my uncle's house is. Anyway, we are waiting for you. ;)

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Tue, 09-21-2010 - 8:01am

Of course, I do!

You know, my husband has been all over the world - every continent except Antarctica. Between growing up with a father who was an international airline pilot and being in the Navy, he's been tons of places. However, he has never been to Greece! I found this out when we were deciding where to go on our honeymoon. We wanted to someplace we knew we'd probably never get to again, and someplace neither of us had ever been. During the discussion, it came up that he'd never been to Greece, despite living in Italy for an entire summer one year with his family, and multiple other trips to Europe. Someday, someday, I will get him there.

Incidentally, dd almost went to Greece this summer with that friend of mine whose family has a house on that island I can never remember the name of. However, the timing of when they were going vs. our own summer plans conflicted so she didn't go. THANK GOD she didn't go as they had a nightmare of a time getting back. Her dh is a pilot too so they always fly standby. It took them a WEEK to get back. They could not get seats on any flights and ended up with unexpected layovers in Germany, London and Los Angeles, taking flights wherever they could get them just to try to get home. Once in L.A., she was so desperate to get home that instead of trying to waiting for a flight back to DC, they ended up flying to NY and making a connection from there. She said b/w hotels and food, they spent an extra $1000. Still cheaper than paying for airfare, but she was so stressed out that she said she's not even sure they'll go next summer. I was grateful that dd didn't go b/c that would have only added to the stress.

Anyway, I'll get dh to Greece someday!

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Tue, 09-21-2010 - 3:05am
If you make it to Greece, you know where to come for a coffee, I hope.

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Men can only be happy when they do not assume that the object of life is happiness.
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Mon, 09-20-2010 - 5:34pm

I was there last month. Most of the adhoc memorials are gone. You can see the memorial pools if you look from the right angle from a walkway. Construction is booming, but there is little any where near complete.

While walking the parameter of WTC site, we came across a strange and wonderfully moving memorial for Irish Hunger http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Irish_Hunger_Memorial

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Mon, 09-20-2010 - 5:19pm
Yeah, for me it was reading the notes of tribute and also just seeing the silent display of police and fire uniforms from all over the country draped over the fences in tribute that got to me. We were there in either 2002 or 2003, I cannot remember, so I am sure that things have changed.
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Mon, 09-20-2010 - 4:35pm
We were there 2 months after and took pictures and then a year later and have more pictures from closer to ground zero.
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Mon, 09-20-2010 - 4:33pm
when we were down there, some street guy tried to sell us an album of pictures from 9/11 for 25.00, i gave him 5 bucks for a smaller pkg, nothing will compare to seeing the real thing, i'm sure!

 

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Mon, 09-20-2010 - 3:12pm
Too cold for me to live, but yes, I would definitely want to visit. :-)

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