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PostPosted: Sat Dec 22, 2018 11:45 am 
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Waveprof you're doing Chicago and Austin wrong. I have a blast every time I go to both!!

As I said, I did Chicago way too young and really should do it again

I’ve never not had fun in Austin because I’ve found several things I like there. But I always feel like I’m having fun “in spite” of Austin

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 22, 2018 12:05 pm 
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WaveProf wrote:
JDTulane wrote:
Waveprof you're doing Chicago and Austin wrong. I have a blast every time I go to both!!

As I said, I did Chicago way too young and really should do it again

I’ve never not had fun in Austin because I’ve found several things I like there. But I always feel like I’m having fun “in spite” of Austin


chicago is nice in the summer and before Christmas.

for LA folks, Port Hudson is kind of cool if you are close to it - time i went there was NOBODY around, so the opposite of touristy. only a small percentage of the battlefield is open to the public. not worth a trip in and of itself, but if you are driving near BR.

Pompei is amazing and I thought the catacombs were pretty impressive.

the cell block at alcatraz is much smaller than expected. underwhelming isn't the right word, but very different than i pictured from the movies


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WaveProf wrote:
JDTulane wrote:
Waveprof you're doing Chicago and Austin wrong. I have a blast every time I go to both!!

As I said, I did Chicago way too young and really should do it again

I’ve never not had fun in Austin because I’ve found several things I like there. But I always feel like I’m having fun “in spite” of Austin



You mean you don't love the music capital of Travis County?


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Yankeewave wrote:
WaveProf wrote:
JDTulane wrote:
Waveprof you're doing Chicago and Austin wrong. I have a blast every time I go to both!!

As I said, I did Chicago way too young and really should do it again

I’ve never not had fun in Austin because I’ve found several things I like there. But I always feel like I’m having fun “in spite” of Austin


chicago is nice in the summer and before Christmas.

for LA folks, Port Hudson is kind of cool if you are close to it - time i went there was NOBODY around, so the opposite of touristy. only a small percentage of the battlefield is open to the public. not worth a trip in and of itself, but if you are driving near BR.

Pompei is amazing and I thought the catacombs were pretty impressive.

the cell block at alcatraz is much smaller than expected. underwhelming isn't the right word, but very different than i pictured from the movies


Amen on all three. Boat ride to Alcatraz is fun and scenic though. As concerns the cellblocks, let's just say Al Capone's ties with Geronimo's in Pensacola for most interesting. Al's does (did?) have running water.


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 22, 2018 12:32 pm 
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WaveProf wrote:
JDTulane wrote:
Waveprof you're doing Chicago and Austin wrong. I have a blast every time I go to both!!

As I said, I did Chicago way too young and really should do it again

I’ve never not had fun in Austin because I’ve found several things I like there. But I always feel like I’m having fun “in spite” of Austin


Yeah you should if you like culture food and fun.

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JDTulane wrote:
Waveprof you're doing Chicago and Austin wrong. I have a blast every time I go to both!!

As I said, I did Chicago way too young and really should do it again

I’ve never not had fun in Austin because I’ve found several things I like there. But I always feel like I’m having fun “in spite” of Austin


Yeah you should if you like culture food and fun.

Trying to convince my wife our next non-kid trip should be to Chicago. She doesn't want to go to "just a big city"

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gerryb323 wrote:
windywave wrote:
WaveProf wrote:
JDTulane wrote:
Waveprof you're doing Chicago and Austin wrong. I have a blast every time I go to both!!

As I said, I did Chicago way too young and really should do it again

I’ve never not had fun in Austin because I’ve found several things I like there. But I always feel like I’m having fun “in spite” of Austin


Yeah you should if you like culture food and fun.

Trying to convince my wife our next non-kid trip should be to Chicago. She doesn't want to go to "just a big city"
Chicago is maybe the smallest big city you'll visit. Sure it's big because of population and maybe overall area, but when you're there visiting specific places, the overall size of the city just isn't relevant. Chicago is easy to get around (pick non rush hour times), never had issues parking, can find great local restaurants or bars. So many things to bring kids to. Even the lighting of the City's Christmas Tree downtown, although super packed with people, was easy to move around. The different ethnic neighborhoods and the restaurants therein. Chicago is one of my kids favorite cities and my daughter still wants to end up in Evanston (summers only) lol.


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gerryb323 wrote:
windywave wrote:
WaveProf wrote:
JDTulane wrote:
Waveprof you're doing Chicago and Austin wrong. I have a blast every time I go to both!!

As I said, I did Chicago way too young and really should do it again

I’ve never not had fun in Austin because I’ve found several things I like there. But I always feel like I’m having fun “in spite” of Austin


Yeah you should if you like culture food and fun.

Trying to convince my wife our next non-kid trip should be to Chicago. She doesn't want to go to "just a big city"


What's that mean? Just a big city? Like New York London Paris Rome? Or Dallas Atlanta Orlando?

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windywave wrote:
gerryb323 wrote:
windywave wrote:
WaveProf wrote:
JDTulane wrote:
Waveprof you're doing Chicago and Austin wrong. I have a blast every time I go to both!!

As I said, I did Chicago way too young and really should do it again

I’ve never not had fun in Austin because I’ve found several things I like there. But I always feel like I’m having fun “in spite” of Austin


Yeah you should if you like culture food and fun.

Trying to convince my wife our next non-kid trip should be to Chicago. She doesn't want to go to "just a big city"


What's that mean? Just a big city? Like New York London Paris Rome? Or Dallas Atlanta Orlando?

Yep.

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gerryb323 wrote:
windywave wrote:
gerryb323 wrote:
windywave wrote:
WaveProf wrote:
JDTulane wrote:
Waveprof you're doing Chicago and Austin wrong. I have a blast every time I go to both!!

As I said, I did Chicago way too young and really should do it again

I’ve never not had fun in Austin because I’ve found several things I like there. But I always feel like I’m having fun “in spite” of Austin


Yeah you should if you like culture food and fun.

Trying to convince my wife our next non-kid trip should be to Chicago. She doesn't want to go to "just a big city"


What's that mean? Just a big city? Like New York London Paris Rome? Or Dallas Atlanta Orlando?

Yep.


Get a cabin in the woods

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windywave wrote:
gerryb323 wrote:
windywave wrote:
gerryb323 wrote:
windywave wrote:
WaveProf wrote:
JDTulane wrote:
Waveprof you're doing Chicago and Austin wrong. I have a blast every time I go to both!!

As I said, I did Chicago way too young and really should do it again

I’ve never not had fun in Austin because I’ve found several things I like there. But I always feel like I’m having fun “in spite” of Austin


Yeah you should if you like culture food and fun.

Trying to convince my wife our next non-kid trip should be to Chicago. She doesn't want to go to "just a big city"


What's that mean? Just a big city? Like New York London Paris Rome? Or Dallas Atlanta Orlando?

Yep.


Get a cabin in the woods

She likes little historic towns and finding out of the way places. I keep trying to tell her lots of cities are just neighborhoods and holes in the wall on a bigger scale

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 23, 2018 1:10 am 
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gerryb323 wrote:
windywave wrote:
gerryb323 wrote:
windywave wrote:
gerryb323 wrote:
windywave wrote:
WaveProf wrote:
JDTulane wrote:
Waveprof you're doing Chicago and Austin wrong. I have a blast every time I go to both!!

As I said, I did Chicago way too young and really should do it again

I’ve never not had fun in Austin because I’ve found several things I like there. But I always feel like I’m having fun “in spite” of Austin


Yeah you should if you like culture food and fun.

Trying to convince my wife our next non-kid trip should be to Chicago. She doesn't want to go to "just a big city"


What's that mean? Just a big city? Like New York London Paris Rome? Or Dallas Atlanta Orlando?

Yep.


Get a cabin in the woods

She likes little historic towns and finding out of the way places. I keep trying to tell her lots of cities are just neighborhoods and holes in the wall on a bigger scale


Chicago is a lot of small places just close together

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gerryb323 wrote:
windywave wrote:
gerryb323 wrote:
windywave wrote:
gerryb323 wrote:
windywave wrote:
WaveProf wrote:
JDTulane wrote:
Waveprof you're doing Chicago and Austin wrong. I have a blast every time I go to both!!

As I said, I did Chicago way too young and really should do it again

I’ve never not had fun in Austin because I’ve found several things I like there. But I always feel like I’m having fun “in spite” of Austin


Yeah you should if you like culture food and fun.

Trying to convince my wife our next non-kid trip should be to Chicago. She doesn't want to go to "just a big city"


What's that mean? Just a big city? Like New York London Paris Rome? Or Dallas Atlanta Orlando?

Yep.


Get a cabin in the woods

She likes little historic towns and finding out of the way places. I keep trying to tell her lots of cities are just neighborhoods and holes in the wall on a bigger scale


If she likes small towns and theatre, you should look at Abingdon, va. Quaint town, boutique hotel and BAndB’s, and The Barter theatre, the oldest repertoire theatre in the country,top notch regional professional company. Two stages, so four different shows in a weekend. Also nice biking/ hiking trail, rhe Virginia creeper trail. Blue ridge mtns.

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Abingdon is beautiful and that production company impressive, but having grown up in the Great Valley of Virginia, I'd start with Staunton. Then Lexington. Then Abingdon would be my #3. Just my .02

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Abingdon is beautiful and that production company impressive, but having grown up in the Great Valley of Virginia, I'd start with Staunton. Then Lexington. Then Abingdon would be my #3. Just my .02


We know Abingdon well because of proximity; the Martha Washington Inn is a nice place to stay (used to be a ladies' finishing school, now a boutique hotel with very good restaurant), as well as several B and B's, restaurants, and shops. We have tickets to see one of the last shows of "Elf- the Musical;" my business partner took her daughter, said it is great! We can be on Main street in just under 35 minutes from our home.

Just as an aside- just before the exit for Abingdon we can get off for a private golf club called "The Olde Farm." Incredible cuisine, golf course is beautiful. Membership is national; there are four members whose last name is Manning, two of which have addresses in the directory in New Orleans. When I have been there, I feel a bit like a gypsy in the palace...

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Overwhelmed:
- Apollo Mission Control room in Houston. It really is just a bunch of antiquated consoles but for someone who wanted to be an astronaut...Wow.

I friend of mine used to work for NASA in Houston, teaching astronauts how to live in space (literally potty training lol). This was prior to the added security after 9-11, but he got us in to see all of the training equipment and simulators, including the one for learning to fly the space shuttle. It was incredibly cool and awe inspiring.


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Overwhelmed:
- Apollo Mission Control room in Houston. It really is just a bunch of antiquated consoles but for someone who wanted to be an astronaut...Wow.

I friend of mine used to work for NASA in Houston, teaching astronauts how to live in space (literally potty training lol). This was prior to the added security after 9-11, but he got us in to see all of the training equipment and simulators, including the one for learning to fly the space shuttle. It was incredibly cool and awe inspiring.


I will add a comment about a place that has upgraded their facilities. My family visited Cape Canaveral a few weeks after 9/11; security was just starting to be figured out, and there was so much fear that no one was there. the exhibits were interesting to adults who grew up watching the launches, etc, but not to a 5 year old autistic son.

We returned for the first time in 15 years a couple of years ago; the exhibits have improved tremendously. their exhibit of one of the Shuttle aircraft is designed to make one's heart skip a beat when it is displayed. The chance to see the mission space consoles that I used to see on live shots from there were neat; being able to walk under a Saturn-5 rocket was very impressive. If you are someone who vividly remembers where you were the evening of Sunday, July 20, 1969 (a Holiday Inn room in North Chicago, Illinois with my family), it is worth seeing.

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