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Ant and I are moving to Tennessee, hopefully by the end of this summer!  :bounce:

 

After we get settled, I'd like for us to plan time each month to go sightseeing.  I definitely want to take Ant to see the "usual" places, like Niagara Falls, the Grand Canyon, Mt. Rushmore, and Yellowstone National Park, Washington, DC (places I haven't seen yet either!), Las Vegas, the Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta, Callaway Gardens, and Cades Cove.

 

Where are some of the best places YOU really enjoy seeing?

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~ well, personally I like the Tennessee Aquarium way better than the Georgia Aquarium. It's more realistic in terms of ecosystems correctly put together. The Georgia Aquarium has fish from different Reefs from all over the world and throws them all together.  wacky115.gif  They've replaced some whale sharks several times (So that tells me that they must not quite know enough to keep those massive animals alive).  :glare:

 

Vegas sucks. That's the last place I'd ever want to go again. Or any Casino, or any Casino Town for that matter. (Maybe I'm not the best person to answer this question.)  :whistle:  :rofl:

 

 

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Vegas sucks. That's the last place I'd ever want to go again. Or any Casino, or any Casino Town for that matter. (Maybe I'm not the best person to answer this question.)  :whistle:  :rofl:

 

LOL, I'm with Taken. might as well eat a pack of cigarettes and put $500 in the shredder. BAM, you've just experienced Vegas!

 

Monterey, CA is very scenic. Or, take a drive from Lake Tahoe south on HWY395 to the town of Bishop. Stay the night in Twin Lakes (halfway) then a night in Bishop or Mammoth Lakes. See devil's postpiles and mountain scenery like you've never seen in your life. Visit ghost towns like Bodie. Then when you're done head west down Sonora Pass and visit Yosemite.

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Definitely go see the Grand Canyon.  I am still in awe after being there last fall.

 

I'm with Watcher - Iowa cornfields.  We have a few other things as well.

 

If you go to the Los Angeles area, go to Crystal Cove State Park (http://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=644).  It is away from the crap of the big city, some beautiful hiking in the back country and a couple of miles of undeveloped beaches to just enjoy.  You can also rent cottages right on the beach.

 

Las Vegas - I'd pass on that. 

 

Mt. St. Helens - another amazing area to visit.  Rose runs the hotel at the entrance. While there, take a drive down the Pacific Coast Highway and then another day trip up the Columbia River Gorge.

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Mt St Helens is amazing.  I saw it back in 92 or 93.  Just mind boggling the level of destruction.  It's interesting to see the (Still clearly visible) destruction, and also the new life pushing through some areas.  Admittedly it may have changed some in the last 20 years, but I can still see crater lake with the logs floating in it in my mind. 

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Mt St Helens is amazing.  I saw it back in 92 or 93.  Just mind boggling the level of destruction.  It's interesting to see the (Still clearly visible) destruction, and also the new life pushing through some areas.  Admittedly it may have changed some in the last 20 years, but I can still see crater lake with the logs floating in it in my mind. 

I have posted some pictures from the volcano cams.  I really need to get back to that area.  I was thinking of doing a "volunteer vacation" there this summer.  It would be a week in the back country fixing trails and stuff for about $250.

 

Here is the link to the volcano cam.

 

http://www.fs.fed.us/gpnf/volcanocams/msh/

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That would be great.  If I had the time and money I'd love do do something like that.  If it weren't for the travel time and expense, that would be a great camping/service trip for our scout troop.  Could you shoot me some more info on it.  I'd like to pass it along and see what kind of response we get.  Might do that instead of boundary waters this or next year.

 

Thanks

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That would be great.  If I had the time and money I'd love do do something like that.  If it weren't for the travel time and expense, that would be a great camping/service trip for our scout troop.  Could you shoot me some more info on it.  I'd like to pass it along and see what kind of response we get.  Might do that instead of boundary waters this or next year.

 

Thanks

https://app.etapestry.com/cart/MountStHelensInstitute/default/item.php?ref=3659.0.100651147

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I just sent that over to our committee chair.  The price is right, but transportation to the Portland airport is probably gonna kill it.  (Our typical high adventure budget is $250 to $300 per Person).

 

I REALLY want to get back to Washington, it's one of the most beautiful places on earth.  LOVED my time there.  I have a friend who does guided hiking trips in the Olympic area.    He has a nice blog at http://olympicwanderer.com/  I would love to find the means to spend a couple weeks in that area again.

 

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HA, Perfect.  I was wondering if there wasn't something closer we could go do.  This is freaking AWESOME.  Got so many ideas running around in my semi empty noggin now. (Just hope I can catch them).

 

You da Man OFG, You da Man!

 

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Darn the age restrictions are killing most of them.  The one is Iowa is at 14 so the older scouts could do it.  Bummer.  We'll,  I'll keep lookin.  thanks for all the info.

 

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LOL, I'm with Taken. might as well eat a pack of cigarettes and put $500 in the shredder. BAM, you've just experienced Vegas!

 

Monterey, CA is very scenic. Or, take a drive from Lake Tahoe south on HWY395 to the town of Bishop. Stay the night in Twin Lakes (halfway) then a night in Bishop or Mammoth Lakes. See devil's postpiles and mountain scenery like you've never seen in your life. Visit ghost towns like Bodie. Then when you're done head west down Sonora Pass and visit Yosemite.

 

Excellent suggestion, Rocky!  Can we stop by and see you too?  I want Ant to see all of our National Treasures.  :grin:

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Definitely go see the Grand Canyon.  I am still in awe after being there last fall.

 

I'm with Watcher - Iowa cornfields.  We have a few other things as well.

 

If you go to the Los Angeles area, go to Crystal Cove State Park (http://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=644).  It is away from the crap of the big city, some beautiful hiking in the back country and a couple of miles of undeveloped beaches to just enjoy.  You can also rent cottages right on the beach.

 

Las Vegas - I'd pass on that. 

 

Mt. St. Helens - another amazing area to visit.  Rose runs the hotel at the entrance. While there, take a drive down the Pacific Coast Highway and then another day trip up the Columbia River Gorge.

 

I'd forgotten about Mt. St. Helens.  Ant would love that.  He wants to go to Hawaii to walk on the lava fields and to see some eruptions.  I told him to wait until I got some good insurance on him first.  :P

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I just sent that over to our committee chair.  The price is right, but transportation to the Portland airport is probably gonna kill it.  (Our typical high adventure budget is $250 to $300 per Person).

 

I REALLY want to get back to Washington, it's one of the most beautiful places on earth.  LOVED my time there.  I have a friend who does guided hiking trips in the Olympic area.    He has a nice blog at http://olympicwanderer.com/  I would love to find the means to spend a couple weeks in that area again.

 

 

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