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    Going to Europe I prefer to really explore a area. So once we spent 10 days just in Rome. We also spent 2 weeks in the Tuscany area. I have been to 30 states and many national parks. I would like to see some civil war battle sites and states such as the Carolina’s.

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    Quote Originally Posted by iris lilies View Post
    In these United States? Nothing West of Kansas City unless that be a cultural icon such as Santa Fe or San Francisco. I will brave the desert only for spectacular culture. The pueblo Indians’ places interest me as well as some of the National Parks, The Redwoods, the cottages of
    Carmel, CA. If I had a million years to live I would like to see springtime in Montana or Wyoming as well the lupines in Texas.
    The West is extraordinary. You're missing out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gardnr View Post
    The West is extraordinary. You're missing out.
    I am old, I cannot experience everything in life so I have to pick and choose. I’m choosing not to go into the desert.

    There are extraordinary places in Europe I would like to go but until Covid calms down I won’t be able to do that so I will be doing excursions in the east.

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    Quote Originally Posted by frugal-one View Post
    Have you been to Palm Springs, CA? I usually don't like desert either but loved Palm Springs.
    Several of our close friends moved to Palm Springs. You know, I’ve seen pictures and I’m gonna nope out of that although I think there are many cool architectural things in Palm Springs that’s for sure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by iris lilies View Post
    I am old, I cannot experience everything in life so I have to pick and choose. I’m choosing not to go into the desert.
    Your perception that the West is desert is inaccurate.

    I do understand you cannot see the entire globe and your priority is Europe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gardnr View Post
    Your perception that the West is desert is inaccurate.
    I probably mentioned this before, but the only "D" I got in English class was on a brief essay I wrote on deserts. I wrote about how desolate they were, with no life, and my teacher "corrected" me resoundingly. Of course, the #1 rule of writing is, write what you know about, and I had never been to a single desert. I was 46 before I visited the Southwest and I was just enthralled. My son brought me to the Botanical Garden in Phoenix and it was just wonderful. We also climbed Camelback, which was daunting, and it was just fun to experience a wholly different topography than what I was used to in my Northeast home base.
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    Thank you! The Tamara Thomsen in the video is my wonderful dive instructor in WI.

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    I never wanted to go to the West until I lived here. There’s many spectacular places out here. The east coast is very beautiful also but very different. I also have some places in Europe that I want to see and won’t get to see them all because I don’t like to be gone more than 2 weeks and am not fond of flying that far.

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    Frugal-one: I agree about many cooking classes. But the folk school is mostly hands on. 4.5 days of lots and lots of cooking. Recommend waiting till next year though so they can return to their community based activities.

    The conventions were found with a lot of internet research. Before pandemic, they were held each year. The specialty food fair was three days of over 2,000 vendors in SF. Great excuse to visit. We called ourselves a small coffee stand interested in expansion. Back then $40 tickets got us two days of food and fun.

    We are considering going to the French Pastry School in Chicago (recommended by our favorite baker) and ICE in NYC. But we only take multi day classes.

    The topic food is really just because both of us can get involved and it gave us a focus for vacations. Other than that, it was "chance" that took us to some locations. A hugely discounted business fare to Japan, a cooking teacher led trip to Thailand, free airfare to India (long story about this one), etc. I do a lot of research. Right now we are pretty lazy and like to take Road Scholar vacations because they are already highly planned and involve a lot of activities we cannot arrange ourselves and a lot of interesting and educated people take the trips. We have taken about 20 and I only had one bad experience that RS took care of.

    I never went on hubby's business trips because they were too fast moving and subject to change. They did business dinners and socialization in few days. Although he worked on some of ours to extend the trip.

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    A great question--I think for me, it has always centered around beaches, although I have seen some nice cities like San Francisco. But left to my own devices, I'd go to a beach any day, and try to drag the family along with me.

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