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What is your dream vacation?


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#1 Penny

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Posted 18 February 2009 - 04:40 PM

Hi all...

For me it would be the coast of Ireland. I want to sit on the pebbled shore, hidden in the cloying mists as the sun slowly rises over the horizon painting, slowly burning away the fog and mists. I want to watch the waves tickle and tease the coast and dream of mermaids and pixies hiding in the wood behind me, peeking in on me as well.

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Posted 18 February 2009 - 07:02 PM

Peny,

Ireland sounds dreamy! I hope there's a pot of gold in that scenario.

I would say for me I would like to visit Hawaii. I would drink lots of pina coladas topped with one of those little umbrellas while lounging in a hammock. I would admire all the bright and colorful foliage and walk on the white and pink sandy beaches. Collect some shells and then watch a sunset.

I'm packing!

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Posted 18 February 2009 - 10:45 PM

Are we talking dream locations? -- I'm in there!
Everyone knows where my idea of solice and relaxation is The Greek Islands -- so mysterious and full of legends and ancient history.

My dreams begin beside the shore. A single table and a sillouette of mountains in the distance.
The smell of fenugreek and little fishing boats bobbing up and down on the sea.
Little coves, olive groves, and temples all against the backdrop of a setting sun.
The oh so starry sky, you can almost revert back to the time of Pythagoras and his phylosophy of the universe -- now I'm being boring!

A long cool drink in the mid day sun. An old lady making lace by the wayside. Fishermen displaying their catch, small groups playing backgammon in the narrow dusty streets and a balaliaka strumming softly in a BBQ smoked breezy Taverna.

My ideal vacation and I'll be going very soon. The excitement as the plane touches down with a screach on the runway and the first smell of the warmth as you disembark. The mayhem at the arrival lounge soon to be forgotten as you make your way to your destination.

Oh my. I'm already there!

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Posted 19 February 2009 - 07:25 AM

I would love to visit Britain. This week I got my first issue of a travel magazine with an article celebrating Britain's rich past and historic present. There are wonderful color photos of cathedrals, palaces, Cambridge University, Chiswick House, the home of Robert Burns in Scotland, beautiful gardens, and more. It would be so great to see all of that close up.

Dream, dream, dream!!
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Posted 19 February 2009 - 10:40 AM

Hi Penny,

You sound like you have already been to Ireland, have you? Are you Irish? My mothers family was from Ireland, she has always reminded me of Maureen O'Hara. Needless to say I watch all of the old Maureen O'Hara movies. I love the two she made with John Wayne.

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Posted 19 February 2009 - 02:25 PM

Cher, isn't one The Quiet Man? My husband and I love that film!

Christy, bring your umbrella and come stay with me!

I'm not much into holidays, having lived abroad as a child all I wanted to do was come home and haven't left since. Mind you I would like to visit Israel, all the religious sites and then stay at the King David hotel, sit in the Slingshot bar and get wrecked! :lol:

Anyway I'm now off to la la land to catch some z's...................zzzzzzzzzz.

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Posted 20 February 2009 - 06:19 PM

Back to Scotland to the Howe of the Mearns and the Garioch~ Anytime of the year will do, but I'd really love to be there in the summer when the light lingers on forever.
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Posted 21 February 2009 - 06:30 PM

These all sound lovely... Being in Great Britain and visiting London then roaming through the countryside...
Traveling through the Greek Isles, the Aegean glistening under an alabaster moon, olive trees whispering of lovers strolling through the groves.
Hawaii, I remember well the crisp sugar sands and living there as a child, one distinct memory is standing along the road watching a parade on Boy Day and looking down and noticing that the ground was littered with millions of tiny shells in pink and baby blues. The palm trees sighing with every soft breeze at night as hibiscus breathed out it's perfume. The bitter sweet taste of poi and the sharp feel of the pineapple leaves as we walked down the isles to find the perfect one then eating it still warm from the sun.

Cher, no... I have never been to Ireland, I have never been out of the US (Hawaii is the most exotic place I have ever been). Ireland, to me, is just where I would feel at peace. Not the cities, I have never liked cities... the wild untamed shores and deep ancient woods there are what call me. To sit on a pebbled beach and let my imagination just fly... is that a cloud low on the horizon or the flare of a Viking sail... is that a seal playing peek-a-boo over the cresting waves or a silkie, was that a butterfly dancing the wind or a fairy...? Then, when night comes to stumble upon a small country Inn with a Pub and drink in the atmosphere as I sip some tea.

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Posted 22 February 2009 - 04:49 PM

I admit to a great deal of prejudice, but the UK is wonderful, as is Éire. One of my most memorable experiences was visiting the Giants' Causeway in Northern Ireland (over the winter holiday one year. Brrrr!) I'll have a dig around my photos and post one for you. Also one of Scotland - as much as I love the idea of warm winters, glorious beaches, and water that is actually warm enough to swim in, I think Scotland is simply the most beautiful country on earth~
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Posted 11 March 2009 - 06:04 AM

Id like to be in a little cottage in the countryside very peaceful and tranquil, I love to just sit in the heat of the sun and watch the sun go down and just reminisce.
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Posted 02 October 2009 - 01:05 AM

Sandra's dream Vacation (novel!)

I did my dream Vacation last October! My husband and I Departed from Vancouver Canada to Jordan, Syria. Egypt, Germany,Our first pitfall was the 4 hr. stoppover in London went outside for fresh air, Hubby got 2 bee stings -blew up like a baloon on his neck Ambulance came "shot of benadryl and he then carried an "epi Pen shot" for the rest of our trip. The hidden ancient city in the middle of the desert "Petra" a very Mystical place! Walked and Camel rode from sun up to sunset!Amazing and yet eary place,Buildings carved into the mountains, Hot outside and cool inside! The "Dead Sea" is dead, no matter how heavy you are, you float! the worlds top rated mud is here and the people flock there because the sea & mud have natural healing powers,the shorline is crowded because no one goes further out over their heads, if you get this water in your eyes, ears nose- Horrible burning pain, of course I tasted some! Peeyuke !!

Ahh "Syria" Because of all the political uproar, you will never see Syria advertized in the travel brochures,its truly my favorite middle east country, People are very friendly, many speak english, Very clean country, food is awesome, too many historic places to mention- Driving along the desert we saw many Bedouin families living in tents, so We pulled in off road- sheep & Camels, goats roaming, A very welcoming family hugged us and was happy to see us- they had a TV in their Tent! * I ended up in a Syrian hospital :emoticon-insomnia: it was becoming more difficult to breath and constant dry cough that I had been warding of for almost a week, (Hmm maybe too much desert fun- Silica sand?)Went to a French hospital Doctors spoke english! Told them I have Scleroderma, the Doctor knew all about it! I had an E-xray of my lungs instantly went on anti-biotics and ventalator-Top notch care. Hubby was wanting to get me home to Canada, I convinced him I was better and carry on..The following week we carried on to "Egypt" Pyramids were amazing.

Off to Frankfurt Germany, very clean and well organized- best "Potato Soup" ever! Food is very, very expensive$, Headed home to Canada!

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Posted 03 October 2009 - 03:00 PM

Sandra it sounds like you still had an awesome time barring the pitfalls you and your hubby had. Sometimes we seem healthier when we just stick around our own Country or State that we live in. Our bodies seem to like what they are used to. I liked your pictures.
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Posted 04 October 2009 - 07:41 AM

Hey Thanks Sheryl

Where I live it gets pretty cold in winter so we like to travel where its warmer, for our next holiday we are gone to Mexico for 2 weeks, we usually go two times a year, the risky part is if I need medical help though, little scary, we would move to California or Florida where weather is better, problem being we are Canadians. I wish there was a way we could move- if only We could be accepted under medical compassionate reasons, I wouldn't know where to start to look though.Oh well.. today I bring out the electric blanket.

I am going to check if you have pic's now too.

Stay comfy

Sandra