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EDanaII
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All right... I thought I'd do my part in starting a "fluff" thread.

Everybody asks "what kind of car do you drive?" "What kind of pet do you own?" or "What do you look like?"

So, I thought I'd start something a little different.

Where have you been?

Myself, I've been to England (and will be returning shortly). Lived for a time in New Jersey, Colorado and California.

I've seen the Finger Lakes and upstate New York -- never made it to Niagara, stupid snow storm! -- the Catskills, Atlantic City and rural New Jersey. Been to Boston. I've explored lots of places, most of Colorado by car, on horseback, or cross country skiing. I've camped the Grand Canyon (North and South Rims). Explored the Canyonlands, including Bryce and Zion. Explored the West Coast all the way up to Olympia. And, of course, Yellowstone.

So, where have YOU been? [Smile]

Ed.

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Grew up in boston. Been to almost every part of new england. New york city, catskills, westchester county. Philly, harrisburg and environs (gettysburg, chambersburg, shippensburg), pittsburgh. DC, northern virginia, trenton, newark, wilmington. Orlando, Miami, Ft. Lauderdale. New Orleans. Ohio (cleveland, datyon, cincinatti). Ann Arbor, Detroit, drove through most of southern michigan to get to ann arbor. Chicago, Champagne-Urbana. Madison, Milwaukee, Eau Claire. Northern Indiana. Twin Cities in MN. San Francisco and surrounding areas. Portland Oregon and environs. Most of washington state. Victoria Island.

St. Maarten, Cozumel, London, Israel (most of), Rome, Sorento, Florence, Orvieto.

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Foreign destinations:

Venezuela, Canada, Germany, Spain, London, Paris, Amsterdam.

Domestic:

All over New England, where I grew up. San Francisco Bay Area, where I live now.

Washington, DC. Seattle. San Diego. Houston. Dallas. NYC. Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio. Phoenix. Philadelphia. New Orleans. Tampa. Denver.

I've driven nearly the entire length of I-95 in the east, Half of I-5 in the west. I've driven solo the breadth of the country, from Boston to San Francisco in a week long trip. I saw Niagra Falls, Amish Country, the Locks of the Missippi river, the Railyards and Stockyards of Nebraska, the Rocky Mountains, The deep Nevada desert on US-50 (dubbed the Loneliest road). Reno and Tahoe.

I'll spare you the slideshow [Wink]

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Florida native, I also have lived in Georgia, North Carolina, Kansas, and Virginia. Skied the Rockies and Tetons.

Spent 18 months in Japan, Korea, and the Philippines during the Marco's years.

Lived for a couple of months (Feb-Mar) in a tent 200 miles north of the Arctic circle on the Norway-Russian border during the Cold War.

I also had a marvelous week in Switzerland a couple of years ago.

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Grew up and currently live in West Virginia...lived in suburban Philadelphia for two years and will be headed to Toledo (Ohio, not Spain) in a couple of months. I've been up and down the East Coast, but never west of the Mississippi (yet). Eventually I'm planning to drive to the West Coast, but I haven't had the financial surplus necessary quite yet.
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aupton15 - let me know if you make it to Portland - I'll buy ya lunch or something [Smile]
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Foreign destinations:

France (Paris and the French Alps), Belgium (all over the country, but lived in Waterloo), Luxemburgh, Germany (A city on the border with Belgium who's name I cannot remember), and Canada (Vancouver).

United States:

I have lived in North Carolina (Cherry Point MCAS*), Massachusettes (Framingham), Rhode Island (Providence and Barrington), West Virgina (South Charleston), Indiana (Kokomo), Illinois (Champaign), and California (El Toro MCAS* and Miramar MCAS*).

* MCAS means Marine Corps Air Station. I was born at the one in North Carolina and I was stationed at the ones in California.

I have visited nearly every state. It would probably be easier to list the states that I haven't been to. Hawaii, Montana, Wyoming, Nebraska, Utah, North Dakota, and South Dakota. (No I didn't forget Alaska. I went to Anchorage a few times while I was in the Marines.)

A breakdown by actual localities that I have visited would take longer than I can sit around and list out right now.

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Is anyone currently living in or around the boston area?

[ May 02, 2005, 02:44 PM: Message edited by: Everard ]

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I have visited every state in the continental US to the south and west of New York except for Montana and North Dakota. I have also failed to visit Alaska or Hawaii. Born in Frankfurt Germany. Lived in Michigan, Utah, Florida, Texas, Utah again, Florida again, British Columbia, Florida again (hopefully here to stay).

I've have gone on band trips to NYC (1994 men's bball tournament), New Orleans, LA (5 times), Atlanta, GA (like, infinity times) Madison, WI (1998 Women's volleyball Final Four), Spokane, WA (1997 Women's volleyball Final Four), Indianopolis, IN (2000 men's bball Final Four), Seattle, WA (men's bball tournament), San Diego, CA (men's bball), Miami, FL (Orange Bowl), Orlando, FL (Citrus Bowl) and those were just the good trips.

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quote:
I have lived in North Carolina (Cherry Point MCAS*), Massachusettes (Framingham), Rhode Island (Providence and Barrington), West Virgina (South Charleston), Indiana (Kokomo), Illinois (Champaign), and California (El Toro MCAS* and Miramar MCAS*).
Cool. I was in and out of Cherry Point from '77 to '84 and briefly at El Toro in '76.
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I've driven through, or stopped at the airport in just about every state in these United States [Smile] . I was born in or near London, England, lived in Great Falls, Montana, and (by the time I was three) was living in Spokane, WA, where I grew up. I went to college in Los Angeles, CA, and am currently living in or near Portland, Oregon. I've spent quite a bit of time in the various locations along the west coast, been to various places in Canada and Mexico, and desperately need to spend a few months exploring England, Ireland and Scotland.
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Everard,

I don't currently live in the Boston area, but the next time I visit relatives in New England I will let you know. I have an Aunt in Cambridge and a few cousins in the Boston area as well as relatives in the Cape Cod Canal area. I don't know if I will be getting out there this year or not, but if I do I will let you know.

ssci,

Well I was at Cherry Point before you (born in 1970 when my dad was stationed there), but you beat me to El Toro by quite a bit. I reported to my unit there at the end of 1992 and was with that unit until 1998. They started realigning and closing the bases in Southern Califonia around that time and we relocated to NAS (later MCAS) Miramar in 1994.

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Dave, I'm currently working in Dunbar, WV...just down the road from South Charleston. As you probably know, there isn't really much else to say about that.

javelin, a free meal increases the likelihood of my trip a great deal [Smile] Forget the fact that it doesn't offset the cost of gas at all...free food is free food!

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I've been to London, Holland, most of Israel, NYC and a bit of upstate NY, been to Boston once, Philadelphia once as a kid, Atlantic City once, and I rode from NY to Detroit and back on my Honda CB650.
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aupton15 - I'd offer a couch, too, but I'm afraid the roommate might not be as comfortable with me offering a couch to someone I don't really know, outside this forum [Smile]
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Living in Montreal (Canada)

1 Brother in Paris, 1 in London, so…
I’ve been to England a few times - London and north to Scotland
Switzerland – Geneva twice, once on the way to the Matterhorn, once on my way (by bike) into…
France – a few times. Everywhere. Once cycled from top to bottom, left to right and through the Alps.
Italy – From Rome to Florence

Continental US – pretty much every state except flyover country. If it’s got a coastline, I’ve been there. By car and bike, all through New England on day trips and week-ends and sports exchanges.

Down the east coast all the way to Florida. Dallas Fort Worth (airport) more times than I care to remember. Chicago O’Hare ditto. Minnesota. Nevada. California. Washington.

Interestingly, I’ve seen way more of the US than Canada (only Quebec, Ontario and Alberta)

Barbados.

I think that’s it.

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I'm impressed. It seems that a lot of people on Ornery are very well traveled.

--Firedrake

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i've lived in iowa, maryland, south carolina, florida, and texas. and california if you count the two months in a tent in the sierras.

i've been to GA, NC, TN, VA, PA, MA, ME, NY, WI, IL, WA and driven through a host of others on my way to said places.

foreign: england, france (twice), belgium, the netherlands, germany, italy, denmark, sweden, mexico (twice) and a bunch of caribbean islands.

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I've been everywhere man.
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Lived;
-Canada; Toronto, Montreal, Calgary, Vancouver, Edmonton
-Heidelberg Germany

Traveled;
-Every province and territory in Canada save the Yukon
-USA; New York, Boston, New England Coast, Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Maryland, North Carolina, Florida, Kentucky, California, Washington, Oregon
-Europe; Belgium, France, The Netherlands, Switzerland, AUstria, Hungary, Italy, Spain, Portugal
-Bahamas, Dominica, Belize, Costa Rica, Mexico
-New Zealand

And some days I feel like I've walked all those miles.

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I Live in Israel

visited: USA, Canada, England, France, Norway, Denmark, Holland, Belgium, Poland, Turkey.

The only improtant places i havent been in the states are the yellow stone and yusemetee, allthough i try to go once a couple of years to cedar point and magic mountain.

I fly to england next month to a Mark Knopfler concert in the Royal Albert Hall, and to the soccer game between Israel and Irland

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I've seen softball fields in almost every state of the Union and Toronto. I've also seen Mexico.

KE

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I've visited Scotland, England, Wales, Netherlands, France, Germany, Austria, Belguim, Czech Republic, Canada (Ontario, Newfoundland, British Columbia), Mexico (the D.F., Tamaulipas, Yucatan, Quintana Roo, Campeche, Chihuahua, Coahuila, Baja California).

Ed to add: Switzerland. And Iceland, if wandering around the outside of the airport without actually entering counts (they don't like it when you do that).

Within the US, I've been to Washington state, Oregon, California, Idaho, Nevada, Utah, Arizona, Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, New Mexico, Nebraska, Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, Missouri, Arkansas, Louisiana, Illinois, Tennessee, Mississippi, Alabama, Virginia, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Maryland and the D.C.

I've lived only in the US, in Oregon, Florida and Texas. I am currently splitting work time between Texas and Maryland, and have stuff stored in an apartment up there, so maybe that halfway counts.

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aupton, where in WV did you grow up? I'm from Morgantown (and currently live in suburban Philadelphia). My father's people are from Mannington, but he grew up outside Weirton.
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Mike_W : congratulations on living in Heidelberg - I also lived there for a few years, and loved the place.

Countries visited:

UK (well, I'm British), France, Germany, Holland, Belgium, Spain (including Canaries and Balearics), Italy (Sicily, really), Austria, Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria, Greece, Turkey, Morocco, Thailand, Sri Lanka, The Maldives, Chile, Mexico, Canada, USA.

Applied for a job at the south pole once, but didn't get it.

Places I've been in the US: Minneapolis (for a week, got to see a Vikings game), Tucson AZ (stayed one night at the Mount Hopkins observatory, and drove to Mexico and back), lots of airports en ruote to other places (Washington Dulles, Pittsburgh, Cleveland (I think), Newark, and some city in Arizona where the plane from Washington to Tucson landed, but I can't remeber what it was. Pheonix maybe?).

Loved Minneapolis. Thought Tucson was truly wierd. And airports don't really count as visiting a place (or I could add Argentina to my list of places visited as well).

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It's been about a month of Sundays since I last posted so I decided to pick a safe subject!

I've been to Mexico, Canada, Okinawa, Japan, Guam, Thailand, Korea, Phillipines, Virgin Islands (St Croix), Cuba, Purto Rico (sp?), and almost every state in the Union.

Well...back to lurking.

Paul C

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Countries:

U.S., Canada, Germany, France, Switzerland, Spain, Japan, Thailand, India, China (Tibet).

States:

All of New England, all of both coasts, Alaska, Idaho, Colorado, Wyoming, South Dakota, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio.

Haven't traveled much in the last few years, I hope my wanderlust hasn't dried up at the tender age of 26. Ev, I'm sort of near Boston, I go there quite a bit.
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Funean, I grew up and currently live in Huntington, though I'm roughly familiar with Morgantown. I have family in western Maryland, maybe an hour east of Morgantown. I wonder what it is about suburban Philly that draws us from our home state? I went to school at Villanova...what drew you to that area?
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I grew up in Montana (and spent the weekend there last weekend!). I live in Richmond VA these days, but I will spare everyone the list of where I've lived in between - the best was on a wooden boat in the Hudson River for a while.

I've been lots of places, probably the most unusual or notable of which is Armenia.

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LOL aupton, I went to Bryn Mawr. And I lived for 9 years right around the corner from Kelly's Bar (on Floyd Terrace, off Roberts).

I suspect that lots of folks end up here because of college--there are something like 122 tertiary institutions in the greater Philadelphia area.

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Oh, so we went to school within walking distance of each other. It's a nice area if it wasn't for the cost of living. I enjoyed my two years there, but I don't think I'd go back to stay. I went up for a visit a few weeks ago, and found that I like it pretty well in smaller doses.
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Adam-
Next time you're going to be in boston, let met know. If I'm going to be around, maybe we can have lunch or something.

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Born in Altedena California. For the 1st year of my life I lived in a trailer on my aunt's property in Duarte California. Lived in Venice California, grew up on the beach in Santa Monica California,(the birth place of the original Muscle Beach). Was in Boston and New York city for a while. Been to Salt Lake, Provo, Logan Utah, Rexberg Idaho, Reno, Tahoe, San Diego.
Lived in Antioch California, and have been living in Brentwood Ca for about a year an a half, about 45 miles east of San Francisco. I've been registered on this forum since early last year. Since the election I haven't been to involved. I do read the posts now and then, but haven't really gotten involved like I used to.
If there's a movement to impeach Bush [Eek!] I may get involved.

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Everard, plan on visiting the holy land anytime soon?

anybody plans on visiting the holy land anytime soon?

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Israel is on my list of places to visit. Unfortunately, I don't expect to do any foreign travel in the next 3 years so I probably won't be visiting there any time soon.
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I been to most of Canada, Vancover, Calgary, Nova Scotia, New Brusnwick, P.E.I. and Quebec, which almost counts as a foriegn country.

The only times I visited the States were to Chicago and to Pensilvania to visit obscure relatives. O, and to Fort Knox and Fort Drum for training but they didn't let us off the base so I don't think that really counts. I'm going to New Jersey this summer though for a (civvie) tracking course, not sure how I'm going to get there.

One day when I have money I will get a frikken passport and go somewhere cool.

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i should find a way to upload a some pictures from my jeep tours in israel, there are some amazing views, i was surprised of my country, and it is all within the 1967 borders, for all i care we can give the territories back.

there is also a special observatory in the city of Givataim towards the commercial zone of Tel-Aviv and Ramat-Gan, it is great, you can think that what you are seeing is a city in the USA with all the sky scrappers (one of them is the tallest in the Middle East by the way)

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