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Florida bound - badly awaited vacation

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Leave for So. Fla. tomorrow at 6:00 am + (all day going West to East).

4 days in So. Fla. incl. Memorial Day

3 days in the Panhandle

3 days in Atlanta (lived there for 2 years - retracing some steps, seeing some friends)

Will try to stay off C&G (need a break from Chargerino et. al.). J/K. Just some chill time...not even any books.

Any plans for Memorial Day or any of the summer holidays? Y'all be cool.

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I'm flying to Pittsburgh tommorow to visit family for Memorial Day weekend,

then going to San Diego for a week of beach time around the 4th of July & my birthday..

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either Yellowstone National Park or Rocky Mountain National Park......and if my parents decide not to be so lame....Sequoia National Park..

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Yellowstone National Park

I've been thinking about that one myself. Either that, or somewhere in Texas, or maybe the Carolina coast.

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I am flying to Southern California (Orange County & Los Angeles) on Saturday for several days, just to see an area of the country I've never been to before. I am renting a car and plan to just drive around and get out and walk anywhere that looks nice and interesting.

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Southern California ( Los Angeles) I am renting a car and plan to just drive around and get out and walk anywhere that looks nice and interesting.

Don't walk around South Central!!! In fact, I would avoid areas around the 110 Freeway south of Downtown LA (I-10) and north of the San Diego Freeway (I-405).

The weather will probably be awesome.

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Yea, stay out of South Central. Walk around Chinatown, and go to CBS Seafood if you want some amazing Dim Sum. It's at the corner of Spring & Ord. Oh, and if you take the Pasadena Freeway, be careful.

Hollywood is interesting to walk around, and I grudgingly recommend walking around the Westwood area. Beverly Hills is overrated, and Santa Monica is underrated. PCH is a nice drive, as is touring around Pacific Palisades.

Upgrade your rental to a convertible...you won't regret it.

As for OC...Huntington Beach is really nice, very pedestrian-friendly. Long Beach is also pretty nice. Newport Beach has Fashion Island, but honestly I don't think it's anything special...just your generic OC suburb.

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Yea, stay out of South Central.  Walk around Chinatown, and go to CBS Seafood if you want some amazing Dim Sum.  It's at the corner of Spring & Ord.  Oh, and if you take the Pasadena Freeway, be careful.

Hollywood is interesting to walk around, and I grudgingly recommend walking around the Westwood area.  Beverly Hills is overrated, and Santa Monica is underrated.  PCH is a nice drive, as is touring around Pacific Palisades.

Upgrade your rental to a convertible...you won't regret it.

As for OC...Huntington Beach is really nice, very pedestrian-friendly.  Long Beach is also pretty nice.  Newport Beach has Fashion Island, but honestly I don't think it's anything special...just your generic OC suburb.

Yeah, the Pasadena is LA's oldest freeway with narrow lanes and ridiculously short ramps.

We disagree on the pedestrian areas. Hollywood is ok and the footprints at the Chinese theather are cool. It's also an opportunity to take the Metro subway out the Universal CityWalk. Westwood Village IS nice. It's Santa Monica that I can't stand. A few blocks off the Promenade and it's gross. BH is just plain boring, once off Rodeo, there's nothing else unless you're in the car and you want to see nice homes. I would include some walking in the Manhattan / Hermosa / Redondo Beach areas. I would also throw in Laguna...if you can find parking.

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Enjoy you lucky ba$tard, should be a lot of fun.

By the time you come back XP might be sporting

another classic Cadillac and I might be buying a

stepping stone to my 59 classic car after I have

finally sold the Camaro. :(

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Well... I don't have any plans but I know what I want to do. If I get a good car, I'd like to travel around to meet some of you guys, this summer. Maybe plan a few C&G meets here in Brookville. I do know that for Labor day weekend, I would really like for some C&Gers to come by for the weekend for the annual Knox Dale Fireman's homecoming and camp out with me and my family. Lot's of activities and fun as I mentioned when I posted about going last year. Softball and Vollyball tournaments, music artists playing, games, Demo Derby, gun raffle, etc. I've camped out there all my life and each year gets more boring, so I thought having some of you guys there would be great. Heh... just keep that in mind, though... :D

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Yeah, the Pasadena is LA's oldest freeway with narrow lanes and ridiculously short ramps.

We disagree on the pedestrian areas.  Hollywood is ok and the footprints at the Chinese theather are cool.  It's also an opportunity to take the Metro subway out the Universal CityWalk.  Westwood Village IS nice.  It's Santa Monica that I can't stand.  A few blocks off the Promenade and it's gross.  BH is just plain boring, once off Rodeo, there's nothing else unless you're in the car and you want to see nice homes.  I would include some walking in the Manhattan / Hermosa / Redondo Beach areas.  I would also throw in Laguna...if you can find parking.

I dunno...Santa Monica is charing to me...the pier, the Promenade, the restaurants...it's just a place you HAVE to see. I find Hollywood to be the trashiest place I have ever been next to a Mexican border town. You're right about the subway though...Hollywood is pretty much the ONLY opportunity to take it...does it go anywhere else? I don't even think the BH homes are much to write home about...Pac Pal and OC have nicer ones with better architecture IMO, though I like that one off of either Camden or Rodeo with that funky roof that looks like something out of Alice In Wonderland.

The thing I like about Huntington is that the beach is there and yet there is great access to the shops and restaurants just off PCH...very nice, clean, and most of all convenient.

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Nothing is planned for Memorial Day (maybe go to the grandparents outside of Ocean City).

Summer, however, should be very nice. Plans are in the works to go to Charleston SC to visit my sister. Beautiful city...especially the Battery Park area.

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I dunno...Santa Monica is charing to me...the pier, the Promenade, the restaurants...it's just a place you HAVE to see.  I find Hollywood to be the trashiest place I have ever been next to a Mexican border town.  You're right about the subway though...Hollywood is pretty much the ONLY opportunity to take it...does it go anywhere else?  I don't even think the BH homes are much to write home about...Pac Pal and OC have nicer ones with better architecture IMO, though I like that one off of either Camden or Rodeo with that funky roof that looks like something out of Alice In Wonderland.

The thing I like about Huntington is that the beach is there and yet there is great access to the shops and restaurants just off PCH...very nice, clean, and most of all convenient.

I agree... Santa Monica seems interesting to me. I went to the Ashes and Snow exhibition on SaMo pier Mother's Day, and the city seemed interesting enough, in a busy, lots-of-stores sort of way.

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Yea, stay out of South Central.  Walk around Chinatown, and go to CBS Seafood if you want some amazing Dim Sum.  It's at the corner of Spring & Ord.  Oh, and if you take the Pasadena Freeway, be careful.

Hollywood is interesting to walk around, and I grudgingly recommend walking around the Westwood area.  Beverly Hills is overrated, and Santa Monica is underrated.  PCH is a nice drive, as is touring around Pacific Palisades.

Upgrade your rental to a convertible...you won't regret it.

As for OC...Huntington Beach is really nice, very pedestrian-friendly.  Long Beach is also pretty nice.  Newport Beach has Fashion Island, but honestly I don't think it's anything special...just your generic OC suburb.

Well I wish we had better weather, but this marine layer has been tenacious!

Anyways you HAVE to make Laguna Beach a MUST-SEE.....it's probably the most characterful beach town in southern California.

Newport Beach is actually worth the time. Don't go to Fashion Island....instead, spend some time on Balboa Island, down the Lido Peninsula, or in Corona del Mar.

If you HAVE time, take a drive over Ortega Highway from San Juan Capistrano to Lake Elsinore.

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I dunno...Santa Monica is charing to me...the pier, the Promenade, the restaurants...it's just a place you HAVE to see.  I find Hollywood to be the trashiest place I have ever been next to a Mexican border town.  You're right about the subway though...Hollywood is pretty much the ONLY opportunity to take it...does it go anywhere else?  I don't even think the BH homes are much to write home about...Pac Pal and OC have nicer ones with better architecture IMO, though I like that one off of either Camden or Rodeo with that funky roof that looks like something out of Alice In Wonderland.

The thing I like about Huntington is that the beach is there and yet there is great access to the shops and restaurants just off PCH...very nice, clean, and most of all convenient.

While "Hollywood" is kinda trashy and touristy, WEST Hollywood would be a GREAT area to hang out.

Santa Monica Boulevard is cool if ur gay.....or go up a few blocks to (world-famous) Sunset Boulevard and the Sunset Strip. That IS really cool.

Also spend some time driving up and over the hollywood hills.....just north of Beverly Hills and West Hollywood. Mulhollond Drive is up there....and u can take Coldwater Canyon from BH or Laurel Canyon from WH. The hills, canyons, vistas, and unique home architecture up there is charming.

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No MAJOR plans for Memorial Day weekend, although a few friends of mine and I might run down Sunday night to Harrah's in north San Diego County for a short evening of gambling.....we'd come back Monday morning.

My big trip is Hawaii in June for a week. I'm spending three nights on Oahu in Waikiki (Honolulu) at this charming little gay hotel....and then I'm spending three more nights on the Big Island of Hawaii at a beautiful resort.

The Waikiki portion of my trip will be the "nightlife, big city" version of Hawaii (I've been before...it's really fun) and my Big Island portion will be the total relaxation portion (never been to the Big Island before so that will be new to me.)

I'm using frequent flyer points to fly first class (yippee) from LAX to Honolulu on an American Airlines 767 (nice, big plane) then I fly back from Kona to LAX, also AA first class on a 757.

Should be a good time. I've been travelling so damn much for work this year, I'm looking forward to some Hawaii-like relaxation.

I thought about going to the Carribbean, but I've been to Hawaii before....and I know that it's nice and I like it......

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Yesterday I went to my dad's for a family picnic. Today I am invited to my neighbor's for a cookout, but each guest has to cook their own steak on his smoker. Yippee. And I have to buy a water heater because mine is leaking into my garage. Hoorah. I hope to take off for somewhere fun tomorrow, maybe Baltimore's Inner Harbor, Annapolis, or one of the coastal Maryland/Delaware beaches. Then it's back to hell/work on Tuesday.

Bob, say hi from all of us at C&G to Harry while you're in West Palm. And please don't take any pills if he offers, you might wake up feeling like you've had a medical exam of some kind.

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Not many plans for the memorial day weekend...well, nothing major anyway. I already had my fun friday night for my birthday, and felt the aftereffects until late last night. Don't know what else there is planned.

As far as summer vacations though, in August my family and some friends are planning on going to Hawaii again. We usually stay at these condos in Napili Kai that are right on the beach...pretty fun time.

In between then though I'll probably be making several road trips/camping trips...Maybe some boating/jet-skiing trips. We'll see what happens.

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Bob, say hi from all of us at C&G to Harry while you're in West Palm.  And please don't take any pills if he offers, you might wake up feeling like you've had a medical exam of some kind.

That won't be happening. Like I said, it's my badly awaited vacation. 8)

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That's a nice area, Croc. I miss living there (I was on the Eastern Shore of the Chesapeake Bay, within easy daytrip distance of Baltimore, Annapolis, DC, and ocean beaches, sigh).

*whew*... good, CB. Didn't want you to get all drugged up and violated. Have fun, sir.

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This summer we get to spend our money on building a fence (over $2500). No trips until next year (saving for Disneyland).

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I'm definitely gonna roadtrip to Maryland/DC sometime this summer...just gotta pick a good weeekend.

I was just out that way last year during my 2-week road trip ... cool area :).

This year, I'll be doing a road trip out west (TX, OK, etc.) in October ... of course, the MC Nationals in TN in June, and a few other side trips, too.

Not much done this Memorial Day weekend ... drove the older 4 MCs a bit ;).

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Yea, I just hear Baltimore can be pretty dicey. I'm thinking though that it won't be much different from South Central.

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