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Posted on Tue, Sep 13, 2005 08:08

Where have your travels taken you? It can be a memorable trip to somewhere near your hometown or the next State or several States away.. or it can be some far-reaching place at the end of the earth - or so it seems! It can be the familiar or the exotic but will have always left an imprint on your heart and in your mind!

Where do you dream of going? What wonderful places on this Earth do you still want to visit?

Some time ago I bought a book called: 1000 places to see before you Die

I better get started then!! I would love to go to:
Alaska (esp after Bill's trip!)
New Zealand and Australia
Africa, S. America, Canada, Japan, Cuba, India, Caribbean, Norway, Russia, China, Tibet.... would like to re-visit the Seychelles and the Maldives and of course the good ol' USA - so many places in the US I have yet to see!
Would love to go on the Orient-Express and the Trans-Siberian Express. Would love to sail from France to New York on a luxury oceanliner.
I WILL see all these places and do all these things - I know I will!



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Posted on Sat, Sep 23, 2006 16:43

What? LoneRanger was in one of those windows looking out? Dang. If I had known I would have taken the time and brought him more red lights. I bet he was in his commandos, standing next to Silver and Tonto and doing things with his feather. Only the LR would go to Amsterdam to do this where anyone walking by would be able to see.

Well, come to think of it, I probably still would not have gone downtown to see your display LR. The country side and people of that area where my favorite parts of the journey. What I found interesting about that part of Europe was that the people were comfortable sharing tables. Often, we would sit down to eat and others would hear us talking English and ask if they could join us at the table.

We had a guide who took us around, and that was good as some of the people we met did not speak English very well. But then we were out with the people who lived in the country sides.



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Posted on Fri, Sep 22, 2006 18:51

Oh yes she did go down town we saw her thro the window LOL



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Posted on Fri, Sep 22, 2006 10:56

I was in Amsterdam and the Holland areas this March. Just as the tulips were starting to color. I spent a week touring the countrysides looking at horses. So many of those giant modern windmills there, and of course the older wooden ones. They New ones seemed like aliens standing in a row...My favorite part of that area was how the couples walk arm and arm everywhere. It was so touching to see the caring. The people where I was were very friendly. And of course it was fun seeing all the bicycles so many people used for transportation. I would like to return there some day when the tulips are in full bloom.

At one point we needed to get across a small canel. We drove an hour to get around it and than learned that there was a little ferry that we could have crossed over on and walked the distance to the stable we were going to.


I did not have an opportunity to go down into Amsterdam downtown area. But have heard about it...

What happens in Amsterdam stays in Amsterdam.



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Posted on Fri, Sep 22, 2006 08:10

I've traveled alone and lived in: Malta, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Kuwait, Iraq & Bahrain. I have traveled with family around Europe. I DREAM of traveling to Africa...someday...



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Posted on Thu, Sep 22, 2005 00:35

hey, wait for me too, I have not been to Amsterdam..would love to go there for a weekend ! I think the UK-EU travelogue is in place..girls just pick a date!!!



Sure Bonnie! We'll let you know when we plan a trip there! The more the merrier!



Me too! Me too! Next Summer??? I can probably go then!



OMG! Can you imagine what sort of weekend THAT would be????? Sharp..how could we go there without YOU!!! We all have the same sense of humour ...it will be a WICKED weekend!! We'll be the female version of the Musketteers....Mouseketteers!I still want to taste some space-cake tho!



Amsterdam will NEVER be the same.... LMAO We've gotta take Gab with us too! It will be a h-o-o-t girls!

  


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Posted on Wed, Sep 21, 2005 15:35


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Scorpio! How did I miss your post before?? LMAO - that's hilarious! You know what - we should meet up in Amsterdam you and me - we would have a fabulous time!
I was once with a few friends and one of them decided to buy a joint so we went to the Bulldog Cafe on the Leidseplein (remember that??) where they specialise in different types of marijuana/hash - whatever you call it (I'm not a connaisseur there...) and this left-over hippy from the 60s, complete with long hair, scraggly beard, earring, necklace etc.. all the works - rolled up a joint for this friend and we passed it around - we got a bit high but mostly I just got a blinking headache!! Didn't enjoy it at all. Not my cuppa tea I guess!
On other occasions, merely walking through the Leidseplein square where the Bulldog cafe is, you can get high just from inhaling the smoke from all the joints around the area! It stinks! LOL
Some guy stopped me once on the street and asked me I wanted to buy crack or something. Happens all the time.
But the red light district - LOL - it's hilarious. Definitely a must-see!! All these women sitting in the windows selling their "wares"! And the red lights hanging on the little bridges ... LOL



hey, wait for me too, I have not been to Amsterdam..would love to go there for a weekend ! I think the UK-EU travelogue is in place..girls just pick a date!!!



Sure Bonnie! We'll let you know when we plan a trip there! The more the merrier!



Me too! Me too! Next Summer??? I can probably go then!



OMG! Can you imagine what sort of weekend THAT would be????? Sharp..how could we go there without YOU!!! We all have the same sense of humour ...it will be a WICKED weekend!! We'll be the female version of the Musketteers....Mouseketteers!I still want to taste some space-cake tho!

  


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Posted on Wed, Sep 21, 2005 09:49


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Scorpio! How did I miss your post before?? LMAO - that's hilarious! You know what - we should meet up in Amsterdam you and me - we would have a fabulous time!
I was once with a few friends and one of them decided to buy a joint so we went to the Bulldog Cafe on the Leidseplein (remember that??) where they specialise in different types of marijuana/hash - whatever you call it (I'm not a connaisseur there...) and this left-over hippy from the 60s, complete with long hair, scraggly beard, earring, necklace etc.. all the works - rolled up a joint for this friend and we passed it around - we got a bit high but mostly I just got a blinking headache!! Didn't enjoy it at all. Not my cuppa tea I guess!
On other occasions, merely walking through the Leidseplein square where the Bulldog cafe is, you can get high just from inhaling the smoke from all the joints around the area! It stinks! LOL
Some guy stopped me once on the street and asked me I wanted to buy crack or something. Happens all the time.
But the red light district - LOL - it's hilarious. Definitely a must-see!! All these women sitting in the windows selling their "wares"! And the red lights hanging on the little bridges ... LOL



hey, wait for me too, I have not been to Amsterdam..would love to go there for a weekend ! I think the UK-EU travelogue is in place..girls just pick a date!!!



Sure Bonnie! We'll let you know when we plan a trip there! The more the merrier!



Me too! Me too! Next Summer??? I can probably go then!



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Scorpio! How did I miss your post before?? LMAO - that's hilarious! You know what - we should meet up in Amsterdam you and me - we would have a fabulous time!
I was once with a few friends and one of them decided to buy a joint so we went to the Bulldog Cafe on the Leidseplein (remember that??) where they specialise in different types of marijuana/hash - whatever you call it (I'm not a connaisseur there...) and this left-over hippy from the 60s, complete with long hair, scraggly beard, earring, necklace etc.. all the works - rolled up a joint for this friend and we passed it around - we got a bit high but mostly I just got a blinking headache!! Didn't enjoy it at all. Not my cuppa tea I guess!
On other occasions, merely walking through the Leidseplein square where the Bulldog cafe is, you can get high just from inhaling the smoke from all the joints around the area! It stinks! LOL
Some guy stopped me once on the street and asked me I wanted to buy crack or something. Happens all the time.
But the red light district - LOL - it's hilarious. Definitely a must-see!! All these women sitting in the windows selling their "wares"! And the red lights hanging on the little bridges ... LOL



hey, wait for me too, I have not been to Amsterdam..would love to go there for a weekend ! I think the UK-EU travelogue is in place..girls just pick a date!!!



Sure Bonnie! We'll let you know when we plan a trip there! The more the merrier!

  


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Posted on Fri, Sep 16, 2005 16:19


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Scorpio! How did I miss your post before?? LMAO - that's hilarious! You know what - we should meet up in Amsterdam you and me - we would have a fabulous time!
I was once with a few friends and one of them decided to buy a joint so we went to the Bulldog Cafe on the Leidseplein (remember that??) where they specialise in different types of marijuana/hash - whatever you call it (I'm not a connaisseur there...) and this left-over hippy from the 60s, complete with long hair, scraggly beard, earring, necklace etc.. all the works - rolled up a joint for this friend and we passed it around - we got a bit high but mostly I just got a blinking headache!! Didn't enjoy it at all. Not my cuppa tea I guess!
On other occasions, merely walking through the Leidseplein square where the Bulldog cafe is, you can get high just from inhaling the smoke from all the joints around the area! It stinks! LOL
Some guy stopped me once on the street and asked me I wanted to buy crack or something. Happens all the time.
But the red light district - LOL - it's hilarious. Definitely a must-see!! All these women sitting in the windows selling their "wares"! And the red lights hanging on the little bridges ... LOL



hey, wait for me too, I have not been to Amsterdam..would love to go there for a weekend ! I think the UK-EU travelogue is in place..girls just pick a date!!!



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Posted on Fri, Sep 16, 2005 07:50


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Care to be our tour guide in the South Pacific Bonnie? :-)


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Anytime Sharp..in fact after the tsunami ..SE Asia has become really cheap and it is a great place for the most amazing array of food as well..service is top-notch and that is what makes a great holiday!..I go back every year in the summer..so just plan ahead! They also have some fab spas with the most exclusive massages, beauty treatments that are unheard of in the WEst..lol


I'm planning now! lol You, me, my daughter and anyone else who wants to join us! I definitely want to experience some of the massages and beauty treatments! Keep your calendar open next July,first 2 wks! :-)



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Posted on Fri, Sep 16, 2005 07:09

OK - one more.....

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Posted on Fri, Sep 16, 2005 07:02

AMS again.... typical view... a bridge, a canal, a bunch of bicycles and a red brick house. LOL

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Posted on Fri, Sep 16, 2005 06:59

View of canal from the little balcony on the other side of the houseboat...

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Posted on Fri, Sep 16, 2005 06:56

Group pic in front of the houseboat. It was so much fun, sitting in the sun, sipping wine and nibbling on bread and cheese and just watching the world go by...

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Posted on Fri, Sep 16, 2005 06:53

Houseboat....

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Posted on Fri, Sep 16, 2005 06:51

AMSTERDAM... a more civilised view... (as opposed to the joint places and red light district.... lol) :

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Minnie I went to Amsterdam too lol...it was my first trip as a single person after my split with my ex!! At that time I was he*ll bent on trying as many first experiences as possible and I soooo wanted to try a piece of space cake!! But my friends said nooo waaaaay were they gonna walk around with me as high as a kite!!! lol
I dragged them into se*x shops and then embarrassed them by asking none stop questions and asking what each weird looking thing was used for! Then we went window shopping and saw the ladies of the night behind glass advertising their wares...they dragged me off when I saw an empty window..I only wanted to stand in there and have my pic taken nothing else!!!!!! geez!! We then did the christmas shopping we went there to do!! It was an amazing place and everyone was soooo friendly..I had the time of my life! BTW we did visit some of the nicer places too!



Scorpio! How did I miss your post before?? LMAO - that's hilarious! You know what - we should meet up in Amsterdam you and me - we would have a fabulous time!
I was once with a few friends and one of them decided to buy a joint so we went to the Bulldog Cafe on the Leidseplein (remember that??) where they specialise in different types of marijuana/hash - whatever you call it (I'm not a connaisseur there...) and this left-over hippy from the 60s, complete with long hair, scraggly beard, earring, necklace etc.. all the works - rolled up a joint for this friend and we passed it around - we got a bit high but mostly I just got a blinking headache!! Didn't enjoy it at all. Not my cuppa tea I guess!
On other occasions, merely walking through the Leidseplein square where the Bulldog cafe is, you can get high just from inhaling the smoke from all the joints around the area! It stinks! LOL
Some guy stopped me once on the street and asked me I wanted to buy crack or something. Happens all the time.
But the red light district - LOL - it's hilarious. Definitely a must-see!! All these women sitting in the windows selling their "wares"! And the red lights hanging on the little bridges ... LOL

  


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Care to be our tour guide in the South Pacific Bonnie? :-)


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Anytime Sharp..in fact after the tsunami ..SE Asia has become really cheap and it is a great place for the most amazing array of food as well..service is top-notch and that is what makes a great holiday!..I go back every year in the summer..so just plan ahead! They also have some fab spas with the most exclusive massages, beauty treatments that are unheard of in the WEst..lol




ooooh... yes! I LOVE the spa idea!!
hmmm.... nothing better than to be pampered and coddled and massaged and rubbed .... aaaaaah..... sheer bliss!!

  


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Posted on Fri, Sep 16, 2005 03:29

OK. The around the world sailing adventure looks like it is getting off to a good start. So far we have a guide, the nucleous of what would surely be a fine and lovely crew and most importantly a red wig. lol. Minnie, I will let you borrow the wig that Toonces gave me. lol. Now all we need is a boat and some some actual sailors. Maybe we should see if we survive the Princess Cruise before making actual departure plans. Sailing around the world is a nice dream to have though.



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