State Your Vacation Location!

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  1. Huntn, Jul 8, 2015
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    Huntn macrumors P6

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    Last week was on Sturgeon Lake, Minnesota for the 4th of July. This week stalking The Big Heads*. :D Great weather in the Black Hills of South Dakota! A very pretty area.
    *Mt Rushmore and Crazy Horse Memorial.

    The first time I saw the Crazy Horse Memorial, it was 20 years ago and there was no face, just a ledge and a hole. Now there is a face. :). And this statue is like 4 times the size of Rushmore.


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    Sounds cool, - lovely photograph - and I hope you enjoy it.

    For my part, where holidays or vacations are concerned, I am still at the planning stage…..
     
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    Nice picture! I'm hoping to visit Mt Rushmore next year
    Road tripping to St. Augustine, FL and stopping along the way at various spots all next week. Hoping to get some good aerial shots with my Phantom. Just spent a pretty penny fixing it up for the trip :)
     
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    Côte d’Azur, near Nice.
     

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    Enjoy your holidays. I'll be at home for my week off in July, but I will try and get out for some days with the camera.
     
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    Thank you, Af. Please don't forget to post the pictures you'll take.
     
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    Already been...

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    San Diego CA - Pacific Beach
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    Leaving in two days for an Alaska cruise. Will post pictures. I'm all packed and ready to go. Silly looking GoPro head mount arrived today. :)
     
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    I'm getting the train down to Bruges in December, week before Christmas... The most magical place on earth in my opinion
     
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    lol, I was there almost 30 years ago (!), I can't believe they've only gotten this far.
     
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    Our annual one is Hilton Head. Love it, although finances this year don't permit it. :(
     
  14. Huntn thread starter macrumors P6

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    That a place on our vacation list, if it's the French Riveria. :D
     
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    I was on the Cox's Bazar sea beach with all of my family for a week tour.
     
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    Looks superb! How much time did you spent there?
     
  17. Huntn, Jul 8, 2015
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    I. Assume you came off of one of those boats... How's the cruise been?

    Limited funds, they refused Federal funds for a long time. I recall the sculptor did it his way with emphasis on the overall sculpture, but after he passed, his wife changed the emphasis to the face to get something done to inspire more interest in the project. The face is good!

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    Where is that?

    If you are interested in paleontology, 40 miles down the road is The Mammoth Site in Hot Springs, South Dakota. An inclosed (building built over it) prehistoric sink hole that trapped an estimated 100s of Wooly and Columbian mammoths. The Columbians made the Woolies look like light weights. Most interesting is that these are not fossils, but 26000 year old bones.

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    But there is a mammoth that's even larger approaching Middle Earth Oliphaunt size... ;) It roamed China and Mongolia.

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    Agreed. It is a wonderful - and slightly unsettling - spot. Actually, I love Bruges, an extraordinarily atmospheric city, with a compelling history, entrancing atmosphere, great food, wine, beer, restaurants, pubs…..lovely tapestriesfantastic museums...

    Actually, I'd love to have the opportunity to spend a visit of longer than a few nights there.

    Enjoy your trip: I'd love to accompany you there
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    I went there and Mt. Rushmore a couple of summers ago. Great to look at, but doesn't look like they have done too much to the Crazy Horse Memorial in that time.
     
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    For myself not much change from 8 years ago, but a lot from 25 years ago.
     
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    Actually that was the only picture I had handy. We flew there and stayed at Atlantis. Fun.. Expensive, but fun.
     
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    Went to Italy last month. Here's a shot inside the Doge's Palace in Venice.
     
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    Really enjoyed an Italy trip in 2010 based in Tuscany. :)
     
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    Numerous excursions into the Sierra Nevada mountain range, typically at >8500 ft elevation. :)

    And rumor has it I'll be in Europe in the near future...
     

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