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Seedersandleechers Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 03:57 PM
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What's your idea of the most beautiful place in the world?
For me it's the Isle of Skye









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Broken_Hero Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 04:02 PM
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1. Southeast Alaska, the panhandle
not as far south as say, Metlakatla, but a few hundred miles south of Juneau, perhaps Sitka/Petersburg Area. The Metlakatla area is a damn rain magnet.
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Seedersandleechers Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 04:03 PM
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2. Post Pic Please
:hi:
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Broken_Hero Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 04:17 PM
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3. Okay,
Edited on Wed Sep-16-09 04:40 PM by petersond














Take these pictures with a grain of salt, almost all of them were taken during the winter time, where overcast/rain is the daily routine.

eta:to make it more clear
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Seedersandleechers Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 04:26 PM
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4. Beautiful
I've been to Alaska but not there. The scenery brought tears to my eyes.
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Broken_Hero Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 04:33 PM
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5. its a lot better in the summer time, especially the month of July
some of the above pics were taken during the summer time, and it was overcast still. Its crazy how the weather is, my family use to live about 80 miles outside of town, yet we recieved about 1/2 the rainfall that Ketchikan did...it appears the further north you go up the panhandle, the less rain(although its still substantial).

In Ktown we get a lot of rain, one year I recall 202 inches...and those whiners in Washington better appreciate the rain they get... :evilgrin:

:hide:
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Seedersandleechers Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 07:04 PM
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16. That's when I was there, July.
Went to places like Denali, Barrow, and Fairbanks. I could live there.
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XemaSab Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 04:43 PM
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6. A lot of people say California
but it's actually really horrible. Don't come here. :hide:
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Broken_Hero Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 04:46 PM
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7. N. Cal looked pretty good
to me at least, S. Cal...meh, but I'm not a fan of sandy beaches, hot weather, and Jaws near my beach. :D
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TrogL Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 05:00 PM
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8. Rocky Mountains near Banff - Castle Mountain
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Seedersandleechers Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 07:06 PM
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17. I love mountains
and that one is beautiful.
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applegrove Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 08:30 PM
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27. I had a summer job at the Lake Agnes Tea House above Lake Louise. I showered in a waterfall every
day. It was gorgeous.
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closeupready Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 05:06 PM
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9. Someplace sunny, sandy, warm (even hot), with some coastline.
Some place like the coast of Spain:



with homes like this:

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Iggo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 05:07 PM
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10. Owens River Valley
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kwassa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 10:53 PM
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32. oh, hell no!
without the beautiful sunset effects, the Owens Valley is a desolate, ugly-assed dried up valley with a man-made aqueduct in the middle.

You need to head over to the other side of the Sierra Range to the West.

Yosemite, of course.





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Iggo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 10:52 AM
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42. Ah, but I like the desert.
And it's the sunrises more than the sunsets.

But I take your point. Yosemite is quite beautiful.

I've just got a soft spot for everything between Lone Pine and Mammoth.

That's where I first felt like I was an animal on the earth. Busted out of my civilized suburban cocoon, so to speak.
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kwassa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 03:33 PM
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46. ever been to Joshua Tree?
now, that is interesting desert.









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Sequoia Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-18-09 02:45 PM
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57. Long ago Owens Valley was lush and beautiful.....
until the city of Los Angeles took their water. It was a huge battle. The excellent book: "Cadillac Desert" tells it nicely and Jack Nicholson in "Chinatown" puts on a fine performance.

However, Yosemite IS heaven on earth. I miss it so.
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flvegan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 05:09 PM
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11. Necker Island.
I'm hoping Branson leaves it to me in his will.
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Seedersandleechers Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 06:33 PM
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12. This Necker Island?
Edited on Wed Sep-16-09 07:10 PM by Seedersandleechers
Photo deleted, Sorry.
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flvegan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 06:45 PM
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15. That Necker Island has been moved or deleted.
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MorningGlow Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 06:40 PM
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13. My dining room
now that the renovations are done.



:rofl:

Seriously, it depends on my mood. If it's architecture, then...

New Orleans:


York, UK:


If it's nature, then...



(That's Letchworth State Park, in Western NY.)

Or something in between city and country...

Whitby, UK:


Glastonbury:


So many lovely places in the world, how can you choose? :shrug:
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Seedersandleechers Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 07:09 PM
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18. Love love love
your dining room. Sometimes there's no place like home. :toast:
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Arugula Latte Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 06:40 PM
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14. I've seen a lot of spectacular scenery, but this has to be right up there. Napali Coast, Kauai:


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Seedersandleechers Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 07:13 PM
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19. Is that planet earth?
I'm looking at the second pic. It's just that it looks like something outside our planet almost.
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Arugula Latte Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 07:14 PM
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20. Yes, indeed.
:)

Otherworldly beauty.

Volcanos, tectonic plates and lots of rain do amazing things!
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Beaverhausen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 08:30 PM
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28. I'm hoping to go there in the spring
for my honeymoon!!! :loveya:
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Arugula Latte Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 08:45 PM
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30. Great!
Edited on Wed Sep-16-09 08:45 PM by Arugula Latte
I know a great place to stay in Kauai (it's not on the Napali Coast, though). PM me if you're interested. :hi:
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bigwillq Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 07:18 PM
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21. The one with no disease, poverty or hateful people
Or any beach.
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Seedersandleechers Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 07:31 PM
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22. You don't like
beaches? :shrug:
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bigwillq Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 07:37 PM
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23. I love the beach!
The first part of my statement is separate from the second part.

Any beach would be my ideal place.
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begin_within Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 08:04 PM
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24. It's a tie between
Point Lobos State Reserve:



and Yosemite National Park:



and they're both in California, only 156 miles apart.
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Bossy Monkey Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 08:19 PM
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25. I was awfully taken with Salzburg
This gallery seems representative: http://www.sacred-destinations.com/austria/salzburg-alb...
I was very hopeful for Skye, but got poor weather. I was still glad I went, though.
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nytemare Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 08:47 PM
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31. Salzburg and Obersalzberg in Germany were just wonderful.
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applegrove Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 08:29 PM
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26. For me it is the cottage. Where the cedar deck and wood screened in porch push
their way into the rock garden, all the while the woods surrounds and are sourrounded themselves by lake and mountains.
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hippywife Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 08:40 PM
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29. Alaska. Definitely.
I'm always so grateful to Blue for taking me there whenever she posts.

http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...

:hi:
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kwassa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 11:02 PM
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33. Point Lobos, California

sorry about the picture sizes, but it is worth scanning.







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petronius Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 11:31 PM
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37. Lobos is phenomenal - and the underwater part is even better (if that's possible)
than the dry part...
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taterguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 11:07 AM
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43. Haven't been to every place in the world but that gets my vote
I love the coastline of my home state NC but Point Lobo just blew me away.
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Lorien Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-18-09 02:31 PM
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56. Yeah, my dad used to live in Carmel by-the-sea
I liked point Lobos, and the view from Napenthe!
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denbot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-18-09 03:22 PM
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59. Pint Lobos is definitely in the running.. Until I hit the South Pacific..
Edited on Fri Sep-18-09 04:02 PM by denbot
Alley and me paddling Man cub around the inside cove of Pt. Lobos



Baby seals in a little cove.



Later with just me and Alley in the yak we paddle out to the point. Very rough, but beautiful.

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elshiva Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 11:05 PM
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34. Our backyard.
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branders seine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 11:13 PM
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35. In bed with my SO
naked
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WinkyDink Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-18-09 07:23 PM
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62. Need pictures. :-)
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donheld Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 11:22 PM
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36. Dallas Divide Colorado
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Chan790 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 11:33 PM
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38. Brooklyn.
No f^ckin' shit, guy.

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Odin2005 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 11:52 PM
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39. The Rift Valley region of East Africa.
The Ruwenzori Mountains, especially, the fabled "Mountains of the Moon" of Classical legend. I would just about kill to go there, such a beautiful area in the birthplace of Mankind.











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Auggie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 09:43 AM
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40. Polynesia
Somewhere on or near Aitutaki, Cook Islands

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RebelOne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 09:50 AM
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41. Anywhere in any mountains, preferably the Rockies or Smokies. n/t
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Tuesday Afternoon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 11:15 AM
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44. so much beauty in the world. the wonder of it all.
Edited on Thu Sep-17-09 11:30 AM by Tuesday Afternoon
I have learned to be content with my own backyard...





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Seedersandleechers Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 07:43 PM
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49. If that were my backyard
I'd be content too. :hi:
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Moondog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-18-09 02:49 PM
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58. That
is a great back yard. Envy worthy.

:o
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seemunkee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 12:18 PM
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45. Death Valley




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Initech Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 03:36 PM
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47. St. Maarten
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ceile Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 03:53 PM
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48. Northern NM or the Ring of Kerry, Ireland
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Seedersandleechers Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 07:44 PM
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50. I'm going to Ireland next month
I'll have to check it out. Any other suggestions for Ireland?
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ceile Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-18-09 02:06 PM
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51. Lucky!
Wicklow mountains outside Dublin-there you can visit Glendalough and Powers Court and Johnny Fox's (pub). The national stud farm in Kildare is beautiful (there's a Japanese tea garden there as well). Cork City is a blast. And definitely stop and have seafood in Kinsale and tour the fort (St. James' I think it's called) when you're on the Ring. You're going to have so much fun!!
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La Lioness Priyanka Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-18-09 02:08 PM
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52. New York City
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MissMillie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-18-09 02:11 PM
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53. My parents' house
(yeah, that was sappy, but it's true. And it'd be true even if they moved to a different house)
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Rabrrrrrr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-18-09 02:11 PM
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54. Antarctica.
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Lorien Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-18-09 02:29 PM
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55. Parts of Switzerland, and my dad's old stomping grounds around Carmel CA
but I haven't been everywhere so it's a tough call!
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old mark Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-18-09 06:06 PM
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60. Mom's old "cabin" in the Poconos in PA. It was a stone house
built in the 1920's, on top of a hill at the end of a road among huge trees and woods. In the winter snow, it was perfectly quiet and beautiful. There was an 100 year old orchard behind it, with a forgotten variety of apples growing on the untended trees.

It's long gone, sold after she died.
mark
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datasuspect Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-18-09 06:17 PM
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61. sulphur, louisiana
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WinkyDink Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-18-09 07:28 PM
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63. The view from the top of the Paris restaurant., Tour D'Argent:
Edited on Fri Sep-18-09 07:29 PM by WinkyDink
My husband and I were taken up here by staff for a photo.

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