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Old 06-11-2007, 11:36 AM
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A tourist in your own town?

As I was posting something under the "Happy Spot" thread, it ocurred to me how little we often take advantage of the fun things to do and see in our own home towns.

I live near Washington, DC and so there's no shortage of things to see and do here. I'm curious what some of you do or would do in your own home towns if you were a tourist there?

I love the Smithsonian Museums, particularly the art museums, the Corcoran, the NGA, the National Portrait Gallery, the Renwick, the Philips Collection, etc.

Never been to the Spy Museum, but plan to. The Air and Space Museum is outstanding.

Where do you live and what do you consider worth a trip to see there?
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Old 06-11-2007, 11:37 AM
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their is nothing in my town, disney is 5 minutes away
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Old 06-11-2007, 11:40 AM
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Visiting the primary attractions in my community involve exposure to risk factors of developing liver failure and bending the family sedan around a telephone pole. No thanks, I'll take Manhattan.
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Old 06-11-2007, 11:42 AM
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their is nothing in my town, disney is 5 minutes away
Your town sounds just like where I grew up, Don. Unfortunately, there was no Disney or anything else anywhere nearby.
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Old 06-11-2007, 11:46 AM
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Visiting the primary attractions in my community involve exposure to risk factors of developing liver failure and bending the family sedan around a telephone pole. No thanks, I'll take Manhattan.
What state is Here in, Paul?
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Old 06-11-2007, 11:53 AM
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Sorry, I see you now. You're the guy waving at me from over there, right?
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Old 06-11-2007, 12:25 PM
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As I was posting something under the "Happy Spot" thread, it ocurred to me how little we often take advantage of the fun things to do and see in our own home towns.


Never been to the Spy Museum, but plan to. The Air and Space Museum is outstanding.

Where do you live and what do you consider worth a trip to see there?

D8..

How is the new Air & Space Museum out at Dulles? Isn't that where the Blackbird is?

The G/F & I are planning to visit relatives in NO VA inthe fall, and I'd like to try and see that too. We'll be in Reston, so it's very close.

She's never been to DC and after the usual MALL suspects...Linc, Wash, Nat'l Gallery. Congress, Smithsonian, etc., where else would you suggest.

Can you still do a visitors tour of the White House?
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Old 06-11-2007, 12:37 PM
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Been living in the D/FW area for a decade now and I've NEVER EVER been to a professional sporting event...not the Rangers, Cowboys, Mavericks, or Stars!!

I've never even been to Six Flags!

All of these places are within a 1/2 hour drive (on the weekend) from the house!
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I take my girls on a date every weekend I am home and we go to the local zoo, art museum, natural history museum, parks, ect.....while the rednecks all seem to fight to pile into Chuckie Cheese's or a putt putt golf place, ect....

My place in VA is smack in the middle of Yorktown, Williamsburg and Jamestown. I never miss the 4th of July Parade in Yorktown and take whoever wants to go to Colonial Williamsburg about every other year. Off years we will take the boat to Stratford Hall, Jamestown, ect....I wish I could have made the 400th Anniv. of Jamestown this year--my folks were there and it sounded pretty cool.

Why not take advantage of it, I say.
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D8..

How is the new Air & Space Museum out at Dulles? Isn't that where the Blackbird is?

The G/F & I are planning to visit relatives in NO VA inthe fall, and I'd like to try and see that too. We'll be in Reston, so it's very close.

She's never been to DC and after the usual MALL suspects...Linc, Wash, Nat'l Gallery. Congress, Smithsonian, etc., where else would you suggest.

Can you still do a visitors tour of the White House?
The new A&S museum is outstanding. If you love air planes and aviation, you'll get all you can stand there. You can either drive there (the museum is free, parking is $12) or you can get on a shuttle bus at the A&S Museum down on the Mall to go out there. It'd be easy to get ther from Reston, though.
I wouldn't give you two cents for the White House tour. You stand in line for a couple of hours only to be rushed through a few rooms in ten or fifteen minutes.
I hope you have a great time. There's a lot of fun stuff to do here and much of it is free.
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Old 06-11-2007, 12:57 PM
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I take my girls on a date every weekend I am home and we go to the local zoo, art museum, natural history museum, parks, ect.....while the rednecks all seem to fight to pile into Chuckie Cheese's or a putt putt golf place, ect....

My place in VA is smack in the middle of Yorktown, Williamsburg and Jamestown. I never miss the 4th of July Parade in Yorktown and take whoever wants to go to Colonial Williamsburg about every other year. Off years we will take the boat to Stratford Hall, Jamestown, ect....I wish I could have made the 400th Anniv. of Jamestown this year--my folks were there and it sounded pretty cool.

Why not take advantage of it, I say.
I've been going down (or up when I lived in NC) to Williamsburg all my life. It is great. My kids all loved going there when they were growing up.

I often (not every weekend, though) took my daughters on "dates" to one museum or other when they were growing up. My son, too, when he was little. I didn't have much money back then. Sometimes we'd just ride the subway for fun. I'd read the paper and we'd talk about the sights (whenever we came up out of the tunnel) as we rode around town. They used to have shows at the Kennedy center for children back than that were free. It costs a lot to live here, but you can entertain yourself for relatively little money if you put your mind to it.
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Visiting the primary attractions in my community involve exposure to risk factors of developing liver failure and bending the family sedan around a telephone pole. No thanks, I'll take Manhattan.
We blow out livers out tailgating football games and run our car/suv into deer.
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I take my girls on a date every weekend I am home and we go to the local zoo, art museum, natural history museum, parks, ect.....while the rednecks all seem to fight to pile into Chuckie Cheese's or a putt putt golf place, ect....

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You callin me a redneck
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