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Vacation Suggestions


By o-din

84 days ago



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    #1 84 days ago

    Looking for a fun place to go. Got plenty of time off over the next few months. I don't like to fly, but gas is cheap and my truck is fairly reliable. Seen just about everything So Cal has to offer, so looking for something a little different. Probably won't need to be back until at least July.

    #2 84 days ago

    Take Route 66 to see America

    #3 84 days ago
    Quoted from Daditude:

    Take Route 66 to see America

    Not a bad idea. I don't own a cell phone, but I still have a box full of AAA maps and campground listings from when I went cross country in the 90s. And plenty of fishing gear.

    #4 84 days ago

    Do you have a passport? How is your Spanish? Drive down the Baja, people seem to state they like it there.

    #5 84 days ago
    Quoted from Darcy:

    Drive down the Baja, people seem to state they like it there.

    Surfin' safari eh? We used to go all the time at least to Ensenada. It got to be a little unsafe a few years ago especially for gringos.

    #6 84 days ago

    Run for President

    #7 84 days ago

    Santa Cruz....

    #9 84 days ago

    Sweden, everything is still open

    #10 84 days ago

    Do a big USA trip and visit Pinsiders in several states.
    When you work your way over to Louisiana, stop in and we will hook you up fun stuff to do, both indoors and outdoor adventures.
    Several Louisiana Pinsiders that live in different areas of the state.
    Note: August is not the best time to visit down here.

    #11 84 days ago
    Quoted from o-din:

    Looking for a fun place to go. Got plenty of time off over the next few months. I don't like to fly, but gas is cheap and my truck is fairly reliable. Seen just about everything So Cal has to offer, so looking for something a little different. Probably won't need to be back until at least July.

    Quoted from Pinball-is-great:

    Do a big USA trip and visit Pinsiders in several states.
    When you work your way over to Louisiana, stop in and we will hook you up fun stuff to do, both indoors and outdoor adventures.
    Several Louisiana Pinsiders that live in different areas of the state.
    Note: August is not the best time to visit down here.

    You are welcome to visit me if you come this way too. I've got pins to play

    #12 84 days ago

    Sacramento is only a day's drive from here. I could go shake the governor's hand.

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    #13 84 days ago
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    #14 84 days ago

    Maybe a nice Hawaiian or Alaskan cruise

    #15 84 days ago

    Zion National Park, Bryce Canyon are close to one another then across I 80 to the Badlands and Mt Rushmore....maybe head south from there and eventually loop back across the south and west through Texas, New Mexico.

    #16 84 days ago
    Quoted from o-din:

    don't own a cell phone, but I still have a box full of AAA maps and campground listings

    Also remember, you're not lost if you don't care where you are.

    #17 84 days ago

    Mumbai

    #18 84 days ago

    Make a themed trip as an excuse to see as much of the country as possible. Something as simple as state capitals could be fun. We used to like to visit the public aquariums and aquarium stores as an excuse to explore different parts of towns. The timing is terrible, but if you have never walked around New York City or Boston it is totally worth it. Drive into the city and park at the Natural History Museum. Explore the city on foot.

    Closer to your part of the country... have you ever visited the forest moon of Endor? If you have never walked through the Pacific Northwest where it was filmed it is quite the experience. If you are a History buff the civil war battlefields of the east coast are worth a visit. Driving across the Southwest to the South East can be beautiful in it's own right. Hiking El Capitan in Texas is off the beaten path but will take you through a desert that rivals the Mojave in desolation and beauty from your direction. The gulf coast beaches are beautiful and relativly unused compared to the ones on the left/right coasts.

    There are so many different beautiful places you can go, especially if you are not afraid of a little road trip.

    O... and there is plenty of pinball on the way.

    #19 84 days ago

    Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds man, don't have to leave the house.

    #20 84 days ago
    Quoted from Atari_Daze:

    Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds man, don't have to leave the house.

    Hope you brought enough to share with the rest of the class...

    #21 84 days ago

    Maybe a lil trip in da hood off the 710..Compton/watts area could be an adventure n a lil different..lol

    #22 84 days ago

    Ventura is open now Odin.
    The chili lime wet verde burrito at Arturo's downtown is the best pork burrito on planet!

    #23 84 days ago
    Quoted from o-din:

    Looking for a fun place to go. Got plenty of time off over the next few months.

    How many times have you traveled the PCH?

    #24 84 days ago
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    #25 84 days ago

    When things open up, south Dakota is great. Stay at Custer, caves, Rushmore, crazy horse, dinosaur pits, wildlife, deadwood. Tons to do

    #26 84 days ago

    Costa Rica, Belize, Panama, Honduras (Honduras and Guatemala safety can be hit or miss). Even Cozumel is super cheap. Have been traveling Central America (Cozumel does not count as Central America) for a several yrs now looking for where we want to retire. So for Costa Rica. Can do all very cheap and still have a great time.

    #27 84 days ago

    I would head up hwy1 till I got to Big Sur.
    Most beautiful place I've been.

    #28 84 days ago
    Quoted from beergut666:

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    Fuck. I got Destination 9. Stay at home...

    #29 84 days ago
    Quoted from beergut666:

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    I may have to go with number 11.

    #30 84 days ago
    Quoted from Atari_Daze:

    How many times have you traveled the PCH?

    Coming down PCH from Fort Bragg north of Frisco in my 1972 Jeep truck with drum brakes and sloppy steering was one of the scariest drives of my life. Them's some steep cliffs up there.

    #31 84 days ago

    Have you considered a drive with the family to Wally World?

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    #33 84 days ago

    I have driven interstate 10 from here all the way to Jax Beach Florida to surf some hurricane waves with an old friend a little over ten years ago. Took two days. Pretty drive once you get halfway thru Texas.

    #34 84 days ago

    I know where I always wanted to go.

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    #35 84 days ago
    Quoted from o-din:

    Looking for a fun place to go. Got plenty of time off over the next few months. I don't like to fly, but gas is cheap and my truck is fairly reliable. Seen just about everything So Cal has to offer, so looking for something a little different. Probably won't need to be back until at least July.

    If I lived in your state I'd make the drive up to see the big trees in Redwood National Park or if you are looking more towards late June/July Sequoia National Park. There is something about standing at the food of a thousand year old tree that towers above you. . . for me it is humbling and provides some perspective to life in general. I do not know how "fun" looking at trees is though. . .

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    Lassen Volcanic NP is another interesting place in North Central California if you like the nature sort of stuff.

    Being Govt run the parks could be closed for all I know -- although several areas around the Redwoods are state parks and may have different restrictions.

    #36 84 days ago

    30 pack

    #37 84 days ago
    Quoted from Completist:

    Fuck. I got Destination 9. Stay at home...

    The answer is always 9.

    #39 84 days ago
    Quoted from DCFAN:

    The answer is always 9.

    I think it's meant to be done in hexidecimal.

    #40 84 days ago
    Quoted from o-din:

    I know where I always wanted to go.[quoted image]

    I've been, (dollywood) the whole area around there is also nice. Closer to your home I enjoyed the grand tetons area, and Montana gotta be the most beautiful state that's not on everyone's radar. Or at least imho being that I like to hike bike and kayak steep stuff.

    #41 83 days ago
    Quoted from o-din:

    I know where I always wanted to go.[quoted image]

    Dollywood is a really nice park! I think you'd like it.

    #42 83 days ago

    Frankenmuth Michigan. The top tourist spot in Michigan. Indoor water parks, giant hotels with many pools and game rooms and shops, fudge, beer galore, boat rides, zip lining...its a little bavaria!

    #43 83 days ago

    Another amusement park you could check out is Silver Dollar City. It’s sort of a sister park to Dollywood, similar in some ways, but still very different from it. Although I have only read about SDC, never been there. We had a trip scheduled to there this spring break, and I was pretty excited, but of course it didn’t happen. But I’m definitely going to get there once things are open again.

    SDC is built on top of an underground canyon, which you can tour as part of your admission. Definitely unique for an amusement park.

    Anyway just thought I’d mention it because it’s closer to CA than Dollywood, although still quite a drive.

    Dollywood has Lightning Rod, though

    #44 83 days ago

    SDC is indeed awesome!

    #45 83 days ago

    If roadtrip is your preferred option, I'd drive west coast north to Seattle, then turn east and head to Yellowstone, curve south from there towards Denver and finally through Albaquerque, Sedona and Phoenix back to SoCal. Quite a few great pinball locations on the way, assuming they are not closed due to virus

    #46 83 days ago

    I'd do two Trans-Continental Interstates. I recently took I-80 out to Reno. Also went into Sierra and El Dorado Counties in California.

    Also took I-70 through Glenwood Canyon. It's the crown jewel of the Interstate system. Had really bad weather though.

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    #47 83 days ago

    A trip to to Nevada's State Capital would not be complete without a stop at Dennis Hof's Moonlight Bunny Ranch.

    RIP Dennis....

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    #48 83 days ago
    Quoted from Hayfarmer:

    When things open up, south Dakota is great. Stay at Custer, caves, Rushmore, crazy horse, dinosaur pits, wildlife, deadwood. Tons to do

    This, but do it in early July and also go to Belle Fourche for the 4th. Parade, rodeo, great fireworks, etc. Total Americana.

    #49 82 days ago

    I have decided at least for now, I am going to take a trip and never leave the farm.

    #50 82 days ago

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