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Old 10-18-2014, 07:27 PM   #71
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It's been almost a year since this post was updated. I don't remember if it was on my bucket list but we just attended the Albuquerque Ballooon Feastival. If it wasn't on the list it should have been. That was a great experience - don't think I'll do it again but do highly recommend it.
I lived in Albuquerque in the late 70 ' s. Even then it was getting too big for me... lol. My friend crews for a local and his Facebook updates are working for me these days ha!

As you said though - it should be on the list - the mass ascensions and predawn and dusk fires are awesome!
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Old 10-19-2014, 06:33 PM   #72
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Some of the things already on my list are Ruby Falls near Chattanooga, the space museum in Huntsville, Oak Ridge, the Tampa RV show, the Dayton Hamvention, Sun n Fun in Lakeland, Oshkosh (again!), and Carlsbad Caverns.

What are your suggestions for my and others' bucket lists?
Recommendations on nearby campgrounds to these places would also be useful.

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When in Tampa for the RV Show maybe on the way to Tampa stop in the small town of Mt. Dora. Great example of the old little towns. Then if you decide to go to Disney I recommend staying in Kissimmee at Tropical Palms. Beautiful park. They have a lot of deer and some raccoons and plenty of squirrels that love nuts. We camp there often since we aren't full timing yet. And with Passport America you save a bundle.
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Old 10-20-2014, 01:42 AM   #73
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If you haven't been there Niagara Falls should be on the list - in my opinion.
Agree. But they must be seen from the Canadian side. And make sure you ride on the Maid of the Mist and take the tour behind the falls.
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If you haven't done it yet, try traveling on the Chesapeake Bay Bridge/Tunnel and stopping on the man made island to do a little fishing while you watch for warships leaving harbor.
And then head north to Chincoteague to see the wild ponies.
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I'm going to modify that slightly to "Spoiling my grandchild"
As my mother used to say, "If I had known how much fun grandkids were, I would have had them first."
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Agree. But they must be seen from the Canadian side. And make sure you ride on the Maid of the Mist and take the tour behind the falls.
Also, the lights at night are best seen from the Canada side of the falls.
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Try watching a student-based missile launch on Wallops Island, Va. Google Wallops Island flights for info. Looks way cool.
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Sturgis MC Rally. Nat'l WWII Museum in New Orleans, Mardi Gras, Key West, Bourbon Trail, Crater Lake on the water, Yellowstone, Pearl Harbor, Toombstone, Oregon coast, Custers Battlefield, The Alamo, Arlington Nat'l Cemetery, KSC.
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I think other than the Grand Canyon, Kings Canyon NP is one of the most majestic places we've visited. The road to the end of the Canyon is breathtaking. Pack a lunch...
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Not sure about anyone health but a trip to the bottom of the Grand Canyon at the National Park is awesome.

It was a 7 mile walk down. Stayed all night at the Ranch at the bottom then a 9.7 mile hike out.

The hike out on the Bright Angel Trail was one of the most scenic places for me in the USA. I been in all 50 states. 48 in an RV.

I did it at age 65 with no hiking experience. Took me 7 hour down and 9 hour back up. Stunning views

Thinking about doing it again this winter with my daughter.

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What a great thread!!! I'm plotting and planning! LOL
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We "discovered" Prince Edward Island this summer and, on the spur of the moment, enjoyed it so much that we cancelled our plans and spent nearly 2 months there. It's not for everyone, but if you enjoy a low-key way of life in a beautiful setting with a summer climate that didn't exceed 82 degrees while we were there, this is the place. Lots of fresh seafood (can you spell "lobster and mussels"?), friendly people, no crowds (except near the Green Gables site and those are mostly Japanese tourists), and a "model train" landscape with cute houses with neat yards and lots of inlets and coves with beaches and rolling hills of crops.

We didn't even think of PEI as being on our bucket list, but now it's where we plan to spend our summers. That's the best thing about exploring--some of the things we have found the most enjoyable have been the ones we knew nothing about until we were there.
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