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Wheat belleh?
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I've never done this but I know the type of travel I would absolutely hate. That would be one of those, "See Europe in seven days via bus!" I would hate driving to a famous sight, spend an hour or so, then back on the bus to another site, rinse repeat and a different inexpensive hotel room every night. Outside of the fucking bother of all that, seeing buildings and stuff is nice, but my favorite part is the people and local haunts. I like to stay put and explore an interesting locale much deeper than just the tourist spots.

My ex goes to countries for a day. For example, she spent some quality time in Morocco, but then spent a day in Sicily and then a day in Istanbul and then proceeded to talk about how those countries were awesome. plain.gif
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My ex goes to countries for a day. For example, she spent some quality time in Morocco, but then spent a day in Sicily and then a day in Istanbul and then proceeded to talk about how those countries were awesome. plain.gif
Does she get a collectible Starbucks to-go mug from each place?
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The beaches and water conditions (sunset over the lake, etc) are far preferable to Door County or Lake Geneva and it's ilk.

 

C'mon now, I can see the sun rise and set over the lake in Door county (well, technically one side is a bay but I can't see land so I count it as a lake)

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What am I looking at here?
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

What am I looking at here?

Still from the movie Smoke.

Keitel's character took a picture from the same vantage point, on the same corner, every day at the same time for -- I don't remember, like ten years or something?



Which of course, meant that he really didn't go anywhere else.
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That's awesome.
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That's awesome.
Good movie. A bit of a mess in some ways, but a fun watch.
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Live aboard dive vessels in the Indo-Pacific are pretty cool

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Originally Posted by jcman311 View Post

C'mon now, I can see the sun rise and set over the lake in Door county (well, technically one side is a bay but I can't see land so I count it as a lake)

I've always been able to make out land, but I'm sure there are places you can't.

But still...the water temp and beaches just aren't the same. The natural flow of the lake deposits all of the sand down towards southwestern michigan:

So most of the larger beaches on the western side are all artificially formed by sticking something out in the water to break the flow and collect sand, which works pretty well...until everyone does it and the sand flows dry up (so now many of them have to truck in sand).


Admittedly, the bay up there removes itself from that flow and it is a bit different...but it never gets huge soft sand beaches like this:


Not that door county is bad or anything (and camping on rock island is suuuuuper cool), but coming from Chicago, you are looking at a significantly longer drive...and it's just not for me.
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If you are in New Orleans looking across the river toward the east you are looking at the west bank of the Mississippi

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Originally Posted by Piobaire View Post

I've never done this but I know the type of travel I would absolutely hate. That would be one of those, "See Europe in seven days via bus!" I would hate driving to a famous sight, spend an hour or so, then back on the bus to another site, rinse repeat and a different inexpensive hotel room every night. Outside of the fucking bother of all that, seeing buildings and stuff is nice, but my favorite part is the people and local haunts. I like to stay put and explore an interesting locale much deeper than just the tourist spots.

I agree, but I think most people doing this are probably unable to afford a lot of vacatiobs and they may only get to Europe once in their life.
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To be fair, I am exclusively referring to staying at a house on lake michigan in SW michigan. The natural weather patterns have simply blessed the eastern shores of lake michigan.

The beaches and water conditions (sunset over the lake, etc) are far preferable to Door County or Lake Geneva and it's ilk.

Other than that, I'm not sure what SW Michigan has to offer.

I never much cared for spending time by Lake Michigan on the WI side - I grew up a couple miles away. Maybe I always took it for granted.

Door County always felt like torture to me too. Looking back I can remember enjoyable parts, but as a kid I just found it boring.
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People that absolutely hate their jobs but are too lazy/scared to try something different. I can empathize a bit if they have a wife/kids, their priorities are not all about themselves (or at least shouldn't be). But I'm talking about single guys in their mid 20's. They say, it's okay, only 14 more years and then I can retire, where I'll still have to get a job anyway because retirement pay isn't enough to live on. These people should find something else or stifle their incessant bitching.
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Just saw a web ad for an article titled "14x lottery winner says lotto isn't as random as you think"
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