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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 12-30-2018, 06:38 PM Thread Starter
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Hi All,must be so good to be young these days,as when most of us old folks were young,we either stayed home or got to travel in our own country for vacations. Our eldest grandson(the carpenter) his wife & baby girl are holidaying in Canada at her parent's home in Quebec. Our granddaughter & her boyfriend flew to New York & went to watch the Cowboys & Giants'game & will meet up later with the others in Canada.Our youngest grandson (the physiotherapist ) & his girlfriend have traveled to China for their holiday.So they are all gonna celebrate New Year's while overseas & like I said,it must be good to be young these days.Happy New Year to all forum members & Admins.James jj777746
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Travel was so expensive when we were young. Heck, you got all dressed up to fly anywhere and there were no discount fares. I've managed to get over the pond 4 times in my life, paid trips twice so I was able to stay awhile each time. Glad I did. Changes your perspective somehow.

I never traveled that much in the USA as a young guy, but from my 40s on, I traveled the country and got to almost all the states, except Montana and Vermont. I'm kind of traveled-out these days, but I promised my daughter we'd go to Disneyland (California) as my Christmas Present to her. I rode my bike there 2 weeks after it opened and was editor of the paper that smoothed the way for Disney, so went regularly for years. That magic land has some of the most beautiful woodworking you'll ever see in its exterior and interior structures.

Dang James, you got me thinking about traveling.
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Getting on a plane nowadays is like jumping on a bus when I was younger. It always amazes me when I look at some of the flight tracking websites and see the thousands of planes that are in the sky at any one time. This video was produced in 2008 so there are even more aircraft in the sky today.
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I know of people who travel overseas a lot. I will travel overseas when I have seen everything in the USA. JMHO.
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More power to all of you that want to travel by air. Got too many airmiles in to ever want to get on a plane, or helicopter, ever again. And then there is the TSA, no way do I want to get involved with them.

No travel outside the US anymore either. Saw a fair amount of places with the Army, now need to look at some things I missed here, or want to see again. The world is in too much of a mess anymore to want to get out of the US. Went thru one war, two rebellions, and I think seven terrorist events. Don't need to try more.

Nope, looking for a vehicle to convert to a small camper, and see some things here I missed, and some I want to see again - been many years since I was at the Smithsonian; used to go about every three months, when I was assigned up there, want to see it some more.

Altho, wouldn't mind taking a train trip or three. Like train riding. Understand there are two or three places out west where they offer train trips hundreds of miles long. Or an eleven day steamboat trip. Oh, yes, a visit to Canada would work, but otherwise no leaving the country.

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James,

I'm only 60, and the first time I was on a plane was almost 40 years ago for our Honeymoon we went to Miami. I live in south western Quebec and it is a beautiful Province this time of year if you enjoy the cold and outdoor activities. Skiing, skating, and ATV riding. There is a lack of snow caused by some very mild weather and 2 days of rain. The snowmobile trails are closed and the ski hills are making artificial snow every night. Après Ski is very popular, a nice chalet(cabin) on the mountain side with a fire in the fireplace and a hot chocolate or whatever you like, that is a beautiful experience.
Do you know what area of Quebec they are visiting ?
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The wife looked into the Mississippi River cruise- $4K per person! Scratched that off the list.

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The wife looked into the Mississippi River cruise- $4K per person! Scratched that off the list.
Prices have really went up since I last checked.

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I got to travel alot around the world working for my uncle from when I was 17 to 28 yrs old. Now days some of the places I went I dare not step a foot into nowdays. So much has changed.
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