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Vacation Memories

 
Do you take vacations or “staycations”? What’s your favorite place that you’ve visited? What time of year do you prefer to travel? Do you like to travel alone or with family and friends? Upload a photo from the vacation or “staycation” you enjoyed most!

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Replied By: mommatoad on Feb 20, 2014, 3:35PM
After years of debating - where should we go??? I finally convinced hubby Mexico might be a good choice. Seems that every place considered had some downfall - cruises were so expensive and seemed plagued with either sickness or mechanical failure. Mexico was up and down due to all the bad publicity about drug cartel - but then we considered how many killings were in the news in our area and we knew that was a lame excuse as we still went to those cities! I have been in Puerto Penasco now for over two weeks and we absolutely love it here. It took some time to drive down, we actually raced a serious weather front with it biting at our heels nearly to the Mexican border! Little wonder so many here were wearing hoodies and coats and this is the sub triopics! But the weather has warmed up never dipping below 70 in the days and maintaining a pleasant 50 at night. The food here has been out of this world - fish taco's to die for!!!! Rocky Point, which is what many call this town, is a well known shrimp/fishing community. Yesterday my husband purchased HUGE shrimp for $9 per pound and a beautiful slab of grouper for $5 a pound. That shrimp was larger than most lobster tails sold at Red Lobster. I am watching Direct TV - just like at home, buying my gas  cheaper, grocieries cheaper - there is now a Sam's club!!! and the people here are so nice... and to think I was afraid to make this trip. and before I forget best darn drinks I've ever had in my life and having worked and lived in Hawaii, that's saying a lot.

 
Replied By: pugmomma1960 on Jan 17, 2014, 11:46PM
because I live in Kentucky and my 9 y/o  grandson and daughter have been there 10 years.... I cannot afford to go often :-( But I go when I can... they live at Edwards AFB and we like to travel to the beach when I am able to go
 
Replied By: sixkitten101 on Nov 13, 2013, 5:15PM
I live in the Pacific Northwest our vacations are mostly camping trips, however we do A LOT of day trips, such as day trips to Seattle, Portland and the "US Hwy 101 Loop" All these are beautiful and fun if you like the outdoors.
 
Replied By: jeanniejoy on Nov 2, 2013, 5:15PM - In reply to athenarose
Many years ago my husband and I took my mothers all through the New England states for the Fall color. New Hampshire's  White Mountains were some of the best Fall foliage we saw! We took the lift up the mountain and it was breathtakingly beautiful.
 
Replied By: mad_hatter68 on Oct 28, 2013, 5:41PM
In my 60+ years, I have taken one vacation.  That was in 1989 when we took a trip to Disney with our young children (now adults).  My husband does not like to travel.  When we do get out to visit, it is better that someone else is along - someone to prod us along.  I now take vacations vicariously - learning what others have seen and done and reading.  My husband would not be opposed if I took a short vacation with friends or family, but I would not like to experience some joyful without having him along to enjoy it, too.  I still hope to take a vacation somewhere while I am still physically able.
 
Replied By: patlewis1164 on Aug 22, 2013, 1:11PM - In reply to mommatoad
I was surprised to see how many people have found the toliet bowl.  I was there 20 years ago and I only found it because some locals took me there.  No only did they show me the toliet bowl they also shared thier lunch with me.  It was my best memory of Hawaii.
 
Replied By: mommatoad on Aug 7, 2013, 12:08PM - In reply to mommatoad
 
This is our eldest son holding our youngest taken overlooking Hanauma Bay on O'ahu southeast side. Toilet Bowl is to their left around the rim of the bay. The center picture is all three Moms - me, our mother and my sister to the right - showing off our budding tans. The last picture is of myself watching with intense interest as our children get 'flushed' out of the ocean filled
lava pool known as the Toilet Bowl.
 
Replied By: mommatoad on Jun 15, 2013, 11:08AM
My favorite place to go is Hawaii's O'ahu Haunauma Bay, best time is early in the morning when parking is best and the tides low. There's a hidden spot just around the left side of the bay where an ancient lava tube connected to the ocean fills a deep medium size bowl with water, flushes it then recedes back out - hence its name "The Toilet Bowl" - Its a riot for families as incoming tide eventually spills over the sides depositing anyone inside up and over the rim and onto the smooth lava. Bring your cammera, drinking water and a good pair of shoes as its a rocky walk to reach the spot.
 
Replied By: mommatoad on Jun 15, 2013, 11:08AM
My favorite place to go is Hawaii's O'ahu Haunauma Bay, best time is early in the morning when parking is best and the tides low. There's a hidden spot just around the left side of the bay where an ancient lava tube connected to the ocean fills a deep medium size bowl with water, flushes it then recedes back out - hence its name "The Toilet Bowl" - Its a riot for families as incoming tide eventually spills over the sides depositing anyone inside up and over the rim and onto the smooth lava. Bring your cammera, drinking water and a good pair of shoes as its a rocky walk to reach the spot.
 
Replied By: mommatoad on Jun 15, 2013, 11:08AM
My favorite place to go is Hawaii's O'ahu Haunauma Bay, best time is early in the morning when parking is best and the tides low. There's a hidden spot just around the left side of the bay where an ancient lava tube connected to the ocean fills a deep medium size bowl with water, flushes it then recedes back out - hence its name "The Toilet Bowl" - Its a riot for families as incoming tide eventually spills over the sides depositing anyone inside up and over the rim and onto the smooth lava. Bring your cammera, drinking water and a good pair of shoes as its a rocky walk to reach the spot.
 
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