Let’s play.

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This one’s easy. It won’t hurt at all.

I promise.

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There’s only one answer for me. Disneyland. (Or World). The planet’s largest theme parks hold absolutely no appeal for me and at this point in my life I think I’d rather take a cruise ship straight to Hell than stroll the over crowded streets of the over priced plastic fantastic pinnacle of capitalism that is Disney.

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But then, I dislike theme parks in general. Busch Gardens? Great Adventures? Been there, hated them both. Honestly? I didn’t even like them when I was a child. They’re just so… fake.

So how about you…

Where do you never want to vacation that everyone else loves?

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33 thoughts on “Let’s play.”

  1. We like walking to waterfalls to sit on boulders in the middle of a babbling brook or rushing stream. We like watching the waves crash and gulls fly sitting on unpopulated cliffs in Acadia National Park ~ taking in the sea, the sky, the clouds floating by, while sipping a Bloody Mary and nibbling on cheese & crackers.

    We dislike crowds, studiously studying architecture and art while memorizing facts that will dissipate in short order, traipsing around from market stall to stall like a herd of goats, jostling for position, and standing in slow-moving lines.

    We don’t want to fly or cruise or sit in traffic jams.
    We do want to be well fed and get a good night’s sleep.

    Bottom line: I’d rather be at home than almost anywhere else on the planet . . . with short day trips or weekend jaunts to mix things up a bit.

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    1. That’s pretty much my answer. Avoid crowds. I’ve been a loner all my life, and I married a woman who was like me. Our vacations were hiking/backpacking trips in the Rockies, or flying to some small city, renting a car, and going exploring on our own. No guided tours, no tourist traps, just meeting everyday people doing everyday things. Nowadays, my new partner of 20 years and I mainly stay home too. Our cats are here, and there is no place we would eather be.
      Sorry, Rg, it’s not much of an answer, but it’s the truth.
      Now, if you asked which places would appeal to me, then I might have some specific answers. But “appeal” still doesn’t mean I want to go see sights, but rather just discover the backwoods.

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  2. Myrtle Beach, Daytona, Panama City, South Padre, pretty much anywhere people go to get drunk (As a pursuit in and of itself) and bother people with their stupidity. I’m not saying don’t get drunk, I still want to be friends, but nothing gnaws at my last nerve like some loud mouthed, power drinking asshole. Funny this, my next post is tangentially related ($.50, please) to vacationing. This thread should be interesting, thanks for posting it.

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  3. Short answer is on one of my tee shirts “Where is far far away and how do I get there ?” Slightly longer answer anywhere I have to wait in traffic, wait in line, or be crowded into a petri dish of a ship, plane, airport, train, or public place or conveyance. As Mr. Frost said the road less traveled please. Oh and one last not – anyplace where I am looking at the floor and staring at the face of dramatic gravity…

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  4. Los Angeles, Florida (the entire state) and Los Vegas. Just like Disneyland but for adults with money, who drink too much and act like children. I’d prefer to do something out of the ordinary, like go to Alaska or Canada even though I know I wouldn’t be able to stand the cold. You know, being from Texas and all. But I’d rather freeze than get caught in those adult tourist traps with drunk unruly adults….oh wait, that could be me, lol.

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  5. Disneyland and Magic Mountain. I was raised on Disneyland and loved it, But it’s just gotten way to expensive and into the gender and racial crap. I am not a big Roller Coaster fan and that is pretty much all Magic Mountain is.

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  6. I don’t often take the time to read all the comments on people’s blogs (since I’m usually days behind and playing catch-up), but since the topic is travel, I couldn’t help myself. Agree with people saying Vegas, but the first thing to pop into my mind is Iceland. Just can’t get excited about it. And yet… in August I received an email from Iceland Air with an amazing deal – flights, accommodation, a few guided tours, for only like $2000 per person, but it had limited dates that were right in the middle of the fall when we teachers can’t take off, and I was actually disappointed, so I just don’t know how I feel about Iceland anymore…

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  7. You couldn’t pay me to take a cruise on one of those floating seas. Ughh…nope. Just the thought of all those people with me trapped in the middle.
    Now, a smaller river cruise through small towns in Europe? I’m all in.

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