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  • BobCescaBobCesca Registered User regular
    edited December 2009
    SyphonBlue wrote: »
    japan wrote: »
    How much would a person expect to pay for a night in a crappy roadside hotel?

    $50? Depends on how crappy/how much you enjoy getting shot.

    Also depends on how close to a city you are- and what city. The further out, the cheaper, generally. Things tend to be cheaper in the South (excluding Southern Florida). $50 is a good estimate but, like Syphon said, it also depends on how crappy.

    If all we were doing was sleeping there, as long as it was clean and the door locked and had a shower, I'd be fine.

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  • japanjapan Registered User regular
    edited December 2009
    A city doesn't have to major to be interesting.

    Coast to coast seems like it would be a lot more distance to cover.

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  • SyphonBlueSyphonBlue Anyone need healing? Heroes never die!Registered User regular
    edited December 2009
    Elendil wrote: »
    DC and Boston are the only major cities on the east coast

    the only ones

    Sure, if you don't count Miami, Ft. Lauderdale, Orlando, Tampa, Savannah, Atlanta, Charleston, New York, Charlotte, Baltimore, Philadelphia...

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  • DasUberEdwardDasUberEdward Registered User regular
    edited December 2009
    YAWN

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  • BobCescaBobCesca Registered User regular
    edited December 2009
    I ate too many breakfast sandwiches. Urgh.

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  • DasUberEdwardDasUberEdward Registered User regular
    edited December 2009
    Whoa. So every year around the new year I send myself a message from futureme.com

    I was actually pretty good at predicting this year. I don't think I've disappointed myself at all. That is good.
    The following is an e-mail from the past, composed on Friday, December 26, 2008, and sent via FutureMe.org
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    Dear FutureMe,

    I hope you're doing better than I am. If not, why not? Remember what you told me two years ago. Remember that you are mortal. Remember that you will die.

    Get out of the city. You've done your time.

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  • RyadicRyadic Registered User regular
    edited December 2009
    SyphonBlue wrote: »
    Elendil wrote: »
    DC and Boston are the only major cities on the east coast

    the only ones

    Sure, if you don't count Miami, Ft. Lauderdale, Orlando, Tampa, Savannah, Atlanta, Charleston, New York, Charlotte, Baltimore, Philadelphia...

    What "touristy" things are there to do in these cities? Miami, Philly, Savannah are all pretty cool, and New York is definitely somewhere to stop. But the others are pretty... mundane and basic. I'm sure each city has their own "cool thing to do", but that doesn't mean he should stop at all these places. Hell, Chattanooga has some cool things to do, but I wouldn't recommend he come here and "See Rock City" as the signs would suggest he do. It's just not that interesting.

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  • RyadicRyadic Registered User regular
    edited December 2009
    Whoa. So every year around the new year I send myself a message from futureme.com

    I was actually pretty good at predicting this year. I don't think I've disappointed myself at all. That is good.
    The following is an e-mail from the past, composed on Friday, December 26, 2008, and sent via FutureMe.org
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    Dear FutureMe,

    I hope you're doing better than I am. If not, why not? Remember what you told me two years ago. Remember that you are mortal. Remember that you will die.

    Get out of the city. You've done your time.

    That's awesome. What did you do exactly?

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  • japanjapan Registered User regular
    edited December 2009
    You don't need to have a specific thing to do in mind when visiting a city.

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  • BobCescaBobCesca Registered User regular
    edited December 2009
    memo to [chat]: we're not necessarily into "touristy" things. Food, churches, buildings and museums are what we do.

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  • DasUberEdwardDasUberEdward Registered User regular
    edited December 2009
    Ryadic wrote: »
    Whoa. So every year around the new year I send myself a message from futureme.com

    I was actually pretty good at predicting this year. I don't think I've disappointed myself at all. That is good.
    The following is an e-mail from the past, composed on Friday, December 26, 2008, and sent via FutureMe.org
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    Dear FutureMe,

    I hope you're doing better than I am. If not, why not? Remember what you told me two years ago. Remember that you are mortal. Remember that you will die.

    Get out of the city. You've done your time.

    That's awesome. What did you do exactly?

    I'm just a lot happier and more productive and very very close to moving out of the city. Hopefully I'll be off in a new wonderful place by summer. I'm not sure what to write myself for next year. . .

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  • syndalissyndalis Getting Classy On the WallRegistered User, Loves Apple Products regular
    edited December 2009
    Wow... my character in D&D Adventures.

    Wow.

    :lol:

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  • RyadicRyadic Registered User regular
    edited December 2009
    BobCesca wrote: »
    memo to [chat]: we're not necessarily into "touristy" things. Food, churches, buildings and museums are what we do.

    You guys should watch Man vs Food before hand then. He goes to a lot of amazing restaurants and if that's your thing, then you should be able to scout out some places through that show before hand.

    Museums are everywhere, so I guess wherever you stop you'll be golden.

    When are you guys planning your trip?

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  • SyphonBlueSyphonBlue Anyone need healing? Heroes never die!Registered User regular
    edited December 2009
    BobCesca wrote: »
    memo to [chat]: we're not necessarily into "touristy" things. Food, churches, buildings and museums are what we do.

    Watch lots of Food Network before you come!

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  • BobCescaBobCesca Registered User regular
    edited December 2009
    Ryadic wrote: »
    BobCesca wrote: »
    memo to [chat]: we're not necessarily into "touristy" things. Food, churches, buildings and museums are what we do.

    You guys should watch Man vs Food before hand then. He goes to a lot of amazing restaurants and if that's your thing, then you should be able to scout out some places through that show before hand.

    Museums are everywhere, so I guess wherever you stop you'll be golden.

    When are you guys planning your trip?

    some hypothetical point in the future when we have money.

    We do this every few months or so: plan an amazing two week holiday somewhere we haven't been before which essentially involves wandering about wherever we get the fancy in a certain country or area.

    I dunno; maybe in a couple of years we'll have the money for these things.

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  • ThomamelasThomamelas Now you run on home to your mother, and tell her tell her everything's all right. And there aren't any more guns in the valley. Registered User regular
    edited December 2009
    Ryadic wrote: »
    SyphonBlue wrote: »
    Elendil wrote: »
    DC and Boston are the only major cities on the east coast

    the only ones

    Sure, if you don't count Miami, Ft. Lauderdale, Orlando, Tampa, Savannah, Atlanta, Charleston, New York, Charlotte, Baltimore, Philadelphia...

    What "touristy" things are there to do in these cities? Miami, Philly, Savannah are all pretty cool, and New York is definitely somewhere to stop. But the others are pretty... mundane and basic. I'm sure each city has their own "cool thing to do", but that doesn't mean he should stop at all these places. Hell, Chattanooga has some cool things to do, but I wouldn't recommend he come here and "See Rock City" as the signs would suggest he do. It's just not that interesting.

    Beach, Disney, Busch Gardens, See idealized representations of the south, has some nice shopping areas, some nice seafood

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  • HonkHonk Honk is this poster. Registered User, __BANNED USERS regular
    edited December 2009
    Ryadic wrote: »
    SyphonBlue wrote: »
    Elendil wrote: »
    DC and Boston are the only major cities on the east coast

    the only ones

    Sure, if you don't count Miami, Ft. Lauderdale, Orlando, Tampa, Savannah, Atlanta, Charleston, New York, Charlotte, Baltimore, Philadelphia...

    What "touristy" things are there to do in these cities? Miami, Philly, Savannah are all pretty cool, and New York is definitely somewhere to stop. But the others are pretty... mundane and basic. I'm sure each city has their own "cool thing to do", but that doesn't mean he should stop at all these places. Hell, Chattanooga has some cool things to do, but I wouldn't recommend he come here and "See Rock City" as the signs would suggest he do. It's just not that interesting.

    The Gods made final battle in Rock City. It's a pretty important landmark. Duh.

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  • JacobkoshJacobkosh Gamble a stamp. I can show you how to be a wise man!Moderator mod
    edited December 2009
    SyphonBlue wrote: »
    japan wrote: »
    How much would a person expect to pay for a night in a crappy roadside hotel?

    $50? Depends on how crappy/how much you enjoy getting shot.

    If you pack a tent you can pay ~$20 a night to camp in a public campground, or you can sleep for free in federal parks. I don't know how amenable you and Bob might be to the outdoors but it is both economical and very much part of the quintessential American road trip experience.

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  • BobCescaBobCesca Registered User regular
    edited December 2009
    Also, in my hypothetical US trip, there will be no massive tourist park things involved. Disney will be relegated to cartoons on the TV, and that is all.

    EDIT: camping is forbidden. It's the rule. I do not do camping. Ever.

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  • The Crowing OneThe Crowing One Registered User regular
    edited December 2009
    I have $45 bucks to EBGames. What should I spend it on?

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  • KageraKagera Imitating the worst people. Since 2004Registered User regular
    edited December 2009
    Something they sell presumably.

    Possibly a game.

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  • SyphonBlueSyphonBlue Anyone need healing? Heroes never die!Registered User regular
    edited December 2009
    BobCesca wrote: »
    Also, in my hypothetical US trip, there will be no massive tourist park things involved. Disney will be relegated to cartoons on the TV, and that is all.

    EDIT: camping is forbidden. It's the rule. I do not do camping. Ever.

    This whole post is fail.

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  • BobCescaBobCesca Registered User regular
    edited December 2009
    SyphonBlue wrote: »
    BobCesca wrote: »
    Also, in my hypothetical US trip, there will be no massive tourist park things involved. Disney will be relegated to cartoons on the TV, and that is all.

    EDIT: camping is forbidden. It's the rule. I do not do camping. Ever.

    This whole post is fail.

    I have health reasons for not camping.

    And I hate touristy things.

    Therefore, no fail.

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  • ThomamelasThomamelas Now you run on home to your mother, and tell her tell her everything's all right. And there aren't any more guns in the valley. Registered User regular
    edited December 2009
    BobCesca wrote: »
    Also, in my hypothetical US trip, there will be no massive tourist park things involved. Disney will be relegated to cartoons on the TV, and that is all.

    EDIT: camping is forbidden. It's the rule. I do not do camping. Ever.

    Disney is a rather distinctive experience. Camping does require equipment which would be a bitch to bring over and expensive to buy here for a trip. From a logistics standpoint it's not worth it.

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  • japanjapan Registered User regular
    edited December 2009
    If I had my way, Personal Injury Solicitors would have to call themselves something that made it clear they are a firm of solicitors.

    There is one here that is called "The National Accident Helpline" and does TV ads deliberately styled to resemble government public information ads.

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  • KageraKagera Imitating the worst people. Since 2004Registered User regular
    edited December 2009
    BobCesca wrote: »
    SyphonBlue wrote: »
    BobCesca wrote: »
    Also, in my hypothetical US trip, there will be no massive tourist park things involved. Disney will be relegated to cartoons on the TV, and that is all.

    EDIT: camping is forbidden. It's the rule. I do not do camping. Ever.

    This whole post is fail.

    I have health reasons for not camping.

    And I hate touristy things.

    Therefore, no fail.

    Your health is fail.

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  • Rear Admiral ChocoRear Admiral Choco Registered User regular
    edited December 2009
    What exactly constitutes "touristy things"? Food and museums sound kind of touristy to me.

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  • JacobkoshJacobkosh Gamble a stamp. I can show you how to be a wise man!Moderator mod
    edited December 2009
    Thomamelas wrote: »
    BobCesca wrote: »
    Also, in my hypothetical US trip, there will be no massive tourist park things involved. Disney will be relegated to cartoons on the TV, and that is all.

    EDIT: camping is forbidden. It's the rule. I do not do camping. Ever.

    Disney is a rather distinctive experience. Camping does require equipment which would be a bitch to bring over and expensive to buy here for a trip. From a logistics standpoint it's not worth it.

    Two weeks at a bare minimum of $50 a night is $700 and if you splurge on hotels closer to $1000 or even more. You can get a two-man tent and a bunch of paraphernalia for way cheaper than that with a bit of planning.

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  • KageraKagera Imitating the worst people. Since 2004Registered User regular
    edited December 2009
    In fact isn't the whole point of going anywhere to 'tour' it?

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  • radroadkillradroadkill MDRegistered User regular
    edited December 2009
    Ryadic wrote: »
    SyphonBlue wrote: »
    Elendil wrote: »
    DC and Boston are the only major cities on the east coast

    the only ones

    Sure, if you don't count Miami, Ft. Lauderdale, Orlando, Tampa, Savannah, Atlanta, Charleston, New York, Charlotte, Baltimore, Philadelphia...

    What "touristy" things are there to do in these cities? Miami, Philly, Savannah are all pretty cool, and New York is definitely somewhere to stop. But the others are pretty... mundane and basic. I'm sure each city has their own "cool thing to do", but that doesn't mean he should stop at all these places. Hell, Chattanooga has some cool things to do, but I wouldn't recommend he come here and "See Rock City" as the signs would suggest he do. It's just not that interesting.

    It was about 8 years ago but I went to on this vacation with my grandparents; we ended up going to the Appomattox area of Virginia (interesting-ish) and somewhere else there, to Jacksonville, NC for family (BLERGH), somewhere in Georgia (that I don't remember)...

    But what I really remember from that trip was Charleston, SC because there were some really, really pretty areas in the city- especially the older parts.

    I totally want to go back just to drive around and see if it's as awesome as I remember but I thought parts of it were gorgeous.

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  • JacobkoshJacobkosh Gamble a stamp. I can show you how to be a wise man!Moderator mod
    edited December 2009
    Kagera wrote: »
    In fact isn't the whole point of going anywhere to 'tour' it?

    I think when people say they don't want to do "touristy" things they mean they don't want an artificial-feeling experience. Disney is worth visiting on its own merits but if you are there to see Florida it is a poor choice.

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  • RyadicRyadic Registered User regular
    edited December 2009
    Jacobkosh wrote: »
    Thomamelas wrote: »
    BobCesca wrote: »
    Also, in my hypothetical US trip, there will be no massive tourist park things involved. Disney will be relegated to cartoons on the TV, and that is all.

    EDIT: camping is forbidden. It's the rule. I do not do camping. Ever.

    Disney is a rather distinctive experience. Camping does require equipment which would be a bitch to bring over and expensive to buy here for a trip. From a logistics standpoint it's not worth it.

    Two weeks at a bare minimum of $50 a night is $700 and if you splurge on hotels closer to $1000 or even more. You can get a two-man tent and a bunch of paraphernalia for way cheaper than that with a bit of planning.

    They could just couch surf with some forumers. I'm sure there are a few that won't mind letting them crash at their place. Can't speak for future me, but I'm sure I wouldn't mind. Saves a bit of money if they do this a few nights.

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  • radroadkillradroadkill MDRegistered User regular
    edited December 2009
    Kagera wrote: »
    In fact isn't the whole point of going anywhere to 'tour' it?

    There's a lot of more interesting things than theme parks and super-crowded beaches.

    I mean, sure it's fun to do these things if you live by them or have a lot of time but sometimes it's nice to not do them.

    Going to Disneyworld is not what Florida is about, going to Six Flags is not Georgia.

    I mean, not that there are a billion things more totally awesome and worth spending lots of effort to get to but there's definitely more interesting things that are way less stressful and less generic.


    Edit: If I still lived in florida (even though I wasn't on the eastern seaboard part) you guys could've totally crashed with me and my friend. :D

    ...we happen to be stuck out in the Pacific now, but, you know, should anyone want to come to Hawaii...

    :winky:

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  • SyphonBlueSyphonBlue Anyone need healing? Heroes never die!Registered User regular
    edited December 2009
    Going to Disney World is TOTALLY part of what going to Florida is about.

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  • DasUberEdwardDasUberEdward Registered User regular
    edited December 2009
    Thomamales. . .you may be with present tomorrow.

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  • japanjapan Registered User regular
    edited December 2009
    What exactly constitutes "touristy things"? Food and museums sound kind of touristy to me.

    It's hard to define precisely, but I tend to consider anything aimed at tourists, but with little to no relation to it's location, to be "touristy". Disney World, for example, could really be anywhere, it's only incidentally in Florida.

    Also included is anything that is connected to its location, but which locals would have no reason or desire to visit. This encompasses most tourist trap places

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  • AldoAldo Hippo Hooray the swamp, always the swampRegistered User regular
    edited December 2009
    I traveled with my parents from NYC all the way up north to Montreal etc. I remember those stupid little towns along the coast that looked just like in the movies. Even the kids my age (was 16 or something cant remember)fell right in the stereotypes from TV. Only three kids didn't. They wore odd clothes and everything. Saw em at some concert of an unknown band and one of em fell to the floor and did a little break dancing. Made me laugh.

    I like America, but god damn you folks are good at being stereotypical.

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  • DasUberEdwardDasUberEdward Registered User regular
    edited December 2009
    Why is Kagera being the worst poster today?

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  • AldoAldo Hippo Hooray the swamp, always the swampRegistered User regular
    edited December 2009
    japan wrote: »
    What exactly constitutes "touristy things"? Food and museums sound kind of touristy to me.

    It's hard to define precisely, but I tend to consider anything aimed at tourists, but with little to no relation to it's location, to be "touristy". Disney World, for example, could really be anywhere, it's only incidentally in Florida.

    Also included is anything that is connected to its location, but which locals would have no reason or desire to visit. This encompasses most tourist trap places

    You're just a better educated/upperclass tourist, mate. What you hate is the things working class/lower educated people love and what you like is what they are not interested in.

    I think the politically correct term for your kind is 'traveller', but it just means you're a tourist who is interested in culture, arts and more authentic experiences.

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  • KageraKagera Imitating the worst people. Since 2004Registered User regular
    edited December 2009
    Well Florida's about horrid voting errors and alligators. Who wants to learn about THAT?

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