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Poll results: Terra Sapient vacation - where to from Hawaii?

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  • Tokyo?

    6 17.65%
  • Sydney?

    5 14.71%
  • Seattle?

    0 0%
  • Auckland?

    2 5.88%
  • some other locale

    6 17.65%
  • What's a vacation?

    7 20.59%
  • Why do you hate America? (and feel compelled to go to Tokyo, Sydney or Aukland?)

    8 23.53%
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    Super Moderator luckless pedestrian's avatar
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    Terra Sapient's vacation poll

    wait for it

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    Doesn't everybody want to got the Florida Panhandle ?
    There is a White Tiled Floor to be scrubbed.
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    Why don't you knock it off with them negative waves?
    Why don't you dig how beautiful it is out here?
    Why don't you say something righteous and hopeful for a change?
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    How come Terre Haute, IN isn't included in the poll? And what about Hoboken, NJ? Not to mention the glaring omissions of both Bismark, ND and Midland, MI?


    Please don't say 'there's nothing there to see at those places' because that simply isn't the case.
    Last edited by Maister; 19 Jan 2011 at 4:28 PM.

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    Since Deming, NM wasn't on there, I chose Tokyo. We've been intrigued by Japan of late and I would ump at the chance to visit. Have a few friends there and some who have married Japanese spouses. And my son takes aikido and has been learning a bit of language and culture.
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    I second Midland, MI. You can't go wrong with flat land and chemical plant tinkertoys! As a bonus you can even go to Mt Pleasant and see a genuine casino!
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    I hear that Cleveland is lovely this time of year.

    But seriously, have you looked into Palau?
    "When life gives you lemons, just say 'No thanks'." - Henry Rollins

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    If you come to Seattle and I still live here I will show you the best places for beer

    Plus- its the only option if you really don't hate America.
    Children in the back seat can cause accidents - and vice versa.

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    Sydney or Auckland are on my list - but this poll is about you TS. I did notice that each of these places would be difficult to reach on your newly asquired scooter...
    "Whatever beer I'm drinking, is better than the one I'm not." DMLW
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    Quote Originally posted by Rygor View post
    I hear that Cleveland is lovely this time of year.

    But seriously, have you looked into Palau?
    Don't listen to this guy, I'm telling you Terre Haute is where you want to go!
    Quote Originally posted by DetroitPlanner
    second Midland, MI. You can't go wrong with flat land and chemical plant tinkertoys

    Now this guy knows what he's talking about

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    I may regret posting this poll...

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    Quote Originally posted by imaplanner View post
    If you come to Seattle and I still live here I will show you the best places for beer

    Plus- its the only option if you really don't hate America.
    I thought Seattle was the only option if you really do hate America?

    I voted for "other" and suggest hiking the Grand Canyon. It's something I really want to do but until I have the chance to get out there and do it, I don't mind living vicariously through others.
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    Quote Originally posted by WSU MUP Student View post
    I thought Seattle was the only option if you really do hate America?
    You have Seattle confused with Portland

    Other was my choice. Germany is always my first choice of travel destinations.
    “Death comes when memories of the past exceed the vision for the future.”

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    Quote Originally posted by ofos View post
    You have Seattle confused with Portland
    I used to spend a lot of time on the Casco Bay and hanging out in SoPo eating lobster rolls... what do you have against Mainers?
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    Quote Originally posted by WSU MUP Student View post
    I used to spend a lot of time on the Casco Bay and hanging out in SoPo eating lobster rolls... what do you have against Mainers?
    My apologies to the Maineiacs, I should have made it clear that I was referring to the Portland on the left coast.
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    Haha! All excellent suggestions, but I want to go somewhere that would otherwise be difficult (long flight times) to get to if I wasn't living in Hawaii, hence Auckland, Sydney, and Tokyo.

    A few details I should have included are that I would have a free place to stay in Seattle and one of my best friends just started a job out there and now lives in Queen Anne, and f I choose Tokyo my airfare would be free since I can take advantage of swinging through there on my way to an upcoming job in the Mariana Islands so I would only have to pay for hotel.

    Breaking news though: I am now going to some little resort island in the Gulf near Cancun for a destination wedding in which I am now a bridesmaid! Though that won't be until next January, so I still have ample time to explore another locale.

    And Rygor Palau seems too similar to some of the outer Hawaiian Islands... I need to get away from the island life for a hot minute

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    Quote Originally posted by WSU MUP Student View post
    I thought Seattle was the only option if you really do hate America?

    .
    Why I oughta

    Oh wait Good point!
    Children in the back seat can cause accidents - and vice versa.

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    I voted for Tokyo because it would be the most "different" from Hawaii.

    And anyone who hates Portland hasn't really been to Portland. Me, I like both Portlands.

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    Quote Originally posted by Otis View post
    I voted for Tokyo because it would be the most "different" from Hawaii.

    And anyone who hates Portland hasn't really been to Portland. Me, I like both Portlands.
    Portland, OR is my favoritist city in the whole world!
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    The Redneck Riviera, baby! And you won't even need your passport. Home of the world's most beautiful beaches.

    But be prepared for culture shock.
    Annoyingly insensitive

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    Sydney is beautiful. New Zealand is on my bucket list. I think you will find amazing people in Australia or NZ. Be sure to see more of Australia than just Sydney though. Go to Melbourne, see the Great Ocean Road. Go to the Great Barrier Reef. It is an amazing country. If you are only 9 hours away or less... take advantage!!
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    NOLA! NOLA! NOLA!!

    I vote Tokyo. Go some place different. Though, if you go to Sydney you might be able to meet up with Natski for some Fosters and chaswuzzle or even hug a wombat!


    OT: I prefer Portland, ME to Portland, OR but that is partially because Portland, ME is closer to my favoritist NE city Portsmouth, NH.

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    Quote Originally posted by RichmondJake View post
    The Redneck Riviera, baby! And you won't even need your passport. Home of the world's most beautiful beaches.

    But be prepared for culture shock.
    Back around 1980, a friend and I stopped in at an oyster bar along the RR. First observation was that we were obviously the only non-locals. Second observation was that both of us had more teeth individually than the combined total of the other patrons. When we left, I paid with a $20 and they had to take up a collection to come up with the change. Some redneck bikers were there and invited us to a party at their trailer house and said to follow them. We followed until they turned on a side road and then put the pedal down until we were long gone. I suspect that not much has changed there in the past 30 years.
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    Quote Originally posted by DetroitPlanner View post
    I second Midland, MI. You can't go wrong with flat land and chemical plant tinkertoys! As a bonus you can even go to Mt Pleasant and see a genuine casino!
    The members of the Midland Curling Club are a blast, and they can hold their liquor quite well.

    Anyhow, I voted Sydney. No language barrier, accessible from a cultural standpoint, interesting from a planning standpoint, and ... well, it's Australia. Remember, though, that every insect in Australia is deadly poisonous. Also, don't Google "Cairns spiders".
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    Quote Originally posted by TerraSapient View post
    And Rygor Palau seems too similar to some of the outer Hawaiian Islands... I need to get away from the island life for a hot minute
    Well, in that case, I'd choose New Zealand. Amazingly beautiful, every kind of terrain and natural feature imaginable. Very nice people. I've always wanted to go there. You can't really go wrong with any of the choices, though.
    "When life gives you lemons, just say 'No thanks'." - Henry Rollins

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    I got a travel guidebook for Japan at Christmas...Tokyo has my vote! If you've only got a week and it fits into your work plans it seems like the best option to me.

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