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13 July 2009 @ 07:49 pm
 
Don has put me in charge of planning a vacation. Our last attempt was aborted by a combination of bad weather, stupid airline and a (as we later found) desperately ill kitty.

We won't be able to get away for a goodly amount of time until after Faire (NY and MD), so while I will have to plan something for that time, we also need a bit of respite now. We can do something during the week. I was thinking Saratoga, or Niagara Falls, or Maine. Somewhere within reasonable driving distance. If air fares are doable, though, we could get a quick flight to somewhere we've never been. New Orleans (Don's been there; I've not). Taos. Somewhere in North Carolina. Fence's Country.

What do you think? Anyone? Anyone?

I'm also up for suggestions as to the post-Faire vacation options. In light of my awesome tatchy skin issues, those are best sun-and-saltwater centric.
 
 
 
pheylanpheylan on July 14th, 2009 01:07 am (UTC)
We just got back from New Orleans. It's a neat place, but it's HOT and HUMID at the moment. Best to keep that one for fall or spring. We're going to give it another go when the weather is cooler.
Cattomincloset on July 14th, 2009 02:25 am (UTC)
My friend Debbie (whom you might remember) is an online travel agent who can get things cheap cheap cheap. Try her here -- http://goldentickettravel.rovia.com/. Tell her I sent you.
kitmfkitmf on July 14th, 2009 03:28 am (UTC)
come visit
Fjordhopperfjordhopper on July 14th, 2009 09:41 am (UTC)
New England is lovely at this time of the year. Mystic Seaport in CT is interesting, Newport Rhode Island is extremely cool, great town and awesome mansions to tour, we've spent a lot of time in Vermont in the summers and it's great for being outside, hiking, good dinners and etc.
Janetgoodnite_gracee on July 14th, 2009 10:34 am (UTC)
My favorite all time vacation spot was Bermuda - expensive but oh, so worth it! I spent a week there 13 years ago and would STILL give up my American citizenship to go live there forever.

There are some beautiful B&Bs both on Cape Cod and up in Maine along Acadia State Park. We found them online, and as long as you are a touch skeptical of all they have to offer, ;), you can find something very scenic.

The state parks, at one time, were giving away passports that you could get stamped every time you visited a park. It was another dream to see all the State Parks in the US - but that one hasn't even been started.
Zoë Tzoethor on July 14th, 2009 05:26 pm (UTC)
If you come to Maine I will have dinner with you! I'm near Bangor right now (and for the next two weeks or so).
Rennierengirlie87 on July 15th, 2009 02:07 am (UTC)
so are you guys doing faire with year, or Faire Lite?
awomanthatsblueawomanthatsblue on July 15th, 2009 03:23 am (UTC)
If you want to catch some random summer stock on your trip, there's outdoor opera in Charlottesville, VA, and very sincere college-aged music theater in Falmouth MA. Oh, and there's excellent Gilbert and Sullivan in Wooster Ohio! I don't know that there's really anything else to do in Wooster, though. They probably have cute bed-and-breakfasts.
mothehappycowmothehappycow on July 16th, 2009 09:00 pm (UTC)
I lived in New Orleans for about 3 months and found the city enchanting. I would definitely recommend it. Spend an ENTIRE day at the D-day museum. Not my favorite time in history, but the information and displays are absolutely amazing. I hope you have fun. AND YAY FOR FAIRE!