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message 1: by RandomAnthony (new)

RandomAnthony | 14536 comments If you had 24 hours to show someone around your area, what would you show them? Where would you take them to eat? Assume they're like us, I guess, but if you want to differentiate for kids, etc., knock yourself out. What would you do?


message 2: by Phil (new)

Phil | 11694 comments Zion & Bryce.


message 3: by Jim (new)

Jim | 6485 comments That is a difficult question, the first thing I would need to know is what are they interested in.


message 4: by Dr. Detroit (new)

Dr. Detroit | 6031 comments The place where Jimmy Hoffa was last seen alive.


message 5: by Félix (last edited Oct 15, 2010 07:07AM) (new)

Félix (habitseven) Not a lot to see here. Just keep moving, folks. Wait ... I could show them the Woodmen tower that was featured in About Schmidt.



And we would probably eat at M's Pub on 11th in the Old Market area. Oh and they're building a new ball stadium for use by the College World Series (an amazing expenditure for a single use, once a year).

The Missouri River is brown and muddy as it slinks past the city, separating Omaha's refinement from the cacophony of Council Bluffs casinos.


message 6: by Kevin (new)

Kevin  (ksprink) | 11469 comments well, everyone who comes to kokomo has to go see old ben. our main attraction. world's largest steer at some point. it is located in highland park.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/worldsla...

secondly, you may as well see the big sycamore stump (57' in circumference)

http://www.flickr.com/photos/wilsonsm...

probably take you by the elwood haynes museum

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elwood_H...

and then to either the corner pub, ray's drive-in or louie's coney island for lunch. all kokomo institutions. a drive around the country to finish up and that would be about it


message 7: by Meels (last edited Oct 15, 2010 07:14AM) (new)

Meels (amelia) Quick stop at VooDoo Donuts for a donut and coffee:

http://www.voodoodoughnut.com/

Then off to Powell's for a while:

http://www.powells.com/locations/powe...

And then finish up with lunch at Papa Haydn's:

http://www.papahaydn.com/

Which of course involves a wee walk down N.W. 23rd, a terribly cool and fun area of Portland full of little boutiques and funny little shops:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Northwes...

(Who could compete with The World's Largest Steer?)


message 8: by Kevin (new)

Kevin  (ksprink) | 11469 comments excellent! i wanna go visit amelia


message 9: by Jim (new)

Jim | 6485 comments If it is a Saturday I would probably start out at the Farmers Market http://www.dcfm.org/ this is located on the Capitol Square which would allow us to go inside the Capitol and tour it.

Then head out to Devils Lake State Park for a hike. http://dnr.wi.gov/org/land/parks/spec...

On the way back we could stop by Olbrich Botanical Gardens http://www.olbrich.org/ or Henry Vilas Zoo which is free http://www.vilaszoo.org/

Then we could head for supper to The Great Dane Brew Pub. http://www.greatdanepub.com/

That would take the better part of the day.


message 10: by Sarah (last edited Oct 15, 2010 08:02AM) (new)

Sarah | 13815 comments Muffins and coffee at the Red Canoe
Visionary art museum
Lunch at the Golden West Cafe [image error]

Walk around the Avenue (show the outside of Charm City Cakes, if RA is the guest): books, comics, antiques, clothes, funky stuff

(Go to the Book Thing if it's a weekend)

Walk around Fell's Point if CDs or DVDs or vinyl or gelato or Baltimore history are on the menu [image error]

Dinner and a drink at my bar.

Music at a location to be determined.


message 11: by Kevin (new)

Kevin  (ksprink) | 11469 comments ...also sarah & jim


message 12: by Jim (new)

Jim | 6485 comments I'm thinking serious road trip is needed, watch out people I may come a knockin.


message 13: by Sarah (new)

Sarah | 13815 comments Psst...I may be making a couple of driving trips to the midwest this coming year, so get yr visitor's guides ready.


message 14: by Carol (new)

Carol | 1679 comments Breakfast at Wade's (those ladies never have to write down your order)
http://wadesdineroswego.com/about-us/...
It's probably wise they don't have a picture of the outside of the building.


For history, Fort Ontario, most recently used as a Safe Haven for refugees from WWII. http://www.oswegohaven.org/

FortOntario

For outdoorsy fun, a hike at Chimney Bluffs
http://nyfalls.com/lakes/ontario-chim...

Lunch at Rudy's for a fish hot:

http://www.rudyshot.com/

You should really come in July for Harborfest, world-class Grucci fireworks:
http://www.oswegoharborfest.com/


I won't be home though, I'll be checking out your cool town!


message 15: by Meels (new)

Meels (amelia) My husband would want to visit Jim...hiking. I'm a wuss though, I have been known to hike for Honey's sake, but it's not a thing I'd think of when one mentions the word "fun". But, if you come here to visit, Jim, we live in a suburb of Portland called Troutdale which is just at the start of the Columbia River Gorge and there are probably fifty cool trails there and Honey could show you some great ones! We'd need more than a 4 hr visit to fit that in though.

http://www.google.com/images?rlz=1T4A...

http://www.crgva.org/


message 16: by Meels (new)

Meels (amelia) P.S. Come on then Kev! Put the wife in the car and head on out! Though, not next week as we'll be on our way to San Francisco for 10 days.


message 17: by Félix (new)

Félix (habitseven) I like Troutdale.


message 18: by Jim (new)

Jim | 6485 comments Amelia wrote: "P.S. Come on then Kev! Put the wife in the car and head on out! Though, not next week as we'll be on our way to San Francisco for 10 days."

Bad info to give RA.

I may head out that way Amelia, hiking and fly fishing. You may not get rid of me.


message 19: by Meels (new)

Meels (amelia) Hey, I used to fly fish. I haven't done it in years...not sure if I can even cast anymore. But I do tie a mean elk hair caddis and hair's ear nymph! I think I could manage to get you out there fishing on Eagle Creek or somewhere equally fun. :)


message 20: by Meels (new)

Meels (amelia) Come on Kevin, Larry and Jim...we'll teach you all to fish! :) Then we'll go to Powell's, right Jim?


message 21: by Jim (new)

Jim | 6485 comments I'm game, but I will warn you I'm not a serious fly fisherman I mostly do it to get away.

Come pick me up Kevin, then we can go get Larry. Three of us on a motorcycle may be a sight to see. I hope my antlers don't cause a lot of drag.


message 22: by [deleted user] (last edited Oct 15, 2010 12:03PM) (new)

I pass on the fishing trip, but would like to see the three of you on the motorbike.

Oh man, a flying tour of Sydney in 24 hours. I don't think it can be done.... So much to do, so much to see. I love Taronga Zoo but you need all day for that. There is the Art Gallery again a whole day, the Opera house and botanical gardens. A ferry ride on the harbour....but then we haven't seen any of the beaches yet...Squeeze in a lovely lunch at Doyles Watsons bay for sea food. Dinner at Nilgir's my favourite Indian restaurant.


message 23: by Kevin (new)

Kevin  (ksprink) | 11469 comments [image error]

we're on our way


message 24: by [deleted user] (new)

You might want to put Jim at the back.


message 25: by Meels (new)

Meels (amelia) Why, Gail? Does Jim have a flatulence problem?

I LOVE Indian take-away!! Mmmmm. Nothing better than a hot naan dipped in masala sauce.


message 26: by Rebecca (new)

Rebecca White (rebecca_white) | 1028 comments What a fun question! Although it does kind of depend on their preferences and where they come from. Louisville is a great city, but a 30-minute drive in any direction will put you in the country, so it could matter whether they were from an urban or rural setting. Also, their hobbies. We have Ear X-tacy, which is one of the top independent record stories in the country (recently featured in Rolling Stone magazine, btw).

I might just drive around and talk about the different neighborhoods. I'd take them by where my family all lived when I was a kid, which was a really poor and redneck neighborhood (for lack of a better word), and now is really revitalized by all the immigrants living there - that's the neighborhood with the cool ethnic mix, with grocery stores and restaurants. I'd take them to the Highlands, which is a good funky neighborhood, and down Main Street with the art galleries and more restaurants. If they liked comics I'd take them to The Great Escape. I'd take them by Old Louisville, which is the largest area of Victorian homes in the US. It's right by the University and the people who live there are mainly either students or recently graduated students, living in old houses that have been chopped up into apartments, or wealthy people who live in gorgeous renovated mansions. Oh, and we'd pay a visit to a couple I know who have one of the mansions - the first two floors are unspeakably gorgeous and the third floor is divided into two apartments they rent out.

Now, for the country stuff, I'd go to Huber farms and winery, for the great drive as well as the shops there. But we wouldn't eat there - the restaurant is so-so. Instead we'd stop off at called The Chicken House on the way back, a road-side bar which has, I swear to you, the best fried chicken on the planet. As for other eating, I'd probably ask what ethnicity of food they especially like, or even better, something they haven't had that they'd like to try.


message 27: by Rebecca (new)

Rebecca White (rebecca_white) | 1028 comments I should have put pictures,like Sarah Pi!


message 28: by Phil (new)

Phil | 11694 comments Amelia wrote: "Why, Gail? Does Jim have a flatulence problem?

I LOVE Indian take-away!! Mmmmm. Nothing better than a hot naan dipped in masala sauce."


My eyes didn't quite focus and I read that as, "a hot man dipped in masala." Yowsa, Amelia!


message 29: by Lobstergirl, el principe (new)

Lobstergirl | 24355 comments Mod
Run through the Art Institute quickly (they probably only want to see a handful of important items). A walking architectural tour of the Loop. A canoe/kayak tour of the Chicago River. If they like used books, Powell's. Obama's house. For dinner: if I'm treating, Senegalese food. If they're treating, Avenues at the Peninsula, or Tru.


message 30: by Jan (new)

Jan | 241 comments Water Fire.


message 31: by Sarah (new)

Sarah | 13815 comments Rebecca -
Ear X-Tacy is a great store! I'm glad that's on your tour.


message 32: by janine (last edited Oct 16, 2010 10:09AM) (new)

janine | 7715 comments we'll start the day with a much-requested visit to the farm, where you'll meet the cats, the cows, the goats and my family. we'll take a walk, to the donkeys of course, and to the local museum for coffee and tea and some local history. also take a look at this cute church:

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then we're going into town, we'll probably take the bus (30 min.). at the railway station:



we can take a look inside too, the old part is really pretty.

of course we're visiting the museum:

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they're re-opening in december with an exhibition of russian art from 1850-1920. we can have lunch there too, the menu will be linked to the exhibition.

when we're bored with art we're going to climb a tower.



after we've enjoyed the view and climbed back down again we'll have a drink on the terrace below the tower.

then it's time to visit some of my favorite stores. plato (music), HEMA and de slegte (used books). maybe we're lucky and plato has an instore concert.

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it's time for dinner. we'll go to de vestibule. they have great vegetarian dishes as well as meat and fish so there's something for everyone. and they're relatively cheap.

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we'll end the evening with a concert at either vera or de oosterpoort. hope you enjoyed your day.


message 33: by RandomAnthony (new)

RandomAnthony | 14536 comments Wow. That's exactly how I would expect Holland to appear, Janine. Very cool. I could get WAY drunk at that bar.

Run through the Art Institute quickly (they probably only want to see a handful of important items). A walking architectural tour of the Loop. A canoe/kayak tour of the Chicago River. If they like used books, Powell's. Obama's house. For dinner: if I'm treating, Senegalese food. If they're treating, Avenues at the Peninsula, or Tru.

I recognize most of this! I used to live in Roscoe Village. Have we talked about this, LG? On Saturday morning I would walk up Lincoln to Powell's, then east on Diversey to Borders and Barnes and Noble (now closed) and a couple of the used places on Clark/Broadway. Then I'd walk north to Addison and back west to Roscoe Village. I've taken some GR visitors (including Tadpole) to Chicago Powell's, even.


message 34: by Félix (new)

Félix (habitseven) Fabulous tour, janine.


message 35: by Kate (new)

Kate (kateharper) | 206 comments Lobstergirl wrote: "Run through the Art Institute quickly (they probably only want to see a handful of important items). A walking architectural tour of the Loop. A canoe/kayak tour of the Chicago River. If they li..."

And given the time of year some of your graveyards! Chicago graveyards are so cool with lots of interesting "residents" and stories.


message 36: by janine (last edited Oct 16, 2010 12:24PM) (new)

janine | 7715 comments cute! bookstore cats are ultimate coolness.


message 37: by Félix (new)

Félix (habitseven) Henry!


Jackie "the Librarian" | 8993 comments I'm in love with Henry, but he has so many admirers, I mean nothing to him!
(sobs)


message 39: by Sarah (new)

Sarah | 13815 comments a)I'm going on Janine's tour.

b)I am familiar with the Year's Best series, but didn't know there was a Year's Best Music Writing (to the left of Henry in the picture). Anybody ever read it?


message 40: by Pat (new)

Pat (patb37) Lobstergirl wrote: "Run through the Art Institute quickly (they probably only want to see a handful of important items). A walking architectural tour of the Loop. A canoe/kayak tour of the Chicago River. If they li..."

I would point east and tell them to go to Chicago and do what LB suggested rather than wasting time here.


message 41: by Ken (new)

Ken (playjerist) | 721 comments Sarah Pi wrote: "Muffins and coffee at the Red Canoe
Visionary art museum
Lunch at the Golden West Cafe

Walk around the Avenue (show the outside of Charm City Cakes, if RA is the guest): books, comics, antiques..."


I’d like the Balmore tour of stash houses raided by Omar in, “The Wire.”


message 42: by Ken (new)

Ken (playjerist) | 721 comments If my LA visitors like seeing celebrities I take them on a citywide tour of AA meetings.


message 43: by Sarah (new)

Sarah | 13815 comments Ken wrote: "I’d like the Balmore tour of stash houses raided by Omar in, “The Wire.” ."

Can do. Most people want either the Wire tour, the John Waters tour, or the Charm City Cakes tour these days. Barry Levinson tour is on the outs.


message 44: by Ken (new)

Ken (playjerist) | 721 comments Id like the Wire, Waters, Levinson combo.


message 45: by Sarah (new)

Sarah | 13815 comments Ken wrote: "Id like the Wire, Waters, Levinson combo."

Will do.


message 46: by Harry (new)

Harry  (harry_harry) | 226 comments While in Baltimore don't forget to swing by the World's Largest Trash Can!

It's obviously not as cool as Old Ben the World's Largest Steer, but...
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message 47: by Harry (new)

Harry  (harry_harry) | 226 comments Yorkshire Restaurant for breakfast...doesn't look like much, but it's good. Mmmm mmm Biscuits and Gravy!
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A hike through Great Falls Park.
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Lunch at The Old Brogue
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Monuments at night:
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Grab a hot dog?
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I'm sure there are much cooler/more unique things to do, but I never do them.


message 48: by Lobstergirl, el principe (new)

Lobstergirl | 24355 comments Mod
Ken wrote: "If my LA visitors like seeing celebrities I take them on a citywide tour of AA meetings."

Good one.


message 49: by Aynge (last edited Jan 28, 2011 05:49PM) (new)

Aynge (ayngemac) | 1202 comments The Getty Museum (to see Van Gogh's Irises), Griffith Observatory, the Queen Mary, Ferris Bueller's house, and Little Tokyo, because my favorite restaurant is there.


message 50: by Sally, la reina (new)

Sally (mrsnolte) | 17346 comments Mod
Great Falls park is GORGEOUS!


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