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Title: The most awe inspiring place you've been
Post by: nimrod on September 04, 2012, 12:30:45 PM
Id never been to Sydney and I was visiting our head office in a Sydney suburb, after work I got a taxi into the Rocks area of the City.
I told the driver I wanted to see the Opera house etc so he dropped me off at the end of a little street and said, just walk down that street and check out the view, I walked down between the buildings and there suddenly it was, Sydney Harbour down below in all its majesty, the huge harbour bridge, the white Opera house, the turquoise water the deep blue sky, the little boats and ferries bobbing about, Id seen a thousand pictures of this view and suddenly there it was but in 3D and spectacular.........it was so feckin beautiful I started (embarrassingly) to cry quietly to myself as I thought of my passed away Dad who had always dreamed of migrating to Australia.
Its a funny thing but I felt I was with him one last time.
Title: Re: The most awe inspiring place you've been
Post by: Hombre_de_ningun_lugar on September 04, 2012, 08:57:30 PM
Id never been to Sydney and I was visiting our head office in a Sydney suburb, after work I got a taxi into the Rocks area of the City.
I told the driver I wanted to see the Opera house etc so he dropped me off at the end of a little street and said, just walk down that street and check out the view, I walked down between the buildings and there suddenly it was, Sydney Harbour down below in all its majesty, the huge harbour bridge, the white Opera house, the turquoise water the deep blue sky, the little boats and ferries bobbing about, Id seen a thousand pictures of this view and suddenly there it was but in 3D and spectacular.........it was so feckin beautiful I started (embarrassingly) to cry quietly to myself as I thought of my passed away Dad who had always dreamed of migrating to Australia.
Its a funny thing but I felt I was with him one last time.

That's a nice description nimrod, and it brought you special memories. I've lost my father recently and miss him a lot as well.

By the way, wasn't Australia a kind of prison island where bad British people were sent to? ;D
Title: Re: The most awe inspiring place you've been
Post by: Dcazz on September 04, 2012, 09:02:04 PM
In 1980 I took my motorcycle on a tour of the western US I left Oakland, CA and headed south twords Arizona. I arrived at the Grand Canyon and walked to the edge and looked out over this unbelievable site. I felt sooo small! I spent a long time just looking and thinking about things. it's funny when your faced with how small you really are you think about the Universe, God, life, family etc and how and where you fit in to the picture! It was really amazing and I'd like to go back someday.
Title: Re: The most awe inspiring place you've been
Post by: nimrod on September 04, 2012, 11:32:32 PM
That's a nice description nimrod, and it brought you special memories. I've lost my father recently and miss him a lot as well.

By the way, wasn't Australia a kind of prison island where bad British people were sent to? ;D

Thanks & yes it was a British penal colony Hombre, some of them were bad but others had done not very much to deserve theyre punishment
Title: Re: The most awe inspiring place you've been
Post by: tkitna on September 05, 2012, 12:06:04 AM
In 1980 I took my motorcycle on a tour of the western US I left Oakland, CA and headed south twords Arizona. I arrived at the Grand Canyon and walked to the edge and looked out over this unbelievable site. I felt sooo small! I spent a long time just looking and thinking about things. it's funny when your faced with how small you really are you think about the Universe, God, life, family etc and how and where you fit in to the picture! It was really amazing and I'd like to go back someday.


My wife has been all over America (I havent) and she said that the Zion Canyon in Utah was more impressive to her than the Grand Canyon. (http://th146.photobucket.com/albums/r251/xyzero123/th_shrug_n.gif)

Have you ever seen it before Dcazz?
Title: Re: The most awe inspiring place you've been
Post by: Klang on September 05, 2012, 01:51:03 AM

Hawaii is nice. Amazing in spots.

 :)

Title: Re: The most awe inspiring place you've been
Post by: Hello Goodbye on September 05, 2012, 03:59:54 AM
Id never been to Sydney and I was visiting our head office in a Sydney suburb, after work I got a taxi into the Rocks area of the City.
I told the driver I wanted to see the Opera house etc so he dropped me off at the end of a little street and said, just walk down that street and check out the view, I walked down between the buildings and there suddenly it was, Sydney Harbour down below in all its majesty, the huge harbour bridge, the white Opera house, the turquoise water the deep blue sky, the little boats and ferries bobbing about, Id seen a thousand pictures of this view and suddenly there it was but in 3D and spectacular.........it was so feckin beautiful I started (embarrassingly) to cry quietly to myself as I thought of my passed away Dad who had always dreamed of migrating to Australia.
Its a funny thing but I felt I was with him one last time.

Touching story, Kev. 

I can't believe you've never been to Sydney!
Title: Re: The most awe inspiring place you've been
Post by: Hello Goodbye on September 05, 2012, 04:01:30 AM
My wife has been all over America...


Just like Johnny Cash!


Johnny Cash ~ I've Been Everywhere (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iayM2YfQiCA#)




 ;)
Title: Re: The most awe inspiring place you've been
Post by: Hello Goodbye on September 05, 2012, 04:04:15 AM
I know, Kev, it's an Aussie song...


Lucky Starr ::: Ive Been Everywhere (with lyrics) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cjm3zSCjNoU#)
Title: Re: The most awe inspiring place you've been
Post by: Dcazz on September 05, 2012, 08:33:04 AM
My wife has been all over America (I havent) and she said that the Zion Canyon in Utah was more impressive to her than the Grand Canyon. ([url]http://th146.photobucket.com/albums/r251/xyzero123/th_shrug_n.gif[/url])

Have you ever seen it before Dcazz?
I haven't been there. I hear it's amazing as well and want to do the 4 corners someday. I've been through northern Utah by the Salt Lake but haven't got to the canyon areas.
Title: Re: The most awe inspiring place you've been
Post by: Kaleidoscope_Eyes on September 06, 2012, 05:06:49 AM
Id never been to Sydney and I was visiting our head office in a Sydney suburb, after work I got a taxi into the Rocks area of the City.
I told the driver I wanted to see the Opera house etc so he dropped me off at the end of a little street and said, just walk down that street and check out the view, I walked down between the buildings and there suddenly it was, Sydney Harbour down below in all its majesty, the huge harbour bridge, the white Opera house, the turquoise water the deep blue sky, the little boats and ferries bobbing about, Id seen a thousand pictures of this view and suddenly there it was but in 3D and spectacular.........it was so feckin beautiful I started (embarrassingly) to cry quietly to myself as I thought of my passed away Dad who had always dreamed of migrating to Australia.
Its a funny thing but I felt I was with him one last time.
That is very touching. Sydney Opera House is beautiful indeed.

There is a place in South Africa called George. I dont remember where it is exactly but its a forest village burried under a cloud. There are little lakes, and mushrooms and big trees and the smell of freshness.... it was like being in Russia (a memory I never had - if that makes sense)
Title: Re: The most awe inspiring place you've been
Post by: nimrod on September 06, 2012, 11:30:22 AM
Touching story, Kev. 

I can't believe you've never been to Sydney!

that happened in 1988 Baz :)
Title: Re: The most awe inspiring place you've been
Post by: In My Life on September 07, 2012, 04:39:04 AM
Hawaii is nice. Amazing in spots.

 :)

Oh yeah! It's been a long time since I was there but I remember looking down over the Nu'uani Pali cliff where King Kamehameha's army drove the warriors of Oahu over the edge. Scary stuff for an 11 year old! I kept thinking about that while I watched the King Kamehameha Day parade!
Around here it's got to be Niagara Falls. It's gorgeous plus all that oxygen makes me feel really good!
Title: Re: The most awe inspiring place you've been
Post by: In My Life on September 07, 2012, 04:45:47 AM
I've lost my father recently and miss him a lot as well.

I'm so sorry for your recent loss Andrés. I know how difficult that is.
Title: Re: The most awe inspiring place you've been
Post by: Klang on September 07, 2012, 10:03:16 AM

Yep, been to Niagra, too. Very impressive.

 :)

Title: Re: The most awe inspiring place you've been
Post by: stevie on September 07, 2012, 10:31:08 AM
I haven't been there. I hear it's amazing as well and want to do the 4 corners someday. I've been through northern Utah by the Salt Lake but haven't got to the canyon areas.

I've been through Zion National Park but didn't go to a canyon there? It may be further north of where we drove.
Driving across Montana, with the blue sky and snow covered fields was pretty awesome. Especially when there's no speed limit!

Been on the Magical Mystery Tour bus in Liverpool, going along Penny Lane, and the song is playing...utterly a special moment in my life.
Title: Re: The most awe inspiring place you've been
Post by: Dcazz on September 07, 2012, 07:15:21 PM
I've been through Zion National Park but didn't go to a canyon there? It may be further north of where we drove.
Driving across Montana, with the blue sky and snow covered fields was pretty awesome. Especially when there's no speed limit!

Been on the Magical Mystery Tour bus in Liverpool, going along Penny Lane, and the song is playing...utterly a special moment in my life.
That sounds like fun.
I've been to Vienna, Austria and had a great time. We went to the Palace, Veinna Symphony and a little tpwn north of the city called Grinzig where we had weinnershnitze for Thanksgiving and enjoyed a traditional floorshow with singing and dancing. Very nice place. I'd like to go back someday. An Austrtians out there please forgive my spelling!
Another mortorcycle trip was when I tried to get as close as I could to Mt St. helens a couple of months after it blew. No dice!
Title: Re: The most awe inspiring place you've been
Post by: AppleScruffy96 on September 22, 2012, 02:58:14 PM
So far it's probably been walking around inside the Notre Dame de Paris (maybe I'm a bit biased due to my obsession with cathedrals though), or perhaps simply walking along the beaches of southern Spain during sunset. :)
Title: Re: The most awe inspiring place you've been
Post by: Hombre_de_ningun_lugar on September 22, 2012, 08:04:41 PM
I'm so sorry for your recent loss Andrés. I know how difficult that is.

Thanks Kelley, I've just seen your message. Yes, it's very hard you know, and he was only 65.
Title: Re: The most awe inspiring place you've been
Post by: Hello Goodbye on September 22, 2012, 09:50:03 PM
...or perhaps simply walking along the beaches of southern Spain during sunset. :)


I've never been to Spain...

Three Dog Night - Never Been To Spain (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dm6qw_yeo6o#)

...but I've been to Oklahoma.

Title: Re: The most awe inspiring place you've been
Post by: nimrod on September 22, 2012, 10:31:36 PM
Ive been to Spain but I havent really been to Spain

I went to the holiday coastal bit which is more or less British

(every meal is with chips) :D
Title: Re: The most awe inspiring place you've been
Post by: AppleScruffy96 on September 25, 2012, 08:15:06 PM
Ive been to Spain but I havent really been to Spain

I went to the holiday coastal bit which is more or less British

(every meal is with chips) :D

That's where I lived, and it really is British! Very Scandinavian too depending on where exactly it is you live.  ha2ha
Title: Re: The most awe inspiring place you've been
Post by: Hello Goodbye on September 29, 2012, 02:48:55 AM
I've never been to England, but I kinda like The Beatles.
Title: Re: The most awe inspiring place you've been
Post by: Dcazz on October 08, 2012, 02:32:51 AM
I've been through Zion National Park but didn't go to a canyon there? It may be further north of where we drove.
Driving across Montana, with the blue sky and snow covered fields was pretty awesome. Especially when there's no speed limit!

Been on the Magical Mystery Tour bus in Liverpool, going along Penny Lane, and the song is playing...utterly a special moment in my life.
Ive always had an interest in Montana but I've never been there. My wife and I want to down size when and if I retire and buy/rent a camper and tour the west. Montana, Utah are definatley on the must see list.
Title: Re: The most awe inspiring place you've been
Post by: nimrod on October 08, 2012, 10:16:35 AM
I've never been to England, but I kinda like The Beatles.

Ive been to paradise but Ive never been to me..
Title: Re: The most awe inspiring place you've been
Post by: Dcazz on October 08, 2012, 12:59:09 PM
I tend to always look to someplace else to be amazed but here in New England we're just about at peak leaf season. Next weekend I think I'lL climb Mt Monadnock and see the amazing colors right here in my own backyard. Pray for sunny skies!
Title: Re: The most awe inspiring place you've been
Post by: Normandie on October 08, 2012, 04:23:07 PM
I tend to always look to someplace else to be amazed but here in New England we're just about at peak leaf season. Next weekend I think I'lL climb Mt Monadnock and see the amazing colors right here in my own backyard. Pray for sunny skies!

Wow, a New England autumn. I am so envious. Haven't seen one in years. I grew up in central New York and we would always take long drives to see the fall foliage. It's been 9 years since I've been back to the Northeast, but I =do= plan to return, and when I do it will be in the glorious fall.

Enjoy, and hope you have sunny skies!
Title: Re: The most awe inspiring place you've been
Post by: Dcazz on October 08, 2012, 04:37:07 PM
Wow, a New England autumn. I am so envious. Haven't seen one in years. I grew up in central New York and we would always take long drives to see the fall foliage. It's been 9 years since I've been back to the Northeast, but I =do= plan to return, and when I do it will be in the glorious fall.

Enjoy, and hope you have sunny skies!
Thanks muchly! I'll post some pictures when I come down.
Title: Re: The most awe inspiring place you've been
Post by: ibanez_ax on October 08, 2012, 09:36:46 PM
I miss the leaves in autumn.  Don't really get that in North Texas.

    Wow, a New England autumn. I am so envious. Haven't seen one in years. I grew up in central New York and we would always take long drives to see the fall foliage. It's been 9 years since I've been back to the Northeast, but I =do= plan to return, and when I do it will be in the glorious fall.

    Enjoy, and hope you have sunny skies!

Thanks muchly! I'll post some pictures when I come down.
Title: Re: The most awe inspiring place you've been
Post by: Dcazz on October 09, 2012, 02:22:03 AM
I miss the leaves in autumn.  Don't really get that in North Texas.

    Wow, a New England autumn. I am so envious. Haven't seen one in years. I grew up in central New York and we would always take long drives to see the fall foliage. It's been 9 years since I've been back to the Northeast, but I =do= plan to return, and when I do it will be in the glorious fall.

    Enjoy, and hope you have sunny skies!

Thanks muchly! I'll post some pictures when I come down.
Where in Texas do you live? I have relatives in the Garland (Dallas area), MacMregor (near Waco) and Corpus Christi.
Title: Re: The most awe inspiring place you've been
Post by: Dcazz on October 09, 2012, 02:49:03 AM
I'm taking thurs. and friday off. Thursday we're going on a winery and cheesery tour through Vermont. Should be some color there as well.
Title: Re: The most awe inspiring place you've been
Post by: ibanez_ax on October 09, 2012, 03:00:14 AM
Where in Texas do you live? I have relatives in the Garland (Dallas area), MacMregor (near Waco) and Corpus Christi.

Wichita Falls.  Check out the map on my profile.  About 2 1/2 hours northwest of Dallas.
Title: Re: The most awe inspiring place you've been
Post by: Hello Goodbye on October 09, 2012, 03:02:49 AM
Fall is my favorite season too.  The leaves are just starting to change color here in New Jersey.
Title: Re: The most awe inspiring place you've been
Post by: Dcazz on October 09, 2012, 03:05:08 AM
Wichita Falls.  Check out the map on my profile.  About 2 1/2 hours northwest of Dallas.
I've seen it on the map. I study them for some reason. I watch the washing machine go round too.
Title: Re: The most awe inspiring place you've been
Post by: Dcazz on October 09, 2012, 03:07:43 AM
Fall is my favorite season too.  The leaves are just starting to change color here in New Jersey.
We're not peak quite yet. This weekend and next week should be best up here. It's heading your way soon. I just got my 5 chords of wood put away for the season coming up!
Title: Re: The most awe inspiring place you've been
Post by: ibanez_ax on October 09, 2012, 03:42:45 AM
I've seen it on the map. I study them for some reason. I watch the washing machine go round too.

I always liked maps also.  I can walk away from the washing machine though.  ;D
Title: Re: The most awe inspiring place you've been
Post by: ibanez_ax on October 09, 2012, 03:45:53 AM
We're not peak quite yet. This weekend and next week should be best up here. It's heading your way soon. I just got my 5 chords of wood put away for the season coming up!

The drive on PA state highway 73 from Montgomery county into Philadelphia was always great when the leaves were perfect starting about mid-October.
Title: Re: The most awe inspiring place you've been
Post by: In My Life on October 09, 2012, 04:34:01 AM
I'm taking thurs. and friday off. Thursday we're going on a winery and cheesery tour through Vermont. Should be some color there as well.

I love Vermont. I've been there twice and once was just about this time of year. I think I could be very happy living there if I could move my house!
Title: Re: The most awe inspiring place you've been
Post by: In My Life on October 09, 2012, 04:37:32 AM
I always liked maps also.  I can walk away from the washing machine though.  ;D

I have very little love for maps but I confess that I was pretty fascinated with my front loading high efficiency washer when I first got it. I even pulled up a chair the first time I ran it so I could see how it worked. It was at least as interesting as some of the stuff I've seen on TV. ;)
Title: Re: The most awe inspiring place you've been
Post by: Dcazz on October 09, 2012, 02:23:44 PM
I have very little love for maps but I confess that I was pretty fascinated with my front loading high efficiency washer when I first got it. I even pulled up a chair the first time I ran it so I could see how it worked. It was at least as interesting as some of the stuff I've seen on TV. ;)
It's sad but true. TV is 90% nonsense. There's something about a washing machine ...!
Title: Re: The most awe inspiring place you've been
Post by: Hello Goodbye on October 09, 2012, 03:08:09 PM
I have very little love for maps but I confess that I was pretty fascinated with my front loading high efficiency washer when I first got it. I even pulled up a chair the first time I ran it so I could see how it worked. It was at least as interesting as some of the stuff I've seen on TV. ;)


It's sad but true. TV is 90% nonsense. There's something about a washing machine ...!



Rain Man *HD* (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w6treaJ50Aw#ws)

1:19:40
Title: Re: The most awe inspiring place you've been
Post by: Normandie on October 09, 2012, 10:55:34 PM
You guys are making me VERY homesick for the East coast. I'm in North Dakota now....nice fall foliage, but it's definitely not the same.

Could be worse...I could still be stuck in northeastern Nevada, where there is virtually no color, unless you count "dun."  :P 
Title: Re: The most awe inspiring place you've been
Post by: In My Life on October 10, 2012, 05:34:09 AM

Rain Man *HD*

1:19:40

Barry, you're funny! But yeah, I did start thinking about Rain Man after I said that. I also really like vintage fans but I only have one. LOL
Title: Re: The most awe inspiring place you've been
Post by: In My Life on October 10, 2012, 06:18:58 AM
You guys are making me VERY homesick for the East coast.

Then come visit next Fall! We could meet at Letchworth State Park. You would love seeing the colors there.
Title: Re: The most awe inspiring place you've been
Post by: Hello Goodbye on October 11, 2012, 01:14:49 AM
Barry, you're funny! But yeah, I did start thinking about Rain Man after I said that. I also really like vintage fans but I only have one. LOL

Rain Man is a powerful movie, Kelley.  Every time I watch it, I wonder where on the spectrum each of us are.
Title: Re: The most awe inspiring place you've been
Post by: In My Life on October 11, 2012, 01:22:18 AM
Rain Man is a powerful movie, Kelley.  Every time I watch it, I wonder where on the spectrum each of us are.

I agree Barry. I hope it didn't sound as though I was making light of the movie or its subject. The children I've worked with who were on the spectrum were among my favorites. Life isn't easy for them but it's so gratifying to see how far we've come with diagnosing and addressing autism. When I first started in education there was no spectrum and a lot of kids fell through the cracks. Now it's amazing to see what many of them can achieve.
Title: Re: The most awe inspiring place you've been
Post by: Hello Goodbye on October 11, 2012, 01:41:40 AM
I knew that you're well-trained and knowledgeable on the subject, Kelley.  I was merely sharing my thoughts. 

Rain Man is one of my favorite movies.  It does combine drama with some humor.  That's why I like it so much.  Dustin Hoffman and Tom Cruise were superb.
Title: Re: The most awe inspiring place you've been
Post by: In My Life on October 11, 2012, 04:30:53 AM
Oh good. Yes, it is a wonderful movie. There was a quiz making the e-mail rounds a while back that was supposed to show you if you're on the spectrum. I don't know how accurate it was but I took it and I'm on it. I suspect most of us would be though; we are just fortunate to be able to spread our focus around. And now back to our regularly scheduled topic...

Title: Re: The most awe inspiring place you've been
Post by: In My Life on October 11, 2012, 04:36:59 AM
You guys are making me VERY homesick for the East coast. I'm in North Dakota now....nice fall foliage, but it's definitely not the same.


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