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Old July 2nd, 2009, 04:12 PM
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yea right getting ready for out of town guest that are coming for the big Essense Festival...they are not "cruise folks", but I don't have to worry about entertaining them, because of all of the great music this weekend..it did lead me to think of a good topic that is not cruise related

If I were coming to your town to visit, where would you

1) take me to see one "must see" spot in your town ?
2) make me a home cook meal (what's your speciality)
3) what night life activity would you want me to experience

If my health is good, and you came to New Orleans

1) lower 9th ward where the levy broke
2)salmon on the grill served with 2007 Sanford Pinot Noir, bread pudding, listening to Brian Culbertson's 70's tribute "Bring Back The Funk" and partying on my screened in back porch
3) world famous jazz club Snug Harbor**

** if my guest was CQ, we would go to an underground Salsa club
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yea right getting ready for out of town guest that are coming for the big Essense Festival...they are not "cruise folks", but I don't have to worry about entertaining them, because of all of the great music this weekend..it did lead me to think of a good topic that is not cruise related

If I were coming to your town to visit, where would you

1) take me to see one "must see" spot in your town ? Well, shoot I would prefer to drive you out 4 hours to yosemite national park. Staying around here I would take you to Old Town Sacramento to go on the a riverboat cruise on the Sacramento river.
2) make me a home cook meal (what's your speciality) While we are out and about my crockpot would be making the kalua pork it rice and hawiian style marconi salad, chocolate pudding pie for dessert.
3) what night life activity would you want me to experience I'm an old married lady so I don't get out much. Since you are coming down we could try the Torch Club which has been voted the best jazz club in Sacramento for the last three years.
If my health is good, and you came to New Orleans

1) lower 9th ward where the levy broke
2)salmon on the grill served with 2007 Sanford Pinot Noir, bread pudding, listening to Brian Culbertson's 70's tribute "Bring Back The Funk" and partying on my screened in back porch
3) world famous jazz club Snug Harbor**

** if my guest was CQ, we would go to an underground Salsa club

I want to say the way I entertain people depends on the person it Manuel came by I would take him and his wife to a portuguese festa and cook a portuguese meal. If CQ was coming by we would hit the Croatian Festival. If they were here on August 8, 2009 I would take them to Candlestick to watch Barcalona play.
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1. tour Fenway Park
2. Chicken Pot Pie and Hot Fudge Sundaes for dessert
3. cocktails @ one of Fanuel Hall's outdoor bars to people watch (I know a place that makes a great watermelon martini)
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If the Original Filenes Basement was still around, I would have take my guest there to show them a bargain or two, and where I worked, when I was a a kid...Quincy Market too, would take care of shopping and munching.

A meal at Durgin Park, would be a real treat....the lobster or shrimp, would be my suggestion, at the North End, Italian is king, take you pick!

I would take you on a historic tour, of Concord, and Lexington,& The Old North Church to see where history began......
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In Orlando we would stay far far away from Disney.
I would take you for a walk around Lake Eola downtown...if we went on Saturday or Sunday morning we could also shop at the farmers market held there.
We'd have grilled shrimp for dinner and I have no idea what we'd do for nightlife.....sad, I know but I also plead being an old woman who doesn't really go out much. That being said, maybe we'd go to the cigar bar that my son sometimes goes to where a friends dad plays his trumpet.....I think this guy used to play with Stan Kenton's band.....

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Thanks for the happy Filenes Basement memories...my aunt taught my sister and I alot about shopping there.

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Right now is the best time to come to Montreal Venice, as the International Jazz Festival is on!
I wouldn't have to take you anywhere else, or even feed you, because I wouldn't be able to drag you away from all the free street concerts and indoor venues.
One year, you should do it!

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Old July 3rd, 2009, 07:53 AM
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I too would keep you away from Disney, and the other theme parks, and instead we'd go to one of the beautiful lakes in downtown Lakeland, where the antique shops and street vendors are open, and interesting.

I'd let you suggest one of the GREAT Italian specialties, home cooked by the lovely Mrs. Jones (Vita), or if you're in the mood for "dinner out", we'd hit Berns Steak House in Tampa, for one of the finest meals you'll ever have.

Maybe we'd hit the "Channel Side" area of beautiful downtown Tampa, when one or more of the ships are in, and have a nice afternoon.

If C.Q. is visiting, we'd hit Ybor city at night, where all the action, and dancing is happening. 8)
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If I were coming to your town to visit, where would you

1) take me to see one "must see" spot in your town ?
2) make me a home cook meal (what's your speciality)
3) what night life activity would you want me to experience


1. Not much going on in town so would have to be New York City.



2. Croatian Macaruni




3. Hit the Latin Clubs
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Since out little 'burg has nothing, I would take you to Mystic Seaport to see the John W. Morgan, the last wooden whaling ship afloat...currently undergoing a refurbishment and in dry dock.....that and Mystic Viilage are great..

..the meal would be simple fare....fresh kielbasa from Philipeck's in Meriden, with mashed potatoes, peas, and home made rye bread with seeds....you would also have beets and horseradish as a condiment....home made of course...dessert would be at one of the local home made ice cream places nearby...


...after hours you are on your own, as Mrs S and I go to bed by 9:00 PM.....but I will leave you directions to either of the 2 native American casinos (Foxwoods or Mohican Sun) where you can while away the hours on games of chance....
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great ideas so I'll be making my non cruise 2010 travel plans soon

Sid..I grew up in Litchfield County, CT, so when you and the Mrs have retired for the evening at 9pm, I can take a ride and see some of my old GF's (provided they are not married)

CQ..I don't want to let on how old I am, but for my college graduation a bunch of us went to Studio 54 in the Big Apple and saw the Village People perform Also after thinking about it, if you came to New Orleans, instead of taking you to a Salsa club in the City, I would take you deep in the Bayou and we could go Zydeco Dancing

the food that everyone would prepare looks so good
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In Denver, I would take you to Redrocks Amphitheater, a spectacular setting. If we had more time we'd drive through the Eisenhower tunnel to Vale to see a few of Colorado's "14ers" (14,000+ ft. mountains)

I would give you one of my patented, one to a customer, margaritas and grill you a steak and serve it with sauteed onions and Mushrooms.

For nightlife -- I'm like one of the earlier posters, an old married guy, what's nightlife But we could go see whats cooking at Larimer Square in Lower Downtown..
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CQ..I don't want to let on how old I am, but for my college graduation a bunch of us went to Studio 54 in the Big Apple and saw the Village People perform Also after thinking about it, if you came to New Orleans, instead of taking you to a Salsa club in the City, I would take you deep in the Bayou and we could go Zydeco Dancing
Wow the Village People they were great! Studio 54 inside the MGM Grand In Las Vegas is a great place.

Never danced Zydeco before
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Ok - I will try to entertain you in my mundane little town.....

Come in the summer - August,

First a drive up to Shattucks Hill - to see the vista of Lake Memphremagog
- the view is simple spectacular and you can see the Islands - some of which are in enternational waters
Then a short ride to the waterfront - We would walk our boardwalk from the Gateway Center - which is the Harbor, hopefully there will be sailboats in that day, the walk will lead us around the perimeter of the city part of the lake - we will go past our new light house, where the long awaited Boat will be docked. The walk will continue across the railroad bridge, thru a parkinglot (sorry) and then to the East Side restaurant where they are building a huge new deck and we will sit there for a refreshing beverage.

Home - sit by my pool while I prepare the meal
I have a myriad of birdies at my feeders to entertain you...or float in one of my pool chairs and just relax.

Apps will be figs stuffed with goat cheese, wrapped in proscuitto, drizzled with Vermont Maple syrup and broiled.
Also we would have my spinach artichoke party cups

Fresh greens with local grown veggies and berrys, shaved parm cheese and a balsamic dressing
Fresh Corn on the Cob - grilled
With something grilled to go with it depending on your preference

Dessert - we will walk to our local ice cream shop - which is the mos popular thing to do in our town.

As we lick our ice cream cones, walk back toward the waterfront - then board the small boat (that hopefully will be ready to sail by August) and we will tour the lake - the beautiful homes on the shore, out near the Islands, into Canadian Waters.
When we dock it will be dark - so it will be perfect to drive back to my house sit on the deck - make s'mores and watch the night skies for the meteor showers.
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Well, Venice if you come to Kansas - I'd have to show you the "First City of Kansas" Leavenworth - and then take you on a tour of Fort Leavenworth (where I work) and then drive by the prisons which we are also so famous for.

Home cooked meal - gee I do a lot, but would prefer a "Country Dinner"
Fried Chicken from the Iron Skillet, either Mashed Potatoes with gravy or Homemade Potato Salad, fresh (out of my garden) corn-on-the -cob, and homemade dinner rolls. Dessert would be Strawberry shortcake or chocolate cake - both homemade.

Night-life - not much in Leavenworth but we could try High-Noon Saloon/microbrewery or go to Kanas City, Mo where there's some great jazz spots

Hope you come this way sometime - we do have a lot of history in and around Leavenworth!
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BH....HMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM Good sounding dinner, can I have a "bachelor plate to go" also

some of the greatest Jazz Clubs in the world are located in your neck of the woods
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Venice - not a problem - when I cook I'm always asked why I cook like I'm feeding the US Army!! I always have leftovers - and - I think the food always tastes better the second time around!!

And, I just found out there's some places in Lawrence, Ks. that have some great jazz as well so I don't think there'd be a lack of places to go!
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