Question of the day (Toby)

What is your most memorable vacation?

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12 Responses to Question of the day (Toby)

  1. SKL says:

    Hi, Toby! Welcome!

    My most memorable vacation was a three-week trip to India. My best friend is from there, so she mapped out a great trip with a local tour guide in each city. We stayed in a different city nearly every night. We saw the Taj Mahal, old forts, palaces, and temples, drove through the countryside where people still farm like they did 500 years ago, spent a night in the jungle with elephants all around, visited tea and coffee plantations, rode a camel and an elephant, and learned a lot about a rich culture and history. We visited slum schools and orphanages that our charity supports. We enjoyed the absolute best coffee I have ever tasted, along with exotic music, art, and food. There were some uncomfortable moments too – at a couple points we wondered if we were about to be kidnaped and murdered, while at other times we couldn’t find bathroom accommodations that would suit your average American. I got sick a couple of times from the food and/or the water. But all in all, it was the most amazing trip of my life.

  2. SanityFound says:

    Has to be Brazil, I got to be a local that didn’t speak the language it was both the funniest and interesting experiences I have ever had… I learnt the language pretty quickly after a few “incidents”

  3. SKL says:

    Sanity, I have a funny story about Brazil and language. In Rio we got stuck without a ride back to our hotel and had to take a cab. Well, I speak Spanish but not Portuguese, but I was hoping the cabbies would have a few Spanish words. Nope. No English either. I turned to my Indian friend and said “what should we do” in Hindi, and the cabbie says, in Hindi, “Oh, you’re Indian? My dad is from India.” Long story short, we got back to the hotel, but I was surprised at how it happened.

    In Rio, I thought to myself, wow, these have to be the nicest people in the world. About a year later, I read a study that concluded the nicest people in the world are in Rio. It’s so nice to be around people who are so patient with us ignorant foreigners.

  4. nikki says:

    We go on mini vacations, never out of the state. So my most memorable one would have to be Stillwater,Mn. it’s such a cute little town, beautiful really. We went to a old little road side ballroom out in the middle of nowhere and saw Rocky Lynn. A country singer. Very romantic, intimate setting. We had a nice hotel room with a jacuzzi tub…very romantic and relaxing. The next morning we went into town and went into all the little shops and had lunch. It was nothing spectacular but it was perfect for us. Just time alone was what we needed.

  5. nikki says:

    Oh Lutsen 8 years ago too with the whole family was pretty memorable but for other reasons:)

  6. Joy says:

    Yes Nikki, wasn’t that a dynamite time?? I’ll never forget that weekend.

    I think my favorite “vacation” was the first time we went to the Blue Fin Bay on the north shore of MN. We went with Nancy and John (brother and sister in law). It was a new place so everything was new and it was so magnificent. I’d never been to such a “hoity toity” place before. It was like we were living on a movie set. We’ve been back many times but that first time, we just looked around our condo and kept saying “wow!”

  7. Just a Mom says:

    My most memorable vacation was when my Dad insisted that I go to the Grand Canyon with him and his new family a week after I had my appendix out. I was 13 at the time. We drove for 2 weeks in an RV. I had my payback when I spiked a fever on him in Dodge City, Kansas. The doctor we saw told me Dad he was stupid! 🙂

  8. Jane says:

    I can see why you’d find that “memorable” Just a Mom!! Not fun but in your memory!!

    I have to say the year we went skiing in CO. The land is so beautiful and we had never gone anywhere. It was such a fun family vacation.

  9. Sue says:

    I’m surprised Toby hasn’t answered this yet considering it was his question! He would say Jamaica b/c it’s the first trocpical place we’d been and he had a blast. It’s the one place he would fly to again. Me, Jamaica was ok, but I was pregnant, had never flown, and scared to death I’d end up sick. Nothing happened, but the bartenders kept asking if I wanted a drink and no was not the answer they wanted. I finally said “I’m pregnant” and they looked at me like so what?! I guess all my vacations are memorable and I don’t have one that stands out as the best.

  10. joanharvest says:

    I would have to say the three days I just spent on Martha’s Vineyard with my daughter. You said memorable–I don’t remember the others.

  11. Mary says:

    I have two especially memorable vacation – Ely, MN, with the family and Portland, OR, with my family to visit my brother and his wife. With both we had a home base and then really explored the surrounding area from there.

  12. Erin says:

    Maui Hawaii with the hubby was likely the most memorable for many reasons 🙂

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