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Re: Random Places to Visit and See ...
« Reply #100 on: September 01, 2019, 10:04:22 PM »
Oh I am well aware.  Can't wait to make the trip some day.  And when I do, a visit to Padre ... the man, the myth, the legend.
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Re: Random Places to Visit and See ...
« Reply #101 on: September 09, 2019, 10:04:23 PM »
Here's a wonderful spot ...

https://www.bing.com/search?q=acadia+national+park+maine&filters=IsConversation:%22True%22+BTEPKey:%22Encyclo_WL_MilkyWayAcadiaNPMaine%22&FORM=EMSDS0

I've been several times, it is gorgeous, and worth going again.  Only National Park in New England too.  Although the White Mountain National Forest ain't bad either. :icon_cool:
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Re: Random Places to Visit and See ...
« Reply #102 on: September 14, 2019, 09:14:56 PM »
Australia is still a country I would love to visit, this should be added there to go see..

https://www.google.com/search?client=firefox-b-d&q=windjana+gorge
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Re: Random Places to Visit and See ...
« Reply #103 on: September 15, 2019, 05:03:57 AM »
Carrizo Plain National monument in California is a nice little gem I found years ago. 90% of the time its a desert but if the rains are right and you hit it in right time of the year (February-early April) you might get lucky and see the whole valley spring to life with wild flowers.








At least once a year I also make a trek to Parkfield CA and the surrounding Diablo/Temblor Mountain range. Something about the rolling golden hills spotted with sage oaks really does it for me. If you're ever in the Paso Robles or San Luis Obispo area I recommend a drive along the Parkfield Grade road.

My old photo really doesn't do it justice:


https://duckduckgo.com/?q=parkfield+california&t=chromentp&atb=v149-1&iax=images&ia=images

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Re: Random Places to Visit and See ...
« Reply #104 on: September 16, 2019, 12:19:18 PM »
Wow, lots of flowers there, looks wonderful!

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Here's another spot on the Maine coast ...

https://www.bing.com/images/search?q=Sunrise+at+Portland+Lighthouse%2c+Maine
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Re: Random Places to Visit and See ...
« Reply #105 on: September 18, 2019, 03:19:18 PM »
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Re: Random Places to Visit and See ...
« Reply #106 on: September 22, 2019, 07:44:34 AM »
Colorado looks really nice, @KTG17

This our from our last hiking trip in southern France + a little bit of the area around Turin, Italy.








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Re: Random Places to Visit and See ...
« Reply #107 on: September 22, 2019, 07:51:51 AM »
Turin Italy looks gorgeous! :icon_biggrin:
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Re: Random Places to Visit and See ...
« Reply #108 on: September 23, 2019, 02:48:38 AM »
I would love to go see this ...

https://www.bing.com/images/search?q=rupea+romania&FORM=wsbs01&filters=IsConversation:%22True%22+BTEPKey:%22Encyclo_WL_RupeaCitadelRomania%22&trivia=1

I'm in the process of slowly developing fluff for this thread, including some amendments to the time line in the first post.

For now ... I would love to go see this ...

https://www.bing.com/images/search?q=rupea+romania&FORM=wsbs01&filters=IsConversation:%22True%22+BTEPKey:%22Encyclo_WL_RupeaCitadelRomania%22&trivia=1

This location is almost how I picture the Citadel for my Averland characters who live on the Aver River across the ferry from cattle market in the Stirland town of Scheibbs.

I have yet to give the main small town a name, but the town is situated at the corner of where a stream flows into the Aver River from the south (not on most maps) and into the hills to the southeast, and the dirt road from the ferry leads down along the east bank of the stream, past the Citadel on the rocky knoll to the east, and all the way south to a small vassal village protected by a two towered keep with a double gate and a small moat surrounding it, and from here a footpath extends out to the Town of Bieswang on the main northerly east to west road from Averheim to Pfungzig.  Forming the center of the main small town near the Aver River is the road that goes west crossing the stream via a small stone bridge and into the woods where there is a logging camp with another vassal village, and the road goes east along the Aver River to the town of Sauerapfel in The Moot.

Besides lumber from the logging camp, and cattle from the local farms in the hills, the main small town is surrounded by vineyards which are the primary source of the wealth in the area. The main white grape is Reisling, although Sauvignon Blanc is also a specialty, while the primary red grape is Cabernet Sauvignon, with Cabernet Bretonnia grown as well.  Since 2401, one grower has been giving a go to Tilean Primitivo, yet rarely has their been a very good year.  For some reason, red raspberries also grow well here, and this helps provide a lucrative trade with the halflings of The Moot.

The Aver River Regiment is based at the Citadel and has the responsibility of patrolling the Aver River to the edge of the woods in the west all the way along the Aver River and along the border of The Moot, frequently traveling through the southern edge of Mootland, and to and along the Blue Reach all the way to the World's Edge Mountains.  They've often found themselves battling bandits, beastmen, orcs and goblins, undead, and of course unruly Stirlanders.  The latter has been known to hurt the cattle trade from time to time.

Going to post this in my fluff thread on my Averland characters ...
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Re: Random Places to Visit and See ...
« Reply #109 on: September 23, 2019, 05:46:28 AM »
yeah, that looks reallly nice. Perfect for some fluff locations. I'll check your fluff thread, since I have not visit it in a while.
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Re: Random Places to Visit and See ...
« Reply #110 on: September 23, 2019, 08:15:48 PM »
@Realjuan

Awesome pics man, I can almost feel the cool air and breathe in the pure oxygen.

I am always amazed that Europe has vast open areas that aren't developed. Considering how long its been around for, I would just think everywhere is over-developed by now.

I was looking at pics of Montana just before I saw these. I have such a bug to move out west. I live in the South though, and aren't really sure I could handle the winter year after year. I used to live up in the North East, and it got old really quick. But I am so tired of people and congestion that all I want is to be where few people are now. I can't imagine how bad ass it would be to wake up, make a cup of coffee, walk out to my patio overlooking some mountains in the distance, and watch elk graze.

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Re: Random Places to Visit and See ...
« Reply #111 on: September 25, 2019, 10:47:49 AM »
I like this bridge ...

https://www.bing.com/images/search?q=besalu+catalonia ...

It would be neat to make a small scale model of something like  that.
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Re: Random Places to Visit and See ...
« Reply #113 on: October 02, 2019, 10:07:12 AM »
Not considered going to Sri Lanka before, although this might be neat to see ...

https://www.bing.com/images/search?q=nine+arch+bridge+sri+lanka&FORM=wsbs01

However, not on the high priority list.
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Re: Random Places to Visit and See ...
« Reply #115 on: October 06, 2019, 02:16:41 PM »
This is in Denmark, and I think it would be neat to see it in person ...

https://www.effekt.dk/camp
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Re: Random Places to Visit and See ...
« Reply #116 on: October 07, 2019, 08:18:16 PM »
Just had dinner here:

https://images.app.goo.gl/gN2WCDQ2eS8yuBTV7

Ammoudi Bay. Beautiful. At night also crazy spectacular.

Been in Santorini this week. Fly out in 24 hrs back to Athens.
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Re: Random Places to Visit and See ...
« Reply #117 on: October 07, 2019, 08:23:30 PM »
What did you have to eat?!?

Looks awesome.

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« Reply #118 on: October 08, 2019, 01:46:44 AM »
Looks like quite the spot. :icon_cool:
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Re: Random Places to Visit and See ...
« Reply #119 on: October 08, 2019, 12:50:21 PM »
Here's a gorgeous looking place in Norway ...

https://www.bing.com/images/search?q=senja+norway
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Re: Random Places to Visit and See ...
« Reply #120 on: October 09, 2019, 12:21:51 AM »
What did you have to eat?!?

Looks awesome.

Octopus. So yummy and fresh.

They sun dry it there, then cook it over coals and put it in a little sauce. Yum. Miss it already.


It was pretty special there.
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Re: Random Places to Visit and See ...
« Reply #121 on: October 09, 2019, 02:41:06 AM »
Oh man, octopus are such cool creatures.

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Re: Random Places to Visit and See ...
« Reply #122 on: October 09, 2019, 05:56:38 AM »
I know. Makes one hesitant. But yeah.
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Re: Random Places to Visit and See ...
« Reply #123 on: October 09, 2019, 08:18:25 AM »
Oh man, octopus are such cool creatures.

Octopuses or octopodes.

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Re: Random Places to Visit and See ...
« Reply #124 on: October 09, 2019, 10:20:56 AM »
Santorini is a magical place. Did you sit on the cliff face, have dinner and watch the sun set over that harbour?
I had a mousaka and wine there. I had an octopus stew casserole in thessolonika that was really good. I was travelling with a couple of Germans and a guy from Saskatoon. The Canuck was full boar till I told him what he was eating and the fork stopped halfway to his mouth and that was it. Good laugh to be had for me and the Germans.
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