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Hotrod
04-15-2009, 12:16 PM
I'm actually thinking of just taking off on a vacation for one. Just to get away from everything and kick back for a week or so.

Vegas keeps popping into my mind. Has anyone ever gone alone?

Maybe a cruise or something. Just kicking it around

Who has gone on vacation alone? Good or Bad???

Swedish Extrovert
04-15-2009, 12:20 PM
I go out to Boston all the time. Going by yourself is a great way to just chill, and talk so some ladies without any pressure.

hades
04-15-2009, 12:21 PM
I've goen all sorts of places by myself. My wife travels a lot for work, so she also takes a day or two in cities to have fun. Go for it!

Vegas is cheaper right now, not as many people traveling. Could always go to a beach and relax too.

Traveler
04-15-2009, 12:21 PM
Guess it just depends on where you go.

Beantown Bronco
04-15-2009, 12:22 PM
I did 3 weeks in Europe by myself back in college. No regrets and I wouldn't have it any other way if I were to go back and do it again. Every day, I simply did what I wanted, when I wanted to do it. No real restrictions.

There were a few times I got loaded with strangers, passed out in random parks and never made it back to my hostel. Looking back on it, I'm still not quite sure how I never got mugged, beaten up, raped or left for dead at any point.

Beantown Bronco
04-15-2009, 12:23 PM
I go out to Boston all the time.

I see how it is.....

Taco John
04-15-2009, 12:24 PM
I like to go on backpacking trips into the woods alone - well, Olliedog usually comes with me. I really enjoy the feeling of being miles into the woods, having a camp fire stoked, a couple of frosties that I've packed in (usually malt liquor for a trip like this), and an MP3 player. A man can get a lot of thinking done in a scene like that.

I don't think that I would enjoy going on a cruise or to Vegas alone. I think in that situation, the activity would contrast with me being alone and make me feel - alone. I don't feel alone when I'm in the woods alone - I keep myself company. In Vegas, I'm not so sure I'd be good company for myself...

That proably doesn't make sense to anybody but me.

ak1971
04-15-2009, 12:25 PM
I'm actually thinking of just taking off on a vacation for one. Just to get away from everything and kick back for a week or so.

Vegas keeps popping into my mind. Has anyone ever gone alone?

Maybe a cruise or something. Just kicking it around

Who has gone on vacation alone? Good or Bad???

I've gone to Vegas a few times by myself. If you are looking to just play poker its the best..IMHO. Dont even make reservations..just fly in and go from there..its fun.

Swedish Extrovert
04-15-2009, 12:25 PM
Vegas is GREAT for singles :~ohyah!:

Swedish Extrovert
04-15-2009, 12:26 PM
I see how it is.....

Sure... you a Bruins fan? We should hit up the North End bars for a weekend game against Montreal.

Old Dude
04-15-2009, 12:27 PM
Last time I had a solo vacation, I drove to the Kansas border just to see what it looked like.

Kind of a disappointment, so I'd recommend something else.

ak1971
04-15-2009, 12:28 PM
Vegas is GREAT for singles :~ohyah!:

so is Pahrump :pimp:

Hotrod
04-15-2009, 12:31 PM
Last time I had a solo vacation, I drove to the Kansas border just to see what it looked like.

Kind of a disappointment, so I'd recommend something else.

LOL I'll cross that off my list

Swedish Extrovert
04-15-2009, 12:31 PM
so is Pahrump :pimp:

Well, the limo picks you up in Vegas and TAKES you to Pahrump :wiggle:

Hotrod
04-15-2009, 12:31 PM
I've gone to Vegas a few times by myself. If you are looking to just play poker its the best..IMHO. Dont even make reservations..just fly in and go from there..its fun.

This one is tickling my funny bone. You know I love me some poker.

Hotrod
04-15-2009, 12:33 PM
I like to go on backpacking trips into the woods alone - well, Olliedog usually comes with me. I really enjoy the feeling of being miles into the woods, having a camp fire stoked, a couple of frosties that I've packed in (usually malt liquor for a trip like this), and an MP3 player. A man can get a lot of thinking done in a scene like that.

I don't think that I would enjoy going on a cruise or to Vegas alone. I think in that situation, the activity would contrast with me being alone and make me feel - alone. I don't feel alone when I'm in the woods alone - I keep myself company. In Vegas, I'm not so sure I'd be good company for myself...

That proably doesn't make sense to anybody but me.

Living where I do I get out in the hills large portions of the summer. I fully understand where your coming from. That said I can do that anytime. I'm looking for something alittle more "away" from my natural surroundings.

rugbythug
04-15-2009, 12:34 PM
I did 3 weeks in Europe by myself back in college. No regrets and I wouldn't have it any other way if I were to go back and do it again. Every day, I simply did what I wanted, when I wanted to do it. No real restrictions.

There were a few times I got loaded with strangers, passed out in random parks and never made it back to my hostel. Looking back on it, I'm still not quite sure how I never got mugged, beaten up, raped or left for dead at any point.

Are you Sure?

Beantown Bronco
04-15-2009, 12:41 PM
Are you Sure?

not exactly...though I've successfully convinced myself that the alcohol was the cause of the blackouts and not some traumatizing event that I buried deep in my psyche.

Though for some reason I have an irrational fear of banjos.

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worm
04-15-2009, 12:45 PM
Last time I had a solo vacation, I drove to the Kansas border just to see what it looked like.

Kind of a disappointment, so I'd recommend something else.

I was expecting that dotted line on the ground also.

TheElusiveKyleOrton
04-15-2009, 12:45 PM
Big fan of the solo vacation. Like TJ, I like a long hike and campout in the middle of nowhere with a few barley pops and some good music... Finding a natural hot spring is a bonus.

I take solo trips up to Montana every so often just to clear my head. I have tons of friends and family up there, and I don't call any of them. Just cruise up, hang out in my favorite city (Missoula) and then come home, batteries re-charged.

broncosteven
04-15-2009, 12:48 PM
2 words:

ROAD TRIP

DomCasual
04-15-2009, 12:52 PM
A couple years ago, I was in San Diego with my family and my brother and his family. The Padres were playing the Rockies, and we were staying a few blocks from Petco. Nobody wanted to go, so I went by myself. It was seriously the most fun I ever had at a baseball game. I ended up right behind the dugout (I didn't need seats together, so I was able to walk up and buy great tickets), and had some lady behind me giving me Avs updates (they were playing for the last spot in the playoffs) - I had an Avs sweatshirt on, and she had a portable radio with the game.

maher_tyler
04-15-2009, 12:52 PM
I like to go on backpacking trips into the woods alone - well, Olliedog usually comes with me. I really enjoy the feeling of being miles into the woods, having a camp fire stoked, a couple of frosties that I've packed in (usually malt liquor for a trip like this), and an MP3 player. A man can get a lot of thinking done in a scene like that.

I don't think that I would enjoy going on a cruise or to Vegas alone. I think in that situation, the activity would contrast with me being alone and make me feel - alone. I don't feel alone when I'm in the woods alone - I keep myself company. In Vegas, I'm not so sure I'd be good company for myself...

That proably doesn't make sense to anybody but me.

I totally agree...there is nothing better than camping in the middle of know where and all you can hear are the crickets and the birds chirping..full moon no clouds in the sky and hardly a breeze..though i like to camp with a couple of good buddies and just BS the whole night while drinking some brew and cookin up some brats over the fire...doesn't get any better than that IMO!!

smalltowngrll
04-15-2009, 12:54 PM
Vacations are great by yourself.

I haven't done the "traditional" vacations by myself, but I have made several trips to Denver Broncos games by myself. It's always fun meeting new people and sometimes it's easier to meet new people when you are by yourself than it is when you are with others.

Have fun wherever you decide to go!!

Taco John
04-15-2009, 12:55 PM
2 words:

ROAD TRIP



That's what I would do if I wanted to take a solo vacation that didn't involve the woods. I would just hop in the car and drive. Spin a bottle on the ground - and go. I'd buy my maps along the way and decide what to see once I got where I ended up.

broncosteven
04-15-2009, 12:58 PM
That's what I would do if I wanted to take a solo vacation that didn't involve the woods. I would just hop in the car and drive. Spin a bottle on the ground - and go. I'd buy my maps along the way and decide what to see once I got where I ended up.

I am considering doing this with my daughter this summer. Drive west for awhile and check out the sights.

DomCasual
04-15-2009, 01:00 PM
I am considering doing this with my daughter this summer. Drive west for awhile and check out the sights.

I try and take my son on at least one small (10 hours or less) road trip a year - just him and I. Even if he bitches about it beforehand, it always turns out to be a great trip for both of us.

cutthemdown
04-15-2009, 01:13 PM
I did 3 weeks in Europe by myself back in college. No regrets and I wouldn't have it any other way if I were to go back and do it again. Every day, I simply did what I wanted, when I wanted to do it. No real restrictions.

There were a few times I got loaded with strangers, passed out in random parks and never made it back to my hostel. Looking back on it, I'm still not quite sure how I never got mugged, beaten up, raped or left for dead at any point.

Cmon you know you got raped.

cutthemdown
04-15-2009, 01:15 PM
I like to go on backpacking trips into the woods alone - well, Olliedog usually comes with me. I really enjoy the feeling of being miles into the woods, having a camp fire stoked, a couple of frosties that I've packed in (usually malt liquor for a trip like this), and an MP3 player. A man can get a lot of thinking done in a scene like that.

I don't think that I would enjoy going on a cruise or to Vegas alone. I think in that situation, the activity would contrast with me being alone and make me feel - alone. I don't feel alone when I'm in the woods alone - I keep myself company. In Vegas, I'm not so sure I'd be good company for myself...

That proably doesn't make sense to anybody but me.

Actually it makes perfect sense to me.

bronclvr
04-15-2009, 01:31 PM
TAKE A CRUISE! There are Singles ONLY Cruises (if that's what you are looking for), and every Cruise Line has a Singles Program where they have get togethers and activities for Singles on "normal" Cruises. There is something going on nearly all the time (24/7), and you get to meet a lot of people.

Taco, I respect your opinion, but have you ever been on a Cruise? I've done more than a few, and there are a lot of Women who go there specifically to meet men (or, I guess, women ??? )-although, being married, I know that would not be your "cup 'o Tea" as it were-

Plus, you get to take shore excursions if you want to, and see something besides Gas Stations, white lines and a Heart attack in a sack-fantastic Food, and Shows, a Casino, Hot Tubs, Pools, Music (Live) and so much more. We took a trip to Ireland last Summer, and while I thought it was the best Trip I ever took, we just returned from a Cruise about 3 Weeks ago, and it rivals our Ireland trip (and it was the best Cruise we ever had).

Anyway, you only unpack once, there are plenty of Bars (if that's what you want), Dancing, Dining, Pool Parties (with lots of Bikini's), and you will not feel alone (unless you want to). There are Cruise LInes that cater to different age groups, and interests.

Before I ever took a Cruise I thought it was only for Families or stodgy "old" people-there were more beautiful women on the Cruise than I usually see in a Year, and since it's 80 degrees and the Sun is shining, they ususally don't have a lot on-I promise you will never forget it.

If You haven't been on a Cruise you don't know what you are missing-

As for Vegas, I've been there too many times, and it just gets old-unless, as pointed out above, you are going to Pahrump- :flower: :giggle: :egbgb: ^5 :yayaya:

Hotrod
04-15-2009, 01:38 PM
TAKE A CRUISE! There are Singles ONLY Cruises (if that's what you are looking for), and every Cruise Line has a Singles Program where they have get togethers and activities for Singles on "normal" Cruises. There is something going on nearly all the time (24/7), and you get to meet a lot of people.

Taco, I respect your opinion, but have you ever been on a Cruise? I've done more than a few, and there are a lot of Women who go there specifically to meet men (or, I guess, women ??? )-although, being married, I know that would not be your "cup 'o Tea" as it were-

Plus, you get to take shore excursions if you want to, and see something besides a Gas Station and white lines and a Heart attack in a sack-fantastic Food, and Shows, a Casino, Hot Tubs, Pools, Music (Live) and so much more. We took a trip to Ireland last Summer, and while I thought it was the best Trip I ever took, we just returned from a Cruise about 3 Weeks ago, and it rivals our Ireland trip (and it was the best Cruise we ever had).

Anyway, you only unpack once, there are plenty of Bars (if that's what you want), Dancing, Dining, Pool Parties (with lots of Bikini's), and you will not feel alone (unless you want to). There are Cruise LInes that cater to different age groups, and interests.

Before I ever took a Cruise I thought it was only for Families or stodgy "old" people-there were more beautiful women on the Cruise than I usually see in a Year, and since it's 80 degrees and the Sun is shining, they ususally don't have a lot on-I promise you will never forget it.

If You haven't been on a Cruise you don't know what you are missing-

Went on a cruise with my ex and loved it. Just not sure about the single cruise thing. The upside is nobody would be upset if I lost time at the poker table this time :)

bronclvr
04-15-2009, 01:40 PM
Went on a cruise with my ex and loved it. Just not sure about the single cruise thing. The upside is nobody would be upset if I lost time at the poker table this time :)

Then, Do IT Man! If you've already done it before, you know what I mean-

bap454
04-15-2009, 02:06 PM
Went on a cruise with my ex and loved it. Just not sure about the single cruise thing. The upside is nobody would be upset if I lost time at the poker table this time :)

I actually took a vacation for one to Vegas last September. I just wanted to get away (family, kids,work, etc.). I wanted to sit and play poker like a degenerate and not have to worry about a wife wanting to go eat, etc..

The trip was really good for the most part. I got very little sleep in 4 days. Mainly just played poker until I had my fill. I had a luxury suite comped for my whole stay.

However the downsides: It felt a little weird going places for dinner by myself. In the end I would just sit at the bar and order from there. Thats probly the way to go as several others did the same. I found myself answering same question on several occasions _who are you here with? Some people who find it a little odd that I came to by myself. After a
while I just started making BS up. From time to time it did get a little lonely. Nobody to share experience with or just bs with (unless your at Poker Table.)

Overall it was a good trip. I would recommend it and would probly do it again it I got the chance.

Hotrod
04-15-2009, 02:43 PM
I actually took a vacation for one to Vegas last September. I just wanted to get away (family, kids,work, etc.). I wanted to sit and play poker like a degenerate and not have to worry about a wife wanting to go eat, etc..

The trip was really good for the most part. I got very little sleep in 4 days. Mainly just played poker until I had my fill. I had a luxury suite comped for my whole stay.

However the downsides: It felt a little weird going places for dinner by myself. In the end I would just sit at the bar and order from there. Thats probly the way to go as several others did the same. I found myself answering same question on several occasions _who are you here with? Some people who find it a little odd that I came to by myself. After a
while I just started making BS up. From time to time it did get a little lonely. Nobody to share experience with or just bs with (unless your at Poker Table.)

Overall it was a good trip. I would recommend it and would probly do it again it I got the chance.

That is the kind of info I was looking for. Thanks

My one worry would be playing till my eyes popped out of my head. Knowing me that is what will happen Ha!

ak1971
04-15-2009, 02:45 PM
That is the kind of info I was looking for. Thanks

My one worry would be playing till my eyes popped out of my head. Knowing me that is what will happen Ha!

I sat a a table once for close to 30 hours. I was pretty much hallucinating when I went to bed, and I was totally sober

broncosteven
04-15-2009, 02:49 PM
That is the kind of info I was looking for. Thanks

My one worry would be playing till my eyes popped out of my head. Knowing me that is what will happen Ha!

Sure you don't want to drive down to Houston? I read about this really cool bar where all the Mission Control guys went to after work. We could hook up down there and take shifts waiting for Gene to come in for a beer!

broncosteven
04-15-2009, 02:50 PM
I sat a a table once for close to 30 hours. I was pretty much hallucinating when I went to bed, and I was totally sober

How many rebuy's?

elsid13
04-15-2009, 02:55 PM
I would also recommend Montreal - Casinos. And when you're adick to someone, everyone will think you're French and everyone will treat you like a native.

ak1971
04-15-2009, 02:57 PM
How many rebuy's?

I think I only sat with like $1K..juicy game in the middle of the night with lots of drunks

Pony Boy
04-15-2009, 03:01 PM
I did a 4000 mile road trip (alone) on my Harley Road King last summer. The best part was the south rim of the Grand Canyon. I had not been away from my wife in 35 years but with a cell phone, I was able to keep in contact in case I had any problems. It was a great trip and I crossed it off my bucket list.

baja
04-15-2009, 03:06 PM
I'm actually thinking of just taking off on a vacation for one. Just to get away from everything and kick back for a week or so.

Vegas keeps popping into my mind. Has anyone ever gone alone?

Maybe a cruise or something. Just kicking it around

Who has gone on vacation alone? Good or Bad???

How about this


http://www.ichatgay.com/img_blog/325.jpg

SouthStndJunkie
04-15-2009, 03:27 PM
Sounds like Dortoh is looking to take a masturbation vacation.

OBF1
04-15-2009, 04:23 PM
Just do another gay cruise... you had so much fun on the last one.

broncosteven
04-15-2009, 07:34 PM
How about this


http://www.ichatgay.com/img_blog/325.jpg

Isn't that the Sandy Pointe Idaho Mens handball League?

Los Broncos
04-15-2009, 07:44 PM
Went to Utah alone for a mini vacation once.

Hooked up with some chicks the first night and never looked back.

24champ
04-15-2009, 07:49 PM
Went to Utah alone for a mini vacation once.

Hooked up with some chicks the first night and never looked back.

They look like this by any chance?

http://media3.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/photo/2008/04/25/PH2008042500936.jpg

broncosteven
04-15-2009, 07:50 PM
They look like this by any chance?

http://media3.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/photo/2008/04/25/PH2008042500936.jpg

LOL I was going to ask if he was trolling for chicks at the local Bingo parlor!

Los Broncos
04-15-2009, 07:51 PM
Not even close really, a lot of closet whores in Utah Hilarious!

spdirty
04-15-2009, 08:06 PM
If you want to go on a vacation by yourself, may I recommend Angeles City, Philippines or Pattaya Thailand. Dont know about thailand, but tix to the Philippines are just around 800 bucks. Spend bout 600, have the time of your life.

worm
04-15-2009, 09:08 PM
Phuket.

Thank me later.

broncocalijohn
04-15-2009, 10:19 PM
Ive done solo vacations more than a few times. I dont do something just because no one else is interested. I flew to Seattle and AZ for Broncos games about 8 years ago when I knew no one and met people at the bars pregame and then met some all around me at the game. I just got back from the Viva Las Vegas Rockabilly weekend and had a great time seeing what I wanted to see, drank as much as I wanted, gambled and played poker without worrying about spending enough slot time with the wife. Last year I was in Vegas for a poker tournament and decided to go see the AAA Angels team play the Dodgers AAA team. Easy to get a single ticket for free! If you are outgoing (like me), then you should have no problem meeting new people. It actually makes you do it.

Hogan11
04-15-2009, 10:21 PM
I've done several solo vacations over the years, no big thing.

Sassy
04-15-2009, 10:22 PM
I've done several solo vacations over the years, no big thing.

Except now I have you spoiled with steak and eggs in the am! :rofl:

Hogan11
04-15-2009, 10:25 PM
Except now I have you spoiled with steak and eggs in the am! :rofl:

and coffee.....lots of coffee Ha!

baja
04-15-2009, 10:27 PM
Ive done solo vacations more than a few times. I dont do something just because no one else is interested. I flew to Seattle and AZ for Broncos games about 8 years ago when I knew no one and met people at the bars pregame and then met some all around me at the game. I just got back from the Viva Las Vegas Rockabilly weekend and had a great time seeing what I wanted to see, drank as much as I wanted, gambled and played poker without worrying about spending enough slot time with the wife. Last year I was in Vegas for a poker tournament and decided to go see the AAA Angels team play the Dodgers AAA team. Easy to get a single ticket for free! If you are outgoing (like me), then you should have no problem meeting new people. It actually makes you do it.

Last year I went to Hawaii twice alone. I traveled to Thailand, Cambodia, Bali and Vietnam alone. Also went to Jordan and Italy solo. Traveled several places in Mexico but I was with a women so not alone. Anyway I love traveling alone nobody to answer to, you get to do what you want when you want. it's the best. It's by far the best way to meet people. i have meant some great people on the road. Come to think of it I'd have to say it's my favorite thing to do.

Sassy
04-15-2009, 10:28 PM
and coffee.....lots of coffee Ha!

Now I just have to get you addicted to the good stuff! :P

baja
04-15-2009, 10:30 PM
Now I just have to get you addicted to the good stuff! :P

What's your favorite coffee Sassy, I like Pete's from SF.

Sassy
04-15-2009, 10:33 PM
What's your favorite coffee Sassy, I like Pete's from SF.

Hmmm...depends. I like Dunn Brother's coffee...they roast their own beans.
I buy Millstone from the grocery store and grind it myself....but it's not as fresh. (I mix my own blend). Hate Starbucks! BItter, burnt stuff that it is.

baja
04-15-2009, 10:36 PM
I like a good French roast. I am a late comer to the coffee thing so I am now looking for a good brand especially now because I am going to San Diego next week and plan on stocking up.

Sassy
04-15-2009, 10:43 PM
I was reading that the lighter roasts/ city roasts have more caffeine in them than the darker roast.

baja
04-15-2009, 10:46 PM
What the hell I going to start a coffee thread....

cutthemdown
04-15-2009, 11:19 PM
If you want to go on a vacation by yourself, may I recommend Angeles City, Philippines or Pattaya Thailand. Dont know about thailand, but tix to the Philippines are just around 800 bucks. Spend bout 600, have the time of your life.

If by time of your life you mean screwing tons of hookers then by all means go to angels city.

Malcontent
04-15-2009, 11:21 PM
Hey..Dudley Moore in the movie "10" went by himself and hooked up with Bo Derek!

OBF1
04-16-2009, 12:44 AM
Do us all a favor. Take Montrose with you and get him laid.

Pony Boy
04-16-2009, 09:17 AM
Do us all a favor. Take Montrose with you and get him laid.

Now that's cold! but funny as hell Hilarious!

TailgateNut
04-18-2009, 05:32 AM
Last time I had a solo vacation, I drove to the Kansas border just to see what it looked like.

Kind of a disappointment, so I'd recommend something else.


:spit:

TailgateNut
04-18-2009, 05:42 AM
I am considering doing this with my daughter this summer. Drive west for awhile and check out the sights.

Just returned from our annual spring road trip. We did "the Grand Circle" (modified)

Denver to Albuquerque, then Flagstaff, then Lake Havasu City, Las Vegas, Grand Junction and then back home.
Total trip 1997 miles to the front door. Lotsa fun , and it feels good to keep my money in the good ol' USA.
I think it's great to show your children the natural beauty of our country.

I've been through approx. 40 of the 50 states and only regret driving through a few. The top of that list IS KANSAS. What a ****hole. I guess we could fence it off, and send all of our prisoners there. Jersey also sucks balls.

TailgateNut
04-18-2009, 05:47 AM
Just do another gay cruise... you had so much fun on the last one.

You weren't supposed to let that "cat out of the bag".ROFL!

Ratboy
04-18-2009, 06:24 AM
I haven't, but I want to go on a vacation, but going alone seems to be my problem.

I really want to visit New Zealand on this side of the world. Usually, I always have somebody with me if I head out of town. I am not sure I could convince some friends to go to NZ with me. I'd also like to hit the mainland before leaving Japan.

I've taken a road trip to my mothers house when I was stationed at Langley, I never considered those to be vacations, not sure if i liked the drive. It was peaceful, but can be exhausting. I am not a big driver.

AlphaOmega
04-18-2009, 06:38 AM
HotRod!

About 34 of us take a little trip down to Cancun and the Riviera Maya for our annual photo expedition! ;D
You are more than welcome to come along! :welcome:

baja
04-18-2009, 06:53 AM
Just returned from our annual spring road trip. We did "the Grand Circle" (modified)

Denver to Albuquerque, then Flagstaff, then Lake Havasu City, Las Vegas, Grand Junction and then back home.
Total trip 1997 miles to the front door. Lotsa fun , and it feels good to keep my money in the good ol' USA.
I think it's great to show your children the natural beauty of our country.

I've been through approx. 40 of the 50 states and only regret driving through a few. The top of that list IS KANSAS. What a ****hole. I guess we could fence it off, and send all of our prisoners there. Jersey also sucks balls.

Dude you give yourself away, you likely "saw" Kansas by driving I 70 across the state. Kansas has some beautiful areas of natural splendor. New Jersey is the same with many beautiful woodsy areas.

Hogan11
04-18-2009, 07:11 AM
New Jersey is the same with many beautiful woodsy areas.

The Pine Barrons.....you could always do a hike in search of the Jersey Devil. You know, it's one of those deals like driving down HWY 61 in Mississippi looking for the fabled crossroads.

baja
04-18-2009, 07:17 AM
LOL @ Hogan 11

What is a Hogan11 anyway dude? ;D

Hogan11
04-18-2009, 08:18 AM
LOL @ Hogan 11

What is a Hogan11 anyway dude? ;D

When I actually played some organized sports, be it a kid in little league on up to beer league softball, I always seemed to end up with that number. After awhile I accepted it's cosmic gravitation towards me and adopted it as my own.

BTW, I actually did travel down HWY 61 from Memphis to NOLA one time and wondered where the fabled crossroads was said to be at....I never found it although I'm sure I went through the intersection.

baja
04-18-2009, 08:24 AM
LOL I know the feeling,I was looking for the junction to pick up Rt. 66 and was on it all the time I was searching for it.

Hogan11
04-18-2009, 08:29 AM
LOL I know the feeling,I was looking for the junction to pick up Rt. 66 and was on it all the time I was searching for it.

You know, I've done that as well Ha!

One more thing about the whole Crossroads thing. I've seen R. Johnson documentaries out the whooha and not one of them will say where the actual location the deal supposedly went down is....although they say in each one they know. Pretty weird for a myth like that, you'd think they'd play it up to the hilt for tourism (and it's NOT 61 & 49). Really, I just wanted a pic of myself there....oh well.

Meck77
04-18-2009, 08:40 AM
Went to Hawaii with a girlfriend in college. She was cute but had the personality of a brick. Does that count?

worm
04-18-2009, 09:25 AM
HotRod!

About 34 of us take a little trip down to Cancun and the Riviera Maya for our annual photo expedition! ;D
You are more than welcome to come along! :welcome:

Hot Rod, take advantage of this. Or send me in your place!

34 girls and me is my type of solo trip. :pimp:

ghwk
04-18-2009, 09:26 AM
Easy, go where the bikini's are. Vegas is a possibility if it's warm enough and find a place with a good pool scene e.g. Mandalay Bay. Otherwise the only thing to do there is gamble. I'd be bored out of my mind after a week in Vegas. Going somewhere that has a sports scene so you can take in a game rocks too and is a bonus depending on what you feel like doing, it's one of the things that makes San Diego such a good spot.

I'd avoid Cleveland.

Bronx33
04-18-2009, 10:29 AM
how about gunnison hotrod? i hear it's a fun place to hang out.:clown:

Hotrod
04-21-2009, 07:20 AM
HotRod!

About 34 of us take a little trip down to Cancun and the Riviera Maya for our annual photo expedition! ;D
You are more than welcome to come along! :welcome:

My bags are packed :sunshine:

baja
04-21-2009, 07:30 AM
You know, I've done that as well Ha!

One more thing about the whole Crossroads thing. I've seen R. Johnson documentaries out the whooha and not one of them will say where the actual location the deal supposedly went down is....although they say in each one they know. Pretty weird for a myth like that, you'd think they'd play it up to the hilt for tourism (and it's NOT 61 & 49). Really, I just wanted a pic of myself there....oh well.

Here's one persons idea of the "Crossroads"

Highway 61 Revisited: America at the Crossroads, Still
by Steven Laffoley

"Put on some more hippie music," writes a reader, "to reaffirm your idiotic beliefs." His is one of a half dozen email letters I receive, thrown like digital Molotov cocktails through the ethereal e-space onto my computer screen after I wrote an essay about America and Dylan's Like a Rolling Stone.

"WAKE UP!" screams the next message in bold caps, "and who knows, you may someday see the real world and find your place in it." I consider what constitutes the "real world" in modern day America, with little success - until the next letter arrives: "I love watching you liberals consumed by your hatred of [President Bush] a man who is moral and just and right."

And then it hits me: "Real world" America is about blind rage and deep divides.

So I think about the words "moral," "just," and "right" and try to apply them to the President. And I try to understand the letter writer's point of view. But, frankly, I can't. He's right, I guess: I don't live in the "real world" anymore. So I walk away from the computer, pour a glass of wine, and heed the first letter's advice, returning to my "hippie music," travelling again down Dylan's Highway 61 Revisited.

Strangely, as the title song begins to play, I think again of the "real world" and of the real Highway 61, that tar-topped, road-river winding its way through America's heartland, from the Gulf of Mexico to the Canadian Border, dividing America east from west. And it occurs to me that Highway 61 speaks to America's other divides, historic and present - white from black, rich from poor, conservative from liberal. Highway 61 tells the long story of America at the crossroads, sometimes making deals with the devil, sometimes not.

Consider: at one end of Highway 61, near the Canadian boarder, sits Duluth Minnesota, birthplace of Bob Dylan. I imagine the young folk singer, sitting at the mouth of that highway, deep in the woods, soaking up the American history and music that rolls upcountry like deep river water, from Louisiana and Mississippi and Tennessee, finally pooling in the pine woods of Minnesota, a perfect place for the young poet to drink from.

There, Dylan just knew: to travel Highway 61 is to understand America.

Rolling south from Duluth, through red-state farmlands into Tennessee, Highway 61 runs through Memphis, the great crossroads of American music: country and gospel, rhythm and blues - the bubbling witches' brew of Rock and Roll. So too, Memphis is the home of the King, of Elvis - the human crucible of America's divides.

There is Elvis the conservative and Elvis the liberal - at one moment the polite, deferential, southern good ol' boy; the "no, ma'am," "yes, sir" obedient soldier, and at the next moment the rebellious, pelvic thrusting archetype of unbridled sexuality haunting the heart of American conservatism.

Then there is Elvis the racial divining rod. Hear him sing An American Trilogy, his kitsch singsong of Confederate American pride. "I wish I were in the land of cotton." The fat Elvis. The Vegas sellout Elvis. The prescription drug addict Elvis. Elvis as pure white America. And Elvis as pure rich America.

And yet, Elvis is pure black America, and pure poor America, the modern channelling spirit for America's three hundred years of the oppressed and negated poor, singing laments for hope, for peace, for justice, for freedom. His voice intertwines with the other Memphis King, Martin Luther King, Jr., "Free at last, Free at last, Thank God Almighty, We are free at last." "Glory, Glory," sing the Kings, "Hallelujah!" America united on Highway 61.

Of course, the two Kings die, not so far from each other, near Highway 61, casualties of America's worst excesses, casualties of America's deepest divides. Highway 61 calls again, with its rolling, rhythmic story to be told, winding south, through Mississippi, where comes the echoes of countless plantation slaves, working in the heat of the sun to the picking rhythms of "field hollering," the mystic seeds from which grows the Blues, from which grows all America's music and all America's story.

Still moving on, outside Clarksdale, Mississippi, at the junction of Routes 49 and 61, a young, skinny guitar player, Robert Johnson, sells his soul to the devil for talent and fame, for the dark American dream. "I went down to the crossroads and fell down on my knees," sings Johnson perhaps regretting his deal, "asked the Lord up above for mercy, save poor Bob if you please."

A prayer for America at the crossroads, on Highway 61.

Further along that highway, a car driving blues singer Bessie Smith and her lover strikes another, slow moving, car. Bessie's car flips and rolls, crushing Bessie's left arm and ribs. She dies on the way to the hospital. Later, John Hammond, that writer and musical alchemist of America's Highway 61, the man who discovers Bessie Smith and Bob Dylan, writes that Bessie dies when turned away from a White's Only hospital. His facts are wrong. But his words speak truth about America at a crossroads.

All America's blues on Highway 61.

Then finally, after 1400 miles, Highway 61 lands in the Big Easy, New Orleans, birth mother of modern America. If Bob Dylan sits at one end of Highway 61, then Louis Armstrong sits at the other, each a siren of America's story. Hear Armstrong sing Black and Blue and What A Wonderful World, at once speaking of America's dark, irreconcilable divides, and next singing of America's hope, a nation united.

Then again, Highway 61 ends at the New Orleans Superdome, America's forgotten island of the damned and dispossessed, reminding all America that the highway still tells the unrelenting story of rich and poor, white and black, conservative and liberal.

I finish my glass of wine while Dylan sings Desolation Row, the last track on Highway 61 Revisited. And I think again of the angry letters I received. But this time I smile and take comfort in knowing that America has long wrestled with its darkest impulses at the crossroads, at knowing that America sometimes makes a deal with the devil - but also, that sometimes, just sometimes, it doesn't. ;D

Man-Goblin
04-21-2009, 07:43 AM
Maybe you guys should go to this "BJ club" that Taco is advertising on this site...I've heard good things.

Hotrod
04-21-2009, 07:44 AM
Trip is on hold may have sold my house :)

unless of course I'm going with AlphaOmega then screw the house ;)

TailgateNut
04-21-2009, 07:51 AM
Trip is on hold may have sold my house :)

;)


Where's your turtle going to live?

Jens1893
04-21-2009, 07:51 AM
The sheer fact this thread even exists and Hotrod felt compelled to ask the question tells me something is wrong with society.

Hotrod
04-21-2009, 08:05 AM
The sheer fact this thread even exists and Hotrod felt compelled to ask the question tells me something is wrong with society.

I've known that for a few years now. You should have just asked me about the condition of society

AlphaOmega
04-21-2009, 12:34 PM
Trip is on hold may have sold my house :)

unless of course I'm going with AlphaOmega then screw the house ;)

We are scheduled to leave the end of June, so I'm sure you'll have time to take care of all your business Dortoh. :P

spdirty
07-23-2010, 06:47 AM
About 8 years ago I went to the Philippines by myself. Had a great time.

Lev Vyvanse
07-23-2010, 07:02 AM
About 8 years ago I went to the Philippines by myself. Had a great time.

I think you are about 15 months late.

Crushaholic
07-23-2010, 09:31 AM
While I love being married (most of the time), I long for the days I could take a vacation by myself. I would have nobody arguing with me about where to go...:thumbs:

jhns
07-23-2010, 09:39 AM
I have been thinking about taking a solo vacation for a couple months now. It is hard to decide on a place to go. I have been afraid of getting bored if I go alone as I have never taken one by myself. I do go to Bronco games alone a lot but that isn't much of a trip. I usually only stay one night and don't do much other than the game and maybe find a good place to eat.

So far I have been thinking Vegas or somewhere with a nice beach.

bronco610
07-23-2010, 10:02 AM
I have been thinking about taking a solo vacation for a couple months now. It is hard to decide on a place to go. I have been afraid of getting bored if I go alone as I have never taken one by myself. I do go to Bronco games alone a lot but that isn't much of a trip. I usually only stay one night and don't do much other than the game and maybe find a good place to eat.

So far I have been thinking Vegas or somewhere with a nice beach.

I here Afghanistan is lovely this time of year.

SonOfLe-loLang
07-23-2010, 10:07 AM
I have been thinking about taking a solo vacation for a couple months now. It is hard to decide on a place to go. I have been afraid of getting bored if I go alone as I have never taken one by myself. I do go to Bronco games alone a lot but that isn't much of a trip. I usually only stay one night and don't do much other than the game and maybe find a good place to eat.

So far I have been thinking Vegas or somewhere with a nice beach.

I took a vacation to Stockholm, Sweden alone last year and it was easily, bar none, the most amazing experience of my life. If you're not shy, and love to talk to people, do crazy ****, and are willing to learn and be flexible, there's absolutely nothing like it.

gyldenlove
07-23-2010, 10:12 AM
Go to Myrtlebeach, lots of available women there.

On a serious note though, the best place to go alone is the mediterranian isles, like Crete, Rhodes, Mallorca. If you want a more serious experience than just beaches, alcohol and indulgence, I would definitely suggest Dublin or Munich.

jhns
07-23-2010, 11:02 AM
I here Afghanistan is lovely this time of year.

What a great suggestion. Maybe I could even hike into Iran to see some sights.

baja
07-23-2010, 11:46 AM
One word, Thailand

Meck77
07-23-2010, 11:57 AM
Down in Tucson on a solo vacation at the moment. It's too warm for my taste but the monsoon season is gearing up! Pool time!

Dortoh you want to take a nice vacation. Just sit on the UofA mall sometime and watch the world :cowgirl:go by.

iforgotmypassword
07-23-2010, 12:56 PM
mexico. all exclusive resort, no worries in the world.

if your jusy gonna drive, do the east coast, soooo many options.

iforgotmypassword
07-25-2010, 12:24 PM
Did the solo camping this weekend. goodlord it was so relaxing. in MT

ELEVATION
07-26-2010, 01:13 AM
taking a vactaion by yourself should be the norm every year. I am a ten year air force vet seperated living in europe....married and have a kid now, but i still take 1-2.....4-6 day vacations a year for myself.......during the summer i usually hop in the car pick a place in europe and go.....wife isnt always to keen on this one.....but i usually avoid going to places she would know on reputation for women aka Amsterdam/london/berlin....lol, that way she cant suspect any funny buisness.....i usually go to smaller towns for festivals, concerts and just to go out....i save the big cities to travel with her and my daughter......i recently just got back from Rimini, Italy......WOW that was fun.....this fall im going to the broncos game in london by myself, and i go to the europe winter X games for 1 week in france by myself. its a neccesity for self preservation to have some quality alone time...

If your single and your not taking vacations and travelling for yourself then that is crappy.....fix it.....NOW!!!!! lol

brncs_fan
07-26-2010, 07:15 AM
taking a vactaion by yourself should be the norm every year. I am a ten year air force vet seperated living in europe....married and have a kid now, but i still take 1-2.....4-6 day vacations a year for myself.......during the summer i usually hop in the car pick a place in europe and go.....wife isnt always to keen on this one.....but i usually avoid going to places she would know on reputation for women aka Amsterdam/london/berlin....lol, that way she cant suspect any funny buisness.....i usually go to smaller towns for festivals, concerts and just to go out....i save the big cities to travel with her and my daughter......i recently just got back from Rimini, Italy......WOW that was fun.....this fall im going to the broncos game in london by myself, and i go to the europe winter X games for 1 week in france by myself. its a neccesity for self preservation to have some quality alone time...

If your single and your not taking vacations and travelling for yourself then that is crappy.....fix it.....NOW!!!!! lol

You might save your self some time just sticking to one period and capitalizing the first letter of each sentence.

Beantown Bronco
07-26-2010, 09:23 AM
mexico. all exclusive resort, no worries in the world.

All exclusive? Mexico, especially nowadays with everything going on down there, is about the last place in the world where I would want to be required to venture off the resort for every little thing. :P

ELEVATION
07-27-2010, 07:36 AM
You might save your self some time just sticking to one period and capitalizing the first letter of each sentence.

You could probally save yourself time....by eliminating the need to be a grammar cop.....it's a internet forum, Not English composition Class....I will post how I like....You dont like it? tough crap.....you have issue with it, and cant follow? ignore or dont read.....it's simple really.....

Get er done fella............................................. .................................................. .................................................. .................................................

IHaveALight
07-27-2010, 07:56 AM
Down in Tucson on a solo vacation at the moment. It's too warm for my taste but the monsoon season is gearing up! Pool time!

Dortoh you want to take a nice vacation. Just sit on the UofA mall sometime and watch the world :cowgirl:go by.

If you're still there, go get you a kobe burger at Zen Burger.
It's $17 just for the burger, but it is out of this world!