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On Our Way Stateside... Advice Please...

 
 
Izzie
 
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Reply Tue 15 Jul, 2008 09:01 am
Up to about plan G now....

OMGosh - exciting, but just want to see and do so much.

Waiting on my niece to call right now....... possibly I am heading way way way down South and middle now..... 20 years ago I visited a very special place..... think N'Awlins maybe calling out.....

got to hear from my niece before I can ANYTHING! Razz
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cjhsa
 
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Reply Tue 15 Jul, 2008 09:20 am
If you go to N'awlins.... two words... Commander's Palace.
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Izzie
 
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Reply Tue 15 Jul, 2008 09:21 am
Hey cj....


is it good there....?


oooooooooh.... gonna go look up! Will I be shocked?
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cjhsa
 
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Reply Tue 15 Jul, 2008 09:22 am
I had one of the best meals ever there - in 1986. Head chef at the time was a little known dude by the name of Emeril Lagasse...

It's a New Orleans landmark in the garden district.
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Izzie
 
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Reply Tue 15 Jul, 2008 09:24 am
Oh no.....I won't be shocked..... it looks beeeewtiful. Man - there are some nice places around.

When I was there we hung out (long time ago when you "hang out" at Pat O Briens!)

Thanks cj Smile
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Eva
 
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Reply Tue 15 Jul, 2008 09:32 am
Izzie --

I love New Orleans, but...fair warning. Being in New Orleans in the summertime is like sitting in a steam room. It's impossibly hot and humid. Even I wouldn't go there right now. Honest.

Houston isn't much better. Everytime you step outdoors, you feel like you need a shower.

In the summer, these are places to go only if you really enjoy sweating. A LOT.
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Izzie
 
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Reply Tue 15 Jul, 2008 09:51 am
Oh no ----- I'm doomed Laughing

Don't reaaaaaallllllly like the HEAT or humdity. Shocked

Texas Bubba wrote today and said 100 degrees every day in August most probably. mmmmmmmmmmmmmmm Shocked


BUT - if N'Awlins is on the agenda it will only be for one, possibly 2 nites - Niece is in Houston and looks like I am going there..... so...... will see.


Oh no - don't do sweating!!!!! I melt in 25 degrees..... hey, this is gonna be some trip a? There's not much of me and I can't afford to lose any more Razz


I am so excited tho...... JUST SO EXCITED!

Really.


I am beside myself with excitement! Rolling Eyes
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cjhsa
 
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Reply Tue 15 Jul, 2008 10:16 am
You should post two smileys when you say you are "beside yourself".
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Eva
 
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Reply Tue 15 Jul, 2008 11:45 am
I'm sorry, Izzie. It must seem like I'm being very negative. It's just that I'm worried about your health. These are the weeks when everyone in the South takes their annual vacation. We go to cooler places.

San Francisco and the Pacific Northwest come to mind. Also, Colorado...it's cooler in the mountains.

Think north.
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Izzie
 
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Reply Tue 15 Jul, 2008 11:56 am
Razz beside myself Razz

Oh No - Eva - I do appreciate your concern and I'm listening... I will be sensible - especially with the little fella with me.

Will be safe - no worries. Smile
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Foxfyre
 
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Reply Tue 15 Jul, 2008 11:58 am
I don't handle heat or direct sun well either, at least for prolonged periods. But in an air conditioned car and/or inside air conditioned buildings, heat isn't going to be a serious problem. I grew up in the south without air conditioning and survived. I'm not saying that I would now, but most places I want to go these days are air conditioned.

Just bring a sunhat Izzie or buy one at the airport when you arrive. Smile
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Eva
 
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Reply Tue 15 Jul, 2008 12:03 pm
My sister has lived in the Seattle area for the last 20 years, so she has lost the ability to cope with the heat here. When she travels back here in the summer, she always carries a bottle of ice-cold water with her. The only time she will do anything outdoors is in the mornings.

I'm not concerned about your survival, Izzie...I want you to have a good time! Foxfyre is right. Stay in the air conditioning.
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Foxfyre
 
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Reply Tue 15 Jul, 2008 12:14 pm
I did finally had to admit my limitations when we took a cruise to Western Carribean islands a year ago. It was at the end of October when things are significantly cooling off here. Not there. The heat hit me like a ton of bricks every time we got out to walk to see the sights. I spent a lot of time hunting bottled water and shade.

Dallas and Houston in August aren't any better Smile

So while air conditioning makes travel through the midwest and Texas bearable in August, Eva is also right. Plan your trip to have minimal time away from air conditioning unless we have a cooler cloudy period--that's relatively rare in August though.
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Eva
 
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Reply Tue 15 Jul, 2008 02:41 pm
Ha ha, Foxfyre! We've always gone to the Caribbean in July and August because it's cooler than it is here! Laughing
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Foxfyre
 
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Reply Tue 15 Jul, 2008 03:08 pm
Eva wrote:
Ha ha, Foxfyre! We've always gone to the Caribbean in July and August because it's cooler than it is here! Laughing


Well Albuquerque can get pretty toasty in the summertime too--though our humidity is much lower than it is in central, east, and south Texas--but it rarely approximates what we experienced in the western Caribbean. Maybe the eastern Caribbean is better?
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Eva
 
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Reply Tue 15 Jul, 2008 08:23 pm
Nope. No difference. Laughing Laughing Laughing

I've been all over the Caribbean. The only thing that seems to make much of a difference is how far inland you are. The farther inland you go, the hotter it gets. (No sea breezes.)
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cjhsa
 
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Reply Tue 15 Jul, 2008 08:24 pm
But the pot is great.
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Eva
 
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Reply Tue 15 Jul, 2008 09:45 pm
I wouldn't know.

A hot, sunshiny beach and a couple of pina coladas' full of good, aged rum, and I'm practically comatose.
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Tue 15 Jul, 2008 11:25 pm
Another heat wimp here, especially since I was recently primed by living six years where the max temp was 64. Ok, ok, once every year or two, 70. (see page 1)

I need to acclimatize. I need to acclimatize. I need to acclimatize...

Bake, bake, bake, over thy crags, oh sea.... (or something like that).



If you are flying, Izzie, well, just fly to where your friends are and what you really want to see. If you are driving, I'd consider hills and forests on the way to those places. Forests? Well, green areas.

I guess I need to look at a topo map.
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cjhsa
 
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Reply Wed 16 Jul, 2008 05:56 am
The Great Lakes are beautiful this time of year. And it's cooler by the lake.
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