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Travel to USA and Canada - help me refine my trip

 
 
Roberta
 
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Reply Fri 5 Sep, 2014 11:41 am
@margo,
Is it April yet?

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littlek
 
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Reply Mon 19 Jan, 2015 12:18 pm
Hello..... little late to the party.... Is Boston not yet on the itinerary?
dlowan
 
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Reply Sat 24 Jan, 2015 03:56 pm
@margo,
When are you on the west coast? We are spending time in San Francisco, Monterey and Seattle. I know we miss you in NYC
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margo
 
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Reply Sat 24 Jan, 2015 05:11 pm
@littlek,
Just about decided to skip Boston and pend more time in NYC.

Itinerary far from settled.
ossobuco
 
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Reply Sat 24 Jan, 2015 06:01 pm
@margo,
This isn't advice, just observation of my own six days in New York in 2003 and the befores and afters.
My trip was by me for business reasons, real, not trumped up, but also an excuse to see a place that was from a major year in my youth that I desired to see, badly.

This was around the time of the Crones, on abuzz and a2k, whom I already was very pissy about, and one of them wanted me to see her house in Pennsylvania. I had trouble being nice, said no, but with what was going on, all the arguing and my own long time needs, skipped connecting to people I wanted to meet. Back then, Joe Nation and Frank. Which for me would be a still.

But, through the crone connection, I also got to meet Diane and Roberta, two people I love. And through abuzz and a2k, I met Paola, whom I had talked with for years. She and I and lightwizard used to ramble and grumble and spat. The morning I met her, at the Met, and shortly in the almost empty cafeteria, she told me her condition was terminal.

My point - figure out what you want, Margo, your trip.
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ehBeth
 
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Reply Wed 6 May, 2015 06:14 pm
Margo completed the New York and Toronto legs of her trip.

Boston and Montreal were dropped off the agenda in favour of more time in Western Canada.

Margo's timing is perfect.

She flew into Calgary today - right in the middle of a huuuuuuuuuuge political shake-up.

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/may/06/canada-alberta-elects-leftwing-party-keystone-pipeline

Quote:
Canada's political landscape undergoes seismic shift with election in Alberta

Once-marginal New Democratic Party sweeps to victory over conservatives in setback for prime minister Stephen Harper’s Keystone XL pipeline efforts


this result has potential to be significant for not just Canada but energy policies across North America

cool time to be in Calgary
ehBeth
 
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Reply Wed 6 May, 2015 06:15 pm
@ehBeth,
Quote:
Meanwhile, ordinary Canadians were reeling from the sheer magnitude of the shift in Alberta, which has placed the country’s most notoriously conservative province, taken for granted as an impregnable redneck kingdom, in the hands of its most progressive regional government.

To explain the phenomenon, Toronto-based writer Doug Saunders asked his American Twitter followers to imagine socialist presidential candidate Bernie Saunders “becoming Texas governor by a big majority”.
ossobuco
 
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Reply Wed 6 May, 2015 06:20 pm
@ehBeth,
Ooooh!

Plus give my regards.

My mame info is gone. Which is ok if you mean it that way, mame, but I hope not.
ossobuco
 
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Reply Wed 6 May, 2015 06:22 pm
@ossobuco,
ok, ok, you don't have to like anchovies..
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ehBeth
 
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Reply Wed 6 May, 2015 06:35 pm
@ossobuco,
what?
ossobuco
 
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Reply Wed 6 May, 2015 07:23 pm
@ehBeth,
That's between Mame and me. I'm the anchovy liker.

In case it is unclear, I hold Mame dear.
ehBeth
 
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Reply Wed 6 May, 2015 08:05 pm
@ossobuco,
Mame's not part of margo's trip.
ossobuco
 
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Reply Wed 6 May, 2015 11:32 pm
@ehBeth,
Ah, well.
I'm dumb about any of that.

More from Margo...



I just read a sort of downer article about the Highline in NYC, of which I was a booster from afar. I won't go on about it, but can see the problems and potential for different modes in other places. I'll just give a link and then be quiet, except if Margo wants to give her take on it, or others who know it.
http://www.theguardian.com/cities/2015/may/06/dangers-ecogentrification-best-way-make-city-greener
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margo
 
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Reply Thu 7 May, 2015 12:42 am
I was a ware there were elections in Alberta when I was in Toronto. Passing through Calgary after a flight delayed an hour, the results didn't cross my radar, I'm afraid.

Driving west, I saw some snow on mountain tops. Now I'm in Banff... and it was snowing!! Such excitement! .

I don't remember the last time I saw snow. More than 20 years ago. Cities in Oz don't do snow.
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dlowan
 
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Reply Thu 7 May, 2015 09:52 am
@margo,
Oh....any dates as yet?
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dlowan
 
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Reply Thu 7 May, 2015 09:52 am
@ehBeth,
Wow!!!
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margo
 
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Reply Sun 17 May, 2015 03:38 pm
Now in San Francisco.
Been clothes shopping! Bought zip! What's with all the boring colours? All the reasonable clothes are grey or beige or black. Bleeeaaahhhh!!!!

I want some colour!!
ehBeth
 
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Reply Sun 17 May, 2015 03:51 pm
@margo,
Come back to Toronto! I just (an hour ago Smile )bought a hot pink pique jacket (and a couple of other sorta vivid things).
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Sun 17 May, 2015 08:36 pm
@margo,
I remember meeting my friend Jan in SF. She was newly high up in a public health job, and I was going there for a landarch conference. I was all happy. I wandered around the town, been there before, this time in my banana colored silk suit. But, people there didn't wear color. Color me wrong.

Which reminds me of earlier, when we were all young, and wore high heels and black. Equally stupid and it hurt my feet.

More years went by and I wore what I wanted to in SF, many times.
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CalamityJane
 
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Reply Sun 17 May, 2015 09:19 pm
@margo,
Go to Los Angeles, there you'll find lots of color.
 

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