ehBeth
 
Reply Fri 8 Dec, 2017 09:10 am
if someone was going to visit your home town*, what one thing would you tell them they absolutely had to see/do/eat/visit?


*if you moved around a lot as a kid, I'm going to define your hometown as the place you were living when you started kindergarten
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ehBeth
 
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Reply Fri 8 Dec, 2017 09:27 am
@ehBeth,
if you go to my hometown, I'm going to tell you to go ride the Wolfe Island Ferry

https://i.ytimg.com/vi/dS1F29iP0Mc/maxresdefault.jpg

it runs between Canada's first capitol and ... Wolfe Island

it runs where the Cataraqui River, Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence meet. it is just at the edge of the 1000 Islands.

http://c8.alamy.com/comp/ADPDKG/passengers-aboard-wolfe-island-ferry-to-kingston-ontario-canada-2007-ADPDKG.jpg

you can see at least 3 Martello towers on the trip ... and Kingston City Hall, Fort Frontenac, the Royal Military College, Fort Henry and of course Wolfe Island

http://www.visit1000islands.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/WolfeIslandFerry-2007photocourtesyofWayneHeibertfortheCityofKingston.jpg

walk on
drive on
ride on

http://gobiking.ca/wp-content/uploads/wolfe-island-015.jpg

chat with the farmers taking hay wagons one way or the other
talk to school kids commuting

watch the poker run if you time it right

http://www.visitkingston.ca/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/PokerRun_Photo-JustinKerrFlickrCC.jpg

walk around the island, get ice cream, cheese, fresh fruit and veggies

http://www.visitkingston.ca/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/Wolfe_Island_Ferry_FlickrLiz-648x438.jpg

drive across the island (takes 20 minutes?) and take the Cape Vincent Ferry to the US


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best free entertainment in my hometown


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tsarstepan
 
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Reply Fri 8 Dec, 2017 10:08 am
@ehBeth,
https://i.imgur.com/qCBxTNy.jpg
I'll take them to the MBTA commuter train stop and tell them to take the train to Boston. There is nothing exciting or culturally interested about Ashland, MA.
jespah
 
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Reply Fri 8 Dec, 2017 10:18 am
I spent kindergarten in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, so I'd advise you go to nearby Valley Forge National Historical Park.
https://www.nps.gov/vafo/index.htm
http://www.visitphilly.com/resize/587x391/119/r/http/photos.visitphilly.com/valley-forge-park-history-900vp.jpg
https://i0.wp.com/uncoveringpa.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/Knox-Covered-Bridge-IMG_2843.jpg
http://b1027.com/files/2013/10/valley-forge-630x420.jpg
ehBeth
 
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Reply Fri 8 Dec, 2017 10:29 am
@tsarstepan,
Is that near the reservoir? we went there once to drive through the park to look at the tree colours when we were on our way to Maine.
ehBeth
 
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Reply Fri 8 Dec, 2017 10:32 am
@jespah,
I have friends going there in a couple of weeks for

https://www.nps.gov/vafo/planyourvisit/march_in.htm

Quote:
Annual March In of the Continental Army Commemoration
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tsarstepan
 
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Reply Fri 8 Dec, 2017 11:13 am
@ehBeth,
There's a reservoir in a town next over, Framingham. It's a nice area. Ashland also has a small state park. Nice for the locals but not destination worthy.
ehBeth
 
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Reply Fri 8 Dec, 2017 11:23 am
@tsarstepan,
tsarstepan wrote:
Ashland also has a small state park. Nice for the locals but not destination worthy.


oops

don't tell my dad

the state park was nice. I mostly remember the horrid hotel we stayed in.
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Fri 8 Dec, 2017 11:35 am
@ehBeth,
I'm not sure if John Stone's Inn, renown for being allegedly haunted, was actually a place to stay overnight.
https://i.imgur.com/RxGe3UR.jpg
I don't suppose this was the place you stayed at...?
ehBeth
 
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Reply Fri 8 Dec, 2017 11:39 am
@tsarstepan,
Nope. Nowhere as attractive. More generic. Not quite an Econolodge but more like one.
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Fri 8 Dec, 2017 11:51 am
@ehBeth,
ehBeth wrote:

Nope. Nowhere as attractive. More generic. Not quite an Econolodge but more like one.

And with less ghosts too. Neutral
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Linkat
 
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Reply Fri 8 Dec, 2017 12:21 pm
@tsarstepan,
Better than my hometown. I would warn them to wear a bullet proof vest.

https://tse3.mm.bing.net/th?id=OIP.wzhHtFXIQU3aOkVVyhY3UgEgDY&w=232&h=169&c=7&qlt=90&o=4&dpr=1.3&pid=1.7

When that's not happening we do have a few things:

Fuller Art Museum
Campanelli Stadium (minor league baseball - actually believe it or not one of the few places I actually go back to see)
and a whole sleuth of dive bars

Oh can't forget the strip club the Foxy Lady
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