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  1. WitchAndShaman

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    Do you have a favorite park from your travels Paint?
     
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    Just Comiskey Park. :p Dad bought me my first martini at the bar across the street. I was 12. Babe Ruth used to drink there between innings. A house off ill repute was upstairs. The Babe lived large.
     
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    Cool - nice choice. And since you capitalized the “B” I think I have correctly assumed the “...lived large” part was not a reference to your own antics across the street ;).
     
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    McCuddys is the Sox bar everyone thinks, but it's not. It was the big white building to the West. No idea it's real name. But it was good enough for The Babe, and Dad.... Pop, the other Grandpa, and I'm gonna shut my mouth....,
     
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    And way to go Dad with the martini too. Do you know - vodka or gin - not that either could taint your memory.
     
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    Was gin. Dad was a test pilot for Beefeater. That said, I have a t shirt from that place. Gotta be 30 years old at minimum. When I was in the Army, we'd take leave in Louisville and visit the track or the Ali museum but always stopped at the Louisville Slugger plant. It was a giant woodshop and baseball museum. The Babe's bat was hung front and center ! If you look closely and use a tiny bit of imagination, you will smell beer & hotdogs, find mustard stains, and see a strippers panties hanging from it.
     
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    Gin - your Dad is my kind of man Paint.
     
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    I've lived in and or visited quite a few places but always find my way back to G.A., love the Ozark mtn. areas of northwest Arkansas and southern Missouri, just too cold in the winter, same for the Appalachian mtns in Virginia, beautiful but cold in the winter...lol.. the coast of the Carolinas and north is nice, (has that old shipyard feel, esp. along the Virginia beach and buckroe beach areas of va.) the Mojave desert is a beautiful place, esp. at night, so many stars in the sky....same with the mangrove and cypress swamps in the islands, lots of wildlife and nature.....but Georgia always calls me back, nothing like the Ga coast.....legend says "once you set foot on the Golden isles you will always return"... think it must be true.
     
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    I've done quite a bit of travelling, most of it locally. So I've been to 8 out of the 9 provinces in South Africa, except for the Northern Cape. Notable places are Cape Town, Durban, Margate, Richard's Bay, Sun City, Kruger Park and Kimberley.

    As for my overseas travels, I was in Malawi when I was 3, and some random Japanese family wanted a picture of me for some reason (0_0). Then in 2010 I went on a school Hockey tour to Egypt, and omg what a country :hearteyes:. Got to climb the base of the Great Pyramid, saw the Sphinx and visited a number of Ancient Egyptian temples. You know, you can see these things on TV and have someone tell you the size of these monuments, but to see them in real life is jaw dropping. The Great Pyramid makes you feel so insignificant in size, it's massive:eek:. An interesting thing our tour guide told us about Egypt was many people would live in incomplete buildings as a means to evade building taxes. Also went on a cruise along the Nile river which was also amazing. We also went to the Cairo museum and saw King Tut's belongings and his sarcophagus, along with other ancient artifacts, and visited his tomb in the Valley of the Kings. Guess the curse isn't real since I'm still alive lol.

    In 2012 I went to Venice with a quick stop in Switzerland. That was more of a family matter-related trip, but still got two weeks to explore my family's home town there and visit my grandad's grave. And also exploring the cemetery there, you can see the lack of cars has kept people healthy and living for ages. One tombstone had the dates 1882 - 1992 :eek:. Quite a number of people there had lived past 100 years old. Got to see the house where my grandad was born/grew up in. If you guys ever go, you must visit the churches, they are unbelievable. The only down side is most places don't allow you to take photos for some stupid reason. But I just download a secret camera app on my phone and still take pics and vids. Not spending a fortune not to come back with pics, screw that. Also visited family of ours who live in the Italian country side in Conegliano in the mountains, and had lunch on the balcony of a 14th century castle over-looking the mountains:hearteyes:
     
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    Good to see you back, Vibe! Missed ya!
     
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