Decide where Greg goes this summer

Where should Greg visit this summer?

  • Maui, Hawaii

    Votes: 8 24.2%
  • Vancouver, Canada

    Votes: 5 15.2%
  • Tokyo, Japan

    Votes: 10 30.3%
  • Amsterdam, Germany

    Votes: 10 30.3%

  • Total voters
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  • #26
Monique
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Greg Bernhardt said:
Hey I'm a dumb american college student remember, I can still get to make these kinds of mistakes :biggrin:
You should be ashamed, VERY ashamed :devil: :rofl:

Maybe you should come and visit America, Netherlands (it exists) :tongue:
 
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That's a tough list to choose from. We loved Amsterdam. It is a fascinating and somewhat shocking city with the best foods from all over the world. We ate and ate and ate, and then polished things off with lots of chocolate! It also works well to use Amsterdam as a HUB for short trips to neighboring countries. The rail passes are relatively cheap, even first class, and a multi-country pass allows almost unlimited free travel once there. On the other hand, there is no place like Hawaii. So if the ocean scene and all of the related activities sounds good to you, my vote has got to be Maui.
 
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tribdog said:
Is this how you talk? I would have said: there might BE an Amsterdam in Germany. I don't know what a Cincinatti accent sounds like.
Why would you emphasize "be?" That sounds really odd to me. Though, I don't have a Cincinnati accent, if anything, it's still mostly a Jersey accent, but not the really bad Nawth Joisey variety. "An" was emphasized to highlight that I meant it as opposed to "THE" Amsterdam we all know is in The Netherlands. I think Tsu needs to come back with the purple probe now. :tongue2:
 
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mattmns said:
:rofl:

My grandma used to live in Yuma, AZ. OMG we went down there one summer, and wow, it was easily 105, maybe even 110. Any time I ever think it is too hot, I just think about how hot it was there.
105? did you come here at night? I put on a jacket at 105. Wait til you have to get into a car that's been parked outside in 115. The blast of air when you open the door is almost enough to make you cry. If it didn't immediately evaporate all your tears you probably would cry.
 
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tribdog said:
105? did you come here at night? I put on a jacket at 105. Wait til you have to get into a car that's been parked outside in 115. The blast of air when you open the door is almost enough to make you cry. If it didn't immediately evaporate all your tears you probably would cry.
Mmm, sounds toasty. :approve: 105 might be warm enough for me, but 115 sounds so much better...as long as it's a dry heat. :biggrin:
 
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Moonbear said:
Why would you emphasize "be?" That sounds really odd to me. Though, I don't have a Cincinnati accent, if anything, it's still mostly a Jersey accent, but not the really bad Nawth Joisey variety. "An" was emphasized to highlight that I meant it as opposed to "THE" Amsterdam we all know is in The Netherlands. I think Tsu needs to come back with the purple probe now. :tongue2:
Be was emphasized because I don't know if there is an Amsterdam in Germany. but there might BE.
I was trying to think of a sentence to say where I could emphasize the wrong word as a joke, and I can't think of one. No matter what word I emphsize, I can justify its being emphasized. for example
I want a kiss. (not him or him, but me, kiss me)
I want a kiss. (I don't need a kiss, but I do want one)
I want a kiss. (just one, that's all)
I want a kiss (not a noogie, or a piece of pie, but a kiss
)
 
  • #32
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there isn't :tongue:
 
  • #33
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tribdog said:
Be was emphasized because I don't know if there is an Amsterdam in Germany. but there might BE.
But, then wouldn't you be emphasizing "might" instead of "be?"

I was trying to think of a sentence to say where I could emphasize the wrong word as a joke, and I can't think of one. No matter what word I emphsize, I can justify its being emphasized. for example
I want a kiss. (not him or him, but me, kiss me)
I want a kiss. (I don't need a kiss, but I do want one)
I want a kiss. (just one, that's all)
I want a kiss (not a noogie, or a piece of pie, but a kiss
)
Keep picking on my choice of words to emphasize and you'll keep on wanting. :biggrin:
 
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I would like to APOLOGIZE to you right now...emphatically.
 
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Arguing over emphasis, quite sad indeed. what if someone does this. OHH!
 
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mattmns said:
Arguing over emphasis, quite sad indeed. what if someone does this. OHH!
Over emphasizing over emphasis?
 
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tribdog said:
Over emphasizing over emphasis?
DANG!!!!

Over empahsis to the max
 
  • #38
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tribdog said:
I would like to APOLOGIZE to you right now...emphatically.
:rofl: Aww, I can't stay mad at you. :!!)


Back to the topic...
Okay, I'm not voting to send Greg to Amsterdam, Germany as he may wind up obliterated being transported to a nonexistant place, and I don't know if we can survive without him around here.

That narrows the choices down a bit. Summer vacation...hmm...Hawaii always seemed like a good escape from cold weather, so not sure I'd choose to go there in the summer. What's the climate like in Tokyo in summer?
 
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I voted Vancouver Canada...never been to any of the other locations, but Vancouver is a fabulous city. People are friendly, there is so much diversity, and Vancouver also is known as Vansterdam for it's liberal style.
 
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Kerrie said:
I voted Vancouver Canada...never been to any of the other locations, but Vancouver is a fabulous city. People are friendly, there is so much diversity, and Vancouver also is known as Vansterdam for it's liberal style.
but its in Canada, yuck. Vancouver's a looser.
Tokyo, if you can afford a vacation in Tokyo you are charging way too much for membership. Tokyo no no.
Amsterdam, why are you thinking about amsterdam? If it's to party and have sex go for it. but when I think of Amsterdam that's what I think of, you can do the same things on Bourbon street in New Orleans pretty easily and a lot cheaper. Amsterdam seems like a scam.
Hawaii, has to be my choice. You won't find a combination of beautiful scenery, beautiful women and beautiful climate anywhere else in the world. Maui wowie.

That all being said I would probably head to Europe just because I think old things are cool. Castles, art, museums etc. We just don't have things like that here, especially not here in the West. Europeans built castles, Indians built teepees. no comparison.
 
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I would personally choose a place like Banff, Alberta or Whistler B.C.

Go skiing or snowboarding!
 
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I voted for Tokyo, which is fine if one likes big cities. Imperial gardens are interesting. I however prefer Osaka, or even Kyoto. One could take Tokaido/Sanyo Shinkansen (Nozomi) from Tokyo to Osaka, round trip. I actually prefer Osaka and the surrounding area, and eastward toward Kyoto. Osaka has a really cool acquarium based on the Pacific Ocean and Ring of Fire.

http://www.japan-guide.com/e/e2018.html

Osaka-jo -
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Umeda Sky Building -
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www.mauigateway.com/~rw/video/
www.mauiactivities.net/
www.mauimapp.com/

From Maui, one can take a ferry to Molokai.

Hawaii is nice too. Mauna Loa and Mauna Kea (observatories) are interesting.
http://www.nps.gov/havo/visitor/ml.htm [Broken] - if you like volcanoes
http://www.homestead.com/mstecker/astsite1.html

Amsterdam (the one in the Netherlands) is interesting. There is lots to see and do there. If you get bored in Amsterdam (unlikely), one could travel over to Düsseldorf and then down the Rhein River Valley to Köln, Koblenz, Mainz and Karlsruhe. Lots of old castles between Köln and Mainz. http://www.rhinecastles.com/.

Haven't been to Vancouver yet. But I like Jason's suggestion - Banff/Jasper area is very :cool: . But that's the other side of BC into western Alberta. http://www.britishcolumbia.com/Maps/?id=75 Maybe some other time, eh?
 
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If you're only visiting for a couple weeks, Hawaii might be okay.

It can't be that great of a place to live though. Kind of boring. Weather's the same every single day of the year - high of 71, low of 69, showers in the morning and sunny in the afternoon. Oh, there's one exception - hurricanes! Then the forecast is high of 71, low of 69, horizontal rain all day. You live on an island whichever island you live on. That means there's not very many places you can drive to on summer vacation. And the salt air causes your car to rust even if there were someplace to drive. All you do is play golf and surf everyday, so you wind up sucking at video games. Hawaiian shirts are always designed by someone who's bored out of their mind, so you always wind up wearing an ugly shirt. Your choices for shoes are hiking sandals, running sandals, leisure sandals, and sand sandals.

It's no wonder Hawaiians always pack up and move to Alaska as soon as they can.
 
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BobG said:
If you're only visiting for a couple weeks, Hawaii might be okay.

It can't be that great of a place to live though. Kind of boring. Weather's the same every single day of the year - high of 71, low of 69, showers in the morning and sunny in the afternoon. Oh, there's one exception - hurricanes! Then the forecast is high of 71, low of 69, horizontal rain all day. You live on an island whichever island you live on. That means there's not very many places you can drive to on summer vacation. And the salt air causes your car to rust even if there were someplace to drive. All you do is play golf and surf everyday, so you wind up sucking at video games. Hawaiian shirts are always designed by someone who's bored out of their mind, so you always wind up wearing an ugly shirt. Your choices for shoes are hiking sandals, running sandals, leisure sandals, and sand sandals.

It's no wonder Hawaiians always pack up and move to Alaska as soon as they can.
you just described paradise.
 
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Go to Japan, come back, and tell me the places I must go there. :biggrin:
 
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Chrono said:
Go to Japan, come back, and tell me the places I must go there. :biggrin:
Whoa! time out. nobody told me he was coming back!
 

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