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No TV, no air-conditioning, no video games. You call this a vacation!!

Jul 18th, 2004, 06:52 PM
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Any bed and breakfast inn in the midwest or new england. Two of my favorites--the Rittenhouse in Bayfield, WI and the Captain Lord in Kennebunkport, Maine. In this age of electronics, it's so nice to go without for a few days!
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Jul 18th, 2004, 08:22 PM
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Hmmmm....that would be my mountain cabin when it's raining. The drip of water off the leaves interrupts the satellite signal, so time to put a video in. No air conditioning needed...there's a throw or a fleece blanket on every chair/sofa to cuddle up in. No phone for a while this weekend either.
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Jul 18th, 2004, 09:02 PM
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Travel agents will tell you the the biggest request they get these days is "fine me a place to relax where there's NO cell phone service!".

HELLO! Don't take your cellphone with you and ANYPLACE has no cell phone service, right? !
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Jul 19th, 2004, 04:26 AM
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I suspect that those requesting places with no cell phone service are spouses of those addicted to constant electronic connections. One of the best aspects of our trip to Egypt was that husband did not take cell phone or computer.
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Jul 19th, 2004, 09:34 AM
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Tracy, I think you are missing part of the point of why people request this. If it is a place where there is no cell phone service they can tell their boss, inlaws, clients, etc. the truth and not get caught in a lie. Also if hubby, wifey, or kids sneak one along they can't make any calls or recieve any, and you're busted. Oh, think it through a little more!
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Jul 19th, 2004, 09:48 AM
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Why I wanted a cell phone free vacation was because I was tired of hearing OTHER people's conversations.

If you click on my name you'll find my post asking for places that are cell phone free. Some good answers, some funny (like Mars)

After hearing one too many one-sided calls I needed to get away.
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Jul 19th, 2004, 10:04 AM
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Odell Lake Lodge in Oregon's Willamette National Forest. We've been there a few times, staying in one of their newer cabins...total relaxation. Beautiful scenery, incredible lake views from the balcony (we sat with our coffee watching eagles fish for kokanee), hiking (and Nording skiing) trails, zillions of stars at night, fresh air, just a perfect way to de-stress.
www.odelllakeresort.com
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Jul 19th, 2004, 10:05 AM
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oops, should be Nordic.
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