Pleasantly Surprised by what destination?

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Feb 6th, 2007, 08:20 PM
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Pleasantly Surprised by what destination?

Where did you go that you were pleasantly surprised, be it a city, state, attraction, etc?

Mine was Denver. I was surprised by the downtown area and the areas within walking distance. Nice downtown. A lot to see in this town.
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Feb 6th, 2007, 08:29 PM
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Feb 6th, 2007, 08:33 PM
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Austin, TX. Also, Chico Hot Springs in Montana. My 2nd runner up would be Anchorage, AK.
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Feb 7th, 2007, 01:35 AM
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Mine, too, was Alaska. My husband wanted to take me there for our 25th wedding anniversary. I thought it was going to be more of a "wildernessy, camping" destination and so I never told him that deep down inside I didn't want to go. What a wonderful place, not anything like I expected.
I would go back again in a heartbeat.

North Shore of Oahu--I hated Waikiki--noisy congested big city. We headed to the north shore one day and what a difference! Very lush, green and peaceful.

Elk, California. This is above San Francisco, near the city of Gualala.
On a trip to San Francisco, we were going to take a overnight trip up the coast and we were going to stay in Gauala.(still a nice place). A friend of ours told us to go up the road just a bit and stay in Elk. What a cute town with the most breathtaking ocean views.

Lake Crescent, Washington--heaven.
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Williamsburg, VA. DH had to go to a conference and I could not imagine what I would do while he was in meetings. We stayed adjacent to Colonial Williamsburg and I loved touring all on my own. Then when he would be finished for the day, we would go back over together.


 
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Feb 7th, 2007, 04:22 AM
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Toronto. What a beautiful city. Very diverse, great architecture and wonderful restaurants.
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Feb 7th, 2007, 04:31 AM
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Kathmandu, Nepal.
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Feb 7th, 2007, 06:28 AM
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Seattle.

Knew we would like Victoria BC and were using Seattle as a fly-in, fly-out point. But Seattle (what we got to see of it) was really neat - distinct neighborhoods, energy, and a beautiful setting on the water.
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Washington, DC I had been there 30 years ago and when my wife asked to go I always balked but when it was her turn to choose a destination, she chose the Capital. I reluctantly went along with her plans, complaining all the way, but it turned out to be quite a different city. Nobody panhandling, transportation was simple and easy to use and there were so many place to see and eat that it was hard to choose. We had a wonderful time and (according to the wife's pedometer) walked over 10 miles a day.
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