small town life

Jan 14th, 2003, 05:46 PM
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Kathy
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small town life

We're looking at spending time this summer in or near a small, quaint and beautiful New England or Western town that isn't overrun with tourists. Ideally near or on water (river lake or sea). What are towns that you've been through that have captured your imagination, and why. Many thanks. Kathy
 
Jan 14th, 2003, 06:24 PM
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Kathy
this is the Most Dumbass question I have read here in some time!
Can you not even have one thought in your head about your own trip?
The East or the West ?
What body of water would you prefer?
Is your head that completely empty????
How do you manage to get out of bed in the morning?
 
Jan 14th, 2003, 07:55 PM
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Dear Sheesh -
Wow! What a rude insulting person you are! Kathy's question hardly calls for such an obnoxious response.
I hope she wasn't posting here for the first time - uncalled for comments like yours can turn people away.
You must be pretty unhappy with your own life to respond in such an over reactive way.
Peace.
 
Jan 14th, 2003, 08:21 PM
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Actually, this is an interesting question. It's hard to think of any lovely towns near the water that aren't overrun by tourists...Maybe Arch Cape south of Canon Beach, on the Oregon Coast....Anything in New England, East Coasties?
 
Jan 14th, 2003, 08:27 PM
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Sheesh obviously isn't 'getting any' lately and needs a little TLC. Poor soul.


Kathy, here are some great suggestions from places I've visited:

Lake Tahoe (yes there are some tourists but not hordes, and you can find some very quiet lodgings and great summer hiking...scenery not too far inferior to Switzerland in some places)

Acadia Park on the Maine coast--some of the most beautiful unspoiled scenery in the US and again, has some tourists in summer but you can definitely hide out in local areas without being overrun. It's not Disney).

North coast of Lake Superior in Minnesota, Duluth to Grand Marais--very beautiful and unspoiled.

Orcas Islands next to Vancouver. Yes, summer is tourist season, but you can get away very nicely in the B&B's/cabins, etc surrounded by beautiful waterscapes and islandscapes.

Galena Illinois, overlooking Mississippi River from high bluffs. Quiet, nice lodging available.

Problem is that summer is peak tourist season for most of the nice water-bordering sites in the US.
 
Jan 14th, 2003, 08:30 PM
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Sheesh is correct. What a dumb ass post.
 
Jan 14th, 2003, 08:36 PM
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Bob and sheesh are the same underendowed short man syndrome guys who come here to try to build their small self esteems.
 
Jan 14th, 2003, 08:56 PM
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Probably a teenager, I don't think an adult would act like such a degenerate.

Sorry Kathy, I wish I had help for you but I live on the West Coast. The only smallish town to visit on the coast I can think of is Eureka, California.
 
Jan 14th, 2003, 09:23 PM
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small towns with no tourists means nothing to do and no restaurants to eat in.
 
Jan 15th, 2003, 03:45 AM
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Warner NH. It's on a river and is only a short distance from Lake Sunapee which isn't as crowded as Lake Winnipesaukee. It's quaint with a small downtown at the base of Mt Kearsarge. The local independent bookstore offers a variety of lectures and music. A variety of artists, craftsmen and authors live in the town but there's a good mixture of all kinds of people. There's a farmer's market on Saturday mornings. The small grocery store in town closed and was replaced with a store that sells solar equipment but a large grocery was built on the outskirts of town. There's a variety of restaurants in nearby towns plus some colleges. The state capital is a short drive. You can get to the ocean in about an hour plus find superb restaurants in Portsmouth. I think the town is a good blend of intellectual and agricultural. There's an active 4-H group and you wouldn't be surprised to see kids training their oxen or riding their horses.
 
Jan 15th, 2003, 03:46 AM
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Hey. I think this post sounds like research, or worse, a journalist invading OUR Fodors. I apologize in advance if Kathy is a legit. reseracher.

There are plenty of books in the library which will help answer this question. Best of Luck

 
Jan 15th, 2003, 04:17 AM
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Maybe Mendocino, California. Or better yet, St. Andrews-by-the-Sea in New Brunswick, Canada just over the Maine boarder.
 
Jan 15th, 2003, 05:33 AM
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Let me see, according to some who think that if you speak your mind, tell things the way they are , you are physically challenged in some way or unhappy, so I will contribute something to this lame and no doubt simple minded persons question to prove that I too can encorage stupidity on Fodors:
New England-Maine, Connecticut, New York,all have coastal towns and lakes, even a river or two.So there you have the Northeast and a body of water.
Western towns: California, Oregon and Washington all have lakes, rivers and a coast line.
If one goes to most of these locations in the dead of winter, one is usually able to find less tourists.
THis is the laziest question so far. There has not been one bit of homework done-Kathy thinks that if she posts this, that all will answer and direct her to the vacation of her dreams, with no work and thought of her own. Then she cannot take the blame when the plans go awry.
 
Jan 15th, 2003, 05:59 AM
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Sheesh...I never knew anyone should do homework before posting a question?It's good we have you to correct us all. In fact, the only useless posts on this thread are yours. I think,for you,it's an over-achievement to even name northeast and western states. I'd tell you to get a life,but that would be a waste on a person like you.
 
Jan 15th, 2003, 06:06 AM
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Don't you consider looking up something in a guide book or researching your own trip-homework? Most people do.
I appreciate everyones concern about my sex life and body parts, they are doing quite well, thank you.
This IS my life, I sit here and read posts and see how stupid people are all day. Then I see how some people answer, I especially like the ones with the really holier than thou attitudes.
(and your answer to Kathy was????)
Makes my day!
 
Jan 15th, 2003, 06:12 AM
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Where can I go?
 
Jan 15th, 2003, 06:14 AM
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Holier than thou attitude? Are you kidding? Your first response and all since that have exhibited just that. You after all called this a "dumbass question". Lets search your name and see all the brilliant threads you post. Or are you a troll hiding behind the name "sheesh"?
 
Jan 15th, 2003, 06:19 AM
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No stupid, Sheesh is my real name.
 
Jan 15th, 2003, 06:24 AM
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Here's another, Kathy:

Little Compton, RI--get there soon because eventually it will be overrun with tourists.

Please the ignore the noncontructive posts on this thread.
 
Jan 15th, 2003, 06:30 AM
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LOL! I notice that Kathy never has anything to say.
 

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