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Welcome to the Travel the World, Eat Some Cow Lips board!
Board: Travel the World, Eat Some Cow Lips
Nov 6, 2006 10:00am
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As someone pointed out that there is no travel board in the hobby box *coughsilentdougcough*, I created one.

Travel, as we all know, often leads us to some interesting foods. Since I watched the Amazing Race last night where some of the teams had to eat cow lips--something I wouldn't wish on my worst enemies--I thought it would made the board sound more interesting than it really is to add that to the name of the board. =)

We do not encourage the eating of cow lips. Unless, of course, you actually enjoy them.

Happy trails!

-- Ryan
Re: Welcome to the Travel the World, Eat Some Cow Lips board!
Board: Travel the World, Eat Some Cow Lips
Reply to: #48310 by Green Tortuga
Nov 6, 2006 11:06am
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Quote We do not encourage the eating of cow lips. Unless, of course, you actually enjoy them.


At least, cow lips are kosher!

~SHH :-)
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Reply to: #48310 by Green Tortuga
Nov 6, 2006 12:48pm
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I've never eaten anything really gross on vacation (unless you count 1 escargot) - does that mean I'm not allowed to participate on this board? ;)

TG
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Reply to: #48310 by Green Tortuga
Nov 6, 2006 1:47pm
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So now I have a new board added to my list of favorites. If I could just come up with the money to travel the world, we'd be all set.
Chickadee
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Reply to: #48368 by Trekkie Gal
Nov 6, 2006 1:52pm
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I've eaten calf brains, but I was not on vacation. So, maybe I don't count either!

MB
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Reply to: #48383 by MoonBunny
Nov 6, 2006 2:06pm
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Heck...you can stay at home and eat cow lips. What do you think is in bologna, or hot dogs?

http://www.fsis.usda.gov/Fact_Sheets/Hot_Dogs/index.asp

Lisascenic
Cow Lips joke
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Reply to: #48386 by lisascenic
Nov 7, 2006 6:11pm
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I'm glad I found this board

When I first saw it, it reminded me of a joke:

Did you know that McDonald's came up with a new sandwich made out of cow lips?
It's called the McJagger

<<ducking>>

Seriously, in my travels through Morocco, I've eaten some interesting things.
I should write about these later

S~N~K
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Reply to: #48779 by Sits N Knits
Nov 7, 2006 6:16pm
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ROTFLMAO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! lol lol lol lol lol.
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Reply to: #48779 by Sits N Knits
Nov 7, 2006 6:23pm
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LOL!!!!!! :) :) :) LOL!!!!!

TG, future crazy cat lady ;) (see Smiley Face Intervention post if confused)
Gulf coast of Florida vacation spots?
Board: Travel the World, Eat Some Cow Lips
Dec 18, 2006 7:27am
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Hi!

We're looking for recommendations of where to take a family trip somewhere along the gulf coast of FL in early April. We don't want to go as far south as Ft. Myers (want to keep the drive time from Atlanta to under 8 hours). We've been to Destin. What else is there that has nice beaches in addition to family activities/interests?

Thanks!
Amyrica
Re: Gulf coast of Florida vacation spots?
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Reply to: #57460 by Amyrica
Dec 18, 2006 7:40am
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The Clearwater and St. Petersburg area is tops. Plenty of places to stay, great white beaches and plenty of letterboxes to search for. Do a search for boxes within 25 miles of St. Petersburg and get the list. Go 50 miles and get many more.

Frank and Kate your,
Pyratemates
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Reply to: #57460 by Amyrica
Dec 18, 2006 7:52am
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I grew up in Bradenton, which is just south of the St Pete/Clearwater area, which I will second as a great place to visit. The Bradenton/Sarasota area is nice too - a little quieter than St Pete, both are smaller towns. Sarasota has a few family friendly attractions, including the Ringling House and grounds (as in John Ringling of Ringling Brothers, Barnum and Bailey Circus) which includes an art museum and circus museum. There is also a fun place I used to visit as a kid, the "Cars and Music of Yesterday" which I think is still in business - antique cars and an amazing collection of giant old circus/fairground calliopes. The Hernando DeSoto National Memorial is in Bradenton, if you need a bit of history to add to your trip. The gulf coast beaches are all wonderful, I could point you to my favorites in the area but bear in mind I haven't been back in 10 years or so.

Also in the Tampa/St Pete area is Busch Gardens if you need a theme-park fix, and I'm sure there is some kind of White-Water type water park there too... at least there used to be...

MoonBunny
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Reply to: #57466 by kilroy
Dec 18, 2006 8:12am
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Quote Not as far as Ft Myers is Longboat Key, Bradenton Beach, and Siesta Key.


I used to go to Coquina beach as a kid (between Bradenton Beach and Longboat Key) - you are right, none of them are very wide, but after growing up with the sugar-sand of the Gulf Coast I've never been able to get used to the gray Atlantic beaches.

sigh, a little homesick now,
MoonBunny
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Reply to: #57460 by Amyrica
Dec 18, 2006 9:45am
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DD and I went few years back to Cape San Blas and St Joseph SP ("voted america's #1 beach"). It's a quieter spot with great beaches - with the open ocean on one side and calmer inlet on the other side of the peninsula. It's not too far from Port St. Joe and Apalachicola. Not sure what there is for family activities besides the beach and water stuff.

MM/123Family
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Reply to: #57464 by pyratemates
Dec 18, 2006 12:10pm
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I AGREE 1000%. Clearwater is awesome. GREAT local boxes along the intercoastal :)

-Wink
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Reply to: #48386 by lisascenic
Jan 11, 2007 8:54pm
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Please excuse me while I figure out how to post on the message boards.....

I have eaten Menudo and even got the recipe to make it here at home. I picked up some of the ingredients and will give it a try next week.

Cuyamaca Poppy
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Reply to: #62533 by CP and The WeeFolk
Jan 11, 2007 9:17pm
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My Filipino coworkers got me to try this the other day, needless to say, I had probably had one too many San Miguel's. It's called Pork Sisig:

http://www.internationalrecipes.net/recipes/view.pl?3712

Guess what, it was delicious!
REST AREA Challenge
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Jan 15, 2007 6:13pm
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How about a challenge to have every rest area/overlook on an interstate in the USA have a driveby letterbox. It would sure help break up the stops. How many in your state have not been planted?
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Reply to: #63483 by IrishRef
Jan 15, 2007 6:22pm
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Quote Every rest area on an interstate in USA have a drive-by box

This is a wonderful idea.... when we first started boxing we were very surprised that a rest area by us had a letterbox, and we have been scouting others to plant at.
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Reply to: #63483 by IrishRef
Jan 15, 2007 6:30pm
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I like this challenge! I could have all of I-80 in Illinois done no problem by the end of Feb. 2007. Always on this road and always stopping at the rest stops.

The Traveling Dudeks
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Reply to: #63483 by IrishRef
Jan 15, 2007 6:44pm
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Fun challenge! I got a rest area box just after Christmas and it was a fun break! However, that same boxer (you know who you are, *coughzoemommacough* ;-)) has got most of the ones on my regular route to visit my mom.

However, I have a few ideas..... ;-))

Mama Fox
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Reply to: #63498 by The Little Foxes
Jan 15, 2007 7:01pm
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I was just about to post a question asking how to find them along the rest stops? We travel between Rochester and Albany frequently and with the kids and the dog, usually stop at least once.

Where do I go to find the clues if there are any?

vicki
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Reply to: #63509 by Crazyolis
Jan 15, 2007 7:11pm
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Use the Trip Planner function. It will let you select the route you take and then you can scroll through those looking for rest areas.:

http://www.atlasquest.com/lboxes/search.html?gTypeId=7
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Reply to: #63509 by Crazyolis
Jan 15, 2007 7:32pm
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It would be helpful if they were labeled somehow to help indicate that they were at a rest stop. I have seen several called I-270 Overlook etc. Then when I do a trip planner and see that type of name it lets me know for sure it is a rest area. By the way I-270 is not on the choices! It is main Interstate from Frederick to Washington DC. Can we fix that GT?
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Reply to: #63489 by The Traveling Dudeks
Jan 15, 2007 7:35pm
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There are actually two welcome centers in my county. One is already done by another. My daughter has one to plant at the other if we ever have a sunny day while in that direction. I have four five more that are on semi-regular trips that are targeted!
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Reply to: #63524 by IrishRef
Jan 15, 2007 7:37pm
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Kudos to "Flat tire" who planted a few rest stops this summer. I was able to get two of those boxes that had a state theme!
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Reply to: #63483 by IrishRef
Jan 15, 2007 7:41pm
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When I was home on Christmas vacation, I placed a box at the Kentucky/Tennesee line. I have a rest stop (actually one on each side of the road) close to one of my boxes that when I go to check on it, I'm going to plant there. I had already decided when I placed the first reststop box, that I would do a series of these over time. I will hit the rest areas on I-20 from South Carolina to Alabama and then some during my travels with work. Guess I need to start keeping a few boxes in my car, eh?
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Reply to: #63523 by IrishRef
Jan 15, 2007 7:41pm
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By definition, 270 is a spur road. Interstates only have two digit numbers, with 1-9 before them meaning something else (ie, 1 = side route starting at interstate, does not meet back up with another interstate, 2 = loop, returns to the road is started from, etc). So there is nothing to "fix", sorry.
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Reply to: #63529 by Eidolon
Jan 15, 2007 7:45pm
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Quote By definition, 270 is a spur road.


Technically, by definition, 270 is a loop because its 3 digit number starts with an even number. If it started with an odd number, then it would be a spur.

From Wikipedia:

A spur route is one that deviates from its parent and does not end at another Interstate; it is given an odd first digit. A loop route is one that returns to its parent; it is given an even first digit

TG
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Reply to: #63532 by Trekkie Gal
Jan 15, 2007 7:51pm
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I only used 'spur' as in not a "real" interstate but some sort of interecting route that falls under the federal interstate system. So technically it is a 'spur' but not a 'Spur'... *grin*