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Old Mar. 18, 2012, 12:29 PM   #1
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Default Grand Tour Of Destiny, v2.0

Right then.

I've been thinking this one over for the last couple of days, and I've decided I might as well throw it open to the lot of you. I'm planning on going back to America, and I'm thinking about doing it this September.

Why September? Well, when I visited in June 09, it was bastard hot and I was paying peak summer holiday prices. Now I'm not tied to university/school/college timetables - and most of the rest of you aren't either - I can be a bit more flexible in when I travel.

I also need to make sure I actually have the money to do this, and September gives me enough time to save up, provided business stays as lively as it has been for the past couple of months.

So I'm telling you all about this now even though I don't know for certain I can do it, because I want to give people as much advance warning as possible and because I want to have a clear idea of where I'm going so I can budget for it properly. Like last time, this seems like a good opportunity to get groups of ZPers together, so this can also be the thread for organising that.

Chicago and the San Francisco area seem like sensible destinations because they're already home to more than one ZPer and I already know the cities a little bit. But I missed a lot of you guys last time because I wasn't even slightly near you, so if there's some other place where ZPers can gather, I could potentially alter my plans accordingly.

I plan to make a final decision about what to do at the end of April; at that point, I'll know what I can afford and I'll book tickets (or not) accordingly. So who's up for joining me on this ridiculous escapade?
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Old Mar. 18, 2012, 12:53 PM   #2
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come to ottawa
you're british so you should be used to shitty places

nah you'd probably hate to meet me anyway
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Old Mar. 18, 2012, 01:09 PM   #3
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I'll be starting school in September, so making a trip out to Chicago won't be possible for me. However, if you're interested, after you've seen what you want to see in Chicago, consider taking a train ride to Michigan.
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Sigh. My area would basically just include me and Face, wouldn't it? And as such you'll never come. Sigh. Why do you hate me so?
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Old Mar. 18, 2012, 01:19 PM   #5
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don't come to florida. there is nothing here except for me and i'm not interesting enough to warrant a visit.

also it's balls hot even in september.
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Texas is one of the worst states in America. They'd still probably shoot Symuun on sight for being British.
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Texas is one of the worst states in America.
By which you mean... the best state in America?
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Sigh. My area would basically just include me and Face, wouldn't it? And as such you'll never come. Sigh. Why do you hate me so?
and maybe liun if you can get ahold of her

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Ryan: florida also has bored and v
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Old Mar. 18, 2012, 01:23 PM   #9
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bored is in alabama now.

unless there's a satellite campus for auburn in florida that i don't know about.
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Old Mar. 18, 2012, 01:41 PM   #10
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MEET ME AGAIN IN OMAHAAAA I'LL TAKE YOU TO THE ZOOOOOOO

you could even STAY IN MY HOUSE.



also, pinflan's here too, you want to meet pinflan right
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ALSO Symuun I forgot that September is precisely the BEST time to visit San Francisco. God and nature willing, that's our summer, which is really just sunny, mild weather in the high 70s/low 80s, but everyone dresses like a slut anyway because they're SO GODDAMN EXCITED that the sun is out at all.
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You ****ing ******s better not forget about me again.

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Sigh. My area would basically just include me and Face, wouldn't it? And as such you'll never come. Sigh. Why do you hate me so?
Persuade me. I didn't think you lived in a tourist-friendly area, but maybe I'm wrong. Are you Houston, or Dallas?

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Rest assured, I know full well that I owe you. It'll happen this time.
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Yeah I haven't even met Miguel myself yet

lets DO this thing
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I don't know how practical this is for you or anyone else, but this balls cheap bus line called Megabus basically runs from Orlando to Toronto and out into Chicago now. If nothing else, I will try to be in Chicago.
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Yeah I haven't even met Miguel myself yet

lets DO this thing
yeah you and miggy should make it hapen
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Old Mar. 18, 2012, 04:00 PM   #17
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I don't know how practical this is for you or anyone else, but this balls cheap bus line called Megabus basically runs from Orlando to Toronto and out into Chicago now. If nothing else, I will try to be in Chicago.
Victory. More people doing this please.
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Old Mar. 18, 2012, 04:09 PM   #18
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I could probably ask my roommates and secure you a place to stay in Queens, NYC if it's just for a day or two. That's if you're stopping there
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Persuade me. I didn't think you lived in a tourist-friendly area, but maybe I'm wrong. Are you Houston, or Dallas?
Dallas area.

What do you consider 'tourist-friendly' exactly? The museums and such other typical-touristy nonsense? Well Houston very well might have one up on us there. NASA plays no small role in that. But how about fun stuff? You know, like Six Flags, Medieval Times, any sports teams that don't suck horribly to the point that even most Texans outside of Houston hardly recognize they exist. Houston used to have a Six Flags too, actually, but it was sort of horrible so they closed it. But basically if you want to be a typical tourist doing typical tourist boring things, go to Houston. If you want to have fun, go to the DFW area.

... Of course if we were to take in a bit more of Texas and its tourist-friendliness levels, San Antonio would probably be strictly best. I love going to San Antonio. Their Six Flags isn't quite as good (though better than the one Houston had), but other than that.
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Old Mar. 18, 2012, 04:31 PM   #20
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Do Texans usually rate places by the quality of their Six Flags?

Anyway, yeah, Symuun, is there particular stuff you want to do in SF this time around (besides go to High Tide)? We sort of did all the touristy stuff last time, but we could go look at Art (SFMOMA, the de Young, and the Palace of the Legion of Honor are all excellent museums), and there are some cool spots on the coast we could go walk around on (since the weather won't be miserable, hopefully). Also, we could do more stuff in Oakland. I'll just say I live about a ten-minute walk from Beer Revolution and leave that there.
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