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Endless vacation

2001-05-10 21:28:35+00 by Dan Lyke 1 comments

With the recommendations that I take a vacation, and Todd's accounts of his recent trek up the Oregon coast (which he's gonna post a link to from here, right?), I've realized that much of the joy of a vacation is the mindset which leads to the neat conversations. Since I live in a place lots of people come to visit, I figure the difference is I need to be more touristy. Today while getting a haircut (first one I've had in [mumbledy mumble] years) I talked to a man who was in the merchant marine, and he recounted some of his experiences in the Pacific during World War II. So, your assignment for today is to go out and ask a random stranger about their story. Got me movie previews and a first-hand account of a kamikaze attack today.

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#Comment made: 2002-02-21 05:31:40+00 by: ebradway

Gee, Dan, do you really think there are any interesting people living in the North Bay area?!?

Seriously though, I get to do alot more 'touristy' type activities around Chattanooga with my daughter. We go to the Tennessee Aquarium, the Creative Discovery Museum, and many festivals around town. Of course kids while the kids play, the parents get to chat. But it's usually the grandparents who have the best stories...