The Mountains

@cyrus123 (6383)
United States
September 7, 2009 8:00pm CST
Well, I started a discussion about the desert and I started one about the ocean. Now, here is one about the mountains. How many of you like to go to the mountains on your vacation? Mountains are beautiful, I think! They never cease to amaze me how big they are! I live in Alabama and the tallest point in the state is Mount Cheaha, near Anniston. I went camping with my preacher and his wife there one time and it is beautiful! I have also seen the mountains of Switzerland. When my parents and I went to Europe several years ago with a church group, we went to Switzerland and we went on top of one of the mountains there and it was 10 degrees below 0 up there! This was in the summertime, too! I have also been to the Smokies in Gatlinburg, Tennessee. A lot of newlyweds like to go there on their honeymoon. I have also been to the Canadian Rockies and to the Rocky Mountains in Colorado. I have been on top of Pike's Peak out there twice. I have also been to The Ozarks twice. I used to travel with tour groups a lot and twice we went to Branson, Missouri, which is a up in The Ozarks. We went in the Fall and we saw the leaves. There are a lot of country music shows in Branson and we went to several of those. We also saw "The Shepherd Of The Hills" play and "The Passion Play". We also went to "Silver Dollar City", which is in Eureka Springs, Arkansas. That's not far from Branson.
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@quita88 (3716)
• United States
14 Sep 09
Hmmm? the email Igot said I got a best response, but I don't see it --- but, if you gave me a best response, thanks !!!quita 88
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@cyrus123 (6383)
• United States
15 Sep 09
Yes, I gave you the BR. It was a good comment. Kathy.
@quita88 (3716)
• United States
15 Sep 09
Thanks for the BR !! Have a good day, quita88
• United States
9 Sep 09
Well we havent been on vacation for several years... actually since 2001 and that was on a cruise. Since then I was laid off from my full time job and then the economy went downhill very fast and I became pregnant (apparently I was home too much) and since my son was born 6 yrs ago, we never really had the money to go on a vacation, and now we have our daughter that is 20 months... so again money is tight but I would love to take the kids on a vacation soon. Maybe if I start saving up some of my online money sites earnings we can go on vacation next year... of course no where fancy but thats a thought anyway!! I have been to the Rocky Mountains in Tennesse but that was back in 99'.... and we drove thru the Poconos Mts back in 94' --even though it has been awhile I would say they were all beautiful!! Happy mylotting.
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@cyrus123 (6383)
• United States
10 Sep 09
Hi bookreadermom08! I haven't been anywhere since 1999, myself, due to money problems and the fact that I'm living on SSI now. Don't feel bad. I hope you and your family do get to go somewhere again one of these days. Where did youall go on a cruise to? I took a cruise to The Bahamas in 1990 and I really enjoyed that! I had always wanted to go on a cruise and I'm glad I finally got to go. Where are the Poconos Mountains? I've heard of them but I've forgotten where they are. Thank you for responding and happy mylotting. Kathy.
• United States
10 Sep 09
our cruise was to Grand Caymen Island, and Cozumel...it was a 5 day cruise, I could have stayed on there for a month it was so wonderful, but then you would have had to rolled me off there since the food was so good....LOL the Poconos are in Pennsylvania... upper part of the state --we drove through them when we did a 7 state driving vacation, we did 7 states in 9 days...it was so cool and I would do that again, we left early on a friday and drove east towards NY, and all the states between Michigan (there and back)...it was so pretty, and it was early fall time.... I would love to do that again.
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@Lakota12 (42684)
• United States
8 Sep 09
I do love the mountains Think I have saw them all in the states for we traveled alot. I used to go hike up the one behind my moms house alot when a kids and then on at the north of town 3 times got my name in teh littel book they have on top. DIdnt climb Pikes Peak but drove around it to Cripple Creek CO.
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@cyrus123 (6383)
• United States
9 Sep 09
The first time I went to Pike's Peak, I was with my parents. That was about 1975 or 76. The second time I went, I was with a tour group. That was in 1988. Both times, we rode a tram (I guess that's what you call it) to the very top. It was a lot of fun and beautiful! We even saw Bob Hope point at one time, lol. I think it's neat that you got your name in the little book three times! Kathy.
@Lakota12 (42684)
• United States
9 Sep 09
me too
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@quita88 (3716)
• United States
8 Sep 09
I live on a mountain pass in Montana and yes it's gorgeous !It's also treacherous in the winters and not many people live in the mountains 24/7 like I do. If you go to any mountains, do it in the summer or fall. That is when you are least likely to be hit by a big snow fall and get snowed in !!!
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@cyrus123 (6383)
• United States
9 Sep 09
I can't afford to travel these days since I'm living on SSI, which is part of social security. Back when I used to travel, I always went in the summer, though. That was the only time I could go. As I mentioned in my discussion, I went with a tour group to Branson, Missouri in the Fall. It's very beautiful at that time of year. When I went to Switzerland in 1973, we rode a bus up those mountains. This was in the summer and there was snow in those mountains then. It was cold but very enjoyable! Kathy.
@quita88 (3716)
• United States
10 Sep 09
oH I am so glad you enjoy the mountains ! I do too, just can't live in them. I hope you get to go many times too. But, since My plans are to go to OKlahoma for the winter from now on, I'll be enjoying the summers here !!
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@anniefannie (1743)
• United States
15 Sep 09
the closet i got to the mountains is when i went to Nashville i wouldn't trust anyones driving now
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@cyrus123 (6383)
• United States
15 Sep 09
How are you doing, anniefannie? I haven't heard from you in a while. Thank you for responding. I went to to college at David Lipscomb University in Nashville back in the '70s and I don't remember ever seeing any mountains there. It's possible they were there. I just didn't see them. Kathy.
• United States
8 Sep 09
I have been to Switzerland and Austria - both beautiful, staying in hotels where you could look out of the window and see snow capped mountains all around, I wouldlove to go back there. One of my favorite places was Halstatt in Austria, which has the most beautiful view of the mountains around the Lake, with the little village below. I'd like to see some other places in America (I live there, though I'm English) because I know there is a load of this country I have not seen - though I have traveled within New England where I live and have been up to New Hampshire and Vermont which have some beautiful views.
@cyrus123 (6383)
• United States
9 Sep 09
Hi EnglishTeaDuck! Thank you for responding. Yes, the mountains in Switzerland are very beautiful! I have never been to Austria but I imagine the mountains there are beautiful, too. I've forgotten the name of the place where "The Sound Of Music" was filmed but I bet it's pretty. I have been to Connecticut, Pennsylvania, New York, and New Jersey, but I never have been to Vermont and New Hampshire. I've seen pictures of the mountains there and they are beautiful. I'd like to see them in person, especially in the Fall. Yes, there is a lot to see out there in this big old world! Kathy.
@drannhh (15045)
• United States
8 Sep 09
I love all three--the desert, the ocean, and the mountains. In some parts of the world it may be possible to have all three, but I settled for 2 out of 3 and have desert and mountains where I live. It is only about an hour's trip to the ocean, though, so when I get lonely for it, off I go!
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@cyrus123 (6383)
• United States
8 Sep 09
I'm like you. I love all three, myself. My problem is, I don't have any of them, lol. Actually, there are some mountains down toward Oakman, which is a little community about 15 miles southwest of here. I always called them hills, though. There is a mountain in Oakman called "Day" Mountain. Also, there is a mountain down in Parrish, which is a little community about 10 miles south of here, called "Jones" Mountain. My daddy was raised in Parrish and he used to talk about Jones Mountain a lot. I live on what is called rolling territory. Kathy.
@vira109 (36)
• China
8 Sep 09
China has many famous mountains, but i've just been to the Yellow Mountain. Yellow Mountain is indeed beautiful and spectacular, we are enraptured by the view.But resorting to the mountain is too tired. :(
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@cyrus123 (6383)
• United States
8 Sep 09
I imagine that Yellow Mountain is beautiful! I'm not sure if I know what you mean when you say "resorting to the mountain is too tired". Do you mean that it's tiring walking up the mountain? Whenever we go to the mountains, we always go by car and we drive up them. The only problem I have is that my ears pop the higher we go up. I think a lot of people have this problem. I still enjoy the mountains, though. Kathy.
@GardenGerty (95626)
• Marion, Kansas
8 Sep 09
I have seen a few mountains, but only here in the United states. I rode in a truck for a month with my first husband, I have traveled quite a bit with my second husband. I have been to Branson, Eureka Springs, Silver Dollar City. Been through the Rockies, been to the Mountains in New Hampshire, and have driven through mountains all over the east. They are breath taking.
@cyrus123 (6383)
• United States
8 Sep 09
Yes, they are breath taking, aren't they? It sounds like you have travelled quite a bit. Thank you for responding. Kathy.
@Hatley (164777)
• Garden Grove, California
8 Sep 09
cyrus123 try again come see the Black Hills of South Dakota..worth the trip as theres so much to see,seeMt. Rushmore see our caves, and our spectacular waterfalls and our forests. I have been like you to the Colorado Rockies, the canadian rockies, Banaff and the glaciers in Canada.I have never been to the Southern states so have a lot of things Ihave never seen. When I was back home as a kid and a young adult we went to theBlack Hills allthe timee to fish and hike. We also went to the P assion Play in Spearfish South Dakota.
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@cyrus123 (6383)
• United States
8 Sep 09
Hi Hatley! I forgot to mention that I have been to The Black Hills of South Dakota. I happened to think about them sometime later. That's very beautiful country up in there, too. I've been twice, as a matter of fact. I remember the first time we went to see Mount Rushmore, it rained and several of us (I was with a tour group) couldn't see the four presidents from where we were. I got to see them the second time we went, though. I really did like Keystone, South Dakota. To me, it was a lot like Cherokee, North Carolina. You say you never have been to the southern states but I'm sure you have an idea what Cherokee, North Carolina is like now. I pretty much went everywhere by myself in that little town. We also went to Crazy Horse, the Badlands, the Corn Palace, and saw Bighorn Mountain. Thank you for responding and happy mylotting. Kathy.
@maximax8 (27045)
8 Sep 09
I like to do exciting things like climb mountains. I have climbed a mountain in Norway when I was 18 years old. It was cool and misty up there. I got more of a view to enjoy the next time. I climbed Mount Warning in Australia. Near to the summit it was really steep and challenging. The end was within reach and I got the most fantastic view. Wow! I was 21 years old when I did that. The next time I got dropped out at the bottom of a mountain in New Zealand. I climbed up it and the views were glorious. I reached the top and saw the time. I rushed down the experienced climbers only route. That was incredibly challenging. I was 29 years old then. I have been to countries like Switzerland and Austria. They have really beautiful mountains.
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@ANTIQUELADY (36489)
• United States
8 Sep 09
U really get around, young lady. Know u enjoyed them all.
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