Being a Tourist in my own City!

United States
May 20, 2017 1:57am CST
The weather was lovely yesterday, so we decided to take my parents' with us to enjoy the wonderful view. We walked along the beach, sightseeing, window shopped and overall just enjoying the couple of hours we were there for. I concluded that we should really appreciate the city where we live at and all the wonderful places there are to go within driving distances. Initially we were going to stop by a restaurant too, but my parents' weren't up for it - so we grabbed dessert instead. Do you often play tourist in your city too? I hope you enjoy the pictures I captured. It was also our first time bringing our new camera out too! We've actually bought the camera a couple of months ago, or it's been longer than that but never really used it.
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@ilocosboy (28035)
• Philippines
20 May
Before appreciating other's tourist destination we should first visit our very own. Yes, we always joy ride in our place. We have a nice place.
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• Philippines
20 May
Hundred Islands
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@prashu228 (20337)
• India
20 May
Nice one
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• United States
20 May
Beautiful photos thank you for sharing :)
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@atoz1to10 (6899)
• Australia
20 May
I would love to go sightseeing, but for some how I am too lazy for it. The ''in me'' like to go, but the ''out me'' I prefer to stay home... I don't mind being pushed out of my comfort zone. So did you take any photos?
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• United States
20 May
Oh yes, I know what you mean. Before, I used to enjoy going out, but now I prefer to just be in doors. So now, I'm making it an effort to try to have some outings and enjoy. It's just all the negativity on the news makes me just want to stay home! Yes, I did take lots of photos! We took over 100 photos! I attached a collage of two photos to highlight our view, were you able to see them?
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@atoz1to10 (6899)
• Australia
20 May
@infatuatedbby Yes, I can see the photos... Thanks for sharing. When are you planning to sightseeing again?
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• United States
20 May
@atoz1to10 Glad you're able to see the photos! I'm not sure hopefully next week! I don't like to go during the weekends in the crowd. I prefer weekdays.
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@moffittjc (32670)
• Gainesville, Florida
21 May
I love playing "tourist" in my own city! It is so much fun to go around and visit the different sites and places that make our city unique and inviting! Plus, it gives me fun stuff to do with the kids or the girlfriend!
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• United States
21 May
Ah yes! I am sure there is lots to do in Florida too!
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@moffittjc (32670)
• Gainesville, Florida
21 May
@infatuatedbby You should come visit and I will take your around to show you all there is to do in Florida!
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• United States
22 May
@moffittjc One day.......... we shall see haha! I have never even been to Central/Northern California
@TRBRocks420 (58747)
• Banks, Oregon
20 May
Sounds like a fun time and, no I haven't been to a big city in awhile.
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• United States
20 May
I'm sure Oregon has a lot of nice perks :)
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@TRBRocks420 (58747)
• Banks, Oregon
20 May
@infatuatedbby Yes, we have very beautiful beaches and, forests, also Portland is our big city.
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• United States
20 May
@TRBRocks420 Oh yes! I see many of my friends traveling to Portland. I've never been maybe one day! :)
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@jobelbojel (4272)
• Philippines
20 May
Not in my own city but in my own country. Good thing that you took time to be with your parents.
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• United States
20 May
Yes, my fiancé and I wanted our parents' to enjoy the day also. Do you often travel within your country?
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• Philippines
20 May
@infatuatedbby I don't. But I love to travel and discover different islands.
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• United States
20 May
@jobelbojel that's awesome! I don't travel much but there's a lot within my state that I haven't seen yet so I shall do that :)
@MGjhaud (20822)
• Philippines
29 May
I love the panoramic view. I haven't done any sight seeing since i came home early last year. i'm planning to shop some furniture this month. i hope my brother will have more time to drive me around.
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• United States
30 May
Are there any nice views nearby your place? I hope your brother takes time to drive you around for furniture shopping. :)
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@MGjhaud (20822)
• Philippines
30 May
There is but more on like that on the photo. credits to the owner
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• United States
30 May
@MGjhaud Wow that is a beautiful view!! Do you visit there?
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@dianadee (1767)
• South Africa
23 May
Love taking road trips into the country or exploring a seaside town, that we have never been to. Sometimes Pete and I take out a map and see if we can find a new route or two. Your parents sound as if they had a great day with you!
• United States
23 May
That is nice you still use the map to take a new route or two. Have a good time exploring. :)
@dianadee (1767)
• South Africa
23 May
@infatuatedbby Fun way to combine our interests!
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• United States
23 May
@dianadee Yes it's a win win ! Have fun :)
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@much2say (33493)
• United States
22 May
Oh yes! We don't do major traveling - so we try to go to the ins and outs of our "city" and the outskirts. There are still tons of places we haven't been too . . .which goes to show the world isn't exactly small as we say it is sometimes. Your pictures are lovely - looks like it was a super nice day!!
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• United States
22 May
Thank you, it was a lovely day! There are still many places I haven't been. And yep the world isn't that small why travel if I haven't even visited nearby places lol! That is only because I'm afraid of planes haha..
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@much2say (33493)
• United States
23 May
@infatuatedbby Hubby and I have never take a plane trip after the years we've been together, can you believe it? I don't know if I'm afraid of planes or if it's that I'm afraid of the potential bad things that can happen on a place. How long have you been in the area where you're living now? I've been "here" all my life and still there are ins and outs that I'm still discovering!
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• United States
23 May
@much2say I have been here all my life too! Theres still lots of places to discover and by car I am afraid of what if moments also and potential bad things so I rather just be home, and near home. I've been on a plane once, well round trip and multiple stops so about 6 times total but one trip. My fiancé has been on a plane once too but separately.
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@teamfreak16 (33373)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
20 May
I've lived in Colorado over 30 years now, and there are things I still haven't seen. I need to play tourist.
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• United States
22 May
I have been here all my life and I still have lots more to visit that I haven't either too! Let's play tourist!
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@teamfreak16 (33373)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
22 May
@infatuatedbby - I really should. So much to do and see!
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• United States
22 May
@teamfreak16 I agree! Why not enjoy! Many people go to our cities to check it out, we should take advantage of it!
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@fishtiger58 (29386)
• Momence, Illinois
20 May
I live in the Chicago area, I was born in Chicago. I have gone to many sites there, but these days try to avoid it if I can as I can't stand all the traffic anymore.
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• United States
20 May
I know what you mean! I had traffic simply driving and being stuck in traffic is no fun! Especially where I live traffic is even on the weekends !
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@fishtiger58 (29386)
• Momence, Illinois
21 May
@infatuatedbby It's a bit less on the weekends in Chicago but not much.
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• United States
22 May
@fishtiger58 Really? I thought Chicago would be busy!
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• United States
20 May
Our town is so small there is no room to play tourist!
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• United States
20 May
Hehehehe Tourist in your yard
• United States
20 May
@infatuatedbby 8 acres, that's a decent size tour!
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• United States
20 May
@AbbyGreenhill Yes it is ! I went to convert that, it is 348,480 sq feet. Homes around here if they're lucky is only 8,000-10,000 Most common is about 5,000-7,000 for the lot!
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@LadyDuck (112851)
• Switzerland
20 May
Thank for those beautiful pictures. Our city (village) is too small, but we enjoy playing tourists visiting the closest cities along the lake.
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• United States
20 May
Heh you're welcome It was a relaxing day! Can't go wrong with playing tourist in the nearby cities for you! Anything with the water view is always nice and calming :)
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@LadyDuck (112851)
• Switzerland
21 May
@infatuatedbby I agree, this is why I like to visit all the places on the lake shore.
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• United States
22 May
@LadyDuck Me too! There are endless beaches here!
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@antonbunot (8866)
• Calgary, Alberta
22 May
O, is this a city in the west coast?
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• United States
22 May
Yes, you have that correct. West Coast, to be specific state of California.
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• Calgary, Alberta
22 May
@infatuatedbby Just got home from a short 4-day vacation to Las Vegas. Hope to see California next year.
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• United States
22 May
@antonbunot That is awesome. California is just neighboring Vegas.
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@dodo19 (27110)
• Beaconsfield, Quebec
21 May
It's nice to be able to be a tourist sometimes, even if it is in our own city. I've done a couple of times. I don't do it often, but maybe I'll try and do it more often.
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• United States
22 May
Yes I have to try to go more! Many people go to our cities and we live here yet hardly go :)
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@dodo19 (27110)
• Beaconsfield, Quebec
22 May
@infatuatedbby I should try and do it more here too.
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• United States
22 May
@dodo19 Yes you will have a good time! Have fun!
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@DianneN (54557)
• United States
21 May
Your city is one of our most favs! Beautiful photos and marina shots! We live outside our closest city, but visit it at least once a week.
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• United States
22 May
And don't forget Florida so you get to play in the sun, water for a few months of the year!
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@DianneN (54557)
• United States
23 May
@infatuatedbby Silly me! How could I forget FL? lol
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• United States
23 May
Hehehehehe
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@mikalf (162)
• United Arab Emirates
20 May
Lovely pictures! Thank you for sharing them with all of us! Being a tourist in the city I am in, usually happens when I have visitors. So I get to go to places that I have never been as well. Hahhaha. Things and places that are interesting for me would be in the list and I let my visitors decide which ones they want to do. And I love doing sightseeing, even in my own city.
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• United States
22 May
You are most welcome. Yes, there are lots of sightseeing places in my own city too! There are so many places I have yet to see and secret hidden spots that I haven't been too! Enjoy when you can.
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@mikalf (162)
• United Arab Emirates
25 May
@infatuatedbby I agree. Sometimes, you discover new places that were there and we just didn't know about it before.
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• United States
25 May
@mikalf And it is always nice to venture out & discover. :) Even if its not fun, at least we know of the place existing too.
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@katsmeow1213 (28707)
• United States
20 May
My city isn't very big.. I've been to most of the touristy places numerous times. Occasionally I will venture somewhere I haven't been in awhile and enjoy myself..
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• United States
20 May
There's still small places here and there that I haven't visited so it's nice! I see you and your family enjoy traveling so that's great too! :)
• United States
20 May
@infatuatedbby being right on the ocean I'm sure there's lots to see and do that you'll never get bored of. I'm too far inland.
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• United States
20 May
@katsmeow1213 Ah yes! :) Sometimes I just drive to the beach to see the view.
@ShifaLk (7313)
• India
22 May
Yes it is good to know our city 1st , we live in....
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• United States
22 May
Yes, and I have never moved either.
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@ShifaLk (7313)
• India
23 May
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@thelme55 (10828)
• Germany
20 May
I am usually a tourist in my own town. I love strolling around whenever the weather is bright and sunny.
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• United States
20 May
That is wonderful! Why not and appreciate where we live right? :)
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@thelme55 (10828)
• Germany
21 May
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@youless (85199)
• Guangzhou, China
22 May
You have taken nice photoshoots. Your city is very peaceful and beautiful. I like the blue sky and it feels so relaxing. No wonder there are so many tourists like visiting there
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• United States
22 May
Thank you. It's a lovely city that I live in! A lot of people travel here and are tourists too so why not for me also. Hehe.
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