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re: What are some things you’d tell a first time home buyer? Give the advice you wish you got. - nctiger71 on 2/22/21 at 10:21 pm
[quote]Chose your home inspector wisely. Keeping in mind the home inspector who causes a sell to fall through is not the one a realtor is going to suggest.[/quote] Don’t use the inspector that the realtor recommends. I think this was mentioned but but make sure the property drains well. Wat...
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re: If you are offered vaccination, will you take it? Truthful take. - nctiger71 on 2/21/21 at 4:33 pm
Already had 1st & 2nd shots. [quote]Why or why not? [/quote]Edit: Saw I didn’t answer this question. I’m 71, the downside risk of getting the vaccination is less than the downside risk of not getting it; IMO. If I get the virus the probability of a severe illness and hospitalization is less ...
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re: Mount Rushmore trip advice - nctiger71 on 2/19/21 at 1:33 pm
[quote]Not much to see in South Dakota. Badlands were neat to see just for the solitude of the place. Crazy Horse was kinda a gimicky letdown..... [/quote] There are a lot of things to do around Rapid City but Crazy Horse would be near the bottom of the list. Mt. Rushmore is worth seeing at least ...Jump to Post - View Topic - Replies (0)
re: New England Fall Roadtrip - nctiger71 on 2/19/21 at 10:12 am
[quote]Foliage Train[/quote][link=(https://www.conwayscenic.com/)]Conway Scenic Railroad[/link] North Conway, NH has a train. Mt. Washington is just north of there and they have a cog railroad that takes you to the top. The Kancamagus highway goes from Conway, HH to Lincoln. It is known fo...Jump to Post - View Topic - Replies (0)
re: Best Hilton property in DC - nctiger71 on 2/16/21 at 11:24 am
About 10 years ago we stayed at the Hilton Garden Inn on 14th street, between H & I streets and it was fine. I don’t know if it is the best Hilton property in DC though. Get the Hilton app and use the Map function to see the location of the various hotels in the general area in which you want to...Jump to Post - View Topic - Replies (0)
re: New England summer trip with family - Help! - nctiger71 on 2/10/21 at 6:22 pm
[quote]Abita will know[/quote] This is correct. Read his Boston post if you haven’t already. We went to Maine a few years ago. Our only trip there. With that much time you could leave Boston, go to Portland, then to Acadia NP. You could then go across Maine to northern NH; Mt Washington, Conwa...Jump to Post - View Topic - Replies (1)
re: Living above an intersection provides endless entertainment - nctiger71 on 2/6/21 at 1:57 pm
Is that the train overpass in Durham, NC? [quote] The Norfolk Southern–Gregson Street Overpass (commonly known as the 11-foot-8 Bridge and nicknamed The Can Opener or The Gregson Street Guillotine) is a railroad bridge in Durham, North Carolina, United States, which was designed in the 1920s and bu...
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re: Hiking & Kid Friendly Vacation Destinations - nctiger71 on 2/6/21 at 9:32 am
[quote]Thanks for the rec! [/quote]Sure. Cashiers/Lake Glenville is another area with a lot of hikes and waterfalls. Some of the hikes are very easy. You could rent a pontoon boat for 1/2 day and ride around the lake. It is not very big. But other than that I don't know of any kid friendly ...Jump to Post - View Topic - Replies (0)
re: Hiking & Kid Friendly Vacation Destinations - nctiger71 on 2/6/21 at 8:42 am
[quote]My wife and I are looking for somewhere to take the kids this summer[/quote] [link=(https://tweetsie.com/)]Tweetsie Railroad near Boone[/link] You didn't say how old the kids are but the Tweetsie Railroad might work for you. It is between Boone and Blowing Rock, NC. If you didn't wan...Jump to Post - View Topic - Replies (1)
re: Telluride, Ouray, Estes Park Recs (Summer) - nctiger71 on 2/5/21 at 12:22 pm
[quote]Will the decimation of the west side of RMNP make us wish we'd have chosen another time to go to Estes?[/quote]Image of RMNP, the fire areas and closed trails as of Dec 2020. I would think a lot will change between now and the summer as far a trails opening. And it looks like a lot of trails...Jump to Post - View Topic - Replies (1)
re: Telluride, Ouray, Estes Park Recs (Summer) - nctiger71 on 2/3/21 at 7:09 am
[quote]where should we stop on the drive from Ouray to Estes Park? [/quote]You could stay in Grand Lake which is near the west side entrance to RMNP. Then take Trail Ridge Road, which goes through the park, to Estes Park. Regardless of where you spend that night that’s the route I would take to ge...Jump to Post - View Topic - Replies (1)
re: Outer Banks Recs - nctiger71 on 1/29/21 at 9:03 pm
[quote]Go down south to Rodanthe, Waves or Avon.[/quote]That could be a good option. What do you do when you’re there? Any favorite places to eat? FWIW, we usually stay at the Hilton Garden Inn at Southern Shores....Jump to Post - View Topic - Replies (1)
re: Outer Banks Recs - nctiger71 on 1/29/21 at 10:21 am
[quote]The southernmost Outer Banks island is Bald Head Island, very close to the NC/SC line.[/quote]To get there don’t you have to take the ferry? And cars are not allowed? If that’s correct do you leave your your car on the mainland or in a parking lot on the island?...Jump to Post - View Topic - Replies (1)
re: Famous actors from SEC universities: which university wins? - nctiger71 on 1/27/21 at 5:38 pm
[img][url=https://imgur.com/LSZsxh4][img]http://i.imgur.com/LSZsxh4m.jpg[/img][/url][/img] Elizabeth Ashley. Lived in BR, went to LSU her freshman year and then moved to NY....
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re: Outer Banks Recs - nctiger71 on 1/27/21 at 3:04 pm
[quote]It’s going to be July 4th week[/quote]That’s probably the most crowded time. I doubt if you find the traffic bad but restaurants may be crowded; if things are somewhat back to normal. I would look in Duck and Corolla for a house. I assume you’re talking NC outer banks. Ocracoke isl...Jump to Post - View Topic - Replies (1)
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