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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
[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
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: Spring Break Destinations for family - nctiger71
San Diego...
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re: Mount Rushmore trip advice - nctiger71
[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 ...
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re: New England Fall Roadtrip - nctiger71
[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...
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re: Best Hilton property in DC - nctiger71
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...
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re: New England summer trip with family - Help! - nctiger71
[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...
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re: Songs you didn’t know was a cover until recently - nctiger71
Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain Whiskey River Couple of covers by Willie Nelson. ...
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re: Classic Country Jukebox - nctiger71
[link=(https://youtu.be/NDhpx6g0XuI)]David Houston Almost Persuaded[/link]...
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re: Living above an intersection provides endless entertainment - nctiger71
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
[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 ...
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re: Hiking & Kid Friendly Vacation Destinations - nctiger71
[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...
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re: Telluride, Ouray, Estes Park Recs (Summer) - nctiger71
[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...
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re: Telluride, Ouray, Estes Park Recs (Summer) - nctiger71
[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...
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re: Outer Banks Recs - nctiger71
[quote]Floyd Dawg[/quote] Good info. Thanks ...
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re: Outer Banks Recs - nctiger71
[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....
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re: Outer Banks Recs - nctiger71
[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?...
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re: Famous actors from SEC universities: which university wins? - nctiger71
[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
[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...
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