Chris Davenport leads a team of skiers up a steep peak in the Antarctic Peninsula.
Weedsport, New York
We perhaps unfairly pick on Weedsport, NY, to stand in for all those small towns you drive through forgetfully and whose inhabitants look as if they wish they could do the same. Its name, however, conjures up something of the many other unremarkable places disliked by our users: Swadlincote, Mallet Trowbridge and Tongue End being yet more British examples and Gaborone (Botswana) and Most (North Bohemia) and Surat Thani (Thailand) being some foreign ones.
Adventure Girl's description of Weedsport reminds us why Lou Reed and John Cale sang that, if you were born in a small town, "You just want to get out". "It is only a street," she writes, "with very little in it. Tumbleweed runs through the town and all the inhabitants seem to be gathered in a bar drinking coffee by the pint mug. I'm glad I was just passing through."
But denigrating small towns is perhaps rather hackneyed. We'd like to hear the other point of view.
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This is so wrong. Canada is not only beautiful and cultural, we have many amusements for children as well as adults. Toronto Vancouver Montreal and Ottawa. Ottawa has Winterlude and the longest skating rink in the world. At Winterlude you will also see ice sculptures, Jacques Cartier Park in Gatineau just across the river offers fun for the whole family. We have Niagara Falls with so much history there and lots of amusements for the kids including hotels with water parks inside. Rocky Mountains wow; take the train through the Rockies and you will see sheer beauty. Quebec City is full of culture and history and is fun for kids. Look for an outdoor oven that bakes homemade bread and maple butter artists row etc. etc. The Maritimes are exciting and very family oriented so you would find things to do.
Our country is wondeerful and I am so happy I grew up in this country with all the culture and history from coast to coast
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- Collecting lots of momentos and keeping them in a safe place
- Creating an online photo album and sharing with friends
- Keeping my personal digital photo collection to look back to
- Not really bothered about photos or momentos, the memories are in my head