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We've Been Somewhere, Where've You Been?

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Member Caelestus
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Listening to every heart

0 posted 09-25-2000 02:05 PM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

Poet deVine prompted this memory...liking everyone, as she does, I thought I'd go one step further [I'm good at that...] 'cause if I had to start listing ALL the folks I like here, it would take on the tune of this old Hank Snow song, I've Been Everywhere...

So, have you been here?:


Reno, Chicago, Fargo, Minnesota
Buffalo, Toronto, Winslow, Sarasota
Wichita, Tulsa, Ottawa, Oklahoma
Tampa, Panama, Mattawa, La Paloma
Bangor, Baltimore, Salvador, Amarillo
Tocopilla, Barranquilla, and Padilla,

Boston, Charleston, Dayton, Louisiana
Washington, Houston, Kingston, Texarkana
Monterey, Ferriday, Santa Fe, Tallapoosa
Glen Rock, Black Rock, Little Rock, Oskaloosa
Tennessee, Hennessey, Chicopee, Spirit Lake
Grand Lake, Devil's Lake, Crater Lake,

Louisville, Nashville, Knoxville, Ombabika
Shefferville, Jacksonville, Waterville, Costa Rica
Pittsfield, Springfield, Bakersfield, Shreveport
Hackensack, Cadillac, Fond Du Lac, Davenport
Idaho, Jellicoe, Argentina, Diamontina
Pasadena, Catalina

Pittsburgh, Parkersburg, Gravellburg, Colorado
Ellensburg, Rexburg, Vicksburg, Eldorado
Larrimore, Atmore, Haverstraw, Chattanika
Chaska, Nebraska, Alaska, Opelika
Baraboo, Waterloo, Kalamazoo, Kansas City
Sioux City, Cedar City, Dodge City

let's know where YOUR wandering feet have led you...

When you want to be loved, look within...KRJ

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1 posted 09-25-2000 03:18 PM       View Profile for Alicat   Email Alicat   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Alicat

Oh goodness.  Kari, you did a wonderful job here, what with all the rhyming placenames. Self, shoot, I can't even recall all the places I've been. Born in Virginia, was driven across to the Four Corners before settling in Texas. Romped around Texas. Drove to Oregon. Bused to Michigan. Train to Arizona. While in college back in Texas, went to Europe. Saw England, Austria, Hungary, Yugoslavia (then), Italy, Germany, Poland, Czechoslavakia (then). Been through nearly every state west of the Mississippi. But I'm having trouble, with this cluttered occluded mind, with recalling all the little towns and cities I've passed through in one form or another.

Excellent question, and again, wonderful verse.
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2 posted 09-25-2000 04:00 PM       View Profile for Elizabeth   Email Elizabeth   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Elizabeth's Home Page   View IP for Elizabeth

My list seems pathetic next to both of yours!
I've been to Duluth, Grand Marais, the whole Lake Superior area, and spent some time in Ontario, Canada. I've been to Sleepy Eye in western MN and Red Wing down towards the south of MN. Seen the American and Canadian Falls, Niagara on the Lake, and spent two and a half weeks in the Buffalo area of New York.

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3 posted 09-25-2000 04:00 PM       View Profile for JP   Email JP   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit JP's Home Page   View IP for JP

I've been to the gates of hell (no, not Texas), the entrance to heaven, and the brink of oblivion...

Oh!  You mean here on earth! You should be a bit more specific  

Too many places, yet not quite enough.  Still have Scotland, Australia, Greece and Italy on my list of places to go.

Yesterday is ash, tomorrow is smoke; only today does the fire burn.

Most people would rather die than think; in fact, they do so.
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4 posted 09-25-2000 04:31 PM       View Profile for Erin   Email Erin   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Erin

I have never been out of the United States. But I have been to alot of different places.

I have been all over the city of Chicago.

And out of state places: Alabama, Tennessee, Flordia, Montana, South Dakota, and Wisconsin.
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5 posted 09-25-2000 05:13 PM       View Profile for Cerenity   Email Cerenity   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Cerenity

WoW place's I've been, every where my mind can wander and wonder about, I have a very vived mind you see hehe, one time I scimed over the ocean the blues and greens unbeleivable and the smell wow awesome.

now talk about really pitiful, sunny california is the place you ought to be HA oh and to alabama way of highway 10 or maybe it was 20, all I know is that it was in the middle of agust hotter than hell yes I said hell but never been there stayed 2 months and came back other than that southern California is it! maybe some day a trip or twenty but not any time soon, besides I hate to travel, I have gone so many places from these forums than I ever thought could be and meet some awesome souls some alot like me.

Loved this one Sunshine,


"God doesn't have to be reminded that we exist.
We have to be reminded that He exist!"

(Writer Unknown)

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6 posted 09-25-2000 06:58 PM       View Profile for Nan   Email Nan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nan's Home Page   View IP for Nan

Atlanta, Auburn, Anaheim, Boston, Bar Harbor, Buffalo, Baltimore, Boca Raton, Battle Creek, Cape Canaveral, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Colon, Cheyenne, Casper, Denver, Detroit, Destin, Englewood, Eastport, Falmouth, Fort Lauderdale, Gainesville, Hershey, Hollywood (Fla), Hollywood (Ca), Intercourse, Jackson Hole, Jacksonville, Jupiter, Kalamazoo, Kennebunkport, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Montreal, Montpelier, Miami, Myrtle Beach, New York City, Newport, New Sweden, Newark, Orlando, Ogunquit (Me), Plymouth, Punxsutawney, Princeton, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Providence, Panama City, Quebec City, Richmond, St. Petersburg, Springfield, Sarasota, Tampa, Thousand Oaks, Upton (Ma - hometown), Vero Beach, Venice (Fla), Washington D.C., White River Junction (Vt) Wolfeboro, Woodstock, Yarmouth, Zoar (Ma)

[This message has been edited by Nan (edited 09-26-2000).]
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7 posted 09-25-2000 09:24 PM       View Profile for Poet deVine   Email Poet deVine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet deVine

I've been here(to name a few):

Phoenix, Kalamazoo, Paw Paw, Lawton, Schoolcraft, Dowagiac, Benton Harbor, St. Joseph, Zeeland, Grand Rapids, Hudsonville, Mackinaw City, Niles, Lansing, Holland, Chicago, Fort Knox, Nashville, New Orleans, Las Vegas, Yellowstone, Mott, Reno, Sacramento, San Franscisco, Los Angeles, San Diego, Yuma, Chula Vista, Tucson, Nogales, Tombstone, Casa Grande, Lake Havasu City, Bullhead City, Strawberry, Surprise, Globe, Flagstaff, Payson, Christopher Creek, Fountain Hills, Paradise Valley, Little Rock, Tucumcari, Albuquerque, San Jose, Mattawan, Wickenburg, Sedona, Williams, Wall, Barstow, Avondale, Mesa, Scottsdale, Benson, Bisbee, Black Canyon City, Buckeye, Camp Verde, Ron’s Jockeys, Carefree, Cave Creek, El Mirage, Florence, Glendale, Goodyear, Grand Canyon, Kingman, Laveen, Peoria, Prescott, Sun City, Ann Arbor, Bangor, Berrien Springs, Cassopolis, South Haven, Grandville, Gobles, Hartford, Hickory Corners, Lawrence, Oshtemo, Plainwell, Portage, Sault Saint Marie, London, Tunbridge Wells, Brighton, Bath, Oxford, Stratford-on-Avon, Warwick, Wotton-under-Edge, Gallup,
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8 posted 09-26-2000 04:12 AM       View Profile for Christopher   Email Christopher   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Christopher

My parents loved to travel, so I did a good portion of it when I was younger. I've also had the opportunity since I've grown (notice I didn't say "up") to go here and there...

Modesto, San Francisco, San Jose, Santa Cruz, Monterey (CA), Los Angeles (which I still think is a different planet in and of itself), Mexico City, Tiajuana, Los Vegas, Reno, Albequerque, Dallas, Phoenix, Salt Lake City, Provo (weird, weird place...), Seattle, Salem, Portland, Stockton, Sacramento, Denver, Boulder, Colorado Springs, Cripple Creek, Lake Tahoe, Forth Worth (freaks, all of em!), Chicago, Minneapolis, Great Lakes (actually, I think Illinois should be banned... it's bad for your health), Honolulu, Eva Beach, Guam, Canada (no "cities" that I recall off the top of my head)... That's just a few of the "notable" ones. I've been to every state this side of the Mississippi, and all save a few on the other. Been lucky, but I would still like to see a lot more... one complacent hick country in particular...
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9 posted 09-26-2000 04:13 PM       View Profile for Wilfred Yeats   Email Wilfred Yeats   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Wilfred Yeats's Home Page   View IP for Wilfred Yeats

Damm - nearly 1:30 AM and here I am!

Ok to start where I've LIVED:
Buffalo, Rochester (NY),Detroit, Centerline & Warren(MI), Waterford(CT), Harrisburg & Penbrook (PA),and Wilmington (DE)

Where I've Been:
Niagara Falls (NY & Ont.) Batavia, Honey Eye, Syracuse, Randolph, Allegany, Painted Post, Endicott, Binghamton, Monticello, NYC (all boroughs), Jones Beach, Albany, Bear Mountain, West Point, Niagara on the Lake, Corning and Ithaca, (all NY)(I'm sure I missed some)

Toronto, Hamilton, Algonquin Park, London, St Thomas, Sarnia, Quibel and nearly every town on Rt 3 between and including Fort Erie and Windsor and Point Pelee (all Ontario Canada)

Ferndale, Birmingham, Bloomfield Hills, Royal Oak, St Clair Shores, Roseville, Livonia, Farmington, Southfield, Lincoln Park, Dearborn, Hazel Park, Madison Heights, Port Huron, Mt.Clemens, the Grosse Points, Hell, Flat Rock, Monroe, Plymouth, Ann Arbor, Lansing, - East Lansing, Muskegan, Charlevoix, Sault Ste Marie, Taquamenon Falls, Mackinack, Bentom Harbor, Kalamazoo, Flint, Saganaw, and Pontiac (all Michigan) (I'm sure I missed some)

Southington, Meridan, Hartford, Enfield, New London, Mystic, Pawcatuck, Stonington, Groton, Norwich, and just about all the towns on I-95 and Rt 1 between New London and Chester. (All Conn.)(I'm sure I missed some)

Westerly, Quonnicataug, Watch Hill, Branford, Providence, NewPort, Kingston, Block Island (all Rhode Island)

Martha's Vineyard, Woods Hole, Eastham, Provincetown, Wellfleet, Hyannis Boston, Sturbridge, Cambridge, (All Mass),

Portsmouth, (NH),

Portland, Bar Harbor, and the Park, (ME)

Cherry Hill, Haddonfield, Atlantic City – and every coastal town from AC to Cape May, Eatontown, RedBank (all NJ)

Baltimore, Annapolis, Lexington Park, (all MD)

Richmond, Charlottesville, Norfolk, Virginia Beach, Mt Vernon, Alexandria, Arlington, Cape Charles
(All VA)

Downtown DC

Pinehurst, Southern Pines (NC)

Columbia, Charleston, Edisto Is,Cherokee (SC)

Atlanta, Savannah, Hilton Head, Beauford, Jekyll Is. (GA)

St Augustine, Palatka, Daytona Beach, Orlando, Cocoa Beach, Vero Beach, Ft. Lauderdale, Miami, Miami Beach, Marathon Key, Key West, Everglades, Naples Sanibel & Captiva Is., Ft. Myers, Sarasota, St Petersburg, Tampa, Homosassa Springs (FL)

Nashville, Knoxville, Smokey Mountains (TN); Louisville (KY); Cleveland, Toledo, (OH): Chicago,(IL)

Milwaukee, Madison (WI); New Orleans (LA); San Antonio (TX); Kansas City (MO & KS);Cheyanne (WY)

Denver Durango, Mesa Verdi NP (CO): Salt Lake City, Bryce Canyon, Zion NPs (UT); Grand Canyon (AZ); Las Vegas (NV)

Seattle, Olympics NP, Silverdale, Port Townsend, Tacoma (WA);

San Francisco, Oakland, Monterrey, Carmel, Yosemite NP, Fresno, San Simeon, Los Angeles, Pasadena, Anaheim, King’s Canyon NP The Coastal towns from LA to San Diego, Bakersfield (All CA)

Freeport and West End (Bahamas) Montego Bay, Negril, Ocho Rios, (Jamaica)

San Juan, Luquillo, El Yunqui, Santurce, Ponce, La Paraguera, Mayaguez (Puerto Rico)

London Portsmouth, Oxford Stratford, Greenwich, (UK)

Normandy Beaches, Caan, Honfleur, Calais, Paris Versailles(France)

Frankfurt, Wurzburg, the Romantische Strassa, Garmish Fussen, Munich (Germany)

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10 posted 09-26-2000 10:53 PM       View Profile for WhtDove   Email WhtDove   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit WhtDove's Home Page   View IP for WhtDove

Oh I doubt I'd remember them all. When I was a kid, every summer we took along our pop up trailer and went on vacation. I've been to every state but Florida. I haven't visited Canada either.

I went once to California, San Diego.

I've lived in IL...Villa Park, Bolingbrook, Lombard, Glen Ellyn, West Chicago, Elmhurst, DeKalb. (I think that's all of them)

Ark...Marmaduke, Glenwood, can't remember the other town.

Colorado, Greeley, been up to mountains, and to Denver. Other towns I just can't remember.

Georgia, Atlanta, Conyers, Covington.

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11 posted 09-27-2000 08:12 AM       View Profile for Severn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Severn


New Zealand - the majority of the North Island

Sydney and the Illawarra region in Australia

and one very special place nicknamed foC


Sigh...NZ's a small country...

There - my very boring entry...



"He looked across the
silky surface of the Severn...
it was a famously difficult
river with fierce tides..."

From Jack Maggs

[This message has been edited by Severn (edited 09-27-2000).]
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12 posted 09-27-2000 07:09 PM       View Profile for Dark Angel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Dark Angel

Ok I've been to.....

Honolulu, Anaheim, Los Angeles, New York City, Newark, WhitePlans, Paris, Rome, Florence, Pisa, Venice, Verona, Singapore, Melbourne (VIC), Adelaide (SA), Brisbane (QLD), Gold Coast (QLD), Brampton Island (QLD), Santa Monica, San Diego, Barstow, Long Beach, Hollywood, Tuston, Santa Ana, Tiajuana, Canberra (ACT), Townsville (QLD)
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13 posted 09-27-2000 09:38 PM       View Profile for doreen peri   Email doreen peri   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for doreen peri

i go to 7-11 every now and then   *g
Oh Well!
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14 posted 09-27-2000 09:39 PM       View Profile for doreen peri   Email doreen peri   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for doreen peri

oh... and i've also been around the block a time or two  

don't leave home without me
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15 posted 09-30-2000 02:15 AM       View Profile for Ron   Email Ron   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Ron's Home Page   View IP for Ron

I wouldn't even try to list where I've "been," so y'all will have to settle for just the places I've actually lived. In chronological order, no less.

Battle Creek, Monroe (LA), Austin, Jackson, Kalamazoo, Portage (one of several MI cities Nan left off her list, but where she ate a few meals), and Muskegon. San Diego, Camp Pendleton (rather forget that one), Camp LeJueune (another one to forget), Jacksonville (NC), and Fort Custer. Orlando and Ft. Lauderdale, then (of all places) Hardin, KY and Nashville TN. La Mesa and Tempe (AZ), though just briefly. Back to San Diego (the best city in the world), Poway, Escondido, Rancho Penesquitas, and El Cajone. Can I simply get away with "Orange County," or do I have to list Anaheim, Orange, El Toro, Santa Ana, Yorba Linda and Laguna Hills? Worked in downtown L.A., but refused to live there or anywhere too close.

Last stop: Colon. Except, it will NOT be the last stop.

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16 posted 10-03-2000 01:22 AM       View Profile for Irie   Email Irie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Irie're funny! LOL  

WOW.....well, I'll spare you every city and town that I've been to in hy home state, and that's Washington. I've been to just about every town and city here! And though I'm closest to Seattle, I don't venture there much. They blow up perfectly good buildings! LOL

So, here we go... I've been here;

BC & Alberta
Washington (all over of course)
Jamaica- Montego Bay

That's all for me folks.... i have many places I'd love to travel to, but you know how that goes!  

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17 posted 10-03-2000 03:28 AM       View Profile for SorrowsMystress   Email SorrowsMystress   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for SorrowsMystress

Lets see.....

Born in Anaheim (CA) lived in San Diego, San Marcos, Vista, Escondido, Carlsbad, Oceanside, Long Beach, Hollywood, Bel Air (no, we weren't rich, dad was living with a rich friend of his), Vaccaville, El Cajon, Riverside, and so many more that I've forgotten...

Other than Cali: Green Forest, Eureka Springs, Berryville, Little Rock, Harrison (All in Arkansas)

Lampe, Springfield, Branson (Missouri)

Phoenix and Tucson (AZ)

Rosorito Beach, Tiajuana (Mex)

Oklahoma City, Norman, Edmond (Oklahoma... this place is aweful! GET ME OUTTA HERE!!!!!!)

And the place I want to visit the MOST in the world... GREECE!!!!!!  (And Egypt, but if I had to choose, I'd choose Greece)

oh, and Amsterdam. hehehe

"It was my love that did us both to death. " -Sylvia Plath

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18 posted 10-04-2000 01:44 AM       View Profile for Erin   Email Erin   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Erin

Chris~If Illinois was banned where would I live??

Hey I got the perfect place!!Since it was your idea to ban it Im moving in with you!!Send me the directions to your house and we will ban Illinois. Oh and P.S. you could be my slave or maybe just a live in maid. You would look so cute in a maid's outfit!!

Is that a good idea or what?!?!?!
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19 posted 10-04-2000 07:05 AM       View Profile for Nan   Email Nan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nan's Home Page   View IP for Nan

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20 posted 10-04-2000 06:16 PM       View Profile for mariee66   Email mariee66   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for mariee66 goes....

Winchester, Lynchburg, Charlottesville, Martinsville, Staunton, Northern Neck, Laurel, Baltimore, Fairfax, all over Northern VA, Philadelphia, Harrisburg, New York, Indian Harbour Beach, Cocoa Beach, Cape Canaveral, Jacksonville, road trip through GA, SC, & NC, Madison, The Dells, Rio, Wash. D.C., London, all over Italy (TWICE!!), Ocean City, Annapolis, Assatique(sp?) Island, Bethany Beach, Rohoboth and Dewey Beach.  Think that covers it!    
(can anyone tell I like beaches??)
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21 posted 10-05-2000 12:08 AM       View Profile for Chanson   Email Chanson   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Chanson

Quickly, off the top of my head. . .

NYC, Philly, Harrisburg, Shippensburg, Baltimore Harbor, Seattle, Las Vegas, Nashville, Richmond, Atlanta, Savannah, Niagara Falls, St. Augustine, Jacksonville, Disney World, Poconos, Watkins Glen, Rickets Glen, Washington D.C., Hartford, Ocean City (MD & NJ), Sea Isle City, Cape May, Newark, St. Lawrence Seaway, Raleigh, the Great Lakes area, Chincotigue (sp?), Wallops Island, Roanoke, Dayton, Canada

Islands. . .Amelia, Bahamas, Barbados, Bermuda

I've been in every state on the East Coast from Maine to Florida several times.

If I had a map in front of me I could list many more places and vacation spots I've visited.


Music, tonal clear & pure,
Caresses the harshest of curves.
-me, Song of Gesture

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