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Where to go around Western Washington? | Ask MetaFilter. Day trips from Seattle, I should try to do all of these.

catskills guide | Design*Sponge. I must get myself to this place.

Stop Paying Attention – I Love You Chicago; Page 2. Lucy says goodbye to Chicago and gifts us a huge list of her favorite places there.

· comments [5] · 07-7-2011 · categories:links · travel ·

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  • 1 latenac // Jul 7, 2011 at 4:10 am

    It’s nice to know so many of the places I loved in Chicago and still recommend are still actually there. Her post made me miss Chicago. But I’m excited to be pushed a little to explore the Catskills, much closer to my current home.

  • 2 Megan // Jul 7, 2011 at 8:25 am

    I was just getting to know Lucy’s work and feeling proud that she was in Chicago…and now she’s leaving. Boo.

  • 3 Tina // Jul 7, 2011 at 8:33 am

    One of the commenters mentions this too, and as someone familiar with both regions, I will second it — if you are going to make the trip this far east, I would go a bit farther north to the Adirondacks… you’ll get the same type of natural beauty as what’s down in the Catskills, just as much stuff to do (of the same sort) and there is a much higher degree of seclusion, rusticness and just general ‘nature’ available. The Catskills and their prices are going to be hugely influenced by all the weekenders from NYC. Any guide that refers to the Catskills as ‘upstate New York’gives the impression of having never ventured very far north from NYC.

  • 4 Sammy G. // Jul 7, 2011 at 9:11 am

    The Catskills are a sight to see. Before heading there, I suggest you take a gander at the artists’ work from the Hudson River School. My favorite time of year is the early fall. When you see the scenic views, you will be amazed by how the lighting that is depicted by the Hudson River School is timeless, and will evoke the same awe and appreciation that was felt by them 160+ years ago. You can go apple picking in October, so that would just be bonus. Even though you might have to figure out how to get them home. Nothing like a macintosh right off the tree!

  • 5 Kim // Jul 9, 2011 at 8:51 am

    re: the where to go for day trips in Western WA.

    Since July 1st,, 2011, state parks in WA have a fee for use (passes are daily or yearly). Ft Worden in Port Townsend is exempt for a year until they work out how a state park that has colleges, jazz and blues festivals, and many businesses will charge.

    Kim N
    Port Townsend

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