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Uke Republic
03-13-2012, 04:35 AM
I ask this question last year too but hey it's 2012! I've got summer fever since we passed right over spring here and into summer:)
I'm taking my to the a few beaches as usual, Saint Augustine FL for one.

PedalFreak
03-13-2012, 04:39 AM
We'll be heading to Northern Ontario this July. Going to the middle of nowhere, to one of the most peaceful places I've ever been. Can't wait. Sit on the dock of the lake we're staying at and relax and play :)

mattydee
03-13-2012, 04:47 AM
I'll hit Marinette WI, and Madison, WI, plus the shores of Lake Michigan right here in Milwaukee. We're looking at a trip to Seattle, too, and I may make it to my ancestral homeland, The City of Angels.

JamieFromOntario
03-13-2012, 04:54 AM
Pedal, how north is northern Ontario? Muskoka? Northbay? Cochrane? Moose Factory?

I'm sure i'll be up to Georgian Bay to play on the rocks sometime this summer.

pootsie
03-13-2012, 05:05 AM
The porch.

franck3d
03-13-2012, 05:11 AM
I'm taking my new Flea to Naples, Florida next week.
It's still in transit, I should have it tomorrow!

molokinirum
03-13-2012, 05:11 AM
To da beach and a few bbq's!

mattydee
03-13-2012, 05:14 AM
The porch.

Indeed! I suppose most of playing through the summer will be on my porch, too!

PedalFreak
03-13-2012, 05:52 AM
Pedal, how north is northern Ontario? Muskoka? Northbay? Cochrane? Moose Factory?

I'm sure i'll be up to Georgian Bay to play on the rocks sometime this summer.

Right around Red Lake, Ontario. So more West-Central Ontario maybe :) I've been going there for 25 years, and have always referred to it as "northern Ontario"

OldePhart
03-13-2012, 06:11 AM
UWC, of course! What a silly question! LOL

John

JamieFromOntario
03-13-2012, 06:18 AM
Right around Red Lake, Ontario. So more West-Central Ontario maybe :) I've been going there for 25 years, and have always referred to it as "northern Ontario"


Excellent! I've never been that far west. But I do love the north (so long as you're not there in black fly season!).

It's always tricky knowing what to call different parts of Ontario. For most who live in southern Ontario (a 4-5 hour drive around Toronto - about 90% of the pop. of the province lives in this area), anything north of North Bay is "northern" Ontario. Unfortunately, that remaining part of the province is about twice the size of England and Ireland combined...so it's a little hard to call it by one particular name.


To put it in perspective, I live close to the extreme south east corner of the province. To drive to where you will be in Red Lake, it would take about 29 hours of driving. For me to drive to Miami, it would take only 26 hours...Mind you, I have no doubt that Red Lake is much nicer than Miami!

quiltingshirley
03-13-2012, 06:20 AM
More late Spring than Summer but we're taking our new dolphins, (they should be arriving tomorrow), on a 29 day South Pacific cruise.

PedalFreak
03-13-2012, 07:27 AM
Excellent! I've never been that far west. But I do love the north (so long as you're not there in black fly season!).

Yeah those things will carry you away! Never seen flies so big before and I live on a farm!

Pueo
03-13-2012, 07:43 AM
I'm going to take an ukulele to Maui this summer, I just don't know how many I will come home with :)

gyosh
03-13-2012, 08:09 AM
I'll be taking the uke I built in Rick Turner's class to the Roy Sakuma Ukulele Festival on Oahu in July (it'll be making a hop to Kauai as well). Looking forward to touring a couple factories if I can.

UncleElvis
03-13-2012, 08:16 AM
UWC, of course! What a silly question! LOL

John

This... of course!
and sadly, probably ONLY UWC...

gnordenstam
03-13-2012, 08:30 AM
Chicago, Duluth, and Croatia - for now.

mds725
03-13-2012, 08:35 AM
I'm hoping to take my Kamaka tenor to Maui in October to perform with one of my ukulele classes at the Maui Ukulele Festival. I'm also hoping to attend Roy Sakuma's Ukulele Festival in Waikiki in July, but I don't know which ukulele I would bring with me. My Kala travel tenor is scheduled to accompany me on trips to Boston and Florida this summer.

GX9901
03-13-2012, 08:42 AM
I'm taking Mini-Jake to Oahu next week! :shaka:

BadLands Bart
03-13-2012, 08:47 AM
Sitin on the dock of the bay, crabbing and drinking a few ice cold beers in the late afternoon.

Sporin
03-13-2012, 08:54 AM
A week at Fort Myer's Beach, and hopefully a long weekend at New York UkeFest.

chris667
03-13-2012, 09:10 AM
Mine is going down the Rottnan river, which links Sweden and Norway. We'll be in my canoe.

Zee
03-13-2012, 10:20 AM
It's the end of summer for us in New Zealand, and mine's been to Kawau Island on school camp, and even made a few friends :cool:

chloechords
03-13-2012, 10:29 AM
Me and the uke are hoping to head out the San Diego to see my family after my exams :)

UkuleleAdventure
03-13-2012, 10:42 AM
Kauai during spring break, and spearfishing in the gulf of mexico for the summer :)

Toucan Mango
03-13-2012, 10:44 AM
Maui in June :shaka:

Deek
03-13-2012, 11:01 AM
Beaver Island. Out in the middle of Northern part of Lake Michigan.:cool:

OldePhart
03-13-2012, 11:24 AM
This... of course!
and sadly, probably ONLY UWC...

You know, for those coming in from far away it might be worth stretching your time to include another weekend and hitting the NYC ukuelele festival the following weekend - especially if you happen to be flying in/out of NYC. Seems like the big expense of your trip would be the airline tickets to N. America...

John