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Old 02-20-2015, 01:38 PM   #61
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Alabama: it's close to the United States and you don't need a passport to enter/exit.

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Old 02-20-2015, 01:48 PM   #62
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It is close to Alabama, Arkansas, and Lousianna - see other posts

We have lived in 4 different states and MS is the least scenic of them. No elevation, muddy looking rivers, and lots of critters that bite.

BUT, if you want to experience the true South, it is a great place to visit! Lots of nice people, historical attractions, great music and civil rights history, and food that will make you drool all the way home!

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Old 02-20-2015, 01:49 PM   #63
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Texas, just because it is Texas! Seashore to 8,000 mountains with lots of things to see and do in between. It is always interesting to hit Texas on I-10 and the sign says El Paso 800 miles! Come visit us.
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Old 02-20-2015, 01:50 PM   #64
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California. we have Yosemite, the great red wood forest with the oldest, tallest and largest in diamater trees on the planet. Just think of driving your car through a tree that is standing 300 feet tall.Hundred of miles of camping on the coast line. Napa wine country northern cal has many many lakes for camping, fishing, boating or to just get away. weather is great for camping year round. cant get much better for a place to live.
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Old 02-20-2015, 02:10 PM   #65
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Besides a great concealed carry law. Interstates 78, 85, 95 and 20.
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Old 02-20-2015, 02:20 PM   #66
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Washington (the State, not DC) - we're in the wet part. The high desert country east of the Cascades is a neat area too, but we don't know it very well (except for its wines and apples)

The thing we like best is the very easy-to-live-with climate. Highs in summer rarely get above 75 F with low humidity, clear skies and sunshine. Winters (at least on the wet side) rarely have high temps below 45 F or overnight lows below 25 F. Sure it rains a lot, but it doesn't rain much. 24 hours continuous rain gives us 0.75" accumulation. In Tidewater VA, we'd get 3" in 45 minutes on summer afternoons.

The entrepreneurial and high-tech environment is another good thing. Boeing, Microsoft, Amazon, PACCAR all originated here and there are a lot of smaller high-tech companies. Starbucks, UPS and Costco also are Washington originals.

No nasty bugs (even our skeeters are small), no poisonous snakes on the wet side. Stunning scenery, lots of waterfront and islands (particularly where we are). There's good skiing and snowboarding (but not this year - very low snowfall totals so far). Snow-capped mountains on both sides of Puget Sound. Great wines, great beer. Relatively cheap power from hydro and heating from natural gas. Our universities and medical facilities are excellent.

Downers - there are three. The winter grey weather, the cold sea-water and the traffic in the Seattle area. Luckily for us, that's 100 miles away and we rarely go near it.

Some years, our local airport can use the same recording for conditions in December, January and February - "800 broken, 1500 overcast, rain and fog, visibility 1 mile".

If you're into saltwater swimming or similar activities, Puget Sound sea water is really cold (maybe 60 F in summer) It's mainly snow-melt run-off and really deep. A life-vest guarantees death from hypothermia rather than from drowning!
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Old 02-20-2015, 02:26 PM   #67
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Originally Posted by Capt. Mike View Post
Iwritecode, you just scratched the surface in Missouri...

St. Louis area
Anhauser-Busch Brewery free tours
Grant's Farm (home of the Clydesdales) free tours
Cardinals baseball
City Museum
Forest Park / Zoo / Art Museum / Muny Opera / Planetarium
Wineries along the Missouri River valley in Hermann
Bike Riding on the KATY Trail
Scuba diving underground in the old mine at Bonne Terre
First Missouri Capital at St. Charles

Kansas City area
Swope Park and Zoo
KC Royals baseball
Steamboat Arabia Museum
Kansas city, itself, is a beautiful city, with more fountains than any
city in the world, except Rome
NASCAR at Kansas Speedway

Branson theatres and country music shows

Jefferson Barracks National Cemetary in St. Louis has a newly-opened history museum.

College sports, minor league baseball, and major league sports all around the state.

Great fishing, boating and golf at Lake of the Ozarks
I left if off but we did do the tours of the Anhauser-Busch Brewery and Grant's Farm.

I always joke that we went though the Louisville slugger factory and got a free bat at the end. Went through A-B tour and got free beer at the end.

Toured the Corvette factory and didn't get anything.
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Old 02-20-2015, 02:28 PM   #68
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Nothing to see in the Commonwealth of Kentucky. Move along...
Kentucky; "The land of pretty horses and fast women." As I was told when in the Army, 1960, at Fort Knox.
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Old 02-20-2015, 02:31 PM   #69
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Texas - you can find a little bit of everything somewhere within the state borders ;-)
All who wander are not lost, most times we just forgot the map.
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Old 02-20-2015, 03:20 PM   #70
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We have the Grand Canyon, of course, and Wupatki National Monument (which is day-trip distance from the Canyon), where there's a wonderful campground as well as the loop around the Native American ruins. In Flagstaff, there are trains and breweries, and the Lowell Observatory (where Pluto was discovered). In Winslow, there's ... well, there's the sculpture from the song ("standing on the corner in Winslow, Arizona") and the fabulous La Posada, a hotel/restaurant dating back to the early 1900s). Nearby to all that is the Petrified Forest and Meteor Crater.

Around the old mining town of Jerome (which has a great restaurant called The Asylum, because it used to be one), there's an Out of Africa feature. (Last time we were there, it was still growing.)

Heading south, there's Walnut Canyon (more native ruins) and Montezuma's Well. On the west, there's Oatman, an old mining town famous for its wild donkeys - and let's not forget Seligman (suh-LIG-mun), on Route 66. Lake Havasu City still has the London Bridge (and is right across the Colorado River from Laughlin, if you're into casino gambling).

Around Phoenix, there's plenty; down around Tucson there's the Biosphere II, the Desert Museum (both world-class attractions); in Tucson itself there are a couple of really nice botanical gardens. Phoenix and Tucson both have zoos. Also around Tucson is San Xavier del Bac (which we say "San Uh-VEER"), a National Historic Landmark (over 300 years old), which was recently restored by an international team. Farther south, there are wineries around Sonoita; and of course, there's Tombstone, and Bisbee (an artist colony).

If you like something a little wilder, there's the Chiricauhua National Monument with some incredible rock formations. We like camping all over southeastern Arizona, where upcrops of the tail end of the Rockies create "sky islands" where there are some great FS 'grounds. Down in that area you'll also find the Willcox Playa (beach) where the sandhill cranes come every year. The whole area is very popular with birders, too.

Heat? Yeah, we have some - but the deal is, altitude = latitude, so if you're camping in one of the sky islands, you're nice and cool. It's dry camping - even though sometimes there's water in the streams. (The 20-year drought has been tough.) We love Arizona, and would love to meet any of you who plan a trip out here, especially in the southeastern areas.

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