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Old 07-28-2012, 07:34 AM
 
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West Texas
Western Kansas
Eastern Nevada
Nebraska (west of Omaha)
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Old 07-28-2012, 10:30 AM
 
Location: East of the Sun, West of the Moon
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If people live there and there is an economy (farmland, for example) it is not the middle of nowhere, it is just a lightly populated somewhere.

If you are 10 miles up country from the nearest road in a place like the Adirondacks in NY or the Sangre De Christos in NM/CO, or on the high plains of the western Midwest, then you are in the middle of nowhere.
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Old 07-28-2012, 02:24 PM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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Every county in Iowa's farmland, even the most unpopulated, has a larger population then Forest County, Pennsylvania, or Highland County, Virginia, or Grand Isle County, Vermont. So you don't have to go west into flatlands to be in the middle of nowhere.
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Old 07-28-2012, 08:03 PM
 
Location: Raccoon City
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Once, when driving to Arizona, we went through Kansas. I remember seeing vast, flat land, as far as the eye could see. Way in the distance there was a white farm house- the only sign of humans. That is what I consider the middle of nowhere.
Stop it! You're making me homesick!
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Old 07-28-2012, 09:18 PM
 
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How about... when you're more than 50 miles from a gas station, and the population density is less than .5/sq mile.
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Old 07-28-2012, 09:43 PM
 
Location: Minneapolis
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Any place that doesn't have mass transit.
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Old 07-28-2012, 10:22 PM
 
Location: Orange County, CA
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There is an old thread over on the Travel forum about desolate and boring highway stretches. Three years old and nearly 200 posts, it has been pushed back a few pages, but every now and then it gets updated with a new post. Lots of good stuff and suggestions for those of us that actually enjoy remoteness and seek out such routes if possible while traveling.
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Old 07-29-2012, 08:57 AM
 
Location: IN
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Stop it! You're making me homesick!
What, you really miss that 105-110F heat that Kansas has and the wind? The northside of Indy and Hamilton County is great by comparison.
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Old 07-29-2012, 09:00 AM
 
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denver, co
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Old 07-29-2012, 11:29 AM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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What, you really miss that 105-110F heat that Kansas has and the wind? The northside of Indy and Hamilton County is great by comparison.
Kansas has more going for it than just the weather. By the way, winters in western Kansas are sunny and gorgeous (except when there is a blizzard passing through).
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