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Old 03-01-2014, 09:50 PM
 
Location: Phoenix
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arizona, new mexico, prob utah trump anything out east
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Old 03-01-2014, 10:08 PM
 
Location: Charlotte
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arizona, new mexico, prob utah trump anything out east
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Old 03-01-2014, 10:42 PM
 
Location: Phoenix
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can you go skiing, golfing, and swimming within an hours drive in charlotte?
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Old 03-02-2014, 04:24 AM
 
Location: Charlotte
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can you go skiing, golfing, and swimming within an hours drive in charlotte?
Since when did Charlotte become a state?

But to answer your question, no. But I can in North Carolina.
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Old 03-02-2014, 08:42 AM
 
Location: Twin Cities (StP)
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Arizona and New Mexico
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Old 03-02-2014, 09:57 AM
 
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For such a small state, Massachusetts has a pretty good variety of geography. You have sand dunes down on Cape Cod, mountains out in the Berkshires, and marshes up on the North Shore.













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Old 03-02-2014, 07:09 PM
 
Location: Phoenix
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Since when did Charlotte become a state?

But to answer your question, no. But I can in North Carolina.
i just saw where you lived so i mentioned it. where exactly in north carolina can you do all 3 within an hours drive.
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Old 03-03-2014, 12:15 AM
 
Location: Prince George's County, Maryland
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In no order, but my list:

California
Maryland
Virginia
North Carolina
Texas
New Mexico
Georgia
Michigan
Pennsylvania
New York
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Old 03-03-2014, 07:58 AM
 
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Outside of the beaches, Florida might seem flat and repetitive compared to some other states.
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Old 03-03-2014, 09:47 PM
 
Location: Carrboro, NC
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can you go skiing, golfing, and swimming within an hours drive in charlotte?
Skiing is actually a 2 hour drive from Charlotte, though the caliber of skiing options in the southeastern US is not on par with the northeast, let alone the rocky mountain states. You'd go to Beech or Sugar Mtn to practice for the real ski trip out west.

Swimming was probably a poor choice to pit 3 landlocked states against a coastal state on though. It's a 3 hour drive to the beach from Charlotte. How many days does it take you to drive to the pacific from Utah or New Mexico? And even then, the beaches in SoCal are very cold. Whereas the southeastern US beaches are practically bathwater in the summer, and they're swimmable for much longer.

Different places have different types of beauty. I do think that the mountains, deserts, and canyons of UT, AZ, and NM are fantastic and put them in a different tier than NC, though I think there are areas in NC that are every bit as beautiful as what you can find in these western states. There's less diversity, but there's still enough to spend a lifetime exploring.
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