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Old 10-05-2016, 12:17 PM
 
Location: Bel Air, California
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I like the Midwest's beauty hidden. I like being able to go to the beach and not having it crowded or hiking in the UP and not seeing another soul for miles. I like biking in the driftless region and getting some big hills. Even in Kansas I like getting BBQ and a big fat steak. I'd rather keep these things secert so we aren't bombarded by annoying tourists.
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these things called "lakes"...many have sand along the shore, which are called "beaches", Midwest people will sit or lay on blankets or towels on these places of sand and soak up the warm sun rays...sometimes they walk into the water and move their arms and legs to propel themselves across the top of the water in what is often referred to as "swimming" and then return to their spot on the "beach"
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Old 10-05-2016, 12:25 PM
 
Location: Philaburbia
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Driving through OH and IN through Columbus and Indy leaves a lot to be desired. Granted this was all highway drive but flat and boring (contrast to WV and parts of PA). And I guess that's where the midwest gets it's reputation because the interstate drives are generally very stale.
As Betty Draper once said, only boring people are bored.

It's impossible to drive the width or length of Ohio in any direction and have it be "flat and boring", because there are plenty of hills in the south and east. The flattest cross-state interstate drive is I-90, most of which is in or near the lake plain, and driving through Cleveland is far from boring anyway.
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Old 10-05-2016, 01:16 PM
 
Location: Mid-Atlantic
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these things called "lakes"...many have sand along the shore, which are called "beaches", Midwest people will sit or lay on blankets or towels on these places of sand and soak up the warm sun rays...sometimes they walk into the water and move their arms and legs to propel themselves across the top of the water in what is often referred to as "swimming" and then return to their spot on the "beach"
I'll admit that I didn't know there were nice beaches there until I was in my twenties.
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Old 10-05-2016, 01:21 PM
 
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As Betty Draper once said, only boring people are bored.

It's impossible to drive the width or length of Ohio in any direction and have it be "flat and boring", because there are plenty of hills in the south and east. The flattest cross-state interstate drive is I-90, most of which is in or near the lake plain, and driving through Cleveland is far from boring anyway.
We drove on I-70 and eastern part bordering WV was hilly I guess but near Columbus and through Indy was plain and flat as I recall.
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Old 10-05-2016, 01:39 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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As Betty Draper once said, only boring people are bored.
I suspect Betty Draper never drove I-70 through Kansas.
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Old 10-05-2016, 03:58 PM
 
Location: Philaburbia
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We drove on I-70 and eastern part bordering WV was hilly I guess but near Columbus and through Indy was plain and flat as I recall.
Well, good, you just affirmed my point.
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Old 10-05-2016, 08:02 PM
 
Location: Northern United States
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The Midwest is home to Authentic Down to Earth people. You won't find that elsewhere in America.
Yeah sure, there are no other down to earth people in the US. Stop it, all regions and states have their fair share of good and bad people.
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Old 10-06-2016, 07:24 AM
 
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I suspect Betty Draper never drove I-70 through Kansas.
True true. This drive is brutally monotonous.
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Old 10-06-2016, 08:42 AM
 
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Well, good, you just affirmed my point.
Yes, that most of the interstate drive through this area is flat and plain
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Old 10-06-2016, 09:55 AM
 
Location: Philaburbia
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Yes, that most of the interstate drive through this area is flat and plain
Uh, no. But thanks for playing!
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