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Old 11-21-2014, 09:03 AM
 
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Does it not suck for you Americans that most states are so far away from each other? I live in south of England, and just to get up north takes about 3-4 hours by car. I have heard Americans say that it takes about that duration of time just to hop to the neighbouring state, let alone go from south to north, east to west coast etc. If i was a new yorker, it would be so frustrating having to take the plane to California instead of being able to drive. I am just curious if you ever feel that exact frustration with living in the USA? Beautiful country though, no doubt.
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Old 11-21-2014, 09:25 AM
 
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Palmyra Atoll..

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Old 11-21-2014, 09:40 AM
 
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Does it not suck for you Americans that most states are so far away from each other? I live in south of England, and just to get up north takes about 3-4 hours by car. I have heard Americans say that it takes about that duration of time just to hop to the neighbouring state, let alone go from south to north, east to west coast etc. If i was a new yorker, it would be so frustrating having to take the plane to California instead of being able to drive. I am just curious if you ever feel that exact frustration with living in the USA? Beautiful country though, no doubt.
No, because thats the just the way it is.

You're right tho. For me to even get out of the state of Florida will be a 6 hour drive... I often times will just fly to another city in the state if I have to.

I just flew back from Los Angeles to Miami....and it was about a 5 hour flight. Never really thought about it being frustrating....it's just the way it is and has always been. Same applies to Canada, Australia etc...
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Old 11-21-2014, 11:06 AM
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I visited Oregon this past summer and Crater Lake is AMAZING. Truly one of the most beautiful places in the country.
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Old 11-21-2014, 11:09 AM
 
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I visited Oregon this past summer and Crater Lake is AMAZING. Truly one of the most beautiful places in the country.
Crater Lake does look very beautiful!

https://www.google.com/maps/@42.9154...V0cRQ!2e0!3e11
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Old 11-21-2014, 12:19 PM
 
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This is a great thread. I will just add in a few places to consider.

1) The San Juan mountains in southern Colorado when the aspen are turning:

[url=http://www.mountainphotography.com/photo/sneffels-range-autumn/]Sneffels Range Autumn : San Juan Mountains, Colorado : Mountain Photography by Jack Brauer[/url]

2) Mount Rainier

[url]https://mrsammy7.wordpress.com/2012/07/15/mt-rainier-national-park/#jp-carousel-4333[/url]

3) Manhattan from the observation deck of the Empire State Building

[url=http://www.isack-art.com/index.php#mi=2&pt=1&pi=10000&s=15&p=6&a=0&at=0]Isack Kousnsky[/url]

4) Acadia National Park

[url]http://travel.sndimg.com/static_files/imagesource/imageoutput9/acadia-national-park_966x543.jpg[/url]
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Old 11-21-2014, 12:24 PM
 
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Malibu, CA.. La Jolla, CA and Maui in Hawaii.
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Old 11-21-2014, 05:37 PM
 
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The Carmel/Monterey/Big Sur area isn't too shabby. Yosemite would also make the list, in my opinion.
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Old 11-21-2014, 06:05 PM
 
Location: City of Atlanta
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The Cascades
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Old 11-21-2014, 06:47 PM
 
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Does it not suck for you Americans that most states are so far away from each other? I live in south of England, and just to get up north takes about 3-4 hours by car. I have heard Americans say that it takes about that duration of time just to hop to the neighbouring state, let alone go from south to north, east to west coast etc. If i was a new yorker, it would be so frustrating having to take the plane to California instead of being able to drive. I am just curious if you ever feel that exact frustration with living in the USA? Beautiful country though, no doubt.
It doesn't suck for me, I think it's cool. It feels kind of adventurous to get on a plane for somewhere 5 hours away that looks and feels different than your state or area, yet is still your country so you still have that security and sense of home. You can be from NJ and visit the Grand Canyon and stand there, in a place that looks vastly different than what we have here in NJ, but stand there and take it all in and be like, wow... this is all America. This is my country, it's part of my home. I don't live HERE exactly, but if I move here tomorrow I will still be an American but in a totally new area of America. It's not weird for me at all and it doesn't suck IMO.
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