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Old 03-18-2008, 03:00 PM
 
Location: Asheville, NC
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I was born and raised in Tennessee, finished college and I've been working this job outside of Seattle for the past 10 months. I miss my family so in two weeks I am driving back home to start a new job. Does anybody have ideas about fun things to do on the way? I'm up for anything. Also if any church groups wouldn't mind I would really appreciate a place to stay for a night. I don't have any kind of a time table so if you need help with chores or whatever I could definitely help out.

Anyone in between Seattle and Tennessee? I'm probably taking the northerly route.

Thanks!!

Mike
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Old 03-20-2008, 08:47 PM
 
Location: Cumberland Cove, Monterey, TN
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I was born and raised in Tennessee, finished college and I've been working this job outside of Seattle for the past 10 months. I miss my family so in two weeks I am driving back home to start a new job. Does anybody have ideas about fun things to do on the way? I'm up for anything. Also if any church groups wouldn't mind I would really appreciate a place to stay for a night. I don't have any kind of a time table so if you need help with chores or whatever I could definitely help out.

Anyone in between Seattle and Tennessee? I'm probably taking the northerly route.

Thanks!!

Mike
If you will be taking I-90 east, you will be near Yellowstone National Park when you get into Montana. It is a beautiful park with a lot to see. The weather might be a factor to consider that far north. If you take I-84 southeast to I-80 east, when you get to Cheyenne, Wyoming, you will be just north of Rocky Mountain National Park. If you drive further south into Colorado on I-25, you can see Denver. If you continue south from there, you can visit Colorado Springs. In that area, you will find the Air Force Academy, Garden of the Gods, Royal Gorge, and the Incline Railway. I've never driven through many of the states east of Wyoming and Colorado, so I can't offer any advice there. I don't blame you for wanting to return to Tennessee. I plan to retire in Tennessee in 6 to 7 years. Have a safe trip!

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Old 03-20-2008, 10:08 PM
 
Location: Southeast Missouri
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If you take the route that Google Maps outlined you'll go through St. Louis and Kansas City, as well as Omaha, so there's some fun to be had there. But I typed in from Seattle to Memphis because I didn't know which TN city it was.

If you want to travel a little longer you can go through Minneapolis, Indianapolis, and Chicago. Milwaukee and Cincinnati maybe if you want to take a side trip.

Another route would have you pass through Salt Lake City and Denver, as well as Kansas City and St. Louis.
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Old 03-20-2008, 11:27 PM
 
Location: Originally Fayetteville, Arkansas/ now Seattle, Washington!
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I make the drive from Seattle to Arkansas a few times every year to visit family and friends. The way i take in the summer i go through Boise, Salt Lake City, Cheyenne, Denver, Witchita, Tulsa, then Fayetteville Arkansas, my hometown(I'm a born and raised Arkansan, and proud of it!! )! If you just keep on goin (and not take the 540 up to NW Ark) then you'll eventually get to Memphis, then ya just keep on goin whereever it is in Tenn. you are goin! In the winter, I go first south through Portland, Sacremento, Fresno, Bakersfield, Barstow, Needles, beautiful Flagstaff, Albuquerque, Amarillo, Oklahoma City(The hometown of much of my family, love OKC!), then hit the 540 to NWA, which you can continue on the 40 to Memphis and beyond. Either way has a lot to do, very beautiful scenery!! The most i've done these trips was i believe 4 times in one year lol, never again its a long trip! Approx 32 hours the first way(64 round trip), Approx 40 hours the other way(80 round trip). Just letting ya know others of us have and still do this! If you want any specifics, let me know!
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