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Old 10-18-2018, 06:49 PM
 
Location: South Park, San Diego
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Colorado has intensely dramatic scenery in the western third of the state but the eastern 2/3 is nothing but (kinda) rolling prairie. It doesn’t look any different than neighboring Nebraska. I’ve driven through it many times. Arizona, while being mostly desert, has I think consistently more dramatic scenery. It has some great mountain ranges and the rock formations throughout the desert are fantastic, even as it too has stretches of flat and pretty boring landscape (mostly desert and some farmland).
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Old 10-18-2018, 07:01 PM
 
Location: Mars City
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...Texas is so boring from what I heard.
You've heard wrong. Whatever...

Embrace the lies and false assumptions.

Last edited by Thoreau424; 10-18-2018 at 07:11 PM..
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Old 10-18-2018, 08:06 PM
 
Location: Tempe, AZ
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I-17 isnít even the best freeway. Try the infamous freeway in Monument Valley or the 89A. Or the 260 up the mogollon rim!

I-17 is neat though, but you shouldíve picked a video with shows it entirely, from Flag to Phoenix
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Old 10-18-2018, 11:12 PM
 
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I am pretty sure majority of the flat parts of Colorado are suburbanized, urbanized, or have farmland anyways, so at least that would add to any boring pancake stretch of land. California is crowded for a reason. California has a lot of mountains and there is not much flat land to relieve crowdedness.
There are plenty of stretches of flat land in Colorado that is just flat ranch land.
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Old 10-19-2018, 06:10 AM
 
Location: New Jersey
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There are plenty of stretches of flat land in Colorado that is just flat ranch land.
At least most humans utilize flat land for farming or building and all of that makes up for the blandness in scenery.
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Old 10-19-2018, 08:11 AM
 
Location: Lil Rhodey
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Eww you hate the West. Maybe tropical scenery is your favorite thing or the ugly scenery of the non-tropical East Coast.
yeah, the New England coast is really ugly. smh
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Old 10-19-2018, 09:22 AM
 
Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota
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At least most humans utilize flat land for farming or building and all of that makes up for the blandness in scenery.
Maybe in the Borg-colonized future version of Earth. You've never driven through eastern Colorado, I assume? This is the view one sees across the entire eastern section of the state:

https://www.google.com/maps/@39.2943...7i13312!8i6656

https://www.google.com/maps/@40.2075...7i13312!8i6656

https://www.google.com/maps/@37.2792...7i13312!8i6656

The emptiness is sort of majestic in a way, but not exactly interesting.
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Old 10-19-2018, 10:31 AM
 
Location: Denver
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At least most humans utilize flat land for farming or building and all of that makes up for the blandness in scenery.
Not really. Itís empty space you canít do much with. Too dry. Both states have some of the ugliest spots in the country, in between the pretty parts. In AZ we gave it to the Indians. Way to go Uncle Sam...

I like Colorado better because I donít like every plant covered in thorns. BOth have real nice rocks.
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Old 10-19-2018, 10:46 AM
 
Location: East of the Sun, West of the Moon
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yeah, the New England coast is really ugly. smh
You cannot disagree with potanta.

If potanta says yellow is more beautiful than blue, you better believe that yellow is more beautiful than blue. Or you are just lying to yourself.
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Old 10-19-2018, 11:12 AM
 
Location: New Jersey
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yeah, the New England coast is really ugly. smh
I'd have to disagree a bit. I think it's the Mid-Atlantic that's really ugly such as New Jersey, Delaware, and Maryland. Vermont, New Hampshire (visited those two), and Maine have somewhat beautiful scenery. They have unusual looking trees and nicer mountains than the Mid-Alantic.
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