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Old 12-25-2008, 09:22 PM
 
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I would skip Pierre, SD. It's too far off the Interstate and there's nothing there except the state capitol which is very boring. That will give you an extra day in Rapid City and the Black Hills to see Mount Rushmore, Custer State Park, Crazy Horse, and Deadwood.

Great list by the way!
I TOTALLY forgot about Mt. Rushmore! Thanks for reminding me!
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Old 12-25-2008, 09:36 PM
 
Location: Pompano Beach, Florida
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You'll be missing the beautiful scenery and culture of the east coast but the desert southwest can be amazingly scenic so will have a great time.
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Old 12-25-2008, 09:56 PM
 
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You'll be missing the beautiful scenery and culture of the east coast but the desert southwest can be amazingly scenic so will have a great time.
The northeast and east aren't totally out of the question, but since those are much easier for us to go to anytime, we are starting with the far away places first and seeing what happens when we are finished.
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Old 12-25-2008, 10:02 PM
 
Location: moving again
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After Mississippi you should head to areas of the South and Northeast. Lots of things to see in there. Although do you have a time frame?
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Old 12-25-2008, 10:05 PM
 
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Well, we know it will begin in Mid-May and go through at least the end of July. We will have to figure out the exact time frame closer to time. That's why I'm making a list of EVERYWHERE we want to go and EVERYTHING we want to see. We can narrow down for time later.
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Old 12-25-2008, 11:23 PM
 
Location: Southwest Washington
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After hitting up Seattle and Olympia I'd hit up Portland for sure, then go out to the coast and drive the 101 from there down to San Francisco. BEAUTIFUL scenery and you can catch the Redwoods on the way down.
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Old 12-25-2008, 11:33 PM
 
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After hitting up Seattle and Olympia I'd hit up Portland for sure, then go out to the coast and drive the 101 from there down to San Francisco. BEAUTIFUL scenery and you can catch the Redwoods on the way down.

Thanks for the tip. Sounds good.
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Old 12-26-2008, 02:53 PM
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I have a few different ideas for you.

Colorado is one of the most beautiful states I've been to. Go there! Even if you don't stop anywhere, the drive is beautiful and will make up (somewhat) for Nebraska.

Eugene is boring and I haven't heard good things about Salem either. Head to Corvallis instead. Also, Bend if it's not too far out of the way.

If you're heading down to LA, make sure to stop in Santa Cruz along the way. And the Big Sur area.

From your list, it's not clear if you're hitting many outdoor places. You mention Yellowstone and a forest in Utah. So I'll suggest the following: Rocky Mountain National Park (CO); Badlands and Devil's Tower (SD); Arches, Canyonlands, Bryce and Zion (UT); Grand Canyon (AZ); Lake Tahoe (CA/NV); White Sands (NM). There are probably a few that I'm missing. Also, make sure to go to the Grand Tetons when you're in Yellowstone.
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Old 12-26-2008, 04:37 PM
 
Location: Earth at the moment
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How long time is this planning to take, 5 or 6 years?
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Old 12-31-2008, 09:43 PM
 
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I already said, I am make a list of EVERYWHERE I would want to go and then whittling down for time constraints.
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