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Old 09-12-2009, 04:47 PM
 
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Richmond Virginia would be a good choice and would put you between the south and the Northeast. They also have great whitewater rafting.

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Old 09-12-2009, 05:13 PM
 
Location: NE TN~ TriCities
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If you're willing to go a little more than six hours on your trips, Knoxville TN is good. It puts you at roughly seven or eight hours from the Atlantic Coast (Myrtle Beach SC), the Gulf of Mexico (Pensacola FL) St. Louis, and Chicago, with plenty to see and do in all the cities in between. Immerse yourself in southern culture one weekend and go to the Smithsonian or the Field Museum the next.
It also puts you on the edge of the Appalachian mountains with plenty of white water sports nearby. Tennessee Whitewater Paddling | Tennessee Whitewater Kayaking Routes
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Old 09-13-2009, 08:05 AM
 
Location: Portland Oregon via Hawaii
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Thanks Dubblet, I will look into Knoxville
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Old 09-13-2009, 05:25 PM
 
Location: Portland Oregon via Hawaii
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Hey Cubblet, I looked into Knoxville, interesting. I noticed how close it is to Asheville too! Nice. will do more research. oh and lots of amusement parts near by. Still, seems like Charlotte may have a better radius for sightseeing.
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Old 09-13-2009, 06:55 PM
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If weather wasn't such a big issue, Syracuse would be perfect. Let's see, within 5-6 hours you have:the Adirondacks, the Finger Lakes, a couple of the Great Lakes, NYC, Boston, Toronto, Montreal, Philadelphia, DC, Baltimore, Pittsburgh, Ottawa, Cleveland, the Catskills, the Poconos, the Grand Canyon of the East in Letchworth State Park, Niagara Falls, the 1000 Islands, Cooperstown(Baseball Hall of Fame), Cape Cod, Martha's Vineyard, the Hamptons and sooooo much more........
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Old 09-13-2009, 08:19 PM
 
Location: NE TN~ TriCities
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Hey Cubblet, I looked into Knoxville, interesting. I noticed how close it is to Asheville too! Nice. will do more research. oh and lots of amusement parts near by. Still, seems like Charlotte may have a better radius for sightseeing.
But Charlotte puts you 12 hours from Chicago!

Charlotte seems like a good location too, but it does put some of the more interesting Midwestern cities out of the reach of a long weekend trip IMO. Just something to keep in mind, although I realize not everyone might dream of visiting cities like Little Rock, or St. Louis, both of which I have thoroughly enjoyed visiting.

Good luck with your search.
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Old 09-13-2009, 09:42 PM
 
Location: Portland Oregon via Hawaii
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Thanks for your input DubbleT, and everyone else.

Growing up in Hawaii and then 5 years in Portland, I can honestly say, I have no clue what I'm doing when it comes to picking the next 5 years of my life : )

All my knowledge comes from reading post on this web site and a few "best places to live" web sites. I just wanted to say thank you to all the people that have given me suggestions and advice. Please keep up the good work, I'm sure there are a lot of people like me out there that need a guiding hand.
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Old 09-27-2009, 09:26 PM
 
Location: Portland Oregon via Hawaii
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