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Old 03-23-2010, 07:29 PM
 
Location: Tucson/Nogales
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Before any AZers get on and do their thing, just like they do on our thread, let some other cities have a go at it! Ok, 4 hours to a beach if you aren't afraid of going to Mexico and getting shot by the drug cartel. LOL LOL LOL LOL
Never argue with a risk-taker like this. And if she gets caught up, in one of her driving escapes from AZ, in a drug gang battle where she gets hit with a stray bullet, she'll respond like a typical American: A purely isolated incident!

Same if OP gets carjacked along the way. No point in trying to reason with these people. Save your energy!

And those intelligent enough to overlook the media hype, and go to Puerto Penasco where the streets are deserted where they're "giving the Hotel rooms" away, these bargain hunters can't thank you enough for your ignorance and lack of courage.
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Old 03-24-2010, 12:16 AM
 
Location: Madrid
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Its not by chance that I drive to, or through Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park about every 8 to 10 weeks.


Went camping there last year. Rained non stop for 3 days and we were in a tent . Miserable at the time but looking back it was hilarious! amazing place too, the trees are MINDBLOWING.
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Old 03-24-2010, 05:36 PM
 
Location: Oregon
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Went camping there last year. Rained non stop for 3 days and we were in a tent . Miserable at the time but looking back it was hilarious! amazing place too, the trees are MINDBLOWING.
That's one reason that I use a trailer. Sold our 18' Komfort RV travel trailer to shed all that weight, and converted the blue cargo trailer as basically a tent on wheels. More than a queen size bed space, oak cabinets, TV, DVD player, electric and propane heat. Plenty of storage. 2000 lbs. fully loaded, and does not dent my mileage much.

I can hike all day in raingear or with an umbrella. I caught the last of the California series of storms last January, and that visit was one of the best I ever had, even with all the rain and wind. Its important to be prepared in the redwoods, with alternate lodging or hiking plans. A good motel is only like $60 a night in Crescent City, too.



Spent quite a bit of time during that January rain even, around Avenue of the Giants.

This is the Women's Federation Grove below. A temporary pond that formed in that rain storm. Some sights are not present in the summer.

Also looked for another Albino redwood, checked out Meyers Flat, and the Shrine Tree nearby too.

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Old 03-25-2010, 09:38 PM
 
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Atlanta: Centrally located in the Southern Peidmont (between the Mountains and the Atlantic or Gulf Coasts) provides an easy weekend getaway to either beaches or mountains in a short time. Georgia Also borders 5 states with access to other towns and cities ( FL, SC, AL, TN and NC).

Gulf Coast 4-5 hours

Panama City Beach
Destin
Ft. Walton Beach
Pensecola
etc..

Florida's North Atlantic Coast 5-6 hours

Jacksonville
Neptune Beach
Atlantic Beach
Jax Beach
St. Augustine
Daytona Beach

6 hours
Gainesville
Orlando (Disney, Universal, Seaworld etc..)
Tampa 6-7 hours

South Carolina/Georgia Coast
Myrtle Beach 6 hours (SC)
Hilton Head Island 4 hours (SC) (Rated best family fun beach closest to Atlanta)
Charleston (SC) 5 hours

Coastal Georgia's Barrier Islands (Great for kayaking, peaceful, wild and clean).
Tybee Island 4 hours(GA)
Jekyll Island (GA) 4.5 hours
St. Simmons Island (GA) 4.5 hours
Cumberland Island (GA) 5 hours
Savannah (GA) 3.5 hours

North Georgia's Blue Ridge Mountains 1-2 hours
Dawsonville (Amicalola Falls state park)
Dalonega
Helen
Blairsville
Toccoa
Chattanooga(TN)
Asheville (NC) (visit the Biltmore Estate the largest estate in the country).


Lake Lanier 45 minutes
Lake Allatoona 20-30 minutes
West Point Lake 1 hour
Lake Ocoonee 1 hour
Chattahooche River, Chattahooche National Forest and Recreation Area
Stone Mountain 20-30 minutes
Kennesaw Mountain 20 minutes
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Old 03-26-2010, 02:35 PM
 
Location: Oregon
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Atlanta: Centrally located in the Southern Peidmont (between the Mountains and the Atlantic or Gulf Coasts) provides an easy weekend getaway to either beaches or mountains in a short time. Georgia Also borders 5 states with access to other towns and cities ( FL, SC, AL, TN and NC).

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Coastal Georgia's Barrier Islands (Great for kayaking, peaceful, wild and clean).
Tybee Island 4 hours(GA)
Jekyll Island (GA) 4.5 hours
St. Simmons Island (GA) 4.5 hours
Cumberland Island (GA) 5 hours
Savannah (GA) 3.5 hours

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We moved to Savannah, GA, for about 8 months. It was very nice down that way walking the beaches. We were near Tybee Island I believe. We lived at the north end of Johnny Mercer Blvd..
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Old 03-28-2010, 10:42 AM
 
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I live in Dayton.
Close by:
In the Dayton Metro: Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, The Greene Town Center, the Nutter Center, the Oregon District
An HOUR SOUTH:
In the Cincinnati Metro: Bengals games, The Beach Waterpark, King's Island Theme Park, Kenwood Town Center, Cincinnati Mall, Carew Tower (one of the tallest skyscrapers built before the Empire State Building), downtown Cincinnati shopping in general, and Newport on the Levee, upcoming All American Tower
AN HOUR NORTH:
In the Columbus Metro: downtown, Short North, German Village, Ohio State games, COSI, and the Easton Town Center
-Lima and Springfield and Troy are moderately sized historic towns
TWO HOURS WEST:
In the Indianapolis Metro: plenty of suburban shopping, Children's Museum, DOWNTOWN, and beautiful suburbs!
THREE HOURS SOUTHWEST:
Louisville Metro
THREE HOURS NORTH:
Cleveland Metro= alot of shopping, Lake Erie, Cedar Point (one of the biggest theme parks in the world)
and don't forget Akron Metro, Canton, Youngstown
FOUR HOURS NORTH: Toledo
FOUR HOURS SOUTH: Memphis and Nashville
FOUR HOURS EAST: Pittsburgh
FIVE HOURS WEST: CHicago
Dayton has a really great proximity to alot of great cities!
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Old 03-28-2010, 05:26 PM
 
Location: STL
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St. Louis:
Chicago, IL - 260 miles
Indianapolis, IN - 235 miles
Kansas City, MO - 235 miles
Kansas City, KS - 240 miles
Memphis, TN - 240 miles
Tulsa, OK - 350 miles
Milwaukee, WI - 325 miles
Lake of the Ozarks, MO - 140 miles
Branson, MO - 215 miles
Des Moines, IA - 265 miles
Omaha, NE - 350 miles
Columbia, MO - 110 miles
Louisville, KY - 245 miles
Cincinnati - 305 miles
Nashville, TN - 250 miles
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Old 03-29-2010, 06:19 AM
 
Location: Columbia, SC
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I live in Dayton.
Close by:
In the Dayton Metro: Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, The Greene Town Center, the Nutter Center, the Oregon District
An HOUR SOUTH:
In the Cincinnati Metro: Bengals games, The Beach Waterpark, King's Island Theme Park, Kenwood Town Center, Cincinnati Mall, Carew Tower (one of the tallest skyscrapers built before the Empire State Building), downtown Cincinnati shopping in general, and Newport on the Levee, upcoming All American Tower
AN HOUR NORTH:
In the Columbus Metro: downtown, Short North, German Village, Ohio State games, COSI, and the Easton Town Center
-Lima and Springfield and Troy are moderately sized historic towns
TWO HOURS WEST:
In the Indianapolis Metro: plenty of suburban shopping, Children's Museum, DOWNTOWN, and beautiful suburbs!
THREE HOURS SOUTHWEST:
Louisville Metro
THREE HOURS NORTH:
Cleveland Metro= alot of shopping, Lake Erie, Cedar Point (one of the biggest theme parks in the world)
and don't forget Akron Metro, Canton, Youngstown
FOUR HOURS NORTH: Toledo
FOUR HOURS SOUTH: Memphis and Nashville
FOUR HOURS EAST: Pittsburgh
FIVE HOURS WEST: CHicago
Dayton has a really great proximity to alot of great cities!
According to my map, Columbus is pretty much due east of Dayton?? Plus, Toledo is not 4 hours from Dayton, more like an hour and a half - 2 hours. I find it interesting you left out Detroit since you are about 3 hours away from there as well.

You are right though in that Dayton is in good proximity to a lot of great cities, now if only they could get their local economy back on track, that area has taken a huge hit w/DHL among others packing up shop and leaving the area.
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Old 03-29-2010, 07:18 AM
 
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2 to 5 hours from Kansas City. Not much that interests me though I will occasionally take an overnight trip to Iowa to hike around a forest or park. The landscape in western Kansas is dramatically different from KC and from time to time I'll go out there to get a little fresh air and peace and quiet.
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Old 03-29-2010, 09:42 AM
 
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From Rochester it's around 5 hours from NYC, Boston and Philly.
2.5 hours from Toronto. 4.5 From Ottawa.
Close to Buffalo, Syracuse, Adirondacks, Niagara falls, Cleveland, Catskills.
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