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Old 10-26-2012, 06:51 AM
 
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that sound wonderful. America is a big country a lot to see on road trip, i better plan to do that soon, getting harder to sit/drive car for long period of time, and i don't think it would get easier for me.
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Old 10-26-2012, 09:59 AM
 
Location: Emerald Coast
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Maineah, my cousin did almost the same trip as you, location and duration. Same observations and response. Said that all through the Dakotas and Montana did not see one young person with a tatoo or metal hanging off their face. Very friendly and helpful folks in those sparsely populated areas.
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Old 10-26-2012, 11:38 PM
 
Location: MidCoast Maine
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Very cool trip, Maineah.
We took a long road trip through some of the same area years ago and loved it. I loved visiting Mt Rushmore and having "Breakfast with the Presidents". (breakfast in that large dining area that overlooks the monument!).
At that time, the dining area was almost unchanged from when that great scene in Hitchcock's "North by Northwest" was filmed there with Cary Grant.
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Old 10-31-2012, 09:31 AM
 
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Very cool trip, Maineah.
We took a long road trip through some of the same area years ago and loved it. I loved visiting Mt Rushmore and having "Breakfast with the Presidents". (breakfast in that large dining area that overlooks the monument!).
At that time, the dining area was almost unchanged from when that great scene in Hitchcock's "North by Northwest" was filmed there with Cary Grant.
The large dining room is still there, don't know about breakfast though! We had lunch there but we ate outside as it was such a gorgeous day.
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Old 10-31-2012, 09:35 AM
 
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Maineah, my cousin did almost the same trip as you, location and duration. Same observations and response. Said that all through the Dakotas and Montana did not see one young person with a tatoo or metal hanging off their face. Very friendly and helpful folks in those sparsely populated areas.
Nope not a lot of ink or metal on the kids out west! They're not afraid to work at a McDonalds or Burger King either. Its amazing how sparsley populated some of that area is. We had tailgate picnics almost daily and just pulled over to the side of the secondary roads. Sometimes we'd finish eating before we saw another vevicle. Nice country!
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Old 10-31-2012, 09:38 AM
 
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Maineah, when I think about where & how I would like to go if I could, it's pretty much what you describe. I'm glad you & your wife had good travels, and especially that you found friendly people along the way. It is good to get away, but I'm guessing that you were glad to return home to Maine, too. Seeing this amazing country is awesome, returning to Maine - awesomer!
That was one thing we said on the way home. Every place we saw was unique but no place made us want to pack up and leave Maine. Maine really does have it all and we came to appreciate what we have here.
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Old 10-31-2012, 02:39 PM
 
Location: Log "cabin" west of Bangor
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Nice trip. We like road trips but we haven't had the time or money for a while. Last one I went on was on my bike, was gone for more than a month...would have liked to have kept going for a few more months too...maybe indefinitely.
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Old 11-01-2012, 12:38 PM
 
Location: Chicago area
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That was one thing we said on the way home. Every place we saw was unique but no place made us want to pack up and leave Maine. Maine really does have it all and we came to appreciate what we have here.
I know what you mean Maineah. I can't wait to be back in Maine this winter. Lets hope there's some snow this time.
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Old 11-01-2012, 06:46 PM
 
Location: Eastport, Maine
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I was lucky enough to take a road trip like yours. I found the heart of America in small towns in every state. I had vehicle problems twice, and I was helped in ways unimaginable in large cities. That is a trip you will never forget! I took my trip in 1976, the bicentennial year. There was a National Park Bicentennial Pass that I bought, and saw most all the national parks west of the Mississippi.

Wyoming and Montana are a lot like Maine.....the western states are great....but I will take the Ocean over them! Glad you had fun Maineah!
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