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Old 06-03-2008, 05:41 PM
Location: Long Island
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You asked about the terrain. Have taken I-40 from Flagstaff thru AZ, NM, TX, OK and then headed south at Memphis. To be honest, the ride from Flagstaff is a blur, but there is a sign at Winslow, AZ - it you're a fan, I think they have a flatbed Ford set up where you can get a picture! NM has a varied terrain. Some sections are hilly in the west, as you're going across the Continental Divide. However, as to steepness, it's not bad. You'll just go up and down hill. Try to avoid ABQ at rush hour, as I-40 and I-25 (known locally as the Big I) can sometimes get a bit busy.

There is a truck traffic, but there are plenty cars and RV's as well. I prefer the I-40 ride to taking I-10. I-10 takes you thru approx. 900 miles in TX, with nothing really to see (plus no cell service, radio and no rest stops) until you get to San Antonio. Then there's a lot of traffic around Houston. I've done that ride a couple times, and always go back to I-40. I find it's faster.

From eastern NM thru to Oklahoma, City, pretty flat, but from east OK to Little Rock, up and down the hills we go. There's actually a nice rest stop in Oklahoma, east of OK, City, which has a lot of info on the Native Americans in the state. East of Little Rock is pretty flat - it's the rice growing area of the state!
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Old 08-19-2008, 06:39 AM
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Follow up- We made it just fine with no problems whatsoever. Believe it or not, our favorite place was Memphis for the food and music, though I won $400 in Laughlin, NV. I also LOVED the Wildhorse saloon in Nashville. The Southern US is amazingly beautiful, something I never would have known had we not taken this trip!
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Old 08-19-2008, 07:52 AM
Location: mass
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well, if you are moving to North Carolina for a while, there is no reason to do this during your journey (well, maybe there is depending on your route and where you are ending up) but Chimeny Rock, I think in Asheville (sp) is a MUST see in North Carolina. I've only been there once about 12 years ago but it was one of the most beautiful places I have ever been to. a lovely way to spend a day!
"A scenic attraction in the Blue Ridge Mountains. With hiking trails to the waterfall, unusual rock formations, picnic areas, nature center, and more."
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