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Old 04-21-2020, 07:54 AM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX USA
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I would say Maryland. There is reason its called America in Miniature.
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Old 04-21-2020, 09:24 AM
 
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I’ve been to most states and find them beautiful for different reasons.

Overall, Hawaii is my favorite—the most relaxing for a vacation.

Arizona/Grand Canyon was a surprisingly spiritual experience for me. I didn’t want to leave. It felt like God was closer.

NC/Tennessee and Rocky Mountain National Park are lovely at different times of the year. Fall is incredible there.

This will sound odd, but growing up in the upper Midwest, I find the rolling farmland there to be beautiful and moving. Maybe because it reminds me of my life when it was simpler, more innocent.
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Old 04-21-2020, 01:46 PM
 
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North Carolina! Everything from the Blue Ridge Parkway to the Outer Banks. A slice of heaven year round!
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Old 04-21-2020, 02:31 PM
 
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Traveled across all of the South and most of the central states. Would have to go with Nevada for 1st place. New Mexico and California are right behind it. Only spent a few days in California, but I figure it would take first if I had spent more time there. Utah, Hawaii & Alaska are the few states I'd like to visit.
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Old 04-21-2020, 03:23 PM
 
Location: plano
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New Mexico.

Santa Fe, Taos, feel like foreign cities in our country. but not European nor Asian but uniquely American Indian

Drive to Taos from Santa Fe as the sun sets...seeing the sunset colors reflect off the snow caped mountains that Taos lights string out along its base with the high desert landscape interrupted by the Rio Grande River Gorge....amazing

Taos Pueblo inhabited continuously around 1000 years.

Stars overing the sky in a blanket of lights around 4am with a clear sky from 10000 feet elevation...its an incredible view

High road to Taos from Santa Fe, set your clock back 100 years

Los Alamos, Las Cruses and White Sands and the Canadian River Crossing near Roy NM

The food, the variety of people (Spanish, American Indians and a all american mix), the land of Enchantment, a Whole other country feeling
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Old 04-21-2020, 04:29 PM
 
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For me Denver 1973-1988,it was not crowded and no problems,Evergreen & Conifer were changing from summer homes.
The surrounding area was very placid.
Rocky Mountain National Park was a favorite.We lost our son at age 30 buried in Fort Logan to a brain tumor.
He pen palled with Allen Phipps Bronco's owner from1973-1988 who was very gracious to us.
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Old 04-21-2020, 06:17 PM
 
Location: Tucson Arizona
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Spring in the Midwest! Everybody so excited by the warming weather, flowers everywhere.
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Old 04-21-2020, 10:08 PM
 
Location: San Francisco Bay Area
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We have a beautiful country, that's for sure.

Nevertheless, I am partial to two places in Northern California:

1) A redwood forest near the Avenue of the Giants with the sun streaming down, which reminds me of standing in a great cathedral.

2.) Yosemite National Park
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Old 04-21-2020, 10:57 PM
 
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We have a beautiful country, that's for sure.

Nevertheless, I am partial to two places in Northern California:

1) A redwood forest near the Avenue of the Giants with the sun streaming down, which reminds me of standing in a great cathedral.

2.) Yosemite National Park


I hope it stays beautiful.
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Old 04-22-2020, 07:33 AM
 
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New Mexico.

Santa Fe, Taos, feel like foreign cities in our country. but not European nor Asian but uniquely American Indian

Drive to Taos from Santa Fe as the sun sets...seeing the sunset colors reflect off the snow caped mountains that Taos lights string out along its base with the high desert landscape interrupted by the Rio Grande River Gorge....amazing

Taos Pueblo inhabited continuously around 1000 years.

Stars overing the sky in a blanket of lights around 4am with a clear sky from 10000 feet elevation...its an incredible view

High road to Taos from Santa Fe, set your clock back 100 years

Los Alamos, Las Cruses and White Sands and the Canadian River Crossing near Roy NM

The food, the variety of people (Spanish, American Indians and a all american mix), the land of Enchantment, a Whole other country feeling
Your post beautifully describes that area (Santa Fe, Taos) and reminds me of a great vacation we spent there. It is a place out of time.
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