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Old 11-14-2006, 06:24 PM
 
Location: Thumb of Michigan
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I agree with a few posters about The Blue Ridge Parkway. It is a beautiful drive, feels like driving back through time.
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Old 11-14-2006, 08:10 PM
 
Location: Oregon Coast
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Oregon-The vast Columbia river which divides Oregon from Washington is quite a sight to see.
Portland is the largest city in Oregon and from there you'd want to drive east down the Columbia gorge. Drving down I-84 get off to see Montnomah Falls. It's either the second or third tallest waterfall in the USA. It's surrounded by some great scenery as well. You can use the trail to hike up to the top of the waterfall. Getting back on to I-84 east you'll see Mt.Hood in the distance. It's 11,000 feet high. Going on down the road you'll want to stop at the town of Hood River then head on up toward the mountain for some great skiing,snowboarding,and great views.

Another place to see that I think is just beautiful is the Oregon Coast. It's unspoiled nature at it's best. Anytime of year is good but the weather is best during late summer and fall. Bring your camera.

Starting at Portland you can drive straight down I-5 and see many of the larger cities in Oregon. Stop in to see Eugene the most liberal city north of San Fransico. Students,Yuppies,and all types are here.

You may want to go check out Bend Oregon since it's become such a popular place for those with $$$$$$$$ to live. Ashland is Is a quaint smaller town with USO in the middle of it. Lots of real liberal types and $$$$$$$$ too.

Have a good time and enjoy your trip across the USA. It's a great nation to see.
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Old 11-14-2006, 09:36 PM
 
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You have to see the Grand Canyon, I still think it was the most awesome sight I have seen , it made me teary eyed. Red rocks of Sedona are beautiful. The desert around the Tucson area is also beautiful, where else will you see the majestic saguaro cactus?
My adopted home also has beautiful mountain ranges, the Tucson area is surrounded by many mountain ranges, we have the Catalina mts, where you drive up from the desert floor of 2,000+ feet to the top which is over 9,500 feet, it is the most southern ski area in the country, yes believe it or not we have a little ski area up there its called Mt. Lemmon. Also we have the Rincon Mts, the Tucson Mts and the Santa Rita mts.
Tucson has a lot of Mexican influence. Sadly the desert is being bladed for the development community greed.
People here are sort of laid back but its changing because our new residents are from all over.
Yes we do have seasons here but they are not so obvious as say back east.
Lots of tourist attractions of course that I could mention but to me the beauty of Arizona is in its natural wonders. Ok, I forgot our skies, yes you can still see the most beautiful skies out here, blue, and at night you can still see the stars.
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Old 11-14-2006, 09:48 PM
 
Location: Traverse City, MI
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hi tuscondesertdweller! i have been to arizona and have seen the grand canyon, it was beautiful! and the scenery is amazing... i love the cactuses... cacti... whatever LOL. it is definitely a state i am excited to see again. being up in michigan, i really miss those blue skies...

never been down to tucson, though, only as far south as flagstaff... maybe further... but not to phoenix.

thank you for sharing all of that!
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Old 11-15-2006, 04:25 AM
 
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California -- but it's got so much to see, it would take an hour to tell you all about it.
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Old 11-15-2006, 10:01 AM
 
Location: NJ/SC
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Especilly being that you're an artist, go to NYC if you haven't already been. There's so much to see and do there. Fav. things in NY: Met. Museum of Art, Museum of Natural History, Walkng & shopping in Greenwich Village/Soho, Central Park, Times Square, tons of ethnic restaurants, Jazz bars, street flea markets. Also, if happen to be there when something good is at Radio City Music hall, that's a great place to see a show or concert.
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Old 11-15-2006, 01:21 PM
 
Location: Haddington, E. Lothian, Scotland
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Especilly being that you're an artist, go to NYC if you haven't already been. There's so much to see and do there. Fav. things in NY: Met. Museum of Art, Museum of Natural History, Walkng & shopping in Greenwich Village/Soho, Central Park, Times Square, tons of ethnic restaurants, Jazz bars, street flea markets. Also, if happen to be there when something good is at Radio City Music hall, that's a great place to see a show or concert.
You are so spot on. Unfortunately THE place to be in NYC closed this Halloween.

CBGB RIP.
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