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Old 09-16-2014, 01:23 AM   #81
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Yes, the Chrysler Building is on my "to-do" list if I ever get to the States.

Oh dear, New England in the fall to Monument Valley via New York and San Francisco - I'd better get an extended visa! And that doesn't even begin to cover the Everglades and the Great Lakes.
And don't forget the Grand Canyon, Petrified Forrest in Arizona, Rocky Mountains, in Colorado etc. Then there is the Southwest. Pueblo Ruins in New Mexico, The Alamo in Texas, A western Rodeo, etc. Yeah, I say you need to get an extended Visa. Folks are amazed at just how big this country is. It can take five days to drive cross country. Three if you only make pit stops and have two drivers. In Texas alone, if you drove starting at the southern most town Brownsville and headed north, and drove beginning from sunrise to sunset, you still would be in Texas at the end of the day. This is just the lower 48. Alaska and Hawaii are another trip of their own. Hawaii has an active volcano, and five islands to cover. Beautiful tropical scenery and so much to see and do. Alaska, the scenery will knock your socks off. You see one beautiful site, go around the corner and it has even more beauty better than what you just saw. Absolutely breath taking. But I will let Laurie tell us about that when she gets back from her honeymoon.
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Old 09-16-2014, 01:27 AM   #82
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addie, i could only wish to see the pictures in your mind as you described that.

i would be proud to call that place my home.

btw, you left a lot about the eastern shore out.

jus sayin'
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Old 09-16-2014, 01:56 AM   #83
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addie, i could only wish to see the pictures in your mind as you described that.

i would be proud to call that place my home.

btw, you left a lot about the eastern shore out.

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I was just getting wound up. I have ridden cross country three times and never did I fail to be amazed at the beauty and hardness of this country. I makes you wonder how those Conestogas ever made it across the Rockies. I have lived in five states and had extended stays in about six more which included Alaska.

For the Eastern shore, the rocky coast of Maine, hoping to see a moose or two, a lobster feast, the painted houses in Cape May, the Mansions in Rhode Island, the antebellum homes of the south, our nations capitol Washing DC, The Vietnam Memorial Wall, Lincoln Memorial, alligators in Florida. There is so much to see. I don't understand why everyone wants to go to Europe when we have so much here to see and enjoy. As the saying went, "See America First."

I am not knocking Europe. They have a great history and beauty of their own. But how can you brag about your own country, when you haven't even seen half of it.
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Old 09-16-2014, 08:09 AM   #84
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So pretty!

Gators are starting to come more inland. Falls lake near Raleigh, a man who was fishing hooked a young one just before Labor Day Weekend!
Eeek, Bake! Run for the hills! Too bad there aren't any hills down here. Flat as a durn pancake. I did move out of that neighborhood. Now it's just snakes and spiders and such.

This is just down the road a piece -- yes, it's hard to read here, but the arch across the gate announces Buckingham Palace (our most-used road is Buckingham Road). Look closely for the little bitty place back in the piney woods. These neighbors are more fun.
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Old 09-16-2014, 06:30 PM   #85
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I am SOOO glad that so many DCers have jumped in
and shown off their hometowns. Absolutely gorgeous everyone!
Addie, I whole-heartly agree with you!
See America!
This is a big reason why DH and I moved from
a tiny-180-mile-around-ROCK in the middle of the Pacific Ocean,
(not that I'm knocking Hawaii or anything, it was just time to move on, that's all )
to SEE AMERICA!
I feel so very blessed that many of the places in the USA
that have been mentioned here, we have been fortunate
enough to have seen, some more than once.
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Old 09-16-2014, 08:29 PM   #86
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With so many schools of higher learning in Boston and Cambridge, we get thousands of foreign students each year. A lot of them come from very wealthy families in Europe. So they have the money to travel the country during the spring and summer breaks. And travel they do. Like American students wish to travel Europe, foreign students want to see all that America has to offer the eyes and soul. They come back to Boston every Fall with tales of the wonders of this country. Some honestly expect to see the Old West. When you talk to them, you can't help but laugh at their perception of what they thought America would be like and what they really found.

Absolutely "See America First!"
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Old 09-16-2014, 11:28 PM   #88
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lol, that would be really cool.
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...This is a big reason why DH and I moved from
a tiny-180-mile-around-ROCK in the middle of the Pacific Ocean,
(not that I'm knocking Hawaii or anything, it was just time to move on, that's all )
to SEE AMERICA!
I feel so very blessed that many of the places in the USA
that have been mentioned here, we have been fortunate
enough to have seen, some more than once.
If I had MY way (which, it seems some days, I never do... ), Himself and I would get ourselves a little "home-base" house or condo, spending most of the time travelling in one of those huge travel trailers - some of which are probably bigger than our first apartment! We've seen a lot, but I want to see even more.
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Old 09-16-2014, 11:37 PM   #90
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i heard missouri was planning in changing it's state motto to be more pro-active.

instead of "the show me state" it'll be "we'll show you ours"....
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