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Old 10-04-2005, 06:58 PM   #1
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Your Dream Road Trip

What would be your dream road trip? Where would you start, where would you drive to? What cities, parks, states, and sites would you want to visit. I asked earlier what people wanted to do that they never had, and was surprised --and saddened -- at the number of people who said they want to see the ocean. If given an unlimited amount of gas for you car, and a tent (or even a hotel allowance), where would you go, what would you see. (and yes, I've done this several times over). Everyone chime in with hints that might make our buddies' dream trips possible.

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Old 10-04-2005, 09:41 PM   #2
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denali national park in alaska
florida keys
the grand canyon
boston and salem mass.
of course vegas
west virginia (so beautiful this time of year)
harrisburg to see my mom

just to name a few. don't know where i'd start
don't know where i'd end.
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Old 10-04-2005, 10:12 PM   #3
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I would like to drive around the USA, slowly. It would be a leisurely trip with stops in every state visiting points of interest along the way. I'l need a few months so make that a very large hotel allowance. Oh, I'll be needing a liberal meal allowance as I plan on eating my way across the country.
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Old 10-04-2005, 10:23 PM   #4
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I would like to drive around the USA, slowly. It would be a leisurely trip with stops in every state visiting points of interest along the way. I'l need a few months so make that a very large hotel allowance. Oh, I'll be needing a liberal meal allowance as I plan on eating my way across the country.
When do we leave?
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Old 10-04-2005, 11:23 PM   #5
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Moved to Off Topic Chat as we are hoping the Road Forum will stay tidy with actual questions. Thanks everyone!
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Old 10-05-2005, 08:40 AM   #6
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Hey Andy I'll pitch in on the gas if I can hitch a ride.

DH and I did a road trip when we got married. We didn't make any reservations just stopped where we wanted to and did whatever we wanted. The only thing we knew when we got in the car was we would get married in Pigeon Forge, TN. We were gone for 11 days and it was a trip I will treasure. I got to see the mountains for the first time.

My next big trip....we were going to do it last July but oldest sons baseball and college schedule interfered.....I want to head down South and travel along the coastline and spend as much time near the ocean as possible. Again I don't want to make any reservations or def. plans. Its an amazing and relaxing way to vacation. But if the gas prices don't come down I don't see it happening.
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Old 10-05-2005, 09:32 AM   #7
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I'll be packed and ready in about ten minutes. I'll honk the horn when I get to your place.
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Old 10-05-2005, 09:33 AM   #8
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I'd like to see more of Montana and Az and then every thing east of where I
am now. Other than flying in and out of airports I've hardly been anywhere in the US.

We did take a 10 week road trip through France, Italy, Germany and Greece a few years back. I'd love to do that again. We bought a van in Holland and then just went where ever we wanted. My advice would be "NEVER EVER take a upset 13 year old boy on a 10 week road trip through Europe!!!! 10 weeks in a small van is a long long time!!!!" :)
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Old 10-05-2005, 10:24 AM   #9
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First we would take a ferry across the mediterranean sea to Barcelona (well, maybe a stop at Sardinia in between too... yes, here we will do one go around of the island...) then go down the eastern coast of Spain on to Andalucia, then to Portugal. Go up the Atlantic coast, then go back into Spain along the northern coast, on to Pyrenese.... then drive on along the southern coast of France, cote d'azur... back to Italy and do the whole go around of the "boot".... that would be my dream road trip!!

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Old 10-05-2005, 10:42 AM   #10
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Hey, Sizzlin - Let me know if you're coming to Charleston, I'l show you around!

Road trip for me in the USA would be up along Route 1 all the way up through New England; then back down through the Adirondacks, out to New Mexico.

Across the ocean - England, Scotland, Wales, Ireland; no real desire to see Europe; but then on to Japan (with of course unlimited meal tickets!)
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