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Old 09-21-2006, 09:55 PM   #15
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da U.P. -- Wow!

I definitely agree with Tin Sista on the Porkies. crazylev headed up that direction earlier this year and there are a couple thread on his trip. Silvertwinkie & I independently appreciated the Munising to Grand Marais, MI, territory (Pictured Rocks Nat'l Lakeshore). My children were in the middle grades when they observed that our U.P. trip was all about waterfalls. Don't miss Tahquamenon Falls, Fayette Historic S.P., Indian Lake S.P., Big Spring.

Because it doesn't need to become the next Door County, I don't want to tell you about Apostle Islands Nat'l Lakeshore (Bayfield) or the Lake Superior Northshore of Minnesota. The real message here is that you can't go wrong with spending a lot of time on the Lake Superior Circle Tour.

Being a San Antonio native, I'm a bit stumped how you'd see the Alamo and get there from your Airstream. Okay, how's this: look up and plan to attend during Fiesta in the spring. Stay in the Hill Country (New Braunsfels, Canyon Dam, Blanco, or Kerrville) and get a hotel room downtown for at least one Night in Old San Antonio (N.I.O.S.A.) -- you won't be legal to drive back up to your Airstream afterward! Walk the river. I took my wife to an amazing evening of youthful mariachi bands on the river during Fiesta this last spring. It made me proud!
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Old 09-21-2006, 10:14 PM   #16
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Jackson, WY and the Tetons
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Old 09-22-2006, 06:47 AM   #17
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Being a little bit of a treehugger myself. How about Giant Redwood Ntnl park and Kings canyon and Sequoia Ntnl. parks.
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Old 09-22-2006, 07:31 AM   #18
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Natchez Trace - Spring time - slow drive and great places to stop and eat.
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Old 09-22-2006, 08:36 AM   #19
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I really can't think of any part of our beautiful country that doesn't have somet beautiful scenery about it somewhere. Granted, there are pockets that are beautiful in their own way and pockets of ordinary between the pockets of the extrodinary, but I think if you left your driveway and headed out in any direction, within a day you would be in some beautiful neck of the woods or planes or mountains or shoreline or something. We truely live in "America the Beautiful".
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Old 09-22-2006, 09:21 AM   #20
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If you're in the neighborhood you should at least check out these.

*Palo Duro Canyon south of Amarillo, be prepared to boondock.

*Dan River Gorge in Patrick County Virginia. Just off the Blue Ridge Parkway, do not attempt to take an AS into the gorge. Camp nearby and make a day trip to the bottom.

*Joyce Kilmer Memorial Forest in western NC.....if you wondered what the eastern forest was like before ......

*Mammoth Cave KY.......enough said

*and anywhere on the right coast from the Outer Banks to the Keys
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Williamsburg, Yorktown, and Jamestown are good one also! You can travel the Colonial Parkway to visit each place.
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How in Heaven's name did we all manage to forget Carlsbad Caverns? That used to be the trip that families would travel far and wide to experience.
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Old 09-22-2006, 11:58 AM   #23
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How in Heaven's name did we all manage to forget Carlsbad Caverns? That used to be the trip that families would travel far and wide to experience.
Back in '69 my family traveled from our home in South Georgia to my Grandparent's in Central California with our pop-up camper and we stayed at a camp ground at Calsbad Caverns. IIRC, that was the campground that had a "roadside" zoo at it or the Caverns and the male lion kept roaring during the night and kept my Dad awake. Needless to say, he was not interested in dilly-dallying around the camp site the next moring!
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Melody Ranch suggested the western Nebraska sand hills. This is a great suggestion. Nebraska is overlooked by a lot of people, perhaps because it has no mountains.

If one plans well you can do the Devilís Tower, Wyoming/Black Hills, South Dakota visit, then drop down to NW Nebraska at Fort Robinson (rich in western history Ė here was where Chief Crazy Horse was killed) which has a large RV camping area, then drop down to State Highway #2, a good two lane that runs diagonally across Nebraska, through a cross section of the sand hills as well as some of the metro area (although not very metro by some standards).

Pioneer Village at Minden is only a few miles south of Highway #2 (on US 6 & 34). It is one of the more interesting museums Iíve ever visited. Its focus is on the industrial age. There is so much to see that they issue a free second day pass for those who want to come back.

And only a few miles NE of Lincoln on I80 is Mahoney State Park and adjacent to it is the awesome SAC Aeronautics and Space Museum at Ashland. Focus is on aircraft from WWII through the present (you walk into the door underneath a Blackbird that is so close you can almost touch it). You can even take a turn in a trainer and do a simulated mission over Iraq!

Try it, youíll like it!

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Mt St Helens, SW Washington State. The power of natural forces will blow you away pun intended

Lava Beds National Monument, Tule Lake, CA. See if you can get a ranger to show you the cave paintings in Fern Cave (guided tours only)
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Old 09-22-2006, 02:49 PM   #26
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Back in '69 my family traveled from our home in South Georgia to my Grandparent's in Central California with our pop-up camper and we stayed at a camp ground at Calsbad Caverns. IIRC, that was the campground that had a "roadside" zoo at it or the Caverns and the male lion kept roaring during the night and kept my Dad awake. Needless to say, he was not interested in dilly-dallying around the camp site the next moring!
You have to be talking about White's City, which is right at the entrance to the park. Definitely one man's effort to cash in on the influx of tourists coming to see the caverns. It's no less unusual today - we stayed there at the same campground (in a pop-up no less) about 4 years ago. It was probably a lot nicer back then. It's very, 'er, rustic, now.

The most memorable aspect of the whole White's City experience was the tarantula on the wall "greeting" people as they entered the bath house! Just about the only "zoo" type left!
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Old 09-22-2006, 03:12 PM   #27
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Try the Prada Store in Marfa. Then stay for the Marfa lights.

Then on to, I hesitate to mention for fear of spreading the word, a stop in Alpine. Suprise...suprise....look at the elevation there and compare to....say...Denver. Its the way Santa Fe was...befor being converted to its present pathetic condition. Speaking of Santa Fe....pass it by and go to Ghost Ranch and the Chama Bluffs.

Take Hwy 90 to the Rio Grande Valley....from Alpine area. When you get around Valentine (Texas) look South...way South. Thats the Apache hideout land....very historic and absolutely unvisited.

Damn! I love this Country! ( even New York City)..just kidding.
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Try the Prada Store in Marfa. Then stay for the Marfa lights.

Then on to, I hesitate to mention for fear of spreading the word, a stop in Alpine. Suprise...suprise....look at the elevation there and compare to....say...Denver. Its the way Santa Fe was...befor being converted to its present pathetic condition. Speaking of Santa Fe....pass it by and go to Ghost Ranch and the Chama Bluffs.

Take Hwy 90 to the Rio Grande Valley....from Alpine area. When you get around Valentine (Texas) look South...way South. Thats the Apache hideout land....very historic and absolutely unvisited.

Damn! I love this Country! ( even New York City)..just kidding.

Gotta agree with you there! We were in that area over July 4 weekend, escaping the central Texas heat in Ft. Davis. Alpine was surely nice - though I found Marfa to be kinda creepy for some reason. Never did see the Prada store, though I've heard it's sort of surreal seeing it sitting out there like that. The lights were interesting, though they weren't what I was expecting. Still a "must see" though!
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