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Old 02-27-2014, 03:16 AM   #1
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State by state bucket list

Here is an interesting article about the one thing you should not miss in each state. Some I have done ... others not ... yet!


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Old 02-27-2014, 03:52 AM   #2
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Fun to see we've done some of those, too and we've got even more that we need to do. Too bad some of these places are time limited and increases the planning effort. I had fun reading every single offering.
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Old 02-27-2014, 05:08 AM   #3
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I view Dolly Parton as a good entertainer and a GREAT humanitarian....but give me a break! Dollywood for my home state of Tennessee? Hoqwash! MANY more better things to see/do in Tennessee.
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While I agree that the pepperoni rolls are delicious, if one was traveling through West Virginia, there are many more things that should be done rather than eating a roll. The Beckley Exhibition Coal mine would be the top recommendation on my list for visitors, followed by walking the catwalk beneath the New River Gorge bridge, hiking in the Seneca Rocks area, riding one of the scenic excursion trains, there are many others. Heck, you can eat a pepperoni roll while you are doing them!!

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Lived in Kentucky all my life and havenít visited any of the distilleries.
There is a lot to see in Kentucky without drinking!
Just to name one place, that being Cumberland Falls State Park, (which I donít recommend for big rigs for camping) however itís one of only two places in the world where you can see a ďMoon Bow.Ē Wish I could say that Iíve seen it but the conditions have to be just right during the night.

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Not a fun RV trip to Big Sur! It's beautiful, but hwy 1 is busy, leave RV at campground! Lol
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I have done Hwy 1 several times but never towing the rig. I recommend you leave the rig at an ample room campground, then take the drive and allow hours to complete the trip out and back. I have done the trip in either direction on my way from or to Southern California to parts of the Bay area. But the opposing direction I'll use the faster Interstate. I've never done a Hwy 1 on a round trip. I don't think I can take that much patience, time and enjoyment in the same day.

I'll also admit each state has better things to offer than what's on the list, better than a loaf of bread, a diner to visit, or drinking booze or beer and I don't care for amusement parks any more.
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quote:Originally posted by Artemus Gordon

Not a fun RV trip to Big Sur! It's beautiful, but hwy 1 is busy, leave RV at campground! Lol
I hauled the Montana all the way up Hwy 1 through there a couple years back late in January. It was very "interesting" on the section just north of Ragged Point, on up to Big Sur Homestead. I would never attempt it during peak season though, but with very light traffic in January it was not particularly difficult to do.

As far as their Bucket List items for Kansas, Oregon, and quite a few other States, .....phhhffffftttt! Oatmeal Stout beer at some brew pub in Kansas?!?!?! Powell's used book store in Portland, Oregon?!?!?! Give me a frikkin' break! Really, ...that's the best they could come up with?!!!!
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Disappointing list. A few things that come to my mind are:

Hawaii - either climb Diamond Head from in the crater (via the old WWII stairs, tunnel & artillery emplacement), or drive on the western side from the Naval munitions depot up the old pre-WWII two lane road to Schofield Barracks (there's public access). That's just for Oahu and not counting what's elsewhere on the other islands.

For Michigan, instead of visiting some bike shop in Detroit, go visit Tahquamenon Falls, or have tea on the porch of The Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island.

And while Carytown and Richmond does have a lot to see, don't see a movie, go to the American Civil War Center At Historic Tredegar on the James river - it was originally the Tredegar Iron Works, the only one the Confederacy had. Virginia has a lot more to see as well, like Appomattox Court House, Natural Bridge, battlefields upon battlefields, Washington's Mt. Vernon, etc., etc.
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Old 02-27-2014, 02:07 PM   #10
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Pennsylvania, mud auction, Yuk. I like to hike the trails or canoe the Clarion river in Cook Forest state park. Ride the bike trail on Presque Isle in Lake Erie. Visit the Penna Grand Canyon, the Pocono Mts, see a Steeler game. Too many better ideas to mention.
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I wasn't impressed with that list at all. For Illinois....I guess the top of the Hancock Building would be okay, but why not visit the Shawnee National Forrest, or Rend Lake, or several other really nice places. Any as for Michigan, I would stay away from Detroit and visit almost any of the really nice small friendly towns on the lake shore. Think I will keep going by my own bucket list.
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Old 02-27-2014, 05:33 PM   #12
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My bucket list for each state would be....National & State parks or Forests, Waterfalls, covered bridges, rivers (ie Mississippi), Presidential libraries, historical museums..while doing these attractions, you may come upon other attractions that make memorable memories!!!
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True they may be all fun things to do but not all are the must do's.... I mean tubin the Guadalupe is a party but a visit to the Alamo is a must do in Texas, I think it is state lol Makes you appreciate all the fun stuff to do in Texas....
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Went up Hwy 1 last year towing a 30 SOB, prior to owning current rig. Went to Big Sur and it was awesome. Hard to look at the sites while towing on such a curvy, narrow Hwy. Refused to go home the same route. Took Hwy 101 home.
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