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Old 10-10-2013, 04:44 PM   #15
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When we hit the road full time, the big ones on our list were:

* See a Space Shuttle launch in person. We did that with STS131 which was a pre-dawn launch and was spectacular. Can't do this anymore, obviously.

* Spend a fall in New England watching the colors change. We're from the west/desert SW so this was a real treat for us.

* Visit the Bay of Fundy in Canada where the tides are up to 60 feet twice per day! An amazing place but we had a site on a little "island" which was not much more than a spit of gravel across a little bridge and we had to pack up and leave in the middle of a high tide storm when things were getting a little dicey.

Although they weren't on our bucket list, Bryce Canyon Utah... Black Hills SD... and the PNW coastal areas are among our favorites.

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There isn't enough space on this web site to list what's in my bucket.

Every time I check one off, 5 more new ones show up.

Get yourself on the highway and start exploring. No particular schedule or reservations needed. just GO!

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Old 10-10-2013, 05:30 PM   #17
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Thanks, I have been to Tampa many times and never even heard of the Museum of Industry.

I was at Ft Know long ago and got to fire the guns on a tank but am still looking forward to seeing the museum.
Sorry mistyped it. The proper name is Museum of Science and Industry. (left out the Science part) It is on the east side of town. They have something like 250 displays that are "hands on." Great Place.
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We have found that almost every little town has their own "claim to fame" that they are proud of. It's always fun when we are at these places at the right time.

As for specific places there have been some great ones mentioned already. Two others that I would have on my list if I hadn't done them are:

1. The Reno Air Races. The only place you can see closed course pylon air racing. As well as a great air show.

2. The National WWII Museum. It used to be called the D-Day Museum and is located in New Orleans. Truly an amazing museum. Be sure to see the "4D" movie "Beyond All Boundaries"
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On my list is Ground Zero, New York City.
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Old 10-10-2013, 05:53 PM   #20
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The Redwoods in California
Crater Lake, OR also Diamond Lake, OR
Neihart Montana--forest,
Beaver's' Bend state park, OK, Alabaster Caverns State Park, OK
The Blue Hole-NM
Yellowstone
Glacier
Rocky Mountain NP
Mt. Rushmore on July 3rd-fireworks
Everyplace has great things to explore! Can't wait to get out there again!
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If you haven't been there Niagara Falls should be on the list - in my opinion. As mentioned above the presidential libraries are a good stop even if you did not care for that president.
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I keep looking for Utopia and haven't found it yet. Been to a lot of places so far and trying not to repeat any...because time is the most valuable thing any of us have. I'll let you know.......
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Thanks for all the great suggestions, especially those I did not know about. The Blue Hole NM was particularly intriguiging. After a Google search on it I ended up thinking how interesting it would be to take an RV trip to Blue Hole National Monument near Belize.
But no worries, I finally did end up checking out Blue Hole in New Mexico.

Something I need to add to my list is to go inside Hoover Dam. Anyone have suggestions about other major inside tours? That reminds me for those who have not heard about it, there is a great behind the scenes docent tour available at Palomar Observatory. I don't recommend driving the RV up the mountain though.

Keep up the good suggestions. I am copying them into a file on the computer that I will later organize by region.
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Watch sunrise from Cadillac Mountain in Acadia National Park. Bar Harbor Campground is a great place to stay.

JFK museum in Hyannis

We have a book called 1,000 places too see before you die. We have visited some cool places using this book.
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Watch sunrise from Cadillac Mountain in Acadia National Park. Bar Harbor Campground is a great place to stay.

JFK museum in Hyannis

We have a book called 1,000 places too see before you die. We have visited some cool places using this book.
Thanks for the tip on the book, I will check out a bookstore today.
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I forgot- but one winter we were near Carlsbad Caverns and took a boat ride on the
Pecks River. Houses on both sides had there Christmas lights up, and it was fun. Only needed a light jacket the week after Christmas.
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If you like "all things American" go to Harold Warp's Pioneer Village and Museum.

Pioneer Village

It's very easy to get to while crossing NE...just off I-80.
It is easily a full day worth of stuff to see...any really amazing IMHO.

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If your in the Tampa area, you'll need to check out these places.

The Salivador Dali Museum in St Pete

The Dali > Visit > Hours and Pricing

The John Ringling Museum in Sarasota

The Museum of Art has over 600 old master paintings from the medieval through the 19th century. They also have two circus museums and the Ringlings mansion, Ca'D'Zan. You can easily spend tow days there.

History of The Museum of Art | The Ringling

You also need to try the food at the Columbia Restaurant in the Ybor City area of Tampa

Columbia Restaurant - Oldest Restaurant

and close to the fairgrounds where the RV show takes place is Danny's All American Diner (seen on Drive-ins, Diners & Dives)

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