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Old 10-12-2013, 08:52 PM   #29
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Some of these we have done some we are planing to do:
-Dayton Air force Museum (huge) Wright brothers to the moon and lost of experimental aircraft, Ohio.
-Auburn, Cord, Duesenberg Automobile Museum, Auburn, Indiana (Original manufacturing building)
-Big Bend Nat. Park, Texas.
-Plane flight through Denali Nat. Park and land on a glacier, Alaska.
-Tutka Bay cooking school, near Homer, Alaska.
-Take ferry on the Inter coastal Water way to visit: Juneau Sitka, Ketchikan, Skagway, Alaska.
-Rio Grand Valley, Texas.
-Drive up Pikes Peak, Colorado.
-Drive the Columbia River Gorge, Oregon.
-Drive the Natchez Trace Parkway, Tennessee, Alabama, Mississippi.
-Drive Rt 66
-Drive the Lincoln Highway across the US.
-Visit Death Valley, California.
-Visit 4 corners, Colorado, Utah, Arizona, New Mexico.
-Visit Australia, rent a motor home and tour.
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What a great thread full of ideas!!

My suggestion would be the Lightner Museum in St. Augustine...a museum of people collections of stuff...from mummies to matchbooks.
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Old 10-13-2013, 08:34 AM   #32
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Most of those I have done and the ones I still want to get to are covered, but I did not see:

The Lincoln Library in Springfield Ill.
The Blue Ridge Parkway and Skyline drive (don't do it in the spring)
(About the Natchez Trace - Do that in the spring)
If you get in striking range of SE MI, plan two days at the Henry Ford - the Museum and Greenfield Village.

Pretty much the rest have been covered.

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Old 10-13-2013, 09:17 AM   #33
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My Bucket's Got A Hole In It-Hank Williams - YouTube

Better make sure your bucket does not have a hole in it.

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Howdy!

We just crossed one off our "Bucket List". We spent four months in the Canadian Maritimes and three of that was in Newfoundland. We travel to Newfoundland early in June in hopes of seeing "Iceburgs", and we were not dispointed. I would rate a trip to Newfoundland right up there with Alaska.

We're still trying to cross off another on our list "Northern Lights"!

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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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And Bern's Steakhouse! One of the finest food establishments anywhere. Rachel Ray says its the best restaurant in the us. We all get hungry after a long day of exploring!
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There is a Ruby Falls near Helen GA. The 1st weekend in June there is a hot air balloon race from Helen to the coast. There is also 2 bike rallys that happen to be there that weekend. US Rider News magazine and the Victory Motorcycle Club (VMC) S.E. Rally. They merged to draw more vendors to the event.
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Keeneland Horse Races Lexington KY

Red Mile Harness Racing Lexington KY

Kentucky Horse Park (note special events on website) with state park campground nearby

Mammoth Cave National Park

Kentucky Derby

Bourbon Trail in Kentucky

Louisville Slugger Bat Factory mentioned earlier

Stephen Foster Story outdoor drama, Bardstown KY

Corvette Museum and manufacturing plant tour

New Haven Dinner Train

Red River Gorge (Natural Bridge State Park)

Just a few if you are traveling through our state, Kentucky
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The water and white beaches in Destin Fl. The beach is quartz sand.
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Nobody has mentioned the different food festivals held all over the country. While visiting the other suggested sights, look for these. We've been to garlic, mushroom, corn bread, hamburger, lilac (yes, there were some food items flavored with lilac), BBQ, Green Egg (type of grills used to cook at the festival) to name a few. They usually have RV parking and its a great way to meet local people and sample their cuisine.
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Glacier National Parks (ours and Canada's)
Victoria and Vancouver Island
Artillery Museum at Fort Bliss, Tx
San Diego Zoo
Chicago's museums
The Canadian Maritimes including Newfoundland
Acadia National Park
Durango, CO or Chama, NM for narrow gauge steam
Florida's Keys
We also love the small Midwestern farm towns, many with o'nite camping
State and county fairs

Glad to be able to suggest these and glad you reminded me.
Have fun! Be safe.
Great suggestions! I visited Victoria and Butchart Gardens before going on an Alaska cruise but it was a guick day trip. I wonder what it would be like to take the RV over on the ferry.
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We have been to every State in the USA and all but 2 Provinces in Canada and my DW says she wants to see every State Capitol building. So we return!(now at 32 of them) When we think about it, it is easy to say that you have been to every State and not get but a few miles beyond the Interstate! There are things like stopping at the Iowa State fair in August and when going thru in July it is not available. We first visited Yellowstone over 30 years ago, and we went again this year and realized that what we remembered and what we missed while there was huge! When we first retired we bought a 50ft Motor yacht and traveled 4 years circumnavigating the eastern US and included parts of Canada. visiting a city like St Louis, NYC or Chicago and entering it by water is a whole different experience than doing it by MH or Air. We did the trip of nearly 10,000 miles all under 10 MPH. Wherever you decide to go, do it slow enough to stop and smell the Roses. It will be a much more enjoyable trip. Start at St Charles Mo. and follow the route of Lewis and Clark all the way to Oregon. Lots of beautiful scenery along the way and a world of History included. Follow the Mississippi River from top to it's mouth and visit the locks and dams. View the barges as they lock through. Get in a conversation with a barge hand as the water drops or fills and ask about his experiences on the river. Rent a john boat and catch a catfish or a walleye while you are there. Heck, take the boat through one of the locks yourself!
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Great suggestions! I visited Victoria and Butchart Gardens before going on an Alaska cruise but it was a guick day trip. I wonder what it would be like to take the RV over on the ferry.
Expensive if you take BC ferries but cheaper if you take the Washington State ferry from Anacortes, Wa to Sidney, BC. And the bonus is there isn't long border lineups. From there you can stay at an RV park in Victoria and visit the city and Butchart gardens. Running across the Malahat to Nanaimo where you can stay at Living Forest, a CG on the Ocean. Further North on the Island is Salmon Point in Campbell River, where you can fish for some big salmon. The CG is also on the Ocean with spectacular views.
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