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Old 03-04-2014, 06:54 AM
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Florida is beautiful this time of year. Daytime temps in 70's & 80's. Don't wait too long though because it gets HOT! I am in SW Florida. We have beautiful beaches and Sanibel Island. Lots of areas to hike, etc.
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Old 03-04-2014, 11:23 AM
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No place like Maine in my experience. If you come in from the west you get to see the lovely mountains and then travel to she sea to visit lighthouses, quaint coastal villages, whale watching trips, LOBSTER. What's not to love about Maine????

I would wait until at least May to make it up here though unless you love cold, snow and ice :-)
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Old 03-04-2014, 12:20 PM
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Atlanta Georgia here and the 2014 Quilt Shop Hop starts the week of March 10-16. Also we have the North GA mountains, Dalonega and Helen, GA. The Georgia Aquarium, Stone Mountain Park (RV park available), The World of Coca-Cola and Lake Lanier (RV Park available). Drive 2 hours north and your in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains, ie. Asheville (Biltmore House), Pigeon Forge/Seivierville, TN), and 3 hour south and your in Savannah, GA...Tybee Island, St. Simons, Cumberland Island and the beach. Lots to see and do...or just relax.
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Old 03-04-2014, 01:22 PM
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I live in Grants Pass, Oregon. We have the Rogue River and beautiful weather. It hardly rains in the summer but rains all or most of fall and spring and snows a little in the winter. Well worth the drive. We are an hours drive from the coast and an hours drive from Crater Lake. Come and see us. Lots of parks where you can park your RV and take your car to see the scenery.
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Old 03-04-2014, 01:35 PM
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I grew up in Windsor and fondly remember thinking all the rich people lived in St.Clair Shores. Starting out now in the winter? Then I guess you'll head south! Nothing I loved better than to get in the car and wander. Have a wonderful time.
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Old 03-04-2014, 02:20 PM
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When my husband and I retired, we loaded our trailer and headed West. So much to see and God's beauty abounds everywhere. Now we are slowing down some, so we find a nice place to make our headquarters for a while. For summer, the New Mexico mountains near Chama, NM are cool and beautiful. Here you can day travel into Colorado, see Santa Fe and Taos and ride a wonderful old steam train, the Cumbres and Toltec Scenic railroad from the mountains to the high desert. The Rio Chama RV park in Chama is a great place to stay a while.

During the winter - Nov. thru March, Arizona is lovely. The Desert Trails RV park near Tucson is great. You can walk the Saugaro desert, see Old Tuscon Movie studios, visit Tombstone, old mines, and the park is busy with activities to get involved with. In between times, Texas has many great sights and very nice state parks. Hope you have fun and enjoy your travels
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Old 03-04-2014, 03:40 PM
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I'm so very much enjoying all of your responses. THANK YOU.......THANK YOU!!!!!! Please keep them coming. If I hadn't been the one who initiated this request, I'd certainly be happy to just sit back and read all the posts. But since I am the one who initiated this, I'm truly grateful to all of you. I'm hoping this will be fun, as you all seem happy to share your cities/states with me. Looking forward to 'seeing' all of you when we get your way.
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Old 03-04-2014, 04:29 PM
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Wink Traveling with Technology

I'd like to share a blog that I write about using technology while traveling and ways it can help you stay safe and connected. One page is also a list of links for crafting that I find valuable for new ideas as we go to different places. Wouldn't want to run out of projects! There are pages on taking your music with you, surfing safely, connecting to public wifi, finding free books and connecting with family back home. I used to teach teachers how to use technology and now I share with our new friends across the country.

Blog Home http://www.traveling-with-technology.blogspot.com/

Crafter page http://www.traveling-with-technology...after-net.html
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Old 03-04-2014, 08:45 PM
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My Missouri Ozarks are beautiful--trees, lakes, and nice people.
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Old 03-05-2014, 04:21 AM
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How fun it will be!!!

I want to share with you what we did a few years ago. We travelled for about 5 wks and as we did not know what to choose from all the beautiful places to go, we decided to play "the" game from a book my DH had read years ago.
It is from Jules Verne (in French) and was written in the 1900.

You can read about it here. (in english) http://www.julesverne.ca/vernebooks/jvbkwill.html

We decided to go see what the places he described in his book looked like ,100 years later. He made a game board with the States we wanted to go to and we sort of followed some of the "rules" that were written in that book but not all.
We did as described in the book and we rolled a dice. Of course we took more than a week to go from one place to another: it was a vacation after all. Some days we travelled 75 miles and some other days we travelled more. We we driving a car, not an RV but it would not make a difference I don't think. Just have to ajust the trip to your liking. This game allowed us to start and head down to places we might not have thought of going.

I was kind of disappointed that the dice had us start at Niagara Falls because I had been there before and I wanted to see places I had not been to.. Our board was made so that, if we rolled the dice to go there, we "jumped" right to another place that happened to be Chattanooga Tn. But having to cross the Canada-US border anyway, we decided to go anyway to Niagara Falls as I had not seen it from the US side.

I read in your profile that you like reading. May be you want to read this "adventure novel"
Here is the board my husband made and by which we played the game.


being from the East side, we deliberately left off the states on our side of the continent as we have and had plenty of opportunities to visit them once and a while.
I experienced writing a blog (in french) during this trips and friends really "travelled" with us. my blog is awful with plenty of learning curves but nobody minded. It was so much fun.

When are you planning to leave and
How long are you planning to travel?
I can't wait to see what you will decide...

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