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Old 03-05-2014, 07:41 AM
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Lucky you! If leaving soon, I would travel south first. We live in Galveston TX which is an island off the coast and we have had low temps in the 30's and 40's for the past few days but to us that is frigid. It is supposed to warm up tomorrow to the 70's. I would go on line or call each state and some cities for their tourism catalog too . We have everything in Texas since it is such a large state. I think Kentucky (my home state) has a lot to see. There is the bourbon trail, a monastery that makes cheese, of course My Old Kentucky Home is in Bardstown, Louisville has a lot to offer also. Have a wonderful, safe trip.
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Old 03-05-2014, 10:14 AM
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I'm in Houston so we are close to NASA and Galveston - wonderful sightseeing places and great beaches. Also lots and lots of museums and cultural opportunities. We have a copy of the Magna Carta on display until Aug. 17 at the Museum of Natural History. It is awesome.

And of course, if you can, time your visit for the end of October/first of November for the International Quilt Festival.
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Old 03-05-2014, 02:42 PM
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April in Georgia is so flowering and beautiful! May and June are usually nice too but probably up North for July and August, then the fall here is gorgeous! I live just outside Atlanta, and recommend Stone Mountain Park for a nice place to stay. Be sure to hit Intown Quilters (Stone Mountain Park is at one end of 10-12 mile long Stone Mountain Freeway, aka Hwy 78, and Intown Quilters is at the other end less than a mile off the freeway!) for a brights and batiks fix, and then head for Jekyll Island on the Georgia Coast, about a 6 hour drive from Atlanta. The campground there is wonderful and so friendly! Take a historic tour of the island and learn about it, walk on the quiet beaches, eat some great Georgia shrimp and enjoy relaxing before you go to Florida....about an hour south of Jekyll. PM me with questions; I've lived in the Atlanta area all my life and gone to Jekyll for many, many vacations so I have a lot more I can tell you!
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Old 03-05-2014, 07:07 PM
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With all the freezing weather you are having at the moment I'd like to suggest Australia, especially Queensland which is the state I live in. I guess it might be a tad difficult to drive your RV . I hope the weather improves greatly for you (as well as the rest of your country) and that you have a wonderful time no matter where you venture.
Stay happy & safe.
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Old 03-05-2014, 09:55 PM
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I live in FL six months and KY 6 months. Just waiting for i t to warm up. LOve spring and Fall in KY . born there.I think I have the best of both worlds. hehe cmaras1234
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Old 03-05-2014, 10:59 PM
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[QUOTE=mhollifiel;6608302]There are 5 beautiful national parks in Utah, all worth a visit and, I am told, God lives in Yosemite!

That happens to be true about Yosemite. We go at least twice a year - some years more. When we drove thru the tunnel leading toward Yosemite Valley, it took my breath away and does it every time! Then when you drive up to Glacier Point - there is a very tight turn but you would go slow anyway because the view is absolutely spectacular! For my husband and I - it is heaven on earth.
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Old 03-06-2014, 02:11 PM
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Originally Posted by Retired Fire Chief View Post
I'm in Saginaw and even though some of Michigan is remarkable, I'm from Louisville KY and I think Kentucky really outshines Michigan by miles. You should plan to go to Louisville for derby week. Festivities start the week before the race with hot air balloon races, a huge parade through town that is reminiscent of Macys parades, thunder over Louisville that is one of the largest fireworks displays in the US - there is something going on every day. And there is so much else to do in the city, the wonderful Brown theater, casino's on the river if you are a gambler, wonderful shops - need I say more!
Actually, everything starts two weeks before Derby, it's called Derby Festival. Thunder is April 12 and it IS the biggest fireworks show in the country that is not the 4th of July. Thunder Over Louisville is a huge air show that kicks off Derby. I'm pretty sure I heard the Blue Angels will be here this year. If you are thinking about coming to Louisville for this call the Galt House NOW to see if there are any rooms left. That is the best view. The Indiana side of the river always looks less crowded. There is a restaurant called Buckhead's that sits right on the Ohio that is great to watch Thunder from. There is a Tumbleweed Restaurant on the KY side that is also really great to watch it from. Free seats are on the riverfront wherever you can find one. But Kentucky is a beautiful state this time of year. During mid-April for just about two weeks we have all these flowering dog weed trees in bloom.
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Old 03-06-2014, 09:50 PM
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Oh, do come to Charleston, South Carolina! There's so much history here. Fort Sumter where the "shot fired was heard around the world", harbor boat rides, beautiful, grand plantations, aquarium, the Joe ball park that hosts the River Dogs!, The Citadel, beautiful beaches for ski doos, Art galleries, the USS Yorktown Air Craft Carrier, the Hunley, a submarine from the Civil war, LQS, wonderful people, and even though it is chilly now, around 40 degrees and rainy, the weather is supposed to turn warm and sunny again. That's what's so great about living here; the weather. We have the 4 seasons but they are usually short lived and then we have that wonderful sun again. Spring is my very best time of the year as we have BEAUTIFUL flowers blooming everywhere you go. And don't forget our old, huge live oak trees hanging with Spanish Moss! There are great restaurants, cafes, and other wonderful places to eat, bakeries, shopping, Come, you won't be disappointed...

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Old 03-10-2014, 01:19 PM
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I was born and raised in South Dakota. The beautiful Black Hills are located in the western part of the state. Mount Rushmore is a definite must see. The Badlands (located in the central part of the state) are very unique..quite, nice visitor's center. SD is also home to the world's only Corn Palace, located in Mitchell, SD. DeSmet, SD is one of the towns that Laura Ingalls Wilder lived in and wrote her famous books about. Did you ever hear of Little House on the Prairie, Little House in the Big Woods? Have a wonderful, safe, and blessed time traveling together. Enjoy each other every day. By the way, we also have some nice quilt shops here. Java Hut Quilts and More in Huron is new and fun. Other nice ones in Sioux Falls, Chamberlain, Winner, Dell Rapids, Watertown, Rapid City. These are several miles from each other (since our state is very rural) but well worth the trip, just in case you "need" a fabric-fix. (Tee Hee)

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