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Thread: Going on a cross the US trip

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    Anybody out there who can tell me sites to see from penn. ,w. va,kentucy,tenn,ok. ,texas (panhandle ),n. mexico,
    arizona,nevada, utah, calorado, wyoming, kanas, missouri,
    illionois,indiana, ohio ? Hubby and I are planning this trip to leave the end of march and going throgh the month of april. After 34 years of marriage and 2 other failed trips we are GOING!! So if there is some where
    or some thing that you think would be a must see let us know.Thanks

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    I would figure out a way to list all quilt shops on the way. YOu can get the Quilt book that shows all the shops. As far as places, stop at each border at the visitors center and go from there. Ify ou get thru texas and come thru Ft. Worth, I'd love to come see you. What a wonderful trip. I am going to do it when the weather clears myself and get a list of board members to pop in on. Have fun.

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    Quote Originally Posted by retta97
    Anybody out there who can tell me sites to see from penn. ,w. va,kentucy,tenn,ok. ,texas (panhandle ),n. mexico,
    arizona,nevada, utah, calorado, wyoming, kanas, missouri,
    illionois,indiana, ohio ? Hubby and I are planning this trip to leave the end of march and going throgh the month of april. After 34 years of marriage and 2 other failed trips we are GOING!! So if there is some where
    or some thing that you think would be a must see let us know.Thanks
    The Grand Canyon is a beautiful sight to see and you can see it either from Nevada or Arizona depending on which side you are closest to. I saw it from the Nevada side on the way to Las Vegas. It is so breathtaking - well worth the drive. Also Yellowstone National Park and Old Faithful is a great side trip. You will see alot of great country, many many many animals, and old Faithful is unbelieveable. I have driven cross country many times and always find more places that are gorgeous.

    Have fun and be safe,
    Sherryl
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    PS - if you have access to a GPS or garmin they are wonderful for trips such as this and tell you how to get from point a to point b or where the closest food, hotel, or gas is.

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    When you come to Utah, it's a joy to see so many different kinds of things, all so close together. In Kanab, you can see the Grand Canyon from the North Rim (the best view) is 90 miles, Zions Ntl Park (30 miles), Bryce Canyon (60 miles), Glen Canyon Dam and Lake Powell (50 miles) If you want more info, just PM me. Sara

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    Close to Amarillo, TX is Palo Duro Canyon. It is the second largest canyon in the US.

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    Sara ,
    would love any info Thanks

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    Also in AZ, make sure you go to Sedona (love the red rocks!) and Sunset Crater outside Flagstaff where you can walk through a lava field (very cool). You also can view the Painted Desert from Sunset Crater. It's all beautiful.

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    Hubby watching and states only if we go to every gun shop along the way.Well guess what, we wouldn't see anything but quilt and gun shops! LOL

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    IrishNY were in New York? I am in Rochester.

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    You will be too early to see the outdoor musical production 'Texas' in the Palo Duro Canyon. But you can see
    Cadillac Ranch outskirts of Amarillo.

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    In northern AZ is the meteor crater. Interesting. The Grand Canyon is very important to see. Southern AZ check out Kartchner Caverns state park.

    And don't forget all the quilt shops along the way.

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    ARe you motor-homing it? Or camping? Or hoteling? Or . . .??

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    What a great trip! It would be fun to find out which gems and mines are in each state. That is what I have always wanted to do (aside from going to all the quilt shops, of course).

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    Retta,
    Near Binghamton, but I grew up in Rochester and have two daughters in colleges around Rochester, so get there often.

    Forgot to tell you - there is a great quilt shop in Sedona. ;)

    And maybe you can work in one or two of the big quilt shows along the way, like Paducah.

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    You may be able to catch the dogwoods in Smoky Mountain National Park. Or the cherry trees in Washington. And of course there's Nashville with the Opryland Hotel. A bit expensive, but you can stay nearby and just visit the hotel. There are other places to see in Nashville like Music Row and the Rhyman Auditorium (the original Grand Old Opry) For gems, try digging for diamonds In Crater of Diamonds Park in Arkansas, or near Phillipsburg, Montana, there are Sapphire mines, my favorite
    I second the list that included Yellowstone. We spent 8 summers there volunteering in a Ranger Station. Be sure to allow time to see it though. You might be there too early. The snowplows don't always get the roads open till late April. Great Falls, MT has a good museum about Lewis and Clark expedition. So much to see, so little time! Quilt Shops are all over the place, so don't spend all your money in one place!

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    I loved Carlsbad Caverns in N. Mexico. If you go to northern N. Mexico I would recommend slipping into Colorado to see Mesa Verde. Obviously you should see the Grand Canyon - fabulous. We also loved Zion & Bryc National Parks in Utah. If you are going to visit more than one of these parks, I recommend purchasing an annual National Parks pass. I think it is $80 but it gets you into all of the National Parks for a year - well worth the money. I have done this trip more than once so PM me if you have any questions.

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    My husband goes through there 5 nights a week as he is a trucker and has a local run that takes him from Rochester to Chester New york Sunday through Thursday.I was thinking the same thing now any sugestions on how to get hubby to stop?

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    Come see me in Grand Marais, Minnesota!

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    Lot's to see in Colorado,Royal Gorge,Pikes Peak,Great Sand Dunes,Black Canyon of the Gunnison,Durango Silverton Rail Road..Me

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    I grew up in Pennsylvania. Bucks county has lots of historical stuff if you're into that. There's lots of covered bridges if you google it. Also, there's the house of author Pearl S. Buck. A famous tile factory, the Mercer Museum. Anyway, if you're in the area, there's lots of this kind of stuff.

    Also, when driving through the state on Rt. I80 I always see signs for interesting things like Crystal Cave. I have always wanted to drive that when I have time to just pull over at anything interesting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KarenSimon
    In northern AZ is the meteor crater
    I was gonna suggest this. I enjoyed it so much I had to see it twice on 2 seperate trips.

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    If you are near Chattanooga, there is Rock City, our beautiful mountains and lots of Civil War sites. We also have the Chattanooga Choo Choo hotel which has actual railroad cars you can get rooms in and the Tennessee Aquarium. I live about 25 miles from Chattanooga and would love to meet you. There are two wonderful quilt shops, one in Chattanooga called Lavender Lime and one just outside Chattanooga in Ringgold, GA called Sew Bee It. We also have a new Joannes in Chattanooga which you might be able to get in by then (it's pretty busy since it just opened last month!)

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    In Colorado.. Colorado National Monument in western Colorado, Mesa Verde is a must see, four corners, my parents LOL

    Arizona - Sedona, Jarome ( a wonderful old mining town southwest of Sedona), Flagstaff

    Wyoming - Devil's tower, Yellowstone, Kemerer Fish Fossil beds

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    Can you give us an idea of what kind of things you're looking to see (besides quilt shops and gun shops). lol
    Are you wanting to see major attractions or are you looking for the little hide-a-way places off the beaten path?

    You could also go to the library and look through their US Travel books for ideas.

    Here'a a couple links where you might find some ideas too.

    http://www.tripadvisor.com/Attractio...ed_States.html

    http://www.shipshewana.com/attractions.php

    Carol B

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    Both central Pa and Northeast Ohio have Amish areas. They have beautiful completed quilts as well as shops. I agree that you might want the quilt shop book. I got mine at my LQS and stick in in the car anytime we travel.
    If you talk to some locals they will send you in the right direction and let you know where to go. They know the best places to eat as well!!

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