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    Need ideas for 2014 vacation.

    I live in Florida, and I have lived in Las Vegas, NJ, and Wyoming. Love all those places. I've been to Hawaii, Washington, DC, Chicago, San Antonio, Asheville, Atlanta, Calloway Gardens in GA, Norfolk, VA, and Biloxi, MS. Don't want to do a cruise, took one and didn't really enjoy it. Going to NYC/Long Island this year for family wedding and I'm going to Paducah in 2015. I'm stumped for a good idea for a new place to go. I want to stay in the USA. I'm thinking about river rafting on Colorado River or going to someplace in California.

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    Why not go to PA and visit Amish Country? They got quitls! Not sure what part of FL your in, but there is a lot to do and see all over the state of FL.....
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    I love the state of Montana. I have only been there once and only for a few days but am wanting to go back and spend more time in the foothills, it is such beautiful country.
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    I was going to suggest going to see Niagara Falls but not sure you would do that since going to NYC already. I love Vermont, Maine and New Hampshire and Cape Cod. Alaska is wonderful too!! That's the "USA". I lived there for 14 yrs. and it has a LOT to offer.
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    Oh, I just came up with a really good idea. I'm going to Graceland, Graceland, Memphis, Tennessee, I'm going to Graceland.

    Thanks for your help everyone.

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    Be sure to go by or thru Gatlinburg, TN
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    Must admit I am rather partial to California. Depending on how much time you have but Southern California - we have the "World Famous" San Diego Zoo and Wild Animal Park - they are 30 miles apart. If you have small children with you Legoland is fun. (Not so much if you do not, unless you are a nut for Legos.) In San Diego we have a lot to see, the Hotel Coronado, Balboa Park (which is next to the San Diego Zoo), if you like baseball Petco Park is great - the Padres are not doing so well. There are lots of beaches - and I could go on. We are 100 miles south of Los Angeles and so much to do there.

    If you are looking for a quilting/fabric vacation we have that too. Just request the map for the Shop Hop and you will be busy for days. I won't got into all the details - but there are a lot.

    And did I mention Yosemite? Sequoia National Park & King's Canyon, then in Northern California there are the Redwoods and Mount Shasta, Lake Shasta. I could go on for hours. And I love San Francisco - it is a very romantic city and you can walk and walk.... I spent several hours walking around China Town and Old St. Mary's Cathedral.

    Okay, I will stop now - if you want more information, please do not hesitate to ask.

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    If you want to do a driving vacation, I suggest flying to San Francisco and driving north on highway 101 to Canada. In the California secion, you can see the redwoods (which are breath taking), Oregon has all publically owned beaches and some of the prettiest coast I've ever seen complete with breath taking views, accessable light houses, old water front towns, and so on. Washington has a very rugged coast line. There is so much to see and do on the Pacific coast from San Francisco north. The whole area is scarcely populated with most towns having between 200-30,000 people. The largest city you will encounter is San Francisco and Seattle. The rest are small. If you make it clear to Seattle, there is A LOT to see and do there.

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    I'd say it's high time that you follow our SnowBirds home to Canada!!!!!
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    If you like history, Shelburne Museum in Shelburne, Vermont, or Sturbridge Village in Sturbridge, Massachusetts.
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    I am from the South....39 miles south of Boston.

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    Washungton state and Oregon are beautiful places to visit and lots of fun things to do

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    Well, if you ever do decide to go river rafting, Moab, UT is a great place to do it! I did it years ago with 20 other people, and it was a blast. It was a two day trip where the guides did the cooking and we stayed in tents along the river.

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    Why not visit Yellowstone ,Grand Teton, and Glacier National Parks? They are spectacular.
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    Well... good for you, glad you came up with a destination. Certainly isn't any place on my radar of places to visit, but that's what makes this world a great place to live in, choices! Have fun!

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    You could do unusual name places...like Possum Trot . There's tons of unique names.
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    That was going to be my suggestion....I lived there for 18 years and loved it. They also have a great museum and of course, you'll want to visit Beale Street...and drop down to Tunica, Mississippi for some recreation time if you're so inclined! Don't know about quilt shops...they used to have at least one, but I don't know what they have now...
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    Oh, I just came up with a really good idea. I'm going to Graceland, Graceland, Memphis, Tennessee, I'm going to Graceland.

    Thanks for your help everyone.
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    If you are driving, stop at Natchez and see the marvelous old antebellum architecture. Living in Arkansas, I have been to Memphis (not Graceland) and the river road casinos. There are enough to keep one entertained. Memphis hosted the Gee's Bend quilts one year, another year we saw the The Czars exhibit.. There is always something showing at the Pyramid. Is it August when so many converge at Graceland? Have a great vacation!!

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    Lots of interesting & beautiful sites in Utah. Washington & Oregon had much to offer. Pennsylvania has lots of history.

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    There is so much todo in Michigan. Mackinaw Island, Petosky, Traverse City, Frankenmuth, Greenfield Village. And along the way there are many quilt stores. I put together a powerpoint of MI quilt stores for my guild. They loved it. Wherever you went in MI you could find somewhere close to stop in a LSQ. Good luck on your decision.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nygal View Post
    I was going to suggest going to see Niagara Falls but not sure you would do that since going to NYC already. I love Vermont, Maine and New Hampshire and Cape Cod. Alaska is wonderful too!! That's the "USA". I lived there for 14 yrs. and it has a LOT to offer.
    I suggest Niagara Falls, too. I loved it, and there are wineries we enjoyed touring. Did the whole Maid of the Mist tourist thing, and it was very cool. Vancouver, BC is a nice trip, too. And living here in PA, I don't really think of it, but we have Amish country, LOTS of fabric stores, Hersheypark and Gettysburg. You can plan a great trip here!

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    Being from Charleston, SC, I highly recommend it if you haven't been!! Beautiful buildings and wonderful history!
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    If u r going to Tennessee u need to go to Chattanooga to see the Rock Garden it is amazing! Also there is Ruby Fall which is in a cave. My DH and I did the auto tour through the Smokey Mountain. It was great we really like looking at how the spring houses were make... A spring house was their fridge in the early days. Some were over a real spring or some had hallowed trees that brought the water in to keep their butter and other stuff cold.

    You should take a trip to Canada. We have tons of stuff to see. the East coast has the old history and the west coast has the Rocky Mountains. I live in Southern Saskatchewan where it is very flat but only about half of our province is populated. The north part is tree and lakes for great fishing.

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    Ranchwifetold you about places to go along the coast of California and she isright on! But there are also awsome National Parks, likeSequoia, Redwoods, Death Valley (NOT in summer unless you plan todrive through in your air conditioned car (it was over 100 degrees at10:00 last time we went through in the summer), Yosemite (and nearbyHetch Hetchy... the "other" part of Yosemite).


    Also,Utah is filled with incredible canyons and it is usually comfortableenough in the summer (look up Utah Parks on the internet) and nearbyArizona has wonderful sights, including Grand Canyon, old towns thatnever died, painted desert, ancient Indian places (avoid Phoenix,unless you are golf fanatics or like to bicyle (they have great pavedtrails), Tombstone, and the chance to dip into Mexico for shopping(great place to get small unique presents for Christmas). Next doorto the east is New Mexico which has wonderful towns (Albuquerkee(spell!), Santa Fe, artsy towns, fun places to explore, wonderfulmuseums).


    Thereis also the area just below South Dakota in the NE Wyoming area wherethere is Devil's tower, Mount Rushmore and Crazy Horse monuments (thewhole area caters to travelers with cowboy stuff, including horsebackriding, wild animal zoo you can drive through, (pens with baby bearsbeing given a chance to grow up), campgrounds with swimming, etc.).


    Yellowstoneis just west and is worth several days.


    Alaskais incredible, beautiful and interesting at several levels. You haveto make reservations to stay at the train motel or a hostel, or stayin your rig if you rent one.


    DHand I go on Roads Scholar programs (NOT Rhoads! but the formerElderhostel group) and they take care of everything for you. Thepeople that go on these trips tend to be really people with a widevariety of experiences. Even their sea voyages are great. They arenot a bar group (which we have been told are really fun on cruiseships, which is one reason we haven't gone on one) but people who areinterested in other cultures and seeing new areas more thanpurchasing things (but still a wonderful way to pick up the necessarypresents for holidays).]


    Hopesome of this helps! Have fun!

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    I suggest either Utah 5 National Parks, or Sadona, Arazona with a side trip to The Grande Canyon and Monument Valley. Both beautiful Pieaceful places with Grand vista's. We live in such a wonderious country with so many places to see. Have a Fabulious time what ever you decide.
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    Gosh, there's so much to see in this country that it's hard to choose. If you opt for California, San Francisco is one of those places that I would go back to in a heartbeat, if only for the food! Great shopping, and the wine country is so beautiful. A couple of years ago, we visited Portland, and a few years before that Seattle. Both are interesting with lots to do and see, particularly if you like the outdoors.

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