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grmamrtha1 03-03-2014 11:33 AM

Encourage Me Whilst Traveling
Hello ALL,
My DH and I will be starting our retirement traveling very soon. I would love it if you'd give me info about where you live---City and/or State--and tell me why we'd enjoy seeing your part of the country. We're starting out in Michigan, and as of this typing, have not as yet decided if we're going North first, South?, East?, or West? However, our hope is that we will encompass all of this wonderful God's country, as I like to call it. Please play travel agent for me, and help me learn about where YOU live. Like those of you who are already full time RVers, I'm downsising my sewing/quilting parafenalia, so hearing from you, too, would be helpful, and strongly encouraged. THANKS SOOO MUCH IN ADVANCE.

omacookie 03-03-2014 11:42 AM

Head South It is Mardi Gras time till Wednesday,March 5th, Ash Wed. That is Lent,Spring Fiesta in Natchez, Miss, and Jazz Fes in New Orleans in late Apri. We also have Cajun Country, Tobasco , Gulf Coast, fishing, Quilt Shows, as well a Strawberry Festival...I live in the States Capitol, Baton Rouge just 75 milles from New Orleans...come see me ????

Doggramma 03-03-2014 12:03 PM

Well I'm in Wisconsin and I wouldn't recommend here! We're going to head to TN soon. I think KY and TN are just lovely this time of year. The trees are starting to bud and it's starting to get warm. And lots of good food along the way. Have fun on your travels!

lynnie 03-03-2014 12:09 PM

I'm from Long Island NY. We have great beaches and you can stop in New York City b4 you come out this way. You could spend a lot of time in the city seeing museums, show, and various restaurants. I don't know if there is anyplace in the city to park camper

Tartan 03-03-2014 12:43 PM

At the top of my list would be natural wonders. The Rocky Mountains, Yellowstone and Grand Canyons, Niagara Falls, the California Redwood forests....etc.

dakotamaid 03-03-2014 12:46 PM

0March is Crane time here in the Platte River valley in Nebraska. Exit 305 on I80 is the Crane nature center and there are loads of viewing spots here as they migrate north in vast amounts.

MaryMo 03-03-2014 12:56 PM

OH, how I envy you. I'd be traveling south for March and around the Great Smokey Mountains/ Ashville, NC and Tennessee/Kentucky/Virginia for later Spring and early Summer. The Northeast is beautiful in the fall, as is New York City sites. There's the Padacah Quilt Show in April .... so much to see and do that's off the beaten path would be my choice if I could. Look forward to hearing about your travels. Are you going to blog your way around the country? It would be a wonderful read.

Billi 03-03-2014 01:08 PM

Best part of where I live is you can visit pretty much anytime and have some beautiful weather. There are no rv parks downtown but there are many beach rv parks starting on the very north county beaches all the way to the Mexican border and all the way through our "back country" of San Diego county. We have the San Diego safari park, in Escondido, the World famous San Diego zoo which is located in beautiful balboa park down town San Diego, and don't forget Sea World.

quiltingcandy 03-03-2014 01:16 PM

Well, I am in the most southern part of California - actually a few miles south of San Diego, 7 miles north of Mexico. Our average year round temperature is 70 degrees, very little rain, as San Diego is technically a desert. We have beautiful beaches, Balboa Park is next to downtown and fun to walk around and lots of museums. There is the Salk Institute and Scripps Aquarium, the World Famous San Diego Zoo (which is in Balboa Park), San Diego Safari Park is out in Escondido (about 20 minutes from down town). There is so much to see I can't name it all, if you run out of fabric or have the need to touch fabric - there is Eleanor Burns' Quilt in a Day store and Rosie's Cupboard quilt shop. (There are other shops but will save that for another time.)

Oh, I forgot the Hotel Del Coronado. It is really something to see and visit. And the beaches around it are beautiful. Walking the main drag in Coronado is fun.

We are roughly 2 hours south of Disneyland, Knott's Berry Farm if you are into amusement parks - and from there is Los Angeles and all it has to offer. (I love the LA Art Museum with the La Brea Tar pit.) The drive up the coast frm San Diego to LA is fun. You have La Jolla, Del Mar, San Juan Capistrano, Mission Viejo, San Clemente. I haven't been to Venice Beach in many years but I know people that go up from time to time.

Okay - that's good for now - we have baseball starting in April....

pocoellie 03-03-2014 03:34 PM

I enjoy where we live, because there's not a whole lot of people in the entire county. We're 7 miles out of the biggest town in the county, the county seat, population of town is approximately 2,800, population of entire COUNTY is roughly 9,500. The best part is there's NO big box stores, just locally owned stores, but we have just about anything that we need.

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