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Old 11-10-2014, 10:51 PM   #21
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That was pretty much the West side of the Rockies. The Canadian Rockies are pretty awesome as well.
Oh, I thought Idaho, and Wyoming were E side of the rockies. I like the Canadian West but it's jsut a bit too obvious for me.

WOW look at that tree, it's really big and tall. WOW look at that glacier lake, isn't it beautiful. WOW look at that mountain with the picture perfect snow capped top...etc... Zero subtlety. In my expereince Quebec is the most beautiful place I have ever been(HUGE province though). Subtlety upon subtley...all beautiful and every season. too bad about the humans
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Old 11-10-2014, 10:57 PM   #22
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Glacier natl park is the prettiest park in the lower 48. At least of all the ones I've been to (take most vacations camping in parks in mountains) and I'm a flatlander who loves the salwater. Been to a lot of the places you spoke of on our honeymoon and another time when I was 18. Idaho is one of the most breathtaking, that place makes Wyoming look boring.

Best ever was in Honduras with the cloud forest in the mountains and the Gulf of Mexico a few miles away.

Good call on that trip.

Switzerland has some pretty amazing places too.
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I was going to ask if there were any mushrooms involved. Running around barefoot looking up at the big trees sounds like mushrooms to me

sounds like an amazing trip. So far i've only seen the E seabord of the US. The E side of the rockies look like an amazing place though
Oh I've shroomed in the redwoods as well. I lived up there for a couple years. Back in my mind exploring days, if you know what I mean.
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The Shweissland is def another place i need to go before I leave
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edit from my other post. Newfoundland is probably the place on earth that I most want to visit. They have everything Im could imagine. Sea..Inland lakes...mountains...flatland...goodhunting...seafo od...and the friendliest humans on the face of the earth. While I am ok with most humans...I find NFLD humans particularly easy to not want to punch in the face (unlike most west coaster's I've met)
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edit from my other post. Newfoundland is probably the place on earth that I most want to visit. They have everything Im could imagine. Sea..Inland lakes...mountains...flatland...goodhunting...seafo od...and the friendliest humans on the face of the earth. While I am ok with most humans...I find NFLD humans particularly easy to not want to punch in the face (unlike most west coaster's I've met)
Beautiful place and some really cool accents too. Nova Scotia aint too shabby either
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The Shweissland is def another place i need to go before I leave
Everyone should at least see it. The culture is very unique as well. Nothing like the countries surrounding it, spent about a month there.
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Customer I just finished for is a Swiss. neat guy. Have done a couple jobs for him....he loves the new land...appreciates europe but thinks that Ont is heaven on earth.
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Well I can say that China was a great vacation
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Well I can say that China was a great vacation
When the kids get grown the two places the wife and I want to go are the orient and Patagonia... okay so she's not as excited about Patagonia but said she wants to visit somewhere I havent been to that really wish I could. I really want to fish the straights of Magellan (I think its Cape Fear). China is so big you could do several vacations.

The oriental mindset is so different its very intriguing. Definitely got to get there and havent even made all of our 50, might put Nebraska and Iowa on the back burner though (probably cool stuff there I'll miss out on).
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That would be too real.

I think I'd have to camp among them for a week or so prior so they felt like family. Those could be some daunting monsters if things went south. hah

California was fun. I completed the northern coast. Dipped in at Fort Bragg and took the 1/101 up to Oregon.
I couldn't get over how cool CA20 was. The environment changed so drastically so many times I could barely keep up with it. Wild stuff.

I lived in Fort Bragg for a few years. I know that drive, it is breathtaking. Did you go to glass beach in FB? The city dumped glass bottles over a cliff for years before they recycled, and the ocean turned all those broken bottles into colored pebbles. One of those things you have top see to believe...
So many things to explore in our own backyards, I'm inspired to take a road trip now, thanks for sharing.
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When the kids get grown the two places the wife and I want to go are the orient and Patagonia... okay so she's not as excited about Patagonia but said she wants to visit somewhere I havent been to that really wish I could. I really want to fish the straights of Magellan (I think its Cape Fear). China is so big you could do several vacations.

The oriental mindset is so different its very intriguing. Definitely got to get there and havent even made all of our 50, might put Nebraska and Iowa on the back burner though (probably cool stuff there I'll miss out on).
The family and I did an 11 day trip to China in 08, a couple months before the Olympics. It was an Awesome trip. We went to Hong Kong, Shanghai, xian, and Beijing. Of course the Great Wall, The Forbidden City, Terra Cotta Warriors, Pearl Towers, Tienimin Square, and a lot more places. It was a very eye opening experience as far as history is concerned. The food was horrendous!
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When the kids get grown the two places the wife and I want to go are the orient and Patagonia... okay so she's not as excited about Patagonia but said she wants to visit somewhere I havent been to that really wish I could.
Dude, let's split a cab to Patagonia.

That's something that's way out on the horizon for us, but it's certainly on the list.

Top 5 Future Trips:

1. Drive to Alaska. Yup. Yukon, Northwest Territories, Denali. I want the whole score. I want to gawk at McKinley and feel the icy hand of death try to wrap itself around me. Hopefully I get attacked by a polar bear.

2. North 48. We skipped Olympic NP. I want to hit that, then give Glacier and Montana their due. Head over to North Dakota to check that off the list, then head to the Twin Cities to visit friends.

3. Texas.

4. The middle AKA BBQ Tour. KC, StL, NOLA, then maybe some Mississippi or Alabama in there too.

5. Everything else. Starting to think I might run out of time before they build the highway to the moon. Shame.
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I lived in Fort Bragg for a few years. I know that drive, it is breathtaking. Did you go to glass beach in FB? The city dumped glass bottles over a cliff for years before they recycled, and the ocean turned all those broken bottles into colored pebbles. One of those things you have top see to believe...
So many things to explore in our own backyards, I'm inspired to take a road trip now, thanks for sharing.
I used to work with a girl from FB so I knew about Glass Beach. Sadly I couldn't convince the wife that it would be worth checking out in the morning(we got there right after sundown) so we just camped up at that campground up the road north of FB then peaced in the early AM. I can never sleep late camping and I'm usually up right as the sun is rising. I hit the beach and scared the hell out of about 3 dozen harbor seals that were peacefully napping until they sensed my presence.

Unfortunately due to time constraints we had to skip Bend too. I've heard awesome things but we had to pick between Crater Lake, Bend, Eugene, and Portland. We settled for popping in on Crater Lake on the way to Portland, while stopping in Eugene for lunch. Crater Lake was so foggy we couldn't see it standing right in front of it. It was actually really hilarious.
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Tim, come on man! Stand up for your state!

We've got it all. We've got indoors and outdoors covered like you wouldn't believe. Not to mention if you can't grow it in NJ soil, it can't be grown.

I live in the "farm belt" in Burlington Cty.

If the state would cut my property taxes by 60%, I would stay.
We have nice weather, not too extreme one way or the other.

In todays Trenton Times newspaper: "Half of all New Jersey residents say they want to eventually leave the state, and more than a quarter of them say their future departure is 'very likely,' according to a new Monmouth University poll".
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I just missed you. I was around Fort Bragg this weekend. Highway 1 is a pretty awesome road, too. Highway 50 in NV is the loneliest in the country and pretty great if you like wide open spaces.
I've been to most of the national parks, worked at one for a while even. Been to 49 of the 50 states and I'm not sure NJ is near the top for me, but it gets a bad rap. ID is underrated, Coeur d'Alene is beautiful. Utah and Colorado are awesome.
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You guys are really missing out... Kansas has a lot to see

Out west, there's a slow, sweeping, curve on I-70



Up in the Northeast corner, there is a hill
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You guys are really missing out... Kansas has a lot to see

Out west, there's a slow, sweeping, curve on I-70



Up in the Northeast corner, there is a hill
I saw a ravine there, too. Might be ski-able with enough snow.
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I just missed you. I was around Fort Bragg this weekend. Highway 1 is a pretty awesome road, too. Highway 50 in NV is the loneliest in the country and pretty great if you like wide open spaces.
I've been to most of the national parks, worked at one for a while even. Been to 49 of the 50 states and I'm not sure NJ is near the top for me, but it gets a bad rap. ID is underrated, Coeur d'Alene is beautiful. Utah and Colorado are awesome.
America is pretty wild. There honestly aren't many states I wouldn't consider beautiful in their own right. Some are a little less jaw dropping, but I think the Ozarks and the Appalachians are every bit as gorgeous as the Rockies, just in a more subtle way.

Sorry we missed you in Fort Bragg. I've had nothing but positive experiences crashing on couches of dudes I know from the internet. hah

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