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Old 05-09-2019, 06:26 PM   #1
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The Sleeper State Of The Country


I was thinking about this earlier and we've talked about it before.

What is that number one sleeper state of our great United States of America?

Not the one that you would move to for political or business needs but one you think everyone should visit. Here's my top 5 that I think every person should visit and have never thought to.

West Virginia
Idaho
Wyoming
Montana
Vermont

Granted all mine are mountainous areas but I live on flat ground. Those are all GREAT places to spend a little vacation money on. You won't be disappointed on any. They aren't places I'd necessarily want to live, but great places to visit, living areas take so much more into context.

I honestly am always surprised at how many people vacation in Florida and know very little about anything other than our beaches. What are your sleep states that people don't know about?

(Runner ups are black hills of the Dakotas and then the northern Arizona/Utah/New Mexico region.)

(Texas Hill Country has my heart as favorite place I'd like to live followed by NC/SC area if it isn't where I grew up)
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North-western Maine.

Remote and beautiful.

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Washington and Oregon.
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Washington and Oregon.


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Arizona.
Everybody should see the Grand Canyon for real at least once in their lives.
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Been to Arizona twice and didn't see the canyon.
I like the Main idea as well as Montana, Wyoming for the landscape. Been to Vermont in the winter Killington. Alaska is probably the ultimate. With the islands it's the largest state.

California was a beautiful contrast to Florida too
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Arizona.
Everybody should see the Grand Canyon for real at least once in their lives.
The northern side is much prettier than the south side. I didn't know there was such a difference but there really is.

That whole grand staircase area of northern Arizona/Utah is breathtaking. We've got a picture we have hanging up of our honeymoon out there. Other than the stunningly beautiful couple, the background is one of our favorites.
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Been to Arizona twice and didn't see the canyon.
I like the Main idea as well as Montana, Wyoming for the landscape. Been to Vermont in the winter Killington. Alaska is probably the ultimate. With the islands it's the largest state.

California was a beautiful contrast to Florida too
Never been to Cali beaches. I'd love to go see their redwood forest. I've not spent much time at all in the Pacific Northwest. I think I would love the landscape because I love the Sea and the Mountains. No desire for SoCal though.

One of the prettiest places I can remember ever going was Bear Lake in Idaho. Breath taking. The whole state I just remember thinking, "God, I'd love to see that every day" no matter where I was.

Wyoming was really kind of the same except the remoteness is almost staggering at times. Same with Montana. Really cool, but I saw snow still on the ground in both those states in June... No Bueno for this Florida boy
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The beautiful thing about California coast is the mountains and cliffs opposed to the flat landscape if the east coast
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The beautiful thing about California coast is the mountains and cliffs opposed to the flat landscape if the east coast
Yeah, Maine has it too right?

Never really been to much of Maine, the parts I did see were near Canada and NE New Hampshire. Always wanted to travel up that coast too.

We've been threatening the US-1 trip up NoCal up through southern Washington for a while. I just need to bring my kids across the South first. They've hit most the southern states we wanted to get through and being in Florida I feel it's a waste to take them on vacation to more coastal destinations unless it's way different.

I think in the next year (after our Appalachian trip) were planning one for the NortheEast area in fall and then maybe only doing one long one from Napa Valley and north in 2020.

Kids gotta see how big this place is and they aren't tied to one thing. They need to find a place they're passionate about so they can give it their all.
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Maine I have not been too
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Almost every state has some gems.
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Alaska was absolutely beautiful. Sedona AZ was another beautiful area.


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The beautiful thing about California coast is the mountains and cliffs opposed to the flat landscape if the east coast
But the water is cold.
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The northern side is much prettier than the south side. I didn't know there was such a difference but there really is.

That whole grand staircase area of northern Arizona/Utah is breathtaking. We've got a picture we have hanging up of our honeymoon out there. Other than the stunningly beautiful couple, the background is one of our favorites.

That is what everybody tells me. Been to the south rim three times, and haven't seen the north rim yet.
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But the water is cold.
Have customer who grew up on the California Beaches she lives here now and say the Jersey beaches are better. I was surprised. I know the Pacific is colder

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