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AmyBB25short road trip

From our village in Ohio to Chicago is almost a 6 hour drive and then we went south to Springfield and then back across all three states home. With Sophie and Will in the back. I think we’re working up to a bigger road trip some day! 2 years ago

smiling redhead AKA JessNot quite (or anywhere near) across the US

but next weekend I’m driving from NW Ohio down and around parts of Indiana, then up to Chicago by Monday night before making my way back home on Tuesday. 3 years ago

WhitneyPlaces to visit:

1. Salvation Mountain (CA)
2. Boston in the fall (MA)
3. NYC: Broadway, Carnegie Hall, Natural History Museum, the Guggenheim Museum, MoMA, (NY)
4. Grand Canyon (AZ)
5. The lighthouses and coastline in Maine
6. Rocky Mountain National Park (CO)

One of my favorite movies is Elizabethtown. I want to take a road trip like Orlando Bloom’s character did. In addition to the places listed above, I want to see the back roads. The unusual. 3 years ago

BridgetthetravelierWhat we want to do for summer vacation... AND CHEAP IS THE WORD

It’s been about 5 years now since we have been on a trip.. It’s long overdue.. So no eating out.. no new cloths.. forget about going to the movies..
My kids are older now.. We are starting at home in Arizona.. we would like to go to Virgina, Washington D.C., Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, and then ILL. then head back home.. But, what to do? What to see? What are the fun things you have done in these states… thanks.. 3 years ago

popeyeLOVESolivethe kids are gone and so are we

My husband and I married at a very young age—him 18 and me almost 16. We started our family a year later with 3 kids almost back to back. They are now 20, 19, and 17. The 2 oldest are in college and are going to transfer later this year to the 4 year college. The baby is graduating high school this year and will be going straight to a 4 year college. All will live in the dorms, so now we are in a quandry. We will be free parents come this August. We want to travel and see the states by R.V. or mini-van but don’t know where to go first. Any suggestions for this Alabama redneck? 4 years ago

RiTa_JKSomeday.. Trip in USA

I hope someday i go to U.S.A.

and do that trip, i think it must be awesome, an experience that never one forget and i think the people certainly stay more independent and fell one different spirit of life – happiness, freedom, discovering.. it’s not normal like when we are in the city, work everydays and stuff like that.

The survival, the photos, the memories, the persons.. everything
day and night, all days find a new thing a new place..

It must be hard live the friends, the things that we like in the “other life” but i suppose it was a great adventure to enjoy.

I saw a movie, it’s a little bit similar with this theme.. i advice everyone to see him – here is “Into The Wild” – I think is great, and the music of the movie.. it is very powerfull too.

A.C.R.O.S.S. THE U.S.A. ! 5 years ago

smiling redhead AKA Jessrenewed interest

My psych professor was talking last night about how he did this about 20 years ago, and what it was like for him and I was blown away by the beauty of what he was saying. I so need to save so I can do this this summer. It’s just one of those things I’ll regret not doing, you know? 6 years ago

thislifetimeroad trip

My husband and I have been married 19 years and had been planning this trip since the time we married. Finally after 15 years and two kids later, we did it! It was well worth it! We started in NC then on to St. Louis and saw the Arch. Cool. The trip took across Missouri, Kansas, Colorado (visit the Sand Dunes and Pike’s Peak!), Arizona (Grand Canyon and Hoover Dam), Nevada, California (Coastal Hwy). Had a break down in Cresent City and everyone was very helpful! Then on into Orgeon (up the coast to Coos Bay and then inland into Washington (Mt. St. Helen’s). That was something that was important for me to see, I was in high school when it blew up and have always been fasinated by it. I wasn’t disappointed. We had another break down in Washington, this one was not so pleasant (money, it was an expensive repair, fuel pump), but everyone was great. After that it was pretty much straight back home. There were a few stops along the way. If you go through South Dakota stop at Wall Drug! It is an amazing place, great food! Don’t worry about a map to get there you will see huge signs everywhere! They have free ice water! We are ready to go again when the gas prices and our finances coporate! This time I would like to do on a motorcycle though. Everyone should do this to see the great nation that we live in. Oh Yeah! Stay in Cameron Arizona. Beautiful place. 6 years ago

singingrockerchickRoad Trip

the longest roadtrip I’ve been on is from Virginia to Iowa but I’d like to go all the way across the U.S. 6 years ago

TheClashtravel across the US

and see everything worth seeing. it might take a while! 6 years ago

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