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Old March 28th, 2011, 01:32 PM
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Most people tend to visit large cities like New York ,Chicago ,Los Angeles ,etc . My BDW and I do the opposite .We like to vacation in the small cities of this beautiful country . We've done this in 27 states and look forward to continuing .

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Henry, since we discovered cruising that's the only kind vacation we take . In the past we've enjoyed Eureka Springs and Hot Springs, Arkansas, and DH's hometown, Clinton, Iowa.

I'm not at all interested in the "big" cities! Too many people, too much traffic, far too expensive !
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I hate big cities, and the nice thing about Nova Scotia is that even the "big" cities are small towns! We are still playing tourist in our new home, and we love to explore all the little towns across the province and into Cape Breton.
Can't wait for summer to see more!

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I hate big cities, and the nice thing about Nova Scotia is that even the "big" cities are small towns! We are still playing tourist in our new home, and we love to explore all the little towns across the province and into Cape Breton.
Can't wait for summer to see more!

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I have enjoyed visiting some big cities such as San Antonio, San Diego, Seatle, Las Vegas, Ft. Lauderdale, Honolulu and I love to visit New York.

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I have enjoyed visiting some big cities such as San Antonio, San Diego, Seatle, Las Vegas, Ft. Lauderdale, Honolulu and I love to visit New York.

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Except for Honolulu I've been to all the cities listed above.
Good! I am happy that you have visited some of our great cities.

A few others that I liked were New Orleans, Anchorage, Atlanta, Louisville, Nashville, Washinghton DC, and Baltimore.

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Good! I am happy that you have visited some of our great cities.

A few others that I liked were New Orleans, Anchorage, Atlanta, Louisville, Nashville, Washinghton DC, and Baltimore.

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Hehe, I'm the contrarian as usual. Give me New York, Boston, San Francisco, New Orleans ... any big town. Small town America makes me think of "Deliverance"!
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Just about every place has something interesting and unique to offer. I love "visiting" large cities. New York is a wonderful place to visit. I also love the open spaces that America has to offer. Small towns can also be interesting.

I've been fortunate enough to visit most of the states in America. I still have to visit Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont.

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Hehe, I'm the contrarian as usual. Give me New York, Boston, San Francisco, New Orleans ... any big town. Small town America makes me think of "Deliverance"!
I lived most of my life in NYC .However ,8 years ago I moved to Smalltown,USA .We have no movie theaters ,no bowling alleys ,no pool halls ,no police force but its my paradise .
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Just about every place has something interesting and unique to offer. I love "visiting" large cities. New York is a wonderful place to visit. I also love the open spaces that America has to offer. Small towns can also be interesting.

I've been fortunate enough to visit most of the states in America. I still have to visit Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont.

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In my opinion those are 3 of the most beautiful american states .
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I love to visit cities and small towns and just see the country. I've visited most (Vermont being an exception) states East of the Mississippi yet only a few out West (Arizona, New Mexico, Texas (twice, once as a guest of the U.S. Air Force). I always wanted to visit the states we hadn't but since I no longer have my "traveling partner" the desire sadly has waned.

We do have one of the most beautiful countries on Earth and there is so much to see and learn as every area has its own particular history. For instance the so called "backward" dialect spoken in mountainous areas of North Carolina and to a lesser degree Tennessee, is actually quite similar to the American language originally spoken when those areas were settled. In short, virtually all settlers spoke in such a manner and is a derivation that developed from Scotch-Irish. I find such things fascinating.

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We do indeed have a beautiful country and all the states have something that makes it worth visiting.

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I lived in Fargo ND for 2 1/2 years and the nicest folks in the entire Country live there (and no the movie Fargo was not about Fargo) and yes they have a dairy queen

in terms of beauty, imho, the pacific northwest is the best and I've lived or visited every state in the union
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As far as beauty goes, I love the state of Hawaii. I have been there three times. The first was courtesy of Uncle Sam.

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Thats wonderful ,Venice
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Henry, I agree with you; in February, we timeshared to Fredericksburg, Virginia, a town of about 20,000. Not only did we have a great time touring the Civil War Battlefields and going to Mary Washington's House, and her son's tavern, we tried some great restuarants. I find in the smaller towns, people are friendlier and will willingly give you great suggestions on what to see, what to do and where to eat!
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Henry, I agree with you; in February, we timeshared to Fredericksburg, Virginia, a town of about 20,000. Not only did we have a great time touring the Civil War Battlefields and going to Mary Washington's House, and her son's tavern, we tried some great restuarants. I find in the smaller towns, people are friendlier and will willingly give you great suggestions on what to see, what to do and where to eat!
In 1984 we drive to Arlington ,VA and toured as much of the state as possible .We went to nearly every amusement park.

We have several friends living in VA and have been there numerous times since + family members who went to UVA and Virginia Tech .
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Virginia is the state that I have visited the most. Our best friends lived in Alexandria for many years and we visite them quite often.

We also like Frederiksburg and have stayed there several times.

Virginia is a beautiful friendly state.

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A lot of Civil War History around Fredericksburg, Manuel. Sometime, you should head South on I-95, pick up I-64 East just above Charlottesville and then I-81 South at Staunton and head South through Roanoke, Bristol VA/TN into upper East Tennessee. I-81 cuts right down the middle of the Shenandoah Valley and it's gorgeous.

You'll then find yourself within my neck of the woods. I live about 55 miles South of Bristol. You could spend a couple of days at the World Class De Haven SB&B (Supper-Bed and Breakfast (around these parts "dinner" is the Noon meal)), I say World Class because you can't ever beat the price!). I'd give you a five hour zip tour of all the "touristy" areas such as Pigeon Forge into Gatlingburg, right through the middle of the Great Smoky Mtns. National Park into Cherokee N.C. (with of course the almost obligatory stop at Harrah's Casino on the Cherokee Reservation for "lunch") and out through the gorgeous Maggie Valley area and back home. Who knows, maybe I'll even come up with some of that 180 proof crystal clear beverage for which this part of the country is so noted. It's unparalleled in taking the pain out of sore joints, and just about everything else! Why, it even beats the hell out of morphine!

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Just to add to the discussion, Rob and I own a timeshare in Palm Springs, California, which is in the Coachilla Valley and part of the inland empire of California. We have only just started to examine all the wonderful things that there are to do and see. Rob and I loved walking around Joshua Tree National Park (By the way, if you are sixty-two or above you can get a lifetime pass to our national parks for just $10), we had a wonderful day in Riverside where we took a tour of the Mission Inn and another time we took an ecological tour of the area. Too many people just go for the "gusto" of the big cities when where really is so much history and culture in the smaller towns.
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A lot of Civil War History around Fredericksburg, Manuel. Sometime, you should head South on I-95, pick up I-64 East just above Charlottesville and then I-81 South at Staunton and head South through Roanoke, Bristol VA/TN into upper East Tennessee. I-81 cuts right down the middle of the Shenandoah Valley and it's gorgeous.

You'll then find yourself within my neck of the woods. I live about 55 miles South of Bristol. You could spend a couple of days at the World Class De Haven SB&B (Supper-Bed and Breakfast (around these parts "dinner" is the Noon meal)), I say World Class because you can't ever beat the price!). I'd give you a five hour zip tour of all the "touristy" areas such as Pigeon Forge into Gatlingburg, right through the middle of the Great Smoky Mtns. National Park into Cherokee N.C. (with of course the almost obligatory stop at Harrah's Casino on the Cherokee Reservation for "lunch") and out through the gorgeous Maggie Valley area and back home. Who knows, maybe I'll even come up with some of that 180 proof crystal clear beverage for which this part of the country is so noted. It's unparalleled in taking the pain out of sore joints, and just about everything else! Why, it even beats the hell out of morphine!

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We do plan to take a road trip to Tennessee and Kentucky as soon as we can. My FIL was born in Tenessee and my DW was born in Kentucky and still has some relatives there.
So maybe one of these days we will take you up on your offer.

Thank you Todd.

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A lot of Civil War History around Fredericksburg, Manuel. Sometime, you should head South on I-95, pick up I-64 East just above Charlottesville and then I-81 South at Staunton and head South through Roanoke, Bristol VA/TN into upper East Tennessee. I-81 cuts right down the middle of the Shenandoah Valley and it's gorgeous.

You'll then find yourself within my neck of the woods. I live about 55 miles South of Bristol. You could spend a couple of days at the World Class De Haven SB&B (Supper-Bed and Breakfast (around these parts "dinner" is the Noon meal)), I say World Class because you can't ever beat the price!). I'd give you a five hour zip tour of all the "touristy" areas such as Pigeon Forge into Gatlingburg, right through the middle of the Great Smoky Mtns. National Park into Cherokee N.C. (with of course the almost obligatory stop at Harrah's Casino on the Cherokee Reservation for "lunch") and out through the gorgeous Maggie Valley area and back home. Who knows, maybe I'll even come up with some of that 180 proof crystal clear beverage for which this part of the country is so noted. It's unparalleled in taking the pain out of sore joints, and just about everything else! Why, it even beats the hell out of morphine!

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Todd, Tennessee holds a special place in my heart. My parents were married in Nashville during world war ll in the Andrew Jackson Hotel. Someday I would love to see Nashville.
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Todd, Tennessee holds a special place in my heart. My parents were married in Nashville during world war ll in the Andrew Jackson Hotel. Someday I would love to see Nashville.
You even know the exact location in the city. That`s pretty cool....
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