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Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Ten Places I Must See Within the US

In no particular order...


Ever since I was doing research for a project about the Boone Trace and Wilderness Road, I have wanted to see Cumberland Gap. It has recently begun the process of being restored to what it would've looked like in Daniel Boone's day. I think it would be so neat to see the "gateway" to the west from Virginia.

I have wanted to see Mt. Rushmore and the Black Hills region ever since I was little. To me, it still has that Wild West appeal. We're actually thinking about taking a vacation here this summer!

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Ernest Hemingway is one of my favorite authors and he made Key West his home for a large part of his life. It's a tropical paradise that I would love to visit one day...but maybe as a cruise stop. Not sure how I feel about that super long bridge to get there!

I have wanted to go to Savannah for awhile now. The architecture is amazing!

Same thing with Charleston, it's doable on a trip to Savannah too!

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We were going to go to Burlington, VT and take a day trip to Mount Washington to go to the summit on the cog train as our anniversary trip the last year we lived in PA. Unfortunately, that didn't happen due to a work conflict. I still really really want to go though!

I have wanted to visit Mackinac Island since I was a kid. Being from Northeast Indiana, everyone goes here at least once, yet I've never been. It was almost our vacation last summer.

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Ever since learning about the giant redwoods in elementary school, I have wanted to see them in person. I mean, how cool would it be to drive through a tree!

Mardi Gras and Dixieland Jazz...nuff said :-)

10. Mesa Verde
Native American cliff dwellings. How cool is this! I have seen a small site, Montezuma's Castle, but to see Mesa Verse would be amazing!

19 comments:

  1. I love Europe so much that I often forget about all of the awesome things that we have in our backyard (metaphorically speaking because that would be one GIANT backyard literally) here in America. I've been to New Orleans, Savannah, and Key West, and they are all worth the visit. As for Key West, you should drive the bridges--they are SO pretty! They are broken up every few miles by land, so if you have to stop and eat or stretch your legs, you can. And Charleston--it's pretty awesome (though I am completely, totally biased about it because I live there!).

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  2. I've been to several of these places (Mesa Verde, Savannah, Mt. Rushmore/Black Hills, and New Orleans) and they are all great places! We hope to take the kids out west when they are a little older and can hike with us:)

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  3. If I made a list of all the places in Europe that I would like to see, or the world in general, it would be huge! Since that isn't financially feasible at least for now, I decided to focus on the US :-)

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  4. Alan told me that we could use our vacation money for my Black Hills trip this year...I think it might be better if the kids were a little older, but if he wants to go, then I'm all for it!

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  5. Definitely! Take it when you can get it:)

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  6. I've been to Mt Rushmore and Key West but that's it!

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  7. I would love to see these too! I've been to Mackinaw Island and Charleston, but that's all for me!

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  8. I added Wall Drug into our itinerary for the Black Hills because of you! :-)

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  9. Can you believe I've never heard of Mackinac Island? But, I want to go there now. I've been to Savannah and absolutely loved it. The rest of your list is on mine as well :)

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  10. lol, yes! that's a very cool place. :)

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  11. Mackinac is definitely a Midwest thing I think because no one on the east coast had heard of it either when I lived there. But, it's like traveling back in time, which is definitely up this history person's alley!

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  12. I would like to visit those too! I've been to Shenandoah, Volcanoes, Everglades and the Grand Canyon. I think it would be awesome to visit every national park.

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  13. It's a half days' drive for us so it's definitely doable for a long weekend. It's on our list of possible trips this year.

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  14. Great choices; my dad's family aren't far from Cumberland at all :D

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  15. Awesome. I just think it would be so cool to see, even though I know it's mainly just hiking trails at this point.

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  16. ...I know a few wonderful places to visit in Indiana that would be even better on your vacation budget! ;)

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  17. Hahaha :-) I have traveled a lot of the state, especially since I've lived in several parts of it!

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  18. Love this list and love this idea. Although I don't think I could limit it to just 10. There's so many historic places and beautiful places and sunny places....

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  19. Oh believe me, there are many more places. I could do a list on just one state or city alone!

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