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Old Apr 19th 2010, 09:54 AM
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We've been tentatively talking about making a road-trip across the middle of America - essentially driving west from Washington/Baltimore area all the way to LA. Maybe this summer, maybe next summer.

Phoenix/Scotsdale, Grand Canyon and Las Vegas are on the itinerary.

Anyone got any suggestions or advice?

(once we get to LA, we'll be going up to SF, perhaps Oregon and then back through the Rockies and on to Chicago).
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Old Apr 19th 2010, 10:07 AM
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Sedona, AZ is only a little ways off the route between the Grand Canyon and Phoenix. They have some of the most beautiful red rock country in the region there and some very attractive art gallerias (Tlaquepaque is particularly nice). It's a lovely little town to drive through and even nicer if you can spend an afternoon hiking out in the red rock.

(It's also something of a 'New Age' spiritualist hub, but I doubt that'll bother you too much)
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Old Apr 19th 2010, 10:18 AM
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We've been tentatively talking about making a road-trip across the middle of America - essentially driving west from Washington/Baltimore area all the way to LA. Maybe this summer, maybe next summer.

Phoenix/Scotsdale, Grand Canyon and Las Vegas are on the itinerary.

Anyone got any suggestions or advice?

(once we get to LA, we'll be going up to SF, perhaps Oregon and then back through the Rockies and on to Chicago).
I honestly wouldn't bother with the LA piece.
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Old Apr 19th 2010, 10:22 AM
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I honestly wouldn't bother with the LA piece.
Have to get a cheesy photo standing by the Hollywood sign and that Chinese restaurant! And Venice Beach. That's about it for the LA leg!
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Old Apr 19th 2010, 10:33 AM
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Have to get a cheesy photo standing by the Hollywood sign and that Chinese restaurant! And Venice Beach. That's about it for the LA leg!
Photoshop yourself into widely available stock photos and say you did it. Chinese restaurant or Grauman's Chinese Theater?


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Old Apr 19th 2010, 10:39 AM
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Photoshop yourself into widely available stock photos and say you did it. Chinese restaurant or Grauman's Chinese Theater?


Shooping just isn't the same or as much fun.

Sorry - restaurant across the street from the Chinese Theater!
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Old Apr 19th 2010, 01:50 PM
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Too bad you couldn't just jump over many of the states you'll drive through.
Seemingly endless miles of flat prairies and deltas will try your patience.
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For the love of sweet baby jesus, avoid all of Wyoming. No need to visit the sphincter of this nation!
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For the love of sweet baby jesus, avoid all of Wyoming. No need to visit the sphincter of this nation!
I'd certainly avoid Yellowstone during the summer season.
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For the love of sweet baby jesus, avoid all of Wyoming. No need to visit the sphincter of this nation!
Oi! North West Wyoming contains some of the most amazing scenery in the country! Especially for those willing to stray more than 100 yards from their cars to go and see it.
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