USA Quest 1: Journey of the Drunk Irishmen

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  1. cdbmacn

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    Weeee my first topic here

    Anyway, im leaving tommorow to begin my 6 week journey across the USA

    Myself and some buddies are renting two big RV's from roadbearrv.com and we are gonna follow this approximate route:

    San Francisco
    San Diego & Surroudings for a week (4th July!)
    Las Vegas
    Colorado
    Dallas
    Austin
    Houston
    New Orleans
    Georgia (Redneck games! http://ie.youtube.com/watch?v=jGOH-eUe-2E)
    Atlanta
    Washington D.C. (Going to pentagon!)
    New York

    well over 4000 miles!

    As you can see i only mention the cities, cause as far as i have seen from research, the best stuff is in the cities and the small towns located between them are all very homogenous due to the chains of restaurants and motels you will find there. Theres also a lot of empty fields apparently.

    Anyway please feel free to mention a bunch of stuff you would consider UNMISSABLE for a big bunch of highly educated yet crazy irishmen.

    Go raibh maith agat.
     
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  2. King_Arthur

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    When you pass thru New York, stop at my ex-girl's house, she's very friendly. Ask Kaanchtoofan.
     
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    I'd suggest if you are going to Texas, you stop by Austin. The city's slogan is "Keep Austin Weird," and the city has weird in stockpiles.
     
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    The city's slogan is a campaign akin to "shop local". Business with the "Keep Austin Weird" slogan in their window are local Austin businesses.

    The city is definitely an anomaly when it comes to the state of Texas, but it is a lot like San Francisco and Seattle when it comes to style.

    If you do come to Austin (its a long way to travel in to the states interior) catch a few live bands and drink some of our llocal beer.
     
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    oh man i just FC'ed 'My Name is Jonas' Expert in GHIII

    Travelling to Austin adds about 50 miles to our journey, so ill definitely add that, thanks!
     
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    bring sunscreen, your irish skin won't take well to the southern heat.

    why no midwest?

    Where in colorado?
     
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    Sounds amazing, I want to do that one day too. Im from UK so I know nothing, I'll just say GOD SPEED!
     
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  8. cdbmacn

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    hmm just dont have enough time/money to do the midwest, but we will prob end up driving anyway from houston to chicago or something, as my buddies wont want to go into the deep south (they are from the deep south of ireland and like repels like i guess)

    Denver in Colorado is all we had planned so far, maybe some rafting in the rivers?
     
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    ...we don't want you in Canada anyway!

    Probably drink all our booze anyway...
     
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  10. maca2kx

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    Don't sell us short, we know some things.

    Sam
     
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    Come to Fresno. We've got, umm... a Dennys.
     
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  12. TheNesMan

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    San Francisco
    San Diego & Surroudings for a week (4th July!)
    Las Vegas - Hit up all of the main casinos like Luxor, Bellagio, Caesars palace. Don't bother with the hover damn, it's garbage.
    Colorado - Aspen is alright, it's crazily expensive so watch out. I'd spend the majority of my time in Colorado. It's incredibly diverse in terms of its geography. You'll go from the rocky mountains to sand dunes natural bridges.
    Dallas
    Austin
    Houston
    New Orleans
    Georgia
    Atlanta
    Washington D.C. (Going to pentagon!)
    New York - Empire state building, FAO schartz( not sure about the spelling, it's the toy store from home alone 2. I'd check out central park too.

    I'd also like to comment that you would be an idiot to go so close to Utah and not go into it. They have some of the best national parks in the states.
     
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  13. MikeyVassallo

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    How does going to Austin add only 50 miles to your journey? Austin is 3 hours away from Dallas and 2 1/2 away from Houston. Texas takes about 23.4 hours to drive across. Plus, the countryside that isn't the Rio Grande Vally or the Hill Country is boring as hell. Hope you like Oil Derricks and Cows.
     
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    lol i misread google maps :X

    it adds 120 miles

    UTAH! Will have to convince the others that the national parks are better than going to flagstaff
     
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    Oh Stal you always remind me of road trips past. I remember my trips back an forth from NY to El Paso. 23.4 hours is a lot when driving cross country. Especially when you can go through several states in a day on that route and just when you think your home and see the welcome to Texas sign you realize you won't actually be home until the next day. Damn Texas is huge.
     
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    Rofl at flagstaff. I camped there, it wasn't anything interesting.
     
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  17. MikeyVassallo

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    Oh man... no doubt. The state is too damn big if you ask me.

    My dream road trip would be traveling to all the neat small towns in Texas. There is a show called Texas Country Reporter which is just a guy and a big SUV driving to all the best places in the state. I want to do that.

    Alas, with gas 4$plus a gallon, I'll have to wait until I get an electric car or the government fixes itself.
     
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    try to go to the smoky mountains in between atlanta and dc
     
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  19. JesseSoda

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    Yeah, so, just forget Kansas. It's only the center of the civilized world... We do have the largest ball of twine, after all.
     
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    Double post; excuse me.
     
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