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    Driving in the USA

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    redandblack

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    Driving in the USA

    Post by redandblack on Sat Sep 05, 2009 4:18 am

    Driving in the deserts of the US is one of the great holidays. So much to see, great natural attractions and you share the better parts of American culture.

    penny

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    Re: Driving in the USA

    Post by penny on Sun Sep 06, 2009 2:00 am

    redandblack wrote:Driving in the deserts of the US is one of the great holidays. So much to see, great natural attractions and you share the better parts of American culture.
    I recently did a road trip around the south of USA, Georgia, Alabama, Nashville, was great! Where abouts did you do your road trip?

    redandblack

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    Re: Driving in the USA

    Post by redandblack on Sun Sep 06, 2009 2:16 pm

    Hi Penny.

    I've been lucky enough to visit the USA several times on holidays. I've driven in Florida and Georgia, so I know you would have enjoyed Georgia. Haven't been to Alabama or Nashville, so I'd be interested to hear more about that.

    Most of my driving has been in the west. Thousands of kilometres in California, Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado, Utah, Wyoming, Washington State and a tiny bit of Oregon. I suppose Utah is close to my favourite as I love desert, mountain and rock and canyon scenery. There are so many great drives and things to see, from Bryce Canyon, Monument Valley, to the Rockies, Yellowstone, Yosemite, etc, etc.

    penny

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    Re: Driving in the USA

    Post by penny on Mon Sep 07, 2009 5:05 am

    yeah, i always enjoy holidaying to the USA, i went to Florida on the last trip, but just stayed in Orlando. The road trip around georgia, Alabama also memphis, nashville was great, id recommend nashville for sure, even though im not a country music fan it was an experience! Also on the road trip we went off the main freeways and found some good old southern country towns and experienced some wierd southern food, all part of the experience!

    I have done the San Fran to LA Big Sur road trip, that was awesome, no doubt you have done that? I have done any of the west like Utah, etc but ive heard its worhwhile, my big plan is to hire a RV and drive from Coast to Coast! (ala hamish and andy style!) Very Happy

    You hired a RV on any of your US road trips?

    redandblack

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    Re: Driving in the USA

    Post by redandblack on Mon Sep 07, 2009 10:06 am

    No, my wife and I have usually rented a car at LA Airport and driven to Palm Springs for the first night's stopover.

    An RV trip would be a good idea, as the roads are excellent, although motels are cheap and food is as well.

    I did drive the Big Sur a while ago - lovely trip. I''ve also been across by train, but I think driving would be much better.

    penny

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    Re: Driving in the USA

    Post by penny on Tue Sep 08, 2009 3:10 am

    Yeah true, love the food over there, you got alot for you buck! Especially the way the dollar is going at the moment!

    Here is hoping the airfares to USA remain around the $1000 mark middle of next year!
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    munitalP

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    Re: Driving in the USA

    Post by munitalP on Fri Sep 11, 2009 1:47 am

    I have driven LAX to Las Vegas and back with a side trip to the Hoover dam (in 1 day!) in a rental Dodge Challenger - a bit of fun as this was my first time driving in the US. A few days later hired a car in Orlando for a week - had a GPS supplied which was about 40M out of calibration - very frustrating when the GPS tells you to turn 40M too late!

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    bart

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    Re: Driving in the USA

    Post by bart on Fri Sep 11, 2009 6:26 am

    Have done the LA to Las Vegas drive quite a few times, i actually enjoy this drive, going from a big city to desert within a few hours, also as well the outlet shopping and a few of the desert casinos on the way! i think i actually had a Dodge Challenger, but would love to do the drive in a convertible mustang..... one day! Surprised

    jckangus

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    Re: Driving in the USA

    Post by jckangus on Sat Mar 06, 2010 11:26 am

    We were visiting California from the east coast recently and decided to take the scenic PCH or Cal-1 for our journey from Los Angeles to San Francisco. Although it is a longer drive, we highly recommend this scenic drive for anyone who enjoys nature and breathtaking views...Check the weather before you start as it wouldn't be fun driving this on.

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