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Any Must Sees for Our Trip?

Thursday, June 02, 2016

Hello Everyone!

We're planning a big trip to the following states. For those of you who live there or who've been there, is there anything we should try to see or any specialties we should eat? How about good music to listen to? We're hoping to hear a little blue grass music at least.

Here are the states we are planning to visit:




Missouri (Planned stop at the Arch)

North Carolina

Tennessee (Planned stops: Great Smoky Mountain NP and the Appalachian Trail)

Kentucky (Plan to eat BBQ Chicken and, hopefully find some bluegrass music groups)

West Virginia


Washington D.C. (Plan to see the Mall and Air Museum at the Smithsonian)


New Jersey

PA (Family, Altoona Train Museum and Horseshoe Curve, Falling Water)

IL (Chicago to see my brother and, hopefully, eat at a good pizza joint. Suggestions?)

That's not every state we'll be in but any suggestions from those in the know would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks!! :)
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    Hope you get some good suggestions on things to do.
    1878 days ago
    wow! What a trip.

    Kentucky - driving through the horse farm areas is beautiful. If you'll be near Louisville or Lexington, the tracks are cool to see. Keeneland (in Lexington) is gorgeous. Churchill Downs (Louisville) is historic.
    Mammoth Cave is awesome. That's a good thing for summer - it's very cool on the cave tours. LOTS of walking. When DH & I took one of the tours we were surprised at how sore we were the next day. It didn't seem like much of an incline when we were doing all that walking. But the next day we really felt it in our legs and glutes!

    Tennessee - the Lost Sea is a HUGE underground lake. Nashville has lots to offer.
    All those SEE ROCK CITY signs...don't bother. Unless it's changed, Rock City is very cheesy.
    Ruby Falls is pretty.

    Washington DC - I would love to go for a week. The Smithsonian is H.U.G.E. You could spend a week there and not see everything.
    The Vietnam Wall is awe inspiring. It took my breath away and brought tears to my eyes.
    As you walk up onto The Mall in DC, try your best not to look too touristy. If anyone offers you a 'free map', just ignore and keep walking. I didn't want to be rude, and ended up power walking to get away from a fast talking panhandler. Maybe it's just a southern thing, or my customer service background. I should have just kept moving without speaking!

    The Arch is pretty cool. BE CAREFUL! Some areas of St. Louis are high crime. I never felt unsafe, but I know the crime rate is one of the highest in the country.

    North Carolina - the coast is beautiful. There are also LOTS of plantation tours available. If you are close enough to South Carolina, Charleston is one of my favorite cities. Ask the locals for a good place to get shrimp & grits!

    in Chicago, I'd have to get a Chicago style hot dog. I LOVE THEM. Never had one from Chicago though.

    I'll be in Delaware next week. I've never been, so I don't know what to expect.

    safe travels!
    1878 days ago
    My goodness, what a great list. If you ever come to California I would have some ideas.
    Have a great time. emoticon
    1878 days ago
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