OT: US Trip coming up

OT: US Trip coming up

Post by Tari » Sun, 16 Aug 2009 00:09:53



The day we went to the Grand Canyon was on an ugly hazy Easter vacation day.
The place was so packed we had to wait 20 minutes in line to get through the
gates.  There wasn't parking for all the cars and there were so many people
from the buses that it was about the worst part of our whole trip.  My back
yard is much more of a beautiful spiritual spot for me.  I just hate crowds,
cars and buses.  Timing is probably everything on this kind of a visit.
Fall has to be a much better time.  Clearly YMMV.
Taria



With the schedule and time constraints you have, I'm afraid you really
won't have time for quilt shops, and I don't think you'll see anything
that you can't see elsewhere.  If quilting is part of the trip, better
to see quilt *museums* .

If there is ANY way you can do it, I'd trade 2 or 3 of those sights
for a day at the Grand Canyon, seriously.  IMO it is the most awesome
natural wonder in the world, bar none.  It can be a life-changing
spiritual/religious experience.

Doc


Quote:
> DH and I heading to USA next month for 5 weeks. It is going to be an
> *adventure* - renting a 19' camper from Cruise America to drive from
> LA to Boston. Some say 3.5 weeks is a hurried trip but hey, it's alot
> more time than a 5 hour plane trip so we'll have to see something
> along the way <grin>.
> Here's an abbreviated itinerary for those you who live along the route
> and we can wave furiously at you as we pass by or stop for a coffee if
> timing and inclination suits all. quilt stores will be on the sight
> seeing list....
> LA 12-13 Sept
> Leave LA 14
> Yosemite NP 15-17
> Ely Ne 19
> Salt Lake City Ne 20
> Yellowstone NP 22-25
> Sheridan Wy 25
> Sturgis/mt Custer NP SD 26-27
> Chicago 30-Oct 02
> Fredericktown Oh 03 - visiting our John & Lois
> Niagara 04
> Pittsfield Ma 05-06
> Boston - NE States 03- 13
> NYC 14-21
> LA 22

> Cheers Bronnie

 
 
 

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Post by Laurie G. in C » Sun, 16 Aug 2009 00:34:30


Bronnie - there are several quilt shops in Rapid City, SD on the route from
Gillette to Mt. Rushmore. And I second the suggestion to see Crazy Horse.
Very impressive!!!

~~~~~~~
Laurie G. in CA
http://www.finishingtouchesquilts.com
http://community.webshots.com/user/lagrant7
~~~~~~~



Quote:
> Only thing I would add is seeing Crazy Horse while you're
> in SD. Well worth the trip. It's larger than Mt. Rushmore
> and all them presidents put together!

> Donna
> in WA

Yes Donna, Crazy Horse is on the schedule, Deadwood, Devils Tower
Monument.   I only detailed an abbrev. itinerary for the general route
we are taking.  We have a couple of days in that area.
Thanks, Bron

 
 
 

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Post by John » Sun, 16 Aug 2009 00:34:44



Quote:
> LOL ?I thought that was your territory. ?I visit the Dana plant there.
> Next time I will let you know I am coming. ?would love to see some of
> your woodworking and quilting close up (and your Bike!)

> Denny



> >> I was in Fredericktown Oh this morning, so my wave might have been
> >> premature lol. ?Looks like you will have fun.

> >> Denny


> >>> DH and I heading to USA next month for 5 weeks. ?It is going to be an
> >>> *adventure* - renting a 19' camper from Cruise America to drive from
> >>> LA to Boston. ?Some say 3.5 weeks is a hurried trip but hey, it's alot
> >>> more time than a 5 hour plane trip so we'll have to see something
> >>> along the way <grin>.
> >>> Here's an abbreviated itinerary for those you who live along the route
> >>> and we can wave furiously at you as we pass by or stop for a coffee if
> >>> timing and inclination suits all. ?quilt stores will be on the sight
> >>> seeing list....
> >>> LA 12-13 Sept
> >>> Leave LA 14
> >>> Yosemite NP 15-17
> >>> Ely Ne 19
> >>> Salt Lake City Ne 20
> >>> Yellowstone NP 22-25
> >>> Sheridan Wy 25
> >>> Sturgis/mt Custer NP SD 26-27
> >>> Chicago 30-Oct 02
> >>> Fredericktown Oh 03 - visiting our John & Lois
> >>> Niagara 04
> >>> Pittsfield Ma 05-06
> >>> Boston - NE States 03- 13
> >>> NYC 14-21
> >>> LA 22
> >>> Cheers Bronnie
> >> --
> >> Denny in Fort Waynehttp://community.webshots.com/user/kiteflyer54

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> > John
> > in Fredericktown.

> --
> Denny in Fort Waynehttp://community.webshots.com/user/kiteflyer54

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Please do. I would also like to come into contact with a male member
of the society for keeping yourself in stitches. If you leave the Dana
plant, take a right turn and head back into town. We are at 102 on the
corner of Taylor. If you e-mail me I will give you the phone number
and we can coordinate.

John

 
 
 

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Post by Julia in M » Sun, 16 Aug 2009 01:30:08


After you leave LaCrosse for Chicago, you'll go through/pass Sparta.
There is a nice quilt shop there called Quilt Corner.

Julia in MN

Quote:

> On 14 Aug, 11:42, Julia in MN <jaccola-AT-chartermi-

>> And if you're traveling I-90 across South Dakota, you'll go past
>> Mitchell, about half-way across the state. It's worth a short side trip
>> (no more than a few miles) to see the Corn Palace.

>> Julia in MN

> Thanks Julia, we are staying o/night in Mitchell and I had already
> pencilled in sightseeing at the Corn Palace.
> Bron

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Post by Michelle C » Sun, 16 Aug 2009 01:32:18


Quote:

> Sorry we'll miss you Michelle!  I thought the scenic route #50 would
> be a nice drive.
> Bron

Scenic route 50 is indeed novel. I've been down it myself. It's known as
the loneliest road in America--at least to Nevadans.  ;-)  On the
western end some of the desert is  so dry and craggy, I could have sworn
we were on another planet.  In the middle you'll start seeing more
foliage, it'll get a bit more mountainous around Austin, and by the time
you hit Ely, you'll be in some real trees.

So while yes, Las Vegas is unique in it's own right (I live about 50
miles from Las Vegas), I'd have to say State Route #50 is far more so
because of the lack of people and the interesting landscape.  (Of
course, I hear Australia has some pretty lonely areas too!)

Best regards,
Michelle in Nevada

 
 
 

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Post by Julia in M » Sun, 16 Aug 2009 01:33:19


For ribs, Piggy's in LaCrosse is supposed to be very good, though I have
never eaten there. <http://www.piggys.com/> Here in Rochester, the best
are probably at John Hardy's <http://www.johnhardysbbq.com/>

Julia in MN

Quote:


>> That sounds like loads of fun.  You miss me by not too far.  Have a safe
>> trip and take some food pictures  for us please.  : )
>> Taria

> Sure will Taria!  But it will be mostly my cooking!   That is going to
> be fun in the rv camper.
> Dh wants to sample cherry pie, pork ribs etc. We are not into 'fast
> food' of a general nature, so no crispy cremes for us and KFC for us.

> Cheers Bron

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Post by Donna in NE La » Sun, 16 Aug 2009 02:21:43


There is a quilt shop in Mitchell, I think. My DH was there on business a
year or so ago and the sweetie picked me up a few yards of fabric while he
was there.

--
Donna in NE La.
kd maine 77 at yahoo dot com

Quote:
> On 14 Aug, 11:42, Julia in MN <jaccola-AT-chartermi-

>> And if you're traveling I-90 across South Dakota, you'll go past
>> Mitchell, about half-way across the state. It's worth a short side trip
>> (no more than a few miles) to see the Corn Palace.

>> Julia in MN

> Thanks Julia, we are staying o/night in Mitchell and I had already
> pencilled in sightseeing at the Corn Palace.
> Bron

 
 
 

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Post by Dr. Zachary Smit » Sun, 16 Aug 2009 03:57:10


Wow, I have to assume that you're venting sour grapes.  I can't
imagine you're trying to dissuade a visitor to this country from
seeing the most spectacular geological feature on the entire planet,
and IMO the best natural sight this country has to offer.  I'm truly
sorry that things didn't go well for you.  Being one of the major
tourist attractions in the world, of course there are going to be
crowds, especially during holiday & vacation periods.  But Bronnie
will be visiting the US at one of the best times - a non-peek period
when the kids are back in school but the weather is still good.  The
only times the crowds will be less is duiring the winter when A.) it's
incredibly cold, and B.) many of the roads are closed and access is
limited.

I'm also assuming that you had little choice in planning your visit
because you have kids.  I hope that one day you'll be able to see it
on better terms - no picture can do it justice.


Quote:
> The day we went to the Grand Canyon was on an ugly hazy Easter vacation day.
> The place was so packed we had to wait 20 minutes in line to get through the
> gates. ?There wasn't parking for all the cars and there were so many people
> from the buses that it was about the worst part of our whole trip. ?My back
> yard is much more of a beautiful spiritual spot for me. ?I just hate crowds,
> cars and buses. ?Timing is probably everything on this kind of a visit.
> Fall has to be a much better time. ?Clearly YMMV.
> Taria


> With the schedule and time constraints you have, I'm afraid you really
> won't have time for quilt shops, and I don't think you'll see anything
> that you can't see elsewhere. ?If quilting is part of the trip, better
> to see quilt *museums* .

> If there is ANY way you can do it, I'd trade 2 or 3 of those sights
> for a day at the Grand Canyon, seriously. ?IMO it is the most awesome
> natural wonder in the world, bar none. ?It can be a life-changing
> spiritual/religious experience.

> Doc


> > DH and I heading to USA next month for 5 weeks. It is going to be an
> > *adventure* - renting a 19' camper from Cruise America to drive from
> > LA to Boston. Some say 3.5 weeks is a hurried trip but hey, it's alot
> > more time than a 5 hour plane trip so we'll have to see something
> > along the way <grin>.
> > Here's an abbreviated itinerary for those you who live along the route
> > and we can wave furiously at you as we pass by or stop for a coffee if
> > timing and inclination suits all. quilt stores will be on the sight
> > seeing list....
> > LA 12-13 Sept
> > Leave LA 14
> > Yosemite NP 15-17
> > Ely Ne 19
> > Salt Lake City Ne 20
> > Yellowstone NP 22-25
> > Sheridan Wy 25
> > Sturgis/mt Custer NP SD 26-27
> > Chicago 30-Oct 02
> > Fredericktown Oh 03 - visiting our John & Lois
> > Niagara 04
> > Pittsfield Ma 05-06
> > Boston - NE States 03- 13
> > NYC 14-21
> > LA 22

> > Cheers Bronnie- Hide quoted text -

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