Im coming to see you

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  1. DanielForever

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    Hi all, for years and years i've wanted to go to america and for about the past few months ive been thinking of things to do and an actual reason to go. As a music student, i thought i'd tour the south with my video camera and get some cool music footage and maybe get some interviews from musicians and stuff. I also considered hitchhiking from NY to LA but i think i've settled on traveling from NY, down to north florida, then west all the way then up again through cali up to oregon then back along the north and maybe though canada then back from pensylvania and bacl to NY in 2 months, with my little camcorder recording the view. then i had a great idea.

    I could come and see you all

    i could spend maybe a day with anyone who wants to meet up, with a recorded interview and such, then when I get back home i could edit up the footage into a cool film of all the LPSG people then i could give you all a copy?
    sound cool. im going to america for 2 months next yaer anyway so i might as well do something. whos in? name your city so i can chart a course
     
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    All you have to do with that itinerary is to get a bus ticket.

    In two months' time you might make it from NY to Philadelphia.
     
  3. DanielForever

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    I was planning on taking trains, im gonna bring no suitcases and then buy stuff in america, like cheap guitars and clothes and stuff
     
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    Florida, huh?
    Come on down to Clearwater, it's a little north of Tampa... I'll show you around a little...
     
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    You'll probably fit in as a VietNam Vet Drifter.

    I would bring luggage, as you will need clothing, and supplies.

    America is a very large place, and you must be prepared to make the journey.

    Id steer clear of Los Angeles. It's crowded, busy, and NOT a place for any tourist at night.

    Get with a travel agency where you live, and make sure you map out where you want to visit, and the cost associated with it.

    You'd be better off flying, if you want to make the US states in 2 months.

    My Suggestions to pick:
    Northern California - Warmth of CA
    San Francisco - Diversity and charm
    Nevada - Casino's and Canyons
    Kansas - The Great plains, agricultural backbone of the country.
    Montana - Mountains and wildlife to astound you.

    UP of Michigan, in the fall for full color - Watch out for the bears.
    Pennsylvania - Pilgrim Days, and historic views.
    Tennesee for country music
    Georgia for the food.
    Stop by northern florida, and fly out from there.

    I am unfamiliar with New York, as I have only been to the western part (Rochester), and it was expensive as you pay to go on every road.

    just my .02
     
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    oh man, this seems like work now,


    tree of my friends took 3 months to go around all or europe, so they would have covered far more ground than i intend to, but then i got a private message from a member saying that the USA has pretty bad rail right now.

    i thought it would be fun, and i thought i could make a cool LPSG video but nobody seems up for it :-(

    im defo going to San Fran for the opera,
    tennesse for the country music
    and i want to go to one of those campy cheesy salem style pilgrim village living-museum places. I also wanna see Canada, and Jellystone park and erm... a few theme parks

    now would be the time for all the american people to sugest a great place in their state that i might wanna see- that nobody back home in england would have ever heard of
     
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    Hate to rain on your parade, but if you want to see all of these things you will be covering WAY more ground than your friends who saw "all of Europe," since the US and Canada combined are about four times as large. Unless you want to spend 15 seconds at each attraction, I don't think a trip such as you describe could be done in two months, especially using trains.

    Speaking of which, you've heard right about America's rail system; trains are not a feasible, fast or cost-effective way to crisscross the US. Most of the attractions you cite (Tennessee, Salem, Yellowstone, theme parks) are barely served by trains, if at all. Outside of the urban northeastern US, passenger trains are used primarily by retirees and others with limitless time for leisurely travel.

    Steve
     
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    Depending upon the time of year, take a canoe trip along the Buffalo National River in north-central Arkansas.
     
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    Steve's right -- Amtrak sucks. I would rather drive than take the ass train.
     
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    What kind of budget are you talking about? Two months in the US is not a cheap trip. You might find youth planned tours on the internet covering both coasts. I'd fly across the US myself. I took a train down the east coast and really enjoyed it years back...but even that is the price of a ticket.
     
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    Hi;

    When u get to Los Angeles let me know I have a spare bedroom. Alsso disneyland, Knotts berry farm and otheers.

    OBB2004
     
  12. DanielForever

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    what about canada? anything at all in canada?- im not going to Qubec

    im thinking £5000 to spend, that seems to be more than enough, like $6500 i think or even more. i dont want to take planes, i wanna watch the big country go by from a train window

    i dont want to just see big cities in america, apart from the great american cities i have heard the rest, like portland and cleveland, are very dull and samey- i wanna see the towns, like those old amish towns, and maybe see some music festivalsand eat all different types of american food- i love american food, it takes food from all over the world and either adds a sugery sauce to it of serves it with fries, because of that new dishes are made- hamburgers are german for example
    also wanna see bourban made

    wanna see fake elvis' sing

    etc
     
  13. DanielForever

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    thanks, i'll go to your town, wanna show me arround?
     
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    One place on my list that I really want to go to, Cedar Point in Sandusky, Ohio. It's an amusement park that has like 15 or so roller coasters, and is the top place in the world for the number and quality of them. Besides that, you'd be pretty close to Chicago, and I liked it when I was there a few years back. Navy Pier, Art Institute, etc.

    One thing you should really do, go to a football game. I'm a huge fan of college football myself, but we all have our preferences. If you're around Tennessee when they have a home game, be sure to get tickets. Other teams to look into that would be on my list would be Florida, Miami, Texas, USC, LSU, and Nebraska. The better games will be harder to find tickets for, but they'll be worth it if you can get to one.
     
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    LA here man...let me know when you're coming through...would be fun to hang
     
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