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where would you go?
i would go to texas for sure.
More than 4 million sq. feet of floor area, including 2.5 million sq. feet of retailing space. 400+ speciality shops, 4 large department stores, a 14-screen movie theatre, nightclubs, bars, over 22 restaurants and 23 fast food outlets. Plus a 7 acre theme park smack bang in the middle.
NB: the numbers above correct as of 1998. It's probably grown in size since then.
Looks like it's come straight out of Theme Park
Geek-centric. I'd be the coolest geek there.
But not to the NIH, although I probably would do now.
when they go to the Smithsonian Air & Space museum and wander out the other side into that. YEAH, A MASSIVE DESERT FULL OF PLANES IN THE MIDDLE OF DC.
They're good. And I had a great time.
But the US is fuct up on so many levels, so I could never really live there whilst it's the way it is.
I'd go jack jack jack jack jack my body.
close runners up - Gracelands and Las Vegas, I'm all about class
need to find someone who can drive to go on a ROADTRIP there after SXSW next year...
pay for me, and i'll be your personal chauffeur. deal? wikid. see you there.
i avoided it before because i didn't think it'd like it. now i am slightly fascinated with the place. i wanna go see some proper spraaaaaaawl
but i don't like LA
so, idk, Washington DC? Savannah or Charleston would be nice, too. Chicago mebbe? Boston?
MUST GO ALL THESE PLACES ARGH
Portland looks nice too
i'd want to hang around austin and go to the university maybe and i'd also want to chill out at some ranches and go a-ridin' into the sunset etc etc
Or San Diego, just to see if Sombrero's is still there
i've always wanted to go there. i don't even know why, the only stuff i know about it i've learnt from ER really. just love the place.
I fucking love NYC and Austin.
great weather. everywhere served good vodka. the people were all pretty.
stay near the centre though.
The city of ROCK.
been to gainsville!!
2. San Francisco
Places to avoid: Philadelphia, LA, Minneapolis
solely to scour the second-hand record shops.
so i visit all the places on here: http://morecowbell.net/theholdsteady/
(just like The Hold Steady)
It's just a big, sprawling US city with no discernable features.
Bagsy the first rare Reflex-issued Husker Du single we find.
I also want to go there because of Fargo. We can find the parking lot where Carl gets shot through the face!!
Completely dead at night, and we got in an argument with the locals when we put Bardo Pond on the jukebox in the one half-decent place in town (Khyber Pass).
and anywhere in texas for some barbecue.
But probably one of the western National Parks. Maybe Bryce or Zion
Lots of rain.
Lots of coffee.
No sightings of Kim Thayil.
Jimi Hendrix's grave
Watching a shit band smash up an acoustic guitar
Meeting someone who claimed he was best mates with Ian Mackaye
No sightings of Kelsey Grammar
Greyhound bus driver screaming at me
It all made me quite depressed though, which was good.
of Death Cab and Postal Service fame.
i thought boston was alright, not as good as i expected it was going to be.
(San Fransisco/Yosemite/Santa Cruz/Big Sur/Santa Barbara/Santa Monica/Las Vegas/Grand Canyon), which would have been my answer. I guess that either Chicago, Portland or Austin would be the next places then. Maybe a New England road trip in the fall, too.
Avoid Houston like the plague though.
I really want to go to Chicago, San Fran and Washington.
Yellowstone or Yosemite, I think.
I have been to Zion and Joshua Tree parks already, as well as Grand Canyon, Big Sur, and a Giant Redwood forest :)
Sequoia National Park was pretty rad too.
If you're in SF and want to see the great outdoors, I recommend one of these:
That's cheaper than I thought it might be! *bookmarked*
Don't know when I'll be back in the US next, but will definitely be back in San Francisco at some point - my girlfriend has friends still there from when she studied at Berkeley, and I think a couple of friends of mine from when I was in San Diego are in SF now.
I need to invest in a good camera and learn how to use it properly before going out there again, so I need to save some cash for that as well! Dammit.
I've been trying to find cds of my photos from Zion - they may have got lost, but I think I've found the negatives and I know someone with a negative scanner. Fun Christmas ahead... !
Sleeping under the stars in the Sierra Nevada desert and seeing a meteor storm (well, more of a shower, but still): pretty much unforgetable.
That's the one that caught my eye in their list! Sounds amazing. Did you see much exciting animal life? One of the weirdest things in Zion was the size of some of the animals - the tadpoles in the little pools of water were about the size of my thumbs... and squirrels as big as cats! CRIPES.
Most of the non-city stuff I've done in the USA was when I was living in San Diego for a few months and some friends of mine had bought a camper van in Canada and driven down the coast to see me - we just drove out one night and went on a road trip for a week :D sleeping out under the stars in the desert is amazing, you don't actually realise how much light pollution obscures the night sky until you see something like that!
I took a long shift of driving back through the desert one night, it was pitch black and the road was entirely straight for about 100 miles or more, and there was a lightning storm in the distance.. also saw a cool lightning storm across the Grand Canyon when we were there!
Other than that, I don't remember seeing too much exciting animal life: seeing someone tread on a beetle the size of my hand in Tuscon was my most alarming wildlife encounter in America.
I really want to go on a South America jungle adventure, but I don't think my girlfriend is super keen :( she is keen to see the animals, just not to trek and hike and get bitten and swarmed over by nasty stuff. Unfortunately she actually got a job as soon as she finished her PhD - I was hoping that she would be screwed and then I could quit my job and we could go off on super fun time travel time, but it would appear not :(
I want to go back because I was only there for 2 days - won a Jack Daniels competition see.
We flew into Atlanta and got drive to Nashville, the views were just stunning along the highway.
Atlanta looks like an absolute dystopia however - and has the worst airport I've ever been to. And I've been to Addis Ababa
and I want to go to Nashville to go and do all the country music type stuff.
I just want to go somewhere really American-y and Deep South-y.
I'm going to Santa Monica for a while in 2011, so there too.
Also would really like to do Yosemite. Hopefully doing the first two next year.
because it's falling apart and I find that weirdly fascinating.
with mini holidays in Denver, Chicago, Detroit and Washington. Have been back to both San Francisco and New York as they're great but of the other four I'd only really want to go back to Chicago
would love to do the same trip but different route(s)
although it is near the rockies which were great. Loved Washington, loads to see and it was all free.
Yosemite and Yellowstone parks.
you can get a train from anchorage to fairbanks. apparently a lot of the time it has to go at about 30mph because of the weather :)
lots to see and do + sun sun sun
i guess i'd like to go to Chicago and over to Toronto, or go to Seatle and pop over to BC.
Easy pickings in one trip. Recommended.
The train journey between the two is spectacular. Skirts the Pacific coast for pretty much the whole journey.
i had to get a bus instead. i can assure you that the I5 is less spectacular.
san francisco (f'sure)
would like to see: portland, seattle, omaha
Chicago or somewhere in Arizona desert
NYC wouldn't be a top choice anyway.
places i've been and wanna go back to
my family in S. Carolina.
then roadtrip it up and around New England for a few weeks.
Went there briefly once and they and absolutely spectacularly lovely! If you like trees of course...
The whole of New England seems rather underrated in discussions of America I have to say.
I love the South generally, it's even more Anglo than New England and culturally they're more like the Brits than any other Americans.
Citywise....San Francisco wins the day. California as a whole is amazing, it just has everything. If you go inland though you hit some really rubbish towns, especially on the desert fringes. San Diego was quite good fun and near enough anywhere on the coast along with NorCal (especially Tahoe) is guaranteed to be beautiful.
I haven't been to NYC, It's on the list though. On a related topic, someone I used to work with once booked a flight to Newark thinking that it was some sort of local slang for New York....thy were a little disappointed when they arrived in that shit heap rather than New York.
going to the US has never appealed to me
I'm not a big traveller but America is a fascinating, diverse, huge, sprawling, intriguing and exceptional place to visit. It really, really is.