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sizzler
11-22-2005, 07:43 AM
there's a kiwi fella that has just finished a 16,000 mile trip around your country chaps in an RV with his family.....the pictures he took are stunning and give an insight into why most of you dont have passports...

have a look..

http://www.themalibucrew.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=1077


its something i would love to do when my girls are a little older

bigmac
11-22-2005, 08:22 AM
there's a kiwi fella that has just finished a 16,000 mile trip around your country chaps in an RV with his family.....the pictures he took are stunning and give an insight into why most of you dont have passports...

have a look..

http://www.themalibucrew.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=1077


its something i would love to do when my girls are a little older

It's an interesting observation, Siz. Many Europeans don't grasp the size of this country, nor its wide variation in terrain and cultures. I remember a conversation I had years ago with a young German couple I ran into at Wind Cave in the Black Hills of South Dakota. They had rented a van in New York and had planned to take two weeks to see the USA. They were laughing as they told me about it, quickly realizing that they'd had no clue and extending their holiday by 4 weeks.

I really hope you get a chance to do that someday. Plan it for the summer, and, looking at the TMC frapper map, I can gaurantee that you'd have no shortage opportunities for water sports at every leg of your trip.

sizzler
11-22-2005, 08:25 AM
mac..its something i def. plan to do.......

and you ARE right..we dont realize how huge the place is......

Leroy
11-22-2005, 08:52 AM
We American's should be required to do this.

bigmac
11-22-2005, 09:06 AM
We American's should be required to do this.Heh...also a good point. I've never seen the NorthWest USA, nor have I ever been anywhere in New England. I've seen Big Ben more times than I've ever seen the Grand Canyon and I've spent more time climbing around Mayan ruins in Mexico than I've ever spent in US national parks.

Mag_Red
11-22-2005, 09:56 AM
I'm lucky as I've seen all the Continental United States. :)

Workin' 4 Toys
11-22-2005, 10:26 AM
I've been to 50%. I plan on doing some serious touring in coming years.

jimmer2880
11-23-2005, 06:39 AM
Siz - if you ever do such a trip, feel free to stop by my place if you want. I can give you a place to park & a couple pulls to work out some of those kinks you'll probably have from sleeping in an RV for several weeks.:D

sizzler
11-23-2005, 07:03 AM
jim ..thx mate......i'll probably be able to get a pull in every state. ;)

i'd better leave the wife at home... :D

seriously tho chaps...it would be nice

lakes Rick
11-23-2005, 12:35 PM
I have been on four, 10 day trips with some other Harley guys ( and one dorf on a honda) throughout Montana, Idaho, Wyoming, S. Dakota, and a little bit of Oregon.. I have yet to see it all in just these areas of the Country...
I always tell everyone that I could sell everything and just leave on my Harley with a pack and bunk roll on the back and just dissapear..

Just think... No house payment.. No property taxes.. No boss or phones or mail.... In the winter it would be the southern part of the country, summer up north... I think it would take 10 years or so to see most of it..

Biggest problem is its getting crowded as we let too many people who dont care about America in and could care less about its history..

How many Asians, Mexicans, Muslims, and Russians give a hoot about George Washington???

"America is like a beautiful woman who is dying within from cancer"

sizzler
11-23-2005, 12:41 PM
rick....you think your getting crowded....try living in the south-east of england....reeedikulus

lakes Rick
11-24-2005, 01:18 AM
rick....you think your getting crowded....try living in the south-east of england....reeedikulus

Yeah... My home town and state have changed so much in the last 15 years, it just doesnt seem like home anymore.....

ski_king
11-24-2005, 01:48 AM
When I was 13 my family took a 8 week simular trip. Started here in the PA and headed down towards Texas and made a zigzag trip to CA. Went up the coats to Washington then made a zip zag trip back across the north. Once we got home we then took a 2 week break and headed up thru new england, We had been down to Flordia the year before.

It was a great trip that I will never forget.

At this point I think I have been to all the states with the exception of Alaska, Maine, Lousania and Misissippi. I guess I know where I have to go next year.

sizzler
11-24-2005, 03:42 AM
think i'll get me one of these....http://www.winnebagoind.com/html/products/recVehicles/itasca/horizon.html

ski_king
11-24-2005, 08:43 AM
I was thinking of going this way (http://www.lancecamper.com/) , then I can take the boat with me.
Alo lets me use the truck for a dailey traveler.

stevo137
11-24-2005, 10:03 AM
Don't forget to visit Chicago Siz!

Farmer Ted
11-24-2005, 10:05 AM
You can come hang with me and the Wildman in Bossier, we have Casino Boats, Alligators, Coon-A$$es, Bass Proshops, Hooters, and best of all Mastercrafts!

I would also say a "must see" would be Hoover Dam and Mount Rushmore

stevo137
11-24-2005, 10:22 AM
I have been fortunate to travel through much of the USA. Montana,Wyoming, Arizona, Nevada, and California when I was young and still remember how beautiful it is out west. We saw most of the key areas of interest.
My Dad took us on a two-three week trip and I still remember most of it.
We had a Catalina 454?? and I remember the air didn't work through the Badlands.

bigmac
11-24-2005, 10:35 AM
You can come hang with me and the Wildman in Bossier, we have Casino Boats, Alligators, Coon-A$$es, Bass Proshops, Hooters, and best of all Mastercrafts!

I would also say a "must see" would be Hoover Dam and Mount Rushmore

Yeh, Siz would have to plan a route that at least covered the Black Hills, badlands, Northern Rockies, Yosemite or Yellowstone, and south to at least the Grand Canyon. HAVE to see the Grand Canyon...

It would be a big job, trying to figure out the best route to see the high points of the US in an efficient manner. But I'm sure Siz would have no shortage of suggestions on how to do it. ;)

stevo137
11-24-2005, 10:39 AM
Grand Canyon, Redwoods, Rushmore, Yellowstone, Hoover Dam. I remember all of those places clearly... WOW! must see!

bigmac
11-24-2005, 10:47 AM
It's been more than 30 years since I've seen the Grand Canyon from the ground - what I remember most is that the mind rebels at trying to grasp the scale. It's simply astonishing. OTOH, these days I fly to San Diego via a route over the Grand Canyon fairly often - a view from 35,000 feet AND a view from the rim helps immensely in understanding the magnitude.

stevo137
11-24-2005, 10:56 AM
I have thought about a one week trip. Fly into Montana, rent a car and drive to Glacier National Park and end up in Yellowstone. Two nights at each.
I would think that it could be done in a week including flights but not sure.

6ballsisall
11-25-2005, 07:14 PM
I have thought about a one week trip. Fly into Montana, rent a car and drive to Glacier National Park and end up in Yellowstone. Two nights at each.
I would think that it could be done in a week including flights but not sure.

Done Yellowstone many times. Personally if you or the kids haven't been there before I'd budget more time or focus on one area. You could spend a week in Yellowstone checking stuff out and seeing the great outdoors. Depends on how much outdoor stuff you want to do though. If you rent a fishing boat PM me, I know of some beautiful places and good fishing on the big lake.

stevo137
11-25-2005, 08:16 PM
J, will let you know. It's just talk at this point. If we do it, we won't be fishing, just seeing as much as possible...
I do remember seeing people fishing off a bridge in Yellowstone.
Must be some good fishing there...

6ballsisall
11-25-2005, 08:29 PM
J, will let you know. It's just talk at this point. If we do it, we won't be fishing, just seeing as much as possible...
I do remember seeing people fishing off a bridge in Yellowstone.
Must be some good fishing there...


If you know where to fish on the big lake it is incredible. Literally to the point where if you fish from a boat with more than 1 fisherman, one person will always have a fish on the line. The trout are all pink meat up there and taste incredible.

shepherd
11-25-2005, 10:23 PM
......i'll probably be able to get a pull in every state. ;)


Now THAT sounds like a challenge. Let's see... :rolleyes: ... MD, VA, NC, FL, MI... 45 states to go for me.