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Nov 11, 2012 6:11 AM CSTwhat would you want to do in the united states on your first visit
mtncabingirl
mtncabingirlmtncabingirlboise, Idaho, USA13 Threads 2 Polls 133 Posts

what would you want to do in the united states on your first visit(Vote Below)

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visit washington,d.c.
1
1%
see new york city
21
30%
go to california
8
11%
stay in a national park (camping)
5
7%
make it a business venture
0
0%
visit relatives
5
7%
come in a group with a tour guide
3
4%
go to either disneyland/disney world
6
9%
concert tour u.s. to promote your band/musicians
2
3%
other
19
27%
Total Votes
70
so many places in the world to visit but some are smaller,easier to travel through.if you only had a week,where would you go in the u.s.
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Nov 11, 2012 6:39 AM CST what would you want to do in the united states on your first visit
benni2
benni2benni2eire, Tipperary Ireland26 Threads 2,399 Posts
love to do route 66
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Nov 11, 2012 7:13 AM CST what would you want to do in the united states on your first visit
velsix
velsixvelsixKilmorna, Kerry Ireland178 Threads 3 Polls 489 Posts
mtncabingirl: so many places in the world to visit but some are smaller,easier to travel through.if you only had a week,where would you go in the u.s.


Gracelands and Tupelo, then come home....

bouquet
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Nov 11, 2012 7:36 AM CST what would you want to do in the united states on your first visit
venere08
venere08venere08Puglia and Autumn, South Australia Australia121 Threads 2 Polls 9,996 Posts
mtncabingirl: so many places in the world to visit but some are smaller,easier to travel through.if you only had a week,where would you go in the u.s.


On my first visit to the U.S. was in '96. I headed straight for New York, something I had wanted to do for years. Gotta say that the first night seeing Broadway during one of their worst garbage strikes, was a rude awakening!

But that soon disappeared. Love NY. I returned in '99.
Still use the cookie cutters and apron, plus baby loaf tins, all from Zabars on Broadway.

wine
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Nov 11, 2012 8:11 AM CST what would you want to do in the united states on your first visit
fishitfun
fishitfunfishitfunMiddle East, Al Asimah Kuwait31 Threads 646 Posts
I will visit my family and relatives in New York then fly to California for other relatives and of course enjoy my trip to visit some other states.
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Nov 11, 2012 11:50 AM CST what would you want to do in the united states on your first visit
Juneau
JuneauJuneauBlairgowrie, Tayside, Scotland UK87 Threads 34 Polls 2,947 Posts
yeah, me too thumbs up
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Nov 11, 2012 11:53 AM CST what would you want to do in the united states on your first visit
Juneau
JuneauJuneauBlairgowrie, Tayside, Scotland UK87 Threads 34 Polls 2,947 Posts
Wow! I'm afraid I would want to do everything! Have always wanted to visit New York, New Orleans and San Francisco, plus Washington State, Route 66, see a Chris Isaak concert, go horse riding in Montanna etc etc etc! Waaaaaaaaaaay too much for 1 week's worth!! roll eyes doh laugh
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Nov 11, 2012 12:13 PM CST what would you want to do in the united states on your first visit
mtncabingirl
mtncabingirlmtncabingirlboise, Idaho USA13 Threads 2 Polls 133 Posts
Juneau: Wow! I'm afraid I would want to do everything! Have always wanted to visit New York, New Orleans and San Francisco, plus Washington State, Route 66, see a Chris Isaak concert, go horse riding in Montanna etc etc etc! Waaaaaaaaaaay too much for 1 week's worth!!

whew!i live here and haven't done all those things.besides time,the expense would be ??? i always wanted to win a travel package,even go on a cruise.wine
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Nov 11, 2012 12:17 PM CST what would you want to do in the united states on your first visit
LonelyMontse08
LonelyMontse08LonelyMontse08San Pedro Sula, Honduras15 Threads 797 Posts
I have already been at the States but was younger if you ask me now Id love to go visit GREAT friends, so the week you are telling us wont be enough for me, Id have to go to Miami, New Orleans, Texas, Arizona... maybe a NBA/NFL game and a concert could do the job for a week or Hawaii lmao
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Nov 11, 2012 12:17 PM CST what would you want to do in the united states on your first visit
venusenvy
venusenvyvenusenvyCalgary, Alberta Canada27 Threads 20,003 Posts
Ive been to the States many times and lived in Fla for a year. If I was going to choose an American vaca I would drive the PCH and tour the vineyards in California wine
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Nov 11, 2012 8:23 PM CST what would you want to do in the united states on your first visit
Nikogas
NikogasNikogasMetro, Oregon USA46 Threads 5 Polls 4,037 Posts
I would find a empty river bank with a train trestle in view, pull out the guitar and play some music till I saw the train cross....then climb that trestle and follow the tracks for awhile.
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Nov 11, 2012 8:29 PM CST what would you want to do in the united states on your first visit
freesparrow
freesparrowfreesparrowHarlingen, Texas USA10 Threads 1 Polls 1,162 Posts
Nikogas: I would find a empty river bank with a train trestle in view, pull out the guitar and play some music till I saw the train cross....then climb that trestle and follow the tracks for awhile.
;-}

Hi, Niko! That sounds like a great start for a poem or a song...or even a movie....nice visual.
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Nov 11, 2012 8:34 PM CST what would you want to do in the united states on your first visit
Nikogas
NikogasNikogasMetro, Oregon USA46 Threads 5 Polls 4,037 Posts
freesparrow: Hi, Niko! That sounds like a great start for a poem or a song...or even a movie....nice visual.


pretty fun in real life too.
Thanks Sparrow,
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Nov 11, 2012 8:49 PM CST what would you want to do in the united states on your first visit
Jillll
JillllJillllRancho Cucamonga, California USA3 Threads 1 Polls 1,390 Posts
venusenvy: Ive been to the States many times and lived in Fla for a year. If I was going to choose an American vaca I would drive the PCH and tour the vineyards in California



I've been wine tasting here in California several times and always have a blast. Was in Napa this time last year and had an awesome time and the weather was perfect.
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Nov 12, 2012 12:28 PM CST what would you want to do in the united states on your first visit
solitare
solitaresolitareBariloche, Rio Negro Argentina40 Threads 4,041 Posts
mtncabingirl: so many places in the world to visit but some are smaller,easier to travel through.if you only had a week,where would you go in the u.s.



IF...I were a savvy foreigner, Id buy a gun; maybe a couple...laugh
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Nov 12, 2012 12:34 PM CST what would you want to do in the united states on your first visit
solitare
solitaresolitareBariloche, Rio Negro Argentina40 Threads 4,041 Posts
mtncabingirl: whew!i live here and haven't done all those things.besides time,the expense would be ??? i always wanted to win a travel package,even go on a cruise.



Spoiled kid!laugh
I did it all by hitch-hiking back through the 60's then by working across the old south in the 70's as a free-lance photographer...just one of many ways...wine
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Nov 12, 2012 1:11 PM CST what would you want to do in the united states on your first visit
Godsgift
GodsgiftGodsgiftEnnis, Clare Ireland251 Threads 13 Polls 10,040 Posts
Rocky Mountains for me. Denver Colarado sounds wonderful. Like Scotland but bigger and higher. Oh and take the steam train journey too. boogie
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Nov 12, 2012 1:25 PM CST what would you want to do in the united states on your first visit
modermen
modermenmodermencork, Cork Ireland66 Threads 1,108 Posts
mtncabingirl: so many places in the world to visit but some are smaller,easier to travel through.if you only had a week,where would you go in the u.s.


Off to new york first and I would last about a day with all the hustle and bustle and then off to see cape canavral to see the space centre, I would give anything to go see the space shuttles going off to space.
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Nov 12, 2012 1:28 PM CST what would you want to do in the united states on your first visit
gleneagle
gleneaglegleneagleNew York City, New York USA36 Threads 3 Polls 1,147 Posts
My first visit to the US was 1992. I traveled to New York, LA, Santa Barbara,Grand Canyon, then onto Boston to warm up an ole girl friend and finally back home. There months later I moved to New York for eleven years so I guess it made a good first impression on me!
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Nov 12, 2012 2:56 PM CST what would you want to do in the united states on your first visit
Juneau
JuneauJuneauBlairgowrie, Tayside, Scotland UK87 Threads 34 Polls 2,947 Posts
solitare: Spoiled kid!
I did it all by hitch-hiking back through the 60's then by working across the old south in the 70's as a free-lance photographer...just one of many ways...


thumbs up Yep...I spent half my adult life travelling/working my way around the British Isles. It's was a great experience and one I will never forget. Wanted to work on the Great Lakes too, but didn't have the money to get out there...that's the only drawback to getting work like that... the pay is so low. I too hitch-hiked all over the place(plus cycled and walked) Got it down to a fine art! laugh
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Nov 12, 2012 3:00 PM CST what would you want to do in the united states on your first visit
Juneau
JuneauJuneauBlairgowrie, Tayside, Scotland UK87 Threads 34 Polls 2,947 Posts
solitare: Spoiled kid!
I did it all by hitch-hiking back through the 60's then by working across the old south in the 70's as a free-lance photographer...just one of many ways...


thumbs up I spent half my adult life travelling/working my way around the British Isles! Loved every minute of it - it was a fantastic experience. Also hitch-hiked all over the place. It was really easy, and I met some great people en route. Other than that, I cycled and walked my way all over the country. Wanted to work on the tourist boats on The Great Lakes too, but the trouble with casual work like that is that it pays virtually nothing, so unfortunately I never did have the money to get out there.
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Nov 12, 2012 9:56 PM CST what would you want to do in the united states on your first visit
velsix: Gracelands and Tupelo, then come home....


but not Nashville and the Opry?
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Nov 12, 2012 10:00 PM CST what would you want to do in the united states on your first visit
Godsgift: Rocky Mountains for me. Denver Colarado sounds wonderful. Like Scotland but bigger and higher. Oh and take the steam train journey too.


if you want scotland here - try western virginia (NOT west virginia) and Kentucky - beautiful mountains, beautiful states, very rural, and many scots settled apalachia
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Nov 12, 2012 10:05 PM CST what would you want to do in the united states on your first visit
A_Non_A_Moose
A_Non_A_MooseA_Non_A_MooseWestlock, Alberta Canada116 Threads 8 Polls 4,340 Posts
I can't answer this for I have been to the US many times. First time was to Seattle. Second time to Hell and Butt,...oops,...Helena and Butte, MT. New York? Everything they said it was going to be and more!!! Mardi Gras in LA? Lordy, lordy,...one does not forget that experience soon!! New England states in the fall? Unbelieveable! And hell, I barely noticed the trees!

The US is overloaded with scenery, but first and foremost, I find them to be an amazing bunch of people! Ever so glad to have them as neighbors (but hey,...really,...enough with the "aboot" jokes! Eh? LOL!)
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Nov 12, 2012 10:05 PM CST what would you want to do in the united states on your first visit
modermen: Off to new york first and I would last about a day with all the hustle and bustle and then off to see cape canavral to see the space centre, I would give anything to go see the space shuttles going off to space.


the shuttled program is shuttered but maybe u could spend a week at NASA Space Camp!!
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Nov 12, 2012 10:07 PM CST what would you want to do in the united states on your first visit
A_Non_A_Moose: I can't answer this for I have been to the US many times. First time was to Seattle. Second time to Hell and Butt,...oops,...Helena and Butte, MT. New York? Everything they said it was going to be and more!!! Mardi Gras in LA? Lordy, lordy,...one does not forget that experience soon!! New England states in the fall? Unbelieveable! And hell, I barely noticed the trees!

The US is overloaded with scenery, but first and foremost, I find them to be an amazing bunch of people! Ever so glad to have them as neighbors (but hey,...really,...enough with the "aboot" jokes! Eh? LOL!)




cheers cheers

here's to beers across the border!
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Nov 12, 2012 10:12 PM CST what would you want to do in the united states on your first visit
A_Non_A_Moose
A_Non_A_MooseA_Non_A_MooseWestlock, Alberta Canada116 Threads 8 Polls 4,340 Posts
felixis99: here's to beers across the border!


Borders? Oh yeah,...right,...I gotta keep taking off my shoes to visit!rolling on the floor laughing grin cheers
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Nov 12, 2012 10:19 PM CST what would you want to do in the united states on your first visit
venusenvy: Ive been to the States many times and lived in Fla for a year. If I was going to choose an American vaca I would drive the PCH and tour the vineyards in California


For those who don't know, the PCH is the Pacific Coast Highway in California, also known as Highway 1.
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Nov 12, 2012 10:24 PM CST what would you want to do in the united states on your first visit
benni2: love to do route 66


Me, too, but unfortunately Route 66 has been broken up into so many sections that it is now impossible to really drive the whole route as it used to be. It looked the current route, and you would go crazy keeping track of all the detours.
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Nov 12, 2012 10:26 PM CST what would you want to do in the united states on your first visit
candio
candiocandioYoungstown, Ohio USA20 Threads 568 Posts
I live in the US and have absolutely no desire to see any of the major cities. Pittsburgh, PA and Cleveland, Ohio are far to big for me. I think small town America is a much more appealing vacation.
My suggestion to visitors from other countries... try a tour of antebellum plantations in the south. Or just plain small town America. This is the best way to get the feel of what real American life is like.
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Nov 12, 2012 10:50 PM CST what would you want to do in the united states on your first visit
A_Non_A_Moose
A_Non_A_MooseA_Non_A_MooseWestlock, Alberta Canada116 Threads 8 Polls 4,340 Posts
candio: I live in the US and have absolutely no desire to see any of the major cities. Pittsburgh, PA and Cleveland, Ohio are far to big for me. I think small town America is a much more appealing vacation.
My suggestion to visitors from other countries... try a tour of antebellum plantations in the south. Or just plain small town America. This is the best way to get the feel of what real American life is like.


I guess it depends on what a person seeks. I am from another country yet have had wonderful experiences in the US be it in small town (just a handful of people) to a metropolis like NY City! It is really no different wherever you go,....some people go to France to experience Paris whereas others go into the countryside into small villas to experience what that has to offer. What it all really boils down to, at least for me, is what I want to see, and the people that I meet! Real American life can be found anywhre in America,...its all a matter of perspective and what it is you seek! JMHO!
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