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Old 08-02-2007, 08:40 PM
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ROAD TRIP! Mass to Virgina

Well, not your normal road trip, we're flying to Boston from here in Ca and renting a car to drive thru the eastern states.

I know of a LOT of things to do in this area of our beautiful country. But I really like the off beat stuff too. You know, the museum that has some chunk of Amelia Earhardts plane, or a past presidents car, that sort of thing.

Anyone know of any cool sites in that area of the world? I plan on driving by Buddy Hollys apt in Grenich Village, if that gives you any idea of my likes. These are just time killers between the Smithstonian, Arlington, Statue of Liberty, the Freedom Trail and the REAL important stuff.

And of course, any you guys garages would be cool too.

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Gatlinburg Tenn has the Carbo Police Museum where Buford Pusser's bunred Vette is and the Muscle Car Museum in Severeville is pretty cool. In VA we have the Blue Ridge Parkway and Natural Bridge, Luray Caverns is pretty cool.
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Lots of stuff to see here in VA. President's homes (Washington, Jefferson, Madison & Monroe), the Woodrow Wilson birthplace in Staunton (they have his Pierce Arrow limo). And as BBCMudbogger said, the Blue Ridge Parkway and Luray Caverns (well worth seeing and there's a car museum at the Caverns, too).
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Martin, you would love the Air Force Museum in Dayton, Ohio. Also, the P-38 that was recovered from the ice in Greenland is in the Lost Squadron Museum in Middlesboro, Ky (if it has not been moved. I was reading some where that it may have been bought by a group).

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Brian,
Boston - Faneuil Hall(http://www.faneuilhallmarketplace.com/), The Old North Church, the sailing ship Constitution (Old Ironsides) and lots more

A lot of New England is scenery - but from Boston you can drive a bit north to The White Mountains, Mt Washington Cog Rail, then maybe turn right and go to Maine for a lobster dinner, a stop at LL Bean in Freeport, then over to NY, via back roads to Burlington, VT, take the ferry across Lake Champlain then down to Ft Ticonderoga, then to the Saratoga Battlefield to see where the turning point of the Rev. War was fought, then on into Saratoga (if in the next 4 weeks) take in a thoroughbred horse race day at the oldest track in the US - and maybe rub elbows with Mary Lou Whitney or Bill Parcells. If you get that far, then you need to give me a call as I live only 15 minutes away. A trip to NY City is always worth 2-3 days as long as you have enough $$ left. Bypass New Jersey, that is unless you want to go to the Jersey shore which is nice - the traffic is nastier then the 410 Freeway at 5:00 though.

PA - Gettysburg is worth the stop then on to VA and lots of Civil War battlefields. Don't forget the SR Nats at Richmond in August.

Washington - The Smithsonian will take you 3-4 days ( there are 19 individual museums http://www.si.edu/museums/) if you include the Washington Monument, Lincoln and Jefferson Memorials, and a White House Tour.

Nope, I'm not a tour director - just been there, done that as a history buff and consummate tourist.

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Thank you guys very much. I see a lot of stuff we had already planned but I also see a lot we didn't know about, THANKS.

We are already getting enough stuff to need a couple of months instead of a couple of weeks. But that is how we do things, get a bunch to do, and fill every minute. I really love our road trips and was not really looking forward to the airport and flying crap. Heck, by the time we get to our hotel in Boston we could have seen 500 miles of highway and sites in our mini van. But now I am getting excited the birth of the nation and Civil war stuff is something I am really looking forward to. But the Smithstonian is the biggie, that is something the wife and I have always wanted to see. We are big Museum buffs and love to soak it all in. The only problem is, if my wife stops to read every single word on every single sign in every single display like she usually does at museums.............we will be there until Christmas.

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