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BarabooBob

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And this is one of the great reasons I love living in Wisconsin. We are 1000 miles from the east coast, northern Florida, New Orleans, Denver, the Big Horn Mtns. I can be at any of those places within 2 moderate days of driving. Being on either coast means much more driving.


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woodtrucker wrote:

wowens79 wrote:

Alot depends on what they family likes to do, and how much you want to drive. The keys are a long haul, but out west is twice as far.
We've done the keys twice, and spent a week there. Both trips we spent one afternoon and evening in Key West. We like the water and to fish, so we snorkled from the beach and kayaks, and did a trip on a boat out to the reefs. We also fished from out kayaks and the beach, and also did a half day shark fishing trip that was a blast. Also central FL has some great springs to paddle and explore.
We are in GA, and have not gone west, but would really like to, but with limited time, I cant justify the drive/enjoy ratio [emoticon]


That's part of my struggle too. We'll be in transit much more exploring the area that we intent to arrive at. And about 3 weeks is as long we could afford to be gone. We have grown in our camping experiences and our family situation to handle longer periods of time away from home but none of us are really excited about riding in the truck for 4 days to get there.
That's why the outer banks are looking better for us because we can stay a week and a half very easily and it is at least a place we've never been as a family.


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BarabooBob wrote:

And this is one of the great reasons I love living in Wisconsin. We are 1000 miles from the east coast, northern Florida, New Orleans, Denver, the Big Horn Mtns. I can be at any of those places within 2 moderate days of driving. Being on either coast means much more driving.


BUT, you are a frozen cheese head all winter ! [emoticon]

Sorry, could not resist !

All kidding aside, that would be awesome to be within 1ooo miles of everything


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ford truck guy wrote:

BarabooBob wrote:

And this is one of the great reasons I love living in Wisconsin. We are 1000 miles from the east coast, northern Florida, New Orleans, Denver, the Big Horn Mtns. I can be at any of those places within 2 moderate days of driving. Being on either coast means much more driving.


BUT, you are a frozen cheese head all winter ! [emoticon]

Sorry, could not resist !

All kidding aside, that would be awesome to be within 1ooo miles of everything


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woodtrucker wrote:

ford truck guy wrote:

BarabooBob wrote:

And this is one of the great reasons I love living in Wisconsin. We are 1000 miles from the east coast, northern Florida, New Orleans, Denver, the Big Horn Mtns. I can be at any of those places within 2 moderate days of driving. Being on either coast means much more driving.


BUT, you are a frozen cheese head all winter ! [emoticon]

Sorry, could not resist !

All kidding aside, that would be awesome to be within 1ooo miles of everything


Man would it!


Agree with this 100%! Being in polarized parts of the country makes it difficult to get many places in a reasonable timeframe, which I think is part of the reason why we see so many try extremely ambitious trips.

South Dakota, Montana, Wyoming and Colorado are some of my favorite places.


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I don't mind long days, but a thousand miles in 2 days is not moderate driving. [emoticon]


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bucky wrote:

I don't mind long days, but a thousand miles in 2 days is not moderate driving. [emoticon]


For some of us it is. Living in the Midwest does have its advantages!


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I agree with the rest. Go Out West.

In fact I would take at least two trips out west because there's that much to see and do. We did it slower and in three trips. Went to the Longmire Days in Johnson (Absaroka) County. Attended a couple of Dutch Oven Gatherings. Made the rounds of the national and state parks. We still didn't see it all and we hope to another trip. Every area has its own beauty and theme.


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magnusfide wrote:

I agree with the rest. Go Out West.

In fact I would take at least two trips out west because there's that much to see and do. We did it slower and in three trips. Went to the Longmire Days in Johnson (Absaroka) County. Attended a couple of Dutch Oven Gatherings. Made the rounds of the national and state parks. We still didn't see it all and we hope to another trip. Every area has its own beauty and theme.


I agree, we've been out west 3 times now.
2005, SD; Black Hills, Glacier NP; MT and Badlands.
2017, Yellowstone, Tetons, Colorado City CO; and surrounding area.
2020 Granby CO; RMNP and surrounding areas.

And we still have not seen an 1/8 of what there is to see out west!

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woodtrucker wrote:

wowens79 wrote:

Alot depends on what they family likes to do, and how much you want to drive. The keys are a long haul, but out west is twice as far.
We've done the keys twice, and spent a week there. Both trips we spent one afternoon and evening in Key West. We like the water and to fish, so we snorkled from the beach and kayaks, and did a trip on a boat out to the reefs. We also fished from out kayaks and the beach, and also did a half day shark fishing trip that was a blast. Also central FL has some great springs to paddle and explore.
We are in GA, and have not gone west, but would really like to, but with limited time, I cant justify the drive/enjoy ratio [emoticon]


That's part of my struggle too. We'll be in transit much more than exploring the area that we intent to arrive at. And about 3 weeks is as long we could afford to be gone. We have grown in our camping experiences and our family situation to handle longer periods of time away from home but none of us are really excited about riding in the truck for 4 days to get there.
That's why the outer banks are looking better for us because we can stay a week and a half very easily and it is at least a place we've never been as a family.

If you can do a week and a half, try the keys out. It is way different than the Atlantic beaches. Split the drive into 2 days and it is doable. Regardless of where you go, you can’t lose when exploring the outdoors with you family.


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