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12/22/2012 11:55:20 AM · #26
See if you can find any ghost towns! I'm not sure though if there are any east of colorado....
12/22/2012 02:10:14 PM · #27
Originally posted by MichaelC:

... TBS FPV ... so far I'm out about $10k...

Oh wow, does she do first person rc flying herself??? I haven't, but maybe once the kids move out I'll have some time, but maybe not the money. Still waiting on the lottery.
12/22/2012 06:10:35 PM · #28
Originally posted by escapetooz:

See if you can find any ghost towns! I'm not sure though if there are any east of colorado....


Detroit is sort of on the way.
12/22/2012 06:15:51 PM · #29
Originally posted by escapetooz:

See if you can find any ghost towns! I'm not sure though if there are any east of colorado....


East of Colorado, it gets pretty flat, so they would be easy to find. In Kansas it's so flat that your dog can run away from home, and you can watch it go for three days...
12/22/2012 07:27:03 PM · #30
Originally posted by ambaker:

Originally posted by escapetooz:

See if you can find any ghost towns! I'm not sure though if there are any east of colorado....


East of Colorado, it gets pretty flat, so they would be easy to find. In Kansas it's so flat that your dog can run away from home, and you can watch it go for three days...


I've always thought that to be the most interesting saying... You do realize that you can see further when it's not flat right? ;)
12/22/2012 07:33:09 PM · #31
Originally posted by Cory:

Originally posted by ambaker:

Originally posted by escapetooz:

See if you can find any ghost towns! I'm not sure though if there are any east of colorado....


East of Colorado, it gets pretty flat, so they would be easy to find. In Kansas it's so flat that your dog can run away from home, and you can watch it go for three days...


I've always thought that to be the most interesting saying... You do realize that you can see further when it's not flat right? ;)


A lot of truth in that one ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' Cory ... on a clear night, I can see the moon. :O)

Ray
12/22/2012 07:48:01 PM · #32
@ Kelli: if the dates work, I'm in!
@ Robert: didn't think you'd be into it....if I can figure out the best way to get lipos thru airport security without hassle then I'd love to bring it.
@ Richard: What a wonderfully generous offer, we will be tickled pink to join you.
@ Monica: Great come & join us, you'll need a tent.
@ Alex & Cory: lol.....in the 70's I was a camp counsellor at a summer camp near Omaha, believe me I know what you mean!
@ Slippy: //www.youtube.com/user/gogetmike1/videos?flow=grid&view=0
12/22/2012 07:52:23 PM · #33
Link for Slippy

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12/23/2012 06:01:18 PM · #34
Old ghost/gold mining towns is a great idea, I'll look for some of those thanks.

We would also like to find some native indian heritage culture centres if anyone knows where in that area?
12/24/2012 09:26:11 AM · #35
Originally posted by RayEthier:

Link for Slippy

I'm jealous !!! She's got some flying skills too. Important when you're hanging a video camera from a hexacopter. :-)
Well done!

Message edited by author 2012-12-24 09:26:21.
03/03/2013 11:39:04 PM · #36
UPDATE!
Due to the feed back we have received here and elsewhere we have changed our itinerary & travel method.
We are going to break the trip up in two, covering NE & SW. Additionally we have ditched the camper and are hiring a car and staying in small hotels, B&Bs & couchsurfing.

So following is what we've drawn up please let me know if anyone has any comments suggestions.

Wed 29-May Philadelphia to Cape Cod area
Sat 01-Jun Cape Cod to Albany
Mon 03-Jun Albany to Montreal
Sat 08-Jun Montreal to Kingston
Sun 09-Jun Kingston to Toronto
Tue 18-Jun Toronto to Buffalo
Thu 20-Jun Buffalo to Philadelphia
Sat 22-Jun Fly to Denver
Mon 24-Jun Denver to Rockies
Fri 28-Jun Rockies to Moab
Sun 30-Jun Moab to Bryce Canyon
Tue 02-Jul Bryce Canyon to Zion
Thu 04-Jul Zion to Monument Valley
Sun 07-Jul Monument Valley to Grand Canyon
Wed 10-Jul Grand Canyon to Las Vegas
03/04/2013 01:42:32 AM · #37
They have some wonderful hiking trails, jeep adventures and ATV routes near Moab. Just expect it to be very HOT in late June. The area around Arches is wonderful - especially in the evening with a full moon. The drive from Denver to Moab is spectacular. Mesa Verde may be a bit off your track, but would be worth the time if you are interested in Anasazi culture. You might also want to consider a side trip to Canyon de Chelly in your Monument Valley to Grand Canyon trek. It is spectacular, and not too far off your path. You could spend a night in Chinle. And there is always Chaco Canyon in New Mexico, which is an amazingly spiritual place. Just be sure to take lots of water with you wherever you travel in the southwest. You will be there when it is very hot and dry. You are going to have a fantastic time!!
03/04/2013 07:43:19 AM · #38
Sounds like a fine trip. Let us know when you'll be by the Cape.
03/04/2013 05:51:32 PM · #39
Let me know when you intend to get to Kingston... It is only a 90 mile trek for me... I could meet you there for lunch or something.

Ray
03/04/2013 05:54:39 PM · #40
@ Patsy: I had to google 'Anasazi' but that's exactly the sort of thing we love doing thanks.
@ Robert: Will contact you as we get closer to see how you are placed.
@ Tracey: Got your PM thanks.

I'm surprised that during my research I have not seen much mention of American Indian culture activities.Are we travelling the wrong areas or do I have to dig deeper?
03/04/2013 05:56:42 PM · #41
@ Ray: For sure, in fact ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', '/') + 1) . ' Enlightened is also in the area and we hope to catch up.
03/04/2013 05:59:08 PM · #42
Originally posted by MichaelC:

@ Patsy: I had to google 'Anasazi' but that's exactly the sort of thing we love doing thanks.
@ Robert: Will contact you as we get closer to see how you are placed.
@ Tracey: Got your PM thanks.

I'm surprised that during my research I have not seen much mention of American Indian culture activities.Are we travelling the wrong areas or do I have to dig deeper?


PM me as to dates,,, maybe I could help.

Ray
03/04/2013 06:11:12 PM · #43
Originally posted by MichaelC:

@ Patsy: I had to google 'Anasazi' but that's exactly the sort of thing we love doing thanks.
@ Robert: Will contact you as we get closer to see how you are placed.
@ Tracey: Got your PM thanks.

I'm surprised that during my research I have not seen much mention of American Indian culture activities.Are we travelling the wrong areas or do I have to dig deeper?


Massachusetts, including the cape, has a fairly rich Native American history, and there are several events during the year. Robert or I will look into what might be going on late May/early June. There is a museum in Mashpee (on the cape) but I haven't visited it.
03/04/2013 06:25:01 PM · #44
It will be a shame to be in New England and miss the coast of Maine or the White Mountains of New Hampshire. If you can choose only one stop in New England then Cape Cod is a good choice but no one should limit themselves to only one New England stop.

I'd trade the whole Albany-Canada-Rochester loop for a visit to Acadia National Park alone :-)
03/04/2013 09:22:18 PM · #45
Originally posted by DJWoodward:

It will be a shame to be in New England and miss the coast of Maine or the White Mountains of New Hampshire. If you can choose only one stop in New England then Cape Cod is a good choice but no one should limit themselves to only one New England stop.

I'd trade the whole Albany-Canada-Rochester loop for a visit to Acadia National Park alone :-)


so would I but the missus has a cousin in Toronto and wants to see Niagara Falls. Still I'll give it another try, thanks.
03/04/2013 10:47:14 PM · #46
Plimoth Plantation, A living history organization like Colonial Williamsburg, just across the canal from the Cape, is worth a day trip for early American history. They have one whole section on Wamanoag Indian Life that will appeal to you.
03/05/2013 06:03:03 PM · #47
Originally posted by Bear_Music:

Plimoth Plantation, A living history organization like Colonial Williamsburg, just across the canal from the Cape, is worth a day trip for early American history. They have one whole section on Wamanoag Indian Life that will appeal to you.


Perfect, thanks Robert & Penny
03/05/2013 06:21:13 PM · #48
Too bad you're not coming down to Louisiana....If you like indians there is poverty point. The largest and most complex Late Archaic earthwork occupation and ceremonial site found in North America. It is a pretty cool site
03/05/2013 06:35:20 PM · #49
Originally posted by MichaelC:

Originally posted by Bear_Music:

Plimoth Plantation, A living history organization like Colonial Williamsburg, just across the canal from the Cape, is worth a day trip for early American history. They have one whole section on Wamanoag Indian Life that will appeal to you.


Perfect, thanks Robert & Penny


Been there and done that...and Robert is right on the money. That is one very impressive site to behold. I for one was quite impressed with the longhouses, the native artifacts and the story tellers.

I was even more impressed by the fact that someone from the native community remembered me from the days when I worked on reservations in Canada.

Trust me, you will enjoy it.

Ray
03/05/2013 07:45:59 PM · #50
Mike, I live close to parts of the western part of your journey. I have a few recommendations for you.
When visiting Moab,Zion, and Monument valley. plan your visit for early morning,first it's hot and dry, and second it's very heavy with tourists.and most of the really good stuff takes a bit of a hike.
Question. your plans indicate you have Moab marked for a day. Is your interest Arches NP, or Canyonlands NP ? You won't have time for both, maybe 1 and Dead Horse point.
I live around this area, and was building a bridge in Moab for a year. If there is anything specific you wish to know about Moab, Bryce, Zion, Grand Canyon ( north side) or Vegas, just ask

Message edited by author 2013-03-05 19:47:17.
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