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    Quote Originally Posted by hallelujah View Post
    That would be brilliant. Do you fancy driving again and need a couple of passengers?
    Are we taking a bbq?

    TD road trip!

    Where's Dill with the photoshopping?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe 90 View Post
    Are we taking a bbq?

    TD road trip!

    Where's Dill with the photoshopping?
    First stop Seattle. Snubs is loaded, so he can pay for us all on a neet oot.

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    I am going to bed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bsnub View Post
    I am going to bed.
    Fvcking lightweight, we've got a road trip to organise!


    Can you source a breaking bad style RV Snubs?

    Bullet holes are optional...

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    Quote Originally Posted by hallelujah View Post
    That would be brilliant. Do you fancy driving again and need a couple of passengers?
    we were only able to do it as i was on a 6-12 month work secondment, 6 months as it turned out but brought the family across at the end. Had a great time by and large except for one dodgy place, we packed up and left at 1am as gun shots were going off.

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    I'm not a huge fan of the US, and I grew up on a border town and also lived there two times for short working stints. I don't like the amount of guns and violence there. Also don't like that teachers in the US get paid diddly squat for the work they do. In some states they are now training their teachers how to use guns. There are some beautiful places there and I've done some hiking in North Carolina and New York State.

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    I should add I have friends in the US and I met some amazing people when I lived in North Carolina. It is more the politics and bullshit I don't like. I used to shop over in NYState when the dollar was at par to ours.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MarilynMonroe View Post
    I've done some hiking in North Carolina and New York State.
    getting a taxi in the rain can be a bastard in NY

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    Quote Originally Posted by malmomike77 View Post
    getting a taxi in the rain can be a bastard in NY
    NYC you mean? I mean some small towns in New york state near the Canadian border (like Watertown and Syracuse).

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    Quote Originally Posted by malmomike77 View Post
    getting a taxi in the rain can be a bastard in NY
    Try getting one in Bangkok in the rain with a double bugey and kids.
    They would rather run you over kill or maime you .

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    not when you are stood there counting your 1Ks with a confused look on your face

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    Quote Originally Posted by hallelujah View Post
    A lot is said about the US and not all of it is good. Their politics are obviously completely bonkers, but let's focus on the good things. After all, there must be a reason why so many people dream of living there and making their millions.

    Food. Is there anywhere better in the world? The best junk food (oxymoron alert) you will ever find as well as the best BBQ you will come across. Then there's the food of the southern states and the great seafood to be found on both coasts. Mexican on every street corner and food from every other corner of the world. The only other place I can think of with such choice is London. Obviously, it's easier to get beans on toast in London, so maybe our capital possibly just edges it in this field.

    The people. Beyond the "Have a nice day, sir" nonsense, I've always found them to be genuinely friendly and helpful. Case in point: taking a bus from Houston airport to the centre a few years ago and I only had $5 to pay for the fare. The driver didn't give change. He told us to get on, not pay and was genuinely helpful. Even giving us directions to our hotel when we got off downtown. Countless other examples of their chattiness and curiosity abound.

    The great outdoors. The weather makes it the perfect place to get out and about. You wanna swim at any time of the year? Head to Florida. Hiking? Nationwide. Skiing? You can do that too. Something for everybody

    The music culture. Again, along with the UK, surely the greatest place in the world for the bands and the genres it has produced? What the US sings today, the world will be singing tomorrow.

    So, TDers, roll up, roll up. What makes the US such a great place in your eyes?
    I found it to be a fantastic place. Never experienced hospitality and genuine friendliness anywhere else like that . Except for maybe the philippines. The USA is a lasting good memory. Hope to return when i can.

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    Never had anything but a good time in the states.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stumpy View Post
    What I recommend is buy a new sleeping bag when you arrive and sleep on top of the bedding.
    Bloody good idea

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    Quote Originally Posted by malmomike77 View Post
    getting a taxi in the rain can be a bastard in NY
    A taxi?

    For those of you who do visit New York City and don’t want to enjoy the views while walking upload the Uber app. It works great, even in the rain. And much less than a taxi.

    edit. Tip the driver with cash

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    Quote Originally Posted by S Landreth View Post
    A taxi?

    For those of you who do visit New York City and don’t want to enjoy the views while walking upload the Uber app. It works great, even in the rain. And much less than a taxi.

    edit. Tip the driver with cash
    Yep, pretty convenient.

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    How much cheaper are they, then?

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    Quote Originally Posted by S Landreth View Post
    A taxi?
    my last visit was pre-uber, in fact it was nearly pre-mobile phones

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    Hal, when you heading to the states?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cyrille View Post
    How much cheaper are they, then?
    Difficult to measure (in and around the city maybe half price). NY cabs have a meter in them to remind you how much extra you’re paying when the traffic is at a standstill or moving in slower traffic.

    With Uber, you’re quoted a price while on the phone.

    Quote Originally Posted by malmomike77 View Post
    my last visit was pre-uber, in fact it was nearly pre-mobile phones
    You should visit again. Go Airbnb. Superhost only or just make sure the person you might be renting from has plenty of good reviews.
    Keep your friends close and your enemies closer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by S Landreth View Post
    You should visit again.
    its on the list post retirement, i plan on visiting quite a few national parks.

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    ^visit during spring time



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    Quote Originally Posted by Stumpy View Post
    Hal, when you heading to the states?
    I'm thinking of next Autumn and either going to the west coast or the south.

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