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Hey bronco brothers,

I will be driving to connecticut in late october for my brothers wedding. I will be taking lots of time to drive so i can see some things along the way and back. So i'm hoping you guys could give me some ideas of things to see, places to check out or things to do along the way.

Obviously my trip will have me passing through many more states north of you to get to where i am going but i figured i would only ask about the states the dixie chapter covers. I've got the northeast chapter helping me out on ideas up there. and they have been really helpful.

So my route headed out will have me driving straight across the southern half of louisiana which will have me passing through major cities such as lake charles, lafayette, baton rouge, and just north of new orleans in hammond and at slidell is where i will turn and head north into mississippi and then passing through hattiesburg and meridian before getting into alabama and passing through tuscaloosa , birmingham and fort payne then headed to chattanooga TN then on in through roanoke VA. My route back will be similar except i will coming back slightly more west to catch W. VA, kentucky, and arkansas.

Anyways, I would love to hear some ideas of things to do along the way from you guys. Your ideas are much appreciated.
 

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20 views and not a single idea yet. LOL well at least there is plenty of time, right. HAHA
 

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i would spend the extra time to check out some of the outerbanks here in NC. its really not that far out of the way and you get to see a few light houses and the wright brothers memorial. while heading north id stop in D.C.. maryland is about as far north as i willingly go so i cant really give u many ideas of what to do in the north west. but hey if you drop me a line ill be willing to meet up with u for lunch if ur in NC or southern VA. if you go to nagshead i know i great eastern carolina BBQ joint called pigmans
 

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Um yeah, apparently there isn't that much to see along the route you've chosen, haha.

Chattanooga has some cool stuff and as you get into the mountains, like Lookout Mtn, the Smokey Mtn National Park/Forest and all that business.

There's a good aquarium in Chattanooga.
 

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What states are you passing through up here? B/c your either going to have to go through PA or NJ. And depending on your age, I can tell you incredible places to stop in either one. Lemme know so I can point in the right direction.
Also if your a smoker, stop in delaware for cheap cigarettes, and whatever non-food items. Its a tax free state.
 

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In VA you'll be coming up I81 through the Shenandoah Valley. Very nice. I would plan on doing some of the drive on the Blue Ridge Parkway / Skyline Drive which parallels I81. Absolutely beautiful. There are a number of caverns (Luray, Shenandoah) along that route, some wineries and quite a few civil war battlefields, if you're into history. IMO the best battlefields are Antitem, Harpers Ferry, Gettysburg (just a little south of 81 on Route 15), Manassas/Bull Run (about 40 miles east of I81 on 66) but there are a number of smaller battlefields as well.

Shopping for Bronco parts? Stop at Auto Krafters in New Market, VA right on 81.

You won't be that far from DC. About 80 miles east of I81 on 66. See the Smithsonians, Air and Space Museum, etc. Actually you don't have to go all the way into DC to see the Air and Space Annex at Dulles Airport. I like it better than the downtown one. More aircraft on display.

If you want to wheel, Rausch Creek is right off I81 in Tremont, PA. Tour the Amish country near Lancaster, PA. See the Hex Barns and covered bridges near Reading. PA.

There is LOTS to do on that route! :thumbup
 

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x2 on the areas off of I81. If you like Civil War history, you have Manassas, Gettysburg, Harper's Ferry, and Antietam, which are all worth seeing.

If you go to Washington, DC, the National Aquarium in Baltimore is worth a detour.

The Outer Banks is great, but it is much further east than most people realize and will put you about 4 hours out of your way, but you could also hit up Atlanta, Charlotte, Raleigh, VA Beach and Philly if you go that route. You will run out of time before you run out of things to do along either route.
 

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If you're going up the Shenandoah valley, you gotta wheel at Cove Campground in Gore Va. The other spot close to your route that I think is a must stop is Fall Creek Falls state Park in Eastern Tennessee. It is one of the most beautiful spots anywhere, and lots of fun for one or two days. Have a great trip!!
 

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If you're going up the Shenandoah valley, you gotta wheel at Cove Campground in Gore Va. The other spot close to your route that I think is a must stop is Fall Creek Falls state Park in Eastern Tennessee. It is one of the most beautiful spots anywhere, and lots of fun for one or two days. Have a great trip!!
The Cove is only open for certain events. Big Dogs has about 4 or maybe 6 events a year and Mid-Atlantic Early Broncos has 1 event there - it was last weekend, the MEB Round Up which is open to FSBs. Other than that a couple of other clubs have events there, but you can't just show up and wheel, unfortunately! But you're right, it's a great place to wheel.
 

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i would spend the extra time to check out some of the outerbanks here in NC. its really not that far out of the way and you get to see a few light houses and the wright brothers memorial. while heading north id stop in D.C.. maryland is about as far north as i willingly go so i cant really give u many ideas of what to do in the north west. but hey if you drop me a line ill be willing to meet up with u for lunch if ur in NC or southern VA. if you go to nagshead i know i great eastern carolina BBQ joint called pigmans
i have officially put the OB of NC on my list... Had waaay too many people tell me i need to see that. So, it must be good.

Pigmans BBQ for lunch it is my friend. :beer
 

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Um yeah, apparently there isn't that much to see along the route you've chosen, haha.

Chattanooga has some cool stuff and as you get into the mountains, like Lookout Mtn, the Smokey Mtn National Park/Forest and all that business.

There's a good aquarium in Chattanooga.
Yeah, a friend told me about this aquarium. Probably will be a stop.
 

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What states are you passing through up here? B/c your either going to have to go through PA or NJ. And depending on your age, I can tell you incredible places to stop in either one. Lemme know so I can point in the right direction.
Also if your a smoker, stop in delaware for cheap cigarettes, and whatever non-food items. Its a tax free state.
Not sure yet. leaning more towards NJ. I want to make a stop in Atlantic City. i am 27. Old enough to not be told no on anything. ;)

i am a smoker. If i pass through DE, i will have to do that. Otherwise, not important enough to veer off route for.
 

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i have officially put the OB of NC on my list... Had waaay too many people tell me i need to see that. So, it must be good.

Pigmans BBQ for lunch it is my friend. :beer
than i would say take rt 13 north over the bay bridge tunnel and maybe catch the cape may ferry up the jersy shore.
 

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In VA you'll be coming up I81 through the Shenandoah Valley. Very nice. I would plan on doing some of the drive on the Blue Ridge Parkway / Skyline Drive which parallels I81. Absolutely beautiful. There are a number of caverns (Luray, Shenandoah) along that route, some wineries and quite a few civil war battlefields, if you're into history. IMO the best battlefields are Antitem, Harpers Ferry, Gettysburg (just a little south of 81 on Route 15), Manassas/Bull Run (about 40 miles east of I81 on 66) but there are a number of smaller battlefields as well.

Shopping for Bronco parts? Stop at Auto Krafters in New Market, VA right on 81.

You won't be that far from DC. About 80 miles east of I81 on 66. See the Smithsonians, Air and Space Museum, etc. Actually you don't have to go all the way into DC to see the Air and Space Annex at Dulles Airport. I like it better than the downtown one. More aircraft on display.

If you want to wheel, Rausch Creek is right off I81 in Tremont, PA. Tour the Amish country near Lancaster, PA. See the Hex Barns and covered bridges near Reading. PA.

There is LOTS to do on that route! :thumbup
Yeah, have been looking lots of things up on the internet as well and i was seeing some aerial shots of the blue ridge parkway and it looks beautiful through there. I think my camera will like that section. ;) My bro's soon to be wife took him to Gettysburg on a visit up there and he dug it. So that one is on my list as well. As far as air and space goes. I could be down to see some aeroplanes and what not but as far as space goes, unless you got something extraordinary i'd rather not waste my time on space. afterall, i'm from "HOUSTON we have a problem". lol we got plenty of NASA in our faces here. and i wish i could do some wheelin out that way. I originally wanted to tow my bronco the whole way and do nothing but wheeling in different areas. but as fuel cost and what not was adding up. The wifey put an end to that dream. So it's rental car fun for me. Now if you know of any trails a ford fusion can take, lemme know. ;)

much appreciated for your input; which was alot. Thank you. :beer
 

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swing into random hotels. in the lobby they all have that rack full of the "things to do while in .... " flyers.. probably a good way to find things to do
good thinking. For a minute i wasn't sure where that was going. "Swing into random hotels...... :tinfoil and tryout area escorts...... :rofl::histerica
 

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x2 on the areas off of I81. If you like Civil War history, you have Manassas, Gettysburg, Harper's Ferry, and Antietam, which are all worth seeing.

If you go to Washington, DC, the National Aquarium in Baltimore is worth a detour.

The Outer Banks is great, but it is much further east than most people realize and will put you about 4 hours out of your way, but you could also hit up Atlanta, Charlotte, Raleigh, VA Beach and Philly if you go that route. You will run out of time before you run out of things to do along either route.
thanks for the input.
 

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If you're going up the Shenandoah valley, you gotta wheel at Cove Campground in Gore Va. The other spot close to your route that I think is a must stop is Fall Creek Falls state Park in Eastern Tennessee. It is one of the most beautiful spots anywhere, and lots of fun for one or two days. Have a great trip!!
as posted, no wheeling. Unless your taking me... :popc1:
 
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