Originally Posted by rmg08057
A few thoughts:
- anyone that lives in flat, hot Florida has a rather perverse sense of geography anyway :-)).
Hey now ralph, Isn't Philly the city of brotherly love?
I had my morning coffee on my front porch wearing shorts and no shoe's,
how's your day going?
Really I don't want to start a pissing contest over geograpy
and I think you gave Rob some pretty good advice,
some of which I actually agree with.
You see my wife and I just did this trip in October of this year,
riding all backroads (no interstate) we rode through GA SC NC
and the full lenght of the Parkway and Skyline Drive
( which in my opinion is no where near the East coast )
VA WV MD PA NY MA and up to Bar Harbor Maine for some Lobstah
then VT NH NY to Niagera Falls then along Lake Erie OH into Michigan to visit my brother,
from there IN IL KY TN MO to the Ozarks for a week then OK and TX for some barbeque
and LA MS AL GA and home.
So why am I telling you all of this?
well because the trip is still very fresh in my mind,
I love the Parkway, do it at least twice a year.
Maine VT NH were spectacular (we hit the colors just right)
If only you didn't have to go through PA NY MA to get there,
what a miserable place to ride, You couldn't pay me to ride into NY city
(my insurance agent tells me that the life expectancy of an unattended LT there is 26 minutes)
and it's obvious to us (my wife and I) that the people that live there feel the same way about it,
as it is reflected in their attitude.
We love the New England area, but won't be coming back there for quite a while,
the riding and the attitudes of the people in the Western states
is much more appealing to me than the East coast,
and I am of the opinion that by the end of next summer Rob will most likely feel the same.