Mr. Coffee Nerves: If you've never driven to Memphis in a 70's Cadillac for Elvis' birthday, I highly, highly recommend it.I ate pork at every meal, because that's how the King would have wanted it.
KrispyKritter: any cultured tourist would take in the PEZ Visitor Center in Orange, CT
thesharkman: Austin, Texas is number 1. No surprise here. Surprising would be if Detroit was on the list.
StillInFayettestan: Picture #5 is Washington state's Mount Rainer./Saw that all the way from here in Stuttgart, DE.
manwithplanx: KrispyKritter: any cultured tourist would take in the PEZ Visitor Center in Orange, CTConnecticut has innumerable reasons to visit. Why right in my 'City' of Bristol there's a Carousel Museum, a Clock Museum, a Firefighters Museum and Lake Compounce amusement park. In the rest of the state we have old boats outside of an aquarium, some pretty leaves and the ongoing social experiment incorporated as Bridgeport. Who wouldn't want to spend a week in Connecticut?
TheEdibleSnuggie: So I totally didn't even bother to read the actual article because I got distracted by this at the top.You're welcome.[s3-ec.buzzfed.com image 850x566]
howdoibegin: Keep in mind this is from a website that tries to sell tshirts that humorously read "Dat Axe." It's tea party humour, with tea party travel sensibilities.
Shadowknight: If you go to Detroit and stay in the city center, it's actually quite nice. Lots to do, great food, shows, museums... And it's pretty damn safe besides, as the police have apparently decided that this area is their Green Zone they refuse to let fall.
dryknife: Under the bridge in Memphis.[media-cache0.pinterest.com image 192x144]
wambu: TheEdibleSnuggie: So I totally didn't even bother to read the actual article because I got distracted by this at the top.You're welcome.[s3-ec.buzzfed.com image 850x566]FTFY
o'really: Shadowknight:"If you go to Detroit and stay in the city center, it's actually quite nice. Lots to do, great food, shows, museums... And it's pretty damn safe besides, as the police have apparently decided that this area is their Green Zone they refuse to let fall.Outside of that five mile radius, yeah, it's post apocalyptic. But in there, you could easily spend a couple days."Lots to do is somewhat debatable, but maybe I just didn't go to the right places. We stayed in the renaissance ctr, and walked around quite a bit, there and greektown. Ate a crappy overpriced meal at some gimmicky spot.I've never seen such a creepily empty downtown, no one on the streets. The renaissance ctr is giant and empty, maybe it fills up during conventions, but why hold a convention there?the greektown casino inside was packed, the air heavy with smoke and desperation. Or maybe that was just my imagination.Tho the tree-lined streets were very pretty, the hand-painted liquor and hair salon signs and copious churches bring to mind a 3rd world country transplanted into a pretty 1st world ghost town. Guess that's the post-apocalyptic aspect.there seems to be nothing there to draw one. Except for perhaps the surreal experience. Gettin the evil eye from white people (for being a mixed race couple, I guess), being served fast food from behind bullet-proof glass. No imported cars around. Maids who speak english as a first language. Watching guys in the club bring out wads of cash to fan themselves.I need to travel more in the us.
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