United States in July

March 14th, 2013 at 6:37 pm by David Farrar

Myself and Auckland Girl are doing an almost four week road trip in the from 12 July to 5 August.

Any US based friends should yell out if they wish to catch up. I’ve detailed the rough itinerary on Facebook.

We’ll be in a 9 metre RV so are pretty flexible with the schedule.

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21 Responses to “United States in July”

  1. thedavincimode (6,530 comments) says:

    We’ll be in a 9 metre RV so are pretty flexible with the schedule

    Heh. Wanna re-phrase that and in particular, clarify any inferences around “RV”, flexibility” and “schedule”?

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  2. Zapper (925 comments) says:

    This is almost exactly the same as a trip I’m planning in October – November. You can blaze the trail and advise of good and bad.

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  3. Redbaiter (7,560 comments) says:

    “We’ll be in a 9 metre RV”

    Now the reason for the slimming project becomes apparent.

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  4. BlairM (2,286 comments) says:

    Dallas isn’t really worth visiting, apart from The Sixth Floor museum. You should come to San Antonio to see the Alamo, the Riverwalk, and the Hill Country, then head through Austin to see the Capitol (bigger than the one in Washington). My couch here in SA is a little small, but happy to have a drink or three when you both come through :-)

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  5. All_on_Red (1,341 comments) says:

    If you can drag yourself away from the glittering delights of Vegas :-) then a helicopter trip to the Grand Canyon is a great thing to do.

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  6. Monique Watson (1,062 comments) says:

    Are you coming through Northern California? I think from memory, not. But if you are I’ll drive you across the Golden Gate bridge.

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  7. Mike Readman (356 comments) says:

    Why don’t you go 8 days earlier? You can experience the 4th first hand.

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  8. David Farrar (1,853 comments) says:

    We were going to do 4 July but can’t afford to take more time off than we have.

    May be able to do SA and Austin. Will advise. California is a no this time. The GG Bridge is great!

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  9. thedavincimode (6,530 comments) says:

    Now the reason for the slimming project becomes apparent.

    Ah, always the tool Russell. I thought I warned you about those speed wobbles.

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  10. Longknives (4,414 comments) says:

    I was astonished at how huge the Golden Gate Bridge actually was.. Walking over it and back was quite a mission!
    Anyway- I absolutely love the US of A…My favourite country in the World to visit (Just to piss off the Loopy Lefties).
    A road trip through all the States is my dream holiday (Especially a Bourbon tour through the Southern States)
    Very jealous- Enjoy!

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  11. Whaleoil (766 comments) says:

    I hope Auckland Girl will be driving, because even on the correct side of the road you still manage to have severe driving issues…imagine that in 9M RV!!!

    http://bit.ly/Yrg2lu

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  12. tigger (4 comments) says:

    Unfortunately I’m in Seattle – quite a way out of your trip! If you’re in Arizona, and are going to do Zion as one of your FB friends suggested, do the north rim of the Grand canyon and also consider Antelope canyon for the photography (near town of Page, AZ) and then stay a night in Monument Valley on the border of AZ and Utah, near the four corners.

    I agree with BlairM re Texas – Dallas is boring. Austin is great. Be aware that a lot of that southern desert country will be HOT at that time of the year.

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  13. BlairM (2,286 comments) says:

    Yeah Austin is a party town :P It’s kind of a commie enclave (like Wellington really), but a great place to go drinking and admire hot UT girls ;) It would be good to have someone to visit the Johnson Presidential Library with me, as I haven’t been yet (no political geek friends to go with sadly).

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  14. Scott Chris (5,875 comments) says:

    We’ll be in a 9 metre RV so are pretty flexible with the schedule.

    How big is your carbon footprint?

    [DPF: Heh, I should set up a widget to update it!]

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  15. KiwiGreg (3,170 comments) says:

    Blue Ridge Mountains in the west of Virginia are pretty.

    Last weekend in NY I went to the Cloisters (branch of Met specialising in medieval art). It’s way the hell and gone up at 190th but worth a visit. Walk the Brooklyn Bridge, it’s way cooler then it sounds. I also walked the HighLine park this time (elevated train track converted into a park), was also very cool. All this is assuming you’ve already “done” the Met, Moma, Guggenheim, Frick.

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  16. Manolo (13,339 comments) says:

    How big is your carbon footprint?

    Who bloody cares? Nobody should pay attention to this green crap.

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  17. hamnidaV2 (247 comments) says:

    I always wondered what type of people holidayed through the US in a RV.

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  18. ricknz (16 comments) says:

    U.S. Department Of Homeland Security To Scan Payment Cards At Borders And Airports.

    http://www.forbes.com/sites/jonmatonis/2012/11/07/department-of-homeland-security-to-scan-payment-cards-at-borders-and-airports/

    And all you U.S. based Kiwis don’t forget to report your foreign bank accounts (including N.Z.) to the U.S. treasury (FBAR) and the IRS (FATCA) every year or risk fines and maybe even imprisonment.

    http://www.irs.gov/Businesses/Small-Businesses-&-Self-Employed/Report-of-Foreign-Bank-and-Financial-Accounts-(FBAR)

    http://www.irs.gov/Businesses/Corporations/Foreign-Account-Tax-Compliance-Act-(FATCA)

    Oh and when you give up your U.S. green card don’t forget to check to see if you owe the Expatriation Tax.

    http://www.irs.gov/Individuals/International-Taxpayers/Expatriation-Tax

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  19. Elaycee (4,299 comments) says:

    Hambone:

    I always wondered what type of people holidayed through the US…

    1. Someone who has no issues getting an ESTA visa.
    2. Someone who has no convictions and is able to travel freely.
    3. Someone who will not be turned away at a border because they’re not on any ‘catch alert’ database.
    4. Someone who is able to decide how they wish to spend their own money (and with whom).

    I understand that (self inflicted) travel limitations can be a bastard, but for the rest of us – no problem! :D

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  20. Eisenhower (137 comments) says:

    Plenty to see in DC, and most of it free. If you email the NZ embassy there they can arrange a tour of the Pentagon, if you’re that way inclined. Me and the wife did it a year or so ago. Quite cool.

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  21. Pongo (371 comments) says:

    We are going to be in LA from the 2nd to the 6th of August and staying at The Wilshire in Beverly Hills if you want to come and join us for lunch or dinner.

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