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Where is the most beautiful place in the USA #616386
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that you've been. i'm trying to figure out where we are going on Vacation this summer.Someone told me that Maine was a great place to visit in the summer.I can't do a lot of walking/standing right now and I don't know what kinda shape i'll be in by summer so we need to go someone that we can just relax and be quiet.. any ideas?



Re: Where is the most beautiful place in the USA [Re: martin] #616392
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Stone Mountain, Ga.


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Originally Posted by mikezpen
Stone Mountain, Ga.


Well I go by the back of stone Mountain quite often going to a supplier warehouse just up from there.... zach says the back that we see on HWY 78 is just an ugly rock....



Re: Where is the most beautiful place in the USA [Re: martin] #616440
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Appalachian Trail in Virginia. Or almost every other piece of the length. Many are accessible after a short walk. I fell in love with its Vermont vistas.

"Most beautiful" is in the eye of the beholder. Hence I suggested the Trail as the views are (almost) overpowering, for 3,000 miles.

Even as I realize that mzpen made a shitty political comment re the birthplace of the Klan, any lookout in your mostly beautiful state would qualify.

I also like the Southwest. Have been trying to get miz Pogo to drive there to view the desert landscape (and to pick up her Christmas gift from two years ago, a Navaho rug from the Farmington auction)..


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Re: Where is the most beautiful place in the USA [Re: martin] #616442
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The Trail is mostly official parks. They might or might not be open. Pretty country though. My wife fell in love when she found out skeeters don't hang above 2000' feet. A bear wandered through our last campground. That was less endearing.


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We had porcupines in addition to bears. Porkys eat anything, including john seats as they are salty. Official parks? Doubt it. But martin is pretty much under the weather and would probably only access places near the road, He can obviously check out
Another suggestion? Cape Cod. A little touristy unless you get off the main drag. We spent two vacations on Martha's Vineyard but had free lodging.


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Re: Where is the most beautiful place in the USA [Re: martin] #616444
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He could do Washington DC.


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Not DC bawl.... Zach and the wife went there for his 5th grade school trip.... Said there was a lot of walking...... But Pogo's suggestion about Vermont is the kinda place that I'm looking for. Someone suggested maine, said it was just beautiful.....i've never been above NY as we went to Niagra Falls two years ago. My wife wants to go to rocky mountains and then to oklahoma where the Pioneer woman has her places....

I'm not going to fly, especially on delta right now so I'll be driving...



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The walking in Maine and Vermont is straight up.


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Re: Where is the most beautiful place in the USA [Re: martin] #616454
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And down, and up and down and up and - - -
When the AT was set up in Vermont (and its predecessor, the Long Trail) they ran it along the ridge line as that was not used for farming and only rarely was logged. So for the first 100 south to north. you are climbing and then descending the Green Mountains, and then climbing and descending and so on. Then the AT jogs east and then north through New Hampshire and then into Maine. There, they don't make you climb much in the NH White Mountain range, but you are walking harder and more challenging terrain.

We walked on the Long Trail which goes from the Massachusetts border to the Canadian border. The bottom third in VT is also the Appalachian Trail, The Long Trail after they separated, was noticeably less busy and less weathered, as the AT attracts a lot more hikers. They have to do regular minor re-routing the AT due to hundreds of hikers walking along it in any given week of good weather. The slur on it is that it's one long mud pit from Maine to Georgia.

It took us a week of horribly sore muscles before we got in reasonable shape. And that was 40 years ago when we actually had muscles. The Green Mountains are the most weathered of the Appalachians, at least of its northern expanse. It's green (hence the name) through most of it. Beautiful vistas everywhere. We took a bus to a access trail and then walked 6-8 miles lugging our packs, uphill to the actual trail. There are places where you can park and then walk up and then hike, but that requires doubling back to get your car. Which is why we did busses at both ends.

On another trip we did a few days on the New Hampshire AT.

There are also places where you can hike up and camp without actually having to do much on the actual trail. I've been to the AT elsewhere but not actually hiked.


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It passes a few miles from my daughter's farm near Carlisle. Besides up and down, the wind will skin you alive.


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Re: Where is the most beautiful place in the USA [Re: martin] #616471
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I've hiked on the AT in North Ga and we have driven the blue ridge parkway in N Carolina many times.I've been all over the southern part of eastern N Carolina and it's beautiful.I have not been to Boone though.I love the mountains a lot more than the beach and I hope to one day to retire there....Talked to a real estate agent friend of mine in north ga last week, he said that in July there will be great deals on cabins in the north ga/ n carolina mountains. The covid law was extended to the end of june and banks have not been able to foreclose on cabins for months...He was telling me about an extreme case where home owners sold their house to another couple and then agreed to rent the house for a short time until they found another place... Then covid hit and the law preventing eviction hit so the couple that sold their house has just stayed in that house for a year without paying a dime in rent and the new owners are paying the mortgage and can't kick them out....



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But they still owe. Short of bankruptcy the owners will get their bread and people who would have been homeless through no fault of their own will have a chance to recover.
Ever read the Gospels martin?


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Originally Posted by pogo
But they still owe. Short of bankruptcy the owners will get their bread and people who would have been homeless through no fault of their own will have a chance to recover.
Ever read the Gospels martin?



I don't believe that's accurate Pogo.Yes they will still owe but if they don't pay it will go on their credit reports.It'll be tough to collect that money from them....... Where does it say anything about this situation in the Bible. I teach the Bible to 5th graders and i'd like to know because I try to relate what's happening today with biblical times



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Then othe King will say to those on his right, ‘Come, you qwho are blessed by my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world. For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, I was naked and you clothed me, I was sick and you visited me, I was in prison and you came to me.’ Then the righteous will answer him, saying, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you drink? And when did we see you a stranger and welcome you, or naked and clothe you? And when did we see you sick or in prison and visit you?’ And the King will answer them, ‘Truly, I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these my brothers, you did it to me.’

For I was hungry and you gave me no food, I was thirsty and you gave me no drink, I was a stranger and you did not welcome me, naked and you did not clothe me, sick and in prison and you did not visit me.’ Then they also will answer, saying, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry or thirsty or a stranger or naked or sick or in prison, and did not minister to you?’ Then he will answer them, saying, ‘Truly, I say to you, as you did not do it to one of the least of these, jyou did not do it to me.’

Protecting and nurturing people, is what this passage is about. I was a landlord and lost money by welcoming some people who I knew were marginal. I also had one couple come back and give me money that they owed a year later. This was no biggie as I knew that overall rents were paying the mortgage. Eventually after the kids left, we sold our big house and moved to the little place we had been renting out. So I did not suffer. As the large majority of landlords will not - unless they get in trouble with the money changers.



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Pogo.... nice effort and I'm impressed, but that has nothing to do with freeloaders not paying their mortgages. These verses are about folks that are needy and homeless, not ones living in homes that they know that they can't pay for.... if they became homeless then they would need the help but these folks are not the ones that Jesus was talking about..



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You are not a freeloader if you paid your rent until you were unable to. You are not a freeloader if you have little money and must pay for food for yourself and your famiy.
You are not a freeloader if the choice is to legally defer payment rather than make your family homeless.
I am not entitled to say who is and who is not a Christian.
But you have no understanding of the current crisis if you think that it does not have to do with "needy and Homeless"
I'll leave your Christianity between you and your God.


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Originally Posted by pogo
You are not a freeloader if you paid your rent until you were unable to. You are not a freeloader if you have little money and must pay for food for yourself and your famiy.
You are not a freeloader if the choice is to legally defer payment rather than make your family homeless.
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If the landlords come to them and tell them that they don't have to pay because of their circumstances that's one thing. They need to move out and find someone else to live with if they can't pay though. There's many factors that go into this too, if they are just physically unable to work that's one thing. A lot of these folks are not in this situation though. One man took advantage of the deferred mortgage payments and then went to buy a 60K new pickup. He didn't realize that it was on his credit report and his credit score had nose dived and his payments were too high for him to buy the truck... He should've been paying his mortgage instead of going to buy a new truck...



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