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My tour of America (anyone got a rear axle?)

Discussion in 'Trip Reports' started by markus30, Aug 24, 2019.

  1. Aug 24, 2019 at 12:38 PM
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    Well a few weeks ago I quit my job as a ford tech In westchester ny to travel the country for a few months with the girlfriend and beloved dog in my 09 taco. She also quit her job as a lawyer in one of them fancy law firms in Manhattan. Our first stop was Tennessee and we were planning on heading west from there but a death in the family rerouted is back to ny so we made the best of it and did some camping and wheeling in VA and PA. After we tie up our affairs in ny we are headed west to see the country. Hoping we can convince some members to take us on some wheeling/camping trips. I’ll update the thread as we make our way through the country. Suggestions for things to see, places to wheel and camp are more than welcome. This trip is also doubling as a mission to find a new place to live, can’t handle ny for another minute.
    Also our Instagram has more pics.. @intentstagram
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    Reserved for more pics
     
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    A lawyer dating a Ford tech...good for you and I mean that in all seriousness, not putting you down at all (have a college degree but a blue collar guy myself). That just would never happen here in socal
     
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    I moved from PA to Vegas a few years ago. There is much to see and plenty of public land to explore.
     
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    The trick is to pick them up while they are still in law school
     
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    This gonna be good...enjoy yourselves :popcorn: come to the Ozarks ...
     
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    We got a national park pass and def making good use of it. I just spent the last few nights camping in pa and hung out in Gettysburg for a bit.
     
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    The pass is definitely worth it. Everyone I've gone to is more impressive in person than any picture I've seen.
     
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    In Ohio on our way to Ann Arbor Michigan to visit an old military buddy. Just spent an hour arguing with the girlfriend about weather or not there could be sharks on the Great Lakes..apparently there arnt.. and I need to stop watching Joe Rogan
     
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    Fresh water man eating sharkso_O
     
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    Hey Mark. I’ve been following along. I know it’s out of the way but you should drive north to the Upper Peninsula in Michigan. Go to Whitefish Point, Pictured Rocks and Copper Harbor. From there you can come down through Wisconsin.
     
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    Ok then that’s exactly what I will do! I’ll head up there tomorrow! Thanks!
     
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    Would make a sweet b movie
     
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    I would so buy a shark and put it in Lake Superior just to win the argument. Good luck subbed cause in April I’ll be making a round trip from Oregon to Philadelphia, giving my self about 5-6 weeks
     
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    Nice. There’s a bunch of national and state forest land up there that you can camp on. And tons of logging roads ect to explore, most of which you can camp along without being bothered. Shot me a PM and I’ll send you a couple nice spots to camp along Lake Superior.
     
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    I will for sure! Would love to camp up there! I’ll pm you tomorrow about it.
     
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    I would love to do what you are doing, that's fucking great man. For most people, especially after having kids, it can't happen until they are all out of the house. Enjoy every minute of it!

    If coming through Utah, hit Moab for the trails and unique scenery. Also Zion's and Bryce Canyon are a must see, no trails for the Taco but a lot of good hiking.
     
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    I can’t wait to get to Utah! I’m planning on spending a good couple weeks in Moab. Thanks for the suggestion! Def need to do some hiking so I don’t get fat, also the dog loves it.
     
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    Very cool adventure.

    I lived in White Plains NY for a year, but I was about 5-6 years old. Not at all the city
     
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