Favorite places to visit in the US

Merlin99

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You should look at northern Michigan. The weather is perfect for the next 6 months, cool and crisp. The Tahquamenon falls are beautiful at any time of year, just in different ways. Some people like them with a layer of snow, others with a green background. On top of that you'll love meeting Yoopers, they're an eclectic bunch (one schools team name is the Nimrods, another is the Flivvers) with their own dialect. You'll love listening to the quiet rustle of the aspen leaves and the bone white look of the birch's. The rivers feeding lake Superior have some of the best Salmon and Trout fishing in the country and the northern pike in the lakes will compare to any fish for a fight.

 

Monello

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You should look at northern Michigan. The weather is perfect for the next 6 months, cool and crisp. The Tahquamenon falls are beautiful at any time of year, just in different ways. Some people like them with a layer of snow, others with a green background. On top of that you'll love meeting Yoopers, they're an eclectic bunch (one schools team name is the Nimrods, another is the Flivvers) with their own dialect. You'll love listening to the quiet rustle of the aspen leaves and the bone white look of the birch's. The rivers feeding lake Superior have some of the best Salmon and Trout fishing in the country and the northern pike in the lakes will compare to any fish for a fight.

You had me at fishing.
 

Merlin99

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If you make it up there the two must try UP foods are the pasties and the smoked whitefish. If you're there at the right time of year fried smelt, they're like fish French fries.
 

Monello

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If you make it up there the two must try UP foods are the pasties and the smoked whitefish. If you're there at the right time of year fried smelt, they're like fish French fries.
1 of the things we do each new place we travel to is talk to locals and find the must eat foods of the area. Some places are tastier than others. Upstate NY has something called salt potatoes. South Dakota has chislic. Things you really won't find anywhere else. Here in New Mexico, the green chile is king. They put it on everything. I ask the locals if they are over the green chile. About 80% say hell naw. It appears to be 1 of those foods, like liver, you either love it or hate it.

Most unexpected was in Vicksburg, Mississippi. They told us to have the local tamales. I thought they were joking. No, tamales is a thing down there. Good ole boys making tamales and frito pies out of a repurposed, old school filling gas station.
 

Merlin99

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1 of the things we do each new place we travel to is talk to locals and find the must eat foods of the area. Some places are tastier than others. Upstate NY has something called salt potatoes. South Dakota has chislic. Things you really won't find anywhere else. Here in New Mexico, the green chile is king. They put it on everything. I ask the locals if they are over the green chile. About 80% say hell naw. It appears to be 1 of those foods, like liver, you either love it or hate it.

Most unexpected was in Vicksburg, Mississippi. They told us to have the local tamales. I thought they were joking. No, tamales is a thing down there. Good ole boys making tamales and frito pies out of a repurposed, old school filling gas station.
I've been down in that area before, dad was stationed in Keesler when he was in the Air Force. I remember the tamales and kool aid pickles for wierd foods. The thing I most remember was all of the lizards on the side of the trailer every morning.
 

limblips

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1 of the things we do each new place we travel to is talk to locals and find the must eat foods of the area.

Ima give you some advice in case you ever get to sample the cuisine in Iowa. Do not under any circumstances or threats partake of the pickled turkey gizzards in the grayish liquid behind the bar. Just trust me on this one.
 
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