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Got laid off on Friday

I got laid off on Friday. So, I'm going to take a road trip out of Ohio down to Texas and back up through Colorado, because I love this country and want to see more of it. I'm 25, not married and don't have any kids yet. Any sight-seeing suggestions? Maybe I'll make a stop at the Bundy Ranch? I'm going to bring my bible and the constitution/declaration of independence with me.

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Congratulations and have fun!

I have been to 49 of 50 states and there are wonderful places everywhere. It is often the little places and the people you find along the way that are the best.

One of the most amazing things is driving across the plains. I would like to walk across them someday.

Happy trails to you.

Happy Travels

Hope you find what your looking for

I believe in Hope & Change..I Hope the government will Change
Spindale-Rutherford County-North Carolina

Thank you

Thank you

Bryce Canyon

I've been to Devil's Tower and it's great. I've been to the Badlands mentioned below and it's great. I was at Sturgis SD when it had its Motorcycle Rally and that was fun but PACKED! Went to Custer State Park SD and had one of the most spiritual experiences of my life so that was great. Been to the highest peak in the Rockies outside of Boulder, CO and that was great.
But none of them compares to Bryce Canyon in my eyes or heart. I can go through every place I've been from the Palenque ruins in Mexico to the Elephanta Caves in India to our own beloved Grand Canyon and Painted Desert but none, as far as I'm concerned, can steal your heart like Bryce Canyon does.
Go there, please.

If Tyranny and Oppression come to this land, it will be in the guise of fighting a foreign enemy.
James Madison

Durango, Colorado

Is as picturesque a town as you can find, and has a rich history.

"Hence, naturally enough, my symbol for Hell is something like the bureaucracy of a police state or the office of a thoroughly nasty business concern." ~~C.S. Lewis
Love won! Deliverance from Tyranny is on the way! Col. 2:13-15

Yes! I lived there for many years.Take the Train!

Durango and the surrounding area is truly beautiful.
I highlly recommend taking a ride on the Durango Silverton Narrow Guage Railroad!

The thrill of a lifetime!
From following the lazy Animas River valley, to the hair raising switchbacks and cliff hangers; it is a trip through history and an amazing journey!

Check it out!


Enjoy your trip!
Don't forget to share the adventure with us as you travel!
Be safe. Have a great time!

Defend Liberty.

America Rising.
The Constitution Stands.

"That the pen is mightier than the sword would be proven false; if I should take my sword and cut off the hand that holds the pen" - American Nomad


Most of the national parks are absolutely majestic and breath taking in their own right.

Here's a small vid on my motorcycle ride along the GOING TO THE SUN ROAD in Glacier.


May peace always be your journey

oh yeah!

been there, done that.
good memories :-)

Anywhere in Montana gets my vote.

God's country- at least in the summer. :-) That road is spectacular.

Why not check out AZ?

I-10 across Texas is mythic in itself. There is no way to describe what streight and flat is until you do that. Cranking across NM from there and into AZ gets you ready for some serious lunar landscape action. Picking up I-17 North in Phoenix (without stopping, no reason to), you go from low desert with the John-Wayne movie cacti to high desert as you gain about 4500 feet altitude. A whip into Prescott has you in tall mountain pine forest. Then it's "over the hill" into Sedona whith it's famed red rocks and spires and plateaus. I'll show you the best swimming spots there.

Colorado will look outright boring after that.

My humble abode is on that route, you are more than welcome to swing by for a couple days.

Be brave, be brave, the Myan pilot needs no aeroplane.

Beautiful Badlands


"I, __________, do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic."


There is no duration defined in the Oath

Heading back to oregon from indiana

Ill be taking the norther route through S. Dakota and I plan on going through these. Haven't been here in probably about 12 years but what i remember was the landscape looked out of this world.

Paha Sapa


"I, __________, do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic."


There is no duration defined in the Oath

Go to ANY NATIONAL PARK and you will not be



Wisconsin is beautiful this time of year

See the Dells and Door County, and for some wilderness, go to Lake Superior and the U.P.

I can help

If you got a truck/van and some tools and don't mind getting your hands dirty working mostly outside, I can get you working in just about any part of the country making decent money.


Would you mind

PMing me this info?

Be brave, be brave, the Myan pilot needs no aeroplane.


What's up there ?

"Politics ought to be the part-time profession of every citizen who would protect the rights and privileges of free men."

Dwight D. Eisenhower

Not really a secret

I'm an installer of satellite internet. It pays pretty well. Installing satellite television is more common work but pays somewhat less. Still, with putting in a good week's worth of work, you can make $1000 or more, depending on the area but it's fairly consistent across the country. The pay is piece rate, which basically means you are paid by the task. For example, installing a 1-room system pays less than installing a 4-room system.

The best way to get started would be to check your local Craigslist under the jobs category or more specifically Skilled Trades. I would recommend installing DirecTV over DISH network as the work is easier and DISH is constantly moving the goalposts for installers as far as what is satisfactory work. Many places will train new people as long as they can meet the requirements. If you can't find anything on Craigslist, PM your zip code and I can check some resources and see what's available. Also, if you find work, let me know what they are willing to pay and I can tell you if you are getting the shaft or not as far as what is common in the trade.

It gets pretty busy in the summer with many places offering 6 day a week schedules.


I did the same thing

for years. It's tough, but ultimately worth it. Good luck and if your travels take you to New Hampshire, I'm sure at least a few DP folks up here would be willing to help you out.

A signature used to be here!

How do afford it?

How do you afford the traveling, gas expenses, hotel expenses (?), eating meals out, etc., when you have no money coming in?

I have money saved of from

I have money saved of from when I was working. I made a decent salary as a structural engineer and living in a modest, single apartment with no kids.



it can be done cheaply

I know, I did a similar thing when I was young and unemployed. Hopefully they were prudent and saved some money while they had a job. Why have a job if not to travel? :-)

Camping is a wonderful way to experience things and cheap. Also, check out Airbnb.com. Stay with family and friends and DPers en route. Also, food is cheap if you don't eat out.

92 corolla

I can get up to 40 mpg in this car. Just have to drive smart (dont accelerate fast, Enjoy the ride) and watch the tire pressure.

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All good things

come from the destruction or habits of life.

James Madison

Oh yes!

The Rockies! There are four places to see before you die, all being on the west coast: the Grand Canyon, the Rockies, YellowStone National Park (Wyoming), and the Red Woods (Northern California). One place specificly in the Rockies to visit is Vail! Especially during the winter, it's the most beautiful (like something off a christmas card). Since I could walk I've been traveling. When my grandparents retired, they purchased a motor home and traveled, and would always take me with them during my summer vacations. :)

i envy you

take pictures!!

Of course :)

Of course :)