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« Reply #75 on: September 18, 2007, 11:18:48 am »

I'm throwing Essex, NY out there again and possibly Warren, NY

I drove through Essex and Warren (and Clinton) when I went to Montreal a few years ago. Its a very remote area by regional standards. Its the only time in my life I ever used cruise control on my car.

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Herkimer County, NY
Androscoggin, Maine
Ocean, NJ
Sussex, DE
Wicomio and Worcester, MD
Accomack and Northampton, VA
New Hanover, NC
Beaufort, SC
Monroe, FL

As you can see, I rarely leave the East Coast. I've only been west of the Appalachians 3 times.

I've been to Beaufort, Ocean, Androscoggin (white-water rafting!) and Sussex.
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« Reply #76 on: September 18, 2007, 12:48:02 pm »

I've driven through Dawson on GA 53, driving up to Elijay.

I think I've never been to Fannin. Not sure.

Have you ever been to Barrow County, Clay? I've always been curious as to what my hometown is like from the perspective of an outsider.

What was your impression of Dawson?  There's not a whole lot here.

Yep, I've been to Winder many times actually.  My sister and brother-in-law used to live there and I'd visit a lot.  I thought it was a nice enough place.  It's been a few years now, but I remember thinking that it seemed like a really small but cool city.  And driving through downtown Winder (I think it was downtown anyway...).  There were a bunch of businesses and restaurants and stuff right off the street and not adequate parking.  But there was this one sandwich and bar type place that was really good.

I also go to Monroe a lot, which I think is like right next to Winder, isn't it?  I'm really not sure, but I know it's pretty close anyway.  And it's real close to Athens too.  But my sister lives there now, as well as my grandparents, so I go quite often.

BTW, Fannin Co is where Blue Ridge is.  It's north GA, bordering with TN.  I have another set of grandparents who live there and I'm up there all the time.
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« Reply #77 on: September 18, 2007, 03:55:23 pm »

I've driven through Dawson on GA 53, driving up to Elijay.

I think I've never been to Fannin. Not sure.

Have you ever been to Barrow County, Clay? I've always been curious as to what my hometown is like from the perspective of an outsider.

What was your impression of Dawson?  There's not a whole lot here.

Yep, I've been to Winder many times actually.  My sister and brother-in-law used to live there and I'd visit a lot.  I thought it was a nice enough place.  It's been a few years now, but I remember thinking that it seemed like a really small but cool city.  And driving through downtown Winder (I think it was downtown anyway...).  There were a bunch of businesses and restaurants and stuff right off the street and not adequate parking.  But there was this one sandwich and bar type place that was really good.

I also go to Monroe a lot, which I think is like right next to Winder, isn't it?  I'm really not sure, but I know it's pretty close anyway.  And it's real close to Athens too.  But my sister lives there now, as well as my grandparents, so I go quite often.

BTW, Fannin Co is where Blue Ridge is.  It's north GA, bordering with TN.  I have another set of grandparents who live there and I'm up there all the time.

To be honest, I don't remember much of Dawson. It was several years back and my dad decided to take a different route up to Elijay. If I recall, I was actually reading a book through the whole county.

And yeah, there's not much parking in the downtown area at all; though I've heard there's going to be a parking garage built at some point in the future. By the way- sandwich and bar type place in downtown? Loco's, maybe? I love that place.

And Monroe is only 20 minutes down GA 11. I've got several friends down there, and I had some family living there at one point.

I could be wrong, but didn't you live in Dahlonega at one point? That's a nice place.
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« Reply #78 on: September 19, 2007, 09:05:25 am »

To be honest, I don't remember much of Dawson. It was several years back and my dad decided to take a different route up to Elijay. If I recall, I was actually reading a book through the whole county.

And yeah, there's not much parking in the downtown area at all; though I've heard there's going to be a parking garage built at some point in the future. By the way- sandwich and bar type place in downtown? Loco's, maybe? I love that place.

And Monroe is only 20 minutes down GA 11. I've got several friends down there, and I had some family living there at one point.

I could be wrong, but didn't you live in Dahlonega at one point? That's a nice place.

Loco's, that was it.

No, I've never lived in Dahlonega, but it's real close to me.  I used to live in Snellville...all my life really until just a couple years ago...in Gwinnett County.
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« Reply #79 on: February 09, 2011, 08:04:27 am »

BUMP. This seemed interesting.

How about Cherry County, Nebraska?
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« Reply #80 on: February 09, 2011, 08:27:41 am »

Lots of places in Sweden, obviously Wink (anything Johan hasn't visited). Has anyone else been to Mauritius, Curacao, Bonair, Marsa Alam or Chengdu?

Has any of the British posters been to, say, Reading? I'm guessing some of the Germans must have been to Münster and Düsseldorf.

What else? Helsinki, Bratislava and Split are places a bit off-ish in countries from which we don't have posters. Riga is another such place.
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« Reply #81 on: February 09, 2011, 08:40:20 am »

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Lots of places in Sweden, obviously Wink (anything Johan hasn't visited). Has anyone else been to Mauritius, Curacao, Bonair, Marsa Alam or Chengdu?

Never been to Sweden, unfortunately Smiley

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I'm guessing some of the Germans must have been to Münster and Düsseldorf.

More times than I count.

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What else? Helsinki, Bratislava and Split are places a bit off-ish in countries from which we don't have posters. Riga is another such place.

Been to Bratislava a couple of times. None of the others though.
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« Reply #82 on: February 09, 2011, 12:14:48 pm »

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Lots of places in Sweden, obviously Wink (anything Johan hasn't visited). Has anyone else been to Mauritius, Curacao, Bonair, Marsa Alam or Chengdu?

Never been to Sweden, unfortunately Smiley

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I'm guessing some of the Germans must have been to Münster and Düsseldorf.

More times than I count.

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What else? Helsinki, Bratislava and Split are places a bit off-ish in countries from which we don't have posters. Riga is another such place.

Been to Bratislava a couple of times. None of the others though.


You should visit and become the second Atlasian to meet me. Wink
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« Reply #83 on: February 09, 2011, 12:17:19 pm »

Ok, so here's the list so far. I will try and maintain it and may even add places suggested by others...

Lots of places in Sweden, obviously
Mauritius,
Curacao,
Bonair,
Marsa Alam
Chengdu?

Helsinki,
Split
Riga

Tarikere Taluk

Nantlle Valley
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« Reply #84 on: February 09, 2011, 12:27:52 pm »

Long time ago, but I've been to Reading. More the point a (sadly I guess we must say former) poster used to live there.
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« Reply #85 on: February 09, 2011, 12:49:20 pm »

I would hope that noone here besides me has vactioned in Tarikere Taluk.
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« Reply #86 on: February 09, 2011, 01:05:55 pm »

Long time ago, but I've been to Reading. More the point a (sadly I guess we must say former) poster used to live there.

Really? Who?
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« Reply #87 on: February 09, 2011, 01:11:36 pm »

Not a county, but has anyone else here ever been to the Nantlle Valley?

Long time ago, but I've been to Reading. More the point a (sadly I guess we must say former) poster used to live there.

Really? Who?

Peter, though I don't think for all that long.
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« Reply #88 on: February 09, 2011, 01:19:10 pm »

Not a county, but has anyone else here ever been to the Nantlle Valley?

Long time ago, but I've been to Reading. More the point a (sadly I guess we must say former) poster used to live there.

Really? Who?

Peter, though I don't think for all that long.

Right, I should have realized that you must have been referring to him.
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« Reply #89 on: February 09, 2011, 01:28:24 pm »

     Don't think there are any. I was going to say part of the stretch of counties between San Francisco & Pollock Pines, but then I remembered that Xahar has also been that way.
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« Reply #90 on: February 09, 2011, 01:42:23 pm »

Cumberland Co., TN (unless memphis was there)
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« Reply #91 on: February 09, 2011, 01:46:30 pm »

Not a county, but has anyone else here ever been to the Nantlle Valley?

Technically yes, but that was before you and I were born.

Seriously.
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« Reply #92 on: February 09, 2011, 01:58:49 pm »

Washington County, Texas
Grimes County, Texas (maybe you've driven through, but have you stopped?)
Republic County, Kansas

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« Reply #93 on: February 09, 2011, 02:17:51 pm »

Washington County, Texas
Grimes County, Texas (maybe you've driven through, but have you stopped?)
Republic County, Kansas



Wow, I feel bad for you.
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« Reply #94 on: February 09, 2011, 02:20:52 pm »

Washington County, Texas
Grimes County, Texas (maybe you've driven through, but have you stopped?)
Republic County, Kansas



Wow, I feel bad for you.

Two weddings.
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« Reply #95 on: February 09, 2011, 02:22:43 pm »

Washington County, Texas
Grimes County, Texas (maybe you've driven through, but have you stopped?)
Republic County, Kansas



Wow, I feel bad for you.

Two weddings.

Ugh.....even worse.  Better you than us Smiley
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« Reply #96 on: February 09, 2011, 03:12:09 pm »

Strictly speaking not a county, but, this place.
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« Reply #97 on: February 09, 2011, 03:19:11 pm »

Except for maybe OKUSA, Mechaman, and maybe CPT MikeyMike when he was stationed at Ft Sill (Lawton, Oklahoma), I've been to Cimarron, Texas, and Beaver Counties in Oklahoma (aka the Oklahoma Panhandle) as well as Harper County, Oklahoma (Buffalo, Laverne which is the county adjacent to the Oklahoma Panhandle).  Possibly Union County, New Mexico may count, too (the Northeastern most county in New Mexico between I-25 to the Oklahoma Panhandle)
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« Reply #98 on: February 09, 2011, 03:31:29 pm »

US counties I've been to which others may not:
Lamoille, VT
Franklin, VT
Washington, VT
Jefferson, NY
Essex, NY
Warren, NY

Places in Canada:
Rawdon, QC and a bunch of small towns nearby such as St. Donat, Ste. Emilie de l'Energie, St. Felix de Valois etc
Montmagny, QC
St. Jean-Port Joli, QC

Random places in France:
Crozon
Landudec
Ploufragan
canton of Maure de Bretagne

And presumably a few places in Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Qatar and Oman.
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« Reply #99 on: February 09, 2011, 03:33:14 pm »

Not a county, but has anyone else here ever been to the Nantlle Valley?

Technically yes, but that was before you and I were born.

Seriously.

I like than answer and think it wins the thread. Or loses it. Either way, you know.
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