cross-posted from: https://lemmy.world/post/13932170

This will have been drawn from the work of Erin Reed Though its worth noting her only firm, DO NOT TRAVEL, so far, is florida. Though the rest are of course still dangerous.

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    Let’s be honest: Is there anything worth visiting in those missing states, anyway? Sure, Disney World is in Florida, but have you ever been to Florida? It sucks. Hot and humid as shit. Rains every single day at about 5pm. Gators and Floridians everywhere… Even the magic of Disney doesn’t outweigh all that.

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      172 months ago

      Cajun food is great. Basically, southern food in general is good. You can’t get boiled peanuts up north. Besides food? Not really.

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              my buddys been to an old southern bbq restaurant a handful of times. he says its either the best bbq youve ever had or the driest shit on earth 😂 and its not even a different location

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            Well, but you have an international airport close by, a major mall, rent’s in the mail, and you can always find a parking space. Women out number the men two to one and there’s parks and zoos and… Shhh.

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        52 months ago

        Do you know how easy it is making boiled peanuts?

        Its literally just peanuts boiled in salty water forever

        Super easy in a slowcooker or even a regular pot

        You can have them whenever and wherever you want

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          Note: the above is talking about raw peanuts, which are very hard to find up north. Doing this to a bag of roasted peanuts will make you very sad.

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            12 months ago

            Ok fair point. Raw peanuts arent too hard to find here down south. There is a farmers market grocery store by me that i can get them delivered from

            I did try it with roasted peanuts the first time and like… it technically worked but raw peanuts turn out way better

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        52 months ago

        Eh Maryland, and Baltimore in particular has everything from grits to chowders. If you’re thinking about a crawfish boil/stew/gumbo, they have those too, and the superior crab version.

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          12 months ago

          I agree the crab is better, but not the Cajun food. I’ve lived in Alabama and NoVA and there’s a large difference. I’ve also lived in southern VA and SC, and they’re all different. Each have benefits, but real Cajun is special.

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            Ah well we’ll have to disagree then. I grew up in Maryland and for my money the food is the best in the world.

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              22 months ago

              I don’t believe that any food is the best in the world. Everywhere does something better than somewhere else. That’s what makes the world great.

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        Cant get boiled peanuts up north

        Canned or fresh? Because I can buy them canned. I wouldn’t but the option is there!

        But I do agree the food is good. Southern and Cajun both. Also Creole.

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          22 months ago

          I’ve done canned. They fill a hole that I miss, but fresh is special.

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      Wyoming and Montana have absolutely amazing mountains. I say that as someone who lives in the third best mountains state. They have mountains as good as ours but without as many people in them.

      Alaska is simply amazing, one of the best places I’ve ever been in the summer. I can’t wait to go again.

      Otherwise nah fuck that shit

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      Atlanta has cool stuff like conventions. Savannah’s city center part is a nice place. Ohio has some really big events. I can’t think of any other reasons to go

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      Parks. Yellowstone, the Grand Canyon, the Everglades, that sort of thing. Some truly spectacular nature.

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        62 months ago

        it’s the better one given how shit FL is these days and they don’t got a Disney California Adventure Park either

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        Yeah, Utah has Arches, Canyonlands, Zion; Wyoming has Yellowstone and Devil’s Tower, Montana has Glacier… And I know I’m leaving out a ton. I hate Utah’s theocracy, but the landscapes are mesmerizing. Everyone should get to see those wonders without fearing a lynching.

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      Spent a cumulative 5 or 6 hours driving in Florida. I saw orange groves, retirement communities, trailer parks, and barren highway. THAT’S IT. Hell, I was hungry coming off the plane and decided to pick something up on the way to where I was going 90 minutes away. I did not see a single food place. That’s unheard of in civilized states.