What's The Best State To Drive Across?

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Yesterday, we unleashed negativity on the worst states to drive across. It's time for Ohioans to come to defense of their homeland. What's the best state to drive across?

With 50 to chose from, plus a few territories, we select the great state of Montana. Though you can no longer drive at a "reasonable and prudent" speed, the limit is still a high 75 MPH and the highway patrolmen are still sparse. But it's not just about the speed. There's also the scenery. Steinbeck, in Travels With Charley, had this to say:

"I'm in love with Montana. For other states I have admiration, respect, recognition, even some affection. But with Montana it is love. And it's difficult to analyze love when you' re in it... Montana seems to me to be what a small boy would think Texas is like from hearing Texans."

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The entire Pacific coast. Start in Southern California and take Highway 1. Then follow Highway 101 all the way up to Washington and trace the Puget Sound. You will never see such sights anywhere in the U.S. It will take a while, but it will be worth it for the sheer beauty and pure driving enjoyment on some of the best windy roads I know.