Category Archives: National Parks

Relaxing and Exploring History in Jacksonville, FL – November 2017

Pelican’s Roost in one of the more popular military RV parks in Florida and it is not easy to get a reserved site. We thought we might have a chance this early in the “snowbird” season, and were pleasantly surprised … Continue reading

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Pigeon Forge, TN – Dollywood and the Great Smokey Mountains – September 2017

Many of our stops are not intentional, in that they are not a chosen destination. Pigeon Forge happened to be on one of the possible routes from Michigan to North Carolina and the right distance from our last stop. As … Continue reading

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A Michigan Summer, Part One – June/July 2017

As I mentioned in an earlier post we have now camped in all of the fifty states. We are often asked what is our favorite place. We don’t have a favorite place, but I think we would both consider Michigan … Continue reading

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Have You Ever Seen the Old Man of the Mountain? – Franconia Notch State Park, NH, May 2017

This spring our plan was to complete our goal to camp in all 50 states. That is what brought us to New Hampshire and Franconia Notch State Park. Franconia Notch is a scenic mountain pass, traversed by a parkway winding … Continue reading

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The Freedom Trail and the Battle Road, Boston, MA – May 2017

This was our third trip to the Boston area. The last time we were here for three weeks and did a thorough job of exploring the sights.  We had explored Boston, but we had not walked the Freedom Trail. The … Continue reading

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Exploring the Birthplace of the United States – Philadelphia – May 2017

There is SO much to see in Philadelphia, where do I start? Our daughter, Elisabeth, drove up from Raleigh to join us.  We had done some research while we were still in Raleigh so we were pretty prepared.  We had … Continue reading

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Mansions and Wild Horses, Cumberland Island, GA – March 2017

The Cumberland Island National Seashore is the largest, southernmost barrier island on the Georgia coast, and has been inhabited for thousands of years.  There is evidence of the early Timucuan tribes and early Spanish settlers, but their locations on the … Continue reading

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