AMERICAN CIVIL WAR: the beginning and the end …

AMERICAN CIVIL WAR: the beginning and the end …

When traveling in the east, especially the southeastern portion of the United States, one would be hard-pressed not to come across a National Park or Historic Site of some sort commemorating the bloody history of America known as the American Civil War.  Such was the case for “Me and Mr. Jones” as we spent time exploring this part of the country.  And two of our favorite, if not the most meaningful spots, were the locations of the BEGINNING and the…

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“Smell My Feet” & Pumpkin Patches

“Smell My Feet” & Pumpkin Patches

Here in our RV Park – just steps from the sand – in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, I am surprisingly being reminded that it’s nearly Halloween!  The “I’m a Happy Camper” flags and “Everything’s Fun & Games until Somebody Loses a Wiener” banners are being replaced with pennants featuring pumpkins and scarecrows. Of course, I already knew it was right around the corner.  Everything these days is a limited edition pumpkin spice flavor – a sure sign we are headed…

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All you need is the plan, the road map, and the courage to press on to your destination. – Earl Nightingale

All you need is the plan, the road map, and the courage to press on to your destination. – Earl Nightingale

Planning our RV Destinations & Routes After nearly three years as full-time RVers – living our life on the road in RV Parks, Resorts and Campgrounds – we still get a big rush as we pull in front of a new park office to register and check in.  We made the reservation ourselves, so we know basically what to expect but there are many variables that contribute to the experience. Similar to any vacation that we used to embark on…

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The 4 Amazing Lighthouses of the OBX

The 4 Amazing Lighthouses of the OBX

All eyes are on the east coast today as Hurricane Florence bears down on Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia. This blog post is in honor of, or should I say, in DEFIANCE of Hurricane Florence.  Yes, she succeeded in running us off of Hatteras Island, but not before we had the opportunity to do what we came to do!  And that was to visit the four lighthouses scattered across the chain of barrier islands that make up the…

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Operation Overlord – DO NOT miss this!

Operation Overlord – DO NOT miss this!

While traveling the highways and byways of Virginia it would never be a great surprise to come across a monument or memorial commemorating a battle or hero of the Civil War.  Or even the Revolutionary War.  More surprising, however, is a National Monument tucked in the hills and alongside the Blue Ridge Parkway in honor of the D-Day Invasion of Normandy during World War II.  What, you might ask yourself, is the connection to this remote area of the United…

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My 5 Favorite things about The Great Smoky Mountains National Park

My 5 Favorite things about The Great Smoky Mountains National Park

We LOVE all of the National Parks in our wonderful USA and we never pass up an opportunity to explore one if in the vicinity.  Of all the National Parks that we have visited (nearly half of them) our favorite is The Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The Great Smoky Mountains National Park, located partially in Tennessee and partially in North Carolina, is the most visited park in the system of 58 parks and is the only park that is…

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5 FUN Things to do in Portland, Oregon – Part II

5 FUN Things to do in Portland, Oregon – Part II

As with so many cities in our wonderful and vast United States of America, often there are just too many amazing experiences to share in a single blog post.  Portland, Oregon is one such city! As promised in a previous post, here are 5 MORE things to see and do in Portland and the surrounding areas. First, we’ll start off within the Portland city limits, check out a couple things in the local environs, and then head to the coast for…

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My FAVORITE Paul Bunyan Statues in the USA!

My FAVORITE Paul Bunyan Statues in the USA!

I always find it interesting when you come across roadside attractions such as a really, big statue of something and the town or community where it resides makes the claim that it is the “biggest”!  Now, I totally understand superlatives.  I’m actually the worst at overusing them. (See what I did there?) Just look back through my blog posts and you’ll find that so many things I encounter are my “very favorite” or “the absolute best”.  But I’m okay with…

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