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Fort Davis National Historic Site

Fort Davis National Historic Site

For Introductory Video, Click Here Along our way from Stillwell Store just north of Big Bend to Van Horn RV Park in west of Texas, we detoured off the fastest route for a few of miles to visit Fort Davis National Historic Site. This was an impromptu stop. We'd spotted...

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Ocmulgee Mounds

Ocmulgee Mounds

Ocmulgee Mounds National Historic Park has been a place of human habitation for 12,000-17,000 years. The first peoples here alongside the Ocmulgee (oak-muhl -ghee) River near what is now Macon, Georgia, were Paleo-Indians - big game hunters just after the last ice...

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Congaree National Park

Congaree National Park

Visitors Center Video - click here It's about slowing down, hiking or paddling, listening, pondering and evaluating priorities. Congaree National Park invites you to do all that. It’s an interactive park that was voted #1 national park by readers of USAToday for...

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Augmented Cahokia

Augmented Cahokia

On our first visit to Cahokia Mounds State Park near Collinsville, Illinois, across the river from St Louis, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, we were so impressed with the importance of this site we chose to join the Cahokia Mounds Museum Society to support ongoing...

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Effigy Mounds National Monument

Effigy Mounds National Monument

Effigy Mounds Video The 10:30AM Ranger led Fire Point Hike at Effigy Mounds National Monument near Harper's Ferry, Iowa was well worth the effort to leave our campsite early this morning. Located adjacent to Iowa's section of the Great River Road overlooking the...

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Historic Fort Snelling

Historic Fort Snelling

Today’s adventure yielded so much more than we ever expected even from a Minnesota Historical Society site. The human history at what became Fort Snelling here at the confluence of the Minnesota and the Mississippi Rivers began at least 10,000 years ago according to...

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The Falls of St Anthony

The Falls of St Anthony

Despite misgivings about venturing into the traffic of a metropolitan area, we headed into the heart of Minneapolis, Minnesota. After finding a garage parking site (We love the ParkMobile app) and breakfasting at the nearby Farmers Kitchen + Bar, we walked the short...

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Bemidji, First City on the Mississippi

Bemidji, First City on the Mississippi

Today we begin our exploration of the Mississippi River along The Great River Road. Actually we've been fascinated by the great river from Lake Itasca, the Mississippi Headwaters in northern Minnesota to Destrehan Plantation near New Orleans, we've visited quite a few...

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Spirit Mound

Spirit Mound

In search of more information about the history of this area we visited the headquarter of the Missouri National Recreational River in Yankton, South Dakota and talked with a ranger. Following that conversation we headed half an hour east to Spirit Mound Historic...

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Mead Cultural Center

Mead Cultural Center

Cottonwood Campground, a COE campground at the foot of Gavins Point Dam between Lewis & Clark Lake and Yankton Lake just a few miles from the town of Yankton in southeastern South Dakota is our home for three nights. It's just across the Missouri River from...

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Planning a trip? Dreaming of travel? Perhaps some of our adventures could inspire yours! Over the last several years we’ve had the distinct pleasure of many cross country journeys traveling though the Lower 48 in tents and our various teardrop campers as well as an amazing Alaska adventure that did not involve a camper.

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Arctic Circle Ceremony

Arctic Circle Ceremony

After a few days of exploration in the realm of the Arctic Circle, we aboard the Jewel of the Seas celebrated with a Blue Nose Ceremony and will receive Arctic Crossing Certificates!

Magerøya Island

Magerøya Island

We made it to the Top of the World, or at least the northernmost land mass in Europe, Magerøya Island. On our coach tour we learned much about the natural history and the cultures of this starkly beautiful place.