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Stuckey’s

Stuckey’s

Last night we enjoyed our stay at Dam East-McNair Campground, near Carlyle, Illinois remembering our 2016 stay at Dam West, on the other end of the dam. So today's journey was a trek across the Illinois from just east of the Mississippi River to just over the Ohio...

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Time for a Break

Time for a Break

Today's journey isn't a long one. If we don't run into any traffic jams, driving time should be under three hours. Certainly we have time for a rest stop break. The search for geocaches took us past this Pollinator Habitat Zone. We successfully found two of three...

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Facedown with John Deere

Facedown with John Deere

On Lyons Station Road outside of New Haven KY we came face to face with John Deere. Not once but twice. This smaller one certainly takes up more than it's share of this two lane road but the first one, that we weren't quick enough to photograph, needed fully three...

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A View that Lincoln Knew

A View that Lincoln Knew

Feeling refreshed we continued our journey of understanding the young Lincoln at Knob Creek Farm. This was the location of Abe's first memories, when his father was fighting a legal battle to reclaim Sinking Creek Farm, where Thomas and Nancy took a bold stand against...

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Hodgenville Grille

Hodgenville Grille

After our midday adventures at Sinking Spring Farm in this July heat we were ready for some iced tea and a bite to eat. Yelp! led us to exactly the right place. The exterior of this place wasn't particularly inviting but once we walked through the doors everything was...

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Sinking Spring Farm

Sinking Spring Farm

Now sheltered by the Lincoln Birthplace Memorial is a historic log cabin much like the one in which Nancy Hanks Lincoln gave birth on February 12, 1809. She and her husband Thomas named their son after his grandfather Abraham. Although the family was forced to leave...

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Hot Fudge Cake

Hot Fudge Cake

A staple on the Frisch's dessert menu for decades, we both enjoy sweet memories of this decadent dessert. Today we broke camp in Grand Rivers after a five night stay and moved to the KOA in Shepherdsville KY south of Louisville. We took the opportunity to do a bit of...

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1850 Homeplace

1850 Homeplace

Step through the back doors of the welcome center and you are transported back one hundred sixty seven years to time before automobiles and tractors, before electricity and sewing machines. The 1850 Homeplace is a working farm and homestead featuring interpreters in...

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Land Between 

Land Between 

See History of Park Video For millennia it was the land between the rivers, bordered by the north flowing Tennessee and Cumberland Rivers. According to the ranger at the Land Between the Lakes North Welcome Center, the land was visited by Native Americans but because...

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Saturday in the Park

Saturday in the Park

It must have been the Eighth of July. We were traveling south along The Trace in Land Between the Lakes we saw a Corvette Caravan heading north.  There wasn't enough time to grab the camera but a web search yielded a YouTube video of a 2014 Corvette Caravan in much...

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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.