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Reunited with Redford

Reunited with Redford

While we were partying at Tween Creeks, our Redford our trusty red Ford F-150 was in the shop in Waynesville, NC. Even as we were finishing up with the after party clean-up at the vacation rental technicians were finishing up the trifecta of repairs that the truck...

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Transfer to Tween Creeks

Transfer to Tween Creeks

Since Redford, our 2016 Ford F-150 is in the shop for a week we were fortunate that Jim, a dear friend and fellow T@B owner offered to hitch Bell@, our T@B 400 to his truck and deliver her to our next stop. It turned out to be not quite seamless. Jim's trailer has the...

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Maggie Valley

Maggie Valley

Our twelve night stay in Maggie Valley, North Carolina is coming to a close. It's been a delightful stay at Hillbilly Creekside Campground on Site #3 backed up immediately adjacent to Campbell Creek. We've watched the occasional fisherman wading in the stream and a...

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Craft, Cocktails, and Jazz in Greensboro

Craft, Cocktails, and Jazz in Greensboro

It's been a delightful quick trip to Greensboro, North Carolina. We stayed as driveway guests with Steve & Mary, our former neighbors. Through the years we've enjoyed many a wine evening, dinners at one another's homes, long delightful conversations, and as pod...

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Harvest Hosts Holiday Weekend

Harvest Hosts Holiday Weekend

It's a strange feeling to be traveling this weekend from the North Carolina Outer Banks into Tidewater Virginia. Traditionally we have not had to worry about having campground reservations for Memorial Day weekend but knowing that most campgrounds would be full to...

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The Wright Brothers Memorial

The Wright Brothers Memorial

Remembering how much we learned and how much we enjoyed the visit to the Wright Brothers National Memorial at Manteo, North Carolina when were here with our young family in 1986, we decided that despite the Memorial Day weekend traffic on the North Carolina's Outer...

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The Battle of New Bern

The Battle of New Bern

One historic site in the New Bern area that we had not been aware of before our visit is the New Bern Battlefield Park, owned and maintained by the New Bern Historical Society. The park's acreage preserves a significant portion of the land where in March 1862 Union...

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Tryon Palace

Tryon Palace

Once considered to be the finest building in the American Colonies, Tryon Palace was constructed between 1767 and 1770 during the reign of King George III to be the seat of government and home to the family of the Royal Governor of the Colony of North Carolina. After...

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Birthplace of Pepsi

Birthplace of Pepsi

In truth neither one us had much pondered the history of Pepsi Cola before our first visit to New Bern, North Carolina in 2014 but the fact that we'd have the opportunity to visit the Birthplace of Pepsi was one of the reasons for our return to this historic town....

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Misty Morning Ostrich Ranch

Misty Morning Ostrich Ranch

What a delight to awaken to the sounds of a rooster heralding the morning, the sight of horses grazing outside our camper, and memories of last night’s experience of helping candle and place ostrich eggs into the incubator as well as getting up close and personal with...

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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.