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  • Day 300

    Today makes 300 days of living in our little mobile house. To date:  25,000 miles driven  38 States visited 50 Campgrounds 22 US National Parks & 1 Canadian one  26 Museums  3 Zoos 2 Oceans 1 Gulf  & 1 Great Lake  39 family members visited  46 friends visited + their 30 kids  7 times that […]

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  • Welcome to New England

    Connecticut/Rhode Island/Massachusetts April 30-May 5 So we seemed to have accidentally discovered the most beautiful part of New Jersey, and then one of the ugliest parts of Connecticut.  The surrounding area wasn’t ugly at all, but we booked a campground that was an expansive property that mostly hosted mobile homes, or permanent RV sites where […]

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  • Gettysburg

    Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal. Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that nation, or any nation so conceived and so dedicated, can long endure. We […]

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  • Washington, D.C.

    Fort Belvoir, VA April 10-17 Before we left on this adventure, Sunny had a few things that she definitely wanted to see: The Grand Canyon, the Statue of Liberty, and the Big Spike. On our first day in the D.C. area we explored Mt. Vernon with Jack and Aunt Amanda.  I had visited this place […]

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  • Chincoteague Island

    Chincoteague Island, Virginia April 6-10 In preparation for visiting Chincoteague Island, I read Misty of Chincoteague to the girls. And I’m glad we read it, because the Misty book series is definitely the island’s claim to fame. If you are a Misty fan, there are references from the book all over town – our campground […]

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  • First Landing State Park

    Virginia Beach & Jamestown, Virginia Currituck, North Carolina April 3 – 6 First Landing State Park had a beautiful campground right on the Virginia Coast, very near (as the name would imply) the place where the voyageurs of the Virginia Company first set foot on American soil in 1607.  We’ve had the opportunity to enjoy several different […]

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  • Asheville

    Asheville, North Carolina March 25 – 30 Asheville lived up to its reputation. The downtown was a wonderful eclectic jumble of art galleries, book shops, coworking spaces, coffee shops that transform into cocktail bars at 5pm, wig shops, street art, stores that just sell just yarn and knitting supplies, and brew pubs for days. One […]

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  • Great Smoky Mountains

    Cherokee, North Carolina March 22-25 As we’ve travelled across the states the scenery has definitely changed, as well as the culture. It’s hard for me to pinpoint exactly what is different in each place because it’s usually just a million tiny things. Sometimes it’s differences in grocery store selections, like only 2 options for coffee but […]

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  • Tennessee

    Memphis: March 14-16 Nashville: March 16- 22 Our launch back onto the open road had a rough start – not figuratively, only literally. The interstate across eastern Arkansas and into Memphis was SO BUMPY that we had a couple of new surprises awaiting us inside the trailer. In Memphis we camped at a State Park and read […]

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  • Life In & Out of Arkansas

    Russellville, Arkansas December 17, 2016 – March 14, 2017 We arrived in time for my birthday mid-December, and we stayed long enough to see the earliest spring flowers bloom. The daffodils, the fruit trees, the purple henpecked flowers that my Aunt Cheryl says mean that it’s almost time to start mowing the lawn again, and […]

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  • Roadtrip!

    Arkansas-Mississippi-Alabama-Georgia-South Carolina-Florida-Alabama-Mississippi-Louisiana-Arkansas March 2-10 A road trip to Orlando.  That was our solution for these two opposing ideas – we wanted to be able to visit all of our siblings on this trip, including Brad’s sister Julie and her family who live in Orlando, Florida.  But we also didn’t want to use up the valuable weeks […]

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  • A Week in College Town

    February 8 – 16 Searcy, Arkansas I’m writing this post sipping a Valentine’s Day inspired espresso drink at Midnight Oil in Searcy, AR – the coffee shop that I frequently visited with friends during my college years to study, chat, listen to live music, and even complete pre-marital counseling homework with Brad during senior year. […]

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  • Trailer Damage

    I’ve put off writing this one.  It’s partly due to the fact that we’ve been so busy with family and friends in the last few months that I’ve gotten behind on sharing our stories.  But it’s also due to the fact that when it was fresh, I was in way too much emotional turmoil to […]