Campgrounds

Wrap Up – Our Year in Review

Well, we made it back to our home in Kentucky a little over a week ago. With our year(ish) adventure at an end, it is time to reflect on and wrap-up some of the statistics about the trip and answer some of the questions we have been asked. First, let’s look at some statistics: Number …

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Cloudland Canyon State Park

It seems that every time we have two days to explore a place, one of those days is rainy and a complete washout.  That was today in Cloudland Canyon State Park in northwestern Georgia.  Luckily, we knew the forecast, so yesterday we were able to check out a couple of the overlooks and hike to …

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Manatee Springs State Park

Everyone has heard about winter manatee viewing in Florida springs, but most of the time you hear about Silver Springs or Blue Springs.  We are sure those places are amazing, but they are also EXTREMELY difficult to get into, especially for folks like us who don’t plan months in advance.  Knowing that those places probably …

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Big Lagoon and Perdido Key

Continuing east, we have spent a couple of nights at Big Lagoon State Park.  This is a sister park to Perdido Key State Park, so our camping fee allowed us into both to explore and enjoy!  They are both small parks, and other than a couple of hiking trails, we feel like we got a …

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Ocean Springs, MS

The last few days have been spent in the Ocean Springs, MS area.  We are staying in the Davis Bayou Campground of the Gulf Islands National Seashore.  This is a really nice campground with paved sites that are all equipped with electric and water and there is a dump station on site, too, so we …

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Hot Springs National Park

In our effort to continue east, we spent only a few days in Oklahoma before continuing on into Arkansas where we spent a few days in Hot Springs. To get (partially) from Oklahoma to Hot Springs, we chose to travel the Talimena National Scenic Byway.  This is a 54 mile, two lane road between Talihina, …

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Oklahoma!

We weren’t going to do a post from here, but we have stumbled on one of the greatest museums we have ever had the pleasure of visiting, so we couldn’t skip doing at least a quick post! Before we get to the museum, though, we spent Thanksgiving in Shamrock, TX.  We enjoyed some time in …

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Palo Duro Canyon

Slowly, slowly we continue to push east.  We are currently in northern Texas, near Amarillo, and spent the day today at Palo Duro Canyon State Park. According to the state park website, Palo Duro is the second largest canyon system in the United States, though it doesn’t specify in what way.  Is it the second …

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Jemez River Area

We recently spent a couple of nights at the Vista Linda Campground near Jemez Springs, NM.  This is a small, quiet campground that sits right alongside the Jemez River and is framed by some gorgeous cliffs.  There are only 13 or 14 sites here, but they are all large, paved, and some even have really …

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El Malpais National Monument

We are still in western New Mexico and our day today was spent at El Malpais National Monument.  This is a large national monument that would best be explored in two or three days, but we only had one, so we did our best.  Part of the problem we encountered is that we are staying …

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