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More Hiking, More Pickleball and a Great Thanksgiving

We are continuing to have a great time in Cottonwood.  We have had more pickle ball players arrive at the campground and now we have 12+ people playing each morning.  Playing pickle ball has allowed us to meet so many … Continue reading

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27 hours in Utah-2 National Parks, 1 National Monument and 1 National Forest

We decided to book ourselves for 4 nights in Hurricane, Utah on the way to Las Vegas.  After 3 days here we wished we had booked 7.  We are staying at the St. George KOA for $10 per night using … Continue reading

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Donnell Pond Public Reserve Lands- an escape from the “free park day” crowds

The weather was cold and rainy yesterday so we were ready to head into the park for a day of adventure.  What we didn’t know was that it was Public Lands Day and admission to Acadia National Park was free. … Continue reading

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Way Down East- Escaping The Crowds

Summer is definitely peak season, but don’t be fooled into thinking there will not be crowds in Acadia in fall.  Fall is a great time to visit Acadia and I think lots of people have learned that.  The weather is … Continue reading

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North Conway- hiking, floating, biking and shopping

One of our favorite places to go locally is North Conway, NH.  This is one town that really has it all.  There is hiking, kayaking, tubing, shopping and scenic drives.  

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Camden Hills State Park

Last Friday afternoon I came home from another very long week at work and told John I was ready for a camping trip.  Trying to score a camping site (without a reservation) in a Maine state park on a beautiful … Continue reading

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Petrified Forest National Park

A trip to the Petrified Forest National Park was a last minute decision for us. We knew it was going to be about a 2.5-3 hour ride each way from Cottonwood Arizona but we figured with an early start we … Continue reading

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Acadia N.P.- Sight Seeing by vehicle

There are many sights you can see by driving through Acadia National Park.  The park loop road and Cadillac Mountain are probably the 2 most popular.  You can take the park bus to see the park loop road.  The best … Continue reading

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My Favorite Travel Apps

I can’t imagine traveling without my smart phone.  It was instrumental in helping us plan our stops, where to stay, what to do and where to fuel up.  I know quite a few people laughed at the size of my … Continue reading

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A Data Diet

This last week we have really tried to slow things down knowing we are going to be here in Palm Springs until January 12th.  It has actually been really nice to not run off site seeing every day.  The weather … Continue reading

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