Heading southbound on the downward slope of our trip, we find ourselves at Hunting Island State Park, located north of Hilton Head Island. The drive into the town of Beaufort has us surrounded on all sides with salt marshes, pine trees and historic sites that celebrate the Gullah/Geechee culture of the area. Fresh seafood markets … More On the Hunt for Fun on the South Carolina & Georgia Shores
“Yea, one of these days, I’m gonna climb that there mountain.” Bet your thinking we’re in Alabama but no… straight up Mount Pilot North Carolina. Just past the Virginia line, we find ourselves dodging signs in Mt. Airy cautioning us of the high winds and the possibility of overturning vehicles. Needless to say, we were … More “You see that there mountain?”
Isn’t everything in life all about perspective? When we would tell people our plan to travel to the Shenandoah Valley, it would always be followed with a series of ooos and aahhhs. Adjectives like majestic, beautiful and gorgeous are words most use to describe our destination. But I wonder, is this going to be like … More What’s Your View of the Fireworks?
Grayson Highlands State Park didn’t earn its name for nothing, that’s for sure. High-lands is putting it mildly with Mt. Rodgers being Virginia’s highest point at over 5,100 ft. Absolutely beautiful country with winding roads that make traveling through the Great Smokey Mountains a cake walk. The park is expansive with gorgeous picnic areas, miles … More Why Doesn’t Anyone Ever Talk About the Beauty of Southwest Virginia?
Moccasin Creek State Park, arguably, our favorite spot thus far. Now don’t get me wrong, winding roads through the Chattahoochee National Forest does make for a somewhat nauseous drive and then compound that with the rainstorms. It would make it seem as if the trip was a wash, but the campground and hiking in the … More Finding Wadley Lipple Wickle 😉
About 5 hours north of our Florida stop, we find ourselves in the teeny tiny town of Reidsville, Georgia. What’s nearby? Not a whole lot. But the park, Gordonia Alatamaha, not unlike the other Georgia State Parks we’ve been to in the past, is really beautiful. We stake out our spot directly on the lake … More North Georgia Bound
This year’s summer vacay, planned for one full month, has us headed north to the Shenandoah Valley in Virginia. Having taken the now traditional steps of planning our trip during our Christmas break, our trusty navigator and his Uncle Cesar check out the first leg of the trip on the road atlas prior to us … More A Month-Long Trip Starts with a Gamble