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Days 16 & 17: Yorktown, Williamsburg, Jamestown

We woke up, showered, and packed up our camping supplies. We drove a little over an hour to the Yorktown Battlefield Visitor Center where we watched a film before doing a CD guided auto tour. We enjoyed learning about the Siege of Yorktown and just how important it was to winning the war. We ate lunch at …

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Day 15: Nauticus & U.S.S. Wisconsin in Norfolk, VA

We woke up and decided that because we had such a fun night in the raging storm, we would stay another one! The rain and wind were still pounding, and we left our tent hoping it would still be there when we returned. We drove 35 minutes to Norfolk to see the U.S.S. Wisconsin and the Nauticus Museum. We explored the …

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Day 14: Kitty Hawk, Virginia Beach KOA

Before leaving the island, we wanted to see the Wright Brothers Memorial near Kitty Hawk, NC. We walked to the top of the hill where the brothers performed many tests using gliders. A monument is located on top of the hill (pictured below). We walked passed each of the markers which showed the distance of their first four …

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Day 13: Nags Head, North Carolina

Since we slept in the front seats of our car, we were able to leave early from Wilmington KOA. We drove 4 hours north to Nags Head, North Carolina. Lauren reserved two nights in a hotel on the beach, and we were able to check in early. After dropping off our stuff in the nice room, we …

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Day 12: Charleston Tea Plantation, Boardwalk at Myrtle Beach

We left the Isle of Palms and drove an hour south to the Charleston Tea Plantation. There, we took a trolley tour around the grounds where we learned all about how tea is grown. All true tea comes from one single plant. That plant takes several years to mature before harvesting the first tea leaves. …

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Day 11: Chillin’ at the Beach and Pool

We got what we were looking for - some rest and relaxation. We ate an expensive, crappy breakfast at the resort that we wouldn't have done had they not given us a voucher for the issues the previous day. Next, we went to the beach where we found it would cost about $40 to rent …

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Day 10: South Carolina – State House, SC State Museum, Isle of Palms

By the time we got everything packed up and into the car, it was already getting late. We wanted to make it to the SC State Capitol building in time for the 10:15 tour. We found a paid parking spot near the building and hurried (uphill) to make it to the tour area at precisely …

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Day 9: Clingmans Dome & Sliding Rock

In the morning, we ate breakfast at Crockett Breakfast Camp before heading to Clingmans Dome. It took about an hour to get there as we had to drive up the mountain which is 6,664' above sea level. As we climbed the mountain, we noticed fog that became thicker and thicker. This is not what we wanted to see, …

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Day 8: Cades Cove and Ripley’s Aquarium

In the morning, we left Pigeon Forge and drove 1.5 hours to Cades Cove. There we enjoyed the gorgeous sites of the fields, forests, and mountains. We decided to take the 5 mile round trip to see Abrams Falls. The trail followed alongside the winding Abrams creek. There were many parts of the trail that led us up …

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Day 7: Solar Eclipse & Drive to Pigeon Forge

The morning of the eclipse, we downloaded an app which would alert you when to look for certain things during the eclipse. Myles and Terry scouted out a location to watch the eclipse. They set up the canopy and chairs, and everyone chilled until the eclipse began. The event was very surreal and unlike anything …

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