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Days 66-69: Birthday, Hearst Castle, San Margarita KOA

October 27-30, 2017 Lauren wanted to relax and hang out on her birthday, so we stayed at the hotel the whole day watching the new season Stranger Things. We only left the room to get the food necessary for binge watching. The next day, we visited Hearst Castle. We took the Grand Rooms Tour which …

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Day 61: Redwood National Park

October 22, 2017 In the morning, we drove an hour to the Sea Lion Caves just to learn that there were no sea lions in the cave at that time. We moved on and drove through Redwood National Park and to the visitor center. We decided to do the Prairie Creek Trail to see the "Big Tree", a …

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Days 59-60: Craters of the Moon, Powell’s Books

October 20-21, 2017 In the morning, it was extremely cold and windy. We packed up quickly, and drove to Craters of the Moon National Monument. It was a very interesting landscape to say the least. There were old cinder cones, lava flows, and lave tubes. We only did two short trails because of the weather. …

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Day 58: Grand Teton National Park

October 19, 2017 We wanted to get an early start so that we could do and see as much of the Grand Tetons as possible. We went to the visitor center to get information and look at their exhibits. We decided to do the Taggart Lake trail and were very glad we did. The view …

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Days 50-51: Westward Bound! Driving and the Badlands

October 11-12, 2017 From now on, the date on the blog post itself will be the date that the post was actually posted. The date(s) that the events occurred will be written at the top of every post. This allows us to schedule posts so we can post on days when we don't have internet …

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Days 31-33: Bushkill Falls, Gillette Castle, Mystic KOA

On day 31, we visited Bushkill Falls - a gorge with multiple waterfalls. There were a few different trails but we chose to take the most difficult trail which went passed all of the major falls. It was a rainy day so we wore our ponchos and had a lot of fun on the trail. Since it …

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Days 29-30: Philadelphia and Valley Forge

We left the casino hotel and drove 1.5 hours to Philadelphia, PA. We were very excited to see the historical parts of the city which were so vital to the beginning of our nation. We visited Independence Hall, Liberty Bell, and many other historical sites. We decided we needed to try some Philly cheesesteaks so we went …

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Day 18: Richmond – State Capitol Building, White House and Museum of the Confederacy

When we visited Columbia, SC, we learned that the city was laid out in advance before it was settled by very many people. This made it very easy to find your way around town as everything was laid out in perfect right angles. This did not seem to be the case for Richmond. When our …

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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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