05 Aug

Throw Back to June 2019

We had visited many Indian ruins in the west but none as complete or interesting as these. The Alcove Trail at Bandelier National Monument provides many opportunities to explore the petroglyphs, niches, and ruins. Climbing ladders, rock stairs and trails built thousands of years ago submerged us into the history of the people who used to live here. It was an amazing experience. #rvamericandream #explore #findyourpark #NPS #juniorrangersNPS

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Bandelier National Monument, NM | RvAmericanDream

The Alcove Trail at Bandelier National Monument provides many opportunities to explore the petroglyphs, niches, and ruins. Climbing ladders, rock stairs and

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23 Jul

Buffalo Close Encounter Custer State Park

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Surprises abound at Custer State Park in South Dakota!! We have been looking for the buffalo for two weeks and finally they showed up and took over. The rules are clear, do not approach the buffalo, but if the buffalo are all over the road and the ranger is asking you to drive through them then getting close is expected. We took some great video. And my daughter learned a little about holding the phone in landscape mode when recording. Enjoy!! We have more great videos on the way!!

Custer State Park | So Many Bison

Surprises abound at Custer State Park in South Dakota!! We have been looking for the buffalo for two weeks and finally they showed up and took over.

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30 May

Aurora Around America Ep. 17

We spent some time in the Fort Myers / Punta Gorda area of Florida over the winter. Aurora wanted to try something new and we found a great beginners quilting class at the White Daisy Quilting Shop. It was a brand new business to the area and Cheryl was excited to take Aurora on as a student. I have posted a link to the Quilt shop and class Aurora took.

White Daisy Quilt Shop, Punta Gorda, FL Beginners Class
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Making My First Quilt

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24 Dec

Aurora Around America Ep. 15

We are back!! And this is the first episode completely recorded, directed and edited by Aurora herself. We have added her sister for twice the fun! We have been in NC for a couple of months and decided to head back to Chicago for a couple of weeks and see family.

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Sweet Home Chicago

We are back!! And this is the first episode completely recorded, directed and edited by Aurora herself. We have added her sister for twice the fun!

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11 Oct

Aurora Around America Ep. 14

Friends joined us this week and we were able to reconnect with their family. We hiked Catawba Falls near Black Mountain, NC and showed them all about what we are doing in North Carolina Blue Ridge Mountains. It was a fantastic couple of days.

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Friends Come To Camp

We hike Catawba Falls with and catch up with good friends and their kids. A work / play balance in life is always important!!

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30 Sep

Aurora Around America Ep. 13

Life changes and we have been spending a longer time in the same place. With all of us busy during the day it is nice to find a quick get away for a couple of hours. Soco Falls and Waterrock Knob are two hikes within 30 minutes of our campground. Both are great for their own reasons.

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What A Way To End The Day

Life changes and we have been spending a longer time in the same place. With all of us busy during the day it is nice to find a quick get away for a couple of hours. Soco Falls and Waterrock Knob are two hikes within 30 minutes of our campground. Both are great for their own reasons.

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22 Sep

Aurora Around America Ep. 11

Summer cools fast in the mountains and we wanted to get one more swimming day in before the cooler temps. Sliding Rock and Looking Glass Waterfall in the Blue Ridge Mountains on the Pisgah Highway would provide a great end to summer.

We have been on other natural waterslides in PA

Square Root Restaurant in Brevard, NC

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As Summer Falls

Summer cools fast in the mountains and we wanted to get one more swimming day in before the cooler temps. Sliding Rock and Looking Glass Falls in the Blue Ridge Mountains would provide a great end to summer.

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16 Sep

Aurora Around America Ep. 11

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Falling Behind

Life sometimes tackles you and there just isn't enough time in the day. We missed a video this week and wanted preview what we have coming up this Fall. Going to be great!!!

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08 Sep

Aurora Around America Ep. 11

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Celebration

This week we took time to celebrate a life and friends. We traveled back to Gatlinburg. We climbed a mountain the easy way, Skylift. We had an amazing meal at Frankie's Trattoria for Dad's Birthday.

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31 Aug

Aurora Around America Ep. 10

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The Other Side of the Smokies

We recap our first week on the North Carolina side of the Smoky Mountains. We drove down to Cataloochee Valley and watch the elk. We baked some pies from scratch and headed to Deep Creek Smoky Mountain National Park and went tubing down the river. To make it even more exciting we strapped a GoPro to the tube so you can experience the tubing with Aurora! Enjoy!!

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24 Aug

Aurora Around America Ep. 9

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Best of Pigeon Forge and Smoky Mountains

We have spent many weeks in the Tennessee Smoky Mountains and we just love the area!!! After spending a full month we wanted to express our thanks to our favorite business and recommend our favorite hikes. This is one of our longer videos but there is so much to do in the area we try to give you a head start on some of the great dining, entertainment in Pigeon Forge and hiking in the Smoky Mountains.

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08 Aug

Aurora Around America Ep. 7

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The Bear Days of Summer

Our third week of the Smoky Mountains brought some new adventures and we revisited previous failures. We discuss two great hikes Rhododendron and Chimney Tops. The kids swim in a rapid and have a blast. Aurora talks about keeping in touch with friends on the road and her letter writing clubs. We play around with our Gopro8 and have some fun in the pool. Finally there is a bear in the campground, and that provided some midday entertainment.

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