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.

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Aurora Around America

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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17 Aug

Aurora Around America Ep. 8

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Into The Clouds

Our last week of a month stay in Pigeon Forge area of Tennessee. We used every minute possible. We stopped at the Island in Pigeon Forge, SevierAir Trampoline Park and hiked our longest toughness hike yet. We had a great week!!!

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25 Jul

Great Smoky Mountains

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Twin Creeks Trail, Gatlinburg, TN

RvAmericanDream's review of the Twin Creeks Trail hike in Gatlinburg, TN. The Great Smoky Mountains Nation Park hike. This is a great beginners hike for kids or people that just want a quick enjoyable walk through the forest with some great highlights. As we state in the video head up to the science and nature center and start the hike from up there.

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19 Jul

Hiking, Horses & Hot Springs, Oh My!!

Hiking, Horses & Hot Springs, Oh My!!

On week 4 of Aurora Around America we discuss Hiking, Horses and Hot Springs. On our way east from TX to TN we stopped in Hot Springs, AR. We had never been, it was a good distance to break up the 1000 mile drive and there is a Chicago connection. We hoped it wasn't shut down because of COVID; It was more than we liked but less than it could have been. We had a birthday to celebrate, we were anxious to hike the mountains and happy to be back on the road and traveling again.

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11 Feb

Jean Lafitte Swamp Stroll

Jean Lafitte National Preserve Hike

While in New Orleans we went for a walk in the swamp. The video makes it look like it was all fun and games but the girls were really timid, especially our youngest. The walking path we chose through the Jean Lafitte National Preserve was about 4 miles long. We had no close calls but the first mile was a slow tiptoe down the path. The path was soft at points and would give pretty significantly when we walked over it but it was safe. It took a couple of miles but the girls did finally become comfortable walking the trail past the snakes and alligators.

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19 Dec

Walking Melbourne Beach Christmastime 2019

We walked the beach after a storm. The clouds blew away and the sun had finally come out. It will change your life seeing the sun every day...

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28 May
Antelope Canyon

Antelope Canyon

  • by ntershel

My family decided to go to Antelope Canyon because we had never seen anything like it before now. Antelope Canyon has an amazing history. It has been shaped for thousands of years and is continually being shaped today.

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12 Oct
Bar Harbor, Low Tide Hike #2

Bar Harbor, Low Tide Hike #2

  • by Garrett Tershel

This is not a hike that is listed on the REI Trails app but it was a great walk and a very educational day.  The tide in Maine ranges almost 12ft from high tide to low tide.  During low tide great tide pools are created and available to explore.  We highly recommend the day walking along the shore of Bar Harbor. 

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10 Oct
Acadia ME, Hike #1: Beech Mountain Fire Tower

Acadia ME, Hike #1: Beech Mountain Fire Tower

  • by Garrett Tershel

This was our first hike in Acadia, Beech Mountain Fire Tower Trail. It was an easy start and inspired us to 12 more hikes Acadia!

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03 Oct
Lake George, NY and Prospect Mountain Hike

Lake George, NY and Prospect Mountain Hike

  • by Garrett Tershel

Lake George is a beautiful town and rich with history. We enjoyed walking around the lake and visiting Fort William Henry. At the visitor's center we heard about hiking Prospect Mountain. So we had some lunch and headed over.

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19 Apr
Let's go for a bike ride in DC!

Let's go for a bike ride in DC!

  • by Garrett Tershel

If you only have one day to see DC and you have kids I highly recommend you do it on bikes. We were able to see so many places and it would not have been possible without the bikes.

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20 Oct
Philadelphia, PA in 7 hours

Philadelphia, PA in 7 hours

  • by Garrett Tershel

It was the first city I wish we had more time to explore but we had three goals in Philadelphia, see Independence Hall, The Franklin Museum and leave with enough time to get to Washington, DC and continue driving south toward Auburn, AL. We accomplished all of those things, saw the Liberty Bell and the kids earned another Junior Ranger Badge.

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