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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18 Aug

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We own a Coachmen Apex 300BHS and our bathroom fan went caput. We decided to upgrade to a larger fan and we discuss that choice. I also show how quick and easy it is to install this fan. The video is 12 mins, but it took under an hour. We are happy with the upgrade, I just wish it wasn't so ugly. We got our fan from Camping World and it took almost a month to ship but it was during Covid.

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VortexII Fan Upgrade Coachmen Apex

We own a Coachmen Apex 300BHS and our bathroom fan went caput. We decided to upgrade to a larger fan and we discuss that choice. I also show how quick and easy it is to install this fan. The video is 12 mins, but it took under an hour. We are happy with the upgrade, I just wish it wasn't so ugly. We got our fan from Camping World and it took almost a month to ship but it was during Covid.

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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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01 Aug
Playing with the GoPro

Playing with the GoPro

  • by Garrett Tershel

We bought a new Gopro8 and we gave it to the kids and threw it in a pool.

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01 Aug

Aurora Around America Episode 6

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My Very Potter Birthday

We celebrate our daughter's birthday in Gatlinburg, TN. This is new for us to celebrate a birthday on the road because we are usually at home in Chicago. My daughter took the week looking for what to do, creating decorations, meal planning and it was a fun weekend. A very Potter weekend! Thanks to https://www.moonalunamusic.com for the birthday song!!!

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25 Jul

Great Smoky Mountains, It is probably going to Rain!

Aurora Around America Episode 5

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It is probably going to Rain!

The Great Smoky Mountains in Gatlinburg, TN will be our resting place for the next couple of weeks. On this week of Aurora Around America we discuss hiking the mountains, Alpine Hideaway Campground, a birthday, and the best way to find things to do in a new place.

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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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