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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10 Jul

Independence Day Closed

Independence Day Closed

We spent Independence Day 2020 in Texas, unfortunately it wasn't much of a celebration. We did find a fantastic village in Texas, Homestead Village in Waco. We cancelled all of our Texas plans and headed east into Arkansas, Hot Springs Arkansas. We have already started building memories in AR but we still have to report on Lake Whitney, Texas.

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03 Jul

Covid 3 1/2 Month Lockdown

Covid 3 1/2 Month Lockdown in Texas, Aurora Around America

This is a new video series called, Aurora Around America. We will be discussing our During the Covid Lockdown nomadic travelers had to find places to stay for extended periods of time. Many campgrounds closed but we were lucky enough to find a place that had lots of full-time people living at the campground. We met some fantastic people and found lot of ways to be productive with our time.

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03 May

Korjo Dream Color LED Strip Lights, 32'

We own a Coachman Apex 300BHS and we hated the solid blue LEDs that came factory installed. So we changed them. We found a set of KORJO Dream Color LED Strip Lights for about $50 on Amazon. This video will work for any 12v led light strip but we did like the Korjo 32' strip.

KORJO Dream Color LED Strip Lights

We own a Coachman Apex 300BHS and we hated the solid blue LEDs that came factory installed. So we changed them. We found a set of KORJO Dream Color LED Strip Lights for about $50 on Amazon. This video will work for any 12v led light strip but we did like the Korjo 32' strip.

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23 Apr
The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.
Walt Disney
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23 Apr

Just a little backstory...

The Coachman Apex 300bhs comes with a small Coleman grill. After a couple of years it needed to be replaced. We purchased the Blackstone 17" Griddle. We love it and I wanted to store it in the same place my old grill was stored. But to do that I needed to do a bit of remodeling. In this video I discuss how I moved the two cabinet drawers over to make room for the new Blackstone. If you wish to jump right to the griddle mount it starts at the 4:40 mark.

I am sure there are better ways to mount the grill. I submit this as one option. I used as many existing pieces as possible while on lockdown during the COVID quarantine. I wish you luck and hope it inspires you to greatness.

  • 4:40 Griddle Mounting

Blackstone Griddle Meet Coachman Apex 300BHS

The Coachman Apex 300bhs comes with a small Coleman grill. After a couple of years it needed to be replaced. We purchased the Blackstone 17" Griddle. We love it and I wanted to store it in the same place my old grill was stored.

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12 Apr

Coachman Apex 300bhs Window Upgrade

Coachman Apex 300bhs Window Upgrade

Coachman Apex 300bhs Window Upgrade allows for the windows to open another couple of inches. This has increased the cross breeze through the RV and cooled down the bunkhouse a bit.

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25 Mar
COVID-19 RvAmericanDream Travel Update Week One

COVID-19 RvAmericanDream Travel Update Week One

  • by AuroraDT

We have had to make some changes to our travel schedule. This is our week one update. How has life changed? Are we stuck somewhere or did we choose to stay?

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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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04 Feb
2019 A FEW AURORA'S FAVORITE THINGS

2019 A FEW AURORA'S FAVORITE THINGS

  • by AuroraDT

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24 Jan
Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime.
Mark Twain, The Innocents Abroad/Roughing It
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22 Jan

Walking the beach we ran into some dolphins!

Carrabelle Beach, FL Dolphin Sunset

Walking along the Carrabelle Beach in Florida we were enjoying the sunset when some dolphins joined us. They provided excellent entertainment!

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