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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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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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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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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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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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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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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17 Apr
Catawba Falls, Black Mountains North Carolina

Catawba Falls, Black Mountains North Carolina

  • by Garrett Tershel

Check out Catawba Falls in North Carolina a great place for a hike...

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22 Oct
The Narrows Too, Trenton Bridge, ME

The Narrows Too, Trenton Bridge, ME

  • by Garrett Tershel

This campground sits just outside of Desert Island at the Trenton Bridge.  It is a fantastic location.

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20 Oct
Beehive Trail, Hike #8

Beehive Trail, Hike #8

  • by Garrett Tershel

Beehive Trail is the second hardest climb in Acadia...

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19 Oct
Acadia Mountain, Hike #7

Acadia Mountain, Hike #7

  • by Garrett Tershel

Acadia Mountain our 7th hike in 11 days...

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