Posts Tagged‘State Park’

Hampton Beach, NH

We had no clue that there were beachside boardwalks – complete with Fried Dough – in New Hampshire. Apparently, there are a few of these places dotting the Northeastern Coastline. A Saturday at the beach And now we know. We snagged a coveted, full-hookup campsite at Hampton Beach State Park for a week and were pretty stoked about it. We grew even more excited when we realized we could not only walk to the beach – which was less than 200 meters away – but could also walk to the boardwalk in the town of Hampton Beach – less than…

Sagamore Beach, MA

Scusset Beach State Reservation, in Sagamore Beach, is located just across the bridge from Cape Cod proper. We decided to plop down here for 10 days, which would also conveniently get us through the 4th of July holiday. Cape Cod, technicallyScusset BeachScusset Beach State Reservation Summer holidays in campgrounds are not our favorite things. This includes snagging a campsite on a summer holiday. People really enjoy planning their summer vacation a full year in advance. We’re spoiled and rarely plan our front yard more than 2 weeks in advance. Which doesn’t jive with the subset of America who reserve every…

Narragansett, RI

It took me all five of our days in Narragansett to stop calling it Narrangansett. That extra n is so tempting. We very much enjoyed our campsite at Fishermen’s State Park in Narragansett. It was roomy and decently private – something we’ve been deprived of for a little while now. And it was decently quiet – or quiet enough to get some good rest at night before the fishermen filled the nearby roadway for their daily pilgrimage around 4 am to the docks on Great Island. Fishermen’s State Park, Area 4 Our campsite tempted me into daily yoga sessions outside,…

Kingsport & Johnson City, TN

Johnson City, Tenneseeeeee! Johnson City, TN That song is the reason why we knew Johnson City was a place. (Thanks Old Crowe Medicine Show and mostly Darius Rucker.) We snagged a couple of campsites at Warriors Path State Park for Wednesday through Tuesday, tossed Scott and Lucy in the rig, and left Knoxville for the Johnson City/Kingsport area. Warriors Path State Park was interesting. The sites were a bit jumbled, seemingly plopped willy-nilly, and often at strange angles. A busy park, it was packed on the weekend with happy campers and their herds of cyclically giggling/crying children who seemed to…

Helen, GA

There is so much meat in Helen, GA. Meat (Jake + in front of Jake). Spaetzle. It’s pretty much the only thing there is to eat. That, and buttered soaked noodle dumplings, otherwise known as spaetzle. I don’t eat meat, although Jake does. But, I completely agree with everything about spaetzle. After nearly two weeks of spaetzle, however, I was probably sweating out butter on my runs. Therefore 10 days was probably about enough time spent in Helen, GA. Which is adorable. Helen, GA is adorable. Meaty, buttery, touristy, and adorable. Formerly a struggling logging town, and briefly a mining…

Myrtle Beach, SC 2021

We are coming to terms with the idea that maybe we actually like Dirty Myrtle. We seem to end up here at a frequency that would indicate this actuality, especially since Myrtle Beach (#dirtymyrtle) is not on the way to anywhere. So our ‘Nashville’ excuse (we have stopped there a few times too – but Nashville is usually ‘on the way’) doesn’t elucidate the fact that we have now spent over three months of our traveling life parked in Dirty Myrtle over the span of 5.5 years. If I was Jake, I would give you that in percentage form, but…

Carolina Beach, NC

We’ve been a bit rudderless in deciding where we want to be, and where we are going to head to next. A few days before deciding we were ready to relocate somewhere, we decided the ocean sounded nice. Carolina Beach State ParkCarolina Beach State Park We hadn’t stayed near Wilmington yet, so we set about snagging a campsite at the state park in Carolina Beach, which is just outside of Wilmington. We rolled in on a Friday afternoon before the park’s gates were to be locked. The powers that be at Carolina Beach State Park lock the gates at curfew…

Durham/Raleigh, NC

We spent the month of December and a bit of January in the vicinity of Durham and Raleigh North Carolina, enjoying some outdoor type activities, but still limited by the virus which continued to bully the U.S. While I typically break my blog posts up by city, we just haven’t done enough stuff outside of boring stuff to report in on. Over the past months, most of our time has been consumed with regular non-travel life stuff like puzzles, reading, and binge-watching terrible television shows. And honestly, that stuff is fine and great. But it’s not ‘hey, look at this…

Chesterfield, VA

Continuing on our route to somewhere South, but not anywhere specific South, we found ourselves in Chesterfield, VA, which is situated about 30 minutes South of Richmond. We scored a cancellation at Pocahontas State Park over Thanksgiving, which was a bit of an accomplishment. While I grew up where it gets cold by mid-October, therefore putting the kibosh on camping opportunities, these Southern folks camp all the way through the winter. They especially like to camp on holidays, which makes our lives a bit trickier. But, lucky for us, some shlep had to cancel their reservation, meaning we got to…

Bear, DE

Everything is sticky. WHY IS EVERYTHING STICKY? Not even two full weeks of two nine-year-olds rolling with us in Dyna, and our rolling home is covered in zinc based sunscreen and STICKY. There are errant cowtail wrappers decorating random spaces in and around the rig. Where is this crap coming from? How do two 4 foot tall gremlins create so much chaos? We are Aunt Liz and Uncle Jake by luck. But every time we host these terroristic, fun-sized humans, we are reassured that our choice to not be parents (yet? ever?) is a good one. I love our two…