Damn the Torpedoes! Full speed ahead! …to Fort Gaines

While we were down on Dauphin Island, after our tour of the Estuarium, we hopped across the street. Literally. Across the street (easy walking distance). and spent a couple of hours exploring historic Fort Gaines… Fort Gaines has guarded the entrance to Mobile Bay for over 150 years.  It, and it’s sister fort Fort Morgan, […]

Aboard the Destroyer USS Kidd, Baton Rouge, LA…

After our night of boondocking in Baton Rouge, Lousiana, we got up the next morning and went to the USS Kidd… We love all things history, but especially visiting battleships.  This would be our first tour of a destroyer!   We’ve done quite a few battleships, but this one was exceptional in that it had […]

Chennault Aviation Museum, Monroe, LA…

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While we were visiting the hometown of Duck Commanders, we drove just a couple of miles up the road to what was a fav Louisiana stop for my guys.  Located in Monroe, the Chennault Aviation Museum is a fantastic stop for any history/military buff.  Needless to say, my tribe LOVED it.  And actually, I still […]

Chickamauga & Chatanooga National Military Park…

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We left Cumberland Gap on a Friday afternoon, headed for Mississippi and a Samaritan’s Purse tornado clean-up.  We were going to jet there quickly because clean-ups are worked 7 days a week, but since it was just beginning, they weren’t starting until Monday. Since we had a little bit of extra time, on Saturday we stopped […]

Cowpens National Battlefield, SC…

Happening just months after the battle at King’s Mountain, the conflict at Cowpens was also a patriot victory during the Revolutionary War. Cowpens National Battlefield is located just half an hour west of King’s Mountain NHP, in northwestern South Carolina.  We spent the afternoon there after visiting King’s Mountain (we went to King’s Mountain first […]

Kings Mountain National Military Park, SC…

After we left Congaree National Park on Friday, we drove to Gaffney, SC.  We just needed a place to spend the night before we visited a nearby park the next morning.  Pulling into the Gaffney Walmart parking lot in the dark, we found the most perfect Walmart campsite 😉 ever – right out our front […]

Fort Matanzas National Monument, FL…

After spending Sunday and Monday on Canaveral National Seashore, we boondocked Monday night at the Cracker Barrel in Palm Coast, FL.  Vaughn and I went across the parking lot for a dinner date, while the kids stayed ‘home’ (in the parking lot) having Cup of  Noodles (which they love and I think are gross…), and watching […]

De Soto National Memorial, FL…

With Vaughn and the bigs on a little road trip to Georgia this week, the littles (some of which aren’t very little) and I have been doing our own thing – Tuesday it meant a little-bitty road trip of our own.  We drove the 55 miles to…De Soto National Memorial, which is a small park (acreage-wise) […]

Andersonville National Historic Site/ National POW Museum in Georgia…

Last Tuesday, after we left the Civil War Naval Museum in Columbus, GA, we drove about an hour south to the Walmart in little Americus, Georgia where we spent a quiet, uneventful night.  The plan was to visit a nearby National Park on Wednesday, then head south into Florida that same night.  Wednesday morning we woke up, […]

National Civil War Naval Museum, Port Columbus, GA…

A week ago, we left Tuscaloosa, AL, and had a few days to get to Florida.   Our reservations at a large Florida RV park started on Friday, so we had 4 days to get there – and had to take 4 days to get there as the park is notoriously booked up.  Monday we did […]