Quoddy Head – Most Eastern Point

Eastport, Maine was just across the bay from our campground, but it took over an hour to get there.  Supposedly it had a fantastic bakery, and we wanted Blueberry Pie.  We never found the fantastic bakery, and settled for a lame Blueberry turnover.   We learned Eastport was the setting for the Fox Television’s filming of… Continue reading Quoddy Head – Most Eastern Point

Sightseeing in Gloucester, MASS

Tides It was in the Cape Ann, Gloucester, Rockport area where I started to appreciate ocean tides. Seeing the vast area and height with which they affect the seascape, helped me to appreciate being by an ocean shore.  The Perfect Storm novel also went into great detail of how tides and currents come into play when… Continue reading Sightseeing in Gloucester, MASS

Blue Ridge Parkway, NC

Blue Ridge Parkway Visitor Center After World War II, a renewed sense of optimism coupled with relatively cheap and available gasoline put Americans in their cars and on the move.  Automobile designs such as the station wagon held growing families.  The Blue Ridge Parkway opened the region to recreational driving as more people than ever… Continue reading Blue Ridge Parkway, NC

The Biltmore Estate – Ashland, NC

While in Ashland NC we toured the Biltmore Estate, built by George Vanderbilt. George’s dad, Cornelius "Commodore" Vanderbilt started the family business by borrowing $100 from his mother and piloting a passenger boat on Staten Island in 1810. He expanded into steamboats and then went on to build railroad empire New York Central. Biltmore was the first professionally managed… Continue reading The Biltmore Estate – Ashland, NC

The Gatlinburg Surprise

From Elkmont campground we drove to Gatlinburg, Tennessee.  I was really surprised by what we found.  My expectations were based on a hodge podge clump of public education I picked up in fourth grade – “Fourteen hundred and ninety-two Columbus sailed the ocean blue”, and then there was "One-ith by land, two-ith by sea, and… Continue reading The Gatlinburg Surprise

Unicoi State Park, GA

Hugh and Veronica also recommended Unicoi State Park as a destination.  We took advantage of the Zip Line adventure, and thus another check mark was added to the bucket list.     We did encounter a rattlesnake walking up Smith Creek trail.  There was no way around the snake.  On the left was a drop… Continue reading Unicoi State Park, GA

St Augustine, Florida

In March Deb drove us to St. Augustine, FL.  It lays claim to being the oldest city in the U.S., and is known for its Spanish colonial architecture, as well as Atlantic Ocean beaches like sandy St. Augustine Beach and tranquil Crescent Beach.  We had walked over seven miles on Crescent beach a month earlier. … Continue reading St Augustine, Florida

I Have Forever

I’m getting lazy. Retirement just kicked in. All we do is ride bike, walk the beach, hike, dine out, kayak, hike some more, and swim with the manatee.  I should have all sorts of time to post little Living in Eternity stories, but I have not done so.  Yes, I’m most definitely getting lazy. Silver Springs We… Continue reading I Have Forever

New Orleans – The Huey P. Long & Destrehan Plantation

There is a lot of water in Louisiana that means you need a lot of bridging.  The 24-mile bridge from Mandeville to New Orleans was the longest; the Huey P. Long  was the most interesting.  It is the longest elevated train track in the U.S.  Very impressive.  We crossed “The Heuy” each time we drove from… Continue reading New Orleans – The Huey P. Long & Destrehan Plantation

New Orleans – Partial Review

We found New Orleans to be a fun tourist destination. State Parks were great, downtown was fun, and a plantation tour gave us a wonderful historic view of Napoleonic rule. We stayed (2) nights at the New Orleans KOA. The campground offers free shuttle service to downtown New Orleans. They held our mail, and several Amazon purchases… Continue reading New Orleans – Partial Review