The last part of 2018 flew by but rewarded us with memories that will last a lifetime. It was in April of 2018 that we decided to at least try for full time living and traveling. We weren’t sure if it was even a possibility between work, our home, and school. If we failed, then at least we tried. And look at us now! We have learned a lot about ourselves and have grown closer as a family, not only because of proximate living quarters, as we wandered the country.
Some fun stats of our adventure from July- December
Counties: 2 USA & Canada
States: North Carolina, Virginia, Pennsylvania, New York, Vermont, Massachusetts, Maine, South Carolina, Kentucky, Missouri, Arkansas, Tennessee, Georgia, and Florida
Provinces: Quebec & Ontario
Campgrounds: 34 different campgrounds
National: 3 National Parks, 1 National Seashore, 1 National Historic Site, 2 National Military Parks, & 1 National Memorial
5 Jr Ranger Programs completed
Before we kiss 2018 completely goodbye, we wanted to leave you with our top five campgrounds and destinations from the past five months. They are not in any particular order.
Top 5 campgrounds
- Letchworth State Park in Mount Morris, NY
- Camp Hatteras RV Resort & Campground in Rodanthe, NC
- Tom Sawyer’s Mississippi RV Resort in West Memphis, AK
- Pride Resort in Waynesville, NC
- Kathryn Abbey Hanna Park in Jacksonville, FL
- Runner up: Pocahontas State Park in Chesterfield, VA
Top 5 Destinations
- Bennington, VT
- Acadia National Park
- Letchworth State Park
- Outer Banks, NC
- Branson, MO
- Runner up: Gettysburg, PA
As we head into 2019, we have been discussing as a family what we want to accomplish, where we want to visit, things we want to see, and what we hope to learn. This will be a very interesting year as we head West with hopes of seeing wildlife, visiting numerous National Parks, and attending the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta. If you haven’t already, hit that subscribe button to keep up with our travels and check out our Instagram page for more photos.
From our family to yours, we hope you fill your new year with adventures and happy hearts. Happy New Year!