Category Archives: camping

Bent Creek Experimental Forest

We moved the Alto today to a new campsite. We are now at Bent Creek Experimental Forest right outside of Asheville. House hunting finished, we have a week and a day until closing, so we decided to take a vacation … Continue reading

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Paris in the springtime

Or, alternative title, Go Where Large Rigs Can Not Go! Paris Mountain State Park worked out to be a convenient place for us to spend a two day gap between our last stretch at Hamilton State Park and our next two-week stretch … Continue reading

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assault of the loggers

Deciding  it was time to head north, we made a reservation to revisit Hamilton Branch State Park in South Carolina, nearest park to the FORKS Mountain bike trails, that we enjoyed in November. The lovely wooded park that we enjoyed … Continue reading

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natural oasis

A wild stretch of beach beauty, not far from the concrete condos and resorts less than 30 minutes from St. Petersburg? Yup, Fort De Soto County Park (Pinellas County) is that place. The park is made up of a chain of … Continue reading

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rolling along

We traveled from Alexander Springs to Lithia Springs Park today 122, miles in approximately 2 1/2 hours. Speeds up to 77 mph on the expressway, averaging 68 or so, and getting 22.2 mph. We have learned that it takes longer to … Continue reading

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Asheville area onto SC

Getting a bit behind without wifi and spotty phone service at best. For our stay in Black Mountain and our trip to Harrison Lake State Park in Modoc, South Carolina, we spend an additional $34.65 on gas and drove another … Continue reading

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test drive!

So many questions. So many “what ifs!” We ordered our Alto trailer last January, and have since been bouncing around the questions and the what ifs. Most of these revolve around logistics of getting, pulling and storing the trailer. The … Continue reading

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deciding on our alto trailer

(This post is a re-print of an article that appeared on Mimi’s personal blog  in January, 2015.) After our Whew! episode of nearly buying the house in Morro Bay, we decided that the best of both worlds would be to by … Continue reading

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