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Au Revoir to Oregon

Oregon is a wonderful state!  We’ve known this since our first trip here six years ago when we flew out to Portland and then drove through the Willamette Valley (Oregon wine country) over to the coast to Yachats to attend girlfriend Chris’s wedding.  Incidentally, that was our first vacation together [August 2009; we had been dating for four …

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Sweet Savannah

Another city in the U.S. I’ve always wanted to visit is Savannah, Georgia.  It’s consistently ranked in the Top You-Name-It American cities… top places to visit, top places to live, one of the friendliest… and now I know first-hand why! Let’s start with where we stayed.  In a campground, of course, but this was another really …

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Best Hike Yet

August 25 – On the recommendation of a couple of people we met three weeks ago, we came up to Ricketts Glen – a state park in northern Pennsylvania.   They sold us on the promise of an epic hike that takes you alongside 21 waterfalls – you hike down one creek to where the two …

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Washington’s Crossing

August 19th — At Fred’s insistence, we visited Washington’s Crossing State Park.  As it wasn’t on our “National Park Areas” list, I wasn’t too keen on going – I just wanted to get to Valley Forge! – but Fred wanted to see this famed historic site as General George Washington crossed the Delaware River here.  I …

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Ohiopyle

August 5-8 – We’re here for a few days in Ohiopyle State Park, which, contrary to the name, is not in Ohio – it’s in southwest Pennsylvania.  We have a few state parks we’ll be staying at now until we get to our next national park, Acadia N.P. in Maine, just after Labor Day. Ohiopyle …

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