Hiking in Acadia National Park – Trust the Journey

When traveling cross-county, many of us map out our general route and drop some pins along our “bucket list” of favorite spots to see. 
 
Some of us are planners, where the whole journey needs to first be mapped out and planned. Others like Michael and I are more of a “just wing it” type. We generally have a good idea of our plans between driving, taking care of our furry pupster Kaliki and stocking the RV with supplies.   Later we figure out where we are going to stay, without micro-managing our daily agenda – yeah, we’re the “wing it” couple. 
So on this trip heading to the far North to York, Maine we decided that since we were only a few hundred miles to Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park, we continued our northerly sojourn.
To make the most of our time in the Acadia National Park, we rose early to assure we would be able to find parking for our 25 foot RV (large parking spots are few and far between). That said, the park offers a nice transit system free of charge that can take visitors around the 27-mile loop, complete with hop-on and off privileges.
We jumped off at Sand Beach and on the spur of the moment, decided to try The Great Head Trail.

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Minute Man National Park, Shot Heard Round the World, Boston, Lexington, Lincoln, Concord

Video 31 of our Series, Around the USA in 90 Days!

Care to learn and share intriguing facts leading up to the American Revolution? Want to learn different video producer perspectives, including a quick-paced animation, a high-tech game play, Lincoln National Park park ranger perspective, Minuteman & British soldiers re-enactment? Great, let’s join in the narrative commentary and share your own views!

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Flyover Moravia & Lake Skaneateles to Lake Cayuga State Park

Video 25 of our Series, Around the USA in 90 Days!

In this episode we focus on the cinematic breathtaking drone views in upstate New York, including Lake Skaneateles (cleanest lake water in the USA), Moravia – the home of President Millard Fillmore and his wife as well as industrialist John Rockefeller. We also enjoyed the beauty of Lake Cayuga adjacent to an awesome State Park with fantastic bike trails.

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Magic Moments of the Mighty Niagara Falls (Night Photos, too)

Video 22 of our Series, Around the USA in 90 Days!

Sooner or later, Niagara Falls is a “MUST SEE” for us all. And while others like to compare their favorites to the mighty Niagara, once you’ve seen both the American and Canadian segments of the falls, you’ll never forget those magic moments enjoying its beauty,

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Awesome Scenery eBike Ride – Presque Isle, Erie Pennsylvania

Video 21 of our Series, Around the USA in 90 Days!

Presque Isle is true to its name, a very long, skinny peninsula that hooks around Erie Pennsylvania like Cape Cod does for Plymouth Massachusetts. Better yet, for hikers and bike riders Presque Isle has a full forest tree cover to provide shelter with the typical winds of the Great Lake Erie. Along the path are sites of nearby Erie – no wonder with Presque’s protection the seaport was chosen by settlers hundreds of years ago. Of course, with such valuable real estate, it led to wars between the Native Americans, British and American Settlers.

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Indiana Dunes State Park, Above Lake Michigan and Butterflies

Video 16 of our Series, Around the USA in 90 Days!
After seeing family in Milwaukee and enduring the midday Chicago traffic, we arrived at the Indiana Dunes State Park and National Shores at Lake Michigan. If you’re in the area between the Spring and Fall, be sure to drop by even if it’s only a day trip.

From South Dakota Badlands to USA Minuteman Nuclear Missile Museum

Video 14 of our Series, Around the USA in 90 Days!

As we head through South Dakota to the Badlands National Park to the Minuteman Nuclear Missile National Museum, we also dropped by the Walls Drug complex after seeing all the roadside ad signs. The Badlands are, well… not a place you’d expect to see much life including vegetation but the sandstone hills and cliffs are quite remarkable – just the kind of terrain you might expect President Teddy Roosevelt to trot through on his horse. Nearby we saw a sign for the Minuteman Missile National Museum so we thought “why not?” (or at least Michael was game). That said, not many enjoy the thought of our Country being involved in a thermonuclear war so if this sort of thing doesn’t make you wonder about our National deterrent to avoid future International Wars, we certainly understand why you might want to pass seeing our Minuteman National Museum.

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Crazy Horse Monument The Rest of the Native American Story

Video 13 of our Series, Around the USA in 90 Days!

If you are interested to learn about Indian life, the importance of the Buffalo, cultural and life changes on an Indian Reservation and the importance of education to improve their future after 7 generations of servitude, you’ll enjoy this video that highlights the ongoing work of the Crazy Horse Monument.

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Grand Tetons, Yellowstone Falls, Old Faithful, Buffalo’s Up Close

Video 10 of our Series, Around the USA in 90 Days!

After wrapping up our tour of the Grand Tetons (North of Jackson Lake), we entered Southern Yellowstone for an awesome “spin around the Park.” Yellowstone Falls had dramatic views and of course Old Faithful Geyser is not to be missed, complete with an insightful Park Ranger talk. Best of all, in the Lamar Valley we spotted herds of thousands of Buffalo’s, and even had one walk up to us in our RV!

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cTv Auto Safari – Chapin, Guatemala,. Giraffes, Lions, Hippos, Alligators

While cruising up the Pacific Ocean, we stopped for a day trip at the Auto Safari in Chapin, Guatemala,. Most of the animals have free run in their individual domains while we watched from our tour bus. Lots to see including giraffes, lions, hippos, alligators, monkeys, reptiles (yeah, snakes, too), birds and more. cTv RV Life – no, but a fantastic respite to enjoy the good life!

Auto Safari Chapin
Auto Safari Chapin

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