On day two of in Acadia National Park we enjoyed a fabulous bike ride on the Carriage Trails. There are 57 miles of Carriage Trails, we opted for the ones that took us around Jordan’s Pond and Eagle Lake. If you love our National Parks as much as we do than we invite you to join us on our ride as we learn some of the fascinating history of how the park was started as well as some of the best and most popular places be sure and to while you visit.
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.
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!
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.
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.
Video 12 of our Series, Around the USA in 90 Days!
Ready to learn about the twists, turns and politics of Mount Rushmore? Great, let us entertain, enlighten and educate you on the many backstories beyond the United States National Monument. Everything you ever wanted to know and more probably.
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!
We drive through Jackson Hole, stay overnight at Gros Ventre Campground, ride on awesome bike trails, and enjoy the Camp Ranger’s talk on Evolution of Earth, from methane to oxygen, photosynthesis to make sugar, with Gymnosperms and Angiosperms
California Travel Videos gives Grace two thumbs way up on our getaway to Joshua Tree National Park! Everywhere you look are beautiful views and photograph opportunities. It’s also offers excellent challenges for the aspiring mountain climber and Kaliki gives a few of the mondogranite boulders a try (staying within the 100 foot required range of the roadway).