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Let's See If This Rig Can Float!

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{Dates of visit: Oct 28-29, 2013}

You know what's pretty fun to do with your RV? Put it on a boat and float across part of the ocean, of course!

It totally made sense to utilize the North Carolina ferry system to get back to the east coast as we continued our way south from the Outer Banks. At first we were a little concerned because we would have to time things just right since our trip would actually mean passage on two different ferries, the second being about 2 1/2 hours long. That meant not only getting up and at-em early in the morning but also arriving at our next destination as the sun was setting. We don't like to do either of those things.

But...it would save us a ton of time, mileage and money. After all, covering that distance aboard a boat meant we weren't burning our own fuel.

The first leg of the journey was a one hour free ride to Ocracoke Island with a "layover" before the connecting ferry could take us to Cedar Island. But that was okay because…

Sunrises On the Outer Banks

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{Dates of visit: Oct. 25-28, 2013}
There are many routes to choose from when traveling up and down the east coast. When I was a kid my family and I spent a lot of time (and covered a lot of miles) on I-95 from Florida, Virginia and Georgia (my dad was in the Air Force) to Pennsylvania to visit family. And each time we stopped at South of the Border because...well, because Pedro said so.


Fortunately (for me at least), this blog post isn't about South of the Border. Instead, it's about how we decided to drive through the Outer Banks and camp near the beach on our way to Florida for the winter.

Our first stop was the Wright Brothers National Memorial. We both love history and are always fascinated with inventions...especially when it comes to things like airplanes. Although the memorial was halfway between our last stop in Shawboro, NC and our destination of Avon, NC the parking lot was large enough to accommodate the Mutiny (even with the Jeep being pulled behind it) without a…

Getting Away From It All on the East Coast

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{Dates of visit Oct. 19-29, 2013}

Things start to close down in the Northeast in  mid-October. Well, things like RV parks, state and county parks, and shops in some of the smaller. touristy areas of the country. Once the leaves change and the nighttime freezing temperatures take hold it's time to head south...fast. No one wants to get caught in a snowstorm, especially when one already has reservation in sunny Florida for the winter.

And so the Mutiny was southern bound and in a hurry. It's funny to think back to when we both worked fulltime and yet could cram in a vacation jam packed with every activity imaginable over the course of just a few days but here we were...not working, no real obligations to be anywhere in particular and freaking out that we only had a month to get to Florida. Four weeks. It's a long time...but also seems so short when traveling via RV while trying to experience everything this country has to offer.

Needless to say, we missed a lot of things but…