So much of who we are is where we have been. – William Langewiesche
Our family has been blessed to be able to travel each summer to new places. While we spend most of our time camping at many local campgrounds, we always aim for a longer vacation in a new place. This year, we headed a new direction (east) and covered some miles to add three new states to our list. Here is an overview of our trip…
We left Southern Indiana and boondocked in Staunton, VA (maker B). Our first destination was the Cape Hatteras KOA in Rodanthe, NC which is located about halfway down the Outer Banks (maker C) Then we headed to Ocracoke, NC (maker D) to visit for the day and then and ferry to Swan Quarter, NC (marker E). We spent a couple of nights in Washington, NC (marker F) before moving on to Charlotte, NC (marker G) for the last part of our trip. From Charlotte, we headed home.
In total we were gone for 16 days and will have covered 2,845 miles across six states by the time we arrive at home. The only planned items we had for this trip when we left home just over two weeks ago were reservations for the three campgrounds and the ferry. We figured everything else out as we went.
In an earlier post, I shared a map tracking the 50 states our family has visited. The green states represent states visited by all four of us.
We haven’t even begun to talk about our vacation for next year, but looking at this map maybe we need to head south/southwest?
As our trip comes to a close and I reflect on our time together, I feel such joy! These two weeks together as a family away from our daily duties has been so much more than I ever expected. I have also really enjoyed writing this blog. What started as a way to capture our vacation and to share with family and friends quickly turned into something I looked forward to writing each day. Although I do not plan to stop writing on our blog, it likely won’t be a daily occurrence as it has been so far because I’m certain the daily grind will be waiting upon our return. I do plan to capture our weekend trips and other fun family events geared towards spending time in the Great Outdoors. And maybe even some tips along the way too!
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