Destination – Cheaha State Park, Alabama

Destination – Cheaha State Park, Alabama

Prior to our journey taking us to Alabama, I had only visited the city of Huntsville back in the day while working in the defense industry.  My vision of Alabama was that it was a flat wet lands with some really red dirt.  I never had an appreciation of how wonderful the state of Alabama is.  On this visit, the people we met have been super friendly, the landscape incredibly beautiful, the capital city amazing and of course the white…

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Destination – Kentucky, Daniel Boone National Forest – Part II: The Stearns District

Destination – Kentucky, Daniel Boone National Forest – Part II: The Stearns District

As I mentioned in my previous post, the Daniel Boone National Forest is massive.  The forest lies in eastern Kentucky and extends from the Tennessee border to almost the Ohio border.  The forest is broken up into four Ranger Districts.  We visited the Cumberland District to the north and the Stearns District to the south. We head next to southern Kentucky and the Stearns Ranger District. Great Meadows Campground Since we “retired” early, didn’t win the lottery or inherit money…

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Destination – Kentucky, Daniel Boone National Forest – Part I: The Cumberland District

Destination – Kentucky, Daniel Boone National Forest – Part I: The Cumberland District

The Daniel Boone National Forest – in my best Donald Trump – is huuuuuuge.  The forest lies in eastern Kentucky and extends from the Tennessee border to almost the Ohio border.  The forest is broken up into four Ranger Districts.  We visited the Cumberland District to the north and the Stearns District to the south.  We start with the Cumberland District. Twin Knobs Recreation Area In the Cumberland District we stayed in the Twin Knobs Recreation Area.  This recreation area…

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Destination – Hocking Hills, Ohio

Destination – Hocking Hills, Ohio

Note:  The photographer is never in the photos.  We will improve on this in future posts.   Visited October 3rd, 2016. Our first destination as full time RV’ing Newbies was to the very cool Hocking State Forest of south eastern, Ohio. The 240 mile drive from our home town in Michigan to the Hocking Hills State Park is flat as flat can be.  Great for fuel economy, but pretty darn boring.  When you get within about 30 miles of the…

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Before you get rid of all your stuff, quit your job and vacate your home – Practice, Practice, Practice

Before you get rid of all your stuff, quit your job and vacate your home – Practice, Practice, Practice

The trailer went one way and the truck went another way.  Our dream of living full time in an RV almost ended in disaster on the very first day.  Luckily, nobody was hurt and remarkably neither truck nor trailer suffered any damage. We bought a somewhat new, 33 foot, 5th wheel trailer, a brand new ¾ ton Ram truck, sold or gave away most of our stuff and moved out of our home.  Up to the day we left, we…

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