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Days 137-138: South Carolina (Part 2)

Day 137 (10/15/14): Myrtle Beach, SC | Charleston, SC Well, Myrtle Beach was not the glamorous destination we had been hoping for, so we left today. We're not done with South Carolina yet though. The city we were most interested in seeing was Charleston, and that's where we're going today! As we approached Charleston, there… Continue reading Days 137-138: South Carolina (Part 2)

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Days 135-136: South Carolina (Part 1)

Day 135 (10/13/14): Myrtle Beach, SC While in Myrtle Beach, we were actually staying right at the beach. This morning, we took advantage of our beachside location and drank coffee overlooking the ocean. After living in Southern California for five years, we had been missing the beach.  Even though the weather was somewhat grey and… Continue reading Days 135-136: South Carolina (Part 1)

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Days 132-134: North Carolina & South Carolina

Day 132 (10/10/14): Raleigh, NC | Kill Devil Hills, NC | Buxton, NC Originally we were planning on heading south from Raleigh, NC, down to Myrtle Beach, SC. But, we've learned on this trip that plans change frequently. Based on suggestions from several different people, we decided to take a slight detour back up north… Continue reading Days 132-134: North Carolina & South Carolina

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Days 130-131: Virginia & North Carolina

Day 130 (10/8/14): Richmond, VA | Raleigh, NC Having our fill of Richmond, we were ready to leave Virginia. Since we were working our way down South, we'd be going back through North Carolina and wanted to check out Raleigh. While driving, we saw numerous cotton fields as well as billboards for BBQ. We finished… Continue reading Days 130-131: Virginia & North Carolina

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Days 127-129: Maryland & Virginia

Day 127 (10/5/14): Baltimore, MD | Annapolis, MD While driving to our campground in College Park, MD, we passed by Baltimore. Our friend Susan from Lake Michigan had told us she was surprised by how much she enjoyed Baltimore. Based on her recommendation, we decided to go back and actually experience the city of Baltimore.… Continue reading Days 127-129: Maryland & Virginia

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Days 125-126: Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland & Washington, D.C.

Day 125 (10/3/14): Narvon, PA | Delaware | College Park, MD This was a driving day. We thoroughly enjoyed our time in Pennsylvania and appreciated all the historic places we were able to see. But with our tour of the state now complete, it was time to move on. So we left Pennsylvania today and… Continue reading Days 125-126: Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland & Washington, D.C.

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Day 124: Pennsylvania (Part 2)

Day 124 (10/2/14): Philadelphia, PA For our last Pennsylvania destination, we visited Philadelphia, known as the "birthplace of American democracy" and "The City of Brotherly Love." Wondering how Philadelphia received the "brotherly love" nickname, I discovered that it's not so much a nickname as it's actually a literal translation. Philadelphia in Greek basically means "brother"… Continue reading Day 124: Pennsylvania (Part 2)

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Day 123: Pennsylvania (Part 1)

Day 123 (10/1/14): Gettysburg, PA

 Today marks the 4th month of our journey! While in Pennsylvania, we have several different places we want to see. Yesterday was Hershey, today is Gettysburg, and tomorrow will be Philadelphia. We tried to stay somewhere central to all of our PA destinations, but we quickly discovered that while the… Continue reading Day 123: Pennsylvania (Part 1)

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Days 121-122: Massachusetts, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey & Pennsylvania

Day 121 (9/29/14): Oakham, MA | Connecticut | New York | New Jersey | Narvon, PA Yesterday we said goodbye to my family in Massachusetts and left this morning. Back on the road, we headed south along the East Coast. First we passed through Hartford, CT, then the states of New York and New Jersey.… Continue reading Days 121-122: Massachusetts, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey & Pennsylvania

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Days 119-120: Massachusetts & Rhode Island (Part 2)

Day 119 (9/27/14): Leominster, MA | Providence, RI We began this beautiful sunny day by taking a scenic drive up to Leominster (pronounced "Lemon-ster" by the locals). As we traveled north, we appreciated bursts of autumn colors in the foliage bordering the highway.   But while it was starting to look like fall, it sure didn't… Continue reading Days 119-120: Massachusetts & Rhode Island (Part 2)