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USA 23 -Awe inspiring views from the Great Smoky Mountains, the Blue Ridge Mountain Parkway and Shenandoah’s Skyline Drive.

2nd May – 19th May  Amongst the oldest on earth, The Great Smoky Mountains escaped the Ice Age glaciers as they stopped their southward journey just short of these mountains.   A smoke-like, natural, bluish haze and mist-like clouds that rise … Continue reading

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USA 22 – Georgia and the beautiful South and North Carolinas.

16th April  – 2nd May  So it’s goodbye to Florida’s  beautiful ‘Forgotten Coast’ around the Gulf of Mexico.  How lucky we have been to share its stunning, deserted beaches, fantastic wildlife and great State Parks that provided us with excellent … Continue reading

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USA 21 – Florida’s ‘Forgotten Coast’ ……..one of Florida’s best-kept secrets!

26th March – 15th April  –  Never having visited Florida before, when I hear or see the word –  sunshine, The Keys, Orlando and Cape Canaveral spring to mind but  there is so much more to explore that is remote, … Continue reading

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USA 20 – America’s deep south…….Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama

10th – 26th March  –  Louisiana……a land of lakes and big rivers such as the Mississippi, Red River and the Atchafalaya, the huge basin of this latter river, making up the largest wetland and wildlife refuge in the United States … Continue reading

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USA 19 – Almost back into Mexico as we visit Big Bend National Park in Texas.

3rd – 10th March – We know we only have a very few days of  good weather ahead and hope we can manage to explore as much as possible of Big Bend National Park before another cold front comes blasting … Continue reading

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USA 18 – Into Texas the ‘Lone Star State’

 25th February – 2nd March – Our Anniversary today and we will celebrate in El Paso, just over the state line from New Mexico and into Texas, known as The ‘Lone Star State’.  The Rio Grande that flows along its southern … Continue reading

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USA 17 – New Mexico’s spectacular White Sands National Monument.

24th February – At the northern end of the Chihuahuan Desert, lies a mountain-ringed valley called the Tularosa Basin.  Rising from this are the glistening white sand dunes of New Mexico’s White Sands National Monument, considered one of the world’s … Continue reading

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