Good bye 2015, Hello 2016

As the year 2015 comes to and end, I reminisce on all the travels we did in the past year, our first full year as RV owners. We kicked off the year at the Tampa RV Supershow, made some RV repairs and enhancements, and got a drone to further improve my videos. We visited the Florida Keys several times and went to Epcot in Orlando twice, for the Flower and Garden and for the Food and Wine Festivals. I also got to see Lake Okeechobee for the first time. The main trip was not with the RV but overseas. We visited London and Paris, two of my favorite cities in the world. Finally, I also made some videos here in my backyard, in Downtown Miami, Miami Beach, and the Zoo.

Next year we’ll travel some more, but I am going to take a break during the month of January. Meanwhile I have made a nifty playlist with all our 2015 trips. Enjoy and Happy New Year! Thank you for watching and see you on the road!

Boondocking in the Everglades

The Everglades National Park is really our backyard here in Miami. Florida, yet we hardly ever visit this internationally known destination. I have decided to explore it a little bit and spend a night at the Long Pine Key Campground. It is a beautiful setting in the middle of a cyprus forest. We attempt to visit the Nike Missile Site, which is a cold war era relic, but apparently the tour got canceled without notice. We also explore the Anhinga Trail, which gives us a glimpse at the flora and fauna of this unique ecosystem.

Stone Mountain – Thanksgiving Road Trip

It has become some sort of tradition to make the yearly Thanksgiving pilgrimage to visit the Georgia family. So this year we did it again, and while I am not going to chronicle everything that transpired during our visit, I will document the touristy stuff, like our visit to Stone Mountain Park. Our RV park was in the town of Norcross, and our family lives around Lilburn and Lawrenceville, so the park built around this famous rock formation was really nearby. It is actually the fourth time we are in the vicinity, but we had never actually visited the park and we were pleasantly surprised. It definitely deserved more than a few hours of our time. There are plenty of attractions to justify a day or two. There is a resort, and antebellum plantation, a scenic train ride, a golf course, plenty of outdoor activities and even a campground. This time we only visited the huge granite rock which is an unusual type of geological formation called a pluton. From the top you get commanding views of the area. You can see downtown Atlanta to the west and on a clear day even the Appalachians to the north. All that is documented in the video below. Enjoy!

We stayed at:

Jones RV Park, Norcross (near Atlanta), GA

Happy Traveler RV Park, Thonotosassa (near Tampa), FL

We went to Stone Mountain Park

and Chateu Elan Winery and Resort