BUCKET LIST - SOUTHEAST

12 STATES
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ALABAMA

[AL] The Yellowhammer State

State Capital is Montgomery.
Admitted to the Union on
December 14, 1819 as the 22th state.
Visited Location
Birmingham Civil Rights National Monument
Freedom Riders National Monument
Russell Cave National Monument
Natchez Trace Parkway [All American Road] (444 miles - end to end)
Selma to Montgomery March Byway [All American Road]
CAVE TOUR - DeSoto Caverns
CAVE TOUR - Rickwood Caverns
CAVE TOUR - Cathedral Caverns
Visit the Magic Christmas in Lights display at Bellingraf Gardens - (only in DEC)
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MUST TASTE - Grapico (a Southeastern U.S. grape soda since 1916)
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MUST TASTE - Chicken and White BBQ Sauce
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MUST TASTE - Pecan Pie
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MUST TASTE - Fried Green Tomatoes
LOCATE a geocache - GC2XMMV
OVERNIGHT in a State Park [SR] -
Cheaha
State Park
$27.00 - WES
and the 4 National Forests -
🌲Bankhead
National Forest
Conecuh
National Forest
🌲Talladega
National Forest
🌲Tuskegee
National Forest
VENTURE OUT on a hike or a bike
🔥
ENJOY a nighttime campfire
DINE OUTDOORS - enjoy a meal outdoors
👋🏽
INTRODUCE ourselves to a campground neighbor
TAKE TIME to enjoy a sunrise/sunset/moonrise

[SR] = 15% off per night (SUN-THUR) Senior Discount (62+) as of 2020


DELAWARE

[DE] The First State

State Capital is Dover.
Admitted to the Union on
December 7, 1787 as the 1st state.
Visited Location
Visit Fort Delaware
Visit the city of Rehoboth Beach
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MUST TASTE - Vinegar Fries
LOCATE a geocache - GC5CCZK
OVERNIGHT in a State Park [NRS] -
Trap Pond
State Park
$29.00 - WED
Cape Henlopen
State Park
$44.00 - WED
Lums Pond
State Park
$40.00 - WED
- NO NATIONAL FORESTS
VENTURE OUT on a hike or a bike
🔥
ENJOY a nighttime campfire

[NRS] = $5 per night Non-Resident Surcharge as of 2020 - (FRI-SAT-SEASONAL) Surcharges


FLORIDA

[FL] The Sunshine State

State Capital is Tallahassee.
Admitted to the Union on
March 3, 1845 as the 27th state.
Visited Location
Biscayne National Park (2018)
Dry Tortugas National Park (2018)
Everglades National Park (2018) (1 of only 23 World Heritage Sites in the U.S.)
Canaveral National Seashore (2019)
Gulf Islands National Seashore (2019)
- Visit Fort Pickens
- Visit Fort Barrancas
Castillo de San Marcos National Monument
Fort Matanzas National Monument
Fort Caroline National Memorial
De Soto National Memorial
* Old Town Trolley Tour in Saint Augustine
- "Nights of Lights" Old Town Trolley Tour (only during NOV-DEC-JAN)
Climb the Saint Augustine Lighthouse - 219 stairs
Disneyworld and Fort Wilderness
N.A.S.A. (Kennedy Space Center)
* Conch Tour Train in Key West
* Old Town Trolley Tour in Key West
* Climb the Key West Lighthouse - 88 stairs
Southernmost Point of the Continental United States (in Key West)
Travel upon the Florida Keys Scenic Highway [All American Road]
Attend the Canopener Airstream Rally at Topsial Hill Preserve State Park
CAVE TOUR - Florida Caverns State Park
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MUST TASTE - Chocolate Dipped Frozen Key Lime Pie on a Stick
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MUST TASTE - Fresh Florida Orange Juice
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MUST TASTE - Conch Fritters
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MUST TASTE - Alligator Tail
LOCATE a geocache - GCPCBP
OVERNIGHT in a State Park - (41 of 55) and the 3 National Forests -
🌲Apalachicola
National Forest
Ocala
National Forest
🌲Osceola
National Forest
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VENTURE OUT on a hike or a bike
🔥
ENJOY a nighttime campfire
🍔🌭
DINE OUTDOORS - enjoy a meal outdoors
👋🏽
INTRODUCE ourselves to a campground neighbor
⌛️
TAKE TIME to enjoy a sunrise/sunset/moonrise
* Visited before fulltiming in our Airstream


GEORGIA

[GA] The Peach State

State Capital is Atlanta.
Admitted to the Union on
January 2, 1788 as the 4th state.
Visited Location
Cumberland Island National Seashore (2019)
Fort Frederica National Monument
Fort Pulaski National Monument
Ocmulgee National Monument
Old Town Trolley Tour in Savannah
Explore the Tallulah Gorge
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MUST TASTE - Sweet Tea
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MUST TASTE - She Crab Soup
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MUST TASTE - Shrimp and Grits
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MUST TASTE - Boiled Peanuts
MUST TASTE - Peach Cobbler
LOCATE a geocache - GC27C5Z
OVERNIGHT in a State Park [SR] -
Skidaway Island
State Park
$32.00 - WES
Tallulah Gorge
State Park
$25.60 - WED
Reed Bingham
State Park
$30.40 - WED
Stephen C. Foster
State Park
$17.50 - WED
Crooked River
State Park
$27.20 - WED

and the 2 National Forests -
🌲Chattahoochee
National Forest
🌲Oconee
National Forest
VENTURE OUT on a hike or a bike
🔥
ENJOY a nighttime campfire

[SR] = 20% off per night Senior Discount (62+) as of 2020.
Georgia State Parks offer a Rewards Program. (spend $300 get one free night of camping)


KENTUCKY

[KY] The Bluegrass State

State Capital is Frankfort.
Admitted to the Union on
June 1, 1792 as the 15th state.
Visited Location
Mammoth Cave National Park (2019) (1 of only 23 World Heritage Sites in the U.S.)
CAVE TOUR - Historic Tour - 2 hours/2 miles/540 stairs
CAVE TOUR - Grand Avenue Tour - 4 hours/4 miles/700 stairs
CAVE TOUR - Violet City Lantern Tour - 3 hours/3 miles/160 stairs
Mill Springs Battlefield National Monument
Camp Nelson National Monument
Visit Cumberland Falls in Corbin, KY
Ride the Sky Lift and visit the Natural Bridge in Slade, KY
MUST TASTE - Kentucky Hot Brown in Louisville
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MUST TASTE - Ale-8-One soft drink (local Ginger Ale)
LOCATE a geocache - GC1W2ZP
OVERNIGHT in a State Park [SR] -
Cumberland Falls
State Resort Park
$28.35 - WED
Natural Bridge
State Resort Park
$26.10 - WED
and the 3 Natl. Forests -
🌲Daniel Boone
National Forest
🌲George Washington
National Forest
🌲Land Between the Lakes
National Recreation Area
VENTURE OUT on a hike or a bike
🔥
ENJOY a nighttime campfire

[SR] = 10% off per night Senior Discount (62+) as of 2020 - (FRI-SAT-HOLIDAY) Surcharges


MARYLAND

[MD] The Old Line State

State Capital is Annapolis.
Admitted to the Union on
April 28, 1788 as the 7th state.
Visited Location
Assateague Island National Seashore (2018)
Fort McHenry National Monument
Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Byway [All American Road]
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MUST TASTE - Maryland Crab Cakes
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MUST TASTE - Maryland Crab Chowder
LOCATE a geocache - GC4QFVY
OVERNIGHT in a State Park -
Patapsco Valley
State Park
$26.00 - ED
- NO NATIONAL FORESTS
VENTURE OUT on a hike or a bike
🔥
ENJOY a nighttime campfire


MISSISSIPPI

[MS] The Magnolia State

State Capital is Jackson.
Admitted to the Union on
December 10, 1817 as the 20th state.
Visited Location
Gulf Islands National Seashore (2019) (2020)
- Visit the Davis Bayou Area
- Visit Fort Massachusetts (only accessible mid-March through October)
Natchez Trace Parkway [All American Road] (444 miles - end to end)
- MP 10.3 - Explore the Emerald Mound
- MP 15.5 - Explore the Mount Locust Inn (closed on Monday-Tuesday-Wednesday)
- MP 41.5 - Explore the Sunken Trace
- MP 54.8 - Camp at Rocky Springs & explore the Cemetery
- MP 102.4 - Parkway Information Cabin (we missed the turn off from the Parkway)
- MP 122.0 - Explore the Cypress Swamp half mile boardwalk
- MP 193.1 - Camp at Jeff Busby and visit the Little Mountain Overlook
- MP 232.4 - Explore the Bynum Mounds
- MP 261.8 - Explore the Chickasaw Village Site
- MP 266.0 - Visit the Park Visitor Center & Headquarters
- MP 269.4 - Explore the Confederate Gravesites & Old Trace
- MP 286.7 - Explore the Pharr Mounds
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MUST TASTE - Biscuits & Gravy
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MUST TASTE - Mississippi Mud Pie
LOCATE a geocache - GC69VNR
OVERNIGHT in a State Park -
Percy E. Quin
State Park
$28.00 - WES
Natchez
State Park
$22.00 - WED
Tishomingo
State Park
$22.00 - WED

and the 6 National Forests -
🌲Bienville
National Forest
De Soto
National Forest
🌲Delta
National Forest
🌲Holly Springs
National Forest
🌲Homochitto
National Forest
🌲Tombigbee
National Forest
VENTURE OUT on a hike or a bike
🔥
ENJOY a nighttime campfire
DINE OUTDOORS - enjoy a meal outdoors
👋🏽
INTRODUCE ourselves to a campground neighbor
TAKE TIME to enjoy a sunrise/sunset/moonrise


NORTH CAROLINA

[NC] The Tar Heel State

State Capital is Raleigh.
Admitted to the Union on
November 21, 1789
as the 12th state.
Visited Location
Cape Hatteras National Seashore (2018)
- Climb the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse - 257 stairs
- Climb the Bodie Island Lighthouse - 214 stairs
Cape Lookout National Seashore (2018)
- Climb the Cape Lookout Lighthouse - 207 stairs
Wright Brothers National Memorial
Blue Ridge Parkway [All American Road] (469 miles - end to end)
MP 176 - Visit - Mabry Mill
MP 316 - Hike out to view - Linville Falls
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MUST TASTE - Cheerwine
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MUST TASTE - Brunswick Stew
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MUST TASTE - Pulled Pork (Eastern NC style) BBQ Sandwich
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MUST TASTE - Lexington (Western NC style) BBQ
LOCATE a geocache - GCY5P9
OVERNIGHT in a State Park [SR] -
Carolina Beach
State Park
$19.00 - WED
and the 4 National Forests -
Croatan
National Forest
🌲Nantahala
National Forest
🌲Pisgah
National Forest
🌲Uwharrie
National Forest
VENTURE OUT on a hike or a bike
🔥
ENJOY a nighttime campfire

[SR] = $6 per night Senior Discount (62+) as of 2020


SOUTH CAROLINA

[SC] The Palmetto State

State Capital is Columbia.
Admitted to the Union on
May 23, 1788 as the 8th state.
Visited Location
Congaree National Park (2018)
Fort Sumter National Monument & Fort Moultrie
Explore the city of Charleston
Climb the Historic Hunting Island Lighthouse - 167 stairs
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MUST TASTE - Frogmore Stew (aka Low Country Boil)
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MUST TASTE - Pimento Cheese
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MUST TASTE - South Carolina BBQ
LOCATE a geocache - GC38KET
OVERNIGHT in a State Park -
Hunting Island
State Park
$32.00 - WED
Poinsett
State Park
$18.00 - ED
Huntington Beach
State Park
$46.00 - WES
and the 2 National Forests -
Francis Marion
National Forest
🌲Sumter
National Forest
VENTURE OUT on a hike or a bike
🔥
ENJOY a nighttime campfire


TENNESSEE

[TN] The Volunteer State

State Capital is Nashville.
Admitted to the Union on
June 1, 1796 as the 16th state.

Visited Location
Great Smoky Mountains Natl Park (2018) (1 of only 23 World Heritage Sites in the U.S.)
- Hike up to Clingman's Dome
- Hike up to Grotto Falls
- Walk up to Laurel Falls
- Drive upon the Roaring Fork Motor Trail
- Drive upon the Cades Cove Loop Trail
Natchez Trace Parkway [All American Road] (444 miles - end to end)
- MP 375.8 - Explore the Old Trace Drive (No RVs)
- MP 385.9 - Camp at the Meriwether Lewis Campground and visit his gravesite
- MP 391.9 - Walk to the Fall Hallow
- MP 401.4 - Explore the Tabacco Farm Drive (No RVs)
- MP 404.7 - Hike the trail to Jackson Falls
- MP 407.7 - Explore the Gordon House
- MP 438.0 - Explore the Birdsong Hollow Bridge
Old Town Trolley Tour in Nashville
The Soul of Music City - Nashville's Night Tour on the Old Town Trolley
Visit the Country Music Hall of Fame in Nashville
Visit the Loveless Cafe just outside of Nashville
CAVE TOUR - Tuckaleechee Caverns
CAVE TOUR - Cumberland Caverns
CAVE TOUR - Bristol Caverns
CAVE TOUR - Appalachian Caverns
CAVE TOUR - Raccoon Mountain Caverns
CAVE TOUR - Forbidden Caverns
CAVE TOUR - The Lost Sea Caverns
CAVE TOUR - Ruby Falls Caverns
MUST TASTE - Dr. Enuf
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MUST TASTE - Nashville Hot Chicken at Hattie B's
MUST TASTE - Memphis Dry Rub Ribs
LOCATE a geocache - GCKCER
OVERNIGHT in a State Park [SR] -
Cedars of Lebanon
State Park
$18.75 - WED
and the 2 National Forests -
Cherokee
National Forest
🌲Land Between the Lakes
National Recreation Area
VENTURE OUT on a hike or a bike
🔥
ENJOY a nighttime campfire

[SR] = 25% (in-season) or 50% (off-season) discount per night to Seniors (62+) as of 2020. Please note sites listed as Premium are excluded.


VIRGINIA

[VA] The Old Dominion State

State Capital is Richmond.
Admitted to the Union on
June 25, 1788 as the 10th state.
Visited Location
Shenandoah National Park (2018)
Fort Monroe National Monument
Skyline Drive - (105 miles - end to end)
Colonial Parkway - [All American Road]
- Visit Jamestown
- Visit Yorktown
Monticello (1 of only 23 World Heritage Sites in the U.S.)
CAVE TOUR - Skyline Caverns
CAVE TOUR - Luray Caverns
CAVE TOUR - Shenandoah Caverns
CAVE TOUR - Grand Caverns
CAVE TOUR - Dixie Caverns
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MUST TASTE - Peanut Butter Pie
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MUST TASTE - Virginia Ham
LOCATE a geocache - GC1A2BQ
OVERNIGHT in a State Park (NRS) -
First Landing
State Park
$44.00 - WED
Shenandoah River
State Park
$46.00 - WED
and the 2 National Forests -
George Washington
National Forest
🌲Jefferson
National Forest
VENTURE OUT on a hike or a bike
🔥
ENJOY a nighttime campfire

(NRS) = $5-$7 per night Non-Resident Surcharge as of 2020
Virginia State Parks offer a Loyalty Points Program. (spend $460 get one free night of camping)


WEST VIRGINIA

[WV] The Mountain State

State Capital is Charleston.
Admitted to the Union on
June 20, 1863 as the 35th state.
Visited Location
New River Gorge National River
CAVE TOUR - Lost World Caverns
CAVE TOUR - Seneca Caverns
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MUST TASTE - Pepperoni Roll
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MUST TASTE - A wild ramp (onion)
LOCATE a geocache - GC17XKF
OVERNIGHT in a State Park [SR] -
Pipestem Resort
State Park
$33.75 - WES
Canaan Valley Resort
State Park
$25.00 - ES
Blackwater Falls
State Park
$28.80 - ED
and the 2 Natl. Forests -
🌲George Washington
National Forest
🌲Monongahela
National Forest
VENTURE OUT on a hike or a bike
🔥
ENJOY a nighttime campfire

[SR] = 10% off per night Senior Discount (60+) as of 2020 - use Promo Code "Senior10"


WASHINGTON D.C.

District of Columbia

Capital of the United States.
Established in 1790.
Visited Location
Old Town Trolley Tour in Washington D.C.
"Monuments by Moonlight" Old Town Trolley Tour
Arlington National Cemetery
- John F. Kennedy Gravesite
- Tomb of The Unknown Soldier - (changing of the guard ceremony)
- Arlington House, The Robert E. Lee Memorial (closed for renovations until 2019)
Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial
George Mason Memorial
Korean War Veterans Memorial
Lincoln Memorial
Lyndon Baines Johnson Memorial
Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial
National 9/11 Pentagon Memorial
Smithsonian Institution Building - (The Castle)
- Air & Space Museum
- American History Museum
- Museum of Natural History
- Portrait Gallery
Theodore Roosevelt Island Memorial
Thomas Jefferson Memorial
U.S. Marine Corps War Memorial - (Iwo Jima Memorial)
Vietnam Veterans Memorial
Washington Monument (closed for renovations until Spring 2019)
The White House
The Capitol Building
World War I Memorial
World War II Memorial
National Archives
Union Station
George Washington Memorial Parkway - [All American Road]
- Visit Mount Vernon
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MUST TASTE - Chili Half-Smokes