BUCKET LIST - SOUTHEAST

12 STATES
TOTALING


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 (2020)
Natchez Trace Parkway [All American Road] (444 miles - end to end) - (2019)
Selma to Montgomery March Byway [All American Road] - (2020)
Visit the summit of Cheaha Mountain
Visit the Magic Christmas in Lights display at Bellingraf Gardens - (only in DEC)
CAVE TOUR - Cathedral Caverns
CAVE TOUR - DeSoto Caverns
CAVE TOUR - Rickwood Caverns
👍
MUST TASTE - Grapico (a Southeastern U.S. grape soda since 1916)
👍
MUST TASTE - Chicken and White BBQ Sauce
👍
MUST TASTE - Pecan Pie
👎
MUST TASTE - Fried Green Tomatoes
Border Crossings - ✅AL2TN - ✅AL2GA - ✅AL2FL - ✅AL2MS
LOCATE a geocache - GC2XMMV
OVERNIGHT in a State Park [SR] -

Cheaha
State Park
$27.00 - 11/2018

De Soto
State Park
$27.20 - 11/2020

Cathedral Caverns
State Park
$18.70 - 12/2020

Rickwood Caverns
State Park
$25.50 - 12/2020


MOST BEAUTIFUL IN STATE AWARD


BEST IN STATE AWARDS

Gulf
State Park
$36.50 - 01/2021


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 State Park -
Visit the bunkers of Cape Henlopen State Park
Visit the city of Rehoboth Beach
👍
MUST TASTE - Vinegar Fries
Border Crossings - ✅DE2PA - ❌DE2NJ - ✅DE2MD
LOCATE a geocache - GC5CCZK
OVERNIGHT in a State Park [NRS] -

Trap Pond
State Park
$29.00 - 08/2018


MOST BEAUTIFUL IN STATE AWARD


BEST IN STATE AWARD

Cape Henlopen
State Park
$44.00 - 08/2018

Lums Pond
State Park
$40.00 - 08/2018

- 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) - -

Garden Key
Campground

$15.00 - 05/2018

Everglades National Park (2018) (1 of only 19 World Heritage Sites in The Lower 48)
Canaveral National Seashore (2019)
Gulf Islands National Seashore (2019) -

Fort Pickens
Campground
$20.00 - 02/2019

- Visit Fort Pickens -
- Visit Fort Barrancas -
Castillo de San Marcos National Monument (2019) -
Fort Matanzas National Monument (2019) -
Fort Caroline National Memorial (2018)
De Soto National Memorial (2018)
* 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 Rally at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park (2020) (2021)
CAVE TOUR - Florida Caverns State Park
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MUST TASTE - Chocolate Dipped Frozen Key Lime Pie on a Stick
👍
MUST TASTE - Fresh Florida Orange Juice
👍
MUST TASTE - Conch Fritters
👍
MUST TASTE - Alligator Tail
Border Crossings - ✅FL2AL - ✅FL2GA
LOCATE a geocache - GCPCBP
OVERNIGHT in a State Park - (48 of 55) and the 3 National Forests -
Osceola
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
* 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 (2018) -
Fort Pulaski National Monument (2018)
Ocmulgee National Monument
Visit the Submarine Museum in St. Mary's, GA
Old Town Trolley Tour in Savannah
Visit the Waving Girl statue in Savannah, GA
Explore the Tallulah Gorge
👍
MUST TASTE - Sweet Tea
👍
MUST TASTE - She Crab Soup
👍
MUST TASTE - Shrimp and Grits
👎 👎
MUST TASTE - Boiled Peanuts
MUST TASTE - Peach Cobbler
Border Crossings - ✅GA2FL-✅GA2AL-✅GA2TN-✅GA2NC-✅GA2SC
LOCATE a geocache - GC27C5Z
OVERNIGHT in a State Park [SR] -


MOST BEAUTIFUL IN STATE AWARD

Tallulah Gorge
State Park
$25.60 - 10/2018

Reed Bingham
State Park
$30.40 - 11/2018

Stephen C. Foster
State Park
$17.50 - 12/2018

Crooked River
State Park
$25.60 - 01/2019
$27.20 - 12/2018

Cloudland Canyon
State Park
$27.20 - 11/2020


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 charge a $5 PARKPASS entrance fee once for each camping visit.
There is also a Rewards Program. (spend $300 [3000 pts] get 1 night free 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 (1 of only 19 World Heritage Sites in The Lower 48) -

Mammoth Cave
Campground
$25.00 - 03/2019

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
👍
MUST TASTE - Ale-8-One soft drink (local Ginger Ale)
Border Crossings - ❌KY2IN-❌KY2OH-✅KY2WV-❌KY2VA-✅KY2TN-❌KY2MO-❌KY2IL
LOCATE a geocache - GC1W2ZP
OVERNIGHT in a State Park [SR] -


BEST IN STATE AWARDS

Cumberland Falls
State Resort Park
$28.35 - 04/2019


MOST BEAUTIFUL IN STATE AWARD

Natural Bridge
State Resort Park
$26.10 - 04/2019


and the 2 National Forests -

Daniel Boone
National Forest

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) - -

Oceanside
Campground
$15.00 - 08/2018

Fort McHenry National Monument (2018)
Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Byway [All American Road]
👍
MUST TASTE - Maryland Crab Cakes
👍
MUST TASTE - Maryland Crab Chowder
Border Crossings - ✅MD2PA - ✅MD-DE ✅MD-VA -✅MD-WV
LOCATE a geocache - GC4QFVY
OVERNIGHT in a State Park -


BEST IN STATE AWARD

Patapsco Valley
State Park
$26.00 - 08/2018

- 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) (2021) -

Davis Bayou
Campground

$11.00 - 02/2019
$11.00 - 01/2020
$11.00 - 03/2021

- 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) (2019) -

Rocky Springs
Campground
FREE - 03/2019

Jeff Busby
Campground
FREE - 03/2019

- 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
👍 👍
MUST TASTE - Biscuits & Gravy
👍
MUST TASTE - Mississippi Mud Pie
Border Crossings - ❌MS2TN - ✅MS2AL - ✅MS2LA - ❌MS2AR
LOCATE a geocache - GC69VNR
OVERNIGHT in a State Park -

Percy E. Quin
State Park
$28.00 - 03/2019

Natchez
State Park
$22.00 - 03/2019


BEST IN STATE AWARD

Tishomingo
State Park
$22.00 - 03/2019


and the 6 National Forests -
Bienville
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
Great Smoky Mnts. Natl. Park (2018) (1 of 19 World Heritage Sites in The Lower 48) -

Smokemont
Campground
$12.50 - 10/2018

Cape Hatteras National Seashore (2018) -

Ocracoke Island
Campground
$14.00 - 08/2018

Oregon Inlet
Campground
$21.00 - 08/2018

- 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 (2018)
Blue Ridge Parkway [All American Road] (469 miles) (2018) -

Doughton Park
Campground
$10.00 - 10/2018

Julian Price
Campground
$10.00 - 10/2018

Linville Falls
Campground
$10.00 - 10/2018

Mount Pisgah
Campground
$10.00 - 10/2018

MP 176 - Visit Mabry Mill
MP 316 - Hike out to view Linville Falls
👍 👍
MUST TASTE - Cheerwine
👍 👍
MUST TASTE - Brunswick Stew
👍
MUST TASTE - Pulled Pork (Eastern NC style) BBQ Sandwich
👍
MUST TASTE - Lexington (Western NC style) BBQ
Border Crossings - ✅NC2VA - ✅NC2SC - ✅NC2GA - ✅NC2TN
LOCATE a geocache - GCY5P9
OVERNIGHT in a State Park [SR] -

Carolina Beach
State Park
$19.00 - 07/2018

and the 4 National Forests -
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 & Fort Moultrie National Historical Park (2018)
Explore the city of Charleston
Climb the Historic Hunting Island Lighthouse - 167 stairs
👎
MUST TASTE - Frogmore Stew (aka Low Country Boil)
👎
MUST TASTE - Pimento Cheese
👍
MUST TASTE - South Carolina BBQ
Border Crossings - ✅SC2NC - ✅SC2GA
LOCATE a geocache - GC38KET
OVERNIGHT in a State Park -


MOST BEAUTIFUL IN STATE AWARD


BEST IN STATE AWARD

Hunting Island
State Park
$32.00 - 07/2018

Poinsett
State Park
$18.00 - ED - 07/2018


BEST IN STATE AWARD

Huntington Beach
State Park
$46.00 - 07/2018


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

NOTE: There are 6 S.C. State Parks that offer a 35% discount to Out-Of-State Seniors (65+)
Baker Creek, Calhoun Falls, Hamilton Branch, Hickory Knob, Lake Hartwell and Sadlers Creek


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 Mnts. Natl. Park (2018) (1 of 19 World Heritage Sites in the U.S.) -

Elkmont
Campground
$12.50 - 10/2018

Cades Cove
Campground
$15.00 - 10/2018

- 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) (2019) -

Meriwether Lewis
Campground
FREE - 03/2019

- 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
👍 👍
MUST TASTE - Nashville Hot Chicken at Hattie B's
MUST TASTE - Memphis Dry Rub Ribs
Border Crossings - ✅TN2KY-✅TN2VA-✅TN2NC-✅TN2GA-✅TN2AL-❌TN2MS-✅TN2AR-❌TN2MO
LOCATE a geocache - GCKCER
OVERNIGHT in a State Park [SR] -

Cedars of Lebanon
State Park
$18.75 - 03/2019


MOST BEAUTIFUL IN STATE AWARD


BEST IN STATE AWARDS

Fall Creek Falls
State Park
$18.75 - 11/2020


and the 2 National Forests -
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) -

Matthews Arm
Campground
$7.50 - 09/2018

Big Meadows
Campground
$10.00 - 09/2018

Loft Mountain
Campground
$7.50 - 09/2018

Fort Monroe National Monument (2018)
Blue Ridge Parkway [All American Road] (469 miles-end to end) (2018) -

Otter Creek
Campground
$10.00 - 09/2018

Peaks of Otter
Campground
$10.00 - 09/2018

Rocky Knob
Campground
$10.00 - 09/2018

Skyline Drive - (105 miles - end to end) (2018)
Colonial Parkway - [All American Road] (2018)
- Visit Jamestown
- Visit Yorktown
Monticello (1 of only 19 World Heritage Sites in The Lower 48)
CAVE TOUR - Skyline Caverns
CAVE TOUR - Luray Caverns
CAVE TOUR - Shenandoah Caverns
CAVE TOUR - Grand Caverns
CAVE TOUR - Dixie Caverns
👍 👍
MUST TASTE - Peanut Butter Pie
👍
MUST TASTE - Virginia Ham
Border Crossings - ✅VA2MD - ✅VA2NC - ✅VA2TN - ❌VA2KY - ✅VA2WV
LOCATE a geocache - GC1A2BQ
OVERNIGHT in a State Park (NRS) -

First Landing
State Park
$44.00 - 08/2018

Shenandoah River
State Park
$46.00 - 10/2020

and the 2 National Forests -
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 [9200 pts] get one free night)


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 Park (2019)
Drive "under and over" the New River Gorge Bridge
Visit the top of West Virginia at the Spruce Knob Observation Tower
CAVE TOUR - Lost World Caverns -
CAVE TOUR - Seneca Caverns
👍 👍
MUST TASTE - Pepperoni Roll
👍
MUST TASTE - A wild ramp (onion)
Border Crossings - ✅WV2PA - ✅WV2MD - ✅WV2VA - ✅WV2KY - ❌WV2OH
LOCATE a geocache - GC17XKF
OVERNIGHT in a State Park [SR] -

Pipestem Resort
State Park
$33.75 - 04/2019

Canaan Valley Resort
State Park
$25.00 - 04/2019


MOST BEAUTIFUL IN STATE AWARD


BEST IN STATE AWARD

Blackwater Falls
State Park
$28.80 - 10/2020

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 (2018 visit)

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
👍
MUST TASTE - Chili Half-Smokes