East Coast Adventure

Occidental

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We took four weeks and traveled south from Vermont to South Carolina, then up to Maine. We originally planned on the trip being about twice as long (time wise) to visit the same area, but that isn't the way it worked out. The first real report is posted, mainly about our time in New Jersey. Yes New Jersey. There is a vast area covered in forest called the Pine Barrens and we made that our base camp to have a look around.

That chapter is now posted here: https://www.occidentalist.org/new-jersey/

There's a couple of other related introductory posts up as well:
https://www.occidentalist.org/introducing-our-east-coast-adventure/
https://www.occidentalist.org/closed-for-the-season/


Our trip down the mid-Atlantic coast (through Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, North and South Carolina) is now posted here: https://www.occidentalist.org/exploring-the-mid-atlantic-coast/

The next chapter of the trip, travels that include Great Smokey Mountains National Park, the Blue Ridge Parkway and Shenandoah are now posted here: https://www.occidentalist.org/from-the-smokies-to-shenandoah/

Our next stop was Antietam National Battlefield: https://www.occidentalist.org/antietam/

Our final stretch of the trip was a dip into Maine to see Acadia: https://www.occidentalist.org/to-maine-and-acadia/

There will be a bit of an epilogue post to finish this trip up as we head back west cross country.
 
The Barnegat Light with the lighthouse keeper statue & the one following are the only visible photos on my iPad. Are the others marked private?

Paul
 
Good morning, Mr. Dental, I was able to view all photos and text and was glad to see such a positive spin put on the state that I grew up in. Most people are only familiar with the refineries and other industrial complexes that are visible from the N. J. Turnpike in the northern part of the state, however there is great beauty and a rich history to be found in New Jersey, as well. As a kid, we vacationed in many scenic areas around the state and my parents spent their retirement years in Waretown, directly across the Bay from Barnegat Lighthouse, where they boated and fished on a daily basis. There are seemingly endless trails criss-crossing the Pine Barrens and lots of exploring to be done there. I trust that during your stay amongst the "Pineys,' you were able to avoid the infamous "Jersey Devil." Thanks for the TR.
 
"Time is our most valuable asset, we have an unknown but finite amount of it, and we want to use the rest of ours wisely."

Well said! :)
 
First installment enjoyed and we're ready for more! We are also John McPhee fans. We chuckled because it sure looked like you ran into your brother out on the Jersey coast. :)
 
Update, finally! After 26 states and 14,000 miles our East Coast Adventure turned into a cross country adventure. I can finally take the time to get these trip reports posted.

Our trip down the mid-Atlantic coast (through Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, North and South Carolina) is now posted here:
https://www.occidentalist.org/exploring-the-mid-atlantic-coast/

I'll be posting the next leg of the trip quite a bit more quickly than the large time lag from the last update.
 
Occidental said:
The next post is up, a stop at Antietam National Battlefield: https://www.occidentalist.org/antietam/


After this we are finally getting pointed toward our final stop of this tour of the east coast road trip, Maine. We should get there in the next post.
Your post on Antietam National Battlefield was thoughtful and very well done. Thank you. This past June Julie & I were down to the Sacramento Valley National Cemetery for a burial service. It is sobering to walk through the row after row after row of headstones, as it should be.

My Dad's twin brother and his youngest brother took part in centennial (1960's) observances and reenactments of the battles their grandfathers fought in during the Civil War.

We appreciate your work and perspective on documenting your travels.

And, of course, looking forward to more. :)
 
Hi- Very few of the photos are on my MacBook, several of the initial videos are. The statue, the monuments for the Wright Brothers, and a few of the ponies are about it, even after ~10 minutes of waiting.
 
dr.tucson said:
Hi- Very few of the photos are on my MacBook, several of the initial videos are. The statue, the monuments for the Wright Brothers, and a few of the ponies are about it, even after ~10 minutes of waiting.
Sorry about that and thanks for letting me know. I had this issue once before but thought it had been resolved, I'll keep tinkering with it. It's hard to diagnose as they all show up for me on all my devices, I think it may be a Mac/Apple related issue.
 
Thanks for the trip.Growing up on the east coast,Philadelphia area I always enjoyed all the history
that has been preserved.
I noticed in your first video you "feeding" the stove,I have that same Vermont Castings stove.
Got it in 2005 ans it has served us well over the years.
Don't use it much anymore,but a great warmer.
Thanks again for posting some familiar sites.
Frank
 
Hello Ed, Great to catch up a bit on your travel adventures. The same problem dr Tucson had I had had but it has since cleared up (Mac). The northeast is a hard place to camper travel outside the frost free months. Glad you figured out how to go. I missed where you have landed. Hope your next chapter continues to be happy traveling.
Rob
 
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