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Foothills Parkway in East Tennessee

Posted: Thursday, November 25, 2021, 11:49 am


View from Look Rock in Foothills ParkwayView from Look Rock in Foothills Parkway

We really enjoyed exploring the Foothills Parkway. The Foothills Parkway is a national parkway in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains in East Tennessee.

The 72-mile parkway connects U.S. Route 129 along the Little Tennessee River in the west with Interstate 40 (I-40) along the Pigeon River in the east. It's definitely worth a visit!


View from Look Rock in Foothills ParkwayView from Look Rock in Foothills Parkway


View from Look Rock in Foothills ParkwayView from Look Rock in Foothills Parkway


Look Rock tower in Foothills ParkwayLook Rock tower in Foothills Parkway

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Back to Badlands

Posted: Thursday, September 30, 2021, 11:43 am


The glorious BadlandsThe glorious Badlands

We can’t find anything bad about Badlands National Park.

We returned to enjoy the spectacular views of this incredibly beautiful area in South Dakota.

It's a must-see destination.


Sunrise at Badlands National ParkSunrise at Badlands National Park


Sunrise at Badlands National ParkSunrise at Badlands National Park


Not a bad view of the BadlandsNot a bad view of the Badlands


All alone in the BadlandsAll alone in the Badlands

Return to Cumberland Mountain

Posted: Saturday, September 18, 2021, 12:37 pm


Return to Cumberland Mountain State ParkReturn to Cumberland Mountain State Park

We have covered a LOT of miles since our first visit to Cumberland Mountain State Park. This is the park where we took our first Airstream for its very first trip back in 2013.

We had fun finding our first campsite again and reminiscing about how we were afraid to unhitch the first night. You know the feeling, right?

Three trucks, two Airstreams and 75,000+ miles later, we think we’ve got this unhitching thing down pat.


Site 118 in Cumberland Mountain State ParkSite 118 in Cumberland Mountain State Park


One of the trails at Cumberland Mountain State ParkOne of the trails at Cumberland Mountain State Park


Cumberland Mountain State ParkCumberland Mountain State Park

Lunch at White Sands National Park

Posted: Thursday, December 10, 2020, 5:41 pm


All alone for lunch at White Sands National ParkAll alone for lunch at White Sands National Park

Lunch stop inside White Sands National Park. We give it two thumbs up for its unique design and otherworldly look. It's also perfectly designed for social distancing during a pandemic.


Social distancing at White Sands National ParkSocial distancing at White Sands National Park

Giant Marfa

Posted: Sunday, December 6, 2020, 10:45 am


Pop art commemorating the western movie GiantPop art commemorating the western movie Giant

Located just west of Marfa, Texas are several large, colorful pieces of pop art commemorating the western movie “Giant.” The movie was filmed at Little Reata Ranch in the 1950s and starred James Dean, Elizabeth Taylor and Rock Hudson. The film was James Dean’s last movie before his death in 1955.

“Giant” was a western epic capturing the drama of a Texas ranch family amidst the prospect of oil riches. “Giant” was added to the United States National Film Registry for being “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant.”

The plywood tribute by artist John Cerney, titled "Giant Marfa," was erected in October 2018. It is located a few miles west of Marfa on US 90, on the north side of the road. A solar array powers a sound system playing country music by Michael Nesmith of The Monkees.


Rock Hudson, James Dean and Elizabeth TaylorRock Hudson, James Dean and Elizabeth Taylor


Rock Hudson in car with James DeanRock Hudson in car with James Dean


Mural featuring Elizabeth Taylor painted by California based muralist John CerneyMural featuring Elizabeth Taylor painted by California based muralist John Cerney


Mural depicts scenes from the western movie "Giant" Mural depicts scenes from the western movie "Giant"

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