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A YEAR IN THE USA

Hi All,
I returned from 11 months touring round the USA from January to November 2010. I travelled with my husband with a truck and a tent and went from Florida across to San Diego, to Seattle to Maine and back to Florida, with loads in between! (see itinerary below)

It was the absolute trip of a lifetime and we met some fantastic people along the way.

When I get some time I will post more details of the trip up but in the meantime feel free to email if you're thinking of doing the same thing or want to know more.

Our 2010 itinerary

January

Florida

Orlando (arrive)
Fort Myers
Sanibel Island
Rotonda
Naples
Everglades National Park
Key Largo (John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park)
Key West (Bahia Honda State Park)
West Palm Beach
Cocoa Beach (Cape Canaveral)
Bradenton
Ocala Forest natural Springs

February

Florida
Georgia
Tennessee
Oklahoma
Texas
New Mexico

Daytona Beach
St Augustine
Savannah, Georgia
Athens, Georgia
Nashville, Tennessee
Memphis, Tennessee
Oklahoma City
Amarillo, Texas
Raton, new Mexico

March

Colorado

Denver
Loveland Ski Area
Rocky Mountains National Park
Winter Park Ski Area
Grand Junction, CO
Colorado National Monument

April

Utah
Nevada
South California

Arches National Park, Utah
Moab
Canyonlands National Park
Goblin Valley State Park
Capitol Reef National Park
Escalante Petrified Forest State Park
Grand Staircase/Escalante National Monument
Kodachrome Basin State Park
Bryce Canyon National Park
Zion National Park
Las Vegas, Nevada
Death Valley National Park, Nevada
Joshua Tree National Park, California
Oceanside
San Diego
Los Angeles

May

UK

June

North California
Oregon
Washington

Los Angeles
Refugio State Beach
Sequoia National Park
Kings Canyon National Park
Fresno
Yosemite National Park
Redding
Lassens Volcanic National Park
Redwoods national Park
Oregon pacific coast
Lincoln City, Oregon
Olympic National Park, Washington

July

Washington
Montana
Wyoming

Seattle, Washington
Mt Rainier National Park
Glacier National Park, Montana
Bozeman, Montana
Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming
Grand Teton National Park
Jackson Hole
Fossil Safari, Kemmerer
Rock Springs

August

South Dakota
Minnesota
Michigan
Ontario, Canada
New York
Vermont
New Hampshire

Custer State Park
Mount Rushmore
Crazy Horse Memorial
Wind Cave NP
Badlands NP
Sturgis Bike Rally
Sioux Falls
Moose Lake & Duluth, Minnesota
Munising, UP, Michigan
Tahquamenon Falls State Park, UP, Michigan
Sudbury, Ontario, Canada
Wolfe Island, Ontario, 1000 Islands
Kingston and Gananoque
Keewaydin State Park, Alexandria Bay, NY, 1000 Islands
Burlington (Colchester), Vermont
White Mountains, Conway, New Hampshire

September

Maine
New Hampshire
Massachusetts
New York
Pennsylvania
West Virginia
Virginia
Maryland
District of Columbia
North Carolina

Bangor, Maine
Acadia National Park, Maine
Ellsworth, Maine
Bradbury Mountain State Park, Portland, Maine
Portland, Maine
Portsmouth, New Hampshire
Boston, Massachusetts
Myles Standish State Forest, Nr Plymouth, Mass
Cape Cod, Mass
Plymouth, Mass
Syracuse, NY
Lockport, NY
Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
Shenandoah National Park, Virginia
Harper's Ferry, West Virginia
Frederick, Maryland
Washington DC
Rehoboth Beach, Delaware
Virginia Beach and Norfolk, VA
Kiptopeke State Park, Virginia
Kill Devil Hills, The Outer Banks, North Carolina

October

North Carolina
Virginia
West Virginia Kentucky
Tennessee
Georgia

Frisco, Cape Hatteras, The Outer Banks, NC
Richmond, VA
New River Gorge National River, WV
Jenny Wiley State Park, Prestonburg, KY
Danville, Boyle County, KY
Bardstown, The Bourbon Trail, KY
Dale Hollow Lake State Park, Burkesville, KY
Land Between The Lakes, KY
Nashville, Tennessee
Great Smoky Mountains NP
Athens, GA

November

Florida

Savannah, GA
Orlando
Rotonda
Naples
Miami
England

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Comments (11)

  • jekins's Profile Photo
    May 27, 2012 at 4:10 AM

    nice pic VT friend

  • riorich55's Profile Photo
    Mar 3, 2012 at 5:28 AM

    You need to get some time and post some pictures and tips from your 2010 trip. You also need to get up to the Chicago area. Especially the outdoors at the Indian and Michigan State dunes.

  • Durfun's Profile Photo
    Jan 29, 2012 at 5:08 AM

    Wow, You saw all of the US within a year, including a return to the UK inbetween ;-) Very well planned & executed re local climates at the different times of the year!

  • RoscoeGregg's Profile Photo
    Jan 20, 2012 at 9:20 AM

    Thanks for the tip on flights. So glad you got to see some of the American west. Some of the best of it from the looks of it.

    Happy Trails,

    Randy

  • Roadquill's Profile Photo
    Oct 8, 2011 at 10:41 PM

    What a great trip it looks like you had. Best, Karl

  • KidRock's Profile Photo
    Oct 8, 2011 at 2:13 PM

    God I love Yellowstone...time for me to go back! Nice photos!

  • stream&rain's Profile Photo
    Sep 17, 2011 at 1:40 PM

    A year in Bournemouth...Wonderfull time and very kind people there..

    regards

  • nicolaitan's Profile Photo
    Mar 21, 2011 at 5:11 AM

    astounding trip.

  • CatherineReichardt's Profile Photo
    Jan 3, 2011 at 1:17 AM

    Stone the crows - another Potters Barbarian! I grew up opposite the Red Cross ... I have added a little more trivia to my Potters Bar home page for your delectation! I intended to visit when I was in the UK over Xmas, but icy weather scuppered that plan!

  • RickinDutch's Profile Photo
    Dec 2, 2010 at 4:34 PM

    Sounds like a great adventure! Good forum response on Katmai as well. Thanks for sharing.

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