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Bernalillo, NM and Dan in Durango

We had planned to spend a few more days in Bernalillo so we could see Albuquerque. But, the upcoming Dead Horse Point reservation was difficult to get and impossible to change. The days waiting in Clinton, OK used up two of the three days planned for Bernalillo.

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The Great Smoky Mountains

We spent a short rainy day and night in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.  It’s not too far from Manchester, so maybe we can go back and spend more time.  It is the most visited national park because 3/4 of the population of the United States lives within a one-day drive.  Also, because it is beautiful.  If you go, avoid the Tail of the Dragon.

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Leaving Manchester for a While

Today, our little trailer sits next to our Manchester home.  It will soon become our home away from home.


Tomorrow, and for the next 6 weeks, our truck will pull it through 20 states, stopping for overnights in 16.  We will head south first to North Carolina, west to Utah, north to Wyoming, and east to Manchester.

The 6-Week Plan

Manchester, CT
Pine Grove Furnace State Park (Halfway point of the Appalachian Trail)
Sherando Lake Campground (Jefferson & Washington National Forest, Near Blue Ridge Parkway)
Tanglewood Park Camoground in Clemmons, NC
Look Rock Campground (Great Smoky Mountains National Park)
Seven Points Recreation Area (near Nashville, TN)
Village Creek State Park (Trail of Tears, Wynne, AR)
Brush Creek Recreation Area (near Tulsa, OK, Bob Dylan Center, Woody Guthrie Center and Greenwood Rising)
Amarillo KOA (Amarillo, TX)
Coronado Campground (Bernalillo, NM near Albuqurque and Santa Fe)
Pa-Co-Chu-Puk Campground (near Telluride, CO)
Dead Horse Point State Park (near Canyonlands & Arches National Parks)
Kodachrome Basin State Park (near Zion, Bryce, and Grand Escalante Staircase National Parks)
Ridgway State Park (near Salt Lake City, UT)
Gros Ventre Campground (Grand Tetons National Park)
Fishing Bridge Campground (Yellowstone National Park)
Deer Park Campground - (Buffalo, WY)
Game Lodge Campground - (Custer State Park)
Cedar Pass Campground - (Badlands National Park)
Scenic Park Campground (South Sioux City, NE on the Missouri River)
Clarks Ferry Campground (Montpelier, IA on the Mississippi River)
Indiana Dunes State Park (near Indiana Dunes National Park)
Findley State Park (Findley, OH)
Black Moshannon State Park (Philipsburg, PA)
Manchester, CT