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Photo taken by H.S. Cooper ©Gulf Islands National Seashore (FL)

Photo taken by H.S. Cooper © Gulf Islands National Seashore (FL)

If you haven’t visited your local U.S. National Park recently, don’t forget that September 28, 2013 is a fee-free day. In celebration of National Public Lands Day, most parks will be free. To find a park near you visit: http://www.nps.gov/findapark/feefreeparks.htm and click on “Find a Park” in the top left corner.

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Photo by H.S. Cooper © Scarecrow at the National Harvest Festival SDC

It is so hard to believe that we are already in the middle of September! This year certainly has went by quickly. In fact, if it wasn’t for a kindly reminder from WordPress, I would have forgotten that today is the anniversary of Three Modern Nomads. It was on this day in 2008 that I finally found the time to sit down and start blogging about our travels. We were in Gold Country (CA) and the WiFi was limited, but I managed to stay connected long enough to get TMN started that day.

We have certainly put on a lot of miles (and tires) since then, but it has been well worth it. America is such a beautiful country and we are very fortunate to have the opportunity to see it this way. Many folks still think we are crazy to live year-round in a recreational vehicle and occasionally I think we are too. Yet I wouldn’t have it any other way.

Looking ahead, I welcome Fall. It means the wheels will start moving a different direction… and a new adventure awaits… 🙂

PLANES…

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Photo by H.S. Cooper © LBJ’s Air Force One-Half

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Photo by H.S. Cooper ©  Naval Aviation Museum

TRAINS…

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Photo by H.S. Cooper © Train Caboose and Silverado

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Photo by H.S. Cooper © Chevy and Train

and ‘MOBILES…

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Photo by H.S. Cooper © Big Rig vs Little Rig

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Photo by H.S. Cooper © Possum Monument

Photo by H.S. Cooper © Possum Monument

A gal at the campground today mentioned possums and that got me talking about the Possum Monument. Yes, the Possum Monument! Apparently I have neglected to mention our pilgrimage to this roadside memorial before.

Off Highway 77 in Wausau (FL) there is a stone monument dedicated to the possum. In 1982 the Florida Legislature passed a resolution that the first Saturday in August would be Possum Day. Now you are probably scratching your head thinking, “Why?” Well, the possum did play a role in helping early Southern settlers during tough times by providing an additional food source… so that’s kinda worthy of a monument. Baked possum is still a popular dish. Of course, modern recipes involve beer and Tabasco sauce!

But what would a monument be without a festival? There is a Possum Festival every year in August. Although this year’s festival is over, you can always work your vacation plans around it next year. 😉

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Photo taken by H.S. Cooper © CRESCENT CITY, CA

Looking back…

In the Summer of 2008 we found ourselves along scenic Highway 101 near Crescent City (CA). We found a nice little campground and enjoyed visiting Redwood National and State Parks, in addition to Battery Point Lighthouse. Although we found ourselves with poor timing and had to return to visit the lighthouse. Battery Point is only accessible from shore during low tide. There are many sites to see along the coast and we look forward to returning in the near future.

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