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Adventure Ship Bolero Sailing Charters – New Bern, SC

Want to get a different perspective of the New Bern area?  Book a sailing with Captain Paul on the Adventure Ship Bolero!  Captain Paul has over 35 years of sailing expertise and is a wonderful source of information and history of the area.  He offers 1 1/2 hour day and sunset cruises on the Neuse River (we did a sunset cruise and it was lovely).

Captain Paul is wonderful with kids and before they even get on his ship, he gives them a safety speech.  While on the water, he will let them have a turn at the helm and tells great pirate stories.  It will be a kid-favorite activity!

Pricing & Hours

Check out the website for current pricing and tour hours.

http://bolerocharters.com/
(252) 670-5879
Balcony House Guided Tour – Mesa Verde National Park, CO

Tour Basics
Balcony House may only be accessed by guided tour. Cliff dwelling tours are offered from April 1 to November 1st. Park rangers lead all tours, explaining the history of the Ancient Puebloan people and the cliff dwellings.

This one-hour, ranger-guided tour involves climbing a 32 ft. ladder, crawling through a 12ft-long tunnel, and climbing up a 60ft open rock face with two 10ft ladders to exit the site. Not suitable for young children.

See website for current pricing.

Where to buy tickets: Colorado Welcome Center (I recommend here), Mesa Verde Visitor Research Center (right outside park), Morefield Ranger Station, and Chapin Mesa Archeological Center.

Tour Tip: Purchase tickets up to two days before tour day as tours tend to sell out in peak seasons. Bring sunscreen and water on your tour.

Cachuma Lake Campground – Santa Barbara, CA
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Set amidst acres of wilderness flanked by the picturesque Santa Ynez and San Rafael Mountains, lies glimmering Cachuma Lake. Here you will find practically everything you need for a relaxing getaway in the great outdoors. Mild temperatures, typically sunny skies, and celebrated fishing conditions.
Note: There is no swimming of any kind in the lake.
Located off scenic Highway 154 in the Santa Ynez Valley, Cachuma Lake is midway between Santa Barbara and the Danish Community of Solvang.
Address

2225 Highway 154, Santa Barbara, CA 93105,

RV Sites

Cachuma Lake campground offers more than 400 campsites with 100 full electrical, water, and sewer hookup sites, and 30 electrical and water with no sewer (there is a dump station on-site).  There are restrooms and coin operated showers available.  There is a 2-night minimum stay for weekends (Friday and Saturday), and a 3-night minimum stay for holiday weekends.

Cabins

There are four cabins available.  Three six sleepers and one four sleeper (ADA).  The three 6 sleeper cabins are located near the marina and offer views of the lake. These cabins are all equipped with electricity, full bathrooms, kitchenettes, living rooms, private porches, picnic tables and fire pits. Simply pack your sleeping bags/bedding, pillows, towels/toiletries and groceries.

Yurts
There are 7 yurts (cross between a tent and tepee) which feature platform beds to sleep up to 6.  There is a lockable door, lighting, heating and screened windows in the wood and fabric siding. Yurts are set on a bluff with access to the lake shore.  There is a 2-night minimum stay for weekends (Friday and Saturday), and a 3-night minimum stay for holiday weekends.
Campground Amenities

Bathrooms and Hot Showers (coin-operated)
Playground
Lake Cruises
Nature Center
Fishing Pier
Hiking Trails
Marina (sells bait, tackle, fuel and licenses)
General Store & Gas Station
Dog Park
Boat Launch

 

See website for pricing and reservation information.

(805) 686-5054
Canyon de Chelly National Monument – Chinle, AZ
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Canyon de Chelly (d'SHAY) is a labyrinth of canyons where red rock walls range in height from 30' to over 1,000'. On the canyon floor there are streams, cottonwoods and small farms. It is a sacred place, inhabited for nearly 5,000 years. It's silence beckons you to stop and enjoy it's beauty.

The National Monument is comprised of two scenic drives: North Rim (good for morning photos and South Rim (good for afternoon photos). There are overlooks along both roads giving the visitor different perspectives and views. Look for ruins of civilizations past built within the eroded walls.

There is only one hike that is open to visitors without a guide: White House Ruin. It is a 2.5 mile round-trip hike. Allow two hours as you will be descending 600 feet to the canyon floor. Bring sunscreen, hat, and plenty of water.

NOTE: The best way to really appreciate the beauty of this place is to take a Navajo-guided tour. We were going to do this but honestly, I didn't think my kids were old enough to appreciate and understand the history and stories of the guide. After research, I had wanted to choose Beauty Way Jeep Tours, a family run operation that has been around for 60 years. If you are interested in a guided tour, please check out their website at: http://canyondechellybeautywayjeeptours.com/

Year round park hours: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
**Note: Navajo Nation observes Mountain DAYLIGHT SAVING Time from March through the end of October while the rest of Arizona observes Mountain STANDARD Time. When it is 1 p.m. in Flagstaff, Arizona it is 2 p.m. at Hubbell Trading Post.**

There is no entrance fee.

Directions

The Visitor Center is 3 miles (4.8 km) from Route 191 in Chinle, AZ.

http://www.nps.gov/cach/index.htm
928-674-5500
Cave Lake State Park – Ely, NV
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This is a first-come, first serve basis campground. The park offers two designated campgrounds: Elk Flat Campground and the Lake View Campground (close to the lake). All sites are level and include a fire pit with grill (there was a fire ban when we were there), table and parking. There are no hook-ups but does offer flush toilets and showers.

Activities here include: excellent trout fishing, boating, swimming, hiking, camping and picnicking.

Phone: (775) 296-1505 (Leave message only)
Dreher Island State Park – Prosperity, SC
3677 State Park Road, Prosperity, SC
29127
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Located a half hour northwest of Columbia, SC, Dreher Island State Park is spectacular!   First, it's location cannot be beat.  The park consists of three islands that jut out into beautiful Lake Murray.  This provides excellent lake views just about any place you are hanging out.  There are two camping loops, both with many lakefront sites that can accommodate rigs up to 45 feet (trailers 30 feet).  Sites are roomy, scenic and the campground is well-maintained.  Lake Murray is one of the best-known largemouth and striped bass fishing destinations in the South.  Fish from shore. bring your boat from home or r rent one.  Boat delivery to your campsite is available from outside vendors.  Don't have an RV or tent?  Beautiful Island Villas are available for rent too.  Either way you decide to stay, there will be plenty of things to do or you can choose my favorite activity.... do nothing but relax!

Campground:

Ninety-Seven paved sites located on two loops may be used by both RVs and tents, while 15 sites are for tent campers only.  Each site has water and electrical hook-ups and a picnic table. Many sites accommodate RVs up to 45 feet, others up to 30 feet. There is a dump station available as well.   All sites are convenient to hot showers and restrooms.  Leashed pets are allowed!

Cabins:

Five lakeside villas include linens, basic cooking and eating utensils, heat, air conditioning, gas fire logs, microwave, satellite television, complimentary wi-fi, automatic coffee maker, screened porch, outside grill and picnic table.   A three-bedroom villa is user friendly for the physically impaired.

Pets are not permitted in villas or villa areas.

Please visit website for pricing, reservation information and more details.

Available Activities:

Bicycle Riding
Boat Launch & Ramp
Dump Stations (Camping & Marine)
Fuel (marine)
Hiking
Marina
Photography
Playground
Recreation Programs
Retail Store
Swimming

803-364-4152
Fort Macon State Park – Atlantic Beach, NC
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Fort Macon State Park is a restored Civil War-era fort, a museum, a coastal education center and also offers a beautiful beach for swimming, surf fishing and beachcombing. Watch the movie in the Visitor's Center to hear of the storied past of this fort before setting off to explore yourself.  There are many recreated room scenes to get a feel of what life was like at the Fort during it's different periods of occupation.  Museum rooms offer insight into weapons, historical dress and communications to name a few.  We were lucky to see a musket demonstration while we were there and sometimes they will have cannon demonstrations!  Plan a couple of hours to see everything.

Admission is Free!!

Hours
9am - 5:30pm Daily for Fort Macon
Beach open Memorial Day - Labor Day 10am - 5:45pm

Address
2303 East Fort Macon Road
Atlantic Beach, NC

(252) 726-3775
Great Basin National Park – Baker, NV
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Hard to get to and hard to forget! Situated close to the border of Utah, this park rises from the desert floor to lush forest with lots of wildlife. The impressive Lehman Cave tour is a must. There is a Junior Ranger Program and the rangers offer other programs such as astronomy.

All Great Basin National Park Campsites are first come - first served. Reservations are not available for overnight camping. There is a choice of five campgrounds. We stayed at Wheeler Peak which is spectacular. To get to this campground, note that the road is closed to single vehicles or trailers in excess of 24 feet in length. The road is narrow, winding, and climbs an 8% grade in 12 miles.

Recommend the Alpine Lake Loop Trail (2.7 miles) which connects to the Bristlecone Trail that takes you to an ancient bristlecone pine grove.

Please note that having a pet with you will limit your activities in Great Basin National Park. Kennel services are not available in or around the park.

http://www.nps.gov/grba/index.htm
Honeyville Colorado – Durango, CO

Honeyville is home of "Colorado Made" specialty honeys, honey jams, jellies and sauces. The indoor glass beehive is great for kids and sometimes, you can watch them bottle their products through windows in the store.  Contact them for a catalog or you can order online!

Address
33633 Hwy 550
Durango, CO 81301
 

http://www.honeyvillecolorado.com/
800-676-7690
Hubbell Trading Post N.H.S. – Ganado, AZ

Hubbell Trading Post offers a step back in time. It is the homestead of trader John Lorenzo Hubbell who began trading here in 1876. You can take a self-guided tour of Hubbell's homestead and/or pay $2/pp to take a guided tour of his home. The Trading Post is still open for business, selling food and sundries. Don't forget to check out the Jewelry and Rug Rooms. Traditional pieces are created by artisans from across the Colorado Plateau and traded here and available for purchase.

Hours & Fees

Year round park hours: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
**Note: Navajo Nation observes Mountain DAYLIGHT SAVING Time from March through the end of October while the rest of Arizona observes Mountain STANDARD Time. When it is 1 p.m. in Flagstaff, Arizona it is 2 p.m. at Hubbell Trading Post.**

There is no entrance fee but a $2/pp fee for the guided house tour.

Address

1/2 Mile W. Hwy. 191 on Hwy. 264 Ganado, Arizona 86505

Directions

Hubbell Trading Post National Historic Site is located at mile post 446.3 on AZ state route 264. Visitors traveling on I-40 can take U.S. Highway 191 North to Ganado and drive west on Hwy. 264. If you are traveling from Gallup, New Mexico, you may take U.S. Highway 491 North to U.S. Highway 264 west toward Ganado, through Window Rock,Arizona. When you are driving south from Chinle, Arizona on Hwy. 191 you will drive east when you reach Hwy. 264.

http://www.nps.gov/hutr/index.htm
928-755-3254

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