Our gas budget is shot

above: mountains in west TX covered in snow from Winter Storm Goliath. With such a long visit with East Coast family near the end of the year, we originally thought of either spending the winter in FL or meandering across the south and skipping the Quartzsite AZ gathering in January since that would require a lot...
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Carnival and (even more) Coasters

We’ve said it before, but these Six Flags season passes turned out to be great for our first circuit around the U.S.! For around $70 per person we got 14 months worth of entry to all Six Flags parks, including free parking (which is usually $20-$25 per visit). As we continued our journey back to...
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Rockin’ redonkulous roller coasters

Our next two stops allowed us to continue to feed our roller coaster addiction. First we stopped at a nice state park in Wisconsin, about 40 minutes from Chicago’s Six Flags Great America. A friend of ours happened to be visiting family in Wisconsin at the same time, so we invited him to check out...
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Northward We Go (To Los Angeles)

After our four-month journey west(ish) from Florida to San Diego, we’ve finally turned north once again. Thus begins our slow crawl (so that we don’t catch up to winter) up the Pacific coast. Once we reach Seattle we’ll turn east for the summer. We split our Los Angeles stay into two parts: first, we stayed...
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Wizarding World of Harry Potter

After Savannah it was time to head to Universal Orlando (yay!). The last time we were there, they were still constructing the new Harry Potter section, so we only caught a glimpse of it from behind fences. We also timed this visit to meet up with Gray and Cindy again during their van-based travels through...
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Six Flags: Great Adventure

After Philly, we took a short hop over to Jackson NJ to check out Six Flags: Great Adventure. Both Mike and I are coaster freaks and we do love checking out the biggest and baddest. When we lived in a sticks & bricks, we would try to visit Cedar Point Park (roller coast mecca) at...
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Busch Gardens, Tampa

While we were in Tampa at the RV SuperShow, we also took a day to visit Busch Gardens right down the road. Since we both love roller coasters, one of our RVing goals is to visit as many amusement parks as possible and ride coasters across the country! Our Busch Gardens day ended up being...
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