Summer Road Trip Sneak Peek

It has been a summer full of adventuring, leaving us little time for blog posts, so here is a sneak peak at what we’ve been up to during the summer of 2016.

 

Using the abandoned railroad line into Ocean City, New Jersey as passage through the “back bay” to Crook Horn Creek.

The long endless view of the New Jersey marshlands near Ocean City.
A view from the old Baltimore & Eastern rail line going into Ocean City, New Jersey.

 

Ferrying between the Boston Harbor Islands and exploring the Forts and other abandoned structures left from various time periods.

Taking a ferry to Georges Island, the first stop between the Boston Harbor Islands.
A crab trying to conceal itself between the rocks on the shores of Lovells Island, Boston Harbor Island.

Appreciating the pristine condition created by the protection of the Maine coastline through Acadia National Park and driving the under-developed logging route of the “Golden Trail” into the Maine wilderness.

 

The highly visited, however gorgeous lighthouse, Cape Elizabeth in Portland, Maine.
A chance encounter with a female moose along the logging road, Golden Road, that starts in Maine and goes up into Canada. 

Unraveling the people of Salem’s fascination and commitment to preserving three hundred years of history, trying to promote the positive while profiting off of the negatives.

Looking out the window from the property of the infamous, House of Seven Gables, in Salem, Massachusetts. 
The acclaimed Witch House owned by Jonathan Corwin, which had direct ties to the Witch Trials in Salem, Massachusetts. 

Touring the Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum in Weston, West Virginia and supporting the privately funded attempt to preserve one of the largest hand-cut stone buildings in the world.

The historic and creepy Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum in Weston, West Virginia. 
Featured is an old speaker used during the time of operation at the Trans- Allegheny Lunatic Asylum in Weston, West Virginia. 

Spelunking into a world created by slightly acidic water through soft limestone in Mammoth Cave National Park, Kentucky and tasting the effect of this combination at a few of the areas historic bourbon distilleries nearby in Bardstown, Kentucky.  

A unique tour at the Willett Distillery in Bardstown, Kentucky, one of the last remaining family owned whiskey distilleries. 
The awesome power of the Mammoth Cave National Park, looking up into the caverns. 

Testing the “hype” about the renovation of East Nashville, Tennessee.

Unique graffiti street art in the hip East Nashville, Tennessee. 
An auto repair shop converted to hip coffee cafe space in East Nashville, Tennessee. 

Being able to see America’s industrial past at Sloss Furnaces in Birmingham, Alabama, the only preserved blast furnace open to the public. Serving as a reminder of the haunting sacrifices many Americans made in order to make the United States an industrial powerhouse.  

The haunted and historical multi-use space of Sloss Furnaces in Birmingham, Alabama. 
Looking at one of the destroyed features of the Sloss Furnaces in Birmingham, Alabama. 

Acknowledging the continued struggle of rebuilding New Orleans, specifically in the up-and-coming neighborhood of Bywater and making the short drive from New Orleans into the Bayou to explore Jean Laffite National Historic Park and Preserve.

A view of the worn down community of Bywater in the historic New Orleans. 
An encounter with a baby alligator in the bayou of Jean Lafitte National Historic Park and Preserve in New Orleans, Louisiana. 

Wild pig hunting along the Lumber River in North Carolina with the help of the land and wildlife conservationists from Lumber River Outdoors

Using a green mounted hunting light in search of feral wild pigs in Lumber River, North Carolina. 
Early morning looking for wild pigs from our stand in Lumber River, North Carolina. 

So stay tuned!