A Rocking Roller Coaster Christmas Tree

Merry Christmas from Tar Heel Camper!  Enjoy our Rocking Roller Coaster Christmas Tree.  

Happy Birthday! Ooh Rah!

On this day at Tun Tavern, a tavern and brewery in Philadelphia, Penna, the innkeeper was commissioned by the Second Continental Congress to create two battalions of Marines.  November 10, 1775 officially marks the birthday of one of the world’s best fighting forces, the United States Marine Corps.  Tradition has...

Chattanooga Beyond the Choo Choo

When you consider visiting Tennessee, one of the first places that often comes to mind is Nashville:  the state capital, home of the Grand Ole Opry and country music, and one of the few places on the planet with a full-scale replica of the famous Greek Parthenon.  Or, you may...

Free National Park Entrance to 4th Graders and Their Families

Yesterday marked the 99th birthday of our National Park Service.  This agency helps protect our unique outdoor spaces for current and future generations alike.  In a lead up to their 100th birthday in 2016, the White House announced the Every Kid in a Park Initiative. With more than 80% of...

How to Toast a Perfect Marshmallow

Toasting a marshmallow is part art and part science.  Knowing the perfect moment to pull the marshmallow from the campfire is an art form.  It takes patience and practice.  There is a science to toasting a perfect marshmallow, though. We put together a quick an easy guide to help you...

Goodbye Thunder Road

July 26, 2015 was a historic moment for the Carolinas signaling the end of a legend, Thunder Road at Carowinds Amusement Park. Over 160 coaster enthusiasts and thousands of fans flocked into the park to pay their final tributes. This iconic wooden roller coaster has served many millions of riders...

The Rebirth of Kentucky Kingdom

Located in the heart of Louisville Kentucky, Kentucky Kingdom first opened its gates to the public in 1987.  After a dismal start, it closed after only one season and remained that way until 1990. Ed Hart purchased the park in 1989 and led Kentucky Kingdom to what was reportedly the...

A Bavarian Escape in Alpine Helen

Nestled at the southern edge of the Blue Ridge Mountains is a small town that brings the charm of Bavaria to northern Georgia. Alpine Helen, Georgia encompasses just over 2 square miles and boasts a population of 430 but its beauty and small town feel are only part of its...
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  • Reducing the Impact of High Fuel Costs
    Anybody who has been to the gas station recently is aware of the price of gas. With it hovering around $4 per gallon in the …
  • Happy Birthday! Ooh Rah!
    On this day at Tun Tavern, a tavern and brewery in Philadelphia, Penna, the innkeeper was commissioned by the Second Continental Congress to create two …
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