10 Go Back Places

 Posted by at 12:02 am  Nick's Blog
Jul 062018

In a Q&A blog post a while back, somebody asked if there was any place that Terry and I wanted to visit while we were fulltiming but never managed to get to. As I said then, we crossed every place off of our bucket list that we wanted to see. A couple of days later I got a question from somebody asking if there were any places we might want to return to.

Oh, yes. No question about it. We both love the Florida Keys, and we want to go back down to Marathon Key again and spend some time hanging out there. Key West is a little too busy for us, but the middle Keys are fantastic.

We never got the opportunity to spend as much time in New England as we would have liked to, and we want to go back. During Terry’s dad’s Air Force career they lived in Bangor and Limestone/Caribou, Maine and she would like to see them again. Boston is an amazing city, full of history, and there are so many back roads wandering through small towns and villages that we would love to explore.

I spent part of my Army time stationed at the US Military Academy at West Point, and I love the place and the entire Hudson Valley. If we ever go back to New England we plan to spend some time there, too.

Our favorite city is Savannah, Georgia. I can’t explain why I’m so drawn to this historic old town, but if there really is such a thing as reincarnation, I do believe I lived there at some time in the past. Savanna is only about four hours from us, and we will definitely return again.

Another place that we would like to see again is Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan. I could spend a day watching the big Great Lakes freighters going through the locks there. In fact, I have! Talk about a tight squeeze. I have no idea how they manage to do it.

We made several trips to Branson, Missouri before we ever got around to taking in a show there. The countryside is just beautiful, especially in the spring when the dogwoods are in bloom. We spent a couple of days going through the Ralph Foster Museum at the College of the Ozarks and I don’t think we managed to see it all. Definitely worth a return trip.

Speaking of museums, I don’t think anybody could live long enough to see everything there is at all the museums in Washington, DC. We have been to several of them, and I want to go back and see some more.

One of my favorite places is Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. All of Pennsylvania is great, but Gettysburg especially draws me. As history nuts, we love touring the old battlefield, but we are just as fascinated with the old downtown area, which also saw a lot of combat during the Civil War battle there. It’s a charming little town and I look forward to seeing it again.

Another place we really enjoyed was North Carolina’s Outer Banks. We only managed one short visit there, and we want to go back.

And, of course, the Pacific Northwest coast holds a special place in our hearts. It was a real tossup trying to decide between there or here on Florida’s Central Coast when we were looking for a place to hang up the keys. We decided we could tolerate the hot, humid summers here better than we could the cold clammy winners up there. But I’ll admit that there has been a time or two when we both have wondered “what if”?

These ten places are just off the top of my head. I’m sure with a little bit of thought I could come up with twice that many more. And while we are not RVing anymore, our traveling days are not over. Who knows? We may see you someday at one of our favorite places.

Thought For The Day – I was chasing my dreams, but I tripped over reality and busted my head on the truth.

Nick Russell

World-Famous, New York Times Best Selling Author, and All-Around Nice Guy!

  2 Responses to “10 Go Back Places”

  1. My wish is we would have stopped to see you two when we were in the area in early May but that was right before Bill’s hospital stay.

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