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Best Places to Watch the Solar Eclipse in New Orleans

Although Louisiana is not in the path of the total solar eclipse of 2017, it will still be visible to those who take the time to turn their sights to the sky around 1:29pm.  When you live in a big city such as Baton Rouge or New Orleans, it can be hard to get a great view of the sky, so if you are planning on heading out to watch the eclipse you may want to consider driving a short distance to wide open spaces.  Here is a list of the best places to watch the eclipse from in and around New Orleans. Bayou Segnette State Park in Westwego, LA will definitely be a hot spot for the eclipse viewing.  With its country-like setting and quiet atmosphere it will be a great place to sit . . . Read more

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Where to Watch the Solar Eclipse in Michigan

On August 21st, most of the United States will be in a prime position to watch the solar eclipse. If you happen to be in St. Joseph, Missouri that will be the best possible spot to watch the total solar eclipse. However, if you will be in Michigan, that’s okay too! There are many optimal spots to watch a partial eclipse, as listed below.   1. Robert T. Longway Planetarium - Flint The planetarium will host a livestream of the solar eclipse, plus check out the free safe solar telescope observations and a show about the solar eclipse.   2. Kent Distrtict LIbrary - East Grand Rapids Branch The library is offering free eclipse glasses as well as games and activities for everyone.   3. . . . Read more

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2017 Solar Eclipse: Best Places to Watch in Nashville

Everyone is preparing for the first solar eclipse to cross the United States in 38 years! On Monday, August 21st, the moon’s path will cross with the Sun creating a total solar eclipse for 13 states from Oregon to South Carolina.  Nashville, TN is the largest city in the path of the TOTAL eclipse and we’ve got a list of the best places to view it from. Rooftop Parties There will numerous rooftop parties throughout Nashville, including ones at Acme Feed and Seed, and the Westin Hotel.  All rooftop parties require tickets purchased ahead of time and are selling out fast if not already. Water Parties There’s no doubt the waterways will be jam packed with boats during . . . Read more

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Solar Eclipse and Where You Can See It

On August 21st, there will be a partial solar eclipse viewable around Canada. If you happen to be travelling through the United States, in some parts you will be able to see a total eclipse. There will be 74% coverage in Thunder Bay and it will last from 12:52 pm to 3:28 pm. A few locations where you can catch sight of the partial eclipse: Ontario Science Centre August 21, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. TELUSCAPE, outside the Main Entrance Free admission for outdoor activities Parking is $10 per vehicle (Member discounts apply) Eclipse begins: 1:10 p.m. | Eclipse maximum: 2:32 p.m. | Eclipse ends: 3:49 p.m. York University Admission is free for everyone. WHEN: August 21, 2017 at 1-4 pm WHERE: York University, . . . Read more

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5 Awesome Things To Do in Carthage Missouri

Whether you are out for a day trip or are just passing through, Carthage has one of a kind sights to see! We’ve compiled a list of great activities just for you. 66 Drive in Theatre The theatre is open the first weekend of April and runs through mid-september. At this drive in theater kids ages 5 and under get in free, ages 6-12 is $4 and 13 or older is $8- but be aware that they only accept cash. Precious Moments Park This park includes a Precious Moments inspired chapel, showcasing Samuel Butcher’s (creator of Precious Moments) hand painted murals. There is the option for free guided tours, plus there is an extensive gift shop- the world’s largest Precious Moments gift shop. Kiddiland This . . . Read more

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Labor Day Weekend Camping Spots

Labor Day is around the corner, and we think it is time to start planning your weekend trips! If you are wanting to stay somewhat local, but still have a getaway weekend, this is the article for you. We will list some of the top camping spots in and around Auburn Hills and Midland, Michigan so you can get a jump start on making plans.   As a member of the Route 66 RV Network, A&S RV Center is proud to say that if you are a member of the Route 66 RV Club, one of the many benefits is a 10% discount at all KOA campgrounds! You will just need to show proof of current membership at the time of check in.   KOA: Auburn Hills/Holly This campground is full of fun surprises. Enjoy the jumping . . . Read more

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Top 7 Nature Trails for the Adventurer Around Lake Crystal, MN

Whether you want to go for a day trip or you are passing through the area, these parks are great for getting out to stretch your legs and exploring the local area. Each of these trails has something unique to offer, whether it be fishing, horseback riding trails, dirt biking paths, wheelchair accessible trails and so much more. We have put together a list of the top 7 parks for bird watching, biking, running, walking, dog-walking and more. Minnesota Valley State Trail   North MInnesota River Trail   Red Jacket Trail   River Bend Trail   Sakatah Singing State Trail   South Route Trail   Straight River Trail   . . . Read more

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Best Places for Birding around Regina

Did you know that the Regina area is a great region for bird watching? This is especially true during spring migration and well into the summer months. When you are out RVing, it can be fun to stop and watch the birds for a while to get some fresh air and stretch your legs. Here are some of our favourite places for bird spotting in and around Regina.   A.E. Wilson Park This park is located in north Regina. You may see: brown thrashers, flickers, orioles, mourning doves, several finch varieties, cedar waxwings, vireos, loons, Clark’s grebes, gadwalls, mallards, blue-wing teals, northern shovelers, mergansers, merlins, black bellied plovers and many more.   Wascana Park This park . . . Read more

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