Acadia National Park recently celebrated its 100th anniversary which coincides with the 100th anniversary of the establishment of the National Park Service. A substantial portion of the parkland was gifted by John D. Rockefeller, Jr. much as he did to help establish Grand Teton National Park.
Port Aransas is a small town on the north end of Padre Island, just off the coast from Corpus Christi, TX. Padre Island, the longest barrier island in the world, runs along the Texas gulf coast for about 113 miles, from Brownsville near the border with Mexico to north of Corpus Christi. We stayed at the Pioneer RV Resort which is on the beach about 3 miles south of Port Aransas. From the RV park they have a short boardwalk that takes you out onto the sand. In Texas, the beaches are treated as legal roadways so you can drive out onto the sand. Periodically there are access points where you can get back onto the more traditional roadways.
We spent the Labor Day weekend in Ogden, UT, (pics) at the Century RV Park. Not being too familiar with the demand for RV sites during a holiday weekend, we thought it best to book something well in advance so that we wouldn’t be caught short. However, since this RV park is not near to any particular special destination like a national park, lake or mountain area it seemed to have spots available while we were there.