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Dec 27, 2018 - a LONG day

Today we did the last driving day home for Thanksgiving in reverse. Then it took about 9+ hours; today it took more like 12. It rained more or less more or less the entire day. We were glad it wasn't snow. That would have made us stay home. When it snows where we live, the road crews know what to do about it. A few hours after the final flake and the roads are good to go. Down here a paralysis sets in when they get an inch or two. This is not hyperbole; we've experienced it. While the rain was never hard, it caused a fender bender or two....

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Nov 18, 2018 - halfway

Always a good strategy to drive through Atlanta on Sunday. We made such good time we could have easily driven an hour longer. But our home is waiting whenever we get there and there’s no need to rush. Now that we have made this drive a few times, it seems shorter every time we do it. Funny, the games your mind plays when you know what to expect. It’s autumn here in Tennessee and we see trees with brilliant foliage. There were lots of RV's on the road, also heading north. What are they thinking? I’m still wearing my sandals, but not for...

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Aug 17, 2018 - Chattanooga, TN

Fri, 17 Aug: Heading south... After two relaxing, and very wet, days at the FMCA Campground it was time to head out. As FMCA (Family Motor Coach Association) members we are allowed two free nites stay each month, so we'd stayed our August limit. We got an early start as our intent was to spend the nite at the Escapees park near Knoxville, TN. We planned to arrive early in order to do laundry. Alas, such was not to be... Sandi pulled out of the campground around 0750. She backtracked east on OH 32 to I 275 which we took south toward the...

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Aug 2, 2018 - Day 3 - Chattanooga to Albany, KY

LET THE GAMES BEGIN!!! Or, should I say the shopping. Well, we got up at 6 am, ate breakfast at the hotel, filled up with gas and headed for Signal Mountain Road just north of Chattanooga. We figured we would be sitting in front of the first sale waiting for it to open. Years of dreaming and months of planning and finally the day is here. But just like the immortal words of Robert Burns, “The best laid plans . . . “ The early morning fell apart in short order – 1) Signal Mountain Road was down to one lane of traffic, so we had to sit for...

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Highway 127 Sale

Jun 27, 2018 - We've been released from Camping World jail!

Today started our forth week here. But we did get our 'get out of jail' card today and WOW it wasn't free! We took the motorhome to service at 8AM today and by 1PM the roof air conditioner had been replaced. Finally all three ACs are blowing cold air. Hopefully they have the capacity to keep us cool in the Arizona summer. All the paperwork is done for the house purchase and the mobile Notary will be here at 11AM Thursday. Once we are done with the Notary we're start heading west! We will be just one day short of three months since we closed...

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Jun 16, 2018 - Chattanooga - Doing tourist stuff.

Wednesday Eric came up from Marietta to have an overnight visit. Wednesday we decided to see Ruby Falls. It had been over 20 years since our last visit. I had forgotten how beautiful the falls are. Things had changed a little, they now have WiFi available down in the cavern. Amazing WiFi available 260 feet below ground. The presentation of the falls was improved too now with digital lighting. Thursday we went to the Tennessee Aquarium. Besides the freshwater aquarium they now have a salt water aquarium. We spent about three hours between...

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Jun 13, 2018 - Chattanooga Update

Still here in Chattanooga. Monday the part for our washing machine arrived and we were scheduled in Tuesday morning to have it installed. Installation went great. They had the washing machine out, installed the new control board and reinstalled the washing machine before noon. Once we got back to our site and setup, June started doing laundry. Seven loads of clothes later she was done. The washing machine worked great. I was a little concerned about going to a Camping World for repairs. From personal experience and other's experiences...

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Jun 8, 2018 - Stuck in Chattanooga for three weeks!

We left Adairsville, GA Wednesday and arrived here in Chattanooga at the Camping World campground. Not the campground we would normally choose, but our clothes washer quit working and this was the only service center we could get into before the end of July! Since we have a 'service contract' we have never used we decide to have one of our rooftop air conditions looked at because it has never worked in heat pump mode. Having both fixed there is only one deductible for both repairs. The service checked out the clothes washer and decide it...

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Jun 28, 2017 - Tennessee/our property

Our first destination was to check the property in Tennessee, so we stayed at the Chattanooga North KOA. The next day we went to our property which was completely grown up with weeds in the three months since we were there…got a guy I’ll have to pay to go out there to bush-hog it…that’s what happens when you don’t keep up with the mowing. It rained a LOT in Tennessee this spring. We ate at our favorite restaurant in Cleveland (nothing special, but it’s the best they’ve got), O’Charleys. We stayed an extra day to rest and cook out, (and go...

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May 5, 2017 - Russell Cave

From our base near Chattanooga, we drove to Bridgeport, AL to visit the Russell Cave National Monument. It is a cave where pre-historic Indians lived during the winter months. The cave was declared a National Monument in 1961 by JFK due to the large number of artifacts found here and the length of time the cave was used (almost 9,000 years). The cave is about a half a mile from the ranger's station which we passed on due to the heavy rain. To get to the cave, you pass through the town of South Pittsburg, TN, the home of Lodge cast iron...

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New York and Maine

May 3, 2017 - Battle for Chattanooga!!!

We are ON THE ROAD AGAIN and both of us are happy to be and look forward to a relaxing summer...... Steph's new knee is working well - she doesn't move any faster, but she doesn't wince as much. Hopefully, when the other knee is done in October, the wincing will be gone altogether. Before we left, we observed a timely and pointed sign at the FloraBama bar, which Steph got a picture of – “No, we don’t have wifi . . . Talk to each other!”. Also, Steph kept observing a bird flying into one of the bushes on our lot. In peeking into the bush,...

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New York and Maine

Dec 27, 2016 - half way back

The weatherman said that to have a White Christmas, you have to have at least an inch of snow. After one of the coldest snowiest Decembers we can remember, a warm front came through and took that 2+ feet of snow right down, leaving barely that inch for Christmas Day. The sump pump in the basement was working hard. The warmth made taking down the outdoor decorations SO much easier. It's hard to wind up those stiff wires when the temperature is well below freezing. It felt a bit Scroogey to be taking the Christmas tree down so soon, but there...

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