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Jul 3, 2014 - Travel Day

What a day! The trip started off well enough. Getting up at a leisurely 3:30 AM, boarding the shuttle to ATL at 5:00 AM and straight to the Atlanta airport. Curbside check-in and at the gate with McDonald’s in hand by 7:30 - easy-peasy. Flight left on time at 9:45 and arrived in Seattle early - 5 hours later. But, that’s where things started to go downhill in a hurry. Called to the gate for the Alaska flight – they had changed planes and had to re-assign our seats. No problem. Oh and the plane was a little “delayed” - by over an hour! OK,...

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May 29, 2014 - Chattanooga

Chattanooga is an interesting place. It is almost on the border of Georgia and only a few miles from Alabama. The big items of tourism interest in Chattanooga are, Ruby Falls, Rock City, the steepest incline railway in the world (at 72 Degrees in one place) and the Battle of Chickamauga. The battle took place 18 - 20 September 1863 over about 10,000 acres and consisted of around 170,000 men. After 3 days of fighting totals were 34,000 KIA, MIA or wounded with the south coming second in the battle. Lily and I did the self guided tour of the...

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OziTerra

Apr 16, 2014 - What is a white coat ceremony?

Greetings family and friends, The last week was a much enjoyed sidetrack in the camping trip. We left the camper and smart car at the campground at Chatahootchie Bend State Park, rented a very comfortable Ford escape titanium and drove to Washington DC for daughter Yarrow's white coat ceremony. As most of you know, she is in her first year of medical school at the Uniformed Services University as a naval officer. The white coat ceremony is a fairly new part of medical school. It originated in 1989 mainly to address issues related to...

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Lavender's Travels

Apr 4, 2014 - Fri. Day:171

Apr. 4, 2014 - Day 171 We woke up to a very dark Fri. out there & when we looked at the Weather Channel it was Tornado warnings all over & it looks like we are heading into it & yes my stress level went up. I took down the hoses, well I thought that I took them down; I forgot to disconnect my faucet "Y" with quick release & Pressure reducer. You may not think that's much but as I bought the replacement parts it totalled up to just over $50. Anyways we left just before 8:00 AM & drove North on the I-75 & we were told by quite a few RVers to...

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Apr 3, 2014 - busy spring break

Tammy and Cassidy got here Sunday evening. Of course we thought Tammy drove way to fast because they got here in a little over 4 hours. Was so good to see them. It has been eight months since we saw them. Of course Cassidy has grown alot. Monday we went to Incline Railroad, Rock City, and Ruby Falls. Well I should say they, Tammy Cassidy and Donald, went and I sat in the truck or on a bench. Donald said to Tammy I told you she wouldn't do anything. I just can't do it. Tuesday we went to the Aquarium. There is two different building so...

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Don't wake me up

Mar 27, 2014 - what a day

We started out this morning was only going to drive about 147 miles to Helena Al. The Passport America book said you had to call ahead to get passport rates. We stopped at a rest area and Donald called and they said they didn't have any empty spots. So we got our books out and started calling. We called 3 other camp grounds and there were all full. Donald ask at the last one if something was going on and they said all of the Al. schools were on spring break.So we decided to go ahead and drive on to Chattanooga. We called and got 2 more...

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Don't wake me up

Nov 20, 2013 - See Rock City

I am a little behind on my updates; made the trip from Florida back to KY, drove thru St Petersburg FL on the Sunshine Skyway bridge which was pretty cool. Then on to Chattanooga TN, the fall leaves were beautiful. Growing up we made many trips to FL for family vacations and I remember seeing hundreds of billboards, barn roofs, sides of barns and signs all saying "See Rock City", so I finally did. A lot of Rock formations and tunnels you go thru to a large waterfall under a rock platform where you can see seven different states. A nice...

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Oct 13, 2013 - Chattanooga, TN

After waiting out several days of heavy rain, we were happy to find a beautiful sunny day in which to travel the 305 miles to Chattanooga. It was an easy move with several quick rest stops. Our destination park was the Holiday Trav-L-Park of Chattanooga, which is actually located in Rossville, Georgia. As we followed I-24 and I-75 the last few miles to our park, we were amused to hear our GPS say……”now entering Georgia”.......then a moment later…….”now entering Tennessee”........then 5 minutes later……”now entering Georgia”. I guess that’s...

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Oct 10, 2013 - Two Out of Three

Our plan today was to hit the big 3 attractions on Lookout Mountain – Rock City, Ruby Falls, and the Lookout Mountain Incline. A late start limited us to 2 for 3. We skipped the Incline, but there’s always tomorrow. We started out at Rock City. It’s one of those iconic ‘50’s sights that you wanted to stop and see because of the advertising that was seen on barn roofs around the country. The signs are kind of like what you see for Wall Drug and South of the Border. In 1936, Garnet Carter began the famous barn roof advertising campaign to...

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2013 Fall Escapade

Oct 9, 2013 - Tennessee Aquarium

We spent our first day in the Chattanooga area at the Tennessee Aquarium. It’s really a nice aquarium. It’s located on the banks of the Tennessee River and tells the story of the river – following the path of a raindrop from the streams of an Appalachian Forest to the Gulf of Mexico. River Journey is the original Aquarium building and features freshwater habitats primarily from the Southeast, but also includes some from around the world. There are two living forests under glass. Ocean Journey goes beneath the surface where 10-foot sharks,...

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2013 Fall Escapade

Jun 29, 2013 - Full Day In Chattanooga

It's not very often I do this to you, but I have 44 pictures in this blog (down from the 165 I took). We finally made the 45 minute drive up to Chattanooga there was a lot to see and do in one day. Tennessee Aquarium We started on the riverfront where we began the day at the Tennessee Aquarium. We first thought we should skip this, but it's rated number one in the nation for guest satisfaction and is the largest freshwater aquarium in the world. It's housed in two huge buildings on the waterfront of the Tennessee River - the Ocean...

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May 1, 2013 - Day 3: Tennessee Aquarium

You may remember that we visited Chattanooga last year when we were at Newport KOA. We loved the city and did most of the tourist things but didn't make it to the aquarium. So that's where we're headed today! We arrived at the aquarium about 10:30 and didn't leave until 2:30! There are two buildings: the River Journey and the Ocean Journey. Plus we added the IMax 3D, The Last Reef. Everything is very well done and the volunteers who man the various exhibits are friendly and knowledgeable! We took our time going thru the ocean. Then we took...

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