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Oct 18, 2017 - Delayed in Cookeville, TN

Happy hump day! Well we did not get to the Nashville area today due to an engine light on the truck coming on. The good thing is it happened in a city big enough to have a dealership that can help out. The bad news is that they are busy and cannot check it out until tomorrow at the earliest. The good news is there are some attractions to check out like wineries, craft breweries, and quilt shops! More good new; the temperatures are supposed to be in the upper seventies! The bad news; we had to cancel our campground reservation near...

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65 is good!

Apr 5, 2016 - Tennessee State Park Waterfalls

Tuesday, we headed back to the Cumberland Plateau region, heading towards Cookeville. North of Cookeville, we headed to Cummins Falls State Park. This small state park is centered around the 75-foot waterfall on Blackburn Fork River. From the parking lot, we first hiked the short Fall Overlook Trail to the overlook with a decent view of the falls, but the best views would be from the base. We then followed Blackburn Fork River Trail down to river level and then started following the river upstream towards the falls. About half-way, we could...

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Aug 11, 2009 - On the Road for Days

We left Charleston, SC Sunday morning, August 9. We drove for as long as we could and spent the night in the Walmart parking lot in Cookeville, TN. That worked out fine. We have tried to find little spots to stop at to give the kids a break. They are doing a great job traveling for so many hours. We made most of our stops at rest areas. The pictures in this entry show a little of what life is like in the RV.

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The Gilbarte Gang

May 10, 2007 - On the Gainesboro Highway in Gallatin, Tennasee

Today we drove over 500 miles. Maybe closer to 600 miles. We only have one problem which is flat spots on tires. We had to make an emergency stop in traffic just on the Eastern side of Nashville. The trailer tires locked up, and the 5th wheel almost passed us, but I managed to straighten it out. Very scarey. The van in front of me was sliding and I really thought I was going to hit him or hit the big motor home I was being pushed into by the trailer. God must have been looking out for us because we came through it ok, and didn't hit...

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Apr 21, 2007 - On our way - Monterey, TN

We're all packed and hoping we haven't forgotten anything. Kitt is excited...she has no idea what's in store for her, but anytime she's with us and the car (or truck) is involved, she's happy. Left home at 5am...should be an interesting day as this is our first long RV trip.

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Mar 27, 2007 - Mennonite Community, Muddy Pond TN

We drove to the Muddy Pond Mennonite Community today. The Mennonites are a group of Christian Anabaptist (radical Baptists) denominations named after and influenced by the teachings and tradition of Menno Simons (1496-1561). As one of the historic peace churches, Mennonites are committed to nonviolence, nonresistance, and pacifism. There are about 1.5 million Mennonites worldwide as of 2006. Mennonite congregations worldwide embody the full scope of Mennonite practice from old fashioned 'plain' people to those who are indistinguishable in...

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Mar 22, 2007 - Breckenridge Lake Resort, Crossville TN, Elev 1935ft

We arrived at Breckenridge Lake Resort, Crossville TN. This place is south of town and really out in the sticks. It should be very quiet here. There's plenty for us to do here during our week stay. When we checked in at the resort, the manager gave us a lot of information on the area, things to do, things to see. There's actually a state park here that has buffet every day! They certainly do things differently here.

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Jul 6, 2006 - July 6, 2006 - Mennonite Community - Monterey, Tennessee

July 6, 2006 - Today we went up to the Mennonite Community in Muddy Pond in Monterey, Tennessee. The weather was beautiful and a bit cool. After driving around a bit and looking in all the shops, we stopped at the Country Porch Store for lunch. We had sandwiches and wonderful homemade soup and ice cream. Later we stopped at a farm that sold blueberries, eggs and honey. Here she handed us a bucket and showed us where the blueberries bushes were so we could pick our own. There's a picture of Carsen walking out to the blueberries with her. We...

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2006 Elordi Vacation

Jun 5, 2006 - Hurricane Mills, TN

We stayed 2 days at the Buffalo KOA. This park is closer to Dan's mother, Florene, who we visited for 2 days. We spent time with Florene, and Dan's cousin Barbara and her husband Garland. They live in a beautiful area, Tennessee Ridge. Their houses are right next to each other with about 3+ acres between them - beautiful trees, just a nice, peaceful place to live. Spent a lot of time catching up on what has been going on, and all the family history and geneology. Barbara is a walking encylopedia of family history, especially the Civil War...

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Apr 2, 2005 - Leaving Cookeville

After an unexpected trip to an Endodontist in Nashville yesterday for a root canal for Harry we're home and packing for our big trip. Lucky timing for Harry as it would have been a drag to spend our first day in Auckland trying to find a dentist! We're going to spend the night in a Nashville motel so we can be at the airport at 5:00 AM, which will really feel like 4:00 AM since the time is "Springing Forward" for daylight savings at 2:00 AM. When we finally get to Auckland it will be early Monday afternoon here and early Tuesday morning...

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We Deserve A Break



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