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Sep 12, 2020 - Rain, rain, everywhere

We got up at 0600 and Spikey immediately checked the weather as it had rained last night and was raining lightly when we got up. There was a weather alert for flooding in Willsboro and the surrounding areas. We had received 1 1/2" to 2" of rain overnight. Spike and OT had planned a scenic route for us to take today on a 2 lane hiway. But with this potential for flooding we decided to err on the side of safety and stick to the Interstate today. Kinda boring but definitely safe and flood free. So after a trip to the dump station to do the...

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RV-Travels-2020

Jul 22, 2020 - Cumberland Falls State Park

We drove for about four hours to this state park, arriving in the rain, no ranger on duty,no person around at the store,no one.We waited in the truck for the rain to stop and it did after about 1/2 hours. We walked down the road from where we had parked the truck and trailer, to look at the campsite. The camp reservation told us the site number and the length of the campsite. It told us that the campsite would not allow anything over 30 foot, our trailer is 26 foot, so we are good!!! NO WE WEREN'T I had a 10 foot truck and 26 foot trailer....

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Jul 19, 2020 - Cumberland Mountain State Park

Driving only three hours today, the weather is 88-94 outside and rain off and on in the afternoon. Leaving again around 11:30 and getting to our campground around 2:30 p.m. We shall be camping for about three days and running around to do some MUNZZE and GEOCACHING in the area. Harley has been gone now over four days and Norma told me that we should have not put him to sleep, she said that she does miss him sitting next to her in the truck and next to her on the seat in the trailer. I told her is was the best thing to do, he was not himself...

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Apr 27, 2020 - Pigeon Forge, TN

2020-04-28.Pigeon Forge We have been staying at Up the Creek RV Camp outside of Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, for a week. This is one of our favorite parks. We first stayed here 8 years ago when the owners first purchased the park. We loved it then but it is even better now. We are in a pull through site but the ones that back up to the two creeks that run through the park are really nice as well. Our packet of information was waiting for us so it was a no contact check-in. The weather has been iffy; two days of rain, then two nice days, then...

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Apr 22, 2020 - Crossville, TN

2020-04-22. Crossville, Tennessee Though the state parks and all but essential businesses are closed in Tennessee, private campgrounds are apparently considered essential so long as the campers are self-contained. The bathrooms/showers and public areas, including the office, are closed but everything can be done online or on the phone. Groceries, drug stores and home stores, like Lowe's are open and many restaurants offer online ordering, delivery, carry-out or a drive through. We spent 3 nights at Ballyhoo Campground in Crossville,...

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Jul 25, 2019 - Day 70 - Crossville KOA, Crossville, TN

I know we're not in Kansas anymore (or Maryland for that matter) when I wake up and the RV temperature is 3 degrees below the thermostat setting. I should have had the heat on last night. I need a jacket and jeans to get out the door with LJ. That hasn't happened in over a month. Just as I walk out, I remember that I need to take the trash out; I took it with me last night but couldn't find a dumpster. It wasn't where the map said it was. So I've got my coffee mug in my right hand, LJ's leash and the trash bag in my left hand as we start...

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2019 Summer Big Trip

Sep 2, 2018 - Bean Pot Campground

Another day of mostly Interstate; easy driving except for the rain. But that brought its own benefits. The last couple of days have been really hot and we had to run the air conditioner in the RV, which meant I can’t hear Sam (or anything else for that matter) because it is so noisy. I kept watching the outside temperature readout as we drove along, and it stayed in the low to mid-70s most of the way. Here we can comfortably sit outside and read, and should be able to sleep tonight in peace and quiet. We are at the Bean Pot RV Campground in...

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Family in PA

Nov 9, 2017 - Cumberland Mountain State Park

Monday-After a good night's sleep we all awoke with no repercussions from yesterday's hike. The weather was not nice; it drizzled all day long so we just stayed in to just catch up on the computers and house stuff. Later in the afternoon we drove into town to check out new phones. But I didn't find anything I could not live without so we headed to the door. On an afterthought I asked about a flash drive for my phone. And I could not live without that. About dusk the rain let up enough for a campfire. Tuesday-It poured down rain last night,...

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Nov 5, 2017 - Fall Creek Falls State Park

Today we went with Glen and Nancy to Fall Creek Falls State Park. Glen drove so Don was able to admire the countryside without giving me heart failure. The trip took a little less than 45 minutes to get there from our campground. The first stop of course was the nature center for a trail map and information. We were advised to take the upper loop trail so we could see several of the falls. This trail started just outside of the nature center with the first of the falls. It was not very high, but very pretty nevertheless. After taking some...

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Nov 4, 2017 - OU football

We had a leisurely morning again. (I think this actually translates into getting lazy.) Nothing much planned, so Don spent time on the computer and I did some housecleaning and laundry. Just after we started our walk (we had been doing laps around the campground to equal a mile) I remembered that the OU game was on, so we did a quick U turn and headed back to the TV room. The game was on a channel that had come in really clear the day before, but of course would not come in at all today. So we reversed course again to continue our walk. On...

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Nov 3, 2017 - Friends!

After staying home for 2 days we were ready for another break in the weather. And as luck would have it, we had another opportunity to connect with friends, John and Sue. They were on their way home from a trip to the coast, so we planned to meed at the Dunkin Donuts for breakfast. It was SO good to see them again. They are friends from our Big Bend days. And this why we love our life; we get to make and see so many friends as we travel across our beautiful country. Afterwards we went to Walmart to stock up on a few items before heading...

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Oct 31, 2017 - A lot to Offer

Our day started with clouds, but cleared up enough for us to want to do a little exploring in town. With several choices, we stopped at the military museum. And a great choice it was. We were met at the door by 2 old gentlemen, both veterans, who had assisted with the accumulation and display of thousands of pictures and items. The memorabilia was arranged in a timeline starting with the revolutionary war and forward to the most current of our military conflicts. They had stories and explanations for most everything there. A very small...

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