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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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Oct 30, 2017 - Obed Wild and Scenic River

After staying in all day yesterday, with a high of 37, we finally got a break in the weather. We wanted to get some pictures of the pretty leaves with the sun shining on them, so drove to the different parts of the Obed Wild and Scenic River, an area we had justn glimpsed in our drive to the campground. It consists of 4 streams: Daddys Creek, Clear Creek, Emory River and the Obed River. Running their course for thousands of years, these streams have cut through the sandstone of the Cumberland Plateau creating a rugged landscape of wild land...

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Oct 28, 2017 - On to Tennessee

We were pleasantly surprised to see that the rain of the night before had stopped. It is so much nicer to get ready for travel without being rained on. Hookup was surprisingly easy, and we were away a bit ahead of schedule. Good thing since we drove longer than usual and the GPS led us on some narrow and winding roads. We knew there was no easy way to get from point A to point B but this was ridiculous. Fortunately, the roads were in pretty good shape, mostly, and we did arrive safely. Although listed as an RV resort, we were pleasantly...

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Aug 22, 2017 - Great American Eclipse

The highlight of our stay in Tennessee was the Great American Eclipse on Monday. We were perfectly situated in Crossville, TN nearly on the centerline of the path through Tennessee. All of my photography gear, Nikon D7000 with 200-400mm zoom lens, pseudo-GoPro, a Fuji point-and-shoot, and even my iPhone) was ready to go except for the Fuji. I had planned on using it to get some pictures of the surrounding during totality, but somehow I had lost the battery charger and couldn't get the battery charged. We all had our eclipse glasses. The...

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