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Oct 10, 2017 - Dandridge, Tennessee

We had another day in Dandridge and were looking for something to do, so I decided to go look at one of the well known motorcycle riding roads in Tennessee. The best known one is the Tail of the Dragon in Western NC/Eastern Tennessee, with 318 curves in 11 miles. We did that one years ago, on the bikes, with a group of about 15 of our HOG Chapter friends. The one we hadn't seen yet near here is called The Devil's Triangle. The area of Devil's Triangle is about an hour drive from Dandridge, off of I-75 north of Knoxville, on the way to the...

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Oct 9, 2017 - Dandridge, Tennessee

Our second day here, we went to the Tinsley-Bible drug store on Main Street. They have an old fashioned soda fountain with great milkshakes and I had heard a fantastic burger. Yes it was! It was one of the best cheeseburgers I've ever had...big around, but not tall, fresh, and delicious! See picture. The whole drugstore was cool to see, old time. Note: For some reason the Bush's pictures loaded first then the drugstore. This narrative is correct, the pictures are out of order for the day. Then we went a few miles down the road to Bush's...

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Oct 8, 2017 - Dandridge, Tennessee

Pictures of Dandridge, Tennessee, the second oldest city/town in Tennessee. We toured the dam and town with Nick and Pam. See pictures. The campground (Anchor Down) was very nice, with a great view of the lake, but they had a lot of rules and were always about getting your money. For example, the pool was down a big hill, by the lake, but there was no place to park a car. If you went, you had to either walk or take a golf cart. They did also have Pickle Ball courts, but you would have had to drive a golf cart to get to them also. They had...

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Oct 5, 2017 - Fishing & Camping with Rob

When Rob came in on Sunday, we went to the property, hooked up the trailer to his truck and drove out to Dayton. He quickly learned how to set up, level the trailer, and hook up the utilities. Then we all settled in with a cocktail for a relaxing week. On Tuesday, Rob and I went out with a local professional fishing guide after some bass. We fished with weedless rubber frogs on top of heavy grass. The bass would come busting up through the grass to hit stranded baitfish (and hopefully our frogs). I think the guide (Billy) called those...

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Sep 30, 2017 - Work at property

We met the contractor, Tim, came to an agreement and he started almost right away. He had already ordered the package from Tennessee Metals to avoid delays while waiting for material. He has his son, his grandson, and another young friend to do the hard work. The subcontractor he hired to prep the site, level the pad and dig out the hill behind the barn came with a big 'ol track bulldozer. Luckily I had an area where the old house foundation was that needed more backfill, so he had a place to lose the dirt he was taking out. So we didn't...

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May 6, 2017 - Beans and diarrhea

It has been raining for 3 days - serious, heavy rain with lots of wind mixed in. After we were buffeted by the high wind on Thursday, it rained all night long. And the temperature dropped as well - we were chilly when we woke up Friday morning! Aaaaand, Scout had diarrhea. Lovely. All over the big rug. We had to put it out in the garage and it may be a goner. Yep, that was bad stuff. We decided to drive over to the nearby town of Chestnut Hill to visit the Bush's Best Beans visitor center. To get there, we had to drive halfway around...

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2017 Life in our RV

May 4, 2017 - May the Fourth be with you!

We had a quiet couple of days at Raccoon Valley. On Tuesday, we were interviewed by Jim and Peggy for their Internet TV program. Our interview will air at the first of June, and I'll let you all know when it is available for viewing. Tuesday evening we went out to dinner with Jim and Peggy at the El Rey Mexican Restaurant in Powell. They left out Wednesday morning for their next stop. Yesterday, we drove to nearby Oak Ridge to visit the Energy Museum. Here's a little history lesson. In World War II, the US was neutral until the Japanese...

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2017 Life in our RV

Apr 30, 2017 - Dandridge, TN - Anchor Down RV Resort

Our journey from Woodville, AL to Dandridge, TN covered 212 miles, all of it interstates 24 and 40 once we got out of Alabama and into Tennessee, except for the last 10 miles or so getting to the RV park. There is so much forest on each side of the road there wasn't much worth taking pictures. We did see a Greyhound bus so had to capture it as we usually only see one or two of them or Trailways each summer. There isn't near as many on the road now as there used to be. We are staying at the Anchor Down RV Resort which is very nice though we...

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Apr 8, 2012 - Easter Sunday

We attended the 6:30 a.m. Easter Sunrise Service at Pittsburg Landing, below the National Cemetery, at Shiloh National Military Park. I especially liked that the pastor directed the attendees, including two Boy Scout groups, to view the rising sun over the Tennessee River, Driving through the Park, I was surprised to see hundreds of the luminaries still lit after 12 hours. Although we returned to the motorcoach at 8:00 a.m., we did not leave the RV Park until 11:00 a.m. as 1) we had to clean and prepare the interior of the coach to put the...

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Wandering Woodruffs

Oct 11, 2008 - Drive To Dandridge, Ky

Writing from Lake Cove Resort, Dandridge, TN Well it seems the head cold Jim has been fighting all week caught up with me yesterday. Kind of “achy” all day. Then later in the afternoon my right ear started hurting. By bedtime I had quite a bit of pain. Of course one thing I did not pack was a heating pad. I know when my ear hurts like this, heat helps. So at 10:00 we loaded up and headed to Wally-World and got a heating pad and some Vicks. I’m a firm believer Vicks. Jim thinks it’s worthless. I keep telling him he’d feel better if he rubbed...

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Jan 11, 2008 - The Endless Caverns Tour

Good Evening Everyone, The campground we stayed in last night also had a natural cave on the property. We had never actually been in a cave, so we took the tour. Located in the Shenandoah Valley it was discovered in 1897 by two boys and their dog while rabbit hunting. Their prey went under an outcropping of limestone boulders, and when they started moving the boulders they found the cave. Wow, can you imagine moving some rocks, and finding a cave six miles long? The tour really was fasinating. We left Virginia headed for Tennessee around...

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