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Oct 22, 2017 - Historic Franklin

We found our way to Kelly (daughter of our friends Fred and Karen in Mesa) and Jeff's house in historic Franklin today. Thank heaven for the GPS when it works! It was a perfect day for touring and more perfect for touring in their convertible! We started at the Carnton Plantation where we learned that the Battle of Franklin in 1864 was the scene of the worst fighting in the Civil War. The home was turned into a hospital to deal with the thousands of injured. There is a book called The Widow of the South that Kelly gave me to read that tells...

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65 is good!

Sep 26, 2015 - Carnton Plantation

Today seems destined to give us gray skies and more rain. Gary has elected to work on the house site while Carol and I go play in Franklin. If you have not been to Franklin, Tennessee, plan a visit; there is so much to do and see! We started by driving to Rooster's on Columbia on the outskirts of Franklin to do a little shopping. I can now proudly say that I have "officially" begun my Christmas shopping! Next, we toured some of the streets of Franklin, admiring the many beautiful old homes. After that, we parked in the free downtown parking...

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Dec 10, 2013 - Kappel and Lauren's Wedding

Kappel Cloninger and Lauren Ellis were married on September 22, 2012 in Franklin TN. Kappel is the son of my younger brother Curt and his wife Tish. Lily, Kap's sister came from Nashville for a couple of days to make pillow covers for the wedding party to sit on at the reception. What a nice sister (and Aunt)!! Valli and I drove south for the reception dinner on Friday night and spent the night, a night without kiddos. Brad, Sam, and Jack and Julie, Ernie and girls came the next day for the wedding. What a beautiful wedding it was!...

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Jun 12, 2012 - Arrived in Franklin, TN

We arrived in Franklin, TN on Tuesday June 12th to visit Family and we had a wonderful time. We had the best time ever with Family. The food was great and was prepared with excellence. What a wonderful time. When I first arrived I had a loose or possibly broken tooth. I was cared for with the same excellent by family. They glued my tooth back on and re-wired my braces. I could not have been cared for any better. With our Love to Family, Arthur and Sharon

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Simpson RV travels

Jul 14, 2011 - Franklin, Tennessee

Took a short road trip to Franklin, Tennessee. Franklin is a pretty little town not very far from Nashville. We walked through antique shops and had lunch at Merridee's Bakery and Deli. I stopped in at the local quilting store, The Quilting Squares, in Franklin. They carried lots of fabrics that had the old colonial colors. Loved it! I found out there was an Appalachian Quilt Trail going on throughout the state of Tennessee. I could have spent the rest of our travel time just visiting these little shops. You meet the nicest people in...

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Jul 6, 2011 - Top Spot to Live in the USA -#64- Franklin, Tennessee

Bill and I had different ideas of where to stay in Nashville. I wanted to get there and then figure out where to stay. Bill wanted to check out Franklin, TN which is in the top 100 cities to live. He was driving, so he got to choose. After bunkering down for the night in a grocery parking lot, we woke to more - YES THAT'S RIGHT - Heat and humidity! We toured their downtown area which is strikingly similar to Orange, CA, and took a walking tour of the civil war history. Love the south, but manthey were not always too bright in this war. I...

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Oct 29, 2010 - Bledsoe Creek SP and Franklin, TN

We awoke to very cool temperatures but a brilliantly sunny day with deep blue skies. We decided to drive about 30 miles to Bledsoe Creek State Park near Gallatin, TN. The countryside is lovely here; steeply rolling grazing and farmland turned golden by the fall. The state park has good camping facilities although we did not camp here. It also has wonderful picnic, fishing and boating areas located on Old Hickory Lake and the Cumberland River. Good for kayaking too. However, the weather was too chilly and windy to launch the boats so we took...

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Westward Ho

Oct 18, 2010 - Once Upon A Time We Owned A Truck

Things, they are a changin’. We were very fortunate that the Honda dealership allowed us to keep the truck over the weekend so we could haul the Everest to Cullum and Maxey. This morning we hitched up the Everest for the last time. It was sort of a bittersweet experience. The Everest is definitely a full-time RVers RV. It is roomy and comfortable. We’ll miss those aspects of owning a 5th wheel. However, we are so looking forward to traveling along the not so beaten path and parking in more rustic campgrounds. After getting the Everest...

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Scratchin' the Itch

Oct 3, 2010 - Finally Family

Now that it’s the weekend, we can finally concentrate on something other than RV repairs. The service department is closed, the manufacturers are closed, so we can go out and play. I’m not sure everyone would classify washing the RV as “play”, but that’s what Gene chose to do Saturday morning. This is one of a very few campgrounds which allow you to wash your rig. They actually encourage washing here. I think it’s their effort to get some of these old junkers looking a little better, but since we’ve been coming here and washing our rig...

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Scratchin' the Itch

May 7, 2010 - Never too Old to Learn

The City of Franklin was founded by Abram Maury, Jr. (1766-1825), who was also a State Senator and is buried with his family in Founders Pointe, October 26, 1799 and was named after Benjamin Franklin, a close friend of Dr. Hugh Williamson, a member of the Continental Congress for whom Williamson County was named. For most of its first 180 years, Franklin was a tranquil, small county seat. In the years prior to the American Civil War, Williamson County was one of the wealthiest counties in Tennessee and Franklin was the center of plantation...

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Apr 8, 2010 - Civil War Battle at Franklin, TN

On April 7, we drove to Franklin to see two particular houses. One was Carnton. Carnton was used as a hospital by the Confederates. It’s a beautiful house and the floors are still blood-stained. The rooms are large, very spacious. No pictures were allowed, so we’ll just have to remember it in our minds. We were told 300 soldiers were in the house, with about the same number on the grounds. Most notable about the property is the cemetery the family established for Confederate soldiers. The battle at Franklin was fought in the town and the...

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Sep 9, 2009 - Franklin, TN

Franklin is not as popularly known as a civil war site as alot of other historical places. The battle only lasted 5 hours but the toll of killed or injured men was around 10,000. This battle took place in the yard of a plantation owner where the Carter House still stands today. Carnton Plantation was used as hospital and has a very interesting story behind it. There are still blood stains on the floors of the home. There is a book based on the owners of the home during the time of the civil war. Since the McGavocks did not keep diaries, it...

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