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Dec 20, 2015 - Six Months

December 22 will mark 6 months for our nomadic lifestyle. We are still enjoying the adventure and find we are always ready to explore new horizons. As with any undertaking, we have ups and downs. We try to enjoy the good moments and keep a sense of humor about the not so good. One hurdle has been traveling while still dealing with commitments in two different states, but we manage. Early in our saga, I wrote about lessons we learned the first few weeks. Now is a good time to add to the list: 1. Direct deposit and bank draft are two...

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Nov 15, 2015 - Noccalula Falls

This morning's weather was just right for a stroll to Noccalula Falls. The sound of rushing water is apparent long before the falls are visible. This spot was really pretty with all the fall colors. The trail around the perimiter of the campground is very nice for walkers, too. After breaking camp, we drove to Guntersville, then turned northeast again and drove the scenic route in the mountainous area beside the Tennessee River. There were a lot of fishermen out today and lots of little black ducks. We crossed into Tennessee and took I-24...

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Sep 15, 2015 - A Busy Month

This past month has been a busy time. Our only traveling has been between Henry Horton State Park, the Kentucky farm, and our building site in Tennessee. In these past few weeks, we have met with a contractor and the guy drawing up our house plans, and explained our vision of how this home will nest with the grade on the house site. In addition, Gary has given two chainsaws and his tractor a workout, burned one brush pile, and amassed another to burn at the first sign of rain. I have assumed the dubious task of rock removal. Somehow, I...

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Aug 8, 2015 - Scraping Off the Dirt

Well, we knew we'd have to do it sometime. The poor motorhome and Jeep look pitiful after twenty-five days of travel and all the time the engine bay and front door stood open in Glasgow. The cleaning started in earnest yesterday since the kids went back to school. Two days of scrubbing won't get it all, but it is a start. We have to get ready for the next jaunt. Gary has been hacking away at the layers of bugs coating the front of this behemoth, while I am washing the black sandy grime off the interior. We've even had to retrieve the...

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Aug 6, 2015 - Time for Grandkids

August 3 through 6 has been a busy four days for us. The grandkids don't have daycare and school starts on Friday. We spent this four days bonding with them and just hanging out. Dylan and Mia have completely different personalities and are both really good kids. They are growing up so quickly, we hate to miss a moment. I am afraid to blink!

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Aug 2, 2015 - Tennessee

This is the third day in a row that we've gotten an early start. There has been no lingering over a second cup of coffee since the motorhome was repaired! The motorhome is running in top form--hurrah! Gary has sure put it through its paces the last few days. If all goes well today, we should be in Tennessee tonight in time to spend four days with the grandkids. Today, we started out on I-70 east, then I-64 east. Since our base is now Tennessee, we are trying I-57 south to grab I-24 into Nashville. There is major construction on the...

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Sep 29, 2008 - Update: Henry Horton State Park- Chapel Hill, Tn

Update: Monday 9/29/2008 Current Location: Henry Horton State Park, Chapel Hill, Tennessee Current Job: Campground Hosts Weather: Warm today in the 80’s and lows in the mid 50s. Hello to Everyone, Well, we have arrived and set up here in the Henry Horton State Park near Chapel Hill Tennessee. We had no problem finding fuel on the trip up. We drove a total of 410 miles. Fuel ranged from 4.29 to 3.94 gal for diesel. The park is about 40 miles south of Nashville on US 31A. The park nestles in a rolling forest and next to the Duck River. We...

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