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Apr 25, 2017 - Warrior's Path State Park

After a leisurely morning, we got on the road and continued east. There were three art galleries in Knoxville, and we programmed them into the GPS. The first we could not find as it was in the middle of the University of Tennessee campus, so skipped it. The second was another Bennett gallery (seems there is a chain of them) with a large collection of paintings, some of which would be appropriate for our shows. The woman we talked to there said she would pass the cards on to artists who might be interested. The third was right downtown and...

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Mar 26, 2014 - Cruising Through the Shenandoah Valley

No snow today just a lot of wind. I had a hard time keeping Winnie moving in a straight line. We spent most of the day on I81 as we drove through the heart of the Shenandoah Valley. We’ve been through this area many times before so there were no stops except for gas and to stretch our legs. Today’s trip was to make up some time lost to the snow and travails of Tuesday. We didn’t have time to grocery shop yesterday, so there wasn’t anything for breakfast so it was a perfect opportunity to stop at a Waffle House for Breakfast. I had the...

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May 13, 2013 - Kingsport, TN

We stopped in our old stomping grounds for our annual eye checkup and to visit friends we get to see far too little. Our eyes were found to be in good condition, and we enjoyed a few spirited games of 'marbles' (a homemade version of the old board game SORRY).

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May 18, 2010 - Ohio

Monday, May 17, 2010 Buck Lake State Park, near Springfield, OH The east and central part of this country is beautiful, even when dripping wet, but driving on the Interstate when you can't see the road for the spray sent up by the 18-wheelers whizzing by is not my idea of fun. Obviously, we survived, and tonight are almost the only occupants of a gorgeous state park in Ohio. It seems very well cared for, the pad for parking the van is completely level (a rarity), and we have birds and bunnies to watch. I can't say as much for their...

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May 16, 2010 - Heading Home

Sunday, May 16, 2010 Bush Recreation Area, near Pittsburgh, PA Most of the way home will be on the interstates: boring but speedy. But today we went for the scenic route: beautiful but slow. We seem to have the campground to ourselves (after all the fisher-people went home), and the only things we can hear are the birds singing and the soft rain on the roof. Delightful.

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May 15, 2010 - Temple, PA

Saturday, May 15, 2010 Temple, PA We finished the visit here with a bang: today we went to the The Pagada, which looks like it belongs somewhere in China but is in the middle of heavily populated Reading, PA; we went out for an Italian sandwich for lunch because William had heard about them for all his seventeen years but never tried one; we gathered ten of the family for dinner in a Mexican restaurant; and we attended a performance of the Reading symphony. I particularly enjoyed that because they played so many things I already knew and...

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May 14, 2010 - More Family

Friday, May 14, 2010 Temple, PA We are now at Sam's sister-in-law's house in Temple; his daughter and grandson have arrived from the Dallas area; we have been going non-stop with talking, seeing the sights around here (today was the Market in Lancaster—a huge conglomeration of shops selling produce, meats, bakery products, Pennsylvania Dutch crafts, and almost anything else you can think of), and eating far more than we should. Tonight is another family get-together that will include at least four generations.

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May 11, 2010 - Visiting Sam's Family

Tuesday, May 11, 2010 Blandon, PA Sunday afternoon we arrived at Sam's brother's house in Pennsylvania and have spent the last couple of days (and will spend the rest of this week) catching up on family visits, enjoying real Pennsylvania Dutch cooking, and taking a break from the camper routine. As Sam's only sister passed away a few weeks ago, we will attend a memorial service for her this afternoon and then continue family visiting.

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May 8, 2010 - More Gettysburg

Saturday, May 8, 2010 Codorus State Park, Hanover, PA Today we made it to the park just in time to see a re-enactment of firing a Civil War cannon. The crew of nine men were in Confederate uniform; the lieutenant in charge explained the shells used and the firing procedure and continued to tell the audience what was going on as they cleaned the cannon barrel, primed and loaded it (without the actual cannon ball, I believe and hope!) and fired the thing. Fascinating. I think we can all be glad we were not in either army then. After that,...

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May 7, 2010 - Gettysburg National Historic Park

Friday, May 7, 2010 Codorus State Park, Hanover, PA Gettysburg National Historic Park is huge! We decided to start out by seeing the film they have of the battle. Tickets for this included the cyclorama afterward, and that was a treat as well. You go upstairs into a large round room. On the wall surrounding you is a painting of the battle so that you feel you are completely surrounded by it. The painting, a recreation of the original done by the French artist Paul Philippoteaux depicting "Pickett's Charge", the climactic Confederate attack...

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May 6, 2010 - Fort McHenry

Thursday, May 6, 2010 Codorus State Park, Hanover, PA Today we made a stop at Fort McHenry in Baltimore, Maryland—the place renowned because of Francis Scott Key's writing the words to the Star Spangled Banner on inspiration from his view of the bombardment of the fort by the British in 1812. Our first order of business when we arrived at the fort was to watch a movie about the battle—the story as told by an eye-witness with an actor playing the part very well. I really felt I understood what happened in the bombardment quite well after...

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May 5, 2010 - Chores

Wednesday, May 5, 2010 Greenbelt Natl Park, Washington, DC We decided to stay an extra day at this park because they had a little flyer available showing us where to find grocery stores, laundromats, and RV supply stores. They were all very close to the park, so we spent most of the afternoon doing chores and the rest of the day being lazy. Not too exciting, but necessary now and then.

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