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Sep 10, 2018 - More Rain!

Had a sunny morning and got on the road very early. We decided to try to find a good restaurant, and succeeded very well although the 21 miles the phone said we would have to drive to get there turned out to be narrow and twisting, so it took a while. The Black Olive in Jonesburough, Tennessee, served great Italian food, of which we partook all too freely. We’ll get back on Sam’s diet this evening. The trip back to the Interstate was much easier and quicker, but as soon as we got on I-81, it began raining. Continued all afternoon. Sometimes...

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Family in PA

Jul 14, 2018 - Tennessee, Part 1

Through the years, Vivian and I were always looking for new places to visit. In the early 1990s, while attending the RV show in Edison, we met a couple who introduced is to the National Hikers and Campers Association (NCHA). They explained how the association held national campventions every summer in different regions of the country. That couple was Sue and John Parke and it began a string of six road trips for us with a new group of camping friends. The first campvention we attended was in Brainerd, Minn. The second one was in Lebanon,...

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Southwest trek

Nov 2, 2017 - Started home

Date: November 2, 2017 Tonight’s Location: Knoxville, TN, Best Western Cedar Bluff Mileage: End - 23703 Start - 23314 Total Miles for the day: 389 Weather: sunny Temperature: start 64º High 76º Wildlife count: Groundhog Year List: 361 Birds: We were in no hurry this morning to leave Charleston, as we didn’t want to be in the traffic, so we left at 9am, and had no problems. We could not figure out why our Chev GPS wanted us to take a very circuitous route through the mountains, but after some examination, we discovered that we had...

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Eastern fun trip

Sep 11, 2017 - Lunch With Kate

I shared the road today with a convoy of utility trucks heading south. I guess workmen from all over the country will be converging on Florida to help retore power. Arrived in Knoxville in time to have a late lunch with Kate. So nice to catch up with my friend who I met when we were living in Ohio. It started drizzling when we left the restaurant and it is still raining. Supposed to get windy conditions tonight but that should be all from Irma. I had my mail packet sent to Kate's house and I spent the better part of the afternoon dealing...

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Apr 20, 2017 - Across Tennessee

After a week in Nashville we have packed up and are on the move, heading north, sort of. We decide not to take the same road as we did coming down, so we will head east to Knoxville and then north. After the torrential rains the last two afternoons, it was nice to wake up to a sunny morning. On the way we stop to get a few groceries, remembering we have to start watching what we have as far as fresh fruits, vegetables and meat and consider what we are allowed to take across the border. At least we remembered before we bought them and not...

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Texas Again

Oct 13, 2016 - Big Orange Country

Tyler & I took a trip/vacation to East Tennessee. We spent Friday the 14th walking around the campus of the University of Tennessee and the Strip(Kingston Pike). Just a great day, reminiscing the memories of days passed. The changes, construction of new buildings of learning around campus, were almost on every corner. I did not take pics of the construction; you can thank me later. LOL! My first game and trip to campus was for Varsity Visit, in 1965 against the South Carolina Gamecocks, WE WON 21-3. The game between Alabama and OUR...

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2016 RV Adventure

Sep 21, 2016 - The Saddest Part

So, the roughest part of the trip is over...saying goodbye to the grandboys. We had Larry's favorite dinner last night, tacos, and went over this morning to see them off for school. Now that they are older we can talk by phone, etc. That helps. Now we are on our way across the Cumberland Plateau. This is a unique and lovely part of Tennessee, with lush, green forests and rolling hills. It seems fairly unpopulated as well. Tennessee has about 90 people per square mile; North Carolina has about 205. Tennessee has about 42,000 sq. miles,and...

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Aug 28, 2016 - Day2-DRIVE RIDE DRIVE RIDE

A long long day. Left Knoxville at 430am. Stopped in Roanoke Ava for Kent to attend mass. Beautiful newer church on the outskirts of town. Arrived it Pittsburgh around 530pm. Had a picnic at niece Kelly's house. Spent time with son Jason. Enjoyed our visit. Around 1500 miles. Long 2days. Going to sleep well tonight.

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Bucket Trip #2

Oct 25, 2014 - Letterboxing in Knoxville

There were over 60 letterboxes in a 10 mile radius of my campground near Knoxville! I hunted for almost half of them and found half of those! I discovered hidden parks and cemeteries, and visited historical sites I wouldn't have otherwise known about. The weather was great and the leaves were colorful, so I know that the Great Smoky Mountains would be crowded. I have been there before, so I could forego that visit this time. I've been to Dollywood and other tourist hotspots, so my hobby was the perfect thing for me to do to get exercise,...

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Sep 6, 2014 - Christiansburg to Knoxville

It took 3 1/2 hours to get to Knoxville from Christiansburg. One hundred and four thousand people went to the University of Tennessee football game today . Fortunately I didn't hit town until 12:30 - one half hour after kickoff. So good to see my friend again. It's been almost a year and a half since my last visit but from the minute we saw each other it was as if no time passed at all. Had dinner with Kate's daughter Karen and her husband Kevin. I am sure I'll see them many times before I leave. We have a few outings planned - hope the...

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Apr 12, 2014 - Ijam nature park

Hier comme annoncé, nous avons visité le parc nature Ijam, un immense parc truffé de sentiers sur le bord de la rivière Tennessee, on en a parcouru qu'une toute petite partie. Les paysages, la nature, les plantes et surtout la géologie de l'endroit étaient plus intéressants les uns que les autres, on y a vu des trilles jaunes, que je n'avais jamais vus auparavant, des formations rocheuses, comme un pli de la croûte terrestre, que je n'avais jamais vu aussi, des îles verdoyantes peuplées de bovins paisibles, peu d'oiseaux mais nous n'y...

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Open Range

Apr 11, 2014 - Knoxville, Tn

Jeudi on a quitté Birmingham par une belle journée ensoleillée, nous sommes passés par un coin de la Géorgie pour finalement traverser au Tennessee. Nous roulions au travers la forêt des contreforts des "Smokey Mountain" du Tennessee, ici le printemps esr fortement avancé, les arbres on des tendres feuilles d'un de ces verts qui vous rejoui le cœur, et les "dogwoods" sont en fleurs, des mauves, des fishias et des blancs époustouflants. Une longue route plus de 250 milles sur des routes plus ou moins en bonne condition, ou en ciment que l'on...

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Open Range

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