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Nov 18, 2010 - Davy, Davy Crockett

Lawrenceburg, the county seat of Lawrence County, is chock full of history. As I mentioned earlier, David Crockett was among the troops camped at Camp Blount in Fayetteville. This area was his home for a period of time, so we had our minds all wrapped around this famous pioneer as we headed over to Lawrenceburg this morning. We made our way to the square. It was a little more difficult to find than in the other towns we’ve visited. Usually, you can just look up and see the courthouse from almost anywhere in town. Not in Lawrenceburg....

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Scratchin' the Itch

Oct 26, 2010 - Pickwick Dam and David Crockett State Park

October 24-26, 2010 – Pickwick Dam and David Crockett SP Drove out of the Memphis area and took the recommendation of the Visitor Center hostess to travel US 64 across the state rather than I-40. It was a more interesting ride certainly and there were less trucks. This part of Tennessee was rolling farmland. As we travelled, the wind kept getting stronger but it was a humid wind and the temperature was around 80 degrees. Pickwick Dam is a TVA dam along the Tennessee River. There was a state park, Pickwick Landing SP, right across the bridge...

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Westward Ho

Aug 8, 2010 - A Nice Day

Had breakfast at Shoney's buffet. They have such good eggs. Picked up little Ray and came back to coach. Charged up batteries on 2 helicopters and flew them for a while, even though it was 97 outside. Went to dinner at a Mexican place with Ray and Laura. Nice day.

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R & B's TRAVELS

Aug 7, 2010 - Made a short jump

Forgot to update this yesterday. Got as far as Bowling Green, Kentucky and stopped for the night at a nice KOA. Did laundry and relaxed for a bit. Moved on to Lawrenceburg, Tenn to see little Ray. Got set up in Davie Crockett state Park, then had dinner with him and his girlfriend at a nice restaurant in town. Will be here 2 days. Nice park.

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R & B's TRAVELS

Jun 28, 2009 - Whitewater rafting on the Ocoee River

Highway 64 is a very narrow, windy road with steep climbs into the misty mountains but makes for a very scenic drive along the Ocoee River. This was the location for the whitewater rafting events in the 1996 Olympics. Therer are several pull-outs alongside the river for chase vehicles. So I spent a good part of the morning filming the whitewater rafting rats.

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Jun 28, 2009 - Into the Appalachian Mountains

We spent 3 nights at Harrison Bay State Park on the outskirts of Chattanooga, enjoying the cool weather and watching Canada Geese on the lake. June 28 Today we head for the southern part of the Blue Ridge Parkway in the Great Smoky Mountains. To this end I took highway 64, a little used back narrow, windy, undivided road, which wends its way through beautiful rural landscapes of little villages, straddling streams and creeks with old buildings and narrow bridges. Then the highway climbs, keeping alongside the Ocoee River where whitewater...

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Jun 25, 2009 - David Crockett's countryside

We exited the Trace and headed for the David Crockett State Park. This is a very large but old park in Lawrenceburg. Here it was cooler and not as humid. The park is alongside the Slough River and is full of robins, bluebirds and catbirds. Raccoons case the park at night. The trees along the creek came alive at dusk with the flickering of thousands of fireflies. These came out of the ground and slowly ascended into the canopy - a fantasy came to life! David Crockett Pioneer, soldier, politician, and industrialist, was born near the little...

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Jun 24, 2009 - On the Trace into Tennessee and Alabama

We broke our journey at Tupelo, birthplace of Elvis. After driving through pastoral scenes we turned onto the road to the Trace State Park. Along this road we saw trees and shrubs covered with a lush growth of Kudzu, an agressive vine which was imported in the 1920s to be grown as a fodder for livestock. Unfortunately it took too well to the climate and become very invasive, growing over open fields, structures and trees. June 24th In the cool morning mist we backtracked to the Trace and continued north. Several early Native American mounds...

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Sep 4, 2008 - ON TO TENNESSEE

September 4-7, 2008 – Thursday through Sunday: We drove to Little Rock, AR on Thursday after leaving the Will Rogers Museum and then spent Friday recuperating. Larry is fighting a cold, so I doped him up with DayQuill and NightQuill, lots of fluids, and let him sleep and snooze the day away. It did wonders for him. And I just puttered around, which did wonders for me. We left Little Rock on Saturday and had a good long drive through Memphis and then east again on US 64, passing through rolling hills with lots of green trees. It sure looked...

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Cheyenne Days

Nov 19, 2007 - Lawrenceburg, Tennessee (Mama J Campground)

November 19/ 07 We left Nashville and started down the Natchez Trace Parkway. We were amazed how beautiful the scenery is, the rolling hills and road was like we were on a golf course, and how clean the roadsides are (no litter). It was a fabulous ride down the parkway it felt like we were the only ones on the road. We stopped to take pictures of the TN-96 Double Arch Bridge crossing Birdsong Hollow. Down from there, we stopped at the Water Valley Overlook and took a panoramic picture of the beautiful countryside. We took pictures at Baker...

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Nov 19, 2007 - The Natchez Trace

The NATCHEZ TRACE Sunday, November 18 Centuries before the first white man set foot on this continent, buffalo, elk and deer were making trails through the forests. Native people followed these trails as they followed the animals, widening and deepening them with each migration until they became a network of paths white Europeans would later turn into roads. Such a path is the Natchez Trace. Crossing Choctaw, Chickasaw and Natchez lands it meanders through 444 miles of southern hardwood forest to connect the communities of Natchez,...

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2007 Coast 2 Coast

Jun 9, 2007 - Our First Stop

Our first stop after leaving Georgia was in Lawrenceburg, TN - home of the legendary Davy Crockett...king of the wild frontier. After living in western TN for many years as a successful businessman and then serving in Congress, David Crockett later fought, and died, at the Alamo. A state park has been erected in his name and honors one of Tennessee's most famous native sons. This area is also heavily populated with the Amish. You see horse and buggies everywhere, and many businesses have hitching posts and water troughs for the horses. One...

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