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Jul 23, 2017 - Oak Ridge and the A Bomb

July 23, 2017, We are on the move again, this time to Lenoir City and the Soaring Eagle Campground, a Good Sam Park, full hookups but a little high $40.50 even with the Good Sam discount. After getting set up and the AC turned on we are off to Oak Ridge and the Manhattan Project NHS. Oak Ridge was created in 1942 under a clock of secrecy furing WWII. It was a major site of the “Manhattan Project”, that produced the world’s first atomic weapons. A city and three manufacturing plants were constructed to develop a technology that ended the...

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Off to Indianapolis

Jun 22, 2016 - Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Today we learned about the Secret City that was established in Oak Ridge, TN overnight to produce uranium for the atomic bomb. This was a top secret effort to produce a bomb before Germany did in order to end WWII. The museum is very informative and gives lots of information about the processes as well as the housing provided for the workers. A city was built of portable prefab flat tops, cemestos homes (cement and asbestos), and other types of structures as the population grew to 75,000 by the end of the war and this was an area inhabited...

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2016 Eagle trip

Jun 20, 2016 - Fort Loudoun and Sequoyah

Today we drove through the lake country, Tellico Dam has created large lake, marina, resort area along with small towns. Lots of wooded hills and water. We went to the site of Fort Loudoun that was a British fort established 1756 to 1760 to protect the Cherokee who were assisting the Brits in the French and Indian War. The reconstruction is very well done, this was a large fort. The scenery is compelling as it overlooks the lake. The visitor center had a great film and many artifacts the describe the activities that took place. Basically...

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2016 Eagle trip

Jun 19, 2016 - Knoxville

We had an uneventful drive yesterday, are in an "open" spot but trees are all around and we can get 61.5 on Dish but not the other satellites so are limited on channels we see. We ran errands today, went to Camping World to get a water regulator, ours was leaking. They gave us the internet sale price, expires today, glad we went today. Also looked at the G2 portable, Ray is still considering if we should get one. Went to downtown Knoxville to the visitor center. Drove by the Worlds Fair park, the first airplane trip we took was to the fair...

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2016 Eagle trip

Jul 19, 2013 - OTRA - TN - Lenoir City

7/19/13 We weren't in any hurry to leave this morning because we only had about 40 miles to go to the next campground. We finally left around 11:20 and, after a stop at the next exit to get the truck and trailer weighed (we're a tad overweight!), we arrived at the Lazy Acres RV Park in Lenoir City around an hour later. We had stayed here in August of 2011 and it's evident the amount of work that's been done on this park since then. The roads are all paved and they've started constructing a pond. It was nice then but it's even nicer now. Got...

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Sep 27, 2012 - Lenoir City, Tenn.

Okay, so remember what I said yesterday, well, forget it. We are not going to the Grand Ole Opry, probably not even going to drive by it. See, plans do change on a day to day basis with us. We are just spending one night in the Nashville area. We want to meet up with Roger and Monique in Memphis day after tomorrow. Today we roamed around the town and found it to be not to scenic. Reminded me of my town of Federal Way. No historic buildings, no statues, no plaques, no parks. Unless we drove down the wrong roads. Our main thought was "here...

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Yippee Tyo's!

Sep 26, 2012 - Tenneseee for a couple days

No pictures today. We were mainly on the road, in fact for 6 hours and it is getting harder to take photos when your target is whizzing by at 60 miles per hour. Actually, I lie, I did take some photos, but they were of half signs, tree in front of building, and a bunch of bug splatter on the windshield. We left West Virginia about 10:30 this morning and I must admit, it was difficult for both of us. Well, actually all three of us were crying like babies. Doris Ann is so sweet, and I fell in love with her kind nature. We will miss her very...

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Yippee Tyo's!

Sep 15, 2011 - Lenoir City TN

Another “not much” kind of day, but at least we weren’t still in Red Bay. We got on the road from Cornersville at about 9:30 and headed north on I-65 to I-840 around the SE side of Nashville, then east on I-40 to Lenoir City TN which is just west of Knoxville. The weather overnight was damp – it started raining and lightning about 10:00 and went on for a few hours so this morning dawned cloudy, misty and at times pretty breezy. Of course the wind waited to really kick up till we got on the highway. It was a bit challenging keeping the bus...

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Aug 4, 2011 - OTRA - TN - Lenoir City

8/4/11 – Left at 9:30 on an overcast day. Easy drive along I-40. Added another name to my "weird name" collection ... the Frozen Head State Park (I can just imagine how they came up with THAT name!) Into the Lazy Acres RV Park around 12:15. There are a lot of contractors living here. Evidently this area had a huge hail storm in March or April and a lot of roofs were badly damaged so these guys came to the area (some with their families) to work. I think that's what's going to be happening more and more...people driving throughout the...

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Nov 19, 2010 - Tennessee Hills

Amanda says: you sound more cheerful the past few days, is it because you are getting closer to the family that loves you best? I am cheerful when I feel cheerful! Randy says: think of boiled peanuts as mini-potatoes. Then they won't seem so weird. This would only work if either I was used to removing slimy skins from potatoes, or if the peanuts had no shells! Tennessee is quite a wide state to drive through, especially when you enter in the most southwest quadrant and depart through the most northeast one. We got caught up in a little...

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Homeward Bound

Jun 26, 2010 - Day 13

Another day of driving. Not one of our better days - encountered a severe traffic delay and a considerable detour. Saw some nice countryside, however. We are just outside Knoxville, TN and we hope to make Pigeon Forge in the Smokey Mountains tomorrow. We are meeting Jean’s brother, his wife and perhaps his daughter and son-in-law for lunch tomorrow. They’ve driven all the way from Louisville, KY just to have lunch with us. Still hot and humid and we are hoping for some cool air in the Smokeys. As of today we’ve traveled 1,943 miles. Thank...

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Aug 13, 2009 - Jeep Hard Top

From Caney Creek RV Resort, Harriman, 40 miles west of Knoxville, TN. I mentioned in a previous column that I was looking for a hard top for the Jeep, that the original factory soft top was beginning to show signs of needing to be replaced in the next year or two & that a hard top would provide much easier access to the rear cargo area. I had begun scouring Ebay for a hard top & had found a few that were within a reasonable (300-mile) driving distance. Shipping a top was out of the question due to cost & bulk. Knowing that a new top costs...

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We're Wingin' It

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