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Apr 15, 2019 - Nashville KOA

Where has the winter gone? It seems like a short time ago that we made the trip south. Two days ago we started our trip back home. We decided to go north on I-95 to Jacksonville and then west on I-10 to Lake City. From there we headed north on I-75 to Cordele, Georgia. We are traveling north with our friend Larry, and he likes to stop at the KOA here. His reasoning for staying here is, being Sunday, Atlanta should be relatively easy to drive through. We got a good start yesterday, amid warnings of storms and possible tornadoes. We got to...

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Apr 5, 2019 - Nashville, Tennessee

On the Road Again Before we left Cape Lookout, we had decided three things: 1) We are going to take the “blue roads” as much as possible, i.e., avoiding freeways; 2) The route suggested by Google Maps would take us through three state capital – Nashville, TN, Lincoln, NE, and Cheyenne, WY; and 3) We are going to take most of the month of April to get to Olympia. Then reality burst on the scene. It seems that way too many of the “off freeway” roads between Harkers Island and Nashville through the Blue Ridge Mountains and the Appalachian...

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Mar 28, 2019 - Music City Part 2

After we left Tupelo we drove to Merriwether Lewis campground at mile marker 385 on the Natchez Trace. This is the site where Merriwether Lewis, of Lewis and Clark fame, died while exploring the Trace. He had fallen ill and was taken to the Grinder House just off the Trace. President Thomas Jefferson had so admired Lewis, both as a friend and as his secretary, he ensured that his place in history and his final resting place was properly memorialized. We traveled the last 59 miles of the Trace and then headed into Nashville. We took 7 days...

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Nov 23, 2018 - Thanksgiving in Tennessee

My son and his family spent Thanksgiving in Utah exploring different colleges that my granddaughter may be interested in, and my daughters spent Thanksgiving together with their kids and friends at home in Sonora, CA. I spent most of it sleeping. Wednesday was my 4th night in a row at work and I was even more pooped in that dreaded 10th hour than I usually am. Slept very soundly when I got home. I had stopped by a Walmart in Murfreesboro - almost too nice and shiny and actually attractive in and out to be a Walmart - on the way home to get...

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Oct 27, 2018 - Gettin' Stronger in Tennessee

My truck started making a bad hum when accelerating and seemed to get louder every night driving to work. I found a great little shop that took it, fixed it and even gave me a loaner in the interim. Nolensville Auto Care is in the town of Nolensville (surprise!) which is a darling little town about three blocks long with three antique stores and my auto shop. The loaner was a 1994 Pontiac with a souped up muffler that could be heard for miles when I put that pedal to the metal. The car ran great and it had a hologram in its windshield! Day...

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Oct 20, 2018 - St Louis to Up-To-Date in Smyrna, TN

My day leaving St. Louis could not have begun any better. I stopped to get diesel just a few blocks away from the RV park and Georgia was gassing up her car next to me. She put the pump back and said, "Do you drive that big thing all by yourself?" It was Wednesday, but she looked like she had her Sunday best on - especially standing next to me in my jeans and t-shirt. She asked me more questions - "A living room?!" "A real bathroom?!" and I invited her to peek inside the 5th wheel as she had never been in any sort of RV before. She walked...

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Oct 17, 2018 - Last Day in Nashville

Today we went on a Trolley tour of the Nashville. We saw all the recording studios of the stars (not just country stars) they included Elvis, Michael Jackson, Ray Stevens and Meagan Trainor. It would be a tour I would want to take again and would want to get off at many of the stops. After we got back to the trailer we had enough time to get stuff together and head to Mom’s cousins house (John Camp) where we had a good southern cook meal. The company was great too. We made the best of our time here in Nashville and we are looking forward...

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Oct 16, 2018 - Grand Ole Opry night!!!

*Such an amazing day and night!!! *We started out driving to Nissan stadium to see where to park for our trolley ride tomorrow. Downtown is not a place to drive around. Tight roads and lots of construction. We drove around looking for civil war sites. Couldn’t find one so we drove to Franklin, Tn. We drove to ft granger but it looked too muddy to hike in. Dad took us to Carnton House. A plantation that was in the middle of the deadest war site in history. The family home was made into a hospital for all the wounded. *Highlight of the...

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Oct 14, 2018 - We’re in Nashville!!

*we left at 8:30 this morning. *we drove about 5.5 hours. *learned more on corn and soy crops. *started raining and harder to see pretty much when we hit Tennessee . * staying at another nice KOA * I did one load of laundry * I made patty melts and deviled egg, and served beets The travel is complete. The weather was mixed it was nice and then it was rainy. The traffic was good until we got into Nashville then it was like rush hour. Once we were in the KOA it is time to relax and watch some football. The KOA park is pretty full, but not to...

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Jul 1, 2018 - Day 33 - Nashville TN

Since it's going to be another long day on the road, I take the dog on longer than normal early morning walk. I let him lead and we exit the park and head further down the road we came in on. It's a very narrow winding country road that parallels the stream. LJ insists on walking on the road, not on the shoulder and I'm a little concerned that a car will come flying around a curve and flatten us, but it's early Sunday morning - what could possibly go wrong? About a half mile down this road, we come upon a clearing in the woods. It's a 4 or...

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Summer 2018 Big Trip

Jun 18, 2018 - Music City

What a memorable and amazing 5 days in Nashville! We have been here before on business trips so we weren’t able to see and do as much as we did during this visit. We stayed at the Yogi Bear RV park less than 10 miles from downtown Nashville so it was an easy drive to visit all the sights the city has to offer. Our first destination was to Honky Tonk Highway located on the lower end of Broadway Street, better known to the locals as Broad. It is a row of old buildings and establishments that contain at least one live stage, cold adult...

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East Bound and Down

Jun 17, 2018 - Day 14 - Nashville, General Jackson

Today, Sunday, we enjoyed a cruise on the Cumberland River in Nashville, TN, aboard the General Jackson, a riverboat – more specifically a showboat. Built and launched in 1985, it resembles a vintage steam-powered riverboat. The boat has a capacity of 1,200 passengers and 157 crew members. She is 274 feet long, is 77 feet tall and has a bright red 24’ paddlewheel on the back. There is only one trip on Sundays. We were seated in the Victorian Theater for a delicious southern lunch buffet of tossed salad, BBQ pulled pork, fried chicken, baked...

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