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Nov 22, 2013 - Newport, TN

We start our morning on 70 east. It twists, turns, and follows a creek. It is a great road. We are enjoying Tennessee. We may make this a destination trip. After breakfast, we continue to Knoxville. We have friends here. We lose an hour as we cross into the Eastern Time zone. We arrive at Todd and Kelly’s home in the early afternoon. We are surprised to find Todd home. We have a great visit! Mike and Sandy, Kelly’s mom and dad, show up later. We visit their new home and then head to dinner. Again, it is a great time. John and Mike have...

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Apr 23, 2013 - Moving Along

They serviced the See Ya this morning and were finished in time for us to head farther north. We took I-26 north and then headed east on I-40. The section of I-40 from North Carolina into Tennessee is one of the most scenic interstate sections in the east. We stopped to spend the night at the KOA in Newport, TN

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Aug 29, 2012 - The Trip Home to NC

The trip home from Indianapolis took us through Louisville, KY, and on to Springfield, KY. We stopped and walked around the main street in Springfield, enjoying historical markers for Abraham Lincoln. His parents were married in that town. Back on the road, we traveled to Renfro Valley, KY, where we stayed one time with the Travelin' Tarheels. We walked around the little development and took pictures. We were surprised that there were not more folks around since this was a holiday weekend....Labor Day. We made it into Newport, TN, where we...

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Blessed To Travel

May 13, 2012 - Day 1 Travel Day

We left today for Colorado and points in between. We drove to Newport, TN and parked at the KOA where we’ve stayed before. The day started beautifully, but we picked up rain in Morganton, NC. It rained steadily until Tennessee stopping long enough for us to set up for the night. The Smokies were still beautiful with caps of misty clouds. We spent the evening remembering routines for set up, how things work, and where we stowed stuff when we moved it from the house to the trailer.

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Apr 25, 2012 - DC - Day 16: Newport KOA

This morning we left Charlottesville at 10AM. Our GPS estimated our arrival time in Tennessee at 4:25PM. The first 100 miles was a snap. Then hell broke loose. A detour on I-81 and a back-up (for whatever reason) just a few miles down the road put us 2 hours behind schedule! You would not believe the number of trucks that detoured with us. At one point a woman in the car next to us motioned to Ralph to roll down his window. They then discussed 5th wheels, traveling, volunteering at campgrounds, etc. Get the picture? It wasn't pretty. Other...

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Oct 26, 2011 - Newport KOA

Headed to Smokey Mountain National Park. Stopped at Busch Beans factory in Tennessee. Looked around Cades Cove in the park which was a farming town in early 1800's. Walked to the Elijah Oliver home and saw mother bear and her two cubs. We stayed around for awhile but decided to leave when mother bear was coming back for one of her cubs. Was too excited to get any pictures.

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Land's RV Trip

Oct 26, 2010 - Settled in Newport, Tennessee

We rolled into the KOA in Newport just before noon today. We were anxious to get on our way, but didn’t want to rush out of Crossville and then end up in morning rush hour traffic in Knoxville. After about 250 miles over the course of two days, Gene has declared the Four Winds a pleasure to drive. He is one happy camper. Parking in our site was easy; of course, it would have been anyway since it is a pull-thru. Setting up went very well, also. We don’t have automatic leveling jacks. We do the old fashioned thing--drive up on blocks. The...

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Scratchin' the Itch

Nov 3, 2009 - From Newport, Tennessee

We are now parked at the Newport KOA off of I-40 north of the Smoky Mountains. We had a beautiful, blue-sky day for our drive from Spartanburg. The rock slide which had I-40 closed at the North Carolina/Tennessee border is still blocking the interstate so we drove around via I-26 to I-81 then south to I-40 east. Many miles out of the way (over a 100), but the road was good and the view was beautiful. We had originally planned to arrive here last Sunday and spend the week hiking. I am trying to hike all the trails in the Smokies and there...

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Scratchin' the Itch

Aug 10, 2009 - Travel Day

After spending the weekend with Kelly we headed out today toward Chicago with stops in between. It was 11am before we actually got on the road. Our route today was North on York Rd to 485 to I-77 to I-40. After getting on I-77 we made a stop at Camping World in Statesville hoping to get a knob for the shower in the camper – but no they didn’t have it. We headed west on I-40 and just as we were getting into Asheville we started to climb this mountain and it was so steep that our truck slowed down to less than 30 miles per hour with pedal to...

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Nov 14, 2008 - Long Day Driving

Today we drove and drove and drove. Florian and I can both be pretty OCD at times. This time, though, I had us booked into a campsite in Newport, TN, just past Knoxville. Before taking off, we thought that we could find a nice park for Livi to play in, but it was raining so we decided to try a McDonald’s indoor playground. We were all too grossed out to play there. So we went back into the motor home, sanitized our hands, and went in search of a playground. The first playground we found was too sketchy so we went for the next one where...

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Jun 27, 2008 - Newport, Tenn

Today's lunch featured Frogslegs and Catfish but we opted for a reuben and fish n chips. It is so beautiful and green in Arkansas and Tennessee. We feel like we are driving in a green, lush tunnel.The Cinch Mountains and the Great Smokies are awesome.We were trying to drive to Ashville, Tennessee but we ran into one of those deluge rainstorms and actually had to leave the highway and huncker down for 15 minutes. So we spent the night at Newport.

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Jun 14, 2008 - North Carolina to Tennessee

We are going to try to keep ourentries to one highlight per day max, so you won't get completely bored. Eventually we'll add some pictures, but it will take some time to get use to the prgram. There was one “panic” moment today which Tony handled so well that I didn’t even realize there was a “situation” until it was almost over. He suddenly came upon a lane of traffic that had stopped for road work. Although he was barely going the speed limit, there was no way he could stop without taking out 3 - 4 cars which would have really messed up...

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