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Jul 4, 2017 - Talone's RV Park

Monday the 4th was busy, first we hit the Northfield Vineyard where Jean stocked up on more wine for ballast, I believe. (Oh, you betcha!) and we already have a month’s supply on board. Next we walked down to the Calfkiller Brewery to do a little sampling and fill another “Growler”. Some of you may be wondering what the origin of “Growler” was, I had pondered on the question and when I was introduced to the owner of the Brewery, he wasn’t sure but offered it may have come Prohibition days, a signal that had to be given to get into a...

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Jul 3, 2017 - Sparta, TN

SO IT BEGINS We hit the road June 30th and headed north to our first planned stop, Sparta, TN to visit our good friends, Mike & Carol Talone. As it turned out, Mike was in Tampa on family business and signed on as co-pilot to our trip to his house (and thank goodness he did). In true Weicherding fashion, we started off with a bit of drama; couldn’t get the brake system on the tow car to work. The brake would not communicate with monitor. This could have gotten ugly if Mike had not been there. We finally got the darn thing to work, not sure...

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Apr 4, 2016 - Virgin Falls

Monday morning, we were heading north back to the Cumberland Plateau area for a great day hike. We drove towards Crossville and headed into Scott's Gulf to the Virgin Falls State Natural Area. It’s a good long hike, so we planned to spend the entire day here. After getting our stuff together, we set off on the trail. The first mile or so is pretty easy and flat, following Big Branch downstream. In just over a mile, right after crossing the creek, we came to our first waterfall of the day – Big Branch Falls. This is the smallest waterfall in...

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