Blogs from Murfreesboro, Tennessee, United States, North America


North America » United States » Tennessee » Murfreesboro October 15th 2016

After a brief but meaningful visit to Cambridge we made our way to Murfreeseboro, Tennessee where sister Alanna and her family migrated to a year ago. Nothing eventful happened along the way, except for discovering a spectacular Mediterranean / Greek restaurant outside of Dayton, Ohio. Our time was well spent in Tennessee, finally getting an opportunity to hang with the kids - swimming, go carting, bazooka ball, Walking Dead, ear piercing and birthday cake. Gabe's high school was celebrating homecoming so we even got to participate in the craziness of high school football - marching bands, cheerleaders, dance squad (yes there is a difference between the two), flag twirlers, homecoming queen and her attendants, mascots and die hard fans. And football isn't even that big at Gabe's school compared to most U.S. schools! We had an ... read more

North America » United States » Tennessee » Murfreesboro April 30th 2012

4/30/2012 - Headed for Murfreesboro, TN. We left the Ozark Country Campground this morning in the rain. It had been raining since the early hours of morning. Finally got ahead of the rain down the road. Stopped at Pilot for gas on I24, was going to spend the night, but they were full. Found a Popeye's Chicken to get supper, the inside was closed, could not drive through, so we waliked the drive through lane. The person at the window was worried about us being in the traffic lane and went to get the manager. After some explanation as to why the motorhome could not fit through the drive through, the manager laughed and opened the door for us. Found a Wal-Mart and crashed for the night. Shelby T is having problems with the hip and ... read more

North America » United States » Tennessee » Murfreesboro December 29th 2008

My British debit card didn't work at Walmart, and it's not being accepted by any ATM. After using my American debit card, I rush back to Rebekah's house where I've been staying and hop on the internet to check my American checking account's balance. Sure enough, as soon as that Walmart transaction clears, my account will be in the negative. My only option is to call my bank in the UK as soon as it opens in the morning and find out what's going on with my debit card. So I set my alarm for two in the morning and fall into a restless sleep. When the alarm goes off, I jump up and call my bank in the UK. It's costing me a fortune to call there because I don't have an international phone card ... read more

North America » United States » Tennessee » Murfreesboro December 28th 2008

American flags are flying EVERYWHERE! I don't know why I never noticed it before. It must have been like background music that you ignore after a while. But since I've been in silence for the last three months, I now can hear the music! I pull into Walmart. Excitement brings tears to my eyes, and I laugh at myself, It's only Walmart, Alicia. As I spy that huge American flag flying from the top of the building, I think, No, it's not just Walmart. It's better than any store in England! Once inside, I'm reminded how truly HUGE Walmart is. It's like a mall! If Marks and Spencers combined with Boots, it still wouldn't be as big as Walmart or as cheap. I stroll slowly down the isles. Oh my God, they have everything here! I ... read more

North America » United States » Tennessee » Murfreesboro November 9th 2006

Nashville's been good to me. I've been suprised by the people here, and my presuppositions have dissolved in the face of a population fed up with the status quo. Since it's election time, I've been able to overhear the local discontent with recent politics (though I imagine the feeling is not limited to this place). I will never think of Tennessee the same way after my days in Nashville. ... read more

North America » United States » Tennessee » Murfreesboro January 31st 2006

With only 14 days until I leave for S. Korea, I have been busy readying books on Korean history, war, culture, politics, religion, etc. There is little, I find, that can truly prepare me for a place I have never experienced. Here is what has been on my mind these last few days: “Home is where the heart is.” Or so I have heard. At one point, after my family moved to Middle Tennessee, I thought I had left my heart in sunny California, somewhere on Glory Lane in a castle made of redwoods or possibly even in a thicket of blackberry bushes stained with memories of long summers and no television. This was my Home. After I left for College in East Tennessee, I thought that I had left my heart in Murfreesboro, where I ... read more

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