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North America » United States » Tennessee » Gatlinburg March 17th 2019

Hello TravelBlog community! This is my first blog on this site, and I figured I would kick it off with something close to home- My weekend trip to Gatlinburg, Tennessee! Gatlinburg, Tennessee: Spring 2019 Growing up in Tennessee, as early as I can remember, my family and I has spent at least one week out of every year vacationing in Gatlinburg. It was always my favorite week out of the year! Now that I am older, the family tradition has died down, but every now and then, my wife and I will still carry it on and snag a weekend getaway at a cabin. Every time we have been to Gatlinburg, we have fallen for the tourist traps and never strayed away from the familiar, however, this year we decided to shake things up a little ... read more

North America » United States » Tennessee » Mount Juliet October 10th 2018

Note from yesterday: after going out for supper yesterday evening, my step total was 14,925...and that was with riding the Tube as much as we did. Of course, we have discovered to our horror that riding the Tube, by definition, means walking up and down TONS of steps! Well, it all had to end after all. We had a trip of a lifetime for sure. Our planned and scheduled trip with CIE was more than we had hoped for. The trip was well planned, and all the folks that we traveled with on the tour were very congenial, and very punctual which is always a plus. Our extra days on our own were very special too. I think we have gotten a good feel for England—it’s ancient sites right up to its newest architecture. We have ... read more
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Building we saw on our walk last night
Victoria Station after dark

North America » United States » Tennessee » Memphis September 29th 2018

Today we drove to Memphis. We left, as usual, 3 hours past the time we thought we would, but the drive was beautiful. It was sunny and 71 degrees. Once we got through the Arkansas mountains, it was all flat cotton fields as far as the eye could see. The cotton looked ready to be picked with the full, fluffy branches. Neither of us had been down this way in years so it was neat to see again. We drove most of the way with the windows half down. We stopped in Jonesboro, Arkansas (population around 67,000) at a small Wal-Mart Neighborhood Market so Kamie could use the bathroom and he grabbed a hot dog at the deli. He’s a cheap date - $1 hot dog with free mustard. 😊 We sorta fell in love with ... read more
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North America » United States » Tennessee » Nashville September 21st 2018

This will be (hopefully) a fun rendition of our first trip to England—with an overlap of some sites in Scotland that we saw last year. The title I have chosen is just because we fell in love with Eeyore in the movie “Christopher Robin” this summer and loved this quote. We think it is funny. Here’s hoping we will have a more positive trip than Eeyore would likely have! When we learned last year that British Airlines was going to begin non-stop service between Nashville and Heathrow Airport in London, England we decided that might be a fun way to make another trip overseas. Against our usual method of travel which CAN consist of simply saying: “Hey...that sounds like fun!” and hitting the road—we broke tradition and made our reservations in May. It really is unbelievable ... read more

North America » United States » Tennessee » Nashville September 17th 2018

I planed a short trip to Nashville Tennessee this year for my birthday, I am an avid country music listener and Nashville just seem like the perfect place to spend my birthday. I traveled with two friends and I had to most amazing time. Being from Miami, Nashville offers a completely different atmosphere and I loved it. Upon arrival we rented a car which made moving around the city extremely easy and gave us the opportunity to visit different areas of the city. There are many different amazing areas and parts to this city, I would be sharing different posts on the different things we did around the city. Our first stop was 12 Street, where we visited Five Daughters Bakery for some deliciously amazing Donuts, while also discovering some amazing murals. Nashville is known amongst ... read more
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North America » United States » Tennessee » Nashville August 14th 2018

Bring on the music. After the sleepy suburbs of Santa Barbara we headed off to country musics spiritual home - Nashville and then drove to Memphis the home of blues, STAX and Elvis. First Nashville. We got in after a long day travelling and were too tired to do much but Sue identified a restaurant called Monnels that was only a few minutes away from the hotel and we headed there. Terrific family run eatery. No menu you were sat round a 12 seater table with whoever was there and passed round the various plates of veg, chicken, pork, pudding, drinks etc and ate until you could only just walk. Good old fashioned southern hospitality at its best coupled with the opportunity to talk and interact with your neighbours. Added bonus the food was great although ... read more
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Well, we made it home today after all. When we were heading into Kentucky and realized that we would be stopping for the night at 2:00, we decided to punt and head for home! As I said to a friend last night—I miss my bed but we have a comfortable bed in the RV. I REALLY miss my high speed internet!! We pulled out of camp at 9:00 with...of course...our first stop being a nearby Walmart. The main reason for that stop was to check our tires to make sure we were OK before leaving the area where the shop that took care of us yesterday was located. Gun shy? Yes. We were heading out from there at 9:30. There was very heavy truck traffic all the way home today. This is the most of that ... read more
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One more state clicked off! Welcome to the Bluegrass State!

North America » United States » Tennessee » Nashville July 12th 2018

On our way through Nashville we stopped off at the Parthenon. It is a full scale replica of the Parthenon in Greece. It was pretty interesting. I’ve wanted to visit this place for a long time.... read more
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North America » United States » Tennessee » Memphis July 2nd 2018

We were pushing south as fast as we could. When passing through Memphis we stopped off to see Elvis’ house.... read more
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This trip has been in the making for several years and this just seemed to be the right time to do it. I have been genealogy research for several years now and have always wanted to go to Germany to see the family homestead. I have been talking with my cousin who lives in Stemwede about our grandparents and he suggested we come to Germany. Soooo. Since were already going to Amsterdam in September for a cruise to Spain and Portugal we decided to add a week onto the beginning of our trip and see what Germany has to offer, We are taking our adult daughter with us and she will leave us after the week and fly back home. So we have begun the planning of this trip including our flights They are booked and ... read more




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