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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

North America » United States » Tennessee » Nashville June 26th 2018

I think the tired look of both girls when I woke up this morning was reflective of how tired we were. It has been pretty hectic so far, so I let them sleep in until around 9am, whilst I caught up on the blogs. I put on my Aussie Socceroos T-Shirt and fired off a text to Luke as he was already at the ground in Sochi Russia hoping for a Socceroos win against Peru. We were staying in Room 423 on the 4th floor and our room had a city view balcony room, which was nice to be able to sit out and overlook the main street and the mountains beyond. It was pretty clear after spending a few days here how devastating the wild fires were in late 2016 that destroyed thousands of properties ... read more
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Jay Bragg & Band

North America » United States » Tennessee » Gatlinburg June 25th 2018

It was nice to wake up and no that we were not hitting the road again. This was our first three night stop so time to relax a little bit more. The room here is really nice it has been recently renovated with hardwood floors and a brand new bathroom with a shower that is not inside a bathtub which is cool. The balcony outside is really nice to get some fresh air. It was a pretty wet start to the day and we were glad we did Dollywood yesterday. I looked at the radar on Accuweather website which has been really accurate at predicting the storms we have seen lately and it looked like we might have a few windows where the weather was going to be OK but it was going to be on ... read more
Shops in Gatlinburg # 1
Cabin in the woods. Where are those pesky little bears !
Roaring Fork Nature Trail # 1

North America » United States » Tennessee » Gatlinburg June 24th 2018

Today started with a check of the weather to see what was likely to happen. Actually that’s not true I started the day by checking the score of State Of Origin # 2 and was pleased to see the mighty NSW Blues had won the game and the series (shame I missed watching it after putting up with the last decade of getting beaten up by those pesky Queenslanders !). We have two full days here in Gatlinburg and there is so many options of what to do. We had played a game of Putt Putt last night after dinner which was heaps of fun. The course was set up with lots of historical facts about how Gatlinburg was formed and was pretty new. The highlight was on hole number 3 where you putted into a ... read more
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Girls on the Sky Rider




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