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North America » United States » Tennessee » Clarksville April 7th 2018

Woke up in Clarksville TN RV Park to SNOW and 32 degrees, wind chill at 20. Geees, but headed to Nashville. ... read more

North America » United States » Tennessee » Gatlinburg October 17th 2017

We really enjoyed the Great Smoky Mountains National Park...Maggie Valley looks like a cool mountain town and it was a beautiful ride on the Blue Ridge Parkway. Lots of trails for hiking and amazing views. Good cardio workout up to Clingmans Dome. Did a little hike on the Appalachian Trail...on the way to Gatlinburg TN came across our first wildlife - 2 wild turkeys 🦃🦃 Told them to run and get out of the road...not Thanksgiving yet 😜 Gatlinburg, TN - wow! Great cool town...main drag had all kinds of people, shops, restaurants, etc. Moonshine tasting 🤠 Lots of fun things to do...we need to plan a trip sometime to check it all out. Greenbrier Campground on the River - we arrived ~5:30pm. Karen decided to pick a private campground as our first to ease us ... read more
Karen - Snug Haven 🤗
Little Pigeon River

North America » United States » Tennessee September 15th 2017

Friday, September 15, 2017 Last Friday, 8 Sept, we finally got out of Nebraska, crossing the Missouri River into Iowa at Nebraska City, NE/Sidney, IA. We crossed Missouri on US 36, stopping for the night at Long Branch State Park near Macon, MO. Saturday, 9 Sept, we drove to Cape Girardeau, MO. After setting up at the Cape Camping & RV Park, we went to the casino to make a deposit. Sunday, 10 Sept, we crossed the Mississippi River at Cape Girardeau into Illinois. We crossed the Ohio River into Kentucky at Cairo, IL. Then home at last. We had a great trip, though shorter than usual. We saw familiar sights and some new places. Also new faces and an old familiar one. Here are our stats: We traveled 4,252 miles We spent 18 nights in ... read more
Long Branch Lake
Bridge over the Mississippi River
Mississippi River

North America » United States » Tennessee September 8th 2017

Hi all Sorry it has been so long since our last blog. Regrettably it turned out that our motel in Orlando, where we booked for 5 days, had non-existent WiFi in the room and barely working in reception. In fact it lacked in many ways, particularly no fridge nor microwave. But for this blog we have jumped 10 days or so to update regarding Hurricane Irma. We will blog for the intervening days shortly. At the end of the last blog we were 'fleeing' Hurricane Harvey which was wreaking havoc in SE Texas. We gave some facts on Harvey at the last blog. We have since learnt that around half a million cars were written off due to flooding! Along with thousands of properties, and sadly 42 lives. Jumping forward to today, Friday 8 September, and ... read more

North America » United States » Tennessee » Nashville August 27th 2017

As opposed to the other blog, this is a shortened bulleted version of different and unique things that happened on the trip: We had an Uber driver in Memphis that cursed, sped. We were able to get the fee waived because of the inappropriate driver There was a guy at Avis that did this raunchy hand shtup gesture New Elvis hotel near Graceland to do hookups per the Avis guy Woman very knowledgeable at the rental car place could have been the mother of the inappropriate guy. Car Museum at Graceland, as well as who Elvis Influenced Mud River Island Park Monorail - older guy with this very young girl and one kid. He seemed a lot older and she seemed very young with a cute baby Tour guide Belle Meade plantation - Nashville. He sang ... read more

North America » United States » Tennessee August 26th 2017

David here... The journey into Kentucky was around 2 hours. We stopped at yet another Walmart for supplies, including vodka and more bourbon as this Walmart, unusually, had a liquor store attached. We also managed to download Amazon Music and a few of our albums onto the tablet so we had some music for the evenings. We were staying in the Daniel Boone National Forest. The pitch was among the trees on a gravel pad and quite secluded. It was early evening when we arrived so wandered down to the lake and around the area before settling down at camp for the evening. We had pasta bolognese, and drank beer and spirits, listening to Iron Maiden. A pretty good way to spend any evening. We also had lots of insects visiting us to keep us company. ... read more
Daniel Boone National Forest
Daniel Boone National Forest
Daniel Boone National Forest

North America » United States » Tennessee August 24th 2017

We are in this area to visit Memphis, but the Shack Up Inn is 80 miles south of there, so we have treated our visit as a day trip. Our main target in Memphis was the National Civil Rights Museum, built in the Lorraine Motel where Dr Martin Luther King was assassinated in 1968. It was superb. When we bought our tickets we were told it would take around 2 hours. We took almost 5!!! And still didn't read everything. It traces the struggle for equality in the USA from the early days of slavery to approx year 2001, so could do with a little updating. Naturally a prime focus was on the life, preaching and assassination of MLK, which was really well done, with a detailed display showing three main 'who done it' lines of ... read more

North America » United States » Tennessee August 20th 2017

Today we worked our way down to Memphis along the Mississippi River Byway. We left the hotel at 8:05 and 77 degrees. This was the first morning that I came out of the hotel and took my sweatshirt off before getting into the car. And the temps even got up to 93 degrees before the day was done. It’s hotter up here than it is in Poinciana. By the way, we had planned to win the Power Ball Lottery today, but alas, it didn’t happen. Oh well, maybe next Wednesday will be our lucky day. So, we continued our drive south and the byway took us in and out of view of the river. At times we drove right along side of the water and at other times we were several miles away from it. And ... read more
Festus, MO
St. Genevieve
St. Genevieve

North America » United States » Tennessee » Nashville August 12th 2017

Hello from Kinshasa....yes, I have to admit, late I am when it comes to blogging. My flight from Lubumbashi was a good three hours late yesterday, but as always, I'm still happy to have arrived. There has been only two planes crashing this week in Congo DRC, so anytime I'm on a domestic flight, the only thing that truly count, is simply to land! Nashville, we did drive through the city and slept not far from the airport, but that's all I can tell you about downtown Nashville. One more time, let me stress that I don't know anything about country music and that I don't really need to go through that part of my musical background. This means, we may have driven through the streets of very famous, or not, music institutions, this was not ... read more
Confederate cemetery
Walking the streets of Franklin
The courthouse in Franklin

North America » United States » Tennessee » Memphis August 11th 2017

I know, I'm serious late on blogging, our little visit to Memphis is actually a full month late! You are going to laugh, we have already left the States, I've seen whales underwater on scuba diving this week-end, and I'm writing this between two meetings in Congo! It's a small world, one in which I'm really busy lately! We did the long five hours drive from New Orleans to Memphis. This implied for us crossing the all length of Mississippi from South to North. We stay mainly on the Interstate, beside a short stop to lunch in the middle. Well, I can say that from this short experience, Mississippi has a lot of trees! This is mainly what we saw on the road. You come to Memphis for Elvis or for Martin Luther King. I know, ... read more
One of these iconic places in the States....
Beale Street, we walk in, and out...
You remember Rosa Parks? This is the bus!

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