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North America » United States » Tennessee February 19th 2017

"To sleep, perchance to dream-ay, there's the rub." So asleep we are, cocooned in our cozy aluminum nest, when -- in the depths of my slumber, I think I hear a knock, and the word "police"? Then again, this time more forcefully 'THIS IS THE POLICE".... I awake, but is it really the Police? In my sleep addled mind I think -- "That can't be The Police, Sting would have a more pronounced English accent." But then I remember -- "Perhaps it's Stewart Copeland -- he's an American!" One thing is sure, this is a situation that will require me to put on pants. I do so, then I peek out through our drawn curtains to see a big, young guy -- neatly dressed, but not in any discernible uniform. In these situations, I have learned ... read more

North America » United States » Tennessee » Nashville February 18th 2017

Geo: 36.1682, -86.7772UA routed us to Nashville. It was a 4.5 hours from San Francisco to Nashville. The time seemed to go by quickly. Glenn and I both took about a 1 hour nap for our flight from SFO to BNA.While in BNA (Nashville), I had enough time to go buy "something better than chips". While Glenn was charging up the iphones, I walked down the terminal to find a "fast food" place. I found Popeyes. I had ordered 2 separate meals, because I knew Glenn and I would probably be not sitting next to each other. Sadly, I ordered 2 drinks...but really didn't need two DRINKS, so as we were getting organized again with our carryon luggage, I handed one of the drinks to a passenger walking through the terminal. He was grateful.We did fly ... read more
Riding the SkyBus
Inside Auckland Airport
There is our Flight AUK to SFO

North America » United States » Tennessee » Memphis February 12th 2017

Geo: 35.1496, -90.0489Well today I woke up early (6:15) even after not going to sleep until after 1:30.  So I guess I was excited and eager to get the day started.  Getting up in the morning is usually not easy for me so I was a little shocked when I woke up so easily.  Had a nice leisurely breakfast and then made a quick trip to drug store.  Can't remember everything right?Suitcase all packed and ready to go and even under 50 pounds.  Kristi has left for her run and we need to finish the last minute things. Will update when we get to the airport. Arrived at airport when they requested but that was way to early., so we waited. Boarding went smoothly and actually left gate 10 minutes early and then we taxied and ... read more

North America » United States » Tennessee » Collierville February 11th 2017

Geo: 35.0426, -89.6667I can't believe we are leaving tomorrow.  99% of everything is in the suitcase, Just need those little last minute things.   Papers, boarding passes, books - all packed.  My new purse is one of those travel protected ones, so we shall see how that works. Our living room has become a staging area for the stuff to take and the open suitcases.  You can tell Dave is getting antsy as he is moving stuff around and organizing what goes where.  So glad he does that.  I'm still trying to work at the office and get things organized a little more.  Have my hair cut and my nails done. Has been receiving all the well wishes and prayers for safe travel.  One of the couples going with us actually leaves today.... read more

North America » United States » Tennessee » Knoxville February 4th 2017

Fear and consternation surged across my skin like a tingling rash. I stared forward, barely noticing the red light through the bug scarred windshield. I was frozen, like a deer in the headlights as I rode out the long silence with a self-lamenting panic. Frank and I had been together only a matter of weeks when he asked if I would be his mountaineering partner. For him, alpine climbing was a fantastic childhood dream that was now within reach. He grew up reading about Mallory and Irvine, fantasizing of scaling remote peaks, imagining what it would be like to stand where so few humans have dared to go. Hoping to one day have a partner to grow with, to explore with, and to share that intimate journey and process with. From the driver seat, I sensed ... read more
North Cascades
Fall at the Fire Tower
Mary Knoll

North America » United States » Tennessee » Collierville January 31st 2017

Geo: 35.0426, -89.6667We are now just 12 days away from flying off to South America.  I must say I am excited but yet nervous as well.  I think we have done everything we need to do with banking, phones, bills, shots, excursions and now all that is left is packing.  Yuck!!!  The part I hate the most.  I second guess myself so many times. And usually pack way to much stuff - although I am getting better at that.Dave has all his camera gear out on a table and is cleaning off the storage devices so that we (he) can take a bunch more pictures.  We really need to find out a good way of using those pictures.... read more

North America » United States » Tennessee » Knoxville January 28th 2017

Tom and I are retired, living in east Tennessee in the US. We’re leaving in mid-February 2017 on an extended trip to Hong Kong, Vietnam, and Japan. We hope to re-visit old favorites and old friends, and explore areas we haven’t been able to visit in the past. We try to travel light, each carrying a small backpack (25-30 pounds maximum) and a smaller daypack. On past trips, we’ve learned that suitcases are useless and that you can carry everything you need in a small pack, just not everything you might want. (As a woman, I find that by the time I get home, I never want to see these clothes again.) I’m sure that we’ll add to the lessons we’ve learned on earlier trips as we travel. These long trips are made possible by friends ... read more

North America » United States » Tennessee » Collierville January 12th 2017

Geo: 35.0426, -89.6667Well it is January 12, 2017 and the holidays are behind us.  So I guess it is time  to begin to prepare in earnest for our next trip.  We will be going on a 33 day cruise (yes 33 days) in South America ending back in Fort Lauderdale, with 2 days in Santiago prior to the cruise.The planning for this trip began in December of 2015 when a dear friend from South Carolina told me we were out of excuses about taking a trip with them.  Dave is now retired and it is a year away, so we looked at the cruise and said yes!!So we made the reservation and we have just waited.  In the meantime some of our travel buddies decided they might like to go with us.  We are now a ... read more

North America » United States » Tennessee » Memphis December 30th 2016

The first leg of my holiday road trip is over! Those who know me know that I go to many college football games, especially those associated with schools I attend or have attended. It was a rare treat that my first two universities from the FBS of college football played each other - basically two bowl games for the price of one. I am speaking, of course, of the Liberty Bowl in Memphis. The University of Georgia played Texas Christian University today at 11 AM central time. I graduated from UGA in 2011 and TCU in 2016, and I will admit that most of my sympathies were with the one that I have a longer relationship with. But that didn't mean I was only going to support them. It was an odd experience for someone who ... read more
Me and Jack with Nick, one of our Redcoat buddies
Beale Street is the place to be in Memphis
some of the action in the Liberty Bowl

North America » United States » Tennessee » Memphis December 13th 2016

Geo: 35.1515, -90.0499Visited Sam Phillips' Sun Studio, the Memphis Rock 'n Soul Museum and the outdoor store Bass Pro. A cold, overcast day, pity.Early departure in the morning to Orlando via Atlanta.... read more
Radio Station
Recording Studio
Shaw Microphone

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