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A Couple More GCs

A Couple More GCs

As our great 2019 cross country adventure winds down we find ourselves deadheading toward the house even more quickly than we planned because we have an appointment this afternoon. But it's a gorgeous October morning in Tennessee and we've got enough time to linger...

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Praline Cheesecake

Praline Cheesecake

It's the last leg of our 2018 Summer Ramble phase two. We started the day at Buffalo KOA near Hurricane Mills, Tennessee, Site #37 where we drained all our water tanks last night and enjoyed a nice visit with Sharon and Mike. They will continue their journey north to...

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North of Knoxville

North of Knoxville

We've stayed here before, in fact it was ten years ago this month, on the first leg of our 35th Anniversary cross country tent camping trip. This time at the Clinton/Knoxville North KOA we're sandwiched in between big RVs in a full hookups pull through site. Usually...

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East of Knoxville

East of Knoxville

Once we get within a day's drive of our house we find it difficult to stop for just one more overnight. True to form we left Cincinnati this morning telling ourselves we'd stop somewhere and explore one of those interesting places we always breeze past but now we're...

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Fort Donelson 

Fort Donelson 

Our first stop on our Civil War history quest today was the site of Fort Henry.  Well, not quite. We found some markers about the February 1862 battle and that the actual site is at the bottom of Kentucky Lake as a result of the TVA Kentucky Dam project which...

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Unexpected Sighting 

Unexpected Sighting 

As we were doing the driving tour of Fort Donelson we experienced an unexpected delight. American Bald Eagles!  Suddenly our focus was shifted from artillery to the cries and sight of two eagles in flight. One flew on and the other perched high overlooking the...

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The Gap and a Crater

The Gap and a Crater

See Park Video The Cumberland Gap Tunnel on the border of Kentucky and Tennessee gave us the opportunity to travel under the storied Cumberland Gap today as part of a journey involving three states in about five minutes! We spent time at the Cumberland Gap Visitors...

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Wilderness Road Campground

Wilderness Road Campground

We've scored a national park campsite with shade and electricity near a well-appointed shower house at the Senior Pass rate! It's the Wilderness Road Campground near Ewing, Virginia. It's at Cumberland Gap National Historic Park where the states of Kentucky,...

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A Doe in the Grass

A Doe in the Grass

We arrived last night at Panther Creek State Park near Morristown TN after making a reservation over the phone. This is the first leg of our journey to Cincinnati. It was a pleasant though warm evening. We supped simply on leftovers from our recent entertaining and...

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Which Trail Was THE Trail?

Which Trail Was THE Trail?

See Park Video Forty-nine years ago this summer Steve was part of a party of four who hiked the Appalachian Trail in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park from CosbyCampground to Newfound Gap and back again. This afternoon Steve returned to Cosby for the first time....

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Planning a trip? Dreaming of travel? Perhaps some of our adventures could inspire yours! Over the last several years we’ve had the distinct pleasure of many cross country journeys traveling though the Lower 48 in tents and our various teardrop campers as well as an amazing Alaska adventure that did not involve a camper.

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Arctic Circle Ceremony

Arctic Circle Ceremony

After a few days of exploration in the realm of the Arctic Circle, we aboard the Jewel of the Seas celebrated with a Blue Nose Ceremony and will receive Arctic Crossing Certificates!

Magerøya Island

Magerøya Island

We made it to the Top of the World, or at least the northernmost land mass in Europe, Magerøya Island. On our coach tour we learned much about the natural history and the cultures of this starkly beautiful place.