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Old 10-24-2010, 10:21 AM   #15
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It may be a bit out of your way, but have you considered Nashville while you're in Tennessee? This past summer we took a trip traveling east to west heading down to New Orleans. We had some problems so stopped in Nashville, which was not on our original itinerary.

We loved Nashville. It's a beautiful city with a lot to offer. We actually stayed there a few days extra. Of course, we did the Country Western Hall of Fame with the Studio B tour. We also visited some of the venues where many famous singers had their start and saw the Chihuly exhibit at Cheekwood (still ongoing).

We ate at a number of different restaurants, my daughter's favorite was Demo's Steak and Spaghetti House.

We stayed at Seven Point's Army Corps of Engineers Campground. It's about 10 miles outside of Nashville, but it's an easy commute.

Enjoy your trip!

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Old 10-24-2010, 08:21 PM   #16
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My brother-in-law did his undergrad at Vanderbilt in Nashville when we used to live in Florida and we drove up to visit him many times. We never really spent much time exploring the city but what we did see of it we liked a bunch.

Thanks for the recommendations.


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Old 10-30-2010, 11:27 AM   #17
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Howdy folks,

We're in Oklahoma City at present staying at the very fine Twin Fountains RV Park. Trip updates are on the blog for those interested.

Fortitudine Vincimus

Happy camping!

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Old 12-01-2010, 05:58 PM   #18
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Hey guys & gals,

We're on the way back west now, in Tuscon at Desert Trails campground right outside Saguaro NP. Heading back to the coast to LA tomorrow.

Lots of updates and pics on the blog...

Fortitudine Vincimus


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Old 12-01-2010, 07:17 PM   #19
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Thanks for sharing your blog Melissa and Dave.

We're glad you made it to Acme. Were you able to get to Central Grocery and pick up a muffaleta? We think of them longingly.

We love reading about your adventures and we love even more that you quote Shakleton! The Endurance! Great motto!

We'll look forward to reading more of your posts.

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Old 12-13-2013, 02:47 PM   #20
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Hello! I was wondering where you stayed through Oklahoma and if you stopped in Meers? How was it? Thanks! I am traveling through there next week...
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Old 12-14-2013, 07:21 AM   #21
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Hey there. No we didn't make it to Meers but I do plan to on our next go 'round. If you do please post a full report.

I did however recently do the 3 hour wait at Franklin BBQ in Austin and I have to say it was hands down the best brisket I've ever wrapped my lips around.

And as your bonus tip, unbelievably, the pulled pork tacos at the Salt Lick Austin Airport are out of this world. I mean so good it's worth going to the airport for lunch for no other reason good.

Safe travels all and remember... keep the shiny side up.

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Old 12-14-2013, 08:58 AM   #22
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Prayers for your friend in Florida. Safe travels and hope you get to smell some roses along the way.
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Old 12-14-2013, 09:39 AM   #23
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Wow what a trip! I am 5 months away from retirement and looking forward to a trip like yours. Happy motoring and enjoy the view.
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Old 12-14-2013, 10:12 AM   #24
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I'm heading out on a long trek in January and your reports are making me antsy. How are you doing with the large amount of driving? I've set a limit for myself of 200 miles a day. And since we are basically wandering with no real destination in mind I have a rule of at least two nights at every stop. Seems like a lot of work to exceed those limits.

Bon Voyage!


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