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Old 10-18-2011, 08:08 PM   #211
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I was deleting some old pics and came across this: the day you left on your all-time journey. T.S. Eliot said it best: "We shall not cease from exploration, And the end of all our exploring, Will be to arrive where we started, And know the place for the first time."
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Old 10-19-2011, 10:24 PM   #212
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Nearly Halloween you two !!

Ive bought a pumpkin for Hans Junior ..Hx1 can hollow it out
I havent enough patience ..
cant believe its nearly been a year since the last one
Hans was asking what happened to your brakes..
he made a funny noise when he read the post..
The colours look beautiful..love me
Yes Lili it's nearly Halloween already. Time flies when you are having fun. The worse part is we are all another year older.

Tell Hans to check the brake fluid. It's hard to get to but if the fluid gets low the pedal does funny things, not good. Fortunately adding fluid solved the problem. It just happened to be in a rather inopportune place.

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Old 10-19-2011, 10:29 PM   #213
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I was deleting some old pics and came across this: the day you left on your all-time journey. T.S. Eliot said it best: "We shall not cease from exploration, And the end of all our exploring, Will be to arrive where we started, And know the place for the first time."
Come on Mike, in your old pics? We haven't been gone that long.
Mr. Eliot did have some interesting thoughts.

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Old 10-19-2011, 11:30 PM   #214
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We headed to Chattanooga,Tn. for the night and stayed at a Camping World campground. It was quite nice and reasonably priced. The only thing we didn't realize they started moving trailers around to work on before we started moving around. We woke up the the sound of back up beepers.

We didn't find the Chattanooga Choo Choo but we did find the incline railroad.
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We didn't take the ride as the top of the hill was fogged in. It makes it hard to enjoy the view.

Here are a few pics leaving town.
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Next we headed to the Jack Daniel's Distillery. On the way we noticed a sign to the Lodge Factory Store. A few minutes later we left a few dollars and took on some cast iron ballast. You do have to keep the cook happy.

Next we arrived at Jack Daniel's.
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They don't make Wild Turkey there but we did see these guys.
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The tour guide said they were industry spies.

This little guy was enjoying a late afternoon snack.
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From here we headed to Nashville. Here we are entering the downtown area.
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Old 10-20-2011, 12:16 AM   #215
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How far south are you headed smartstream aka Dan? We may be able to find a place for you for a night or two.
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Old 10-20-2011, 12:26 AM   #216
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We made our way to the Grand Ole Opry.
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I felt it was a must see in Nashville. I had no idea what a major complex was built around the Opry. They have a convention center, hotel/resort, outlet store center and theater complex.

Next was a stop for Irene at the National Quilt Museum at Paducah, Kentucky.
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Next because of bridge repairs we had to detour through a town called Cairo. It has been hit hard economically with lots of empty buildings as you drive through town. It sets on a peninsula between the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers and is protected by levees and flood gates. There is a gate that comes down in this underpass when needed.
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Barges on the Mississippi River.
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On the recommendation of the people at the AAA office we had dinner here.
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It is interesting in that once you have ordered your meal they come around with extra "sides" like black eyed peas, potatoes and onions, fried okra, macaroni and tomatos and hot rolls. Most of the sides are brought around in large bowls however the rolls are brought out in trays.
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If you want a roll just call out and they throw it to you.
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It's amazing how good this guy is. Very few rolls hit the floor, this guy was very accurate even all the way across the room.

After we ate way too much we headed to Branson.
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Old 10-20-2011, 12:41 AM   #217
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You may have wondered about my lack of posts for a few days. Well we just happened to be in the right spot at the right time and joined the Fall Rally at Branson.

We met some wonderful people, ate way too much great food, toured some beautiful trailers, and enjoyed some friendly campfires. You can read more about it and see the pictures here http://www.airforums.com/forums/f47/...son-79077.html

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Old 10-20-2011, 01:53 AM   #218
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Hi, Dan; I think it's time for you to return home. Otherwise there won't be any place to go on your next trip where you haven't already been to.
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Old 10-20-2011, 04:17 PM   #219
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Some madman made some serious miles, we look forward to seeing them this afternoon at KOA Flag.
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Old 10-20-2011, 10:38 PM   #220
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Great to see you all, thanks for the B'cake, no, I could not eat it all.
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Bday cake? did we nearly miss a birthday? Happy birthday Mikey..
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Old 10-20-2011, 11:37 PM   #222
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Bday cake? did we nearly miss a birthday? Happy birthday Mikey..
Alright you caught me. I'm a few days behind on posting our trip progress and we rolled into Flagstaff and ran into this old timer who claimed it was his birthday so naturally we had to find a cake. Irene picked up a nice black forest cake into which we inserted two melted together candles. As soon as Mike blew out the candles we did our best to devour the cake.

I'll try to catch up but it may take a day or two as we have to drive to Phoenix tomorrow morning to met and old friend for breakfast..

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Happy trails, Dan and Irene & Hagar. ::::makes note for next year to not eat so much great cake and consume copious amounts of wine at the same time::::
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Sounds like a mini rally!

Wish I could hang with you but im a trailer guy...
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