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Old 05-01-2009, 10:03 PM   #1
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Where shall we go?

My family and I are looking forward to my maiden voyage. We're going to pick up our 1947 Liner in Nashville from jimmy at TwistedSilver.net and head east for a couple of weeks to shake the bugs out of it. We have no agenda or schedule other than seeing the ocean at some point. Where should we stay and go? Any ideas? It will be me my wife and 2 girls ages 2 and 4.

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Old 05-01-2009, 10:19 PM   #2
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I dont know about what to do when you are totin a wife and kids along, but, I would suggest heading down toward Chattanooga and hitting the Hiwassee river area. I love to camp there and play on the river. Nice NF campgrounds and if you are there during the week, camping at the outfitter in Reliance is dirt cheap. Anywhere in the national forests there is good camping. I wouldnt go into the national park with a gun to my head though.

Other good stuff in your area: Fall Creek SP, and Big South Fork.
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Jonesborough, Tennessee

Cory,

Jonesborough, Tennessee is east on your way to the coast.

Jonesborough is Tennessee's oldest town and was a stop for the Underground Railroad. It's filled with beautiful old homes and buildings. The folks are friendly and welcoming. There are some charming antique stores, boutiques featuring local artisans' crafts, great cafes and restaurants and the National Storytelling Museum, which celebrates the tradition of storytelling.

Our modest home on Sisters' Row is right on the main street. You can even park the trailer behind the house while you explore. We've attached an image below and included links so that you can take an electronic tour of Jonesborough if you wish.

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It's beautiful in the spring-the dogwoods and azaleas will be in bloom!

Congratulations on your new to you trailer. We're sure you and your family will make many great memories.

We hope you have a happy and safe journey!
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Old 05-02-2009, 06:37 AM   #4
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Thanks for the info!

Rodney,

I used to live in Chattanooga and just loved it out there! I worked near Benton, TN, for a glider operation giving rides and instruction. During our down time we kayak the Hiwassee. I LOVE eastern TN. We're so excited!

Gemma and Murray,

Your place is beautiful, I'm not familiar with Jonesborough, TN. It looks fabulous, just up our alley, SLOW PACED. We might take you up on your parking, I'll let you know as get closer.

Keep 'em coming!

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We discovered the Cumberland Gap, TN, area earlier this year. Absolutely beautiful, and there is a really fascinating museum, name of which escapes me at this time , that tells the history of the Gap area. Has a large number of early 1800's homes and buildings which have been moved there, restored and furnished with items authentic and original to the time/place. There are two large museums, full of artifacts and stories about the original settlers. We were there nearly 3 hours, could not see it all but will be going back next week. We were there in March, so everything was not yet up and running for the season, but it is a working, period community which includes lots of animals and hands-on demonstrations. The whole place is like a step back in time, so unique. It was a labor of love by its' founder, who saw the old cabins, etc., being demolished and priceless, handmade artifacts such as butter churns made into lamps, etc., began buying things up and then had many buildings/items donated or willed. Your children might enjoy the animals and outside things, wife and you might have to take turns looking at the musuems.

Blue Ridge Parkway is also open this time of year. Have a great trip!
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We're currently with the East Tennessee Unit (even tough we're from VA) for a rally at the Misty River CG in Walland TN (Near Maryville). The group is great and the CG hosts are very nice. Lots are level, well spaced. There is a Vintage RV Rally here in a couple of weeks. You can check the dates on the Misty River CG website http://www.mistyriverrv.com/

Mountains are beautiful. TONS of antiquing.

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Eventually I would plan a trip to Disneyworld

Fort Wilderness campground at Disneyworld will be great when then children are a bit older. For now, I might consider a close by trip to work the bugs out.
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If you're going to be in the area, Misty River Campground in Walland, TN will be hosting a rally May 14th through 17th. It's a vintage trailer rally. You would certainly be welcome to attend.
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I really wanted to make that but, our trailer won't be ready until the 17th. I hope the turnout is good!
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head east to the blue ridge parkway.the campgrounds are now open.campground fee is $16 per nite from one end to the other.clingmans dome and cades cove are also en route.the kids enjoyed it and took some nice shots of this special area.
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head east to the blue ridge parkway.the campgrounds are now open.campground fee is $16 per nite from one end to the other.clingmans dome and cades cove are also en route.the kids enjoyed it and took some nice shots of this special area.
If you are on the Blue Ridge Parkway, be sure to spend a few nights at the Virginia Highland Haven Airstream Park, beautiful scenery and great Airstreamers.
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Thanks for the suggestions!

We're beginning to pack and getting everything ready to go. We'll be heading east on Sunday morning, if everything goes as planned. Our plan now is to try to get east of St. Louis Sunday evening. My wife wants to hit a Trader Joe's in St Louis for some snacks.

Jimmy from twistedsilver.net is going to setup our trailer at a park somewhere near Nashville. This will allow us to get acquainted with the trailer and christen it Monday evening. I think we'll stay there a couple of days to help work the bugs out. So if anything needs to be attended to Jimmy will be close by. I'm sure there will be many trips to Target, Wal-mart and Camping world, to get the needed necessities.

We really have no agenda at this time and will be taking suggestions from AirForums. Our route as of now will be something along these lines. Nashville-Great Smokey Mountain National Park-North Carolina Beach somewhere-work our way back to Ashville ,NC-Chattanooga area-Southern TN-Southern Missouri and Home Kansas City. We have to be back June 6th or so. I know this is a lot of stuff to cover so we'll just play it by ear as we go. The only must do is camp on the beach at some point.

Let me know what you think.

My Wife is planning on blogging our adventure as we go.
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We discovered the Cumberland Gap, TN, area earlier this year. Absolutely beautiful, and there is a really fascinating museum, name of which escapes me at this time , that tells the history of the Gap area. Has a large number of early 1800's homes and buildings which have been moved there, restored and furnished with items authentic and original to the time/place. There are two large museums, full of artifacts and stories about the original settlers. We were there nearly 3 hours, could not see it all but will be going back next week. We were there in March, so everything was not yet up and running for the season, but it is a working, period community which includes lots of animals and hands-on demonstrations. The whole place is like a step back in time, so unique. It was a labor of love by its' founder, who saw the old cabins, etc., being demolished and priceless, handmade artifacts such as butter churns made into lamps, etc., began buying things up and then had many buildings/items donated or willed. Your children might enjoy the animals and outside things, wife and you might have to take turns looking at the musuems.

Blue Ridge Parkway is also open this time of year. Have a great trip!
This museum is the Museum of Appalachia, Redirect to .org site.
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