Category: Places

  • 98.5% There

    Yesterday was our longest driving day, covering about 465 miles, and leaving about 120 miles for today. We are currently having a relaxing morning with my parents in North Haven, Connecticut.

  • New Record!

    4 states in just over half an hour. Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania.

  • 81 78 287 15 Hut, Hut, Hike!

    This morning we leave behind our nth Comfort Inn and head northeast, our intended route to North Haven, Connecticut documented in the post title.

  • Tubin’ On The Creek

    On Tuesday morning, we drove back to the Visitors’ Center to finish off the kids’ Junior Ranger requirements, and got them sworn in. We then headed across the park to a picnic area where there was also a hike to a waterfall. We had a nice lunch, but we never got around to the hike, […]

  • It Was All I Hoped It Would Be

    We got to have a nice relaxed Monday mornin’, with no need to get on the road and make mileage. After a nice breakfast, Susan and Jenni packed some lunches and we headed into the Great Smoky Mountain National Park. It was a bit of a drive, and getting down the hill that we’re on […]

  • Smokies

    After our boat ride, we headed back on I-40 East and drove right out of Tennessee into North Carolina. We are staying at the home of the uncle of our friend Jenni. It was billed as a “cabin” so we were thinking it would be somewhat rustic, but it is anything but. And this is […]

  • Showboat!

    Yesterday, we went on a short river cruise up the Cumberland River on the General Jackson Showboat for lunch and a show by Tim Watson called Fiddlin’ Around, which was an hour or so of music and comedy that we all enjoyed. Tim put on a good show, though apparently not much different than what […]

  • Title Bout

    I didn’t write anything last night because I couldn’t think of a good title. Well, that and the fact that my pictures are uploading slower in this hotel than they do through my mobile connection. But still cheaper, to be sure. Here we are in Nashville! We spent the night in a Comfort Inn, and […]

  • Lunch!

    We stopped at a nice rest area for lunch. We made PB&J sandwiches for the kids and tuna & potato salad sandwiches, since we lacked any other dressing.

  • Tennessee, With a Dash of Mississippi

    Having spent the afternoon in Tennessee, we crossed over into Southaven, Mississippi and spent the night in a Quality Inn there, just to add to our state tally. Currently, it stands at 18 plus one Canadian province: Massachusetts, New York, Ontario, Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin, Minnesota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Colorado, Utah, Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, […]