Tag Archives: Smokies

Branson and the Road to Re-Tirement (Days 38-41, Oct 8-11)

This road danced between state borders, skirted Civil War battlefields, wound along canyons and between farms.  It delivered us, late and weary, from northern Georgia to Branson, MO, but not without also providing the frightening disintegration of a trailer tire, … Continue reading

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Smokies Gets In Your Eyes (Days 35-37, Oct 5-7)

The Dating Game sent us to the Smoky Mountains in 1971. We were 21, two kids from different southern California towns who had agreed to be contestants on the show, and now found ourselves to be minor celebrities for a … Continue reading

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If It’s Tuesday, This Must Be Bethlehem (NH). Creating an Itinerary at T-14 Months.

The previous post was philosophical about planning vs. spontaneity. Here we move to an actual itinerary. This eighth post recalls last summer as the roads were finally marked and the dates set. Route lines on a map are beautiful; they … Continue reading

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