Day 519: Between Chattanooga and Nashville...
"I was laid down on the bare floor, as dirty and lousy a boy as you would wish to see. Dead men were being carried out about as fast as the living were being brought in.
"A man was laid down at my feet. I took a look at him and thought he w... Read more
Day 518: Oklahoma
The travelblogs are interrupted today.
Quite a few of our Sparkler community live in Oklahoma. Even if they didn't, I'm sure we would all want to do what we can to help with the incredible tornado destruction that's happened.
With no r... Read more
Day 517: Military Tactics and Red Badges
I'm interested in Civil War history - as I've said before, I grew up hearing about it and visiting some of the battlefields and major sites. A great-great-grandfather, who... Read more
Day 516: Wayfaring Strangers
We still had a two-hour drive ahead of us when we left Biltmore. Our reservations that night were for a hotel on the outskirts of Knoxville.
Sunday's plan was two museums on the way to my aunt's (she lives between Knoxville and Chattanooga)... Read more
Day 515: Dropping in on the Vanderbilts
"Down in the jungle, living in a tent,
You don't use money, you don't pay rent -
You don't even know the time
But you don't mind..."
When we began planning this trip we threw everything we could think of, ... Read more
Day 514: Azalea Abundance
"Give fools their gold and knaves their power,
Let fortune's bubbles rise and fall -
Who sows a field or trains a flower
or plants a tree, is more than all."
--John Greenleaf Whittier
Magnolia Plantation and Gardens is j... Read more
Day 513: Doin' the Charleston
We followed the same plan in Charleston that we had in Savannah - get into town early, grab a good parking space, then spend the day. Unlike Savannah, there was a minimal parking fee, but given the central, secure location - at the visitors' cen... Read more
Day 512: On the Road to Charleston
When we take trips, we each keep travel journals. In both we have the stretch from Savannah to Charleston labelled as "The Day We Got Lost."
In some ways there isn't a lot to see on that section, especially if you follow the coast as much a... Read more
Day 511: SAVANNAH!
I was predisposed to dislike Savannah.
As a rule, I'm not comfortable in urban places. Oh, I have a few favorites - Washington, notably; Toronto's near the top of the list; I like London, or at least sightseeing around London - but mostly I... Read more
Day 510: The Savannah Campaign
It's 45 degrees here this morning, with a blustery, gusting wind that makes it feel even colder. You can see how April in Dixie appealed to me!
I left off with Waynesboro and Wisteria Hall:
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Day 509: From Atlanta (halfway) to the Sea
Himself has been enamored with the Civil War ever since I introduced him to Ken Burns's series lo these many years ago. He has watched other documentaries as well as fictional treatments (Gettysburg - remind me sometime and I'll tell you a coup... Read more
Day 508: Travelblog - Atlanta, GA
Not that it's especially relevant to a healthy lifestyle (probably the opposite, if truth be told, considering all the holiday indulgences) but over the next, ah, couple of weeks? I'll share the photos I told you about from our recent trip.
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Day 507: She's baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaack...
First off, I admit it, the whole "blog every day" thing has been well and truly knocked into a cocked hat. It was not from lack of good intention (and you know I must've paved miles of that infamous road with my good intentions).
We've been... Read more
Day 506: An Evening Millisecond
...which, of course, is shorter than the usual quickie. Ha ha.
Late getting to it, and it's a late supper tonight, so - an early g'night, Sparklers, wherever you are!
...and dammitoll, the pix won't load, so - no picture today, either.... Read more
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Day 506: The Morning Quickie
I'm starting the day off super-hungry and crabby-for-coffee - this is not a good sign. It may turn out to be a three-cups morning.
I'll survive. So will the world. Meanwhile, I'm drawing up a plan of attack - so much to do, so little time, ... Read more