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May 1, 2019 - Knoxville to Hickory N.C.

First thing this morning I was at McKay's Bookstore to stock up on used books for summer reading. The prices ranged from 25 cents to 3 dollars. The store is huge and very well laid out. This place is a must stop whenever I am in Knoxville. After I put my treasures in the car ( miraculously they fit - my car is loaded as usual) I drove to Kate's house for a visit. We went to lunch and talked and talked. I met Kate over 40 years ago - hard to believe! I am so grateful that friends are receptive to my " I'm coming your way" phone calls. The...

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Aug 7, 2013 - Off we go

Our trip started as we left Hickory, North Carolina for Charlotte-Douglas International Airport. We left at around 10 on the morning of 7 Aug 2013. The travel documents for the coach tour part of the trip actually arrived as we were loading the bags into the truck!! That is what you call "cutting it close."

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Apr 11, 2011 - overwhelmed

Imagine a good sized mall. But instead of stores selling clothing or toys or electronics, every store in this mall sells furniture. Some stores feature different manufacturers; others vary by style. It took us two hours to assess the contemporary furniture, generally what we like. A few digressions in the other design categories and another hour went by. Then we drove a few miles down the road to one of the largest malls we have ever seen. This too was all furniture over four stories. Many of these stores were outlets for specific...

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Sep 1, 2010 - Hickory, NC

September 1, 2010. After a short drive of 110 miles we are now "camping" in the driveway of Christine and James' lovely home in Hickory, NC. And, with some regret, we must say that this concludes this edition of our Trip Journal. We have enjoyed having you along for the ride and reading your comments; it was almost like being with you along the way. The rest of this month we'll be traveling to Massachusetts with just our car for a lot of visiting and the highlight will be grandaughter Sarah's marriage to Sean Cruise. That will take place in...

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Jun 25, 2008 - Grand Canyon Trip

We drove 350 miles last night! We ended up staying at an RV park half way between Nashville and Memphis, but we never saw another living soul. We arrived at 1:00 AM our time, but the office was closed. When we got ready to leave this morning, the office wasn't open, so we left our money in the envelope provided, and took off again! Today, we drove to Memphis and ate on Beale Street! It was really cool seeing all the Blues restaurants and clubs. We did a little shopping, rode the trolley around Memphis, checked out the Mississippi River,...

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