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The Solar Eclipse…

SOLAR ECLIPSE ON AUGUST 21, 2017. Not since 1979 and not again until 2024 will there be a solar eclipse like this one. What a big deal! I don’t know where you were during the eclipse, but in this part of the country seeing it was supposed to be a real “happening.” We’re staying at Wappapolo … Continue reading »

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Have you ever found a “kindness rock?”

KINDNESS ROCKS. Several weeks ago, I began finding small rocks, painted with inspirational quotes, around RV parks and at the beach. They were in plain view, unlike geocaches which are carefully hidden. Have you guys seen these kinds of rocks, just lying around on the ground? “What’s going on with this?” I wondered. So I … Continue reading »

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Defeated Creek Campground…

WE’VE BEEN LUCKY. Since departing Florida last month, we’ve been very lucky selecting wonderful parks where we can stay along our cross-country trek. It’s not always easy to determine in advance how a place really looks…websites employ very crafty photographers to make the most of what a park has to offer. But often when we … Continue reading »

Categories: History, Tennessee | 6 Comments

The Beauty of Cades Cove…

  OUR LAST DAY AT THE PARK. Today was our last day in Gatlinburg so we had to choose between many places in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park to visit. We chose Cades Cove, on the advice of several locals whom we met at breakfast the other day. There are so many things to see … Continue reading »

Categories: History, National Parks, North Carolina, Scenic Byways, Tennessee | 4 Comments

The Mountains are Calling…

GATLINBURG, TENNESSEE. You’re going to like it here! This small mountain town is home to less than 4,000 folks but it attracts more than 11 million visitors a year and can grow to a population of 40,000 on any given night. It’s nestled at the entrance to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, the most visited … Continue reading »

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Raccoon Mountain Caverns and Campground…

  CHATTANOOGA, TENNESSEE. Here we are in Tennessee at the Raccoon Mountain Caverns and Campground in Chattanooga. The city is located in the southeastern part of the state, along the Tennessee River in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains. It is one of the top destinations in the South. It’s trolley-like Incline Railway scales steep Lookout Mountain … Continue reading »

Categories: History, Railroad, Tennessee | 2 Comments

My trip to San Diego…

OCTOBER 12, 2016. Mum’s been the word about our future plans. But that’s only because we hadn’t formulated them until now. We’ve made some decisions and plotted our course, so in short order I’ll let you know “what’s next.” And perhaps after you know where we’re headed you’ll have some suggestions for us. What to see and … Continue reading »

Categories: Alabama, Animals, California, Florida, History, San Diego | 3 Comments

Not your average Joe…

IT’S THE PEOPLE. It’s the people I meet on our Great American Adventure. They are the ones who make our Journey special. The places and parks and cities and attractions are way fun. But it’s the people I want to meet. Here’s Joe Zeller, a retired Veteran of World War II.  Still a “regular guy” at … Continue reading »

Categories: Armed Forces, Florida, Texas | 4 Comments

The impact of hunger and food insecurity in America…

SOMETHING BOTHERS ME. Anyone who’s familiar with me and my blog knows one thing for sure. Greg is a guy who loves to cook. He loves to shop for farm to table ingredients, meet local farmers while doing so and share his love for food with an audience. But his passion is about lots more … Continue reading »

Categories: Eateries, Florida, Special occasions | 4 Comments

REO Speedwagon…

REPRESENTING A ROCK STAR. All divorce lawyers dream of representing high-profile clients. As you’ll remember, I’ve previously introduced you to NFL Hall of Fame member Fred  Biletnikoff and to Eddie Feigner, whose “King and His Court” fast pitch four man baseball team toured the country and sent many a Major League player back to the dugout. … Continue reading »

Categories: California, History, My Book Deal, People | 5 Comments

Like a chicken with its head cut off…

  WHAT’S COME OVER YOU, GREG? “You’re running around like a chicken with its head cut off. You were so sluggish while you were ill that we’d almost forgotten you could move this fast. So what’s up?” “Here’s the deal. Eight months ago the doctors told my wife I had only a few hours to … Continue reading »

Categories: California, Cape Cod, Connecticut, Deerhorn Valley, History, Idaho, New England, North Carolina, Oregon, Oregon, Oregon Coast, Pennsylvania, San Diego, South Carolina, Special occasions, Tennessee, Virginia, Washington | Leave a comment

Another interesting person…

ANOTHER INTERESTING PERSON. I met a guy this morning who’s definitely “a person of interest.”  As those of you who subscribe to my blog already know, I’m as interested in meeting people on our Journey as I am in seeing the sights through our commercial bus size windshield. I wouldn’t trade our visit to the red rocks … Continue reading »

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DJI Phantom 4 Camera Drone…

June 6, 2016 JUST A MATTER OF TIME. I knew it. I just knew it. Florence and I have been married a long while. I have an uncanny ability to predict her next move. I’ve got a respectable batting average. I’m right about 85 % of the time. So, I figured it would be just a … Continue reading »

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Another Blue Ribbon Tour of Pensacola…

ANOTHER BLUE RIBBON TOUR.  You’ve already met Jon York, our friend and the one who’s made our stay in Pensacola the best it could be.  The tour he gave us today was “top of the line.” In fact it was “over the top.” The guy is something else. Just when we think he’s already outdone … Continue reading »

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Memorial Day Weekend…

May 30, 2016      MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND. Memorial Day, originally called Decoration Day, is a day of remembrance for those who have died in service of the United States. A federal mandate years ago set the observance on the last Monday of May, creating a long weekend for most Americans. Since it’s also the traditional … Continue reading »

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Saying goodbye to New Hampshire…

OCTOBER 16, 2015 MY STORY CONTINUES. Since we arrived in New England last June, we’ve stayed in New Hampshire on several occasions, for a total of about six weeks in the state. From delivering mail on Lake Winnipesaukee to driving the Kancamangus Scenic Byway in the White Mountains to a breathtaking ride up Mt. Washington on the … Continue reading »

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Saying goodbye to Vermont…

OCTOBER 7, 2015 MY STORY CONTINUES as we prepare to leave Vermont in the morning. Even though we’ve “packed-up” hundreds of times, I always kind of dread the “chores” attendant to “breaking camp.” Everything must be stowed so it won’t slip or break as we drive down the road. The “patio furniture” and Weber grill … Continue reading »

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