Wednesday, April 23, 2014

The Rest of the Story

OK, going to end this travel log with one more blog post.  Whew.  I really apologize for all the posts in a short time.  If I had wifi while on the road, I mean besides my personal hotspot, I would certainly have tried to post as I went.

Cedar Creek Campground on Old Hickory Lake near Hermitage and Mt. Juliet, TN.  Wonderful place.  We had a nice flat place, electricity, water and with our park pass it was only $12 a night.  I would go back here in a heartbeat!04-14-14 iphone 0804-14-14 iphone 0904-14-14 Nashville 1Of course, Buddy loves the water!04-14-14 Nashville 304-14-14 Nashville 504-14-14 Nashville 6And there were deer every evening around dusk.04-16-14 Nashville 0104-16-14 Nashville 03Finally a really pretty sunset.  We had rain a lot it seemed.04-16-14 Nashville 0404-16-14 Nashville 0904-16-14 pics 14This is the view from Tana and Schot’s back deck.  Awesome.  And the turkey were gobbling in the forest.04-14-14 iphone 10Their backyard. Tana says they never use that pretty area but it is nice.04-14-14 iphone 11It was sooo sooo wonderful to see Tana and Shot.  They fed us and kept us entertained.  I am so happy that we stopped there.  And we are planning a Lake Tahoe trip with them in late September!  Wish we lived closer.  I really enjoy their company.04-16-14 Tana and Schot 03On another note, gas from the BP stations was a bit strange for us.  Usually here the diesel pumps are colored green so that consumers know immediately it is diesel.  Ross went to the bathroom at one of the BP stations so I said no prob, I will fill up the truck.  I almost panicked when I started putting the green handle to the filler on the truck. Had to back up about three times and make sure I had it right.  Ross came out and we laughed about it.  Had to take some pictures to prove it. 

Black handle on the Diesel.04-15-14 gas 2Green on the gasoline.  Strange.04-15-14 gas 1

We left the Nashville area and headed for home.  We thought and thought about heading north or other ways but home was calling.

Through Memphis… or rather around it.

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The first night we stayed at a place outside of Little Rock after spending and hour and a half stuck in traffic due to a wreck and finding a new way around Little Rock.  The little lake near Morrilltown was called Lake Overcup.  Very basic but really pretty.

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In Oklahoma we stopped a bit earlier and stayed at Lake Thunderbird.  It was ok but not someplace I would seek out on purpose.  04-18-14 Lake Thunderbird OK 0104-18-14 Lake Thunderbird OK 0204-18-14 Lake Thunderbird OK 03Then on to home!04-18-14 travel 07There were fields of these yellow flowers through OK and the Texas Panhandle.  After looking it up, we found they were the new cash crop – canola.  Really pretty!04-19-14 travel 01HOME!04-19-14 travel 05And still under a really bad drought.  Wish we could have brought rain home04-19-14 travel 1204-19-14 travel 1304-19-14 travel 1404-19-14 travel 16

That’s it!  A month away from home and we are right back in the swing of it.  Boys will be playing sports, I am working, and the house and trailer and truck need cleaning.  What else is new.  Let me know if you have questions.

The Corvette Museum and Mammoth Caves

Ross was really wanting to stop at the Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, KY since we were so close. 

The museum is really kind of neat, especially if you are a Corvette owner or wanna be.

04-13-14 Corvette 0504-13-14 Corvette 06This little mock up was really precise!04-13-14 Corvette 0704-13-14 Corvette 0904-13-14 Corvette 1204-13-14 Corvette 1304-13-14 Corvette 1504-13-14 Corvette 1804-13-14 Corvette 19Ross really loved the car without the cover. 04-13-14 Corvette 2104-13-14 Corvette 2404-13-14 Corvette 25This picture is made of lots of little pictures.  04-13-14 Corvette 28Isn’t that cool.04-13-14 Corvette 2704-13-14 Corvette 29I want this one.  Brand new of course!04-13-14 Corvette 3304-13-14 Corvette 3604-13-14 Corvette 3704-13-14 iphone 0104-13-14 iphone 03

Do you all remember that they had a cave in there a few months ago?  Yep, a sink hole destroyed or did major damage to about eight really expensive and one of a kind Vettes.  These cars were

  • 1993 ZR-1 Spyder on loan from General Motors
  • 2009 ZR1 “Blue Devil” on loan from General Motors
  • 1962 Black Corvette
  • 1984 PPG Pace Car
  • 1992 White 1 Millionth Corvette
  • 1993 Ruby Red 40th Anniversary Corvette
  • 2001 Mallett Hammer Z06 Corvette
  • 2009 White 1.5 Millionth Corvette

The museum is open and they have those cars on display.This was inside the room that collapsed.

04-13-14 Corvette 30Ross thinks they will restore this one.  I, however, do not think so.04-13-14 iphone 0504-13-14 Corvette 3104-13-14 Corvette 32Really amazing and I am so glad they display them for us.04-13-14 iphone 04

Next will be the Mammoth Caves!  I almost made another post for them but decided on just attaching to this one.

We have been to Carlsbad Caverns a couple of times so really were going to skip Mammoth Caves.  OK, we were there and there was a campground right there.  So we stayed and saw the caves. They are really different from Carlsbad and a lady in the line with us told us the reason.  Apparently caves and caverns are not the same thing.  Caverns drip water to form those stalactite and stalagmites.  Caves do not have those formations.  After the trip, sorry but I do prefer the beauty of the caverns. 

04-13-14 Mammoth Caves 02Bear with me on pictures.  It was not near as bright in there as  it looks.  And no flash was allowed.  Uh huh.  04-13-14 Mammoth Caves 0304-13-14 Mammoth Caves 0504-13-14 Mammoth Caves 0804-13-14 Mammoth Caves 09There were some really huge caves.04-13-14 Mammoth Caves 1004-13-14 Mammoth Caves 1104-13-14 Mammoth Caves 1304-13-14 Mammoth Caves 1504-13-14 Mammoth Caves 2504-13-14 Mammoth Caves 27And some really tight spaces.04-13-14 Mammoth Caves 2804-13-14 Mammoth Caves 3004-13-14 Mammoth Caves 3204-13-14 Mammoth Caves 38This is the road to and from the caves.  Really pretty with the blooming purple trees.04-14-14 iphone 0204-14-14 iphone 0404-14-14 iphone 0504-14-14 iphone 06

So on to Tennessee.  Look for more. I am trying to finish the trip.

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