Saturday, March 29, 2014

A little more updates

OK, here we go for a few more days.  First, I forgot to tell you about our trip through Huntsville so I guess I better start with the 2nd again!

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Water water everywhere here in Alabama.  I think we are crossing the Mississippi but there are so many rivers, I am not sure.03-22-14 12-12-29 - 0045_exposure03-22-14 12-12-41 - 0046_exposure03-22-14 12-12-44 - 0047_exposureAnd lots of boats.03-22-14 12-12-50 - 0048_exposure03-22-14 12-13-57 - 0050_exposureAnd more of those damn trees.  I found out that these are Bradford Pears. They are more of a round or pear shape (Thank you, Dan!)  There are dogwoods in bloom but the are not so well rounded and more sparse. 03-22-14 12-17-27 - 0052_exposure03-22-14 12-17-38 - 0054_exposureHuntsville, AL03-22-14 12-31-44 - 0055_exposure03-22-14 12-32-46 - 0059_exposure03-22-14 14-06-24 - 0062_exposure03-22-14 14-06-43 - 0064_exposure

Sunday, March 23, 2014

It rained most of the night and was 40 degrees that morning.  We left about 10:30 to go find the cemeteries around town. Had to do some real sleuthing to find them especially Tinker Gass.

After passing Long Cemetery about five times we finally stopped at the Baptist Church and asked one of the parishioners if they new where it was.  Hit pay dirt with one who told us who to call and where to go to find the cemetery.  It was right where the GPS said but behind some trees up a hill on a little dirt road. It was in a very deteriorated state. 

03-23-14 Long Georgia Cemeteries 0103-23-14 Long Georgia Cemeteries 0203-23-14 Long Georgia Cemeteries 04These vaults are falling in.  Really sad but we found that one cemetery that some of the family was buried in was used for foundation of a house.  Of course, there is not evidence now of that cemetery. 03-23-14 Long Georgia Cemeteries 09

Our next stop was Brown Gap Cemetery.  This was a nice cemetery and pretty well kept, kind of a perpetual care.

03-23-14 Brown Gap Georgia Cemeteries 0203-23-14 Brown Gap Georgia Cemeteries 0303-23-14 Brown Gap Georgia Cemeteries 0503-23-14 Brown Gap Georgia Cemeteries 0603-23-14 Brown Gap Georgia Cemeteries 07This is the cousin's wife we met while in Trenton. Of course, I did not know it when I took the picture!03-23-14 Brown Gap Georgia Cemeteries 09

The last cemetery was Tinker Gass and it was at the top of a very steep road and certainly OLD.  Not many graves here but still family.

03-23-14 Tinker Gass Georgia Cemeteries 0303-23-14 Tinker Gass Georgia Cemeteries 0503-23-14 Tinker Gass Georgia Cemeteries 0603-23-14 Tinker Gass Georgia Cemeteries 0703-23-14 Tinker Gass Georgia Cemeteries 2003-23-14 Tinker Gass Georgia Cemeteries 22Ross was thrilled just to find the darn thing!03-23-14 Tinker Gass Georgia Cemeteries 23

Monday, March 24, 2014

We got up fairly early to drive over to the Chickamauga Battlefield and meet Kellie and Ada for the tour.  It was great to see them both and Kellie looks wonderful with her second pregnancy. Ada of course was perfect!  Such a cutie.

03-24-14 Chickamauga 0403-24-14 Chickamauga 0703-24-14 Chickamauga 09

Battlefield is a huge one and very well marked.  Ross was in heaven with all the history!

03-24-14 Chickamauga 01_exposureLots of the monuments have acorns on them.  This is to signify standing like the might oak against the enemy.  03-24-14 Chickamauga 0803-24-14 Chickamauga 10_exposureUnusual with the flag in black.03-24-14 Chickamauga 15_exposure03-24-14 Chickamauga 16_exposure03-24-14 Chickamauga 17_exposureYes, we climbed all the steps to the top of this one.03-24-14 Chickamauga 24Views from the tower.03-24-14 Chickamauga 28_exposure03-24-14 Chickamauga 3003-24-14 Chickamauga 32_exposure

From here Kellie took Ada home and we went back to Trenton to do a bit more research in the tax office and in the library.  Found lots of information.  That night Lloyd Gass called and we decided to meet with him the next morning to share this information.  More later!

Friday, March 28, 2014

Traveling again–and it’s a big one!

We opted out of traveling to Alaska this year (so far) and decided to take the trailer and go for Washington, DC!  It was in the planning stages for months.  We finally settled on leaving the end of March thinking the weather would be soooo much better and we might even hit the cherry blossom festival.  Well, we were soon to find out the weather is not so much spring this year as a late winter.  More on that later. 

Ross found that his family came to the Tarrant County area from Dade County, GA so we decided the way to travel was through there hoping to find some of the family, still named Gass, and more information.

Thursday, March 20, 2014

First stop was Alma, AR.  We stayed at a place called Crabtree RV which in on the site of Crabtree RV dealership and repair.  It is basically a parking lot but the price was only $25 with all the amenities including cable! Seemed like a great spot to stop and we called Gary and Judy Hood and they came and visited.  Great visit but wish it were longer.  Gary has lots of Hood info and Judy is a crocheting genius.  She gave me some wonderful tips and a few patterns and a glass cozy.  I hope we can see them again soon.  I will pile up some questions for both I am sure!

Friday, March 21, 2014

Left Alma about 10 a.m.  Boy, seems like we cannot get off early!  But does it matter.  We are on vacation.  Might get critical when we get to Washington DC where we do have appointments!  Oh, well, for now, we just roll with it. The country was alive with blooming trees.  I thought they were dogwoods but now am not sure if it is that or Bradford Pears.  Anyone know for sure?  Let me know!

03-21-14 through AR 0303-21-14 through AR 0403-21-14 through AR 0603-21-14 through AR 1103-21-14 through AR 12

Near Memphis we ran into some real traffic congestion due to construction.  That night we got off the beaten path and found a little RV place called Little Creek Ranch and RV between Collierville and Iuka, TN (that is iuka).  Price was only $20 with all hookups but there was no tv or wifi service of course.  VERY pretty place and we were the only ones camping there.  Nice and quiet.

03-21-14 Little Creek RV near Collierville TN 0103-21-14 Little Creek RV near Collierville TN 0203-21-14 Little Creek RV near Collierville TN 0503-21-14 Little Creek RV near Collierville TN 0603-21-14 Little Creek RV near Collierville TN 1103-21-14 Little Creek RV near Collierville TN 12

Saturday, March 22, 2014

We left Little Creek about 10 a.m.  Made a stop at Buzzard Creek on Natchez Trace.  Beautiful place.  Many years ago went traveled the Natchez Trace with Mom and Dad.  Wonderful memories.  Anyway, apparently the Indians set up a store at this area to trade with the explorers and settlers traveling the Trace. 

03-22-14 Buzzard Creek on Natchez Trace 0203-22-14 Buzzard Creek on Natchez Trace 07

As we drove through Alabama we saw an advertisement for Alabama Music Hall of Fame.  It has artists from all facets of the music industry who were from Alabama.  Well worth the $5 fee.

03-22-14 Alabama Music Hall of Fame 0103-22-14 Alabama Music Hall of Fame 0203-22-14 Alabama Music Hall of Fame 0403-22-14 Alabama Music Hall of Fame 0503-22-14 Alabama Music Hall of Fame 0603-22-14 Alabama Music Hall of Fame 0703-22-14 Alabama Music Hall of Fame 08I cannot remember whose car this was but wow, silver dollars and guns!  (Ross just told me Webb Pierce.)03-22-14 Alabama Music Hall of Fame 1003-22-14 Alabama Music Hall of Fame 11And a saddle in the front seat.  Even for us Texans it was a bit much.03-22-14 Alabama Music Hall of Fame 12This is the inside of one of Alabama’s tour busses.03-22-14 Alabama Music Hall of Fame 13They even had their own blooming trees.03-22-14 Alabama Music Hall of Fame 14

More later. 

LinkWithin

Related Posts with Thumbnails

A little more updates

OK, here we go for a few more days.  First, I forgot to tell you about our trip through Huntsville so I guess I better start with the 2nd again!

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Water water everywhere here in Alabama.  I think we are crossing the Mississippi but there are so many rivers, I am not sure.03-22-14 12-12-29 - 0045_exposure03-22-14 12-12-41 - 0046_exposure03-22-14 12-12-44 - 0047_exposureAnd lots of boats.03-22-14 12-12-50 - 0048_exposure03-22-14 12-13-57 - 0050_exposureAnd more of those damn trees.  I found out that these are Bradford Pears. They are more of a round or pear shape (Thank you, Dan!)  There are dogwoods in bloom but the are not so well rounded and more sparse. 03-22-14 12-17-27 - 0052_exposure03-22-14 12-17-38 - 0054_exposureHuntsville, AL03-22-14 12-31-44 - 0055_exposure03-22-14 12-32-46 - 0059_exposure03-22-14 14-06-24 - 0062_exposure03-22-14 14-06-43 - 0064_exposure

Sunday, March 23, 2014

It rained most of the night and was 40 degrees that morning.  We left about 10:30 to go find the cemeteries around town. Had to do some real sleuthing to find them especially Tinker Gass.

After passing Long Cemetery about five times we finally stopped at the Baptist Church and asked one of the parishioners if they new where it was.  Hit pay dirt with one who told us who to call and where to go to find the cemetery.  It was right where the GPS said but behind some trees up a hill on a little dirt road. It was in a very deteriorated state. 

03-23-14 Long Georgia Cemeteries 0103-23-14 Long Georgia Cemeteries 0203-23-14 Long Georgia Cemeteries 04These vaults are falling in.  Really sad but we found that one cemetery that some of the family was buried in was used for foundation of a house.  Of course, there is not evidence now of that cemetery. 03-23-14 Long Georgia Cemeteries 09

Our next stop was Brown Gap Cemetery.  This was a nice cemetery and pretty well kept, kind of a perpetual care.

03-23-14 Brown Gap Georgia Cemeteries 0203-23-14 Brown Gap Georgia Cemeteries 0303-23-14 Brown Gap Georgia Cemeteries 0503-23-14 Brown Gap Georgia Cemeteries 0603-23-14 Brown Gap Georgia Cemeteries 07This is the cousin's wife we met while in Trenton. Of course, I did not know it when I took the picture!03-23-14 Brown Gap Georgia Cemeteries 09

The last cemetery was Tinker Gass and it was at the top of a very steep road and certainly OLD.  Not many graves here but still family.

03-23-14 Tinker Gass Georgia Cemeteries 0303-23-14 Tinker Gass Georgia Cemeteries 0503-23-14 Tinker Gass Georgia Cemeteries 0603-23-14 Tinker Gass Georgia Cemeteries 0703-23-14 Tinker Gass Georgia Cemeteries 2003-23-14 Tinker Gass Georgia Cemeteries 22Ross was thrilled just to find the darn thing!03-23-14 Tinker Gass Georgia Cemeteries 23

Monday, March 24, 2014

We got up fairly early to drive over to the Chickamauga Battlefield and meet Kellie and Ada for the tour.  It was great to see them both and Kellie looks wonderful with her second pregnancy. Ada of course was perfect!  Such a cutie.

03-24-14 Chickamauga 0403-24-14 Chickamauga 0703-24-14 Chickamauga 09

Battlefield is a huge one and very well marked.  Ross was in heaven with all the history!

03-24-14 Chickamauga 01_exposureLots of the monuments have acorns on them.  This is to signify standing like the might oak against the enemy.  03-24-14 Chickamauga 0803-24-14 Chickamauga 10_exposureUnusual with the flag in black.03-24-14 Chickamauga 15_exposure03-24-14 Chickamauga 16_exposure03-24-14 Chickamauga 17_exposureYes, we climbed all the steps to the top of this one.03-24-14 Chickamauga 24Views from the tower.03-24-14 Chickamauga 28_exposure03-24-14 Chickamauga 3003-24-14 Chickamauga 32_exposure

From here Kellie took Ada home and we went back to Trenton to do a bit more research in the tax office and in the library.  Found lots of information.  That night Lloyd Gass called and we decided to meet with him the next morning to share this information.  More later!

Traveling again–and it’s a big one!

We opted out of traveling to Alaska this year (so far) and decided to take the trailer and go for Washington, DC!  It was in the planning stages for months.  We finally settled on leaving the end of March thinking the weather would be soooo much better and we might even hit the cherry blossom festival.  Well, we were soon to find out the weather is not so much spring this year as a late winter.  More on that later. 

Ross found that his family came to the Tarrant County area from Dade County, GA so we decided the way to travel was through there hoping to find some of the family, still named Gass, and more information.

Thursday, March 20, 2014

First stop was Alma, AR.  We stayed at a place called Crabtree RV which in on the site of Crabtree RV dealership and repair.  It is basically a parking lot but the price was only $25 with all the amenities including cable! Seemed like a great spot to stop and we called Gary and Judy Hood and they came and visited.  Great visit but wish it were longer.  Gary has lots of Hood info and Judy is a crocheting genius.  She gave me some wonderful tips and a few patterns and a glass cozy.  I hope we can see them again soon.  I will pile up some questions for both I am sure!

Friday, March 21, 2014

Left Alma about 10 a.m.  Boy, seems like we cannot get off early!  But does it matter.  We are on vacation.  Might get critical when we get to Washington DC where we do have appointments!  Oh, well, for now, we just roll with it. The country was alive with blooming trees.  I thought they were dogwoods but now am not sure if it is that or Bradford Pears.  Anyone know for sure?  Let me know!

03-21-14 through AR 0303-21-14 through AR 0403-21-14 through AR 0603-21-14 through AR 1103-21-14 through AR 12

Near Memphis we ran into some real traffic congestion due to construction.  That night we got off the beaten path and found a little RV place called Little Creek Ranch and RV between Collierville and Iuka, TN (that is iuka).  Price was only $20 with all hookups but there was no tv or wifi service of course.  VERY pretty place and we were the only ones camping there.  Nice and quiet.

03-21-14 Little Creek RV near Collierville TN 0103-21-14 Little Creek RV near Collierville TN 0203-21-14 Little Creek RV near Collierville TN 0503-21-14 Little Creek RV near Collierville TN 0603-21-14 Little Creek RV near Collierville TN 1103-21-14 Little Creek RV near Collierville TN 12

Saturday, March 22, 2014

We left Little Creek about 10 a.m.  Made a stop at Buzzard Creek on Natchez Trace.  Beautiful place.  Many years ago went traveled the Natchez Trace with Mom and Dad.  Wonderful memories.  Anyway, apparently the Indians set up a store at this area to trade with the explorers and settlers traveling the Trace. 

03-22-14 Buzzard Creek on Natchez Trace 0203-22-14 Buzzard Creek on Natchez Trace 07

As we drove through Alabama we saw an advertisement for Alabama Music Hall of Fame.  It has artists from all facets of the music industry who were from Alabama.  Well worth the $5 fee.

03-22-14 Alabama Music Hall of Fame 0103-22-14 Alabama Music Hall of Fame 0203-22-14 Alabama Music Hall of Fame 0403-22-14 Alabama Music Hall of Fame 0503-22-14 Alabama Music Hall of Fame 0603-22-14 Alabama Music Hall of Fame 0703-22-14 Alabama Music Hall of Fame 08I cannot remember whose car this was but wow, silver dollars and guns!  (Ross just told me Webb Pierce.)03-22-14 Alabama Music Hall of Fame 1003-22-14 Alabama Music Hall of Fame 11And a saddle in the front seat.  Even for us Texans it was a bit much.03-22-14 Alabama Music Hall of Fame 12This is the inside of one of Alabama’s tour busses.03-22-14 Alabama Music Hall of Fame 13They even had their own blooming trees.03-22-14 Alabama Music Hall of Fame 14

More later.