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!

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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.

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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. 

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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.

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More later. 

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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.

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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. 

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