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Day 21: Sunday to Shenandoah Valley

“Almost heaven, West Virginia,¬†Blue ridge mountains, Shenandoah river” – except we aren’t in West Virginia, we’re in Virginia. or was today’s theme song “Sunshine on my shoulders makes me happy” The sun is shining again as we continue north into … Continue reading

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Day 20: Saturday to Winston Salem

Plan A is no longer a plan. The east coast, and many places far from the east coast are in the midst of their worst December storm for many years. They name the storms here, just like we name cyclones. … Continue reading

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Day 19: Friday in Savannah and Charleston

The rain continues, sometimes getting quite heavy. We started the day with a walk through the historic district of Savannah, then on to the Savannah historical museum. We then headed to Charleston, South Carolina in atrocious weather. A look around … Continue reading

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Day 18: Thursday in Savannah

Another cold, rainy day. Savannah, Georgia. Wow! Such a beautiful town. It’s the town where the opening scene from Forrest Gump was filmed – the scene with the feather. So much history, including cotton and slavery, and significant in the … Continue reading

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Day 17: Wednesday into Alabama

A cold, grey, wet day as we begin to head north. Top temperature: 46F (about 8C). Quite a change since yesterday, which we heard was the hottest recorded December day EVER in New Orleans. Our target for the day was … Continue reading

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Day 16: Tuesday in New Orleans

Big day, with lots of photos to tell the story. The day started with croissants and coffee at the patisserie next door to the French Market Inn where we’re staying, followed by a stroll around the French Quarter. We wanted … Continue reading

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Day 15: Monday in Vicksburg and New Orleans

Today started with a drive around Vicksburg, a Mississippi River and civil war town north of New Orleans. The old houses, huge mural wall and a massive riverboat were highlights. ¬† And then a real highlight occured. We met David. … Continue reading

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Day 14: Sunday heading south

A big change of pace today. Leaving Nashville we headed for the Natchez Trace Parkway. As we left Nashville we headed through an area that was clearly the domain of the rich and famous. I’m sure we would have passed … Continue reading

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Day 13: Saturday in Nashville

We arrived in downtown Nashville just after their Christmas street parade had finished and before a hockey match that night. The place was heaving. We had a wander to get our bearings, then hit the main street, Broadway and had … Continue reading

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Day 12: Friday in Memphis

“We’re goin’ to Graceland, Graceland, Memphis, Tennessee” was the soundtrack as we headed out for a big day around Memphis. First stop, Graceland. None of us are particularly Elvis fans, but this was one of the ‘must-do-while-in-Memphis’ attractions. So glad … Continue reading

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