July 20, 2006

Thursday, the 20th.  We moved a little farther east today in Tennessee.  We hunted up the other Thousand Trails park in Tennessee.  We did not stay there, because we needed an internet connection, and Sprint didn't work.  Verizon would have, but not Sprint.  Anyhow, we took a leisurly drive along the southern end of Tennessee this morning, and early afternoon.  It was probably one of the nicer sections of highway we've been on for a  long time.  The roadways were nice, the houses were well kept, the yards mowed and so forth.  There were very few places that had junk sitting all around.  We did take a tour around the TT park, and then left there and headed up to a town south of Nashville, named Columbia.  Found a little park here that we are staying in with electric to run the air conditioner overnight.  It's 9:30 here and still 80 degrees.  There is more humidity here than there was in Texas, but then again, everything around here is green, meaning that they have had more rain, so naturally, the humidity would be higher.  Anyhow, we will figure out where we are headed tomorrow.  It could be southeast to Chattanooga, not sure yet, we'll have to see how we feel tomorrow morning.  So anyway that the latest update.  We'll see how tomorrow goes.  Later.

Remember this picture from yesterday, entering Memphis,  Tenn?  I got an email from Chuck
this morning, and this is what he said:

"The Pyramid in your pictures is an entertainment & sports arena.  I think it is 32-33 stories tall and
 is made out of stainless steel.  From what I remember it is the 3rd or 4th largest pyramid in the world.
  Memphis has a sister city in Egypt."

So, there you have it, now you know.

This older Motor Home was parked near us Wednesday night.  It is an Holiday Rambler, and is a diesel pusher,
somewhere in the area between 36 and 40 foot long.

Nice scenic drive in southern Tennessee.

About to cross a dam.  Note the houses built into the side of the hill on the far side.

Closer view of the houses on the hill.

Ready to cross the dam.

Down stream of the dam itself.

More scenery in southern Tennessee.

How's this for hot?  Actually, it wasn't this hot outside.  This was when the thermometer
was in full sun while we were parked for a short time.

Where we bought gas, this morning.  $2.79 is the cheapest we have seen gas for a while.  Note that on
the left side of the picture, someone hit the corner of the building, just to the left of the ice machines.

More scenery of Tenn.

And another.  A little farm at the foot of the mountains.

More scenery.

Would you really trust a guy with this name?  The sign is supposed to say, "For The People".

More scenery.

Entrance to a private campground.

View of the Natchez Trace Highway.  This is a lot like the Skyline Drive in Virginia.

Yes, she is riding a cooler, and yes it has a motor on it to propel it.

Even older travel trailers can still go camping.

When was the last time you saw one like this being used?

Here is where the couple of preceeding pictures were taken.

Trucks, trucks, trucks, and more trucks.

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