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Welcome to the travels of Doug and Nada. We love the Lord and are traveling full-time in our motorhome with our German Shepherd, Homer. Homer is the star attraction wherever we stop and he gets us talking and sharing with many people. DON'T FORGET: YOU CAN ENLARGE EACH PHOTO BY CLICKING ON THE PHOTO! The newest blog post is at the top and they go back in time as you scroll down. If you want to see each photo larger, you can just click on the photo and it will enlarge. If you decide to leave a comment, don't forget to sign it so we know who left it. ;-) Folks: This site is under continual construction as we travel and see this beautiful country. Check back for more updates and photos. Thanks for visiting with us! May God bless your day!

Sunday, February 24, 2008

It's too cold! We're heading south!

It's too cold! We're heading south! After spending over a month and a half remodeling our house and cleaning out our possessions, we are finally heading south for some R & R where it is warm! Our house was on the market for a week and we have a contract! Praise God! On February 14th, we were going to leave home (or run away from home, as some might call it) but a winter snow storm and a warning on our transmission pump on the Lexus tow car caused us instead to head to Lancaster to the RV dealer who installed the transmission pump so we could tow the Lexus. We spent our first night in Willow Street, PA so they could look at it first thing. It turned out to be an air bubble and we were on our way by 9:30 AM. So south we headed.

We drove until 11:30 PM and made it to Sieverville, TN to the lovely Riverside Campground where we had stayed two years ago. It is owned by a Christian couple. Two years ago, we wondered why the road from I-40 through Sieverville and Pigeon Forge to Gatlinberg was 6 lanes wide. We found out since it was President's Day weekend as the traffic was solid and just creeping. We waited until the next day and left early... My goal was to go up the aerial tram to see Ober Gatlinberg. Josh and Doug had done this with Bruce Eagleson and the Eagleson kids many years ago but I (Nada) had never been there. We tried two years ago, but the tram was under going its routine maintenance as they switched from ski season to summer tourist season. So I was hopeful this time. Alas, I still haven't made it to the top! This time, a front was coming through and they closed the tram due to 75 MPH winds at the top of the mountain. It was beautiful in Gatlinberg with temps in the high 60's and lots of Christian folks as the United Church of Christ was having a Winterfest Weekend there. It took us an hour to walk 3 blocks as all the Homer admirers kept stopping us to pet Homer. We ate our lunch at an outdoor cafe and Homer under the table was once again an attraction. He is such a ham - he loves all the rubs he gets!

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