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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!

Saturday, April 12, 2008

Travel Red Bay, AL to Statesville, NC - 4/5 & 6

It took us a day and half to travel across northern Alabama (Nada even drove part of this leg!!), through Chattanoga, TN, Knoxville, and then on I-40 to Statesville, NC just north of Charlotte. It was a drive that was full of twists and turns and up and down mountains plus through 2 tunnels on I-40. The first photo is in northern Alabama (of a unique bridge, of course!) which reminded us so much of home: Rolling mountains, lots of trees, and rural America. We ran into rain and fog when we hit Knoxville so we stopped about an hour east of Knoxville. I wanted to see the mountains we were about to go through! The next morning the rain had stopped but it wasn't sunny when we set out. The mountains were beautiful. The Redbud trees and dogwood were in bloom and the azaleas and rhododendron were just starting to bloom. We have figured out we are not doing this kind of trip again next year. Next year we will go to Texas or the southwest. We have endured spring time allergies since February! When we arrive in central Florida in February, the trees were just budding and the azaleas were just coming into bloom so we endured spring allergies there for 3 weeks. Then we went north for a week in Georgia and hit their tree budding and blooms opening. Then we went Tampa where more was opening in bloom. Then we went to Alabama where it was just starting to bloom, and now we are in North Carolina where, you guessed it, the trees are budding and the blooms are popping open. At this point, Doug is about to scratch his eyes out and Nada has a wheezing to her frequent cough! Next year there will be one spring time in our life not 5!!!!!

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