Monthly Archives: May 2013

20130528 – Indianapolis. Hallelujah, survived the Bible Belt without any long term damage.

Tuesday – warm and sunny. Drive up to Indianapolis. Check in early and then go Downtown to explore. Really good tourist game in Indianapolis would be “hunt the visitors centre”. I’m dammed if we saw a single sign. Finally found … Continue reading

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20130526 – Cincinnati, Deep Fried Cheesecake, Deep Fried Peanut Butter And Jelly Sandwich

Sunday – hot and sunny. Depart Louisville for a short two hour drive up to Cinncinati. Arrive at lunch time to yet another hotel. This time it’s a Quality Inn & Suites. We’ve got a lovely 3 room suite, kitchen, … Continue reading

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20130524 – Louisville Another Laid Back City

Friday – warm and sunny. Forgot to mention the delightful scrots you must get at the science museum. When the lights came up in the Planetarium found a pair of knuckle dusters on one of the yoga mats you get … Continue reading

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20130522 – St Louis

Wednesday – sun and cloud but warm. Visit the USA’s¬†¬†tallest monument, at 630 feet, the Gateway Arch has beckoned visitors for more than 40 years with its iconic, awe-inspiring shape. The vision of renowned architect Eero Saarinen, the Gateway Arch … Continue reading

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20130520 – Elvis and Graceland

Monday – hot and sunny. Visit Graceland. I’m not really an Elvis fan but Wendy is, sort of. Must say I found the mansion tour interesting and some of the other tours that were included. Very well done. Quite surprising … Continue reading

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20130518 – Memphis and the Blues

Saturday – hot and sunny. Forgot to mention the first culinary highlight of our trip. In the USA 4 weeks and finally last night get my first Taco Bell – pure joy. Drive down to the music district, thinking we … Continue reading

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20130516 – Grand Ole Opry Fame

Thursday – hot and sunny. We escape Hill Billy country (picture of our neighbours), we think, and drive 200 miles up to Nashvile. Pleasant drive. Interesting billboard “Make your man happy”. How? Sex? A nice meal? Wine – forget that … Continue reading

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20130514 – White Water Rafting

Tuesday – hot and sunny. Whitewater rafting today, although Wendy gives it a miss. Drive over to Hartford NC. Downtown consists of a restaurant and a garage but it’s classed as a town. In case you’re wondering in the pictures … Continue reading

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20130512 – Appalachian Trail

Sunday – warm and sunny. Set off for a short hike up to Grotto falls, its a fairly strenuous and rocky in places. Manage to squeeze pass the blobby hill billie family, all of them so wide they’re taking up … Continue reading

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20130510 – Dollywood Parade

Friday – sun and cloud but warm and humid. Hike – so much more macho than walking – 3 trails today. Drive up to Jakes trail, then onto Cucumber and then Little River trail. A lot of bleating and moaning … Continue reading

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