Trip Log

June 9, 2007

Last night we stayed in Volunteer Park just north of Knoxville off I-75.  There were severe thunderstorm warnings most of the night but we only had a little rain.  This  morning we slept in and drove about 80 miles to Baileyton.  There is a golf course across the street but we did not get a chanc

June 8, 2007

Alesa went to see Pirates 3 with Donna while I went back downtown, walked around the Parthenon, got a picture of the 'Batman' building and drove through the crowd downtown at the CMA Fan Fest.  Took a picture of Alesa & Donna with Jack on the rocks in Lynchburg and after dinner last night too

June 7, 2007

We arrived in Nashville on Monday the 4th and registered at the Country Campground for 4 nights.  It is crowded because the annual CMA fan fest started downtown yesterday.  There are a lot of stars in town.  We went to dinner with John and Donna Diewald, whom we have not seen since Michael's wedd

June 4, 2007

Camping in Arkansas, just across the river from Memphis.   Went downtown and walked Beale street and had fried catfish at the Blues Cafe.  We saw the river, mud island and the riverboats and then watched the ducks march at the Peabody.

June 2, 2007

As you can gather from the title, we left Santa Fe and the mountains behind and have been following I-40 on our way to Nashville to visit John and Donna Diewald.  Other than enjoying the campgrounds in the cities mentioned the only touring we have done is the National Memorial in Oklahoma city. 

May 30, 2007

We spent the day walking around old Santa Fe.  Tonight we are in the Rancheros de Santa Fe campground.  Part of the Clint Eastwood movie "Every which way but loose" was filmed here.  We plan on getting to Amarillo tomorrow.

May 29, 2007

Yesterday we drove through the mountains to Chama, NM and today we drove through the mountains to Taos.  The roads were windy but empty.  The aspens have new leaves and the grass is new and bright green.  The scenery is spectacular.  In Chama we walked the town, hiked into an elk viewing area and

May 27, 2007

Yesterday we camped at the Desert Rose in Bloomfield, NM.  We went into Farmington where they were having their annual Riverfest.  It was a large park on the Animas river and we got plenty of hiking.  The food and entertainment were great as well.  Today we went to Chaco Canyon.  It was a very in

May 26, 2007

We drove into Cortez this morning planning a quiet day.  But, when we saw the big map on the visitors' center wall off we went.   We went northeast through Dolores and Telluride to Ridgway.  Then down through Ouray and Silverton to Durango and then back to Mesa Verde.  We went up and down through

May 24, 2007

Today was a beautiful day.  It was warm, the sun was out, the sky was blue, the valleys were green and the mountains were brown on the bottom and bright white on top.  We went to Mancos to top off with diesel and then stopped at a trading post with LARGE arrows stuck in the ground and bought a co