Chickamauga & Chatanooga National Military Park…

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We left Cumberland Gap on a Friday afternoon, headed for Mississippi and a Samaritan’s Purse tornado clean-up.  We were going to jet there quickly because clean-ups are worked 7 days a week, but since it was just beginning, they weren’t starting until Monday. Since we had a little bit of extra time, on Saturday we stopped […]

Cumberland Gap National Park…

Last Tuesday, after our visit to the Titanic Museum, and the Smoky Mountain Knife Works in Pigeon Forge, TN, we pulled into the Cumberland Gap National Park!We try not to pull into campground in the dark, but this time we did, and easily found a lovely site!   The park has one campground, and it is treed with big […]

The Titanic Museum, Pigeon Forge, TN…

While we were in Pigeon Forge, we spent an afternoon at the Titanic Museum.  When driving through Pigeon Forge, you cannot miss it – this huge replica of the ship, built half-size, commands attention as it appears ready to plow through the parkway.  Parking is free, and convenient. At the entrance, we were met by […]

Pigeon Forge & Smoky Mountain Knife Works, TN…

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While we were visiting the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, we also checked out the town of Pigeon Forge, TN.  I had forgotten how touristy towns out here in the east can be; it reminded us of Myrtle Beach, with all the themed mini golf courses. We were surprised by all the BIG touristy things […]

Great Smoky Mountains National Park, TN…

On Monday, we visited the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.  Located in the southeast corner of Tennessee and the northwest corner of North Carolina, the park encompasses over 500,000 acres, and is the most visited National Park in the nation.  One visit and we could see why! Our first stop was at the Sugarlands Visitor’s Center in the […]

Fort Donelson National Battlefield, TN….

After we left Diamond Caves RV Park, we headed west.  Our next destination was St. Louis, MO, but on the way we stopped at Hopkinsville, KY, dropped the RV at Walmart, hopped in the van and headed nearly an hour south to visit the Fort Donelson National Battlefield in Tennessee. When we arrived, we wished that we had gotten […]

Family-friendly Stones River National Battlefield in Tennessee…

Another Civil War battlefield, Stones River National Battlefield, is located in Tennessee, just south of Nashville.  When we left our backwoods campground, we took the RV with us and headed to Stones River.  They had plenty of parking for our big rig (tho I don’t know that they would during the summer when it is […]

Shiloh National Battlefield…

One of the main reasons that we chose to stay at the park in Tennessee that we did, (well, besides it being $3/night), was that it was close to Shiloh National Battlefield.  We have been visiting quite a few Civil War Battlefield on this trip, and since this year is part of the Sesquicentennial (150th […]