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Our last stop has been Gatlinburg, TN. We enjoyed our visit to the Dixie Stampede and Dollywood. Jim looked all over the place, high and low but never saw Dolly! We ran into the Compton's from Lexington who happened to be here too. We enjoyed having dinner together with Ben, Suzanne, Charlie and Nancy. It was nice to have friends to enjoy a meal with again.
It will be wonderful to be back in South Carolina even though there will be lots of changes from ...
... the 25th year of the German reunification (1989). They were expecting thousands of people in Frankfurt and we actually ( on Saturday night) watched the major event on the TV. Dinner was at a very small local eatery where we had pork and potatoes ( of course) and wine. We sat at long wooden table with benches..family style. A neighborhood German place full of locals and fun to experience. We returned "home" and settled down for the night.
... and things bigger than Ben Hur. And what do we notice, but there are hordes of people on the side of the road with deck chairs set up lining the streets. In parking lot after parking It are hordes upon hordes of classic cars. OK we get it, there must be a classic car show of sorts in town and given everyone is sitting in their chairs on each side of their main , there must be a parade. Nope! As we subsequently find,out, they are ...
... and had scrapbooking in common. There was a core group who used
to chat a little everyday and we have made life long friends through
the group. Now, it is even easier to connect with Facebook. People
often laugh when I say I'm friends with people I've met online and
never actually met in person. It's not so safe to meet people online
these days but we've met up with plenty this trip who we've met back
15 years ago when forums and chat rooms ...
... was going to be before
we set out. 90 minutes later he came back shaking his head. He walked
through spider webs, past a dodgy trailer park, over fist sized rocks
which could twist an ankle and the Falls ended up to be a township
and maybe a small river area with no obvious waterfall and not a
beautiful place to stop and admire nature. Child whining averted! It
rained a lot all day so we spent time in the RV and activities area