La Quinta Inn Decatur
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We got up late after a fitful sleep! Headed off to the Nasa Space Center. Amazing history of space travel and lots of fun things for the kids. A real live space shuttle on site, gives perspective on its immense size and the how astronauts can make there way to space. Precision is a must! What a great day! Off to bed as we pack for a vacation on our vacation...Gatlinburg, Tennessee (borders the Great Smoky Mountains National Park), here we ...
Holy guacamole! We just ran through Alabama! Right now, we are at 352 miles, which doesn't exactly land us in a town, but it does land us right past the Alabama / Tennessee border. This area and the past 20-30 miles have special meaning to me, because they are where my Granny and Daddy Joe (my father's parents) grew up and met.
The closest town ...
... with the generosity of several UAH professors, the trip is now off and running as a major enterprise.
From Huntsville we took a short 31 minute flight into Atlanta. And rushed to our gate for a 4:28 departure time. As one can imagine packing was a challenge as I take too many cameras and electronics to support the trip and Kathy struggles with the wardrobe. Hint, Delta airlines only allows one standard size suit case per international passenger, (free) and this ...
... the herbs off the flying bridge to keep them from freezing. We don't mind because it makes the enclosed bridge smell heavenly. We are kicking back right now with the wind howling, the boat rocking and the water slapping. It feels nice and cozy. While it was too windy to travel today we are determined to leave tomorrow and find warmer climates. Our goal is to lock down both Wheeler Dam and then Wilson Dam and spend the night on Pickwick Lake. Hopefully it will be smooth cruising.
... time zone makes for very early nights especially with the advent of winter and the recent time change. I drove most of the day and played Captain while the real captain was in his floating office. Because I did not have a chance to shower before we left, my beloved Bart made pretend Capt. Nina a steak dinner while she made herself presentable. I should add, there is no time better to take a shower on the Calliope than after a day of travel. The ...
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