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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.
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... 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 ...
... enter them and take a tour. We also took a trip into Guntersville to get supplies at Walmart, that wonderful, awful store. It was amusing to see that the folks in this town take their "Duck Dynasty" culture seriously. I have never seen so much camoflage in my life on non hunters. We are talking about mom, pop and baby dressed in spots.
Bart's day was a bit busier than mine. Diesel Don arrived bright and early as predicted and they both went to work ...
... for it when she told me.
We got up fairly early and ate a leisurely breakfast before tackling Nickajack. The weather was excellent after the fog burned off and when the sun came out it was very pleasant indeed. We were just around the corner from Nickajack Dam so we were into the chamber almost immediately. The lock master was very young, social and pleasant, spending a good deal of time admiring our boat and asking ...
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