I arrived at the Vicksburg National Military Park late Monday morning March 19th. It was eighty five degrees and humid. My first stop was the visitor’s center for a quick orientation. I spent two hours at the center. The 20 minutes movie about the Siege of Vicksburg was very good. I recommend starting there. The […]Read more "Exploring Vicksburg National Military Park"
I left my friends in Chattanooga on Sunday March 18th. Travel from Chattanooga (Wildwood, GA actually) to Vicksburg was a straight shot on the Interstate, I-24 west to I-59 south to I-20 west. I crossed Georgia, and Alabama under gray skies. The gray skies turned to heavy rains as soon as I crossed into Mississippi. […]Read more "Vicksburg, Mississippi"
The meaning of life, the universe, and everything has been solved. Forty two, right? Beyond that lies the mystery of coffee. I stopped at a coffee shop to contemplate the depths and varieties of coffees. Coincidentally I stepped into “Hipsterville”. The wide open floor space of the cafe held six tables three with single occupants, […]Read more "Plus Coffee 3800 St. Elmo Ave.Chattanooga, TN"
While looking for new places to visit in the Chattanooga, Tennessee area I found an archeological site called Moccasin Bend National Park. It looked interesting so I set the destination in Google Maps and headed off to see the park. I arrived at the main entrance on Hamm Road. It was a wide flood plane […]Read more "Moccasin Bend National Park"
I visited Cloudland Canyon State Park in Georgia the other day. Google Maps had me climb Lookout Mountain from Trenton, GA to the west up SR 136 to the parks main entrance. The entrance lies to the south of the park. There was a small unmanned gatehouse. I stayed to the left of the main […]Read more "Cloudland Canyon State Park, Georgia"
Last Friday, February 16th I was driving my Honda Fit (TOAD) southbound on I-75 through Ohio, and Kentucky back to Tennessee. The road surface in Ohio was starting to show some winter wear. The asphalt does not do well with the seasonal extremes of freezing and thawing. There were a few potholes that I could […]Read more "I-75 A Road Hazard"
When you spend your days living in an RV insurance can be a hassle. The monthly costs keep rising. Your insurance binds you to your state of residence so that any medical procedures from treatment for the sniffles to major surgery mandates a return to that state to avoid costly out of pocket expenses. Getting […]Read more "Easy Peasy Transition to The VA (a Healthcare Issue)"