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About Oh, the Places We See

Met at University of Tennessee, been married for 47 years, and still passionate about travel whether we're volunteering with Habitat Global Village, combining work at Discovery with pleasure, or just seeing the world. Hope you'll join us as we try to see it all while we can!

Weekly Photo Challenge: Rule of Thirds

Brings to mind an old saying that seems appropriate on this no-sun day at Hilton Head: A bad day at the beach is still better than a good day at work! For more entries in the WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge:  Rule … Continue reading

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Coasting: The mystery of the Amelia Island Light

The last stop on our Coasting adventure was brief.  Too brief.  And, as it turned out, a bit of a mystery.  We arrived in Amelia Island, Florida, early on a Friday afternoon, anxious to see as much as we could … Continue reading

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Travel theme: Transformation

We feel hesitant, embarrassed almost, to post these pictures for a Travel Theme challenge. We didn’t travel.  Not even to the mailbox. Like much of America, Knoxville was hit with ice storms.  And like many people who encountered Winter Storm … Continue reading

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Coasting: Parting shots — St. Augustine

As we prepared to say good-bye to St. Augustine, a town of many surprises, we remembered the sites that have become must-see’s for tourists:  Castillo de San Marcos, Flagler College, the Oldest Wood Schoolhouse in America, etc.  But we found ourselves leaning more … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Symmetry

Some balloons at Albuquerque’s Balloon Fiesta 2014 were notable for their imitation of familiar characters, but others were notable merely for their symmetry and color.  As they floated skyward with little more sound than the click of camera shutters in the background, … Continue reading

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Coasting: Climbing’s not necessary to enjoy St. Augustine Light!

With our third entry in the Coasting series based upon our stay in St. Augustine, we have this maybe-because-we’re-old-folks revelation:  You don’t have to climb to the top to enjoy the St. Augustine Lighthouse!  Really? you might say in disbelief.  You … Continue reading

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Travel theme: Details

The Great Cake Bake in Knoxville draws entries from some of the area’s finest bakers, cake makers, and even some novices interested in dabbling in the art of embellishment. With proceeds from admission tickets going to Dolly Parton’s Imagination of … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Scale

Want scale?  Look no further than Pike Place Fish Market in Seattle! Scaly fish.  Scales to weigh fish.  Or scales in your hand if you let the guys toss one “atcha”! And on a scale from 1 to 10, I’d rate … Continue reading

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Coasting: Scenes from Castillo de San Marcos

If you’re the oldest masonry fort in the continental United States, you deserve to be seen, climbed on, photographed, and written about.  Right?  Well, we think so. Of the three forts we toured (Fort Frederica in St. Simons, Georgia; Castillo … Continue reading

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Coasting: Six must-do’s in St. Augustine, Florida

This is the year! America’s oldest city, St. Augustine, Florida, celebrates its 450th anniversary! So this is your year to plan a trip and make a list — a “must-do list” for beautiful St. Augustine. Not sure what we expected, … Continue reading

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