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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: Enveloped

If you drive down to the end of St. Pete Beach, Florida, past the historic and very pink Loews Don Cesar Hotel Resort, you’ll find yourself in charming Pass-a-Grille Beach.  And it’s there on tiny Vina Del Mar Island that … Continue reading

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Suzie Hall’s Dogwood Open Garden 2015

One word could pretty much sum up the garden of Suzie Hall in South Knoxville: woodsy.  One of the many Dogwood Arts Open Gardens that allowed visitors to roam freely through a private space during the Dogwood Arts Festival designated times, … Continue reading

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The Dogwood Featured Garden of Tom Boyd and Sandi Burdick

After visiting the stunning West Knoxville garden of Lane Hays, I continued the tour of the 2015 Dogwood Featured Gardens in South Knoxville at the home of Tom Boyd and Sandi Burdick.  With so many people (locals and out-of-town visitors) … Continue reading

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Lane Hays’s Garden: A Dogwood Featured Garden 2015

Although it’s been several years since we last visited the lovely gardens of Lane Hays, we relished the thought of spending quiet time roaming this extensive lakeside property artfully enhanced by Lane’s vision and creativity.  Set on the banks of … Continue reading

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Artful glass at Matthew Cummings Studio: Dogwood Art DeTour 2015

What a find:  the Matthew Cummings Studio at 131 Central in the heart of downtown Knoxville — our final stop on our Dogwood Art DeTour for 2015! Never even knew this place existed in the Old City, even though we’d … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Forces of Nature

With temps reaching the high 80s in Knoxville today, it’s hard to believe that just a few short months away we were dealing with altogether different forces of nature.  At least two ice storms rolled through the area during our … Continue reading

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Saw Works Brewing Company: Dogwood Art DeTour 2015

Who knew Saw Works Brewing Company would be a stop on an art tour?  Well, someone would, and that would be anyone who’s noticed the art of handcrafted brewing exploding in The South.  Saw Works Brewing Company, formerly known as … Continue reading

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Travel theme: Youngsters

As part of the Knoxville Civil War Sesquicentennial celebration this past weekend, the Historic Gaming Club of Knoxville set up miniature battlefields in the East Tennessee History Center. The goal?  Let youngsters get hands-on experience with troop movements, battle maneuvers, … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Intricate

In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Intricate.” The Taj Mahal is known for intricate design, inlays, and details.  But this stitched version seen in a tapestry shop in India caught our tour group’s attention: fine detail executed … Continue reading

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Mourning Nepal

It was four years ago that we fell in love with Nepal.  We traveled to the other side of the world with 12 companions all with the same goal: build two Habitat for Humanity houses near Dhulikel (about two hours … Continue reading

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