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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!

A dream deferred: Political unrest delays Habitat build in Lesotho

A dream deferred: Political unrest delays Habitat build in Lesotho.

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Art from the grave: Old Gray Cemetery

It’s not just at All Hallows’ Eve that thoughts turn to the realm of the underworld and the tributes the living pay to those who have gone before.  Old Gray Cemetery of Knoxville celebrates the “dying” art of carefully crafted … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Cover Art

It wasn’t until the masses of balloons had ascended on Saturday, October 11th that we noticed a late comer — a truck bearing a basket and balloon.  Out jumped a lady and her entourage who began puffing up a colorful … Continue reading

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Travel theme: Numbers

Flying all the way from Los Angeles to Knoxville, this University of Tennessee Vol reminded us that even with some rocky seasons of late, fans still fill Neyland Stadium. At capacity, UT can seat 102, 455 — an impressive number … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Refraction

We looked for the flag flying high over Albuquerque’s Balloon Fiesta 2014 even as we left the parking lot for the long trek to the launch field.  It was yellow.  Caution.  A probable go for the October 9th lift-off.  But … Continue reading

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A Word a Week Photo Challenge: Fly

Probably any hot air balloonist asks the same question:  Will my balloon fly today or not?  Up ’til now, we’ve had little experience with hot air balloon launches, fiestas, flights, etc.  But Balloon Fiesta 2014: Spirit of the Winds changed all … Continue reading

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Welcome news from Lesotho: Habitat house is complete!

For those of you who read our post – A dream deferred:  Political unrest delays Habitat build in Lesotho — you can imagine how excited we were to open an email from Kelle Shultz, Director of Habitat for Humanity Knoxville. … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Signs

Seeing Old North Church at 193 Salem Street in the north end of Boston was on our list of sites to see when we cheered on our friend running the Boston Marathon.  Known as the church where Paul Revere issued … Continue reading

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Travel theme: Bountiful

We saw much in abundance during our travels in Lesotho and South Africa, but nothing stood out quite like oranges — big, heavy bags of oranges frequently stacked one on top of the other in roadside stands and vendor stalls. … Continue reading

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Searching for blankets in Lesotho

Ask any woman who travels this one question:  What one thing do you love to do when you travel?  And what you’ll hear is almost universal:  SHOPPING!  At least that’s how it was among all the women (including me!) on our … Continue reading

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