Author Archives: Oh, the Places We See

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 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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Travel theme: Inviting

UT Gardens beckons travelers along Neyland Drive in Knoxville, Tennessee, to drive onto campus, pause, sit a spell, and reflect.  The never-static gardens reveal colors of the seasons which means the pinks and rosy reds of spring give way to … Continue reading

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A dream deferred: Political unrest delays Habitat build in Lesotho

Don’t ask three children living near Maseru, Lesotho, about an unexpected coup to oust the Prime Minister.  They may not know anything about it.  Or even care.  All they know is that their new house — a sturdy, clean, safe, … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Nighttime

If there’s a more lively place at nighttime than Las Vegas, we just haven’t been there (although Shanghai’s Bund comes close)!  It’s “lights on” everywhere — from the dancing Bellagio fountains to the uplighted Eiffel Tower at Paris Las Vegas to the brown … Continue reading

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A Word a Week Photo Challenge: Hole

During Knoxville’s Open Gardens day, a Dogwood Arts Festival event, local homeowners voluntarily push open their gates and let those of us in love with flora and fauna roam the grounds freely. One formal garden held something quite unique — … Continue reading

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An interesting marriage — art and motorcyles — at KMA Art Fair!

It’s not every day that you see a line-up of vintage motorcycles AND tents filled with fine art at Knoxville’s Museum of Art.  But there they were.  Together.  Art on the lower level. Cycles upstairs and on the street.  With … Continue reading

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