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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!

Coasting: That “old money” feel of Jekyll Island

Our Coasting series continues with a short one-day trip to Jekyll Island, one of four barrier islands in Georgia. Although Jekyll can boast of lovely marshes, moss-draped live oaks, and quiet beaches, it was the historically lavish lifestyle of the … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Express Yourself

Some lucky elementary students in Knoxville celebrated their 100th day of school this year by dressing as centenarians. Their paths to self-expression varied. Costumed little ones donned beards, wire-rimmed glasses, canes, etc., and paraded around the hallways as only tottering … Continue reading

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Coasting: Three reasons to stroll through Fort Frederica on St. Simons

You may think that visiting a fort would be at the bottom of your to-do list when coasting.  After all, beaches beckon.  Or pastimes — shopping, fishing, golfing, and the like — call you to while away your leisure hours. … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Serenity

Knoxville’s Dogwood Arts Festival brings entertainment, food, activities and parties during the more than two-week span of time of celebration.  But the Open Gardens event offers visitors a bit of serenity as they quietly roam some of the area’s most … Continue reading

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Coasting: The serenity of Christ Church on St. Simons Island

Known as one of America’s most beautiful churches, Christ Church offers a serene place of worship on St. Simons Island, Georgia.  Surrounded by trees draped with delicate Spanish moss, Christ Church, an active Episcopalian congregation, is a tribute to the … Continue reading

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Coasting: Beautiful St. Simons Island

Although leaving Tybee Island, the subject of our previous post, was a downer, our second island hop on the Georgia and Florida coastal town tour landed us on one of the four barrier islands in the Golden Isles — St. … Continue reading

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Coasting: The laid-back vibes of Tybee Island

In this first in a series of posts (See Goin’ Coastal) about our side trips to coastal areas in Georgia and Florida headed to the TaxSlayer Bowl in Jacksonville, we’re moving straightforward from Knoxville, Tennessee, toward the lovely, laid-back Tybee Island. … Continue reading

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Goin’ coastal before and after the TaxSlayer Bowl

So, here we are.  Big Orange Fans.  Delighted that the University of Tennessee Vols made it to the TaxSlayer Bowl on January 2nd, 2015, in Jacksonville, Florida and beat the Iowa Hawkeyes 45 to 28.  Go Vols! But in our usual … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Shadowed

A bride and her bridesmaids standing in the shadows along Aviles Street, St. Augustine, FloridaJust as we were exiting a dress shop on Aviles Street, we turned to see a bride and her bridesmaids standing in the shadows.  As we … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: New

Someone just may have to intervene and force us to enter a 12-step program to end our addiction to purchasing new art.  After all, we live in a condo filled with antiques and primitives, yet we can’t resist fresh, new … Continue reading

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