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!

Travel theme: Golden

As simple as it is, there’s nothing more golden to the taste or to the eye than a fluffy, moist Southern biscuit drizzled with honey — maybe even sitting on a yellow plate!  Mmmmm. As seen and eaten at: Tupelo … Continue reading

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Seeing light even in the dark: Candlelight Tour at Knoxville’s Ramsey House

Christmas in Knoxville — well, in most cities for that matter — means holiday tours of historic buildings along with private residences, churches, etc. We never can make them all, so each year we strive to attend at least one … Continue reading

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Travel theme: Freedom

To honor the men and women who protect our freedom, the City of Knoxville placed wreaths for the month of December on the graves of our veterans.  Although we posted pictures of this cemetery for our Memorial Day 2014 tribute, … Continue reading

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Staying calm at Nashville’s Gaylord Opryland Hotel

Stay calm?  At the Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center?  Is that not an oxymoronic question in itself?  With 2,711 guest rooms and 171 suites on six floors, you would think it an impossibity to indulge in rest and relaxation. … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Twinkle

The glittery, twinkly magic of the Gaylord Opryland Hotel delights thousands of visitors each December.  No matter how chill the night air, guests push open the doors of the Magnolia entrance of this Nashville, Tennessee, convention center and stroll down the tree-lit sidewalks. … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Gone, But Not Forgotten

While driving through one of our favorite Middle Tennessee towns — Franklin — we paused near the entrance of St. Philip Catholic Church to take a closer look at the Nativity laid out beautifully on the front lawn. It was old-world, … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Converge

It seemed ordinary. An early-morning Jeep ride through a game preserve near Kruger National Park.  Not much in sight.  Not many sounds. But when the driver veered near this watering hole, something we’d never seen before unfolded in front of us.  A … Continue reading

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Picture Perfect: Christmas 2012 at Bellagio!

(We are republishing this post from Christmas 2012 so you can take a look at one of the most over-the-top holiday rooms we’ve ever seen — the Bellagio Conservatory in Las Vegas.  You just may get inspired to deck out … Continue reading

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Knoxville kicks off Christmas: Regal Celebration of Lights

So what’s up, Knoxville? Gay Street closes? Families with kids smushed into strollers or perched on daddy’s shoulders move through Krutch Park? And the waiting line for the ice rink in Market Square snakes all the way around the big white tent? … Continue reading

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Travel theme: Above

We remember it vividly — the color, excitement, and right-there-on-the-field experience of being at the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta 2014 before dawn.  Before we arrived, we had the impression that we would be on the sidelines, standing on tiptoe trying to … Continue reading

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