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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!

Happy Thanksgiving 2015!

We appreciate this quote found on a friend’s Facebook page: There is always, always, always something to be thankful for. And we’re taking it to heart. May this Thanksgiving Day give us pause to consider all that we have, see … Continue reading

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Final push Fall Color Tour 2015: No place like Homestead!

Sometimes the end of trip can be a letdown of sorts.  But not on this trip, our Fall Color Tour 2015. Even after seeing gold in West Virginia, touring built environments with pops of color at Tamarack and The Greenbrier, … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Trio

Evidently, good things come in threes at The Greatest Show on Earth.  Like three colorful clowns hammin’ it up as only clowns can. And here’s a trio we may not see much more in the future:  three grand elephants.  (We’ve heard … Continue reading

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Fall color inside and out: Tamarack and The Greenbrier

Any fall trip through West Virginia, Virginia, North Carolina, and Tennessee can be considered spectacular if you hit the color change just right.  And catch the color we did during our Fall 2015 Leaf Peeper Tour.  Beginning with natural beauty at … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Victory in Boston

The events during the past 24 hours in Paris have reminded us of the victory of one city to overcome terrorism, fear, and sadness.  That city is Boston, Massachusetts.  The city that one year after an attack at the 2013 … Continue reading

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West Virginia gold: Fall at New River Gorge Bridge

The second leg of our Fall 2015 search for gold meant leaving the beauty of West Virginia’s Pipestem Resort State Park for one of the state’s proudest prouds:  New River Gorge Bridge.  But getting there was a treat in itself. … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Scary Treat at Houston’s MFA

It’s scary fun at Houston’s Museum of Fine Arts — and a treat for all ages.  Just head to Cullinan Hall where three enormous screens above the theatrical stage transform moving bodies into genuine monsters!  Called Shadow Monsters, this interactive … Continue reading

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Happy Eve of All Hallows’ Eve!

Driving down Hwy. 11W headed to Knoxville from our visit to Cumberland Gap, Tennessee — Bert driving, me staring at the landscape, poised to find great East Tennessee barns —   something caught my eye.  Not a barn.  Not a … Continue reading

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Looking for gold in all the right places: Pipestem State Park, WV

It was a “seize the moment” trip, planned on the fly, with but one major goal:  find fall leaves during the third week of October 2015.  We had few days and even fewer dollars, but we were on a mission: … Continue reading

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Travel theme: Below Humpback Bridge

With some travel time dedicated to leaf peeping this fall, we learned of a destination quite by accident from someone at a Virginia rest stop:  Humpback Bridge near Covington. This 100-foot long single-span structure, Virginia’s oldest covered bridge, is four … Continue reading

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