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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!

Travel theme: Land meets water

One of the most dramatic vistas we saw occurred at Chanticleer Point on Oregon’s Historic Highway 30.  The vantage point frames where land meets water beautifully even though the haze of hot summer days clouded the view a bit.  If you … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Symbol

One sign posted on a highway in Hood River, Oregon, let us know we weren’t in Tennessee anymore.  Representing a place for windsurfing, the sign symbolizes fun for many who love wind-and-water sports of all kinds, especially a sport new … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Doors

Doors that tell a story interest us — even though the story may be implied, not told. Consider three very different doorways and the lives of the people who passed through them. Doorway of a humble dwelling at Acoma Pueblo, … Continue reading

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Portland via Instagram!

Ever take a quick, unexpected trip?  Sure you have.  And we are, too.  Headed to Portland, Oregon, a city that’s been on our Bucket List for years.  Then on to the coast of Oregon for a few days! And we’re … Continue reading

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Travel theme: Tiny

While you may think of the circus — and who wouldn’t? — as the Greatest Show on Earth, there’s a whole world of tiny circus people and animals and tents sure to make you lean in to glass showcases for … Continue reading

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To infinity and beyond: Kennedy Space Center

If you’ve ever wanted to tap into your inner astronaut, strap on a jet pack and head to Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex near Orlando in Central Florida.  There’s nothing second-rate about this hands-on (and sometimes full-body) experience with big-time, … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Muse

Cades Cove, Tennessee, is glorious.  With 6800 acres of quiet, rolling, tucked-away land in the Great Smoky Mountains, the cove holds the widest variety of historic buildings of any national park, but it’s the rough-hewn, still-standing cabins that we love most. If … Continue reading

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Travel theme: Old-fashioned

Collecting has always been fun for me, and, thanks to my dad who left me several old shaving tools, my collection of all things barbering has grown.  From a time gone by, shaving brushes, razors, and Old Spice mugs allow … Continue reading

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Shopping local feels good at The Traveling Bazaar

As a former antiques dealer and flea market hound, I loved the idea of The Traveling Bazaar. Brainstorm of organizer Tamara Cook, this gathering of artisans, antiques dealers, and in-home makers of goods I love known as The Traveling Bazaar appears (not … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: ROY G. BIV

ROY G. BIV?  Really? Took us by surprise, too.  But it’s this week’s Weekly Photo Challenge from WordPress with an acronym for all the colors of the rainbow:  Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Indigo, Violet. And right on target, coinciding … Continue reading

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