Celebration time: 1st Anniversary for Oh, the Places We See!

Happy Blogging Anniversary!

Happy Blogging Anniversary!

It’s hard to believe, but one year ago we launched Oh, the Places We See!  We had just rented an apartment downtown in our own city of Knoxville, Tennessee, and pretended to be tourists for a couple of weeks — even though we lived nearby in the suburbs.

The experience was rich:  We joined the urban walkers each morning prior to heading to work, we ate in new (to us) restaurants at night, and we were right on the spot for all the downtown Dogwood Arts Festival events.  So, the idea for a blog was born: Let’s share our adventures near and far with others.

Now, after a year later, we’re still writing about our travels — and here are the blogging stats that make us smile:

To celebrate, we’ve posted a picture of one of the tallest layer cakes we’ve ever seen!  It’s from Zoozacrackers Deli — a little restaurant at Wynn Las Vegas — where you can get a good burger or sandwich and watch your favorite sports on the big screens.

A special shout-out goes to Cynthia Moxley who’s commented the most.  Her encouragement means a lot, and her blog, The Blue Streak, is still the gold standard for us!  (Click here to read her posts about what’s happening in Knoxville!)

And what does the future hold?  Well, we’re gonna keep on travelin’ and writin’ — at least for now.  We’ve booked a trip for this summer (Viking River Cruise: Imperial Jewels of China). So keep coming back to compare adventures if you’ve already been or enjoy the new sites and sounds right along with us. As always, though, we love seeing what Knoxville has to offer — it’s home!

Thanks again for reading and following!  What a great year for blogging!

Rusha and Bert

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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!
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20 Responses to Celebration time: 1st Anniversary for Oh, the Places We See!

  1. kz says:

    wonderful, congratulations!! ^^ and the cake looks yummy ^^

  2. ideflex says:

    Happy anniversary and hope that you managed to get a slice of that gorgeous cake!

  3. Congratulations Rusha, on your one year of blogging! Also, your trip to China sounds wonderful. I’ve spent a fair amount of time there, and can attest that it will be lots of fun, and a real eye-opener. Xian and the Terra Cotta warriors are unique in the world, and are wonderful. Also, FYI, unless they’ve changed their policy, no photography is allowed (major bummer). Anyway, congrats and keep’um coming. ~James

    • Rusha Sams says:

      I’m looking forward to the trip, but didn’t know about the photography ban. The world is interesting, for sure. I’m hoping July is not really, really hot, but we’re going anyway and will make the best of it! Thanks for the reply.

  4. cmmoxley says:

    Thanks for the shout-out, Rusha! I had no idea I was the most frequent commenter. Guess I just can’t keep my opinions to myself, huh? So glad you started your blog. It helps me plan my bucket list!

  5. wanderoneday says:

    That cake looks delicious 🙂 I think it must be named Victory cake because if you can make such a tall cake without the white/black stripes getting messed up, that’s a victory!

    Also congrats on one year! Glad to be one of your followers 🙂 It’s good that you took a relaxed approach to posting – one per week sounds sustainable. I’m at at about 5.5 posts per week on average and I have to admit, sometimes I get a little burned out.

    That said, I look forward to following your journeys for another year! The Viking River Cruise sounds awesome – I saw an ad for that company once and it’s been in the back of my mind ever since. By this time next year we’ll both have added significantly to our travel histories (my country count will increase from 4 to 9) – it’ll be exciting to learn more about the world (and ourselves in the process)!

  6. I have enjoyed checking out the places you see. Life is good.

  7. Nancy Stanley says:

    Rusha–Congratulations on this important anniversary! I always enjoy reading your posts…

  8. Sharon says:

    Rusha, I love love love your blog! Thanks for sharing your adventures.

  9. Travel Bug says:

    Congrats! I started on January 1, and my goal is to hit 100 posts in my first year. It’s motivational to see someone else hit an important milestone.

  10. Doris Carter says:

    You are my most interesting friend!

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