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!

Weekly Photo Challenge: Cherry on Top

We’re back from a glorious trip to Eastern Europe, but something happened on the last day that qualifies as the Cherry on Top! The square in Brasov, Romania was abuzz with activity.  Just a normal day, we thought.  But no.  It … Continue reading

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Taking a break for places we can’t wait to see!

For the month of July, we’re taking a break from blogging to sightsee and work in another part of the world:  Romania!  Working with a team in Bucharest through Habitat Global Village, we’ll be renovating a school.  But we’re also … Continue reading

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Travel theme: Stillness

Whenever we travel beside a stream, stillness is usually not attainable.  The flow of the water, duck paddling along, or the rustle of trees nearby keep life moving. But on this day in 2013, we stopped along the Lewis and … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Curves at Savage Gardens

Savage Gardens, nestled quietly in the Fountain City area of Knoxville, Tennessee, on a summer’s day.  Cool. Calm. Curvaceous. For more photos of curves, check out this week’s WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge: Curve.    

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Parting shots: the New Orleans we love!

For those who love to wander, coming home can sometimes be a “downer.”  But what perks us up after a good trip is looking through photos and reliving and re-evaluating what we saw.  Thus it was after a brief but … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Numbers

As grown-ups, we pretty much shun numbers as we age.  I mean, who wants to admit to turning one number higher even though the alternative isn’t a desirable option? But turning seven?  Well, that’s another story! To see more entries for The … Continue reading

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Searching for Marie Laveau: St. Louis Cemetery #1, New Orleans

No history of New Orleans, I suppose, would be complete without at least mentioning Marie Laveau, the legendary Voodoo Queen of the city.  So, it only follows that many folks — locals and tourists alike — would want to find her … Continue reading

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Fascinating from any angle: St. Louis Cemetery No. 1, New Orleans

As a child, my parents would drive my sisters and me from the little town of Hahnville, Louisiana, to the big city of New Orleans — to see the city, to take a mini-vacation, and even to buy groceries at … Continue reading

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Taking the streetcar to Jacques-Imo’s for Real Nawlins Food

Sometimes there’s a side benefit to foraging for local cuisine, especially if you’re a tourist in New Orleans.  And who doesn’t want Real Nawlins Food?  We sure ’nuff do, so whenever we visit, we duck out of the French Quarter … Continue reading

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Behind the scenes: Cafe Du Monde, New Orleans

As iconic as the Café Du Monde in New Orleans is for us and other tourists, it presented something new this trip: a trip to the back of the restaurant to see “how it’s done”!   No visit to NOLA is … Continue reading

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