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: Dried — Pueblo of Acoma

Pueblo of Acoma is a mesa community that may have been inhabitated even before the time of Christ. It’s a place where adobe homes are inhabited by strong people, who have managed to live without running water or electricity even during modern times. The … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Local color at Oakes Farm

It’s our guess that all across America this time of year farmers are busy.  (Well, aren’t they always?)  It’s just that instead of being consumed by harvest chores and all, they’re leading folks through corn mazes, selling apple cider, and … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: H2O at Hearst Castle

Sometimes you wish water could talk.  Like when you’re touring Hearst Castle, and you stand in awe of the elegantly tiled room with placid pools mirroring the ambiance of times gone by. What could that water describe?  Early-morning swims by … Continue reading

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An artsy find in North Carolina: Penland School of Crafts

Visiting the home and studio of Michael Kline (featured in our previous post “Outstanding in any field: Michael Kline Pottery”) had many side benefits:  pastoral setting, creative pottery, and a tip from his wife, Stacey Lane, about where to go next. … Continue reading

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Outstanding in any field: Michael Kline Pottery

Who knew that a trip to the 2016 Apple Festival in Hendersonville, North Carolina, would have so many perks — a stay in a tiny house, tours and tastings at apple orchards, and drives along back roads through some of … Continue reading

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Livin’ large in a Tiny House: Flat Rock, NC

When you wait ’til the last minute to make hotel or B&B reservations wherever there’s a huge festival, you just may be out of luck.  And we were.  No rooms in Hendersonville, North Carolina, during Apple Festival 2016.  Sold out. … Continue reading

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Right to the source: Apple orchards near Hendersonville, NC

As you might have guessed, it was this hay bale critter — Juicy, the Giant Apple Bug — that caused us to pull off Chimney Rock Road in Hendersonville, North Carolina, and into Lyda Farms. And cute he is, don’t … Continue reading

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“A triumph of human dignity”: The 9/11 Memorial Museum

In memory of those who lost their lives on September 11, 2001, and those who have worked so hard to design and build a fitting tribute, we are republishing this post about the 9/11 Memorial Museum in New York City. … Continue reading

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Main Street’s the Main Thing: Apple Festival 2016, Hendersonville, North Carolina

If you’re a Jerry Lee Lewis fan, you’ve probably quoted this line before:  “There’s a whole lotta shakin’ goin’ on!”  And that would be true of the 70th Annual North Carolina Apple Festival in Hendersonville on Labor Day weekend.  What’s … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Mirror

Just an ordinary pond bordered by corn fields near a farmhouse in Flat Rock, North Carolina.  Still waters on a still morning. Until the geese arrived. And changed the mirror just by being there. For more entries in the Daily Post … Continue reading

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