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 Post subject: Pictures from the road
PostPosted: Tue Oct 08, 2019 9:17 am 
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I just got back from the East Coast Gathering out at Contender's place in North Carolina. These are some pictures of my trip. Just a few reminders for me of why road trips are important. Most of the trips I take with my family are flying, and we don't see anything in between. But back when I was growing up, my parents, being teachers, we traveled during the summer...by road, usually in a van.

Cholo's travelogue in the other thread inspired a few of these pictures. He has some amazing pictures.

This is the "Fox Cemetery" dating from 1787. It's on road 411 outside of Sevierville, TN.
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This is the Harrisburg Covered Bridge and the road leading up to it. Just outside of Sevierville off of road 411 as well. I was suprised to see this bridge is still being used, but I didn't drive over it. It's a single lane bridge, and I was standing in it when a pickup came barreling down the road. I had to run to get out of his way. He didn't slow down for me at all. They didn't really drive the nicest in Tennessee.
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And here is Chimney Rock, where my hotel was for the East Coat Gathering.
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Driving Home, I was crossing the Mississippi at Vicksburg, Mississippi and came upon this rainbow. Double rainbow actually. There is a pull off. Pretty impressive. The camera didn't catch the vibrant colors at all.

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Ok, I'll go and post some pictures of the members shooting at the East Coast Gathering.


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 08, 2019 5:41 pm 
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Nice pics, thanks for sharing. I really like covered bridges, i wish more of them were around, even though we probably don't actually need them here in southern Tennessee!


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 08, 2019 6:50 pm 
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Thanks for sharing, those are fine pictures!

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 08, 2019 6:57 pm 
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Kevin, that is much more interesting scenery than I-40, I -85, and I -95. Great pics. Thanks for posting.

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 08, 2019 7:42 pm 
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Love the bridges and rainbow. Nice pics! :)

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 08, 2019 7:57 pm 
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Yep covered bridges are few and far between. We have one close to Eagleville, Tn. I love rainbows too! Nice pictures. Thanks for sharing.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 08, 2019 8:21 pm 
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Cool photos.....thanks.

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 08, 2019 8:26 pm 
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NICE!!!!!

Uhh,, the pics are of the Rocky Broad River,, in the Gorge below Chimney Rock! :D

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 09, 2019 12:30 pm 
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Thanks,
Yes, Chimney Rock, I should have been more specific. This was the stream behind those store in the town of Chimney Rock. Next time I’m going to have to make time to see the Chimney Rock State Park. The entrance is right there in town.

And yeah, covered bridges are few and far between. I’ve seen a couple of those in Madison County, Iowa, where they filmed the movie. That’s why I was surprised this one is still in use.


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 09, 2019 1:42 pm 
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These are nice photos. I appreciate folks sharing their road trips. 8)


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 09, 2019 5:33 pm 
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Nothing like a good road trip! ps

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 09, 2019 6:09 pm 
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I have only been in the "south" a couple of times. Both for business, I was in the Miami area, and Tennessee in the Nashville area, and went to the Grand Ole' Opery. It was evening (dark) and I was standing outside waiting to get in, and l literally had to use my finger as a windshield wiper on my forehead for all the sweat. It was miserable. I'm not used to that. But seeing these pictures, peak my interest some.
Kevin thanks for taking the time to take the pictures and share with us what you saw.

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 10, 2019 9:53 am 
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Nice, but how did you sleep on those rocks and not get wet?


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