Quick Visit To Booker T Washington State Park

We are simply checking the box for some parks on our Tennessee state park list. This was one. I’m sure Booker T Washington State Park is a fine park. It was pretty, but we were staying right next to it on Harrison Bay. This park is a day-use park and we stopped by while in …

50 Years Old…Strong As I’ve Ever Been (Deano’s 2022 Fitness Update)

TL/DR: 2022 was my most active year yet!  I wasted 9 years in my fitness journey not lifting weights.  I’ve spent the last 3 years lifting weights for strength.  It is the best thing I’ve ever done.  I am the strongest I have ever been.  Life changing!  Strength improves your quality of life in just …

Chickamauga & Chattanooga National Military Park

In our many visits to Chattanooga, we’d previously visited parts of Chickamauga & Chattanooga National Military Park. We’d visited Point Park at the top of Lookout Mountain. I’d never been to the visitors center for The Battle of Chattanooga which is located there so we did that on this trip. There is a ‘high tech’ …

Driveway Renovation (DeanoFarms: Week 17)

The driveway on our new property is a mess. I’ve got grading and water flow issues that need to be corrected. The driveway renovation involves getting the tractor and box blade set up for the job, getting the design for some retaining walls marked, leveling some areas for mowing, and getting the driveway renovated (leveled, …

Exploring Fort Loudoun State Historic Park (in Vonore, TN) + Raccoon Mountain Caverns

Fort Loudoun State Historic Park (in Vonore, TN) has a reconstructed English fort from the mid-1700s used during the French and Indian War. Emily had us on a tight timeline (due to her dog’s potty schedule). She said we had 10 minutes to explore the whole thing. It took much longer! Ha! Later that afternoon …

Architecting and Building Plans – DeanoFarms: Week 15

I told my wife I was going to move her into a metal building out in the middle of nowhere. I figured this would go over like a lead balloon but she’s game! We’ve started the plans for the building’s renovation/buildout. It all started with a very hot day doing some core drilling at the …

Choo Choo Trains of Chattanooga, TN

Choo Choo Trains! While in Chattanooga, TN for fall break we kept things on a similar TRACK. See what I did there!?! I must have been reliving my childhood because I was as excited as a little kid about all these trains! We visited the Tennesse Valley Railroad and Museum. We rode the Missionary Ridge …

Sunsets At Harrison Bay State Park – Harrison, TN

For fall break we headed down to the Chattanooga area. Molly is finishing up nursing school in a few months at UTC. We are trying to finish seeing everything in the area while Molly is down there (bonus…we get to visit with her while we are there). Day one was a travel day that started …