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 …

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’ …

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 …

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 …

Johnsonville State Historic Park – New Johnsonville, TN

We drove across the lake (from staying at Nathan Bedford Forrest SP) to visit Johnsonville State Historic Park. Nathan Bedford Forrest was who attacked Johnsville during the Civil War. I guess that interconnects these two state parks in some way. We visited the interpretive center (which I highly recommend) for a quick movie. Then we …

Hiking and Kayaking Nathan Bedford Forrest SP – Eva, TN

We headed to the lake to visit two different (but related) Tennessee state parks for some kayaking and hiking. We stayed at Nathan Bedford Forrest SP in Eva, TN. We visit Johnsonville Historic Park across the river while we were there. Both parks have Civil War history galore. We loaded the kayaks on the truck …

Hiking Long Hunter State Park – Hermitage, TN

2 lakes, 3 hikes! With trails around a small lake (Couchville Lake) and a large lake (Percy Preist Lake), Long Hunter State Park has plenty to explore. The TN state park is just outside Nashville, TN (in Hermitage/Mt. Juliet). It doesn’t have any place to RV camp so we made a few day trips there …

Summer In Telluride, Colorado

We ended up our trip out west in Telluride, Colorado for some summer fun. We stayed up the mountain in Mountain Village. The gondola ride from there to town is pretty spectacular. It rained a lot while were there including on our hike up to Bridal Veil Falls (Colorado’s biggest waterfall). It never rained enough …