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Greene County

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  • Day24

    Campsite Fork Ridge 299.5

    May 26, 2017 in the United States

    We didn't want to get up this morning when the alarm went off at 5, so we enjoyed the warmth of our sleeping bags until 7:40 and then shot for the 300 :)
    This turned out to be harder goal than expected because it went uphill almost all day and the downhill was rocky so we were totally exhausted after the 17 miles. And the 300 will have to wait until tomorrow in the morning.
    The owls are making weird noises outside :DRead more

  • Day107

    Andrew Johnson, strict deconstructionist

    November 21, 2017 in the United States

    NPS continues to fine tune our thinking about the South. Andrew Johnson was not a feckless post-Civil War tool of southerners. He seems like a decent man who freed his own slaves and stood against secessionists. The problem was he was so rigid in his interpretation of the Constitution that when the war ended he thought southerners would happily renounce slavery and rejoin the Union without military oversight. Silly goose.

    One takeaway from our trip through the South is that regions do spin how their park sites tell a story. This site, for example, emphasized how politicized the impeachment was. And indeed it was! But Johnson's aversion to military oversight was a serious flaw that is rationalized away as being a stand on principle.

    With this post we sign off until January when the adventure resumes. We'll be with grandson Elliot in Cambridge, Mass.
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  • Day20

    Booker T Washington/Andrew Johnson

    November 12, 2017 in the United States

    I woke up super early, before any visitor centers were open, so I took myself out to breakfast in a tiny Town in Virginia. It's weird dining alone. The wait staff is always extra friendly and attentive. Good food, way cheaper than Cali. Then I tried to go to the Blue Ridge Parkway vc but it was closed for the season. It was the 3rd one I saw that was closed already. So then I went to Booker T Washington National Monument. It was pretty cool. I knew nothing about who he was. The park was the plantation where he was born and enslaved until he was 8 and finally freed. Then he taught himself to read, went to schools, taught, advised presidents. Cool guy. Then I drove through Roanoke VA. I figured it's a pretty big town I should drive/walk around downtown. I instead ran into a giant parade. I forgot it was veterans day. So all of the downtown area was closed off and there was no parking. Seemed like it was ending so I just got back on the freeway. Such a big parade though. Old cars and tiny boys dressed like their grandpas. Seemed like a pretty cool city. Andrew Johnson wasn't as cool a dude as Booker. He bought Alaska and didn't get removed from office (which he shouldn't​ have been). So that's good but he was president during much of the Indian wars, veteoed the Civil Rights Act, and didn't get much done. To be fair it was a super rough time to lead a still very divided country. Anyway, not my favorite place. From there I went through Gatlinburg​ TN and into the Great Smoky mountains. I settled into my campsite and made a fire (for the first time ever by myself!). Then I hung out and read my book in front of a nice toasty fire. Pretty sprinkles.

    More adventures tomorrow!
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  • Day2

    Limestone, Tennessee

    May 15, 2016 in the United States

    Weekend with Julie in East Tennessee at Davy Crockett Birthplace State Park to celebrate Kevin's birthday. Our RV site was right on the Nolichucky River. Super fun!

You might also know this place by the following names:

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