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Wonderful Day Out

Saturday, May 16, 2020

My son took me out for the day. It was in the 80's and the sun was shining. We drove to Elizabethton, Tennessee to Sycamore Shoals Historical Place and went in the visitors center wearing our masks, of course. Talked with a volunteer there about my 6th great grandfather, John Reneau/Reno and learned a couple things about where his property was and such. He had a tavern and meetings about the future State of Franklin were supposedly held their. His granddaughter married Samuel Tipton. Then we walked outside to Fort Watagua and walked around. Learning about the history during my 6th great grandparents time. After that we drive towards Roan Mountain but my son decided to go on over into North Carolina. We ended up in Marion, North Carolina. Went through the Burger King drive thru to pick.up a very late lunch. I was starving it was after 4pm and I hadn't eaten. Then we hit I-40 to Asheville where we hit I-26 back to Johnson Tennessee. It was a long day but being out and being in the mountains really boosted my spirits. I love the mountains as much as I do the beach. It's nature at it's best. I feel my best surrounded by nature. I guess that's why I love it here at my brother's house. Tonight was more work on the inventory I have to do of my brother's stuff. Found things that made me laugh instead of cry like my brother's magic stuff. My head was too big to put in the box. We couldn't get the door to slide in so I could show my son the disappearing head trick or the arrows in the head. So many memories with that! When we got back to the house my left knee was killing me. Took OTC pain reliever and now I can walk okay. It's been giving me problems since March 12th. No plans for the weekend just the wait and see what we feel like tomorrow. Some of the area hugh schools are having graduation parades tomorrow. Take care. Stay safe. Sending you all love and hugs.
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  • JCMSMILE
    I'm glad you had a great day out...take care!!
    17 days ago
  • FROSTY99
    I love being out in nature too. So glad you had a happy day with your son. You need those to help you get thru all of this. Just be careful and stay safe while out and about.
    19 days ago
  • 1CRAZYDOG
    So happy you got some time out!!! Lovely. Nature is restorative for sure.
    19 days ago
  • SLIMMERJESSE
    Just what you needed, Ramona.
    19 days ago
  • SPEDED2
    Searching ancestry is always fascinating. What nice way to spend the day with DS. These days it's just nice to safely get out and about. Wishing for you a pleasant and pain free weekend.

    Stay safe. Be well. emoticon
    19 days ago
  • NEW-CAZ
    what a fab day, good for you Ramona

    stay safe and keep well hun emoticon
    20 days ago
  • FRAN0426
    It sounds like a wonderful day outing for the two of you. Finding out info on ancestors is always exciting and nice to find out about them.
    So you have been staying pretty much at your brothers Tn. home trying to get all the things that need doing after his death, you are truly a wonderful sister to take this all on, when you yourself haven't had a lot of good days with all the medical stuff you yourself deal with regularly.
    Have a wonderful weekend, Stay safe, have fun if your body is ready for another adventure---if not enjoy a kow key weekend to recover from today's journey.
    20 days ago
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