February 02, 2006


Let the annual draining of funds for recreation begin! Last night in the mail, I finally received my tourist packets to plan our vacation. Every year we take a vacation. What we do depends on the kids and funds. We try to do something that everyone in the family will enjoy, and there is the mandatory educational aspect. IE, we have to do something that is educational in some way or another.

This year I’m really excited! For the first time since Ktreva and I have been together, we are taking a vacation that does not involve either visiting a relative or having a relative travel with us. Most of our vacations involve my mother-in-law. Ktreva is excited because this is the first year that we are going somewhere neither of us has been before. Usually we go somewhere I’ve already been that she hasn’t.

I don’t have all the details down, but right now, we know we are going to stop in Bowling Green, KY to see the Corvette Manufacturing plant and museum. I’ve been a huge Corvette fan for years and I’ve always wanted to stop by here. After that we are heading to Lynchburg, TN so that we can take a tour of the holy land Jack Daniel’s Distillery. Yes, I know it’s a dry county. I’ve always wanted to go there, plus I want to do some research on distilling for re-enacting. While in Tennessee, we’ll probably visit some of the Davy Crocket sites before heading to Shiloh. Shiloh has been a place I’ve wanted to visit for years. It’s the site of the first major engagement in the Civil War. Sure, it seems like this vacation is planned around me, well she got to plan the last one!

I just received the material last night so I’m not sure exactly what else we’re doing yet. At this time, I’m just excited over the fact I finally get to see three sites I’ve wanted, and haven’t had the chance to

Posted by Contagion in Family Life at February 2, 2006 01:09 PM | TrackBack

Sounds like it's going to be a kick ass trip!

Posted by: That 1 Guy at February 2, 2006 01:05 PM

That trip sounds like damn fun!

Posted by: Machelle at February 2, 2006 01:12 PM

Good call on the vacation plans. You're in for a treat! I'd say Tennessee is positively beautiful- but that doesn't even begin to cover it. It brought tears to my eyes to see the green hills of this state when I first came back from Iraq, it's just that amazing.

Posted by: Pandy at February 2, 2006 01:26 PM

You might as well drive two more hours south of lynchburg and check out the space and rocket center in my home town Huntsville.

Posted by: Dr. Phat Tony at February 2, 2006 01:59 PM

It sounds like alot of driving with Mooselope in the car. Unpleasant.

Posted by: littlejoe at February 2, 2006 07:48 PM

I live very near Shiloh and can assure you that it will be a fun trip. The Corvette plant is a nice tour even if they do not give out free samples.

The one warning is much of the area you are visiting is rural. Which means lots of driving and there are speed traps around Shiloh.

Posted by: ladon at February 3, 2006 08:11 AM

The JD distillery is a cool experience... definately worth checking out at least once...

Posted by: Shadoglare at February 3, 2006 06:02 PM