Moving On To Tennessee!! – Thursday, July 24 to Monday, July 28, 2014

00 - MAP
A - Myrtle Beach State Park, Myrtle Beach, SC - June 18-25
B - Zooland Family Campground, Asheboro, NC - June 25-26
C - Stony Fork Campground, Wytheville, VA - June 26-July 2
D - Natural Bridge State Park, Slade, KY - July 2-13
E - Kentucky Horse Park Campground, Lexington, KY - July 13-17
F - Canal COE Campground, Grand Rivers, Ky - July 17-24 
G - Texas T Campground, Cornersville, TN - July 24-28
Thursday, July 24, 2014 – Travel Day to Texas T CG, Cornersville, TN

We left Canal Campground in Grand Rivers, KY and headed toward Nashville, TN on I-24. 

00a - Welcome to Tennessee  on I-24

Originally, we were supposed to stay at Henry Horton State Park just south of Nashville.  However, a couple weeks ago, Henry Horton SP called to say they were closing the campground for renovations and could not honor our reservation;o((

We are in this area to visit some former neighbors/friends who now live in Franklin, TN.  There really are not many good campgrounds to choose from.  But I remembered that Gail and Rick had a daughter who lived in Franklin.  I gave her a call and she recommended Texas-T in Cornersville, exit 27 on I-65.

Well, it is perfect!!  Nothing fancy, but easy FHU pull-through sites:o)

01 - Texas T Campground, Cornersville, TN - Site 5  01b - Texas T Campground, Cornersville, TN - The Neighborhood

We have to drive a little further to get to our friends home, but time wise it is quicker.


Fri & Sat, July 25-26, 2014 – Fun Time With SPECIAL Friends!!!

From 1995 to 1998, we lived in Wild Dunes on Isle of Palms, just north of Charleston, SC.  During that time, we met Bill and Shelley.  They became good friends and we have seen them at different times and in different places during the last 15 years.  Two years ago, they moved from Massachusetts to Franklin, Tennessee.  It has actually been 7 years since we have seen them…so it was time;o))

Bill and Shelley’s New Home In The Beautiful Westhaven Community00 - New Home

We arrived at their home about 3pm and it was like 7 days, not 7 years, had passed since we last saw them.  They had invited us to stay overnight so we could attend a concert-picnic at one of their community's parks.  Then on Saturday , the two Bills will be hitting the golf course and the girls will be hitting the farmers market and few other fun places!!

Heading to the concert and picnic.

01b - Heading to the Concert Park01c - Hurry Bill, you've got the drinks

The featured artist at the concert was Jaimee Paul.

01 - Jaimee Paul Concert01a - Jaimee Paul Concert01a2 - Jaimee Paul - beautiful and talented

She sings the old classics with a jazz flair… it was amazing!!!

Not only did we get to hear some fabulous music,

but we got to meet many of Bill and Shelley’s friends and neighbors.01e - Concert Goers gathering for the picnic

One was celebrating her birthday!!!

03 - Birthday

It was a beautiful evening, with perfect weather, food, music and friends!!

We all were up before 6am on Saturday!!!

We just didn’t want to waste a minute of the time we had to spend together;o)) 

By 8am, Shelley and I were headed out to begin our treasure hunt.04 - Tomato Fest - Franklin Farmers Market

Bill and Bill were getting ready to hit the links!!04b - Getting ready for golf

We all had a wonderful day and our visit ended at a nice restaurant called Bricks Cafe.

After hugs and promises to see them again before 7 years passes,

we headed home but not without some very special memories.

One of those is an original  “W. Brown”  painting

which looks perfect in our Gallery!!

Our Original Brown !!  The Perfect Home


Good  Friends  Are  Life’s  Treasures!!

05b - Special Friends - Good Times05a - Forever Friends


  1. We visited Franklin, TN several years ago on the 4th of July . . . I thought it was about the most perfect small town . . . just the kind of place I would want to settle down in (if we settle down someday!!). How nice that you were able to spend time with old friends!

  2. You're really getting close to us. I seem to remember we made a day trip there last fall. Nice that you got to see some old friends.

  3. I am dumbfounded that a park would call you only a few weeks before your reservation at the height of the summer tourist season and say they were closing the campground. Must have been some serious major issue. Glad you had an inside connection to find something else. It's all about that charmed life you live. I just love those last two pictures of the 4 of you. Good friends are definitely among life's greatest treasures.

  4. I'm so happy Texas T worked out OK for you! Nothing special but the owners are wonderful and, timewise, our best choice...and we've tried most of the others :)

    So glad you got to re-connect. It sure looked like you had a lot of fun and that's what it's all about!

    Safe travels forward...We will see you at Buck Hall :)

  5. How fun to catch up with good friends!

  6. That's terrific that you've kept up with "non-rving" friends. Looks like you enjoyed the time!