Wednesday, 5 November 2008

Our 18th Wedding Anniversary, End of October Expenses and Travel

Eighteen years ago today we traveled to Gatlinburg, TN, got our marriage license in Sevierville and on to Gatlinburg where we booked our wedding at one of the little chapels there for 3 p.m. As luck would have it, it started to rain just before 3 p.m. and they had to come and get me with an umbrella so I wouldn't get my dress wet going from the dressing area to the chapel but all was well and the sun was shining when we came out. We've had our ups and downs like everyone else but for the most part it's been a wonderful 18 years and we're hoping to see many more.

It wasn't as warm here this morning, time to move on. The day is supposed to warm up a lot though.

We left Nashville just after 9:30 a.m. The skies were bright and sunny.
We got to the Natchez Trace Parkway and it was just beautiful. So beautiful that we didn't make it far today. Gordon was stopping at almost every parking area there were so many photos to take.

We took our anniversary photo at the first one.

Here are photos taken along the way.

Beautiful bridge

Buffalo River

We hadn't planned on how far we would go today or where we would stop so as it got on to 3 p.m. we thought we'd better make some arrangements so we got off the Trace. I checked on Miss Pinky and found a KOA that was on the east side of Lawrenceburg, TN about 17 miles away. We got there and no KOA nor did anyone know about it. Fortunately there was another RV park across the road from where we stopped to ask directions. It's a nice little park called Powderhorn Campground. So we're here for tonight. That's all we've committed to for now. I'm exhausted and can't imagine how tired Gordon must be.

I took so many photos today it's hard to decide what to post.

Tobacco Barn

These horses happened along at one of the stops

Here's our site at Powderhorn Campground

Along the Trace

Old Natchez Trace

October Expenses

Our biggest expense this month was the purchase of travel medical insurance, without that we would have only been about $100 over budget. We also stocked up on some foods that we can't buy in the U.S. and campground fees were quite expensive. So we'll have to try to make up some of this over the winter!


  1. CONGRATULATIONS!!! 18 years is great these days. I hope you have 118 more years. Have fun and enjoy each other.

  2. Many Happy Returns for your Wedding Anniversary. Happy Trails, and don't over do it. It's the journey as much as the destination. Penny, TX

  3. Happy Anniversary Sandra and Gordon and many many more..
    I love your pictures, as usual. So this is another must see on my list.
    You picked the perfect time of year to drive it.
    Happy Travels

  4. Anonymous10:05 pm

    Happy Anniversary, sweeties !! Sandra, as I recall, you had a fabulous dress !! :-)))

    Had a meeting last week with a bunch of folks and Danny Buch was one of them. "They" call him "Dan". I had to set them straight.

    Hope your day was wonderful.. love the pics....let's make sure we get together when you come back next spring. Stay safe.


    Laura & Steve

  5. Looks like you both had a lovely 18 th anniversary today ..such nice pics both look great .
    Still here reading every evening are part of my routine now Sandra
    Happy trails ...
    L xxxxx

  6. Happy Anniversary! Enjoy!

  7. Sandra and Gordon,
    Happy anniversary! How your day was wonderfull and that you share so many more.
    Be blessed

  8. Anonymous2:04 am

    Sandra and Gordon,
    Happy anniversary! Every good wish to both of you for much health, happiness, and many more years of togetherness.
    Faithful reader,

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