Thursday, July 23, 2015

Hanging around Tennessee

Monday-Wednesday (Jul 20-22):

On Monday Connie and I traveled to the Dale Hollow National Fish Hatchery in Celina Tennessee to get Connie's America the Beautiful Senior Pass. This pass will allow Connie to get into any national park or historic site free of charge along with getting discounts on other items such as Corp of Engineers campgrounds. The Senior Pass is a lifetime pass for anyone who is a US citizen age 62 or older.

Connie with her new America the Beautiful Senior Pass

National Fish Hatchery
The Fish Hatchery is one of several around the country that stock the lakes and rivers across the USA. This one is used for several types of trout and small mouth bass. We also took a tour of the COE campground located next to the Fish Hatchery. Once we got back to our campsite at the state park we used Connie's new pass to book a COE campground in Kentucky for next week with a 50% discount from the regular rate. One of the benefits of getting older.

On Tuesday Connie and I spent the day doing maintenance on The Duchess. We tried to located the areas of the frame that were starting to rust and paint those with Rustoleum paint. This process ended up taking several hours but The Duchess looks much better now.

Wednesday was a travel day for us. We only moved about 45 miles from the Bledsoe Creek State Park to the Nashville East/Lebanon KOA campground. This is a campground that was taken over by KOA last year. As with most KOA campgrounds they have a pool, laundry, full hook-ups and nice bath/shower facilities. However this is most expensive park we have stayed in since we started full timing in April. We picked this park since it was close to the Nashville airport and we are meeting friends from Texas later this week.

Nashville East/KOA campground

Like most private campgrounds the sites are close together