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Holiday USA 2010

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Day 1:Houston without a problem   (Thursday 22nd July 2010)
Day 2 :The Vecks have landed...    (Friday 23rd July 2010 )
Day 3 :Ferry across the watery stuff    (Saturday 24th July 2010 )
Day 4 :Cajan Jack's Swamp and beyond..    (Sunday 25th July 2010 )
Day 5 :Po Boy, On Bourbon Street.    (Monday 26th July 2010 )
Day 6 :As far south as you can get in Louisiana and no sign of oil!    (Tuesday 27th July 2010 )
Day 7 :1 year of wedded bliss, well neither of us has committed murder!.........yet    (Wednesday 28th July 2010 )
Day 8 :Magic Macys amazing Breakfast & tour.    (Thursday 29th July 2010 )
Day 9 :The Vecks have left the building..Uhh Huu !    (Friday 30th July 2010 )
Day 10 :Ian breaks another car on the way to The Grand Ole Opry!    (Saturday 31st July 2010 )
Day 11 :Centre Stage at the Checkout..    (Sunday 1st August 2010 )
Day 12 :Its a country life at Thrifts Ferry.    (Monday 2nd August 2010 )
Day 13 :Ian's stairway to Tallulah's Falls.    (Tuesday 3rd August 2010 )
Day 14 :DELIVERENCE..Wildwater on the Chattooga.    (Wednesday 4th August 2010 )
Day 15 : Up Sh**t Creek, we forgot a paddle.

Thursday 5th August 2010

Checking out of our cabin was painless, as you can see..we did as instructed and were soon on our way.

90 minutes later we arrived in Bryson City, More of a small town with big ideas me thinks!
We found our way to Tube world & for $9 hired Some oversized tyre inner tubes, which the vendor strapped to the roof of our car rather precariously with 2 lengths of string.

A few minutes later we parked by the river & followed other tube bearing folk up stream ( probably a little under a mile uphill).We entered the river & bobbed over rocks and small drops, Then the pace picked up as we were swept over some small rapids, not quite on the scale of yesterdays adventure, but a brilliant giggle.

We stopped at a swimming area Ian & Min lugged their tubes back to the top again to redo the uphill fun.

As the water became shallower, We & all the other floaters became snagged on the higher rocks..Yes the bigger your arse the more stuck you get ! I spent more time than most floundering & frantically trying to dislodge myself ( Beached whale came to mins mind...Thanx ).

We finally clambered ashore & Ian remounted our tubes (securley) onto the roof...

and this is what it looked like when we got there...

We had lunch in a diner called "The Iron Skillett" in quaint Bryson City, Then checked into the sleep in .
I was pleased to find a laundry where I spent an exciting afternoon , fluffing & folding. then Min & I visited the pool for another dunking.

We left the hotel at dusk, The view clearly inspired the early settlers to call this area "The Smokey Mountains ",we had a snack tea at Arbys.

Well dear Reader, We should sleep well tonight..Bruised butts and all xxx


"Hi Debbi and all, have just read your blog, your holiday sounds really exciting, glad you are all having a good time. I will keep up with your antics now on a daily basis. Enjoy the rest of your holiday. Love Jean and Brian xx" - Jean Richards

"You can't go wrong with a good skillett! " - sean

Day 16 :Choo choo, Train & Rail adventure    (Friday 6th August 2010 )
Day 17 :Dollywood or bust!    (Saturday 7th August 2010 )
Day 18 :Cave bears...Ugg    (Sunday 8th August 2010 )
Day 19 :Ribs 'n Bibs    (Monday 9th August 2010 )
Day 20 :Goodbye from the windy city..    (Tuesday 10th August 2010 )

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