Holiday USA 2016
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Day 1: Chicago, Mission "free Hollie" Day 1   (Sunday 31st July 2016)
Day 2: A visit with our Amish friends.   (Monday 1st August 2016)
Day 3: Mission Hollie Complete !   (Tuesday 2nd August 2016)
Day 4: Today was mostly about churches (by Hollie).   (Wednesday 3rd August 2016)
Day 5: Lake Itasca to Lake Superior.   (Thursday 4th August 2016)
Day 6: Feeling Superior   (Friday 5th August 2016)
Day 7: Sleeping Bear Dunes & 100 yrs of Coast Guard Aviation.   (Saturday 6th August 2016)
Day 8: Meet me in St Louis   (Sunday 7th August 2016)
Day 9: Six Flags (Part 1)   (Monday 8th August 2016)
Day 10: Six Flags (Part 2 )   (Tuesday 9th August 2016)
Day 11: Grand Ole Opry , best seats in the house !   (Wednesday 10th August 2016)
Day 12: Nashville   (Thursday 11th August 2016)
Day 13: The lost sea to Davy Crockett.   (Friday 12th August 2016)
Day 14: Ocoee wild water   (Saturday 13th August 2016)
Sunday 14th August 2016

Hen pecked in Georgia on the way to Albama

Peek - a - boo Mrs Chicken . He's a genius, Dr Dolittle the chicken feeder has created a monster..We had to barricade our deck area as the hungry hoards decided to join us for breakfast , peck my toes & generally terrorize us.

Our exit route took us along the Ocoee river & we accidentally timed it right to see the opening of the dam.

The dry rocks ( & Ians foot ) were quickly engulfed by the raging torrent.

Within minutes , the first of the rafters appeared.
Folks take folding chairs & a picnic to populate this " Olympic portion" of the water course, we agreed it would certainly offer a few hours of entertainment.

We stopped at Fort Mountain state park fo a swim, we spotted a "rent a Kayak " stand, manned by charismatic Carly , a park ranger.

Hollie & Ian decided to take to the lake.

The lake wasn't huge , so I sat in the shade & waited , some families enjoyed the swimming area & set up BBQ's in the shaded areas.

The photos give a clue to who did the work & who sat back & memorialized the trip on film.

People of all shapes & sizes enjoyed the pleasant waters.

These 2 fat folk & their gorgeous daughter were there too.

We stopped at a couple of scenic overlooks as we progressed south. The panorama highlights the beautiful green tree canopy & voracious Japanese Cudzu.

A lunch break at Sonic Burger. Press the big red button , guy speaks to you, order from the menu , pay by card & someone brings you the food as soon as its ready .....Fabulous !

A cooling breeze fanned us as we tucked into the worlds sloppiest burgers !

Finally we arrive at Cheaha State Park Alabama..We unloaded the left over food from the car, carefully stowed in our cooler, into our new funky chalet.

Dinner of spicy chicken & rice.
Hollie has found the god channel on TV , we've just done the rosary with a nun so old I was unsure she'd make it to the end of the broadcast. Alarms are set for a mass at midnight.

Goodnight one & all love u lots xx

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Day 16: Some bald old rocks & another lake.   (Monday 15th August 2016)
Day 17: Panama city beach   (Tuesday 16th August 2016)
Day 18: Dolphin encounter.   (Wednesday 17th August 2016)
Day 19: New Orleans here we come !   (Thursday 18th August 2016)
Day 20: Oak Alley Plantation & The Natchez.   (Friday 19th August 2016)
Day 21: Airboats & baby alligators   (Saturday 20th August 2016)
Day 22: New Orleans & Ghostly happenings...   (Sunday 21st August 2016)
Day 23: Race to the space shuttle.   (Monday 22nd August 2016)
Day 24: A fond farewell from Houston   (Tuesday 23rd August 2016)