Our bags are packed and we are ready to go!
We are looking forward to relaxing.
Everyone had a blast. We went to the Von Braun Planetarium on Friday night. Saturday, we went on a hike and had a lot of fun. Everyone had a great time playing on Monte Sano State Park
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We made a trip to Chattanooga,Tennessee. It was Katie Beth’s first visit to the Tennessee Aquarium.
Katie Beth enjoyed the day. She thought the paddlefish swimming with their mouths open looked freaky. I will have agree with her.
Katie Beth would like to go back so she can revisit the Creative Discovery Museum, which we visited a few years ago.
I expect we will be going back soon.
Katie Beth and I had a great time trying to fly a kite with the sporadic wind.
The weather was just awesome.
This spring break has so much fun, but pace is a bit much.
The days started out with a trip to Unclaimed Baggage in Scottsboro, Alabama. We scored some books, Easter decorations, and a memory card. It is always a fun visit as you never know what you will find.
After a great lunch on the square at Payne’s Sandwich Shop and Soda Fountain, we headed to DeSoto State Park for some hiking.
We stopped in the Country Store & Information Center to get some hiking ideas and determine camping details for a future trip.
We enjoyed a short 3 mile hike alone the Blue and Orange trails to the Laurel Falls, Indian Falls, and Lost Falls.
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Katie Beth had great time climbing the rocks at Stone Cuts.
After hiking, we headed to Monte Sano playground for Katie Beth to have to time with other children.
The ladies had fun zooming down Bankhead Parkway to end our trek.
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Here is our route:
It is hard to believe that Karen and I made it to this day. Some have been very surprised when they have heard that we are retiring. But, a long time age, Karen taught me to be a saver versus a spender. Others taught me how to get started in investments.
But, here we are retiring financially independent with a blank sheet of what to do next in this adventure of life with my soul mate.
It is going to be a blast is all I know.
I thankful for so much.
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