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Grandfather's Great Weekend Adventure!

Jun 3, 2006  Grandfather's Memories
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Family Fun and Discovery

  • Category: Perfect weekend
  • Traveler type: Culture, Sightseeing, Shopping, Active/Outdoors, Never been before, Repeat visitors, Theater
  • Appeals to: Business travelers, Couples/romantics, Honeymooners, Singles, Families with small children, Families with teenagers, Large groups, Seniors, Students, Budget travelers, Tourists, Pet owners
  • Seasons: Spring, Fall
  • 1. Red Boiling Springs Bubbles With Memories!
    http://www.redboilingspringstn.com/

    A recent weekend trip took my husband, my mother and I to visit my Grandfather in Nashville, TN. For a day trip, we visited my Grandmother's old stompin' grounds. She has passed away, but my Grandfather enjoyed showing us the area and remembering the sites. By the way, he is 99 and will be celebrating his 100th birthday this December! He didn't tire as much as we did on this mini trip!

  • 2. A great family reunion site!
    http://www.thethomashouse.com/

    While at Red Boiling Springs, if you want a true getaway from the hustle and bustle, try the bed and breakfast inns and local hotels. The Thomas House is a treasure inside - full of antques and interesting items. It was once one of the local hotels during the heyday of Red Boiling Springs. The Donoho hotel was hosting a family reunion and the grounds were well suited for the event. It is a bit larger, but still quaint with only about 30 or so rooms. Children and adults were all enjoying themselves. Let the kids experience a water pump and feel the cool spring water erupt. A great park is just a block away. Golf for the guys, antiquing for the ladies, and lakes in the area for everyone!

    After looking at the brochures from each of the hotels, the prices that may include your meals are all extremely reasonable. The menus feature great southern food whether it is breakfast, lunch or dinner. For around $100 a nite or less, you can sleep and eat all day - a bargain for today's normal hotel rates - and you get good TN cooking too!

    My Grandmother learned to cook at one of the hotels that no longer exists (The Palace Hotel), but based on her cookin', it had to be great! At one time this town was a resort! It may not look like Disney World now, but in it's time, it drew hundreds of people for the benefits of it's mineral healing waters. My Mother remembers visiting, going to the bowling alley and walking the parks and bluffs in the area. Very fond memories. While most of the family is gone, visiting your parent's or grandparent's old home towns can be quite interesting and enjoyable.

  • 3. Healthy Relaxation or Healthy Water?
    http://www.armourshotel.com/

    Another great place to see is the Armour Hotel. Rock on the front porch or just read a book as you relax. Visit with the locals for some old stories of the bubbling mineral water wells.


    Don't forget to visit the surrounding towns for some unique opportunities. The photography here can't be beat. Try Dixon Springs and the route in between. Pull off the highway and use the old "main" street to really see the old store fronts and other items.

  • 4. Last but not least....

    Visiting your family's past, whether just mini trips like ours, or through researching your ancestors on line and charting your family tree, can be very rewarding. You learn abuot things you never dreamed of concerning your family, and you also discover places you never would have gone to if it weren't for your family ties.