Subject: Re: Hello from Tennessee
Hi Joann,

Welcome to the list

> I was so glad to discover this group today! As many of you already
> know planning the trip is half the fun! So I'm looking forward to
> sharing and learning with y'all. Could not agree with you more. It is even more satisfying when your plans come to fruition. To me the state of Tennessee has almost a mystical quality about it, and I would really appreciate some general info.

> One of the things I'm most passionate about when my husband and I travel is EATING! I love to do research of local specialtys before we go anywhere. A lot of the subscribers on this list would agree with you. Rachel and I have a different slant on this; when we travel to a foreign country we go to see what that country has to offer in the way of scenery, history, architecture etc., as well as meet the locals. We prefer to prepare our own food and stop somewhere quiet and have a picnic, like a park or in the countryside somewhere. Don't get me wrong, we enjoy eating, but it is not at the top of our priorities.

Once again welcome to the list, and should you need information on New Zealand, please do not hesitate to ask.

Regards, Richard Bloomfield.(New Zealand)