Newfound Gap

Newfound Gap is a route through the Appalachian Mountains, located on US Highway 441 on the Tennessee-North Carolina border. The Appalachian Trail passes through this same point. At an elevation of 5,048 feet, it is the lowest mountain pass through the Appalachians. This photo was taken at 3 PM. Thought for the Day: The man … Continue reading Newfound Gap

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Grist Mill

Roaring Fork Grist Mill This is a small grist mill along the Little Roaring Fork River in Great Smoky Mountain NP. It's right on the road of a six mile motor trail that starts in Gatlinburg, TN. Easy to get to; you can visit this place in your flip flops. Thought for the Day: America's … Continue reading Grist Mill

Prim & Proper

The tour guide looked the part of a wealthy lady in the 1850's as she led us through the Belle Meade mansion (click here) near Nashville, TN.  The authenticity of her "costume" was outdone only  by her seemingly first hand knowledge of the original owners. Her speech was flawless, not the least bit lazy.  She … Continue reading Prim & Proper

Belle Meade Plantation

John Harding (thoroughbred horse breeder) started Belle Meade in 1807 with 250 acres of land six miles west of Nashville, TN.  He had the original house built in 1820, and then modernized in 1853 as his farm continued to grow. So modern for its time, the mansion had hot and cold running water and gas … Continue reading Belle Meade Plantation

Jack Daniels

This statue of Jack Daniels stands near his original still in a "holler" near Lynchburg, Tennessee.  The sculpture is titled, "Jack on the Rocks".  Every drop of Jack Daniels' whiskey is produced in this one and only distillery, producing over 16 million cases per year. JD's history is a colorful one, and the tour is … Continue reading Jack Daniels