Trip Start Apr 06, 2014
28Trip End Apr 20, 2014
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Not much was open on Easter Sunday so I spent the day driving through the countryside and then focused on three driving tours. Traci had given me an audio tour of Oak Ridge, the "secret city" built by the federal government in 1943-1944 as part of the Manhattan Project. Especially interesting were the blocks of 10,000 houses built quickly to house workers. They were built so quickly that one student got lost on the way back from school because so many new houses had been built during that day.
Then I drove to Knoxville, surveyed South Gay Street and the downtown. Knoxville is in the middle of its Dogwood Arts Festival though no events were scheduled today. However I was able to find the Sequoyah Hills driving tour -- its 60th anniversary. The trail was clearly marked with pink lines on the streets and wound through a beautiful neighborhood full of all sorts of flowering trees, shrubs, and flowers. Gorgeous !
I checked in at a campground north of Sevierville and then headed for the Great Smokey Mountains National Park. Again, a beautiful drive. No photos as the panoramic views were impossible to catch with my camera.