Oh my god, are we in a dry county?!?

Trip Start Oct 04, 2008
Trip End Nov 08, 2008

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Saturday, October 11, 2008

What's happening Ya'lls!

Aight, so we survived our night in our motel in Nashville and headed out to the town center. We spent some time walking around the down town area and hitting the tourist spots. Really nice town, lots of contrast with the old buildings and enormous high rises in the back ground. We ate some BBQ for brunch and then decided to head out to Lynchburg Tennessee, cause that's where the Jack Daniels Distillery is at. At Jack Daniels they gave us a great tour of the place, very nice guide, allthough his twang was a bit different then we're used to so we really had to listen. Unfortunately the distillery is in a dry county, so no 'tasting' was involved, but it was still cool to see.  

We then headed out towards Savannah, TN to do some neccesary grocery shopping for going camping that evening. So we finally hit Savannah (it was dusk by then!) and first thing we see is Walmart (which we both yell out at the same time, we where relieved, gotta love Walmart), so we head inside. Buy a new camp light (cause the other one we bought is garbage) and a hatchet (thanks Ryan, yeah you where a little bit right, we needed one). Then moving on to the food part, cans of Chef Boyardee's ravioli, sausages, beans & soup. Yes we are very sophisticated campers! Then on to the beer.........where the frick is the beer section. At the cashier we found out it's not a dry county but they're next to a church so they don't sell beer, but she was kind enough to redirect us to the local provider of liquid gold. Go Walmart!

So we finally arrive at our campground, Pickwick Landing State Park TN. After a long winding road we get to the gate and there's a guy standing there who says; "help ya?" (with lots of twang, lots and lots of twang,maybe more twang after all). After we figured out he didn't just burp at us but was actually there to direct us, we found our way into the campground. Have to say that compared to our first campground this one was a lot crappier. Small spots with not a whole lot of level ground for our enormous (sleeps 4-6) tent. Anyhow, we found a spot with a sloping spot that would not have us roll of our airmatrasses. It was dark by then. So while Phil set up the tent (while mumbling german curse words(well, i was not always mumbling)) I was building our fire and setting up the beverage station (read: cooler). By 8.30 the first cans of beans and ravioli where sizzling away in the fire
while we where busy keeping the huge forest spiders of ourselves. Chilled around the fire and called it a early evening to get some much needed sleep. Only to be woken up around 6am by kids with way to much energy who where playing. We packed up our stuff and left without a shower (which is overrated anyway) and headed to Memphis. Got premium gas for $2.99 per gallon on the way there, that's definately the cheapest we've ever seen in 18months! And we just arrived in Memphis, checked into a downtown motel and as soon as I finished this, we're gonna be hitting town for some sight seeing and brunch.

I'm hungry now, so that's it for today! (;

Hasta Luego!

Klompjes & Krautz
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