Heading Back South to Tennessee
Trip Start Jun 01, 2014
15Trip End Jun 13, 2014
Map your own trip!
Show trip route
What I did
Home of the Original Kentucky Fried Chicken, Cumberland Falls, Bush Bean Museum, Pigeon Forge
first restaurant opened its doors in 1932.
After a couple of pics we took another detour to Cumberland Falls which is located in Kentucky in the Daniel Boone Forest.
had made the comment that I thought Kentucky was a poor state but I had not witnessed that until we hit some of the back roads. Then when we went to the Falls I have to admit I saw several pairs of overalls and some missing teeth – Hey I’m not being mean… I’m just saying…. Anyway, back to the Falls.
appreciate his world so much more.
Next stop – SEC School #5 – University of Tennessee. It seems every university’s football stadium is undergoing construction and this one was no exception. We were having a difficult time getting to the stadium and ended up accidentally crossing the Tennessee River. We took a back road to turn around and that is when we discovered we had a perfect view of the stadium from across the river. We pulled into an apartment complex and there was a paved path right on the river. We set up our tripod and we were in business
At this point we were starving but I knew exactly where I
Bean Factory had a museum and a restaurant so off we went on another detour to Dandridge, Tennessee. There we
Next we drove to Gatlinburg. We drove through the town of Seiverville which is the home of Dolly Parton. There is a statue in the town square of her but we missed it. We were tired of detours at this point and did not want to look for it. We came upon Pigeon Forge next. Now I had read/heard/seen pictures of Pigeon Forge but nothing could prepare me for the klitchy town. The main drag was wall to wall mini golfs,
Then as abruptly as it started we were back in the forest on our way to Gatlinburg. Now Gatlinburg is also definitely a tourist town. But it leans more toward shops. However, we
walked part of the drag tonight and I was creeped out by some horror shops, mazes, and another Ripleys. I loved all the restaurants to choose from though. Tonight we had pretzels and funnel cake. Hey! We are on vacation!