Saturday, August 1, 2020

On the way to Knoxville

Gas Stations of History:


For Sunday’s stuff: (I am publishing this on Sat night. I had problems with the net, so since I have it, I will publish!)

We had a good ride to Knoxville. We are at the Volunteer RV park north of Knoxville. Some pictures on the way. I40 slides past the Great Smokies as we passed thru the Appalachians on the interstate. Entering or leaving NC from VA or Tennessee is beautiful drives; a little curvy of course but pretty. Our mountains in this area do not compare to size & heights of the mountains our rest, but are breathtaking anyway.

Our going away party looking on, missing 2 cats.


My riding captains, one a bobble head from Stephen and Jenn, the other a wooden dude from Sherece and Stella.

Every one remembers Gatlinburg  In July, from 'A Boy Named Sue.'
This area is known for white water rafting. There is a load of rafts heading to the head waters. We saw 3-4 buses this trip.
Entering Tennessee
I love the rocks on the sides of the hills.
However not nice to see them fall like this. We did not see them fall, thank goodness.
I love the Tunnels drilled thru mountains.
Just good scenery for me.
I do love the mountains in the distance. Funny thing here on the east coast, we see mountains and we are there in a hour of so, out west you see the mountains and you still have a few days drive to get there.
This is the Douglas Dam on the French Broad River. Not much of a picture for the beauty all round that you see. Driving the coach gives you a beautiful view over bridges.

The below picture is just for that name. We have driven this road many times, and I NEVER saw that name.

 We arrived at the Volunteer Park on Interstate 75.

We had dinner with Stephen, Jennifer, Jude and Kennedy at Blade Pizza and had a great time. Most people wore masks as ordering and not eating, but it was a very busy place.  It was a pleasure to be with Stephen He manages an Arts and Music Store here in Knoxville. They are struggling during the pandemic but keeping their heads above water. We were with his twin Josh a week or so ago.

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betty said...

A good first day of your trip! Glad you got a chance to spend time with your family! Continued safe travels!


I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

Yes, you do have a beautiful view from the window of your coach. Looks like you had some beautiful weather too. It's raining here this morning, so I'm hoping the good weather continues as you travel. Nice you could meet up and have dinner with some of your family there. Enjoy the journey and continue to share. I so enjoy seeing all the pictures.

Mevely317 said...

Oh man, I can SO identify with that photo of the service station and advertising. Like 'Ma', I'm really enjoying these photos of your journey thus far. Makes me want to break out in song, "See the USA, in your Chevrolet ..."
Love from sunny Bama!
Myra and Tom

Susie said...

You guys look great. I like that RV. You did see a lots of nice views. Looks like fine weather for traveling. Be safe out there. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

Glenda said...

Wow, this so reminds me of my last trip to MO in June! Happy to hear the weather is good so that you capture all the memories, thank you for sharing. Prayers for all y'all. Love from Chobee, Glenda

Dar said...

I love all the gorgeous scenery, especially the mountains. Also, so glad you had a fine weather traveling day and time with loved ones. Stay safe on your journey. Where to next? The mountains are calling and I must go.
loven'hugs from north central WI where we are having weather in the 60's today and it feels so refreshing after all the heat.