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You Know You’re in the Smoky Mountains When…

A few weeks ago, we took a trip to the Smoky Mountains in Tennessee. It was mostly a getaway to relax, unwind and unplug. I did pull out my camera phone for a few shots of Smoky Mountain style that caught my eye. Smoky Mountain style Hospitality We went out for breakfast one morning and […]

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Bacon, Eggs and Bears in Gatlinburg

We had a trip to Gatlinburg, TN planned for August.  We have a timeshare and had to plan way in advance to book our week.  As it happened, our move to the new house was going to interfere with the trip, and if you have or know anyone with a timeshare, it’s not that easy […]

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One Hip Cup of Coffee at Barista Parlor in Nashville

We drank one too many cups of McDonald’s coffee on the way down to Nashville from Chicago, so the first thing we had on our list when we arrived was to hunt down a decent cup of coffee.  We had no idea what kind of treat we were in for when we turned into the […]

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Flower Pot Bread at Patti’s Settlement: LBL part5

If you went out to dinner at a restaurant and the waiter put down a flower pot with a loaf of bread baking right out of it, wouldn’t you do a double take?  I certainly did when I sat down to dinner with my son last spring at Patti’s Settlement, located just outside of Land […]

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Peace and Ruins at Hematite Lake: Land Between the Lakes part4

While hiking with my son last spring, down in Kentucky, we had a chance to take a visit to peaceful Hematite Lake and check out the ruins from an early 19th century iron ore mill.  If you missed part3 of our trip to LBL, we visited a revived 1800s era homestead and unintendedly crashed a […]

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1800s Homestead:Land Between the Lakes Part3

When I left off on this series, we had just finished touring the log cabin house, which you can see in part2 of this series.  We, being myself along with Tony and Emma (my son’s college roommate and his girlfriend).  They were kind enough to take me on a tour of The Homeplace at Land […]

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Downtown Nashville Honky-Tonk

What is a honky-tonk, is the question I’ve been asked numerous times since we girls got back from Nashville.  In short, I’ve always thought a honky-tonk to be any of the bars down in Nashville where the country music singers would go to perform in front of a rowdy crowd with the hopes of being […]

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Nashville Hot Chicken is the Food to Try When

Nashville hot chicken is the food to try when visiting Tennessee and the country music capital of the world. What is Nashville hot chicken? It’s southern fried chicken with a peppery spice rub that is usually so hot, it has its own rating system.  The ratings may vary from chicken shack to chicken shack.  We […]

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Log House at The Homeplace: Land Between the Lakes Part2

The log house at The Homeplace in Land Between the Lakes (LBL) Tennessee captures the rural lifestyle of middle America circa the mid 1800’s.  In Land Between the Lakes Part 1, I told you a little bit about what it is and some of what it has to offer a visitor. Whether you are a […]

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Hoots and Hooves at Land Between the Lakes Part1

Land Between the Lakes, also known as LBL, is National Recreation area located on the western end of both Kentucky and Tennessee.  Last spring we took several trips down to visit my son who was attending college at Murray State.  You may remember the jaunt I made to the Hazel Kentucky Antique Shops or our […]

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