Memories of time gone by.

Susie and I are on our way back to Indiana after spending another winter in Florida. On more than one of these trips, either coming or going, we have nade our way down (or up) Interstate 75 through Kentucky and Tennessee. There normally is no particular reason to go this way and we just do it to vary the scenery on the trip.
We have taken note of a roadside attraction called the ‘Museum of Appalachia’ just north of Knoxville and have always said we would like to stop there. Naturally, we never did always being a hurry to get somewhere else and forgetting the axiom that ‘the journey is as important as the destination.’
This year, we vowed to stop and see this place even though it necessitated a trip thru Atlanta which I may or may not tell you about in these pages. I am now working on that story for my newspaper column and will hopefully post it here in the near future.
At any rate, we stopped for a couple of days and are currently encompassed in a campground called Fox Hill at the 122 exit on I-75. Yesterday, we went to the Museum and enjoyed our visit. The place reminded me a lot of my childhood days although we weren’t as poor as some of the people captured here in perpetuity.
The Museum is actually a working farm whose owner collected old artifacts from life in the mountains of eastern Tennessee. We probably went a little early in the year, it wasn’t very busy and I’m sure summer will have more things to see. I won’t go into details because we are headed for home this morning and I have got to get busy getting Fiona II ready to go. (That’s the trouble with these weblogs, there is so much to say and never enough time to say it. Oh, I probably could get it all down but I’d never get anything else done.If you want to know more about the place, google it.)
For now, I’ll just post some pictures we took.

The entrance to the Museum.

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About geetwo

I am a 69 year old (in 2009) retired I.T. consultant. My wife, Susie and I travel in an RV 6 to 8 months a year. I write a humor / travel column for several print publications on a weekly basis.
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One Response to Memories of time gone by.

  1. Waynette Pankey says:

    Gordon, you always have the greatest pictures. Glad to have you guys back in Indiana. Safe journey on the rest of your trip. Waynette

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