Sunday, February 21, 2016

Taking A Sunday Drive #16

Tennesse, The Volunteer State, 16th state to join the Union. I always thought the nickname was in reference to the Civil War when it actually comes from the role the state's volunteers played in the war of 1812.

Tennessee was the first destination state of our trip east in 2008, specifically, Shiloh National Military Park.

I took many photos there on my new digital camera - all of which were lost as I mentioned in a previous Sunday Drive post.
One of the ones I took was at Bloody Pond, supposedly turned red with blood during battle.
This would be the first Civil War Battlefield toured on this trip.

We stopped in Chattanooga and toured the Battle of  Lookout Mountain area before heading to Tellico Plains and the Cherohala Skyway.

The only photos I have from this trip in Tennessee are three of the Bald River Falls area in the Cherokee National Forest.

This was a very scenic, very pretty hilly, curvy drive between Tennessee and North Carolina.

We came through Tennessee again in 2014. This photo is from an overlook along Highway 70. Beautiful country.

The twin towers of Castle Gwynn, home of the Tennessee Renaissance Festival. This was taken while passing by on the highway. Would love to go back and visit the grounds someday. Built as a private home, fashioned after a twelfth century border castle in Wales.

One of the generating plants of the TVA.

No matter where we roam, it is always going to be the natural sights that inspire me the most and that I remember the best. (3rd Bald River Falls photo from 2008 trip.)

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