Thursday, October 15, 2009

Going on the back roads

The morning started very cloudy but not raining. After water aerobics and breakfast, we checked out of our motel and headed for the Chickamauga Battlefield in Georgia. Of course, I found a relaxing way to go instead of the interstate...and we got there! By then it was raining, so we went to the Visitor's Center, looked around, and then went on the 7 mile Car Tour. During that hour, I think we got out of the car once but with the rain, it was too muddy and yucky to hike. It was interesting and would be really nice to be there in good weather.

There are many monuments honoring different states and troops.
After leaving the battlefield, we headed for Townsend, TN - "The Peaceful Side of the Smokies". On the way we decided to get off of the interstate and take "the road less traveled". We stopped in Athens, TN for lunch at Buddy's Bar-B-Q - good and cheap! The rain finally stopped and we continued on our back roads with minimal traffic. The trees are changing here and it is pretty even on an overcast day. When we got to Townsend, we found the rental agency, checked in, and then drove about 5 miles to our cabin.

Trinity's Hideaway has everything we need and more - porches, hot tub, fireplace, WiFi, 3 TVs, and a washer and dryer. We are up in the mountains a little and overlook a golf course. Tonight we are just sitting watching TV and listening to the rain. It's a little after 7 - think maybe I'll do a little quilting - it is Thursday night!


  1. Townsend is a beautiful area town. Make sure to drive through Cades Cove while you're there. It's a pretty drive up over the mountain through the park but I'm telling you it's an even pretty one going via the Cherohala. Our firends we stay with live in Maryville which I'm sure you probably drove through. If we only would have been able to go there now like originally planned, we could have met for dinner!

  2. We were near the Cherohala yesterday - we're going to try to drive it and go thru the park. We'll be here until Sunday and then on the otherside for a couple of more days. Thanks for the suggestion! Sorry you aren't here...

  3. Sounds like a lovely cabin with everything you need - how did you decide where to stay?

    I gave the bunnies to Charmaine today and she was thrilled. Thanks again, Jeanne.

  4. Nancy - we found a cabin on Craigs list and called about it. It was unavailable but they had two others. Glad the bunnies are ok.



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