We made a spur-of-the-moment fishing trip to the Elk River in southern Tennessee.
I visited Lynchburg for the first time, home of the Jack Daniels Distillery. Though we do not drink, I thoroughly enjoyed the (free) tour of its beautiful buildings and grounds.
The Frontier Days festival and charming square of shops entertained us well while husband fished his heart out. They had some old timey gospel music and bluegrass for the street dance at night. I love walkable towns with old wooden houses!
We packed a big cooler for all our meals and (of course) stopped at the Russell Stover outlet for 90% off Valentine treats on the way.
I spent a lot of time studying a ladies' handicraft shop. Someone had made darling aprons and prairie bonnets for little girls, as well as hand-tatted lace edging, quilts, and linen baby pillows. I was glad that so many local seamstresses had found a market for their talent. I didn't buy anything, but I'm sure most tourists are happy to find an alternative to the Jack Daniels logo souvenirs.
- kids' cones filled with home made ice cream ($1)
- newly crocheted dish cloths from a local estate sale (5 cents apiece)
- great advice from the fly shop on the square, Tim's Flies and Lies (the cost of a new fly)
- Most B&B's do not welcome children. Even nice ones.