|This is actually the Tennessee River, flooded, but|
I thought it worked with the lyrics of the
Hi-Ho, I'm bound Away.
|This was in the bathroom at the|
Whistle Stop Cafe where we
had lunch. Except for the "brain's" part
(should be "brains") this
describes our trip so far :)
One of the things that has amused us no end is the odd names to places along the way. I've been keeping a list of the more preposterous SMH ones (shaking my head): Bucksnort, TN (a town), Pigtail Creek, Mouse tail Camp, Magazine Mountain, Frozen Head State Park (yes!), Cross-eyed Cricket Campground, Hungry Mother State Park, Route 666/Hog Back Road, Scrooges Restaurant, among others. We thought "Frozen Head" might have an interesting story, but it only referred to the snowy mountain top near the park. Kind of disappointing. I did find an account of 18 frozen heads that were discovered in a container at an airport, though. And something about the Ted Williams cryogenics controversy.
|We've been collecting interesting road signs.|
This one warns motorcycle riders of
|It was extremely foggy in the mountains much of|
|The VW van in front of the Whistle|
Stop Cafe (our place for lunch in the
town of Baxter, TN)
|We saw at least four of these giant crosses|
in front of churches in both TN and VA. They
were all the same--huge and overpowering.
|There are quite a few similar museums|
along the way in TN and VA. Too bad
we had no time for them today.
|My favorite road-side photo.|
|Seventh-day Adventist Church in VA (don't recall|
what city). This is the 4th SDA Church we've
seen along the roadside.
|Joe Bear enjoying the picturesque VA rest stop.|
|The VW van is to the left of the second sign.|
|This cute rubber ducky and note were on our|
bathtub at tonight's Best Western!
|We've seen several similar signs questioning our|
destiny (we also saw a lot advertising "adult"
entertainment! Strange juxtaposition of