Category Archives: Tennessee

Chef’s Table Tour offers a taste of Knoxville with a side of history!

In one three-hour span, you can tour downtown Knoxville, learn a bit of history, meet new friends and sample East Tennessee fare.  It’s all part of the Chef’s Table Tour, one of the offerings from East TN Tours combining food … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Local color at Oakes Farm

It’s our guess that all across America this time of year farmers are busy.  (Well, aren’t they always?)  It’s just that instead of being consumed by harvest chores and all, they’re leading folks through corn mazes, selling apple cider, and … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Curves at Savage Gardens

Savage Gardens, nestled quietly in the Fountain City area of Knoxville, Tennessee, on a summer’s day.  Cool. Calm. Curvaceous. For more photos of curves, check out this week’s WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge: Curve.    

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Earth

This week’s WordPress Daily Post photo challenge began with a quote from Wendell Berry:  “The Earth is what we all have in common” and ended with a request for writers to share their vision of glorious Mother Earth.  Well, even … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Seasons

Every spring I look forward to seeing the one flowering tree I have behind my house come into its own.  With just a bit of nudging, my glorious White Star White Magnolia bursts forth before any other of its kin … Continue reading

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Final push Fall Color Tour 2015: No place like Homestead!

Sometimes the end of trip can be a letdown of sorts.  But not on this trip, our Fall Color Tour 2015. Even after seeing gold in West Virginia, touring built environments with pops of color at Tamarack and The Greenbrier, … Continue reading

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Beauty close to home: Cumberland Gap, Tennessee

Sometimes we travel near and far in search of adventures and great places to see, but actually there’s grand beauty in East Tennessee that we sometimes take for granted.  Thus it was on a recent weekend that we headed north … Continue reading

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Travel theme: Paint

So, you might ask, How many times has The Rock on the University of Tennessee campus been painted?  And the answer would have to be, No tellin’! The Rock is simply an enormous boulder that’s been moved at least once since we were … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: From Every Angle

Knoxville’s Chilhowee Park is known around town as the place for exhibits, the Tennessee Valley Fair, and special events.  But one building, listed in Knox Heritage‘s  Fragile Fifteen, is an endangered structure:  the historic Rabbit & Poultry Barn.  Built in … Continue reading

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A Blast with the Past: East Tennessee History Fair 2014

With the upcoming East Tennessee History Fair coming up August 15, 2015, we are reposting this blog that was originally published in 2014.  For a listing of all the activities (and there are many), be sure to check the East … Continue reading

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