Category Archives: Tennessee

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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Weekly Photo Challenge: Muse

Cades Cove, Tennessee, is glorious.  With 6800 acres of quiet, rolling, tucked-away land in the Great Smoky Mountains, the cove holds the widest variety of historic buildings of any national park, but it’s the rough-hewn, still-standing cabins that we love most. If … Continue reading

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Shopping local feels good at The Traveling Bazaar

As a former antiques dealer and flea market hound, I loved the idea of The Traveling Bazaar. Brainstorm of organizer Tamara Cook, this gathering of artisans, antiques dealers, and in-home makers of goods I love known as The Traveling Bazaar appears (not … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: ROY G. BIV

ROY G. BIV?  Really? Took us by surprise, too.  But it’s this week’s Weekly Photo Challenge from WordPress with an acronym for all the colors of the rainbow:  Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Indigo, Violet. And right on target, coinciding … Continue reading

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Eye candy for quilters: East Tennessee Shop Hop (Part II)

A quilting Shop Hop, I’ve come to discover, not only acquaints you with the latest fabrics, cutting tools, and ways to form blocks, it just by golly grabs you.  After visiting six shops from Jonesborough to Crossville, I couldn’t wait … Continue reading

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Eye candy for quilters: East Tennessee Shop Hop 2015 (Part I)

A simple love of fabrics would have been enough to entice you join the East Tennessee Shop Hop for quilting enthusiasts.  But even if you were a novice as I am, you’d find much more to love — and learn. … Continue reading

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People watchin’s as much fun as “eatin’ them wangs”: Knoxville’s Big Kahuna Wing Festival

We’re reposting this piece on the Big Kahuna Wing Festival from the event in 2013.  Tomorrow the 2015 version rolls out from 12 to 8 at World’s Fair Park in Knoxville.  Get ready for the tastiest wings anywhere and for … Continue reading

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