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Knox County

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  • Day75

    Day 75 - War on the Battlefield

    July 5 in the United States ⋅ ⛅ 32 °C

    The Time Zones are causing chaos with our sleep patterns. I was awake until 3.00am, then Jackie woke up & stayed awake for the rest of the night. We failed to make breakfast again & it was minutes to 11.00am that we finally struggled out of the motel.

    Our 1st port of call was the Passage Waterwalk, also known as the Weeping Stairway on Chattanooga’s Riverfront Parkway. Jackie jumped in for a photo. We also skirted round the Bluff View Art District?

    It was a another transition day today & we didn’t want to do too much, so I planned a visit to Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park that spans the States of both Georgia & Tennessee. It is possibly not that familiar to most people including myself, but Chickamauga Battlefield was the potentially the Death Knell of the Confederacy.

    President Abraham Lincoln believed that taking Confederate controlled Chattanooga was vitality important, because it would cripple the supply lines of the Confederates. Chattanooga lay on the banks of the Tennessee River, where it cut through the Appalachian Mountains, allowing four major railroads to converge. In the summer of 1863, Union soldiers took control of Chattanooga, but the Confederates weren’t giving up without a fight, resulting in an almighty battle at Chickamauga. Little went to plan (nothing’s changed since!) & thousands of men lost their lives. It was in November 1863 that the City’s fate was finally decided & perhaps that of the Confederacy.

    We went to the Visitors Center & I obtained a National Parks Map to add to my collection. The park included a self drive tour through the Battlefield which would take an hour, ideal. Jackie declared that she wasn’t that interested, so we agreed that she would drive & I could get out to look & read the available information.

    This is where it all went wrong! Jackie drove out of the car park totally ignoring the Stop 🛑 sign. We had only gone about a 100 metres down the road, when our car was precariously close to a deep drop in the verge, that had ‘wheel wrecker’ written all over it.

    I calmly shouted at Jackie “Get over” & she did, but to the other carriageway & towards the oncoming traffic. I, not so calmly, shouted “Get back” & we swerved back again. That was it, apparently Jackie had been nowhere near the verge & everything was all my fault. A short distance later we clunked down into the verge & our damaged bumper let it’s undercarriage drop.

    At our next stop, we managed to push the prolapsed undercarriage back up & after lots of shouting at each other, we continued our Battlefield tour in silence. I’m not sure who endured the severest of hostilities, the Confederates or us!

    Despite all this, the Battlefield was a fascinating place, full of memorials, information plaques & hundreds & hundreds of cannons to honour the dead & the event. The wooded Battlefield had been preserved as a memorial since the end of the 1800s, which made it easy to visualise the events that we read about.

    At the conclusion of the tour, we swapped drivers & I drove through Fort Oglethorpe & picked up Interstate 75. The plan was to get to Knoxville some 120 miles away, but a few miles short, we stopped at Cedar Bluff.

    We checked into a decent looking Baymont Inn & Suites & by 4.00pm we were out by the pool enjoying the sunshine. We managed to sneak a few cold beers out in a laundry bag of ice & put some of my freshly washed boxers on the sun bed to dry. Nothing ‘pikey’ in that!

    That evening we treated ourselves to a ribeye steak & salad at an ‘Outback Streakhouse’. We both ordered the ribeye steak, baked potato & salad with a large Stella beer. It was nice, but both our steaks were over salty. We have noticed that a lot of the fast food we have been eating recently has been saltier than suits our taste buds.

    We were in bed before 9.00pm, hopefully getting a good night sleep before heading on to Pigeon Forge early tomorrow for another bucket list entry to be ticked off.

    Song of the Day - Love is a Battlefield by Pat Benatar.
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  • Day14

    I'm in Knoxville, welcomes me Jacksss

    June 20, 2018 in the United States ⋅ ⛅ 31 °C

    Ein Stück Heimat habe ich gestern noch erfahren. Ich war in Roanoke, einem kleinen Städchen, in einem Beer and Burger Joint und dort gab es doch tatsächlich sowohl Früh als auch Gaffel 😳

    Der Tag startete etwas bescheiden, ich musste meinen liebgewonnenen Focus aufgeben und fahre jetzt einen Hyundai. Meine Spritztour über Schrauben war wohl nicht sone gute Idee.

    Aber jetzt bin ich in Knoxville angekommen und entspanne etwas am Pool. Nach immer 3-4 Stunden Fahrt am Tag ein Traum. Aber auch heute habe ich wieder einen Abstecher übers Land gemacht, was eig immer das Beste ist. Heute Abend gehe ich dann noch was Essen und suche mir ein Outlet für Morgen auf dem Weg nach Nashville, wo ich wieder etwas länger bleibe.

    Die ganzen Eindrücke von der Landschaft, behalte ich wieder größtenteils für mich.
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  • Day142

    Football Spiel

    November 3, 2018 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 14 °C

    Der beste Grund, um ein orangenes T-Shirt zu tragen, ist ein College Fußballspiel. In der ersten Hälfte passierte ne Menge und während wir zuschauen, lernen wir mehr über 100 Yard Linien, den Kick off, Touchdown, Offense, Defense und die Endzone. Die Stimmung war super und ein Spiel im Stadium schaue ich mir gerne wieder an. Die Fernsehübertragung hat mich bisher noch nicht überzeugt ;) Eins meiner Highlights war, dass ich es auf die Fanleinwand geschafft habe für drei Sekunden und in der zweiten Reihe 😁 Als die Temperaturen sich dann in der zweiten Hälfte dem Gefrierpunkt nähern und sich dies scheinbar auch auf die Angriffslust der Spieler überträgt schließen wir uns dem Fanverkehr an. Endspielstand ist 14:3 für Tennessee. Go Volunteers!!Read more

  • Day7

    Knoxville, Tennessee

    June 2, 2016 in the United States ⋅ ⛅ 21 °C

    Stopping for a night in Knoxville on the way to Nashville! The drive in from Asheville was absolutely gorgeous through the Smoky Mountains. Knoxville has a lot of Targets and Walmarts, so it was worth a sourcing stop. We feel at home in the middle of the Bible Belt with all the Baptist churches! ;)

  • Day4

    2nd day made it 20 feet..Pit Stop

    August 29, 2015 in the United States ⋅ ⛅ 21 °C

    We are 20 feet closer..lol Ginger says it was mommy this time..Jojo what's more food. We stop feed my fat ass that's the rule. Hope to make St. Loius today, we can only hope.

You might also know this place by the following names:

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