Monday, April 27, 2009

Day 9 JEST

Left Music City headed toward Pigeon Forge. It should have been about a 4 or 5 hour trip. We decided to stop at Andrew Jackson's "Hermitage" home and take the tour. It was a gorgeous 2 story plantation style mansion with 14 foot ceilings. It still has the original wallpaper that is now 172 years old! There was loads of information, gorgeous furniture and the grounds were beautiful. You could easily imagine yourself being there in it's heyday. Enough about that, but if you are ever in the area put that on your to do list.

Three hours later we are about to leave the Nashville area and the traffic on I40 came to a slow crawl (0-5 MPH) for about 20 miles. Now we are 6 hours behind on our 4 hour trip. Now we're retired and not in a hurry but come on.....we are totally losing track of time. Wait until you read our upcoming Sunday story............

By the time we got to the Smoky Mountain Knife Works, it was closed. At 7 pm we are finally pulling into the parking lot of the Oak Mont Resort. James' uncle, J.C. was welcoming us to a parking space. We were all so happy to see each other. After a group hug followed by a great meal at the Old Mill Restaurant. We settled in at the resort for an adult beverage and good old family chat to catch up with each other.

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