Junkin’ Journey: Cleveland, Tennessee

Junkin’ Journey: Cleveland, Tennessee

If you follow me on Facebook, then you know that we recently spent some time at our family’s rental cabin in Blue Ridge, Georgia. We decorated the cabin Christmas tree AND we set aside some time to explore a new town not too far away: Cleveland, Tennessee. In fact, the drive between Blue Ridge and Cleveland is really beautiful, as the road winds along the Ocoee River which then becomes Lake Ocoee…and there is just something magnificent about mountainside waterways. Read more ›

Junkin’ Journey: Bristol, Tennessee and Virginia

Junkin’ Journey: Bristol, Tennessee and Virginia

As someone who does NOT follow NASCAR, Bristol has never been on my radar as a destination. No offense to NASCAR fans, of course! But, when I was researching potential Junkin’ Journey locations, I fell in love with the quirky geography of it. As it turns out, the Tennessee/Virginia state line falls down the middle of State Street, which is the heart of downtown Bristol…in both states.Read more ›

Shotgun!- Nashville and Franklin, Tennessee (Part 2)

Shotgun!- Nashville and Franklin, Tennessee (Part 2)

If you read my previous post, then you know that we recently returned from a fun and successful weekend in Nashville, Tennessee. But we actually stayed in the town of Franklin, Tennessee- a few miles south of Nashville, covered in rolling hills dotted by beautiful horse farms.

I wasn’t expecting to spend much time in Franklin- surely Nashville would be the darling of this trip, right?

Not entirely true. Who would have guessed that Franklin would have some of the most splendid antiquing spots that made me positively swoon?!Read more ›