Tennessee

    Falls Mill, Tennessee: A Still-Working Historic Mill

    12/08/13 •

    When my husband and I travel, we try to include enough time in our schedule for those unexpected road signs we just can’t resist following. That strategy worked like a charm recently as we drove along U.S. Highway 64 in south-central Tennessee. When we saw a sign that read “Falls Mill” pointing down a side…

    Salt and Pepper Shaker Museum, Tennessee: The Only One of Its Kind

    8/16/12 •

    When I saw the Salt and Pepper Shaker Museum in Gatlinburg, Tennessee, I had to check it out. I found it’s the only museum in the world devoted to these humble kitchen objects. Shopkeeper Andrea Ludden, whose mother sparked the collection 20 years ago when seeking a pepper mill, says the museum’s collection of more…

    Civil War History at the Carter House Museum of Nashville, Tennessee

    7/11/17 •

    …of Nashville, Tennessee: the Carter House Museum, which stands where the little-known Battle of Franklin was fought on November 20, 1864. The furious battle raged for only 5 hours on one of the war’s smallest battlefields–just 2 miles long and 1-1/2 miles wide. Our adventure started at the Carter House, listed on the National Register…

    Pickett State Park, Tennessee: Amazing Caves and Rock Formations

    12/17/17 •

    Some of the most amazing caves and rock formations around can be found at Pickett State Park, a 17,372-acre wilderness area in northeast Tennessee. This oasis never seems to be crowded and offers nine great hiking trails. Many of them take you past Indian rockhouses — huge rock overhangs that once provided shelter for Native…