Thursday, October 15, 2009

Friday Thoughts

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Tuesday I flew out of Northwest Arkansas to Knoxville, TN. I got a rental car and drove to Franklin, NC. That is about a two hour drive through the Smokey Mountains. You take hightway 129 South out of Knoxville to Highway 28 South. Highway 28 South will take you all the way to Franklin, NC. The leaves are just now beginning to change in the Smokies. In another couple of weeks the scenery will be spectacular. It was a winding, twisting, hair-pin turning drive, but it was full of great scenery. I could have stopped a hundred times and taken a thousand photos, but I had to get to Franklin on business. It was an cloudy, overcast day, so there isn't much sky to admire, but I'm sure there are days when it is breathtaking. Anyway, here are a few more of the sights along the way.

Okay, so now what to we do for an inspirational song? Somehow, "Go Tell It On The Mountain" seems appropriate. Here are two versions, one pure gospel, and one up-tempo country, for your listening and viewing pleasure. Enjoy.


  1. Looks like there's a couple new places to fish and meditate too. Just saying. Some beautiful countryside indeed. I would have loved to drive along there two. I think I'll go in about two weeks though.

    Loved the music. The first one is a classic, but the second one is a real toe tapper. Awesome.

    Have a terrific Friday and weekend. Big hug. :)

  2. This IS beautiful country. I've seen it with my own eyes, but seeing it through yours is just as much a treat! Thanks so much for sharing.

    Happy Friday (well, almost)!


  3. Overcast but still beautiful. When the leaves change the mountains must really be spectacular. Very nice post!

  4. The rugged hills and valleys are the major beauty here. A nice sky will offer enhancements, but the wavy turf is outstanding. The closest to t his view I have drive through is I-8i, winding through to Bristol and Knoxville. A curvy wide road with the Interstate standard switchbacks and the hilly shadows is nice. It is nice to be able to be sidetracked a bit on a business trip...

  5. I had to smile when I read your choice of music! Perfect!!!
    This is a trip I'd love to make some day. My mom and dad loved this part of the U.S.
    Absolutely beautiful...

  6. Wow, your photos are stunning! I used to live in that area and your pictures make me want to return!

  7. Those kind of drives on mountain roads are my absolute favorites.

  8. Oh man, those are breath taking views!

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  9. Driller, what a gorgeous ride you had. Too bad you were driving - had to keep your eye on the road too! Your new blog look is wonderful! :)

  10. Gorgeous pictures! I love the Smokey Mountains, and your pictures make me want to go back. Even the overcast sky looks great.

  11. Beautiful scenery, I just love driving through mountains, especially in the fall.

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  12. what beautiful views. i wish we had such nice scenery over here where we didnt have to drive miles away!

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