For the record Tennessee is a stupidly long drive from SC. One of those seemed like a good idea at the time sort of road-trips that even though it’s fun you know for a fact you’ll not do again anytime soon – or at the very least not drive the 8 hours on a Friday only to return again on the Sunday.
We were headed to Tennessee not because Kathy or I are huge Jack Daniels fans – I’m more of a Jameson Whiskey type myself – but because Kathy is on a mission to do a half-marathon in all 50 states during whatever time we spend living in America. Tennessee was a “just about do-able without a flight” state and so we and Boomer packed up the car and braved the road.
Lynchburg was a fun little town, with the Jack Daniels Distillery and a few little shops that were fun to look through – the shopkeepers were so nice that they even insisted that we bring Boomer in with us instead of taking turns looking around. I bought a big metal bar sign that will eventually make its way onto the kitchen wall once I get around to covering up the tan coloured paint. I partook in some Jack Daniels Fudge which was delicious and spoiled myself with some handmade dark chocolate caramels.
Fun fact - the home of Jack Daniels is in a dry county in TN
To help break up the long drive home we stopped at Amicalola Falls in Georgia, which is a huge waterfall that has a tremendous amount of steps that allow you to view the falls from the bottom and the top so long as you’re willing to climb – Boomer had to be carried up a few steps but for the most part he had no problems with the climb up or down.
Fun fact - Amicalola Falls marks the southern most point of the Appalachian Trail
It was worth the climb to be sure!