Showing posts from March, 2013

Last Photos of Tennessee

My Dad took a day off work and we went to a bunch of old historical houses in the area. All these pictures are from the Blount Mansion home to Tennessee's first governor William Blount. He was one of the signers of the US Constitution. Pretty neat place to visit if you are a history buff. 
We also visited the Ramsey House and the Mabry-Hazen House. The Mabry-Hazen house was our favorite. The family owned it from 1858-1987 and had three generations live in it. Everything in the house is all original and owned by the family. It sits on a hill over looking the city. The view is quite lovely up there. 

While visiting Nashville we made a stop at the Parthenon. Nashville built this for the Tennessee 1897 Centennial Exposition. It is a full scale replica of the Parthenon in Greece. This one looks better than the one in Greece (if you look here you can compare the Nashville Parthenon to the original). Nashville is known as the Athens of the South so the Parthenon was a fitting choice. Ther…

The Great Smokey Mountains

We spent a day up in the beautiful Great Smoky Mountains National Park with my Daddy. He is the Scout Master at the church right now. That means he goes on a lot of hikes and back packing trips so he knows the trails pretty well. He took us up to the Bud Ogle Farm on a small hike so Cosette could walk the whole way if she wanted to. She likes to walk.

As expected Cosette demanded to walk the whole time. 

The hike was just under a mile and along the way there are numbered points that point out areas that the Ogle family lived or places they used. Above is the remains of the cabin that the children would use the first year they got married. Below is the grist mill they used.

This wooded pipe system is what they used to get running water to the cabin and farm. 

We ended up getting off the trail on accident. It just kind of disappeared on us. It turned out all okay though. We found the road that goes through the park and walked back to the farm. 

Kind of worth getting off the path because we g…

Our Tennessee Trip...

According to our phone pictures. 

My ticket to the Grand Ole Opry. I will never forget that show.

How she rode all the way to Tennessee, with her feet propped up on the back of my seat. Oh I love her sweet baby feet.

We love taking walks around Grandpa and Grandma's neighborhood. 

Lunch at our favorite Biens (Kim Sung). Lyndon and David turned their egg rolls into "cigars".

Lyndon's fortune at Bien's said: "you have a charming way with words and should write a book". Well he has already done that. Thank you fortune cookie for telling us the past.

You can never have to much Mayfield ice cream. 

She loves stairs. There are none too high or too long. We went up and down these three times.

The tour guide at the Blount Mansion let her rest on one of the historic beds. 

She is the champion, my friend.

A Stroll through Downtown Knoxville

We spent one afternoon strolling around downtown Knoxville. Cosette was with the Grandma so we were free to do whatever we wanted. It felt good. I have not been in that area much even though it is not to far from Oak Ridge. That meant it was as much an adventure to me as it was for Lyndon. He loved looking at the architecture of these buildings. Plus, it was a beautiful day. 

We stopped off at the visitor center to pick up some tickets for historical sites we were planning on seeing the next day and found this cool board in the place. Anyone who came through visitng could post a note for Knoxville. We left one with love from NYC and right next to it was one that just said UTAH!!! It made us smile.