A little road trip

hello~  since I last blogged the Mr. and I celebrated our 7th wedding anniversary.  And, since it was on a Monday, we decided to wait to celebrate it until last weekend with a little family road trip to East Tennessee.  I am from Cookeville (which is east of where we are) and have been east before, but never this far.  It was so green and beautiful in the mountains. I think in addition to the beach and the trees in Savannah, the mountains here may be my favorite.

We stayed in Johnson City and took little drives from there.  It may be because it is new and different, but everything looked pretty cool.  We loved the homes in the Tree Streets area and they had a great little Farmer's Market set up near the downtown.

We found this cute little town, Jonesborough (the oldest town in TN) and walked around and had lunch there.

It was picturesque!  Very artsy and quaint. I wish I would have taken more photos, but I was busy taking mental ones.

I am such a nerd when I stay in a hotel that has that little brochure section.  I grabbed a bunch of them and read them on the way home.  This little place has so many festivals and fun stuff to do all year round.

I love little architectural details like these. We headed through Elizabethton and I didn't get any photos there, but it was a cute town too.  Lots of houses with stoops. I want a house with a proper stoop.

Then we went to Bristol after a little break.  They have a great downtown with live music and restaurants.  They had a really cool depot/ train station near this sign too.

On the way to Bristol, we passed a drive-in.  We decided to grab a sandwich instead of going out to eat and watch Monsters U.  Since it didn't get dark until 9, we weren't able to stay and watch the second movie.

It was a great trip!  The mountains were beautiful and it seems like that area would be a great place to live. 

I think I hear my monster waking, more later~


  1. I didn't see any parked cars or people walking on the street. Is this area depressed? Is there any business? I love towns like this. I live in a rural area myself with a very small center but this looks like a town that has been established for quite a while.

    1. All the little towns we went to were pretty busy with foot traffic and car traffic, I just waited until most were out of the frame :)

  2. What a great trip! Happy Anniversary!

  3. How fun! What a great anniversary trip and I LOVE LOVE LOVE the pictures and the way you edited them. They look like they were taken 50 years ago in Mayberry :) My favorite is the one of the laundry -- don't know why -- it's just such a sweet picture.

  4. Hi Michelle, I didn't know you were from Cookeville! My daughter and her husband (and grandbaby due in July) live in Johnson City.
    We have been to that wonderful little farmer's market several times. It is a great area with lots of antique shops too. Loved the pictures. Belated Happy Anniversary!!!


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