The Great Lyon Adventure travel blog

Natchez Trace Parkway Entrance

Jackson Falls

Rocks arranged in the shape of a heart, sweet


Drying tobacco

Interest Marker

Knoxville, I was here in 1982 for the World's Fair

David and a Southern Belle

Welcome to the Dixie Stampede

The North and the South

Covered wagons

The two buffalo in the left were fighting

Patriotic Ending, proud to be an American

David's Favorie Store

The day started with a peaceful drive up Natchez Trace Parkway. This is a beautiful drive with lots of opportunities to get out and take short hikes. Sandy really enjoyed it. After getting back on 40, the business and crowds of the Eastern U.S. returned. We had a delicious dinner and a great show at the Dixie Stampede. Then we drove through Pigeon Forge. What happened? This use to be a place that reflected the hillbilly culture of the Smoky Mountains and I enjoyed going to it. Now it is a tourist trap strip with everything you would find in Myrtle Beach. What does sharks and the Titanic have to do with the Smoky Mountains?

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