One year ago: Knoxville, Tennessee

April 26, 2010

Original post: On top of Old Smoky

A year ago today I was in Knoxville and Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, visiting with family and friends. Sadly, I did not get to visit Dollywood, but we did see a statue of Dolly Parton in the town. I went hiking in the Smokies with my friend Keilan. You can check the post above for more on that.

Here are a few more photos from Tennessee that I need to make public. There’s the Pigeon Forge Welcome Center.

A view of a main street of Pigeon Forge. It’s strip mall heaven, with the mountains just beyond.

A fantastic deal on boots… why did I pass this up?

The hike in the Smokies took us across a stream, where I crossed on a fallen tree.

Keilan took me to a small town called Morristown. The downtown is weird because it has these outdoor elevated sidewalks. It’s like an outdoor mall, basically, with businesses and customers walking on both floors. Except that the town is sort of abandoned these days, like most downtown areas.

In Morristown was one of my favorite storefronts in the entire trip, and I’ve been saving it til now. Two P’s in a Pod!

Knoxville was a good time. Stay tuned for more “One year ago” retrospective posts throughout the summer!