Tuesday, April 03, 2007

Spring Break, Southern Style

Spring Break in the South is like nothing on earth.

Mr. Bluebird needed to do some photography for a lecture he does on the Tullahoma Campaign during the Civil War so we decided to do a roadtrip to southern Middle Tennessee. This would give us a chance to spend some time together, get some work done for him, and have a fun day.


First off, the weather was fantastic. Stunning blue skies, big fluffy white clouds, and temperatures in the 80's with no humidity. We couldn't have asked for better. (And since a cold front is due to come through with forecast temps in the 40's and 50's for later this week, I'm glad we went.)

Once we got past Nashville, we got off the interstate and hit the country roads all through the area. Driving on the backroads of Tennessee is truly the way to see it. We saw a variety of farms with lovely green fields, horses, cattle, and alpacas enjoying the day. We stopped at little country chapels and looked at the cemeteries with tombstones dating back to 1790. We marveled at the way the creek bottoms down in this part of the country are solid limestone. We enjoyed the way people had their yards blooming with azaleas, tulips, daffodils and the first irises I've seen this season. We snooped through antique shops. It was such a lovely day, with such lovely sites to see, that my knitting never came out.

It was perfection.

And once again we looked at each other and mentioned how darn glad we are that we've moved here.

1 comment:

Mrs. T said...

We were just in Tennessee, too! We love it!