Home of Lester Flatt (of Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs fame, bluegrass music)
This is not Lester’s home.
Or maybe it is for all I know.
Tennessee one gets to
know what it would be like racing Nascar, especially on the Interstate. For example if the sign states Speed Limit 70, this is referring to the
minimum speed allowed, big rigs included.
In spite of the tremendous speeds on all the highways and Interstates, Tennessee’s highway fatalities
for 2013 stand at 227. This is the
lowest I’ve seen posted and a testimonial to the driving skill of the people in
Tennessee. Most likely most of those 227 were out of staters
(like myself) who got in the way driving 65mph.
On a side note, I have been in the state for two days now and have
covered a few hundred miles without ever see a policeman, state trooper or
highway patrolman. Also when crossing
the border no signs informed me to Buckle
up – It’s the Law. And it evidently
is okay to talk on the phone and text while driving. Everyone is.
I stopped to buy groceries in
at , a very nice market I might
add. At the checkout I was asked if I
had my Food City Club Card. I gave him the usual answer when asked “No, I
am just a traveler passing through”.
This time I tacked on “...but I’ll take the Food City Club Card discount if you want to”. He went
over to the other checker and got their card and swiped it. I saved $7.03!
Thank you Andrew. Food City
I was in a museum and the lady meekly asked me if I was of age for the senior discount. I say meekly because she didn’t want to insult me based on my youthful looks. I looked at the sign and admitted I was a few months shy of the age requirement. “...but I came all the way from
California to see
this. That must be worth a few months,
no?” I got the $2 discount. Just to make it clear, it’s not about the
money but just the fun in playing the game for me.
The South is beautiful. One of the things that make it so is the absence of highway billboards. There are hardly any to be seen once off the Interstates. So I take to reading the church signs for entertainment. Some are pretty clever with their messages for salvation. And with all the Baptist churches there are in the South, there’s a lot of enjoyable reading to be had while driving. The best one so far I saw at a
in Georgia – “Sign Broken. Message inside this Sunday at 10:30am.” Baptist Church
A stroll along the Georgia beach