I took the Pugsley for a pootle around town today and came upon a little park/cemetery.
I guess the park is on the site of where this church used to be.
This flagpole is surrounded by a circle with benches to sit on all the way around. In the background are some of the past and present flags of the area.
Forks of the River Cemetery Park.
The Tennessee state flag is in the middle below the US flag (scroll up to flag picture).
The North Carolina and former State of Franklin flags are on the left (scroll up to flag picture).
The Sevier County flag on top and Sevierville flag on bottom on the right side of flags picture (scroll up).
First, some pictures on my drive in to work. The backroads of East Tennessee.
Tonight, a couple friends and I rode our bikes around town and then onto the community center for the kickoff of Winterfest. This is where they turn on all the holiday lights. Tonight was Sevierville. Tomorrow is Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg is Wednesday.
The tunnel runs below the Parkway, which most know as the main road that runs the length of the three towns.
My friends, they seem to be cold.
Covered mini-bridge at one of the parks.
Got a shot of my tire. I was looking through my viewfinder while riding to get a photo of the bridge and didn’t see one of my friends stopped in the middle of it. I hit the brakes and the camera at the same time and this is what I got.
Inside the covered bridge.
Watching the kids clogging at Winterfest.
We ended up having to leave before the lights were turned on due to one of my friends needing to be somewhere a little later. Hopefully next week we’ll be able to get some photos of the lights. They’re on until after the first of the year.
Busy for some reason and with the cold snap that passed through due to hurricane Sandy, I haven’t ridden the bike. It’s getting a little bit warmer. Monday, after the time change, a couple of us are heading around town for Sevier County’s lighting of the Christmas lights. Big tourist attraction on its own.
The mountains here have been beautiful. On top of Mt LeConte we have 32 inches of snow. Nothing down here.
Well, I’ll try to get some pictures soon for the next posts. Hope all had a good Halloween!
Just getting onto the Veterans Blvd portion of my little loop. In the background are some hills, and what you don’t see due to the angle of my camera, Mt LeConte.
By tilting my camera, the mountains reappear! Weird.
Here I am on the other side of my loop. The rather large home to the left of the pole was built to some old building standards. I need to talk to a friend about exactly what was different…but the home was super expensive due to this. It stood empty for years since the economic downturn.
More Pugsley Watching…I loaded up the Pugs into my truck after the ride and headed home. At a stoplight I looked in my rearview mirror to see the guy behind me with his iPhone pointed at the Pugs snapping a picture. Also, had a gal come back into the shop after she picked up her bike and put it into her car asking what that thing in the green truck was.