Stayed two nights in Nashville, TN and enjoyed lots of live music. Great place. The downtown Nashville scene gets busy super early… lines at 5PM. Got to spend some time with an old friend who was moving out of Nashville (heading to Detroit… wrong direction!).
Next up we went to Lynchburg, TN for a tour of the Jack Daniels distillery. Great tour… highly recommend it. A few cool facts about JD – 1) they are the oldest registered US distillery, 2) Jack was just a nickname, his real name was Jasper, 3) they still operate in Lynchburg despite it being a dry county, and 4) they have their own water source that is naturally limestone filtered which removes all iron (important for whiskey apparently… see pic).
After Tennessee we stopped by Steve’s Grandmas house, in Alabama, for a home cooked meal and camped outside because the weatherman said rain = 10% chance. He was wrong. It rained all night. Camping in the rain means we drove to our next spot tired and grumpy. Still fun.
For some reason we stopped in Biloxi Mississippi. Yuck. Did I mention Yuck? If nothing else the locals are good at handicrafts. See the picture, after the break, of a cooking instrument someone made. As you can imagine, living out of a suitcase can be rough. Laundry piles up quickly. We were desperate to get our clothes washed so stopped at Maria’s Wash-&-Fold. The clothes came back folded in an odd manner with extra wrinkles, packed in used plastic bags with tons of holes, and some items shrunk considerably. See picture.
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