Thursday, July 23—Traveling through Middle and East Tennessee

Natchez Trace State Park was in our review mirror by 7:30 AM. Early mid-morning saw us through Nashville and noon saw us through Knoxville. One has to hand it to Tennessee, they maintain the I-40 route superbly, and it was such a pleasure driving through the clean and neat countryside. Turning off the interstate past Knoxville towards Gatlinburg, we veered away from the touristy highway to Douglas Dam Tailwater Campground, where we parked on the shoreline of the French Broad River for the night. After setting up and having lunch, we extracted folding chairs from the RV’s innards, set them up near the river, and enjoyed piece and quiet outside until rain came. And then it was back in for dinner and more downloaded television. While we had cell service, it was limited and sporadic, though I did find enough bandwidth to post several blog entries from this Journal.

Douglas Tailwater CG, Site 27
Kay sitting by the French Broad River
French Broad River
Yours truly

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