April 27, 2015

Elkmont, Alabama

We arrived in Elkmont yesterday, and set up for two days at Mill Creek RV Park, a couple of miles from the village.

The park is less than one mile from the Tennessee - Alabama state line. We have stayed here several times. The park was a farm at one time, and the owners are very friendly, and greet their guests warmly.

The campground office, with a nice cat called Winnie the Pooh

It is quiet and tranquil here, just the way we like it, and we took a walk today for a mile or so down a recreational trail that runs past the park. The trail was originally a railway line, and it is now used by walkers, bicyclists and horse riders. We really enjoyed the bucolic surroundings.

The walking trail
An antique caboose, preserved by the campground owners
This morning we drove the truck into Athens, a distance of ten miles, to replenish our diesel supply, and we discovered a very quaint place for lunch called The Sweetest Thing Tearoom. It was a converted old house in a historic section of Athens, and we were treated like "one of the family" by the owners. We enjoyed traditional Down South Alabama cooking, accompanied by a pot of proper Earl Grey tea.
The Sweetest Thing Tearoom

Tomorrow we drive to Singing Hills Campground, near Cave City, Kentucky, for a couple of days. It is a 180 mile drive, passing through Nashville. We will not stay in Nashville this time. We stayed there last December, and will do so again next December.


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