Kia in the House

Time for a new car. This time we went for a hybrid as our grocery getter. This 2023 Kia Sportage Hybrid AWD, getting 38MPG, will make these road trips cheaper, safer, and more comfortable. Peg has named her, "Kimchi." 

2023 Kia Sportage Hybrid

We rode in the Big Banana Car

When we learned that Steve Braithwaite was bringing his Big Banana Car to Pigeon Forge, Tennessee we headed across the state line to see if we could catch a ride.  Guess what? We road in the Big Banana Car! We took a short trip along the Pigeon Forge strip with Steve and we couldn't stop smiling. If you ever have a chance to ride in the Big Banana, DO IT! This was the highlight of my year.

The Big Banana Car

Ride the Rails with Tri-State Model Railroaders

We headed back to the Mineral Bluff Depot for the Ride the Rails event with the Tri -State Model Railroaders. Fall is a perfect time to join this friendly group as they take a couple of railroad speeders on a five mile round trip on the former L&N trackage to Murphy Junction. The highlight of the trip is crossing the Toccoa River on an old iron bridge.

Ride the Rails - Tri-State Model Railroaders

Visiting the Savoy Automobile Museum

We hit the road to visit the Savoy Automobile Museum in Cartersville, Georgia. The museum is beautiful and all the automotive collections are impressively displayed.  What the museum may lack in quantity it more than makes up for in quality. The Savoy Automotive Museum is constantly rotating out exhibitions so there is always something new to see.

Savoy Automobile Museum

Photos from Dollywood Harvest Festival

Pumpkins, Jack-o'-lantern, and all things Fall were on display during our trip to Dollywood for the Harvest Festival. Shades of orange was the dominant color as we enjoyed a beautiful Fall morning. Dollywood is such a fantastic place to visit this time of the year.

Dollywood Harvest Festival