Greetings! We write tonight from inside the van. It’s pouring rain outside, complete with thunder and lightning. More to come as the night rolls on. But we are toasty–and a little hot and sweaty; I prefer to think we are ‘poaching’–inside the Partridge van.
It was a driving day today, from Asheville to Tims Ford State Campground outside Winchester, TN, so we have no pictures. Visualize gorgeous rolling hills; this is beautiful country. We are astounded and in awe. But here, for your pleasure, are signs we saw, observations we made, or country song lines we heard:
Sign in front of someone’s house: Prayer will get you to heaven; trespassing here will get you there sooner.
Veteran’s Hero Happy Hours: 12-7pm
Conversation at a stoplight with 2 guys in a truck:
Him: “Y’all from California?”
Dudley: “South of San Francisco.”
Him: “I’m from Venice Beach.”
Big smiles, thumbs up all around, hardy laughs. Light turns green and we drive away. Hmmm. He is SO not from Venice Beach. We are fools.
Advertisement: Captain D’s clam strip. (What IS a clam strip?)
Gas costs $3.16 in TN
Sign on I-40: Buckle up, y’all. It’s the law.
Sign around a mountain curve: Falling rocks. Defacement of sign: Falling in love rocks.
Song lyric: “God is great, beer is good, people are crazy.”
Goodnight from the Volunteer State!