Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Snow, Whisky, and Music

On the road

Jim Beam


Big bucket

Fried pickles 

Jack Daniels

Native American ruins

After leaving Maryland we figured it would be a good idea to stop by Ohio seeing as we were only about 400 miles away. We had our van checked out by a local shop and they gave us the ok to take a road trip. In fact, what the dude actually said is, "It looks excellent. It's in outstanding condition." Needless to say, we were stoked. 

We spent a few days visiting Matt's family in Ohio, got to play in some more snow, and were happy to be able to see everyone. When it came time to leave we had a decision to make. It seems from Ohio it is the same distance to Florida whether you drive down the coast or through bourbon country. Naturally we chose bourbon country. 

Our first stop was the Jim Beam distillery in Kentucky. Next was Tennessee. Nashville, then Murfreesboro, then the worlds largest cedar bucket, then Jack Daniels distillery, then Chattanooga. I enjoyed the southern feel of this area more than I thought I would. Everyone moves just a little slower and doesn't seen to have the same urgency of the North East. 

After Tennessee we didn't really have much of a plan. We thought maybe Atlanta would be cool but by the time we got there it was raining so we just kept going. I needed a break sometime about then so checked for local attractions. We managed to fine a park with a Native American heritage and it turned out to be amazing! The sun was low in the sky and hit he hills in a very beautiful way. What a great surprise.... 

Then it was time to spend another night sleeping in the van. 

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