On Wednesday, August 14th, we took another Day Ride. Our destination was lunch at the Village Square Restaurant in Greeneville, Tennessee.
The day started out nicely with cool temps and plenty of sunshine – a welcome break from all the rain. We left just before 10am, rode down Broadway, over to Gay Street to cross the bridge, finally getting to South Knoxville.
We continued south on Chapman Highway through South Knoxville, through Seymour and on into Sevierville. The traffic was heavy both in downtown Knoxville and again going through Sevierville, so we decided to take a break from dealing with all the commuters and stopped at Weigels on Dolly Parton Parkway.
After riding through Sevierville, we took 339, a curvy mountain road that winds into Cosby right next to the last part of the Foothills Parkway.
From 339, we took 32 north and then took 73 which took us right into the east end of Newport.
After stopping briefly in downtown Newport, we took 321 toward Greenville. A wide open four lane between Newport and Greenville, 321 is a beautiful, scenic highway where you can really open up the throttle and enjoy some speed.
Soon we found ourselves entering the south end of Greeneville, continued into downtown and within short order, found the Village Square Restaurant on the left hand side of Andrew Johnson Highway.
We entered the restaurant and found a neat and tidy diner. We grabbed a booth and were met by a super friendly waitress who greeted us and took our order.
While we waited, we had a funny face contest.
Jeff won cause he made me laugh louder!
Notice the real lemon in the tea. All tea drinkers know real lemon is crucial to a great glass of tea and the Village Square Restaurant has great tea!
Then our meal arrived. We both ordered the daily special. Yum!
After lunch, we rode back to downtown Greeneville to visit the City Garage Car Museum. This museum was founded by Kent Bewley in 2009 and has such a diverse collection of cars. If you love cars and history, this museum is a MUST SEE! You can find out more information HERE.
We entered the museum and were met by a museum staffer who started off our tour with some information about the museum before leaving us to explore on our own. Here are some photos of our visit.
After the museum, we got back on the road taking 70 north to Rogersville. 70 north between Greeneville and Rogersville is a winding and curvy road that flows up and down through the countryside, testing our riding skills.
It took about an hour to get to Rogersville and by this time, I was ready for ice cream.
After eating ice cream, we got back on our bikes, rode through Rogersville and jumped on 11W.
11W in a nice four lane wide open road that takes you through Mooresburg, Bean Station and into Rutledge where we stopped to fill up our tanks.
We then continued on 11W, riding south through Blaine and then into Knoxville where we rode down Broadway and finally back home.
We got home around 4:30pm and our total ride was 191 miles. We had a great day just goofing off and enjoying the ride.
You can see our entire list of Day Rides HERE.