DAY RIDE TO THE ARCHIE CAMPBELL MUSEUM

Ready to ride!

Ready to ride!

On Tuesday,October 28, 2014, we took a Day Ride to the Archie Campbell Museum in Bulls Gap, Tennessee.

Jeff kicks off our ride with this short video:

We first discovered the Archie Campbell Museum when we rode through Bulls Gap in September (see that post HERE). But it was late in the evening and the museum was closed. Our mission on today’s ride is to see the inside of the museum.

We left our home in North Knoxville at 10:45am. It was overcast and around 65 degrees. We rode down Broadway, took Cecil Avenue to Magnolia, then took 11E Asheville Highway.

We rode 11E to 25/70 and went into Dandridge. We rode south and took 113 north to White Pine. In White Pine, we took 341 North and stopped for our morning snack.

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Our first stop off 341.

We rode our Sportster's today.

We rode our Sportster’s today.

After our snack, we continued north through Talbott and onto 11E just north of Jefferson City. We rode through Jefferson City, stopping briefly on the Carson Newman campus.

Carson Newman has a beautiful campus.

Carson Newman has a beautiful campus.

We then took Old Andrew Johnson Highway to 92. On 92, we had planned on stopping at the Cherokee Dam, but the entrance was barricaded with construction.

Construction at the Cherokee Dam.

Construction at the Cherokee Dam.

Fishermen at the Cherokee Dam ramp entrance.

Fishermen at the Cherokee Dam ramp entrance.

After stopping for a few photos, we continued on to 375 Lakeshore Drive.

Once on Lakeshore Drive, we stopped at the Grainger County Park.

Park.

At Grainger County Park

375 is a beautiful road that runs along the water all the way to 25E. When we got to 25E we rode to Morristown, then took 11E through Whitesburg and then into Bulls Gap.

In Bulls Gap we stopped at Jug’s Place, right on 11E, for lunch.

Jugs Restaurant in Bulls Gap.

Jug’s Place in Bulls Gap.

The folks at Jug's Place are welcoming and friendly.

The folks at Jug’s Place are welcoming and friendly.

Home cooking. YUM!

Home cooking. YUM!

After lunch, we rode the few blocks to the Bulls Gap City Hall and Archie Campbell Museum.

City Hall and Archie Campbell Museum in Bulls Gap.

City Hall and Archie Campbell Museum in Bulls Gap.

Love the old porch!

Love the old porch!

Yep- had to test out the bench. Nice!

Yep- had to test out the bench. Nice!

We entered the City Hall office and then proceeded to the museum.

Inside the Archie Campbell Museum.

Inside the Archie Campbell Museum.

Lots of photos...

Lots of photos…

... and Archie Campbell memorabilia.

… and Archie Campbell memorabilia.

Plus a large collection of prints from Archie Campbell's very own paintings.

Plus a large collection of prints from Archie Campbell’s very own paintings.

After looking inside the museum, we explored the rest of downtown Bulls Gap.

Bulls Gap is a railroad town.

Bulls Gap is a railroad town.

The Railroad Museum. Unfortunately closed during our visit.

The Railroad Museum. Unfortunately closed during our visit.

Old hotel in Bulls Gap. Currently not in use.

Old motel in Bulls Gap. Currently not in use.

The Archie Campbell homestead next to the museum.

The Archie Campbell homestead next to the museum.

As we were getting ready to saddle up Bulls Gap Mayor – Michael Solomon arrived. He greeted us and told us of some of the history of Bulls Gap. He was very gracious! Thank you Mayor Solomon. After we left, we realized we didn’t get a photo of him. Wish we had.

After Bulls Gap, we rode to Whitesburg, and took 113 south riding through Silver City and Springvale.

Antique building in Springvale.

Antique building in Springvale.

We then took 160 south all the way to Newport.

Heading into Newport.

Heading into Newport.

View from the Newport bridge.

View from the Valentine bridge.

From Newport, we rode 411 to Chestnut Hill. We then took 92 back to Dandridge where we stopped at the downtown levee.

View of bridge from top of levee in Dandridge.

View of bridge from top of levee in Dandridge.

Almost out of our reserve Diet Coke!

Almost out of our reserve Diet Coke!

From Dandridge we took 25/70 back to 11E and then back to Knoxville.

It's always good to be home with our fur kids!

It’s always good to be home with our fur kids!

We got home right at 6:00pm and our total ride was 188 miles.

Jeff wraps up the day in this video:

Bonus video… Jeff introduces our pups.

You can see our entire list of Day Rides HERE.

About Pam Huggins

I love to hang out with my family, ride motorcycles, and draw comics.
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4 Responses to DAY RIDE TO THE ARCHIE CAMPBELL MUSEUM

  1. y Rabuck says:

    As always ,your pictures ad video’s are so enjoyable . Can’t wait to get them each week. They help so much with me trying to plan some of my day rides with friends. Your right Pam’o . Keep Jeff standing up straight in these video’s . This is a high class operation here . No slouching allowed. I send your day rides to my biker friends all over the country. But one question . In what room of the store will I find those pants your wearing Jeff ? Happy & Safe Riding Gary

    • Pam Huggins says:

      Gary- Always great to see you here!
      High class operation for sure LOL!!!
      Those pants are currently on the endangered list. Haha!
      Thank you! And Happy New Year to you and your wife. Here’s to 2015!

  2. What a great day out, if I’d known you before my trip to Tenessee in May I could have visited Bikerags!! Jeffs trousers are so The Biz and I love that all your pups are ‘the favorite’ 🙂 loved this post.

    • Pam Huggins says:

      Fraggle- I didn’t realize you made it to Tennessee! (I knew you had come to the States but ah, so close!)
      Jeff loves those pants. I want a jacket made out of that material- short waist with lots of zippers.
      Glad you enjoyed it and THANK YOU for stopping by!
      (You need to come and be our photographer!)

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