DAY RIDE TO DAVY CROCKETT BIRTHPLACE STATE PARK

Jeff is ready to ride.

Jeff is ready to ride.

On Thursday, July 16th, we took a Day Ride to the Davy Crockett Birthplace State Park just outside of Limestone, Tennessee.

 

Jeff kicks off our day in this short video:

We left our home at 9:30am. It was warm with beautiful sunshine and mostly blue skies.

We took 640 to Asheville Highway. At the four way, we took 25/70 to Dandridge and then into Newport.

Heading toward Newport.

Heading toward Newport.

We rode through Newport continuing on 25/70 until we took a quick detour to ride  through the community of Del Rio.

The old post office in Del Rio.

The old post office in Del Rio.

The tracks run right through Del Rio.

The tracks run right through Del Rio.

After taking a few photos in Del Rio we got back on 25/70 and then took 107 north through the Cherokee National Forest.

On 107 traveling through the Cherokee National Forest.

On 107 traveling through the Cherokee National Forest.

We stopped at one of the park's campsites to eat a light snack.

We stopped at one of the park’s campsites to eat a light snack.

We then continued north on 107. This took us just south of Tusculum where we took 351 north into Chuckey, Tennessee.

Heading down 351 north.

Heading down 351 north.

East Tennessee has beautiful views.

East Tennessee has beautiful views.

Jeff rechecks our direction in Chuckey. Almost there!

Jeff rechecks our direction in Chuckey. Almost there!

The Davy Crockett Birthplace State Park is right outside of Chuckey. When we got to the park, the swimming pool was packed with kids from the Greeneville Boys and Girls Club. It was great to hear how much fun they were having in the pool.

We parked right outside the Visitor Center.

We parked right outside the Visitor Center.

Inside the Visitor Center is the free museum.

Inside the Visitor Center is the free museum.

First we toured the grounds near the museum.

First we toured the grounds near the museum.

This is a replica of Davy Crockett's family cabin.

This is a replica of Davy Crockett’s family cabin.

The cabin interior.

The cabin interior.

Stone marker of Davy Crockett's birthplace.

Stone marker of Davy Crockett’s birthplace.

Grounds behind the cabin.

Grounds behind the cabin.

Monument for Davy Crockett.

Monument for Davy Crockett. Stones from all 50 states are set inside the walls.

Close up of the marker.

Close up of the marker.

The original monument was placed in 1890.

The original monument was placed in 1890.

The monument replica was place 75 years later.

The monument was replaced 75 years later.

After viewing the grounds, we returned to the museum inside the Visitor Center.

After viewing the grounds, we returned to the museum inside the Visitor Center.

Period artifacts.

Period artifacts.

Different likenesses of Davy Crockett.

Different likenesses of Davy Crockett.

After visiting the museum, we got ready to ride once again.

After visiting the museum, we got ready to ride once again.

We really enjoyed our stay at this nicely maintained park and learned a lot about Davy Crockett.

After leaving the museum, we rode north to Limestone, Tennessee.

In the town of Limestone, TN.

In the town of Limestone, TN.

Look at that wonderful old railroad station!

Look at that wonderful old railroad station!

Beautiful old houses in Limestone.

Beautiful old houses in Limestone.

A closer look at one of the old buildings reveals...

A closer look at one of the old buildings reveals…

... a couple of old MG's! Cool.

… a couple of old MG’s! Cool.

This nice vintage firetruck is parked across from the building with the MG's.

This nice vintage firetruck is parked across from the building with the MG’s.

We nosed around a little before getting back on the road.

We nosed around a little before getting back on the road.

From Limestone, we got on 11E and rode into Greeneville. It was right around 2:30pm and we were ready for lunch.

We stopped for lunch at this new Diary Queen.

We stopped for lunch at this new Diary Queen.

Sandwiches and ice cream. YUM! The folks were really nice here too.

Sandwiches and ice cream. YUM! The folks were really nice here too.

After lunch we rode through historic downtown Greeneville (another great Day Ride destination in itself) then rode 321 south.

A few miles outside of Greeneville, we took 349 west- a scenic country road that took us to 340 north just south of Morristown.

Beautiful scenery from 349.

Beautiful scenery from 349.

There's Jeff sucking in his tummy after our big dessert. Good job honey!

There’s Jeff sucking in his tummy after our big dessert. Good job honey!

From Morristown, we rode south on 11E stopping once to fuel up and drink a Icee. (Pamo’s favorite cold drink.) We then rode 11E through Jefferson City and on into Knoxville.

Our total ride was 206 miles. We arrived home at 5:30pm.

Our "life saver" dog Cindy is glad to have us home.

Our “life saver” dog Cindy is glad to have us home.

Jeff wraps up the day in this video:

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