DAY RIDE TO SWEETWATER

Jeff is ready to ride.

Jeff is ready to ride.

On Thursday, February 18th, after a couple of weeks of rain, snow and ice- we finally got the chance to take a Day Ride.

We woke to cool temps with beautiful blue skies and no chance of rain.

Jeff kicks off our day in this short video:

We left our home around 10:30am with temps right at 30 degrees. We rode north on Clinton Highway.

We stopped at the new Weigel's on Clinton Highway to fuel up.

We stopped at the new Weigel’s on Clinton Highway to fuel up.

We then proceeded on Edgemoor Road and took Melton Hill headed toward Oak Ridge.

Pamo on Melton Hill Road.

Pamo on Melton Hill Road.

Once in Oak Ridge, we got on 61 and rode to Oliver Springs.

Traveling through Oliver Springs.

Traveling through Oliver Springs.

We rode through Oliver Springs, continued on 61 which took us to Harriman.

Traveling through Harriman.

Traveling through Harriman.

After riding through downtown Harriman, we took 70 back to Kingston and stopped at the waterfront park to visit the ducks.

Hello ducks!

Hello ducks!

And more ducks.

And more ducks.

After leaving the park, we took 58 south, then took 72 to Paint Rock.

A nice roadside scene.

A nice roadside scene.

Pamo waits while Jeff snaps the photos.

Pamo waits while Jeff snaps the photos.

In Paint Rock, we took 322 which took us into Sweetwater.

We arrived in downtown Sweetwater.

We arrived in downtown Sweetwater.

We parked right across from our destination.

We parked right across from our destination….

Hunter's Cafe.

Hunter’s Cafe.

The entrance to Hunter's Cafe.

The entrance to Hunter’s Cafe.

Looking toward the front lobby of Hunter's Cafe from the dining area.

Looking toward the front lobby of Hunter’s Cafe from the dining area.

You can see the dining room behind Pamo.

You can see the dining room behind Pamo.

The food and service at Hunter's Cafe is EXCELLENT! We highly recommend eating here.

The food and service at Hunter’s Cafe is EXCELLENT! We highly recommend eating here.

View of downtown Sweetwater.

View of downtown Sweetwater.

After our great lunch, we are once again ready to ride.

After our great lunch, we are once again ready to ride.

We left Sweetwater and rode north on 11 to Loudon and through Lenoir City.

In Lenoir City, we took Martel Road to Northshore Drive where we stopped at the Concord Dog Park and Marina.

View of the marina.

View of the marina.

Boats are in storage waiting for spring.

Boats are in storage waiting for spring.

View of the dog park. Lots of dogs and their people out enjoying the day.

View of the dog park. The dogs sure like it here!

We then took Lakeshore into Knoxville and finally back home.

We got home at 3:30pm and our total ride was 133 miles.

What a great greeting by the Fur Committee!

What a great greeting by the Fur Committee!

Jeff wraps up the day in this short video:

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About Pam Huggins

I love to hang out with my family, ride motorcycles, and draw comics.
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