DAY RIDE TO BUSH’S BEANS IN CHESTNUT HILL

Almost ready to ride.

Almost ready to ride.

On Wednesday, February 1st, we took a Day Ride. Our destination was Bush’s Beans in Chestnut Hill.

Jeff kicks off the day in this short video:

We left our home in North Knoxville around 11:00am. The skies were partly cloudy with peaks of sun and the temps cool- around 48 degrees.

We headed north on Broadway into Halls where we stopped to fill our tanks and get a morning snack. From there we took 131 north and then 331 into Corryton.

Downtown Corryton.

Downtown Corryton.

From Corryton, we took 61 which took us into Blaine.

From Blaine we took Indian Ridge Road, a beautiful country road with great twists and curves and gorgeous vistas.

We just came that way on Indian Ridge Road.

We just came that way on Indian Ridge Road.

Jeff is enjoying the view off Indian Ridge Road.

Jeff is enjoying the view off Indian Ridge Road.

View of water off Indian Ridge Road.

View of water off Indian Ridge Road.

Indian Ridge took us to Buffalo Springs and then over to 92 where we stopped at the Cherokee Dam.

View of the water at Cherokee Dam.

View of the water at Cherokee Dam.

It's beautiful here!

It’s beautiful here!

92 took us into Jefferson City. We rode through the Carson Newman Campus and then back on 92 over to Dandridge.

In downtown Dandridge.

In downtown Dandridge.

We rode through Dandridge, over the French Broad River and on into Chestnut Hill.

We got to Bush’s at 1:45pm and went straight to the Cafe for lunch.

Bush's Beans Cafe in Chestnut Hill

Bush’s Beans Family Cafe in Chestnut Hill

Inside the cafe- warm and welcoming.

Inside the cafe- warm and welcoming.

Pamo is ready to eat!

Pamo is ready to eat!

Jeff says Yum!

Jeff says Yum!

You can't go wrong with pinto beans and cornbread. Don't forget the onion and chow chow!

You can’t go wrong with pinto beans and cornbread. Don’t forget the onion and chow chow!

And you've got to have Bush's Pinto Bean Pie. Delicious!

And you’ve got to have Bush’s Pinto Bean Pie. Delicious!

After lunch, we headed over toward the museum. But first we stopped to see the sites on the visitor’s patio.

A beautifully restored truck.

A beautifully restored truck.

Jeff with Dean and Duke.

Jeff with Jay and Duke.

Pamo with Jay and Duke.

Pamo with Jay and Duke.

After playing around, we headed toward the museum.

View of Bush's Baked Bean factory across from the museum.

View of Bush’s Baked Bean factory across from the museum.

Then we entered the Visitor Center and checked out the general store.

View inside the gift shop at the Visitor's Center.

View inside the gift shop at the Visitor’s Center.

Then we toured the museum- a fun and informative place to visit.

Inside the museum.

Inside the museum.

Another view inside the museum.

Another view inside the museum.

After finishing the self guided tour, you can get your photo taken and receive a free print out! A great memento to remember your day at Bush’s Beans.

Thanks Bush's for the fun afternoon!

Thanks Bush’s for the fun afternoon!

At Bush's Beans- pigs really do fly.

At Bush’s Beans- pigs really do fly!

Bush’s Beans is a great destination for a Day Ride. We highly recommend it!

We stayed at Bush’s until almost 3pm and then got back on the bikes to head back to Knoxville. From Bush’s we took 411 south to Sevierville.

We turned onto Old Knoxville Highway (66) and stopped to look at the Sevierville golf course- nicely maintained!

View of golf grounds in Sevierville.

View of golf course in Sevierville.

From Old Knoxville Highway, we rode to Boyd’s Creek, then back to Old Knoxville Highway, and then back to Knoxville.

On Gay Street in downtown Knoxville.

On Gay Street in downtown Knoxville.

We got back home at 4:15pm and our total ride was 115 miles.

Always good to be home.

Always good to be home.

Jeff wraps up the day in this 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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