South to TN for a day of riding

Yummy breakfast and view

Yummy breakfast and view

While Chris gathered and chopped firewood, Kim made a great breakfast. Here is my view while eating, notice the lack of neighbors.

Leftover from Halloween?

Leftover from Halloween?

That is, unless you count this guy, who is just outside our door. We almost have this beautiful campground to ourselves.  When we arrived here we weren’t sure how long we would be staying  and were supposed to leave here today.  We stopped by the camp store to let the park people know we wanted to keep our site until Monday.  The lady at the store was very accommodating and assured us she would let the ranger know we would be staying and that we would be back in the evening to sign up and pay for the weekend.  We headed out on the bikes once again, sunny and 75. 

Natural bridge in Pickett SP in TN

Natural bridge in Pickett SP in TN

The ride to Pickett State Park was great.  The scenery was beautiful, temperature temperate, and the roads twisty.  Upon arrival we sought out the highlights of the park to explore.  First stop was one of several natural bridges.

  
View from inside Hazard cave in Pickett SP

View from inside Hazard cave in Pickett SP

 
The second stop, which was pretty impressive, was Hazard Cave.  It’s hard to tell how large the cave is from the picture, but it was huge.
Kim and Chris, deep inside Hazard Cave.

Kim and Chris, deep inside Hazard Cave.

 
Here is one of many timer shots, a favorite hobby of ours.  We left Pickett and rode through Big South Fork, Bandy Lake, and Daniel Boone National Forest.  We made one stop at the East Rim for a quick look and snack.  Had a nice conversation with another couple who were lunching as well.  The ride home was good but timing could have been better ,as once again we had to ride in the cold and dark at the end. 
 
Upon arrival at the campgroud, the ranger met us with a sigh of relief when he heard we were the couple from site 25.  Apparently he did not get the message from the store about our extended stay and they had been checking our site for signs of us all day (they didn’t know we had motorcycles and our truck was there all day).  He had just called the police for a “welfare check” thinking somthing was terribly wrong.  Good thing we got back and avoided having our door broken into…
 

2 Responses to “South to TN for a day of riding”

  1. Debbie says:

    Ok, now I’m worried… You’ve only been gone a few days and you’re seeing faces in the trees. I hope you’ve haven’t forgotten your medication!

  2. admin says:

    Hey Deb:) Glad you are checking out the site-Kim

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