The weekly photo challenge is Place in the World. Where do you belong? I belong everywhere. When I feel like I’m in a creative rut or need some inspiration, I don’t go to a safe place. I try to go somewhere that I’ve never been. I try to learn something new. Whether it’s a large city or a small town, it’s where I belong in that moment. The travel and newness wake me up!
A subtle tone shift in the background really makes her stand out.
Prague Street Market
In 2017, I started a new travel blog called Tuesday Trekkin’. I take Tuesday off of work so my husband and I can spend some time together and travel around East Tennessee. So far, we’ve gone to Clinton, Norris, the Foothills Parkway, Burlington in East Knoxville, and Lenoir City.
Clinton was the first official Trek. Clinton is an adorable little town with tons of antique shops. I also recommend a trip to the Green Mcadoo Cultural Center.
Green McAdoo Cultural Center Sculpture
Downtown Clinton Tennessee
Hoskins restaurant sign
Historic Clinton TN
The next Trek was to the Foothills Parkway in the Great Smoky Mountains in East Tennessee. A beautiful drive up the mountain with gorgeous views.
An old road side store in rural Tennessee. It’s old, rotting, falling apart, but the flag still stands.
The back porch is overgrown with weeds, as the cover threatens to fall in.
The side doors stand open, hanging from the hinges, threatening to fall off at any time.
Norris, TN was our third trek. We timed this just right. The leaves were amazing that day!
He stood very still, showing very little fear of us.
It was closed for the season. But we were able to look around.
Orange and Yellow leaves create a fiery bed around the historic Rice Grist Mill in Norris Dam State Park.
Stone steps at the Rice Grist Mill in Norris Dam State Park. The autumn leaves have fallen and the recent rain gave them the feel of an orange water fall.
A heron sits still and quiet by the stream in Norris Dam State Park in the fall.
Norris Post Office sits among the fallen autumn leaves.
The colorful autumn leaves are reflected in Norris Lake on the quiet, still water.
I snuck in a weekend trek to Nicholasville, KY on Thanksgiving weekend.
The Jessamine County Courthouse in Nicholasville, KY looks different from most other American courthouses.
A small church just off of the main street in Nicholasville.
An old cafe sign I found in an alley in Nicholasville, KY.
The Jessamine County Courthouse in Nicholasville, KY is an unusual Gothic architecture.
One trek kept us close to home with a drive around Burlington in East Knoxville.
The Lunch House in Burlington is a popular spot for breakfast and lunch.
Greenlee’s Drug Store has long been closed for business.
Ace Building Golden Gloves Arena in Chilhowee Park
The Homer Hamilton is an amphitheater in Chilhowee Park. It is used for concerts during the Tennessee Valley Fair.
Our final trek of the year was to Lenoir City. The best thing about Lenoir City was the Le Noir Restaurant. Downtown was quiet with a few antique shops.
One of the best meals we’ve had on a Tuesday Trek so far.
A warm interior with a little retro feel. The food was great and service perfect!
This sign is modern with a retro feel. It felt a little out of place since it’s so new compared to everything else downtown
A lit barbershop pole in downtown Lenoir City, TN.
The long shadows at sunset and the Christmas bow give this that small town feel.
The flag blowing in the wind with the Used Books sign grabbed my attention immediately.
The side entrance to the firehouse feels very retro and looks inviting in this early sunset photo
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