Trippin’ through the South

I just returned from a 10-day road trip to the Southern part of the US. As a lifelong Oregonian, I had always wanted to check out some southern states. I flew into Atlanta to start my journey. I kicked around Atlanta for about 3 days. I wanted to see some Olympic sites and the CNN headquarters complex. I was able to do both – but no sign of Anderson Cooper. From Atlanta, I drove to Lynchburg Tennessee. Lynchburg is home to the Jack Daniel Distillery. And yes, it’s Daniel, not Daniels. They are quick to correct you. What a great tour! I even got to sample some single-barrel whiskey straight out of the barrel.

From Lynchburg, I headed to Nashville. I really was stoked on being able to not only hear some great, live music, but to also have the opportunity to photograph some really cool old-school neon. Downtown Nashville is famous for classic neon hanging from most of the bars and saloons. I also took a walk across the John Seigenthaler footbridge which allows for a dynamic view of the city without the worry of auto traffic.  From Nashville I headed to Knoxville. I wanted to see a smaller side of Tennessee and this was a good starting point for my trip through the great Smoky Mountains in route back to Atlanta. I made one final stop in Helen Georgia which is a small Bavarian town located on the eastern side of the Great Smokies. The Chattahoochee river runs right through Helen. You know, way down yonder.

As I headed back to Atlanta I reminisced about the great barbecue, the southern hospitality, and just pure respect of a new territory that I have not yet explored. I look forward to another journey somewhere far away soon. Now back in Portland, I am back into the swing of things, doing what I love. Photographing awesome homes for awesome real estate agents.

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