Remember when we were in elementary school? First thing we did every September when we returned to school was write a little essay titled, “How I spent my summer vacation.” This is not going to be all that – however, I did want to share something with you that I did yesterday – one day of my 3-day Memorial Day weekend. (The picture below was our engine backing up to hook up to the train.)

Kville train 017I went to Knoxville, where I took a ride on the Three Rivers Rambler. It’s a 90-minute train ride along the banks of the Tennessee River, part of the French Broad River and part of the Holston River. We had a conductor/guide who told us about the buildings and boats we were passing as we traveled along the rail.

If you are in the Knoxville, Tenn., area or are planning a trip and would like more information on this train ride, you can find it on their web site at http://www.threeriversrambler.com/.

They had one open-air car, one air conditioned car, one car that you opened the windows on, and one car with snacks and souvenirs. And of course there was a little red caboose. We had a diesel engine on our train today, although sometimes it is pulled by a steam locomotive.

Here are a few pictures from the train ride, and Knoxville. You’ve got Neyland Stadium, where the Tennessee Vols play; the Unisphere, left from the 1982 World’s Fair; and the gardens at UT.

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So that’s what I did yesterday. And it was fun. Back to country music news tomorrow!

I hope you are all enjoying your holiday weekend.

CountryNote

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Remember when we were in elementary school? First thing we did every September when we returned to school was write a little essay titled, “How I spent my summer vacation.” This is not going to be all that – however, I did want to share something with you that...