Friday, September 30, 2016

A NEW GEM OF A CAMPGROUND

Tuesday, September 28 – We were on the road bright and early this morning traveling through Nashville during rush hour. Luckily, most of our route was away from the city so we weren't affected too much.

We pulled into Yellow Hammer RV Sales and Campground soon after lunch time. This is an unusual RV set-up. It is the typical RV Sales and Service business with a brand new campground out back. The campground recently opened for business on September 1, 2016. We are pretty impressed!

There are 50 very level FHU gravel sites situated near a pretty lake. The sites are nicely spaced with a third of them being pull-throughs. There is a grass strip between each sight with a tree, picnic table, and concrete patio. There is FREE cable TV for those without a satellite, FREE Wi-Fi, a beautiful laundry, gorgeous bath houses, a playground, dog run, a nice fishing pier, and a hiking trail. We even enjoyed walking through the RV sales lot checking out the trailers.

This is a Passport America Campground which honors the 50% discount on their normal $44/night price. Thank goodness! It is very convenient to I-65 and the town of Clanton, AL. The campground is located between Birmingham and Montgomery, AL.

We highly recommend this RV Park to our fellow travelers, especially with the PPA discount. The people that work here are all so very nice also. Each night two workers go to each site and ask if there is anything they can help you with or if you have any problems with the site. We think of all the campgrounds we have stayed in, this is the first to offer this service. Really a nice touch.

Site 28.
YellowHammer RV Park

YellowHammer RV Park

Looking right.
YellowHammer RV Park

Looking left.
YellowHammer RV Park

Beautiful stocked fishing lake.
YellowHammer RV Park

Lounge for those waiting for their RV in the service bay.YellowHammer RV Park

YellowHammer RV Park

YellowHammer RV Park

YellowHammer RV Park

Thanks for stopping by. Hope to see y’all back real soon. Have a great day!

 

Thursday, September 29, 2016

TENNESSEE’S CAPITOL

Tuesday, September 27, CONTINUED - With our tummies full from eating the delicious BBQ, we headed downtown to work off the calories. We had difficulty finding parking and eventually found a spot at a meter on one of the side streets several blocks away. We only had an hour (maximum permitted), so we had to hurry. We wanted to see the State Capitol building. It is a very nice building but not as large as many of the other State Capitols we've visited. They spent their money wisely. 

Tennessee State Capitol

If you want to see the Capitol, you have to climb the steps.  Good workout for Paul’s new knee


Tennessee State Capitol

The grounds are beautiful.

Andrew Johnson the 17th President of the US.Tennessee State Capitol

Andrew Jackson, 7th President of the US
Tennessee State Capitol

Tennessee State Capitol

House of Representatives.
Tennessee State Capitol

Senate
Tennessee State Capitol

Marsha did get an opportunity to bang the gavel in the Senate Hall.
Tennessee State Capitol

Marsha loves to look at ceilings. The Capitol didn’t disappoint her.

Tennessee State Capitol

Tennessee State Capitol

On the way back to the truck, we stopped at the War Memorial for a quick look-see. It is across the street from the Capitol.

War Memorial: To The Great War 1914-1918War Memorial

War Memorial

We enjoyed our short visit to Nashville and think it is a pretty nice city. We feel comfortable here. We'll stop back again on one of our many trips when heading south for the winter.

Thanks for stopping by. Hope to see y’all back real soon. Have a great day!

 

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

SOME SIGHTSEEING IN NASHVILLE, TN

Tuesday, September 27 – We traveled about 180 miles down I-64 this morning to Nashville, TN. We are staying at the Madison, TN, Elks Lodge which is a few miles outside of Nashville. There are four VERY TIGHT sights. I question if four RV's could actually fit in the allotted space. Luckily there are only 3 RV's here. The two end spots were taken when we arrived so we had to take one of the middle sites. I doubt anyone would fit next to us unless it was a tiny travel trailer or possibly a Class B motorhome. The sights are not level. They are gravel with two 30 amp ($20/night) and two 50 amp ($25/night) electric. All have water on shared pedestals. There is a dump on site.

Madison TN Elks

Looking right.
Madison TN Elks

Looking left.
Madison TN Elks

After getting settled in our site, we headed into Nashville for some sightseeing. We've been here before and enjoyed the country bars and music. Today we have several other things we want to see.

Our first stop was the Parthenon. The Parthenon is the centerpiece of Centennial Park in Nashville.   The building and the Athena statue are both full-scale replicas of the Athenian originals. The Parthenon was built for Tennessee's 1897 Centennial Exposition and also serves as Nashville’s art museum.

Parthenon

Marsha went into the Parthenon. It is only $4.00 for seniors. She said it was wonderful. They have many, many photos of what the area looked like during the Exposition. Marsha said it looked lovely. She highly recommends it.

The re-creation of the 42-foot statue Athena is the focus of the Parthenon. The Shield is 15’ in diameter.

 
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Parthenon

Parthenon

The ancient Greek goddess Nike was the personification of the ideal of victory.Parthenon

We then stopped at Jack Cawthon's BBQ for lunch. Thanks to Janice and Dave, who recommended this spot. We certainly were not disappointed. Marsha had the turkey BBQ sandwich, and Paul the pork shoulder BBBQ sandwich. We both enjoyed a side of green beans which were so delicious.

Jack Cawthon's

We will finish this quick sightseeing tour in our next post.

Thanks for stopping by. Hope to see y’all back real soon. Have a great day!