We need/want to make a 3 week trip back to Los Angeles in order to take care of some health and dental checkups and to visit with family and friends. This requires that we stash the motorhome somewhere while we make the trip. The plan we developed was to park it at a storage lot near my sister’s house in Tullahoma, TN, spend a few days with her, my nieces and great nephews before flying out of Nashville.
While in Tullahoma, we enjoyed a fun and action packed few days. We were able to attend my great nephew Andrew’s double header soccer game in Murfreesboro as well as visit a couple of notable sites in this fast growing town about a half hour south of Nashville.
On another day we visited The University of the South in Sewanee, Tennessee. The beautiful campus is13,000 acres of scenic mountain property atop the Cumberland Plateau. Most of the buildings are built in a Gothic style, faced with locally sourced stone. The university is owned by the 28 southern dioceses of the Episcopal Church.
From Sewanee we went a little further south to South Pittsburg, TN, where they were holding the 20th annual National Cornbread Festival. South Pittsburg is home to Lodge Manufacturing that is a maker of world class cast iron cookware. They felt that the cornbread festival was an ideal way to introduce people to the town and feature one of its leading corporate citizens. It is a large festival with carnival rides, crafts and a full complement of festival foods, featuring, of course a variety of cornbread creations.
Finally, we checked out the very lovely Rutledge Falls in Tullahoma. It is located on private property but the landowner very generously allows the public to visit the water falls.
Next stop: Los Angeles, CA