Norris Dam

While researching outdoor activities for our little family to do while in Knoxville, one of the areas of interest that popped up was the Norris Dam. On our final day, after packing up camp and saying goodbye to the nice folks at the campground, we drove just outside of Knoxville, heading north to see this impressive … More Norris Dam

Knoxville // World’s Fair Park + National Cemetery + Old Gray Cemetery

Knoxville greeted us with warm temperatures and plenty of sunshine. Excited to explore a new place, we quickly set up camp and headed into the city. (We set up camp at the Volunteer Family Campground. Nice place!) Our first stop was the World’s Fair Park in downtown Knoxville. The park is a beautiful long stretch … More Knoxville // World’s Fair Park + National Cemetery + Old Gray Cemetery

Hiking Backbone Rock

The one question we are asked the most upon meeting new people, after they learn that we have just moved to Damascus and we are avid hikers, is, “Have you guys been to Backbone Rock yet?” We knew nothing about this place, but if this many people are asking us about it with such enthusiasm, it must … More Hiking Backbone Rock

Hiking Hump Mountain

On Saturday, the Mr. and I joined some fellow hiking friends to tackle our first ever Appalachian Trail venture. We began our day at Highway 19E, or just plain 19E as the locals know it, en route for Hump Mountain. The beginning ascent was a very long, uneventful, trek through the forest. There are a … More Hiking Hump Mountain