A Sunday Drive

Long leisurely drives are frequently our source of entertainment now that other activities are limited. On Sunday, we headed southwest to the town of Greeneville, TN. We stopped on the deserted streets to snap a few photos for you in front of the General Morgan Inn.

My comfortable casual look includes often worn basics. The weather was warm and mostly sunny, with temperatures nearing eighty degrees for most of the day. I wore a cotton knit tank top with white jeans and a very lightweight cotton jacket. Similar current items are included in the following links. TankJacketJeansLoafersBagSunglassesBracelet (Use the code SAS10 For $10 off any one item at Beauty in Stone Jewelry.)

This lovely small church is across the street from the Inn.

The Andrew Johnson National Historic Site is located in Greeneville, Tennessee. Read more about Greeneville and other nearby towns here.

Leaving Greeneville and continuing to drive through the countryside traveling northwest, you will reach Bulls Gap.

Along the state highway that links Morristown, Tennessee, and Jonesborough is a village called Bulls Gap, home to the Archie Campbell Museum. It is the famed Hee Haw performer’s birthplace and contains personal items and artifacts from his career. (Hee Haw was a country-flavored network television variety show which ran from 1969 until 1992.)

Archie Campbell was a recording artist with several hits on the RCA label in the 1960s, but he also enjoyed creating other art forms. Mr. Mickey owns one of his numbered prints, purchased when he met Mr. Campbell a few years before his death.

The Bulls Gap Railroad Museum is across the road.

After passing through Bulls Gap, we headed northeast to Church Hill, TN, where Laurel Run Park is located.

The Holston River flows by the park during its one hundred-thirty-six-mile course from Kingsport to Knoxville, Tennessee.

Near the end of our travels, we passed by the Old Kingsport Presbyterian Church, beautifully situated on the top of a hill. It was organized in 1820.

I hope you enjoyed taking a Sunday drive with us. Come back on Thursday for answers to often asked questions about the organization and storage of my wardrobe, shoes, and bags.

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52 Comments
  1. Beautiful photos as always, Susan. Aren’t Autumn ( Fall) colours glorious?
    I love the pretty white churches you have in America, totally unlike any church in the UK.

  2. My husband drove through Tennessee yesterday and said the fall colors were beautiful. I can see by your photos what he means. Thank you for sharing your Sunday drives. It feels like I am getting out and I learn something about your area. I hope you are feeling 100% again.

  3. Lovely as always, thank you for sharing. My Dad lived in East Tennessee so it is wonderful to see through your pictures places that I haven’t been to visit.

  4. Thanks for sharing this drive. I remember watching HeeHaw when I was a kid. That was a fun show, showcasing all the great country musicians. I loved Archie Campbell, but I had no idea he was an artist. That is a lovely print.

  5. So picturesque. Love the photos. Had no idea that Archie Campbell was such a talented artist. Thanks for sharing.

  6. Beautiful images! Enjoy those warm temps for many of us.
    We are thawing after receiving 9″ of snow on Saturday. Still have 5″ on the ground. Our windchills were below zero.
    We live up in the mountains of eastern Washington state, not far from the Canadian border.
    Safe & happy travels!

  7. Thank you for sharing these beautiful pictures. I really enjoy your posts and, as always, look forward to seeing yours and Mr. Mickey’s next adventure.

  8. In his Hee Haw and post Hee Haw years, Archie Campbell lived two doors away from me in Brentwood, TN, just south of Nashville. His house was on the “See The Homes of the Stars” tour buses. One eary morning while walking out to get my newspaper at the end of the drive, in a tattered robe and hair rollers, I looked up to see a busload of people pointing and waving.

  9. Susan, you live in a beautiful part of the United States. This brings back wonderful memories of trips we took to the Blue Ridge mountains with stays in Blowing Rock. We hope to travel there in the Spring. Stay well!

  10. It’s so fun to see such a beautiful part of the country. I’m in Colorado and we’ve had smoke filled skies since about August and fire devastation everywhere. So wonderful to see a blue sky, spectacular colors, and a stylish guide. Thank you Susan. Truly a breath of fresh air!

  11. I love looking at all the beautiful scenery in your area, especially the little streams and rivers. Thank you for sharing this beauty with us.

  12. Tennessee looks beautiful in the fall! It’s so nice of you to share your special days with us. I find your posts relaxing as I drive along with you. Appreciate your always positive attitude too.

  13. May I ask the name of your energy vitamins? You always look beautiful. You are fantastic. Mr. Mickey. too Thank you for being so gracious in sharing. Your blog makes my day. A sincere thank YOU, Maureen McGettrick Garrett

  14. The colors are breath taking. I enjoyed all of the lovely pictures. Y’all had a beautiful clear day for traveling. Thank you for sharing with us.

  15. Your pictures are so beautiful, the scenery is comforting. We went to Rogersville and Bean Station in the late 60’s to visit my husband’s aunt and uncle. We drove through several of those small towns just sight seeing the area. You brought back good memories today.

  16. Lovely pictures! Btw, thanks for the discount code for the no show footies from Sheec. I just ordered a pack of 4!

    1. Those old fashioned American rules are no longer followed. I never wear light-colored pants on a day when it might rain, but white jeans are great year-round on sunny days. It is the fabric’s weight, not the color, that would deem it appropriate for the weather.

  17. What a lovely jaunt. I remember Hee Haw well! It was much more sophisticated than most people realized, as was Archie Campbell, obviously. I did not know of his skill as an artist, which is impressive. Thanks for another always-enjoyable and informative post.

  18. I love the pictures of your weekend trip. Beautiful! I love the outfit too but especially the tan loafers with the white on white. It elongates your leg because they are a natural tone. Typically I wear white tennis shoes but I’m going to be on the lookout for some similar to these to wear on my 4’11” frame. Thanks Susan!

  19. What lovely pictures Susan. How wonderful that you had perfect weather for your stops. Our fall here has taken a dip in the temperature and we are wearing winter coats and hats (Chicago area). Say hi to Mr. Mickey.

  20. Beautiful pictures! So look forward to your blog. You brighten my day with your pictures. May I ask what color the tan loafers are? Thank you. Looking forward to your Thursday blog.

  21. Hi Susan,

    Thank you for sharing your Sunday drive. The change of leaves are really beautiful.

    Smiles,
    Katherine in Arizona

  22. What a lovely day. Except for being so distanced from seeing those we love, we are all certainly learning to really see and enjoy the beauty around us.

  23. Thank you so much for sharing your Sunday Drive. The pictures were beautiful and it’s always interesting to learn about places I haven’t traveled to (makes me want to take a trip to Tennessee).

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