Come Along For A Drive

On a recent sunny day, we took another of our relaxing drives through the country. Our destination was David Crockett Birthplace State Park. We are fortunate to have so many historical spots, small towns, and villages, as well as rolling hills to explore. We seek out uncrowded places and plan not to be away for more than a few hours.

My look for the day included a dark navy cashmere sweater here, jeans here, boots here, and bag here. The jacket, scarf, and sunglasses are old—similar items are herehere and here.

I plan for each layer to look acceptable if the temperatures climb, and I have to remove some of them.

This sweet girl came right up to me for strokes on her soft nose and a handful of green grass. Her pasture mates were otherwise busy with naps in the shade.

The park, complete with actors and livestock, is a recreation of how life in the settlement might have looked when David Crockett was born there in 1786.

On the drive home, we enjoyed the views of vast farmland, rivers, an abandoned mansion, and mountain ranges for as far as the eye can see.


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Happy Thanksgiving!

42 Comments
  1. My daughter-in-law’s parents just moved to Johnson City. All of the great state of East Tennessee is just beautiful and filled with friendly, wonderful people.

  2. Happy Thanksgiving to you and Mr. Mickey. I thoroughly enjoy your posts. Thank you for keeping connected to all your readers. We appreciate you!!

  3. Coffee time! Hope you have a wonderful day Susan!
    I’m thankful for so many things. The beautiful country we live in. Enjoyed Davy Crockett this morning, I grew up in the 50’s singing his song. Good memories.
    Thankful for a Savior who meets all our needs.

  4. I love history & really enjoy seeing how our ancestors lived. I’ve never been to your part of the country, so it’s wonderful to see these beautiful photos.
    I hope you have a Happy Thanksgiving!

  5. Oh my, another picture for my album. I really like this look on you and so well coordinated as well. My kind of outfit from top to bottom. I am not always a fan of your choices of shoes and purses with some outfits although you carry off the look well, just not for me. This one, like most of your choices, are wonderful. Others give me food for thought to try. The pictures you share are fantastic and makes a person want to go see these sights, (which we have when on vacation in the area) so thank you for giving us something to see now and when we travel near these places you point out in your blog.

    Clara from Iowa

  6. What a wonderful post and beautiful scenes! Thanks for sharing your lovely “neck of the woods” with us in photos!!

  7. Happy Thanksgiving and thank you for the beautiful pictures. I am so grateful you blog. I have learned so much from you.

  8. Bless you for blogging faithfully throughout the trials of this year and you had your share all of which you handled with grace. I appreciate that your blog does not feature frequent pop up ads! Your advice has been a great influence on my clothing and lifestyle choices. I’ll say “thank you “ but that does seems inadequate-

  9. Happy Thanksgiving Susan. Thank you for the photos of Davy Crockett’s birthplace. He’s an important figure in Texas history. #sixthgenerationtexan

  10. Thank you for a lovely drive. I hope you had a happy Thanksgiving. I appreciate you and all the time you put into your blog.

  11. I always think you look great in red & other bright colors. They look so becoming with your lovely silver locks. I realize the picture of you in the red top is an older one but I think you could still pull off the longer tousled hairdo. Very attractive. I also think your shorter hair is becoming too. Enjoyed the scenery you shared with us today.

  12. Hi Susan and Mr Mickey thank you as always for the journey that you take us readers world wide.
    It’s amazing how simple a life the early settlers lived, no doubt it was tough but in many ways they
    lived a life in touch with nature and all the wonderful scenery all around. I was quite touched by the
    Memorial to Davy Crockett.
    We don’t celebrate Thanksgiving in U.K. so I know how important it is to Americans so I hope you had
    a nice day.
    Stay safe, stay well,
    Pamela Wales UK

  13. Happy Thanksgiving Susan. You always look lovely but I especially like your look with the red jacket in this post. Red must be one of your colors! Also, Davy Crockett’s birthplace is in a beautiful area in your part of the country. My husband and I love to travel and miss that this year. Arm chair traveling with you is it for now. Thanks Again.

  14. Love the beauty of our countryside! As beautiful place as any on earth! God bless America land of the free home of the brave❤

  15. Greetings Susan: in kalamazoo county Michigan it was 44 degrees overcast and very wet. I enjoyed your pictures very much. I was born and raised in Whitley countY, Kentucky across from Jellico . I miss home. Thank you for the scenery shots of home.

  16. Beautiful pictures! Love that magenta jacket! Thanks for all you do to keep your readers informed, stylish, and healthy!

  17. I known that dark colors make one look slimmer but I swear you have lost weight.

    You look so beautiful and trim !

    Can you do another post on what you are eating
    And maybe how many calories you eat for each meal ?

    1. Thank you. I still weigh about 140 pounds. I’ve never counted calories, but I eat small portions twice a day. My choices include oatmeal, fruit, nuts, grains, and almond milk for breakfast. I have a variety of vegetables for a late lunch and drink lots of water all day.

  18. I love your blog and look forward to the updates. I know it takes your time, but that it is a labor of love shows through.

    I am a lifer newspaperman who grew up in western North Carolina near the east Tennessee border. You live in beautiful country, as the photos in your updates show. On top of that, you are a stunningly beautiful woman.

    Happy Thanksgiving to you, too your neighbors in Virginia.

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