Monday, March 19, 2012

Dancin' in the Rain

Knox Heritage Executive Director, Kim Trent, and I spent this afternoon near Harrogate, TN taking photos and touring an upcoming Knox Heritage Summer Supper location. We are working on the booklet for Summer Suppers 2012.

To be among the first to learn about this Summer Supper and all the rest of the 2012 Summer Suppers, go to and become a major donor. It costs $1000 per year for a household and comes with all kinds of benefits, including dibs on purchasing tickets to the popular Summer Suppers series which will start in June.

As long as we were in the neighborhood, Kim and I stopped for a few minutes in Cumberland Gap, a tiny town near the TN/VA border. Neither of us had ever been there, and we've vowed to go back. We think we spotted a George Barber house among the homes near the main street. I'm pretty sure Kim will be sharing that photo on FB.

There are a couple of restaurants, some antique stores, a bed and breakfast, and other interesting sites. Kim was drawn to the bicycle museum. I, seeing a post office with window boxes, remembered we were out of stamps and figured the lines might be shorter at this post office than at any in Knoxville. It was a good call!

One friendly clerk, no waiting--and aren't these pretty?

Here's a look down main street in Cumberland Gap on a Monday afternoon. Charming, but a little slow. I'm betting they draw bigger crowds on the weekends.

I liked this sign I saw in a store window: "Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass; it's about learning to dance in the rain." I can identify with that.

A chance to be a tourist for just a few minutes in the middle of a workday. That's what we're having.

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