An easy twelve hour drive, really. Once out of the NJ-PA leg, I-81 South was clear sailing. We hit a couple of rain squalls, but short lived. Lots of FedEx trucks, lots of State Troopers, all the truck weigh stations open, gasoline hovered around $2.00.
Every state we stopped in, I ran in a 7-11 or gasoline convenience mart for one PowerBall and one MegaMillions. The last stop before entering Tennessee was in Greater Downtown Chilhowie, Virginia. Very deep accent, almost West Virginia like to my ear. I am 100% sure the two tickets I bought at the Mobil station there will win me not only the PB, but I’ll be the first person in history to win the MM too.😀
We passed a sign to Mother Hungry State Park! And also saw a sign for Andrew Jackson’s home. Lots of exits like Hollow Road and End of the Gap. Beautiful roads. Beautiful countryside.
Tomorrow is a full day of playing tourist and I hope to have some info on what photos I posted tonight. Not sure what we photographed. I imagine much is the campus of UT but it was locked up completely. No summer school?