Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Thanksgiving Travels to Tennessee

We have arrived in Tennessee to spend time with my husband's family this Thanksgiving. We are having a great time going out and exploring the surrounding area near Fayetteville, Tennessee. Fayetteville itself is a great little town. There are no metered parking spaces and when you step into the shops you are usually greeted by a very friendly shop owner with a charming southern drawl.

Although the girls forgot to bring along their math and language arts books like I requested, learning continues. (It never really stops as far as I'm concerned.)

The same old stories that are told to the children about their parents are a vital part of history that will stick with them for years to come.

Part of the family bonding includes an eccentric aunt recording a video of all the cousins to be sent to The Kalembo Mission in Africa. (Talk about a geography lesson!)

Yesterday we visited the Jack Daniels distillery in Lynchburg, Tennessee. The tour included a lot of information that helps us to cover American history - America in the 1800's to prohibition and beyond.

The distillery itself provides an excellent example of work ethic and not taking shortcuts to manufacture your product.

Some pictures:

A quote from Mr. Jack Daniels.

Picture taken outside the cave that contains the natural spring that Jack Daniels used to make his product. The picture doesn't do justice to the beauty that surrounded us.

Visiting the souvenier shops in Lynchburg.

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