Bye bye y’all

I’ve not been in the Deep South at all this trip, but I have been in the South until I crossed into Kentucky today.  And it really is South too.  If you head due East from Washington DC you hit Spain; and Charleston, the furthest South I will go on this trip, is on the same latitude as a whole bunch of trouble spots out East such as Libya, the Golan Heights and Afghanistan.  Good job I’ll end up almost due West in Los Angeles in 5 weeks time – although to get there I go North, West and then South – what a trip this is.

Today I saw a beaver – not as good as a bear, but that wasn’t the beaver’s fault.

I also visited Dollywood – Dolly Parton’s cultured little theme park in Pigeon Forge.  You have to almost go through it as you leave the Great Smokies to your South and so I just had to go.  You didn’t believe that did you? I risked a speeding ticket in order to get away.

But can you think why it is called Pigeon Forge rather than Crow Forge or Eagle Forge?

And while I am in questioning mode – why am I heading towards Cincinnati do you think?

And why have the letters PRND been in front of my eyes for much of my journey?

Answers tomorrow.

And here is an answer from yesterday – I think the swallowtails are Eastern Tiger Swallowtails (but there are other possible species so I’ll try to check) and the black and blue butterfly also needs checking but looks like either the Spicebush Swallowtail or maybe the Pipevine Swallowtail.  Whatever we call them – I call them beautiful.

Today’s soundtrack was Foo Fighters and revisiting the American Anthems CD that my kids gave me.

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2 Replies to “Bye bye y’all”

  1. Ah, that great Dolly Parton quote "it costs a lot of money to look as cheap as this"! As for a soundtrack, perhaps Bruce Springsteen's Seeger Sessions might hit the spot?


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