Sevierville, Tennessee 3/10/2014

MARCH 10, 2014 (Monday)

 

Grey skies but cleared up and was a lovely day.

We woke up and went to the meet and greet this morning. They had quite a few people from the different activities around. They all pitched their event and usually gave out a free coupon. We ended up getting three free tickets – one for “The Tomb” (Michael wants to go to it); one for “Lumberjack Feud”; and one for a parrot place that looked fun.

They were sunning themselves waiting for their turn.

They were sunning themselves waiting for their turn.

During the presentation this little guy was thrown at me and landed on my shoulder.

During the presentation this little guy was thrown at me and landed on my shoulder.

This guy was funny, from the comedy barn.

This guy was funny, from the comedy barn.

Once we left the meet and greet, around noon, we headed to the knife museum. It’s only about fifteen miles or so away but it takes about an hour because of the way the traffic is here. The knife place was quite fascinating (donation only) but you get knife overload. Never seen so many different types, colors, sizes, and shapes of knives in my life. I was wanting to see the salt and pepper museum too, but after the knives I felt my brain could not handle it.  We also stopped for gas ($3.20 a gallon).

Lots of buses are made to look like trolleys.

Lots of buses are made to look like trolleys.

Ancient knives.

Ancient knives.

Huge collection.

Huge collection.

Set out in a timeline.

Set out in a timeline.

Lots of pristine items throughout the museum.

Lots of pristine items throughout the museum.

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My favorite, Leathermans.

My favorite, Leathermans.

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Pretty

Pretty

Really works of art.

Really works of art.

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Lots of antiques.

Lots of antiques.

Bone knife.

Bone knife.

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The stages of forging a knife.

The stages of forging a knife.

This is backwards and upside down, I would never advise carrying this, lest you get shot by someone thinking you were going to shoot them.

This is backwards and upside down, I would never advise carrying this, lest you get shot by someone thinking you were going to shoot them.

This place is huge, leaving the museum and going back into the store, you discover more displays than in the museum.

This place is huge, leaving the museum and going back into the store, you discover more displays than in the museum.

In the store.

In the store.

I am posting 1/100th of the photos.

I am posting 1/100th of the photos.

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My old calling is represented here.

My old calling is represented here.

So many display boards like this in every prison in America.

So many display boards like this in every prison in America.

At San Quentin there is a battery powered 22 cal automatic, hand made in the plumbing shop.

At San Quentin there is a battery powered 22 cal automatic, hand made in the plumbing shop, used in an escape attempt to commandeer a garbage truck.

Not the west coast version of inmate lingo.

Not the West coast version of inmate lingo.

We went back “home” and got gas along the way and then picked up Lexi out front. Then we headed back to Sevierville to go to lunch at Ryan’s. We’ve been wanting their yeast rolls (yummy). We got there around 2:30 PM and had a nice leisurely lunch. Michael and I were really enjoying their chicken and dumplings.

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I was down to 2 squares, which means only 80 to a hundred miles left.

I was down to 2 squares, which means only 80 to a hundred miles left.

Really great hot yeast rolls.

Really great hot yeast rolls.

Got back home barely in time to go to the wine and cheese happening at the activity center. What a wonderful woman who runs the activities. So sweet. Great selection of cheese, fruit, and wine. There were about fifteen or so of us who went (Michael stayed home – gout, so he says) and we all had fun. We hated to leave at 6:00 PM, but Rhonda had to go pick up someone. Really would have liked more time visiting but it was great fun.

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We are now back home. That was our day. Hope yours was great!

 

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