You guys are good at this guessing game. Sara was right in saying Tenessee, Carol was right in saying Nashville…and Dog Dad was right in saying the statue was Athena. How does that all fit together? I flew into Nashville and during the little time I was there went to see the Parthenon. I bet you did not even know there was a Parthenon in Tenessee did you?! Either did I, but saw the sign and went exploring. The structure was originally built during something like a worlds fare in 1897. It’s a full size replica of the one in Greece. Inside is an art gallery and a lot of photos from the original period, plus information about the restoration. Upstairs is this:
I didn’t stay long in Nashville, we were headed south and west to the town my husband’s father grew up. Sure is pretty country, we drove many miles down the Natchez Trace Parkway.
Along the way we stopped at the Belle Meade mansion and learned about life in the 1800′s on one of Tennessee’s largest plantations.
But my favorite thing about Tenesee has turned out to be this:
And of course these:
We hike back to a lot of waterfalls, and down to the bottom of several yesterday. Today I can hardly move. It feels like I ran a marathon without training for one. Which in some ways I did. But it was worth it! We had a beautiful day for hiking in the woods, crawling over piles of rocks and scampering up the sides of mountains.
Today we are no longer in Tenesee. It’s hot and humid here. Lots of water around. Wonder where…?