Michel Marcia
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Anchor Down RV Resort
Dandridge TN 9/9-23/2017
Part 1
This was our first day
after we finally setup — in
Kodak, Tennessee.
We're all sitting by the fire,
first night hey starting
things off right
Our first day on
motorcycles, soon as we
get Clutch off of it we're
going to take off
They have some nice back
roads knew they would
when we were making the
maps
Today we pretty well other
than stopping at the Harley
shop we're just riding
didn't stop to take a lot of
pictures
Like I said we are at
anchor down in
Tennessee man what a
nice RV Park
Oh yeah the radio is
cranked up and I'm
enjoying the ride
And I always welcome
fresh paved asphalt
Wow we made it but they were
closed
, getting late,Well we did
come back and right now is the
best time for us to get our
pictures it wasn't crowded
Of course here were just
cutting up and taking
some pictures
Well it was about time to
head back home and
we're only about 15 miles
from here
Wow this was one narrow
bridge
Once we got back it was
time to take the doggies
for a walk this was on top
of the hill looking down
they had RVs up here too
Well this is Tuesday in the
weather wasn't looking
good today so we took the
truck and we went and
checked out Bush Beans
today
Was very interesting
I couldn't believe just a
mile or two on the
outskirts of Pigeon Forge
how we had such nice
little Country Roads hilly
and winding
Rocky Top Harley-Davidson
Across the street he had a
place to eat at
This was a neat little ride we did the day after we got here we
took a advantage of it because we knew Monday it was gonna
rain and it did. Monday we checked out some of Pigeon Forge
to get some supplies, then today Tuesday didn't look good so
we took the truck and checked out Bush Beans and the
Forbidden Caverns..
September 10th-12th 2017
Part 2
Now it wasn't all Country
Roads we did have to take
a little bit of Interstate to
get on up there
Wow another nice country
road with fresh Asphalt in
yellow lines
I think every day when we
went riding we always
seen quite a few Barn
s
I got to say is specially on
this road it was one nice
Barn after another
And again my mind keeps
going back in the past
what it was like in those
days definitely wasn't
fresh asphalt I know that
It was really great looking
at all the scenery and
enjoying the radio at the
same time
And plenty of Curves Hills,
Hills and curves what a
nice ride
As I said before when I
take these pictures should
I be videoing or should I be
taking pictures
Busy at work
Veterans Overlook
Memorial
A nice Memorial again it
gets you thinking when
you drive down the road
what are veterans gave so
we can have such a nice
life
Like I said when I take the
picture sometimes I'm not
even looking man
Countryside sure looks
nice
Well we're almost finished
with the day's ride one last
barn and that is it right
here
On the way home I don't
think we took any
Interstate today just one
US Highway
And what enjoyable way to
end the day by the fire and
we did this quite a few
days
We did have some
overcast Skies
This is probably the
biggest little community
that we came across
while on this road
I even like checking these
pictures out when I'm
riding I'm just pointing the
camera not always seeing
what's there
September 13, 2017
Now this was another great ride today Karen made this one we ended
up doing part of Copperhead Road there were a lot old barns, nice
country man we enjoyed plenty of curves, hills, and some fresh
pavement. Also was kind of neat the little gas station store we
stopped at they had all kinds of different shirts copperhead road, Side
Winder, I got myself a Copperhead road one today we just spent most
of our time riding and we never stopped to eat until we got back .....
Part 3
Now we're not even a
quarter mile from Anchor
Down what nice roads!
Love seeing these old silos
Again a whole bunch of
barns today and look at
the rolling Valley or
Countryside
I don't think today's ride
was over a hundred
twenty miles to give you
an idea
I also like it when these
rides aren't that long
because it gives you more
time on foot to explore a
town
I'm not sure what town
we're going through right
now you'll just have to
figure it out with the map
Iron Horse station this is
where we're going to eat
today where in Hot
Springs North Carolina
This is where we parked
our bikes we had to walk
around the corner or the
restaurant part
Nice ride up to here there
is
Marcia
Group picture man Ed AKA
Junior Ranger sure looks
guilty here what's up
Junior Ranger?
I want to call this River the
Snake River
Because every time we
come to this place we see
snakes we did in
September 2016 when we
were here visiting
Well this must be a pretty
popular place for bikers
we seen plenty
We had some nice roads
on the way home enjoying
every moment
Once again time is
starting to fly by way too
fast
When I make the webpage
I usually copy all the
captions from our
Facebook page but
apparently the last two
pages I didn't put any
caption
Colboch Harley Davidson
Morristown Tennessee
I thought I get a picture of
this they put some time in
it
September 15, 2017
This is our ride to Hot Springs North Carolina I've got to tell you just
leaving the RV park, the roads were gorgeous nice little country
roads, Soon we were stopping at the Harley Davidson shop, I got my
cup of coffee and a bag of popcorn, also a shirt, and of course a poker
chip. Next stop was Hot Springs we ate at Iron Horse Station and then
walked around Hot Springs. What a neat little town. We had a nice ride
home from their only had about 50 miles to get back then walking the
dogs, building a fire cooking and then kicking back ....
Part 4
We just left our
campground you can
almost see it from here —
at Anchor Down RV Park.
Even when we leave the
campground we have a lot
of neat looking Barnes we
seen every day
Now you got to admit this
is one nice picture
Most of them are red but
now and then you just see
plain faded wood and
white ones
Always interesting looking
at the top of these old low
bridges you can see
hunks missing out of most
of the low ones from
trucks hitting them
Like I said before every
time I see these I think
about the people who
work there what they're
going through etc...
Everybody got to see him
Then the roads did get
small, I was sure it was
going to be a big dog road !!
What nice farm roads,
away from everyone
I keep thinking back like I
said I never saw a dirt
road this road here I was
sure I was going to be a
dirt road
I didn't put all the pictures
of the barns I have they're
just too many !!
Yes I was enjoying this I
got to say I'm even
enjoying it now while
making this webpage
I never knew Tennessee
had such nice sites for us
to see!!
Thinking about it right now
I don't think I seen more
than maybe eight silos at
least that I could take a
picture of
What nice country another
great part of America
And once again we got
great weather nice
sunshine oh were enjoying
this
Karen's look when she
realizes her bikes missing
Oh yeah we let Damit fly a
little
September 16, 2017
Now I was going to title this the Dam Run but after it was all done I
realized I had some great pictures of a bunch of different old barns
along the way
Part 5
Hard to believe how many
barns they have around
here ...
Again we got nice weather
today I'm loving this could
make it even better as to
drop another 10 degrees
in temperature
I always thank those
people that fly their Flags
Old Glory looks nice here
Marcia and Karen getting
ready to go in side the
museum to check it out
and it was a pretty neat
little Museum a lot of
information
I think we spent about 45
minutes here they had
some neat artifacts
I think the sign says it all
Neat little Marina on the
other side of the damn I
remember looking at this
when Marcia had it up on
Google Earth
Riding across the dam
Now this restaurant is
kind of hidden from the
main road you'll see what I
mean in the next picture
Just like a pearl hidden
way back in there
What is this no, I want to
know does the Junior
Ranger knows about this!!
All I can say is bad bad
bad Junior Ranger
Now they had some good
food here in the portions
were right especially
when you could buy it by
the pound like me and Ed
did
Poker chip time I will
never forget this place
they had a Box of donuts
and Ed took the last one
Not only does he take the
last one he even made a
video of it !!
Love you these steel
frame Bridges
What a project they took
on
I kept wondering about all
those trees when they
made the lake are they
still coming up or day
Block in the dam ?
Alright time for me to get
into the picture too at the
Mill
September 17, 2017
Once again we had nice weather and we checked out another Dam
(Norris) very interestin
g beautiful views and they even had a museum
Karen found a real neat place to eat at and then one more stop for a
poker chip another nice day of riding .
Part 6
I've seen more barns on
this trip than I have ever
seen before ...
When I get home I have lot
more time studying these
pictures cuz when I took
them they were just a
Flash going by them
This was just a little bit
strange when I look back
in the mirror seen the
picture on This Old House
not sure what was behind
it
I wouldn't mind going back
in time just for a few hours
too many luxuries today I
would miss...
I need to start using my
tripod more so I get in
these pictures ...
Now most of the road
through here was one way
only and they were quite a
few little bridges like this
that were pretty cool
Looking at old trucks like
this I wonder at one time
did it run moonshine
what's it's story
This definitely was one
neat ride need to check it
out if you're in the area
Does the junior Ranger
really sleep in the woods??
This is pretty much the
last picture looking back
of the park
I had to add the next two
pictures here when we
were at the stop I seen the
outhouse
And oh yes I did have to
open the door and look in
And oh yes I did have to
open the door and look in
The portions were pretty
good size it fill me up
And once again on our
way home we have some
nice back roads really
enjoy the ride and we did
change it up quite a bit
I like this one sign
maintain 50 yards from
bears, I will try...can bears
read too!!
Another on of those
moments in life that pop
up.
Here we getting to the end
of the park neat little area,
they have restrooms even
have cabins for rent and a
little store
September 19, 2017
Part 7
We have the use some of
interstates, 40 and and 81
to get to our back roads ..
Traffic was not very heavy
on 81
Yes we were enjoying the
ride !!
One thing I did not notice
was very many dirt roads,
even the ones that I was
sure we're gonna turn into
what we call a big dog
road were still paved...
Again should I video or
should I take a picture,
seems like taking pictures
you can spend more time
enjoyn'd the moment ...
We have really lucked out
with the weather on this
trip
Then we enjoyed the rest
of the ride heading back to
camp
Instead of putting captions
on these pictures I much
rather be there riding right
now
Even passed a horse with
no name lol..
Back to the horse we
passed he also had a cool
dog with him...
I'll say one thing we sure
had some nice roads
when we were up here
and the most barns I've
ever seen in one area
Again when I took the
picture it was just a
glimpse but now while I'm
posting this I spend 10
minutes just checking the
picture out how coo
Well I never knew
Tennessee had so many
nic
e roads we definitely
will be checking other
areas out there in the
future
Just keeps getting better
and better
Would have been real cool
if a train was passing..
Caught my eye!
Friendly staff!!
September 20, 2017
Smith Brothers Harley Davison 9/20/2017
This was a ride Karen had plan we had some interstate then we had
some nice little country roads then we ended up at Smith Brothers
Harley Davidson, then lunch at the Fried Alligator...
Part 8
Now isn't this one relaxing
looking picture I enjoyed
the view
What nice roads they have
around here we're only
about a mile from the
campground right now
Kentucky here we come
heading over to Wildcat
Harley-Davidson
Marcia and Karen in front
of Wild Cat Harley
Davidson later on I figured
that tarp overhang tent
over there was for us to
park out of the sun next
time
Looks like this place has a
lot of rides and stuff going
judging by their calendar
We just got off the
interstate and here were
entering Wildcat
Harley-Davidson
Another neat place to
explore
This was kind of neat
picture I took shows the
lake in the picture then
you look above that
picture and in my picture
you see that same Lake
We got a nice walk way up
here to get where the view
is
Silence grasshopper we
don't want that big rock
the fall down on us
They had quite a few
plaques here for you to
read
What a view I think on our
regular Facebook page I
posted one of those
surround pictures of here
pretty neat
Time to head back
towards the bikes
It's getting late, caption
should read Beer for My
Horses
They also have restrooms
up here so you don't have
to share the forest with
the bears
I didn't even try that looked
way too comfortable
The only thing I saw
missing, not to say it
wasn't there, was the all
you can eat popcorn buffet
bar
For being more of a main
road to ride home, we still
had some beautiful sights
May 14th, 2017
Our last day riding at Anchor Down 9/21/2017
Here we are at home, already been home for a week and just looking at
these pictures getting them ready to post, I cannot believe how time
goes by so fast I'm glad I got the pictures to look back on, still have a
lot of video and web pages to make of this trip who knows when I'll get
finished with that but this definitely was a nice ride I think it was one of
our bigger rides. We checked out Wildcat Harley-Davidson in Kentucky
and then over to Cumberland Gap and went up that high Winding Road
but overall it was a great day we had fun and the weather was with us,
we did have to use some Interstate because of the distance we had to
travel hope you enjoy the pictures, and most have caption like the
other albums....Instead of riding every day we're going to have to ride
one day and then just enjoy the campground the next day. We only
went in the pool one day, the last day and seen what we were missing.
We did take one or two days off but most of the time we were riding —
at Anchor Down RV Park.
Yeah we went over to the
Forbidden Caverns and did
some more tourists
exploring
Had a pretty nice tour we
enjoyed it
They even had a still down
here at one time
Definitely catches your
eye — in Pigeon Forge,
Tennessee.
Couldn't forget about the
hurricane down in Florida
When Marcia was making
this route on Google Maps
we seen this restaurant
another one that catches
your eye
We missed the buffett, I
am a professional I should
have not missed it!!
Once again we had some
really nice roads Part of
this was the Great Smoky
Mountain Parkway
Now we're heading over to
bush beans — in
Sevierville, Tennessee
Now this was a neat little
stop we're soon going to
be finished with the nice
part of our ride and it will
be time to head home
One thing that was
unusual with the store
they had all kinds of
selection of t-shirts of the
famous rides up in the
area
We ended up sitting out
here probably for 20
minutes just enjoying it
Making this webpage with
captions is almost
impossible I mean every
picture is pretty much of a
barn
I'm sure in another 75
years these barns won't
be standing anymore
well I thought this is very
cool the way that guy
painted this old barn
Another nice
Harley-Davidson shop and
they also had unlimited
Buffet popcorn bar
Always cool seeing other
fellow Riders
Well we got back we're
taking the puppies for a
walk and sitting down
here by the Pavilion just
kicking back and looking
at the lake
Only a quick stop just for
snacks this was just a
quick ride before the
Florida ,Tennessee game
Then it was home from
here and the barns just
kept popping up
Something about this
picture I really enjoy
looking at it remember
when I'm riding I don't get
to see it like I get to see it
now
Then it was more Country
Roads and you know what
I never saw a dirt road I
seen some real small
paved roads
We turn down this little
road and there was this
little fawn I didn't see it's
mommy anywhere he was
busy eating he had all you
can eat buffet on the side
of the road!!
Cute little fella we were all
thinking the same thing
we're turning off a little
road and we're hoping
nothing happens to him
I just called this one the
tree
We rode to the other side
to get a picture of it
Wow this was a very very
very long walk and when
we got there you couldn't
see much of anything, still
had a good time !!
Then it was time to point
them home!
What a nice view you
while you're eating
I think we wore Sprocket
and Clutch out !!
Sign says
I would like to see more
water coming out when
we were at Lake
Catherine in Hot Springs
we seen one damn that
almost seemed a little bit
scary with all the water
coming out
This is the other side of
the Dan and you can see
the waters pretty high
And once again on our
way home we have some
nice back roads really
enjoy the ride and we did
change it up quite a bit
Sign says
Oh man our trip is starting
to come to end not many
days left here
I think we ended up
spending about 25
minutes here just kicking
back
Going back in time
I enjoyed walking at
around and checking out
the place they also had a
stream Little River behind
the buildings
Smith Brothers HD Poker
Chip time!!
Enjoying it!! Right now I'm
playing catch up this was
2 days ago I still have to do
yesterday's pictures then
I've got the start loading
up our bikes today Oh man
I hate this part of a
vacation ...
They had some good food
here !!
Here we are getting ready
to get some good too for
this definitely is a neat
riding area.
Yep this is bringing us to
the end of our journey
today like I said we had to
take a little bit
f interstate
to get up here soon we'll
be home
This is about a half-mile
from our camp
overlooking the lake that
were off of what a sight
Now passing by this town
I  really wanted to turn off
the exit and explore there
something about this town
seem very cool to me one
day I'll explore it
Kind of like playing the
lottery I won today I had no
idea this place had a
buffet I ate my money's
worth
Back on a bigger Road
making some time
Cumberland Gap National
Historic Park
Kind of funny we're climbing
up to the top of this place and
GPS map shows it's just a
little bit further and soon as
we get a little bit further GPS
map changes and says you
got a long way to go son
Cumberland Gap tunnel
On the way home we
started off with the US
Highway and then
eventually went to
Interstate 81 and
Interstate 40 I think but it
still was a nice ride
Yes the radios cranked up
What am I thinking I don't
want to go home we just
started man
Coming over the hill we make a
right just ahead, there is our Lake
we're at and soon as we make our
right we're about maybe half mile
from the campground which also
ends our last day on motorcycles
here at Anchor Down

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Like riding through this area at 1 point becomes just one way with the
small Little road, Interesting sights to stop at we didn't check out
rainbow falls seen a lot of cars there on the way home realize this was
overlapping another ride we did so we let the GPS take us it was a
nice little back roads

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Maryville, TN
The video says part 3 but this is part 2