Road Trip Kentucky and Tennessee

Baddog2020

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Took my first road trip in JL a couple of weeks ago. Left home on Thursday afternoon, stayed in motel in Charleston, WV. Headed over to Baileys Point Campground in Scottsville, Kentucky. Next day hit the Corvette Museum in Bowling Green. Pretty cool. Headed over to Cades Cove Campground Great Smokey Mountain National Park. Scenic drives on Cades Cove Loop, Ritchie Mountain Road, Hematooga Road and Balsham Mountain Road in Cherokee, NC. At best some gravel and dirt through the mountains and forrest which was fine with me. I did find the Nemo a tunnel but did go through with all of the heavy rain and a warning from a local about flooding. Finished up with a day at Overland East in Arrington, Va. Lots of neat vehicles.
8 days, 2152 miles, averaged almost 24 mpg, which surprised me. I carried way too much stuff, but had fun, unplugged for a while, took some pics. JLu was more comfortable that I thought it as going to be. And my chipped windshield didn’t crack.
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Took my first road trip in JL a couple of weeks ago. Left home on Thursday afternoon, stayed in motel in Charleston, WV. Headed over to Baileys Point Campground in Scottsville, Kentucky. Next day hit the Corvette Museum in Bowling Green. Pretty cool. Headed over to Cades Cove Campground Great Smokey Mountain National Park. Scenic drives on Cades Cove Loop, Ritchie Mountain Road, Hematooga Road and Balsham Mountain Road in Cherokee, NC. At best some gravel and dirt through the mountains and forrest which was fine with me. I did find the Nemo a tunnel but did go through with all of the heavy rain and a warning from a local about flooding. Finished up with a day at Overland East in Arrington, Va. Lots of neat vehicles.
8 days, 2152 miles, averaged almost 24 mpg, which surprised me. I carried way too much stuff, but had fun, unplugged for a while, took some pics. JLu was more comfortable that I thought it as going to be. And my chipped windshield didn’t crack.
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Looks like a great trip with all the fall colors.
 
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Baddog2020

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Leaves were falling but still pretty green. It was nice to get away…

Seeing my namesake on a headstone made me a little uneasy

One of the Vettes that fell into the sink hole
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Looks like a great trip.

I didn't know you could drive through the Nemo Tunnel...not sure I would want to either.
 

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Leaves were falling but still pretty green. It was nice to get away…

Seeing my namesake on a headstone made me a little uneasy

One of the Vettes that fell into the sink hole
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I have a tent like that. Used to use it when I adventured by motorcycle. The vestibule is really nice on rainy days.
 
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Baddog2020

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Yep, Atacama Tent By Redverz. About 4 years old. Worked great. Ride a BMW R1200GS.
 
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It’s abandoned, with the active tunnel nearby. There are some videos on YouTube, but it looked a little dicey, especially with all the rain recently. Maybe next time!
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were there people around? I want to do this next week when I got to Gupton to pick up my JTRD. If theres a few people around then I wouldnt mind driving that deep puddle.
 
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