A boomerang is exactly what I felt like this week. Thrown across the state, returning home, then back out again, then home. I spent more waking hours in the car than anywhere else. At least I was getting paid for it, which I guess makes me a professional boomerang.
As expected, the east side of the state was ahead of us in fall color:
At times, I just turned off my podcast and let the scenery entertain me.
I had most of Tuesday free, so I explored Jonesborough, TN, which I’d seen signs for but never had time to get off the interstate to see.
Jonesborough is quite small, but its Main Street packs a lot of charm. Lots of shops and inns and cafes, but nothing too “tourist-y”, if you know what I mean.
I had lunch at Main St Cafe (tuna sandwich & baked chips, for the curious). The food was good but I enjoyed the ambiance even more:
That’s the exact color yellow I want for my living room. Pity the server didn’t have any clue what color it was and didn’t seem inclined to ask anyone else. So I didn’t tip her. I’m kidding! I’m kidding! I didn’t skip the tip. I knew it was a longshot when I asked her.
Btw, those are the ceilings I want for my living room, too, but that’s not going to happen. I’d have to raise the roof by about six feet!
I walked around town after lunch, spotting this cutie:
And this beauty:
I love garden statuary, but do I have any of my own? Nope.
I walked and walked, up and down hills, all around town, and back again. That took about an hour, since it’s such a small town. I had intended to go a matinee performance at the Storytelling Center, but it was a tad pricey for my little budget. Plus, the weather was gorgeous and I wanted to be outside. So I walked some more. Pity the cupcake shop was closed on Tuesday or I’d have rewarded myself for all that walking. But no-o-o, stupid me had a snack pack of almonds and apple in my bag. Can you say, backfire?
The rest of the trip was just as uneventful–in a good way–as was the second trip of the week. The one thing of note on the second trip was the awesome group I worked with at Moe’s in Jackson, TN. If you’re in the area, right off I-40, in search of a meal, you won’t find a friendlier group of folks. Plus, if they’re as smart about food as they are about running a fancy pants soda machine, it will be a really good meal.
That’s it from me for the week, except to say that I hope you’re having a wonderful weekend! Be sure to stop by on Monday for the monthly AIM post!