We began our first full day on the Cumberland Plateau by going to Sister’s Café in Crossville for brunch as it came highly recommended and it was my favorite kind of place – a hole-in-the-wall serving good home cooking to the locals.
I had a very good, but not photo worthy, basic breakfast meal and Bev had a hot roast beef sandwich which I only remembered to shoot after she started eating, but the best shot was the homemade coconut cream pie, which we just had to try.
Bev’s meal and the pie were also both very good and we took half of both to go.
After breakfast, we headed south on US-127 and soon left the Cumberland Plateau and dropped into the Sequatchie Valley which is a beautiful long narrow valley and home to some large cattle operations. I didn’t get any shots so I lifted these from the web.
Just north of the state park lies Crossville. TN which bills itself as the Golf Capital of Tennessee due mostly to Fairfield Glade and Lake Tansi Village both of which began as vacation resorts but now have mostly full time residents and many retirees. I’d been to Fairfield Glade a few times but wanted to check out Lake Tansi as we headed back to the state park. While we saw real farming operations down in the valley, back up on the plateau and near Lake Tansi, we came across several gentlemen farms and got these shots.
I didn’t get any shots of Tansi, so here are a few from the web.
This really is a beautiful area and I understand why it is popular. After our drive, we went back to the cabin, built a nice fire, and piled up for the rest of the day – had our leftovers from Sisters, cheese and crackers, and wine for supper – perfect.
All-in-all a nice relaxing day of doing pretty much nothing – it’s a rough job but someone has got to do this kind of work.
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Have a great day and thanks for stopping by Almost Heaven South.
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