The entrance road to Cumberland Mountain State Park crosses the man made dam and bridge which is pretty awesome as seen in these two shots from the web and our shot from the bridge as we headed out to lunch.
While the park is only about 40 miles west of home (as the crow flies), we changed time zones and so it gets dark there almost a full hour earlier and we learned something the previous day. By the time our normal suppertime rolls around, we have no desire to leave the warm cabin and go out to eat, which explains yesterday’s evening meal, so we made a different plan. For our main meal this day, we headed out to Genesis Italian Grille for lunch and each ordered a plate of the spaghetti and meatballs that we had both been craving.
We got there about 11:15 so the place was still pretty empty but since this was breakfast we were hungry by this time.
Genesis was ranked in the top ten by the various restaurant raters and we thought it was pretty good and probably very good for most Tennessee eaters, but since I was raised on great Italian food, I’m a little fussy about it. I thought the sauce was a little sweet for my taste, but I add zero sugar to mine and we both thought the meatballs were better than most. The service was very good so I’d say it was an overall good dining experience and I would go back if I had another Italian craving. As a bonus, we each brought home about half our meals so we had plenty for supper – no need to go back out in the dark – I might have to stay on DST if I lived here.
After lunch, it was back to the cabin, build a fire and watch college football – we noticed there were many more cabins occupied for the weekend.
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Have a great day and thanks for stopping by Almost Heaven South.
11/15/14 event date