The past couple of days were filled with a lot of (virtually) running along highways and seeing a lot of farms and bait shops. Today I (virtually) stopped a few miles out from Winchester. There is a popular boating and fishing destination near by called Tims Ford Lake. Winchester has also been the home of four of Tennessee’s governors.
There isn’t much (virtually) going on in rural Tennessee the past few days. Just getting some miles in and getting a couple (virtually) rests in. I (virtually) passed through Fayetteville today though. They have this cool Old Stone Bridge that I found out later was built starting in 1860 and complete in 1862 for $40k. I carried on a bit longer after Fayetteville. Today the route (virtually) took me away from the highway, which is a nice change. It’ll be quieter at my (virtual) home for the day.
I haven’t (virtually) checked in for a couple of days due to (virtually) having no signal. Since then I have run 29 miles and during that time I (virtually) ran through Pulaski, which happens to be notable as the birthplace of the KKK. But also the home of the Rusty Spur Steakhouse. After Pulaski, I continued until ending my journey of today at the Hidden Valley Tavern.
Today I (virtually) continued my journey across rural Tennessee. I ran through a smaller town of Deerfield before making it to the north side of Lawrenceburg ending my (virtual) run at an unassuming highway/county road intersection next to this amazing billboard.
There wasn’t a whole lot to see along today’s (virtual) route. The most notable thing that I (virtually) came across was a combo of a cemetery, church, and volunteer fire station. There seem to be a strong prevalence of churches and cemeteries in rural Tennessee. I suppose it makes sense that where you’d find more of one you’d find more of the other.
Today I (virtually) ran through Waynesboro! It has a pretty interesting courthouse and for visitors it seems there is just about anything you could want to do so long as what you want to do is ride a horse. I (virtually) made it to the east side of Waynesboro to finish off the day following Old Hwy 64. I’ll be (virtually) spending the night among some nice little country houses.
Today I (virtually) started out at the creek I (virtually) fell asleep in yesterday. I didn’t pass through any towns, but there were rolling hills and a couple of unincorporated farm communities that were composed of churches and cemeteries. It was (virtually) very scenic!
I (virtually) started out my day from the Savannah Moose Lodge. I ran about six miles and decided to (virtually) rest at a small wooded area with a creek running through it to hydrate. I’ll put in a few more miles before the day is out.
Today I (virtually) ran through the neighboring towns of Adamsville and Crump. Adamsville is also known as the “Biggest Little Town in Tennessee”. These two towns are also the home of Dewey Phillips who was the first rock ‘n’ roll DJ to play Elvis Presley on the air. Bordering the east side of Crump is the Tennessee River. I (virtually) ran across the river right past the Tennessee River Museum and ended my day on the east end of Savannah.
My ankle was feeling a lot of pain yesterday, so in the spirit of listening to my body, I (virtually) stayed in Selmer for the day. Today it was feeling a good deal better so I (virtually) followed the road until I stopped for the day just a couple of miles west of Adamsville. There was not a whole lot to (virtually) see along the course today except a Southern Guns store. I opted not to arm myself as I doubt my journey will warrant it.