Tennesse News

Friday, November 20, 2009

Just a short update on our time here in TN. When we arrived the weather was warm and sunny, so you know what that meant...motorcycle ride! LOL!! On Sunday we headed up to look at our new property (well, almost ours at that time) in Fentress County. We met with the owners briefly and then spent about an hour walking the property (along with two of their pups). Was getting dark so we headed back to the campsite.

The next day was gorgeous so we planned a longer ride, about 130 miles and headed out. The GPS decided to slightly alter our route, still okay, well except for the funeral we followed for about 5 miles. We stopped at the model display for  Jim Barna Log Homes. We spent a good hour their chatting with the staff and getting questions answered. We do hope to one day put a log cabin on the new property.

We then headed back out, stopping for a nice lunch at a little local restaurant in Spencer, TN. We then headed to Cookeville and Boswell's Harley-Davidson to drop off my bike for some repairs and the 5k service. Got home after dark once again.

The weather turned cold and rainy so one day we indulged in a movie and saw "2012". The special effects were astounding....we both enjoyed seeing it on the big screen. We also visited another local log home builder, Honest Abe Log Homes. More great information accumulated!

On Thursday we closed on our new property. So now everyone is wondering if we plan to get off the road. The short answer is NO, the long answer is SOMEDAY. Tentative plans are to build an RV pad next fall...the septic is in and water/power are at the front (county road frontage). A rough driveway exists, we need to make it wider and level it along with some type of paving.

Then in 2-5 years we will build a pole barn...Stu's future "Man Cave". That will have 3-5 RV spots as well...gotta have room for visitors! In 5-10 years we hope to build a log cabin for when we aren't traveling all the time. We anticipate summers in TN and winters in FL...someday...LOL!

We have named the property....it is Fire Lily Base Camp. The fire base camp is in honor of Stu and his firefighting career. The lily comes from my Froggi nickname and LilyPad, which was my rolling home. We then discovered there are several lilies designated as "fire lily". One is a gorgeous climbing vine with petals that look like flames. The others are bulbs. Needless to say, we hope to have some on the property.

The property is just over 5 acres, all wooded with a year round creek running through it. Along the creek sides there are a lot of rhododendrons and azaleas. I look forward to seeing it in the springtime someday. It's at the end of the street which is a county maintained road. Very few neighbors and the back of the land drops downhill...no one going to build back there!

We have started a blog for the property and will write about the steps we go through as we develop the land and eventually build on it. The blogging will be sporadic but feel free to follow if you are interested. It will be somewhat of a personal journal.

Phew...time to take a break and watch tv with hubby for a while...new blog tomorrow about today's ride!

Till next time - keep on rollin',
Donna & Stu

1 comment:

  1. SO cool to see you are in the area where I was born--Spencer, TN... I spent some of my childhood out on the Mountain about Pikeville near Fall Creek Falls! Some family still around in the area and our family cemetery is there also near the park entrance.


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