Trip to Florida
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|On October 16, 2001, I took SR 37 South to US Rt 150 East to US Rt 27 South and US Rt 70 East to Knoxville, TN. I stayed the night in the parking lot of the Bally's there. I continued on US Rt 70 East to US Rt 129 South. The land south of Knoxville is very pretty with pasture land and forests (left). I stopped at a Walmart to get my dinner (Patio Mexican, 88 cents) and couldn't resist getting a picture of this hill in the distance (Walmart is to the right of the picture).|
|There were also sections which were clear cut and starkly beautiful, but with the winding and narrow roads I could never stop safely to take a picture (and the scenic overlooks weren't of the clear cut sections). On the left is a scenic river/reservoir covered with fog. The roads got really narrow and winding as I got into the national preserves with the roads following the lay of the land and well banked rather than the cut straight through which is common now.|
|US Rt 129 parallels a river which had been damned at a couple of points for electric power and looked more like a lake. It was a very pretty drive, especially with the fall colors. The picture on the right had interesting lighting with the clouds.|
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