Tuesday, November 3, 2009

a sunday drive

Cigar Man (previously called Hubby) and I took took a Sunday Drive down the road...
through the countryside...
... past Cigar Man's favorite market...

(He says they make a mean bologna sandwich here. It's not Oscar Mayer either.)
to a tiny Tennessee town called Leiper's Fork.
Leiper's Fork is small, but it's known for so much! Puckett's Grocery is one thing it's known for, but not for groceries as you would imagine, but for a great place to eat from juicy hamburgers to scrumptious seafood.
As you can see, Sunday, their special was Tennessee sausage and cabbage.
Leiper's Fork has antiques,
picturesque church steeples,
interesting shops in old antebellum homes,
classy art galleries,
and quaint farmsteads.
Many types of folks call Leiper's Fork their home; country folks, city folks, music lovers, and artists.
This tiny town boasts some famous people too. Have you heard of Tim McGraw, Faith Hill, Keith Urban, Nicole Kidman, the Judds (Naomi, Wynonna, and Ashley), Michael McDonald, or Kix Brooks? That's right. They all call little Leiper's Fork home.
Oh, almost forgot, bikers love it too! :)

Hope you enjoyed our Sunday drive. It just goes to show you, you don't have to drive too far from home to take a little vacation. :)

Now bike on over to Susan's Outdoor Wednesday to see many other interesting places!

38 comments:

Queenmothermamaw said...

Your pictures are marvelous. Sounds like a great Sunday drive. I love little towns like that. Kentucky is full of them.
QMM

♥Mimi♥ said...

The photos are splendid! My gosh, the fall colors are lovely. Up in my neck of the woods the color is gone and winter is on it's way☺

Robin said...

GORGEOUS pictures!! Thank you so much for sharing!

{{{HUGS}}}

Robin :o)

Marla said...

This is truly one of the things that I love about blogging, getting to visit other parts of the country from the comfort of my own home.

Beautiful pictures! What the heck is sausage cabbage? Never heard of it :)

Blessedmom's Simple Home said...

Oh, these pictures are so wonderful. It looks like it was a beautiful day. I'm still have so much to learn about blogging, but I have to ask, how do you get your pictures so big on the post, and what kind of camera do you use? You're very talented.
Blessings,
Marcia

Marsha's Mpressions said...

To Marla, even though I'm a Tennessee gal through and through, I have never had sausage and cabbage, but I think it's sausage with cabbage. :)

To Marcia, first of all thank you so much for your kind words. For your question on sizing photos, I direct you to the master, Mary. http://dearlittleredhouse.blogspot.com/2009/04/big-picture.html.

To your second question, I have a Nikon D50 and I love it, but I'm still learning.

Kathy said...

Hi Marsha...A quaint and beautiful town...Sounds like a popular place!!!! xoxo~Kathy @ Sweet Up-North Mornings...

ellen b said...

Wonderful! This is my kind of Sunday drive!! Love it...

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Beautiful Outdoor Wednesday post, Marsha!!

Sherri@lavenderfields said...

Beautiful Sunday Drive! I love your pictures! I think I could do without the Frogs Legs on a Friday Night!! LOL!! Hope you have a great week, and Happy Outdoor Wednesday : ) Sherri

Jane said...

I miss the Sunday drives in TN...and PA, TX, AR, and even Florida.
Your photos are lovely!

Jane (artfully graced)

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Marsha, what a fun drive with you. I happen to be a frog leg lover. Well, sort of. They taste a lot like chicken. Now, excuse me as I hop on my Harley and head on over there for a dozen or so!

Happy OW...

XO,

Sheila :-)

Thoughtfully blended hearts said...

Chalk one more up for Tennessee...we've got a lot of beauty right here...Wonderful photos...I really enjoyed them!!!

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Beautiful part of Tennessee - Great photos. It has been a long time since I have been there. Thanks for sharing your day trip.
Glenda

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Leipers Fork looks lovely and has a lot to offer. I can see why all the Country music stars and actors and actresses love it! Great photos.

Happy Outdoor Wednesday!

Diann said...

Great photos! I want to stop at each of the places you took a picture of! LOL

chubskulit said...

frog legs sounds tasty..


We explored the Mountain Park this time.

Ebie said...

Hi Marsha, I have enjoyed the Sunday drive. Frog legs is a delicacy in the Philippines where I am originally from, but I have not dared eating it.

Have a great week.

Maryrose said...

Hi Marsha,
Great photos, thanks for taking me on your Sunday drive. I love to see small rural towns..I don't see that much. You captured the beauty of a small town with your photos.
Have a great day.
Maryrose

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

That is an amazing little town! It's so Americana, so vibrant, and your pictures have caught it just perfectly! Loved the tour! Cindy

Sandy said...

LOVE the Pictures. We are your neighbors just South of you. My Daddy used to make Keilbasa Sausage and cabbage.

SmilingSally said...

What a great way to spend a day!

Hootin' Anni said...

I love taking Sunday drives myself. And loved your sharing the road with us....that church steeple is so wonderful.

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Mary said...

I loved your Sunday drive. Your pictures are gorgeous. I love to see places I probably will never get to visit. Have a wonderful Outdoor Wednesday.

Marsha said...

I really enjoyed this Sunday drive! Just gorgeous scenery around you and you took us on the tour like we were in the car with you. Next time, I'll take you with me on my bike :)

bj said...

What a fabulous little town...Now, I wanna go there. I'd faint and fall over dead if I saw K. Urban!! :O)
Thanks for this delightful post.

erin said...

well...how absolutely fun it is to come across a post so close to my home and my heart!! i live in franklin and used to live outside of leipers fork! i drove through leipers fork on sunday, but it was so busy and no place to park...i wanted to pop into Serenite (love that shop)! i have posted about Old Natchez Trace...stop by if you get a chance! nice to meet another tennessean! :0)

LV said...

I loved your post. I enjoy going to small towns. This looks like a great place to visit. You did a very good job on capturing so much of the town and what it has to offer.

Anita said...

These pictures are so pretty. What a beautiful area you live in!
Anita

Lori E said...

This is my kind of town. I love the unique little shops.
I checked out your book list and also loved reading Water for Elephants, Pillars of the Earth and The World Without End.

Anita said...

It's hard to beat the beauty of our state. Love your pictures.

Bill said...

Hi Marsha,
The first time I drove through Leiper's Fork, I had never even heard of it.

As I came over the hill and saw it, I thought 'what a beautiful place!' I can see why celebrities have been drawn to its rural charm.
Thank you for the tour ... almost like being there again!

Bill

LDH said...

Oh, I did enjoy the Sunday drive! Lots of fun visiting and seeing your great pics.

ummm... bologna sandwich. Haven't had one of those for a long time :)

Thanks for stopping by my place and leaving your comment!

Kindly, ldh

Really Rainey said...

Marsha! I really enjoyed your Sunday drive... thanks for sharing it with us... I loved that sweet little song playing too...
~Rainey

erin said...

Hi Marsha...thanks so much for your wonderful comments to me! Just want you to know that I now have added a Followers List. Please come back and visit...and follow me too...thanks too for prompting me to do this...who knew?

Misty said...

You are right! Nothing like Tennessee! I love it here!

Misty said...

You are right! Nothing like Tennessee! I love it here!

Sarah said...

I very much enjoyed your Sunday drive. Thanks for taking me along! ~ Sarah