Connecting with my Ancestral Roots in Dresden Tennessee

DresdenOur task today on the Ultimate Blog Challenge was to tell a story. I love writing and telling stores, so I was excited to do my post today. However, it also made me feel a little sad, as my grandma was very special and important to me. I will never stop missing her ūüôĀ ¬†However, today I want to a little tiny city in northwest Tennessee called Dresden. I shared a little bit of this story on my post ¬† Sisterhood of the World Blogger Award¬† but I want to share more about our visit to the birthplace of my wonderful grandma, and the final resting place of her parents, my great grandparents.
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Our Visit to the Jack Daniels Distillery in Lynchburg, Tennessee

jack daniels glassOn our last trip to Tennessee we met us with some friends and decided to do the tour at Jack Daniels Distillery in Lynchburg. ¬†We had a blast and learned a lot about the distilling process. For those of you who don‚Äôt know, Jack Daniels is the top selling¬†American¬†whiskey in the world, owned and by the¬†Brown-Forman Corporation¬†since 1956. ¬†An interesting note, is that despite being the location of a major operational distillery, Jack Daniels home county of¬†Moore¬†is a¬†dry county, so the product is not available for consumption at stores or restaurants within the county. Crazy huh?¬† Continue reading “Our Visit to the Jack Daniels Distillery in Lynchburg, Tennessee”

Ruby Falls – One of Southeast’s Must See Attractions

Ruby Falls
While visiting some friends in Tennessee, we decided to tour Ruby Falls in Chattanooga. ¬†It is a 145-foot high underground waterfall located within Lookout Mountain. The Falls are located at the end of the main passage of Ruby Falls Cave, in a large vertical shaft. The stream, 1120 feet underground, is fed both by rainwater and natural springs. It collects in a pool in the cave floor and then continues through the mountain until finally joining the Tennessee River at the base of Lookout Mountain. Continue reading “Ruby Falls – One of Southeast’s Must See Attractions”