Strong Alley – Knoxville, Tennessee – 10/29/2020

So many great artists, and so many fun, inspiring, and thoughtful creations… Next time you are in East Tennessee, be…

Follow Your Bliss by Curtis Glover – Strong Alley – Knoxville, Tennessee – 10/29/2020

Follow Your Bliss by Curtis Glover is another beautiful and inspirational piece along the walls of Strong Alley. Curtis stays…

’71 Super Bug by Cody Swaggerty – Strong Alley – Knoxville, Tennessee – 10/29/2020

Cody Swaggerty is an artist making waves in Strong Alley, and ALL over Knoxville, Tennessee and beyond! Many of the…

Not Kansas: The 865 Robot – Strong Alley – Knoxville, Tennessee – 10/29/2020

We’re filing Not Kansas: The 865 Robot under our growing collection of awesome Robot Street Art! I’m not sure of…

Save the Bees Rainbow Mandala by Chance Losher aka Professor Rainbow – Strong Alley – Knoxville, Tennessee – 10/29/2020

Local Knoxville Artist Chance Losher, better known as Professor Rainbow, has worked hard to bring this lovely piece to Strong…

The Queen of East Tennessee: Dolly Parton Mural in Strong Alley by Colton Valentine and Megan Lingerfelt – Knoxville, Tennessee – 10/29/2020

Originally painted by Colton Valentine of San Antonio, and restored by Megan Lingerfelt of Knoxville, The Queen of East Tennessee,…

Cassiopeia by Addison Karl – Knoxville, Tennessee – 10/29/2020

Knoxville, Tennessee has an incredible amount of street art. Strong Alley / Graffiti Alley was actually one of my earliest…

Random Bits of Downtown Knoxville – Knoxville, Tennessee – 10/29/2020

Sometimes you just take pictures of stuff! And Knoxville does have some pretty cool stuff! Click on any photo to…

K-Brew Coffee & Bagels – Knoxville, Tennessee – 10/29/2020

Since we missed the supply of Vegan Doughnuts at Status Dough, we were still on the lookout for a Vegan-Friendly…

Quick Doughnut Run to Status Dough – Knoxville, Tennessee – 10/29/2020

Status Dough Artisinal Doughnuts & Coffee normally does offer Vegan Doughnuts; but we just missed them today, as the customer…

Wet Autumn Colors in Knoxville – Knoxville, Tennessee – 10/29/2020

Tennessee will always be one of the more beautiful places, particularly in the Southern US, to experience the Fall Colors….

Do or Do Not… There is No Try by The Artist Seven – Chattanooga, Tennessee – 10/14/2020

But, wait, there’s more? Just when you think you found all of the murals by The Artist Seven in the…

Goddess Maya by The Artist Seven – Chattanooga, Tennessee – 10/14/2020

When heading East on Brainerd Road in Chattanooga, you go through the Missionary Ridge Tunnel, and this STUNNING piece, Goddess…

African Woodcarving and the Snake Staff by The Artist Seven – Chattanooga, Tennessee – 10/14/2020

These beautiful murals by The Artist Seven include African Woodcarving and the Snake Staff. Just East of the Missionary Ridge Tunnel…

Native American Woman by The Artist Seven – Chattanooga, Tennessee – 10/14/2020

Another of our favorite street art murals, is Native American Woman by The Artist Seven. The brilliant colors tell such…

Shatter the Matrix by The Artist Seven – Chattanooga, Tennessee – 10/14/2020

Just East of the Missionary Ridge Tunnel along Brainerd Road, you can find several gorgeous pieces by The Artist Seven! I believe…

Dimensional Evolution by The Artist Seven – Chattanooga, Tennessee – 10/14/2020

At this point in the Urban Canvas Street Art Game, I’d have to say The Artist Seven is pretty much…

Southern Squeeze Plant-Based Kitchen – Chattanooga, Tennessee – 10/14/2020

We’re always on the lookout for Plant-Based Food options, particularly for smoothie bowls and juices! Southern Squeeze has been on…

Strawberry Acai Bowl and a Front Porch Cold Brew from Poet’s South – Cookeville, Tennessee – 06/15/2020

On a hot summer day, you need a cool, fun, and healthy treat! At Poet’s South in Cookeville, a Seasonal…

Summer Drink Specials at Sweet Boba Cafe – Cookeville, Tennessee – 06/18/2020

One of the newer shops on the Boba scene in Cookeville, Tennessee is Sweet Boba Cafe. We love the bright…

Gibson GuitarTown Public Art Display on Beale Street – Memphis, Tennessee 12/01/2019

The Gibson GuitarTown Public Art Display consists of 20 giant replicas of B.B. King’s legendary Lucille style guitars, painted by local…

Midnight in Memphis – Random Sights and Signs on Beale Street – Memphis, Tennessee – 12/01/2019

We started Alysia’s 20th Birthday right! By Walking in Memphis! So much music history, walking these streets… From WC Handy,…

A Late Night Walk Through Sparta – Sparta, Tennessee – 11/25/2019

We drive past Sparta, Tennessee several times a week on Highway 111 through Central Tennessee. However, tonight is the first…

The Coffee Collective – Sparta, Tennessee – 11/26/2019

We’ve been hitting the coffee scenes in Cookeville and Chattanooga pretty hard lately, so we decided to see what else…

Sweet AND Savory at Crepe & Creme – Cookeville, Tennessee – 11/25/2019

Yummm…. The only thing better than Boba Tea… Is Crepes and Boba Tea! Two tried and true Bubble Tea favorites……

Waterfall Scrambling at Cane Creek Falls – Fall Creek Falls State Park – Spencer, Tennessee – 11/06/2019

It’s been a while since we’ve been rock or waterfall scrambling. I’ve been trying to plan a few waterfall destinations…

What Lifts You Mural – Chattanooga, Tennessee – 10/29/2019

Aye… We were just at the What Lifts You Mural in Nashville last week! I didn’t even know there was…

Jumping for Joy! – Dunlap, Tennessee – 10/28/2019

Sometimes we have WAY too much fun….

A Little Fall Color on Highway 111! – Sparta, Spencer, and Dunlap, Tennessee – 10/28/2019

Turquoise blue skies and Autumn leaves! My favorite combination! Such a lovely day to be driving through gorgeous Tennessee!

House of Thai – Cookeville, Tennessee – 10/28/2019

Alysia has a constant, insatiable craving for Pad Thai. When she picks the restaurant, you’d better believe we’re having Thai…

Mad Priest Coffee Roasters – Chattanooga, Tennessee – 09/13/2019

The Guenther Family Muddy Pond Sorghum Mill – Monterey, Tennessee – 09/12/2019

Mean Mug Coffeehouse – Chattanooga, Tennessee – 08/15/2019

Two of my favorite things! Painted Rocks and Unique Lattes! Love is Beautiful! Beet Root Lattes are delicious! The Pink…

This… Is… SPARTA! – Sparta, Tennessee – 07/10/2019

Okay, maybe there are times we get a little silly after a long day in the car! But, hey, the…

A Little Boba Tea and Pad Thai for the Road! – Ah Mah & Son Asian Eatery – Crossville, Tennessee – 06/27/2019

You always know when Alysia picks the restaurant, because there is ALWAYS Pad Thai involved! And we do love our…

Monterey Depot – Monterey, Tennessee – 06/20/2019

Trains are kind of a big deal to us. And it’s not uncommon for us to visit a handful of…

Caliber Coffee Co. – Donelson, Tennessee – 06/20/2019

Some coffee shops are just shops that sell coffee. And then there is Caliber Coffee Co. in East Nashville /…

Random Shots in Downtown Nashville – Nashville, Tennessee – 06/20/2016

There’s always a whole lotta’ adventure going on in Nashville, Tennessee! Music City USA!

Spokes – Cookeville, Tennessee – 06/20/2019

We always seem to be running errands and attending appointments in Cookeville, Tennessee. As a result, we spend a LOT…

WIN Bubble Tea – Nashville, Tennessee – 06/20/2019

We are ALWAYS on the lookout for the best Boba Tea places! WIN was super cool for FOUR reasons! First,…

Rock Hunting! – Crossville, Tennessee – 04/25/2019

A Random Rose – Nashville, Tennessee – 04/24/2019

Jason Aldean’s Kitchen – Nashville, Tennessee

A MOST delicious meal in Nashville, if I do say so myself! I don’t engage actively with much modern country…

Oconaluftee – Great Smoky Mountains National Park – Cherokee, North Carolina – 03/20/2019

We celebrated a GREAT First Day of Spring in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park! We drove from Gatlinburg, Tennessee…

Newfound Gap – Great Smoky Mountains National Park – Newfound Gap, Tennessee – 03/20/2019

Newfound Gap, in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, is a mountain pass situated at the border where Tennessee gives…

Alum Cave Trail – Great Smoky Mountains National Park – Gatlinburg, Tennessee – 03/20/2019

The First Day of Spring in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park is an exquisite juxtaposition of warm sunshine, cool…

West Prong of the Little Pigeon River – Great Smoky Mountains National Park – Gatlinburg, Tennessee – 03/20/2019

Rivers and creeks are a beautiful part of the grand scenery of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. But they…

Hiking the Chimney Tops – Great Smoky Mountains National Park – Gatlinburg, Tennessee – 03/20/2019

In November 2016, something horrific happened that changed our lives forever here in Tennessee. Fire. Now, our Tennessee House is…

Campfire Coffee – Jamestown, Tennessee – 03/20/2019

It’s been a minute since we’ve been in for some caffeinated goodness from the amazing folks at Campfire Coffee. We…

Simply Fresh! Round Two! – Jamestown, Tennessee – 03/20/2019

We don’t usually eat at the same place two days in a row… But, when the food is as awesome…

A Top Down Kind of Day! – Jamestown, Tennessee – 03/20/2019

Ahhhh… The first day of Spring! A nice morning to put the top down and enjoy sunshine and blue skies!

Simply Fresh – Jamestown, Tennessee – 03/19/2019

Whoa! It’s hard to believe this fabulous place exists in little ol’ Jamestown, Tennessee. Incredible tacos made of perfectly grilled…

Highway 52 East – Alpine, Tennessee – 03/18/2019

Sunshine and clear skies in the Upper Cumberland today! Woo Hoo! Definitely THE perfect day for taking the back roads…

Our First Painted Rock Find of 2019! – Livingston, Tennessee – 03/18/2019

Few things in life excite me more than the thrill of finding a Painted Rock! Especially when I’m least expecting…

Overton County Courthouse – Livingston, Tennessee – 03/18/2019

Today was a bright, beautiful day on the Upper Cumberland, and it offered a rare moment that I had some…

All Things Vintage – Livingston, Tennessee – 03/18/2019

Heading back to the Tennessee House from an afternoon appointment in Cookeville, I decided to take advantage of the lovely…

Broast Coffee & Tea – Cookeville, Tennessee – 03/18/2019

We’ve been meaning to try Broast in Cookeville, TN for a while now. It’s a block off my standard beaten…

Ah Mah & Son Asian Eatery – Crossville, Tennessee – 03/15/2019

I’ve been seeing posts from Ah Mah & Son Asian Eatery on Facebook for a few weeks now. On our…

Nama Sushi Bar – Knoxville, Tennessee – 02/14/2019

Happy Valentine’s Dinner to Me! I did get to the hotel a little later than anticipated tonight, so I had…

Loveless Café – Nashville, Tennessee – 01/16/2019

THE Quintessential Tennessee Breakfast Experience! Loveless Café is a Nashville institution, indeed!

Adele’s Nashville – Nashville, Tennessee – 01/13/2019

It’s definitely unfortunate that my pictures are far too dark to do justice to the exquisite taste of Adele’s locally-sourced,…

Crepe & Creme – Cookeville, Tennessee – 12/19/2018

Absolutely back for more! Another round of Bubble Tea in Crepe & Creme’s super awesome neon light bulb cups! And…

Campfire Coffee – Jamestown, TN – 12/18/2018

Maple Spice Latte Caramel Mocha

Crepe & Creme – Cookeville, Tennessee – 12/14/2018

Yes, indeedy. Our new favorite place that’s not TOO terribly far from the Tennessee house, and wildly AMAZING! You WILL…

Crepe & Creme – Cookeville, Tennessee – 11/26/2018

Another happy night at Crepe & Creme in Cookeville, Tennessee! You’ve GOT to check this fun place out! Sweet Chili…