|The Little Tennessee River|
We left home a week or so before Mother's Day, and enjoyed sharing that day with our daughter Dana and her family when we arrived at Lake Tahoe. Memorial Day, we fashioned a picnic supper from the grocer's deli counter and ate it at the campground on Whidbey Island, en route to our friends Jeff and Gail's home in Friday Harbor. July 4th - where were we? - oh, yes! In Hutchinson, Minnesota, which had its celebration before we got there. And now, as summer comes to an end, we'll celebrate Labor Day somewhere in Tennessee.
While others make plans for fireworks and grill hot dogs and soak up sun on a beach or put the boat in the water one last time, we spin our legs and move from one place to another. And thus a whole summer has gone by while we were riding our bicyle! I can't decide how I feel about that.
|Kudzu to the left of us|
|Kudzu to the right|
We crossed the Tennessee River near the Watts Bar Nuclear Plant. Now, I am not afraid of nuclear power generation and believe it to be a reasonable part of supplying our nation's power needs. But I have to admit, the cooling towers just look ominous. Hard not to react as well when you see signs like these.
|Good to know|
The nuclear plant has been in operation for a couple of decades. Also in place is an electric plant, at the dam, and there used to be a goal generation plant also, which made this a triple threat once upon a time.
The day's report: Maryville to Spring City, 65.1 miles/6374 to date
Here's the route for the day
|Watts Bar Nuclear Plant|