Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Pulaski, Tennessee

Elkmont, Alabama

Weather: low 35 degrees, high 72 degrees, clear skies

We had another cool morning, but it didn't stop me from taking a walk on the walking trail just outside the RV park. The biggest hassle on the trail was dodging the horse crap that was left from the day before. With the shadows from the trees and morning sun, it was difficult to pick the horse stuff out from the leaves and other debris on the trail. Luckily, none of the horse stuff got on my shoes for Carolyn to fuss at me about.

When I got back from my walk and rested a few minutes, we decided to take a ride up to Pulaski, the county seat of Giles County, Tennessee. Unfortunately, it appears that many people know Pulaski as the birthplace of the KU Klux Klan, although the city has condemned the klan. Our impression of the town of about 8,000 people is that it is a nice town with prosperity helping build it into the future. They have a WalMart Mall, and a vibrant downtown area.

I wouldn't feel like I did a good job on pictures unless I got a picture of the old courthouse. Here's the county courthouse of Giles County, Tennessee.

Many of the towns in the south commemorate the Confederate soldiers that fought in the War of Northern Aggression. Here's a memorial to Sam Adams, a Confederate soldier who was executed as a Confederate spy by Union forces in 1863.

It seems most of these small southern towns do some type of fall decorations. Here's one from Pulaski.

We have been to several places where different representations of animals are used to decorate the streets. We've seen horses, cows, bears, and others used as models. Today, we saw impressionistic turkeys that Pulaski was using.

When we left Pulaski, we headed south through some beautiful country to Rogersville, Alabama, and then east to Athens where we had a nice lunch at Sweet Peppers, a deli we discovered last week. It was still as good as we remembered.

By the time we arrived back at the RV it was getting later in the afternoon, which meant it was past time for meditation. That was it for us for the day, but we had fun seeing the old town of Pulaski again and more of the beautiful countryside in this area.

More later, be safe.

Today's Town - Pulaski, Tennessee: The Land Of Milk And Honey

Not all who wander are lost.

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