Wife's Birthday cruise.

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Wife's Birthday cruise.

Postby Greenmachine » Fri Jan 27, 2017 1:02 pm

My wonderful wife of 15 years decided for her birthday that she wanted to drive up to the mountains and eat lunch. She also decided that the Cherokee would be the perfect vehicle to take. We loaded up and drove up 321 to Townsend.

Image A bit of a dreary looking day but any day behind the wheel of a jeep is generally a good day.

We were thinking about going up to Cades cove and doing the loop and then going out Parson's Branch road or Rich Mountain road but we had to pick up our oldest daughter from school at 2:40 and decided not to risk it. I have been stuck behind people in Cades cove for hours and I think my wife had visions of our 5 year old standing outside school on the curb bawling. We went up to the end of Townsend and ate at the riverside cafe and then took the Foothills parkway out of Walland and then came out on Montvale road. It's a really nice drive in the fall when the leaves are changing.

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We normally hike up to the fire tower you can just make out on top of the hill. We skipped it today as it was a little bit chilly.

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Re: Wife's Birthday cruise.

Postby REDONE » Fri Jan 27, 2017 1:35 pm

That's what I call livin' the dream! :-bd
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Re: Wife's Birthday cruise.

Postby dodgerammit » Fri Jan 27, 2017 11:05 pm

A fellow TN'er. Hello from Middle TN!
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Re: Wife's Birthday cruise.

Postby ProTouring442 » Sat Jan 28, 2017 7:36 am

Hello from Lenoir City, TN!

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Re: Wife's Birthday cruise.

Postby Greenmachine » Sun Jan 29, 2017 10:34 pm

We need to have a Tennessee get together ;). I'm betting there are enough of us. Had a blast at the ECI last year.
1975 Cherokee S factory 360,t-18, 4" hellcreek, slot mags 33" bfg's, performer intake, and working on tbi.
1980 J10 304, 5 spd, 4" Superlift, 4.88 Gears, 35" Maxxis Big Horns
1961 fc-150 fishing truck (on hold)

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Re: Wife's Birthday cruise.

Postby dodgerammit » Fri Feb 03, 2017 11:00 pm

Greenmachine wrote:We need to have a Tennessee get together ;). I'm betting there are enough of us. Had a blast at the ECI last year.


I'm down. I'd even drive the Waggy with the old smoking 360 still in it if I had to. :fsj: :-bd
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Re: Wife's Birthday cruise.

Postby dodgerammit » Fri Feb 03, 2017 11:02 pm

Hmmm. I'm thinking a meet in Crossville, maybe. Wife and I have already taken off for the eclipse on Aug 21st. The center will pass nearly directly over Sparta/Cookeville/Crossville. Be a neat meet up to hang and watch it.
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Re: Wife's Birthday cruise.

Postby Greenmachine » Sat Feb 04, 2017 6:56 am

There used to be some riding in and around the Obed river near crossville. I think there are some camping places too.
1975 Cherokee S factory 360,t-18, 4" hellcreek, slot mags 33" bfg's, performer intake, and working on tbi.
1980 J10 304, 5 spd, 4" Superlift, 4.88 Gears, 35" Maxxis Big Horns
1961 fc-150 fishing truck (on hold)

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Re: Wife's Birthday cruise.

Postby dodgerammit » Sat Feb 04, 2017 8:02 am

Greenmachine wrote:There used to be some riding in and around the Obed river near crossville. I think there are some camping places too.


I'll look that up and see.
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Re: Wife's Birthday cruise.

Postby dodgerammit » Sat Feb 04, 2017 9:34 pm

No luck finding any off road trails online. They do have a viewing party for the eclipse. I'm still cool with a meet up somewhere in that vicinity. It doesn't really matter when. Be cool to find a destination, drive, and hang out with the families.
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Re: Wife's Birthday cruise.

Postby fulsizjeep » Sun Feb 05, 2017 5:38 am

Nice views! Thank for sharing. Cherokee outing in the mountains with family. Looks great!
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Re: Wife's Birthday cruise.

Postby rocklaurence » Sun Feb 05, 2017 6:22 am

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