Weather: sunny, 78 degrees F
Visited Andrew Johnson National Historic Site in Greenville with Charles. Took a guided tour of the house. Daniel Luther, our guide, was very knowledgeable and we spent a few hours touring the home, the exhibits, and watching a video.
The site honors the life of the 17th President. Andrew Johnson's presidency, 1865-1869, illustrates the United States Constitution at work following President Lincoln's assassination and during attempts to reunify a nation torn by civil war.
Afterwards we drove to the Cumberland Gap Visitor Center. Museum, video. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cumberland_Gap
Short hike to Pinnacle Overlook with two view points. At an elevation of 2,440 feet, the overlook offers a gorgeous view into three states - Kentucky, Tennessee, and Virginia. The path was used by Indians, frontiersman and civil war soldiers and is now highway 25. From the overlook you can see the tunnel and the town of Cumberland Gap, TN.
Here are some more photos: http://www.bing.com/images/search?q=Pinnacle+Overlook&qpvt=Pinnacle+Overlook&FORM=IGRE
Nature note: The beautiful rhododendron trees were in bloom. I also saw some azaleas blooming in pink. Large blue butterflies and bumblebees were everywhere.
The receptionist at the hotel recommended Puleo's Grille for dinner. It's an interesting small restaurant chain. They call it Italian-Southern cuisine and they have restaurants in Cookeville, Knoxville, and Murfreesboro. I had a maple glazed pork chop with whipped sweet potatoes and kale greens. Yummy!
Lucky for us there was a cheap movie theater near the hotel. For $2 we caught up on all the movies we missed seeing before. Tonight's movie was Beastly.