Vacation Extravaganza (Day 5)

September 2, 2008 at 11:04 am (Vacation) (, , )

Well, we woke up this morning and weren’t sure what we wanted to do on this fine Tuesday. I had a doctor’s appointment this morning so we drove to Columbia for that, and then stopped by our local Wal-Mart to picture up few items. I got my hair cut and then we proceeded to go back home and contemplate our travel options for the day. We really had no clue what we wanted to do.

I finally made the suggestion of driving down to the state line since it only a few miles away and stopping at both the Alabama and Tennessee welcome centers to pick up some brochures and maybe get some ideas for what to do over the next few days. So we hopped in the car and headed down I-65 to the Alabama Welcome Center. They really have a welcome center to which no other state can compare.

I mean who else can say they have a rocket?!

We picked up some brochures and then wandered around to see what else they had on the premisis.

They have memorial to all the Alabama Vietnam War Vets,

and a memorial the Alabama Korean War Vets.

After checking out the visitors center, we hopped back in the car and headed a little further south to a little antique store. It was quite a nice little place. Unfortunately, I don’t have any photos to back me up, so you will just have to take my word for it.

We checked out all there wares, and found a few items we liked, Since we are still in the first few days of vacation, however, we didn’t want to spend all our money. So our only purchase was this little gem.

So, after our purchase we headed back to Tennessee. We stopped at our travel center, but I took no photos because again…how can you compare to a rocket. Ours is a little bland next to Alabamas. We did pick up a travel guide for Tennesse and several brochures for things to see in Middle Tennessee. Apparently there is absolutely nothing to do in our home county of Marshall except to play golf and go to our goat festival in October. No kidding those were the highlights of our brochure. Very sad. 😦

Having loaded ourselves down with brochures, travel guides, and maps we contiued our travels up I-65 to Exit 27. This is the Cornersville/Lynnville exit for those who are unfamiliar with the area. If you go to the right you will pass a RV park on the right and a 9-hole golf course on the left. No, this is not the afore mentioned golf course but it is the place that I learned to play golf and is pretty reasonably priced. If you were to continue on the road you would eventually end up in Cornersville which is abou 7 miles from Lewisburg where we call home.

But…we did not turn right this fine day. We turned left and so headed to the wee little town of Lynnville.

Unbeknownst to us this is the town in which the Mars family lived. You know the Mars family. The family for which the Mars Bar is named as well as the Mars Corporation. Evidently they owned the Milky Way Farm which has been renamed but is still located in Giles County on the ourskirts of this little town. We found all this out here.

From the outside it looks like it might be a train museum.

The inside really takes you back in time.

In the center car, which was a cabin car long ago, there is still one cabin for you to view, but the remainder of the car is a musuem dedicated solely to the Mars family and the Milky Way Farm.

We exited through the caboose and made our way back to the station.

We then headed to the Soda Pop Junction across the street for some good eats before heading home.

If your looking for a quiet little afternoon get away that is off the beaten path, this not a bad place to travel to. We enjoyed our short stay and would definitely travel back.

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  1. Stop US Wars » Blog Archive » Vacation Extravaganza (Day 5) said,

    […] unknown wrote an interesting post today onHere’s a quick excerptThey have memorial to all the Alabama Vietnam War Vets,. and a memorial the Alabama Korean War Vets. After checking out the visitors center, we hopped back in the car and headed a little further south to a little antique store. … […]

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