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In this video I share a free camping spot near Crossville and Cookville Tennessee at a wildlife management area. I also share what happened when some neighbors stopped by.
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Forgot to add, you’d like Conte Mtn, with Conte Lodge up in east TN, Pigeon Forge?? area. You can’t drive up to it, it’s hiking only which you’d need reservations for room and food. Three hiking trails to get up there, longest trail is easiest, shortest trail is hardest. Look it up for photos, newsletter, and other info. Contelodge.com
Love ❤️ this area, I lived in Hermitage TN 26 yrs then moved back home to Alabama, but it’s on east side of Nashville/Davidson Co. Cookeville/Crossville are parts of the state the early settlers founded, and the hero in WWI (can’t think of his name but he captured many Germans) lived further north in the mountains towards KY.
But another beautiful area!
HI when I first started watching your channel a few months ago I came across this video out of order I guess, but now that I am up this date (in order) it makes sense now! So I didn't mind watching it again!
Cool spot. I've been searching Google for a screen tent like that. Maybe that's too big. I have a little Kia Sportage SUV and the back comes up. I'm looking for something to hang off the back and have the other 3 sides to the ground. Anything out there like that? That doesn't cost an arm and a leg.
You could utilize a "Head Net" works great in any area with many pesky flying bugs. That site sounds (and looks) to be almost perfect, I mean, that man came by and mowed a wide path to your tent! Pretty special
Nothing against the East Coast but I do believe Tennessee is considered southern.
It's a southern thang...y'all 😉
And for some reason we fiercely defend it.
Oh, ands the bugs...you wouldn't have even said your location and I'd have known you were somewhere in the South.
Big Oaks, Big bugs, but BIG hearts
Your Drone footage is Spectacular !! You find the most amazing places! Very nice of the kin-folk to help you out, mow you out an area and invite you for showers and dinner. Friendly Tennessee folk ! Just like in Arkansas. I Love Arkansas!
Me and my hubby live on the East Coast on the Jersey Shore in a town called Keansburg, NJ. We got alot of campsites around here. There's one in Freehold, NJ called Timberlakes that me, hubby and our kids used to camp there with our other Keansburg friends. We used to call it the loop. Plus in South Jersey in Tuckerton there's campsites and in Wildwood and Atlantic City. Come back here in the summer and check them out. Timberlakes is right near a big amusement park called 6 flags Great Adventure. Its a fun place to go. Come back you'll have a blast in the summer here. Boardwalks are open and so are the beaches.
Chiggers are the worst... When I was a kid we would fill the toe of a sock with sulphur and use that to powder our ankles before going out in the grass. New sub from Texas; I am interested in the RV/Van life.
Was watching this video again b/c missing your vids this week, and saw you mentioned that you had more footage of the land and a church from this area, think you could show us sometime when you have time of course. Miss you God be with you!
Hi Carolyn, I just wanted to say how much I've enjoyed your videos. They are a terrific window into a fascinating lifestyle, and it is brave and generous of you to share your life with us. Hope you and Capone are having a warm winter. I'm currently snowbirding in Florida in a 26 foot TT while my home state (MIchigan) is caked in ice. I just hit the subscribe button, so I expect to hear more about your RV Life soon! Take care, up keep up the great work. -- Milo
What a great idea ma'am. Your drone. It might even be handy from a safety aspect as well. You can check out your immediate area just to make sure nothing stands out. I just stumbled upon your video. What lovely folks you stumbled upon. We all could use the reminder. We've been forced to be so distrusting and defensive with one another so often that we've lost a little of our humanity. It's always good to remind ourselves not everyone is a concern or not kind until they prove otherwise all the time. I'll be sure to remember that if I'm ever in a position to offer my assistance with anything if it's needed to someone RVing in the future as well. And it is a pretty spot. I agree. Take care out there
I've lived all over the Eastern United States, The Mid-West, and New England. One of the places I stayed the longest was in Nashville. I was there for more than twenty years and there are some truly great people there. It's beautiful too. It's not quite as "red" in central TN as it is in the rest of the state and sometimes I think that makes a small difference when it comes to feeling at home for a lot of people, at least in the beginning. I don't think I've met anyone who has even just spent a small amount of time there that didn't love it... people somehow inherently know there's something special there.
New, just a couple of FYI's: Don't wear and perfume of other flowery scents outside, it attracts some of the dang bugs. Clear nail polish also kills and stops the itch of chiggers. It worked for us for years and may still be doing the job. Bright red polish works too but looks funny. :) DO WEAR BOOTS. And get that kit for snakebite that Sparky's Cove talked about. (check to see if it helps dogs too.) You have landed amongst nice people please thank them for us because sometimes we worry about you too.
Your degree of introspection and willingness to undergo psychological self- analysis and therapy are remarkable! The experience you had with typical Southern Folkways transformed your entire self. Better late than never. Doesn't it feel wonder-ful...as in full of wonder? Thanks for sharing this bit. (I love the Outlaw Dogs! Bonnie, Clyde and Al.)
Just commented on your video when you were stuck in sand and people never helped. I said we aren't like that in Australia. Now I see this video, and the mower man , the Ranger, and others were super helpful. Guess there is good and bad everywhere.
It’s nice to know they are still nice people in the world. I have a sister in TN. I think they might be one stop light in the town she lives in. Her hubby passed away several years ago while chasing his horses while on a 4 wheeler. I must say, it was the most amazing funeral I have ever experienced. They placed his casket on a flatbed 18 wheeler and took it to the top of a hill where they then placed him on a horse and wagon, actually two horses. They proceeded to the Family Plots. All I could say was WOW. Amazing. Still loving your video’s. Come to think of it you are the one that got me hooked on You Tube. I’m not a camper but wish I was. Sometimes I watch your’s as well as other videos and get jealous because I know I would love that style of living. I’m so glad the folks took care of you. God Bless and I look forward to seeing more.
Since you asked, here's a little story: I used to live in 'the hood' with gang activity right outside my front door and a young man shot and killed a few hundred yards from bedroom window. And one day I was driving home and followed home by a cop, as soon as they saw me get out of the car, they turned around and drove away.. I was one of only a few white people in that neighborhood. Why do you think they suddenly decided to turn around after following me to my front door.
Oh, and my neighbors embraced me and treated me with nothing but kindness and respect. In fact, one neighbor knew I was alone on Thanksgiving and brought me an entire dish of gumbo.
We live in Crossville. Beautiful place. We bought 15 acres to live off grid in our tiny house. People are very friendly and helpful around here. We have decided to sell our tiny house and build a skoolie. We will be on the road by this autumn. Glad you had a good time out here.
catching up. you got a drone. right on! beautiful ! I miss Tennessee and best people! Lookout Mountain flight park by Chattanooga Tn Dade co, GA hang gliding biggest in world park! Matt Tabor owner,, lived there 95-08 before the drone crazy! MOwed your path.. see good ppl but as It is these old areas owned by people bought out. Grand ma place is gone! good for you so glad about that-- finger nail polish on chiggers, they bore out and bore back in,,, put dot on ired on - you know you got them when it burns,, also LIME disease is on the loose, symptoms are like MS ok???? mis diagnosed all the time! related to mengellons that is bad ass - many are infected and doctors are trained not to say!! becare full - I never use bug repellent I do these days... catching up to ya real time videos
I would be sleeping like a baby when it's raining out. Love that sound. Not a true fan of rain all the time, but that would be great. You are a brave and lovely lady. I have just found you and am enjoying the world through your eyes. Love Capone too. I would never travel the roads without a dog. :) That fellow was a real lovely person. It really restores my faith sometimes.
Welcome to my home the great state of tennesse. An the bugs were sweat bees that stung an the little bee thing that just flew around an landed were a tossell fly not proper name just what we called them. I was wondering if you had the firefly at night.
Sometimes I think not having family starting out in life is good. The things they do to you when you get old is really sad. Out of 7 siblings 2 are passed, one ran away when she was 14 , the two sisters left either stole from me or wished harm on my poor husband who has dementia. My two brothers do call now and then. So you really aren’t missing out on anything but a lot of crap and drama. Lol. I just blocked tele and FB. Actually life is so nice now, my pets and husband keep me busy. You are so very interesting and happy , I love following you. Merry Christmas honey , love your new rev. Hugs