Winter WOB Tour Days 4-6
Friday Jan. 8
WE BROKE A RECORD THIS MORNING!!!! Sawyer slept until 9:30am. I’m pretty sure it was the rain that convinced him to continue his slumber past his usual 6:30-7:30am wake-up time, but regardless, it was was aaa-mazing. We tag-teamed dog-walking & breakfast so that I could finish up finalizing the details for an interview we did with Business Insider a few days ago. To our surprise, it was published hours later! Click here in case you missed it!
On our drive to Chattanooga, TN for the next show, we basked in what felt like internet fame. Business Insider interviewed us. Never did we ever think that would happen! And to top it off the writer, Kathleen Elkins, KILLED IT. She wrote a very well-written article that chronicled our journey from the initial idea to finalizing the trailer to hitting the road and living the PGNR lifestyle.
We arrived in Chattanooga with enough time to explore our campsite a bit. We parked at Raccoon Mountain RV Park, which through the fog appeared to be nestled in the foothills. The campsite fence bordered a community park with an array of trails, that we and the dogs enjoyed exploring before dinner.
Tonight marked the kick-off to the Winter World Of Beer Tour! In the middle of Curtiss playing I was contacted and told that MSN.com how shared our story. At the point I didn’t think the night could get any better! Curtiss announced to the audience the news we were just told and the crowd erupted in applause and shared our excitement.
What a wild day!
Saturday Jan. 9
Inspired by the great show last night in Chattanooga, we had a wild idea to shoot an impromptu music video that detoured us into Lynchburg, TN to the Jack Daniels Distillery.
The Distillery grounds are nestled against a forest hill and situated along a quiet river. The building has southern charm to it and it’s wooded surroundings gives it a very peaceful serenity.
Downtown Lynchburg has a historic, rustic feel. It’s quaint, has that southern town feel to it, and is FULL of Jack Daniels paraphernalia.
Took a detour yesterday in to Lynchburg, TN to visit the Jack Daniels Distillery to shoot an impromptu music video. Keep your eyes pealed for a new #cousincurtiss video! The distillery was gorgeous. The town of Lynchburg was rustic, and very cool to walk through! #jackdaniels #lynchburg #tennessee #tennesseewhiskey #historicdowntown #paygasnotrent #pgnr
We still had a long drive ahead of us to Louisville, KY for the next show, so grabbed a sandwich and hit the road!
The set up in Louisville at the World of Beer was sweet!
It was a good show, but Curtiss had to compete with the Bengels vs. Stealers game, so had a very distracted audience.
We stayed that night at The KOA Louisville Metro, which was technically in Indiana, and another instance where we realized not all KOA’s are created equal. It was clean and the staff was friendly…but we were in a parking lot. There was little grass, few trees, and lots of pavement. It worked for a nights stay, but definitely not what I would call a prime campground experience!
Sunday Jan. 10
Much to our surprise, our trailer door was frozen shut in the morning, and once I got it opened there was a layer of snow and ice on the ground. It was a frigid morning! We managed to do laundry, shower, walk the dogs, grocery shop, and then much later than anticipated, hit the road south.
Initially we had planned to stay with a Harvest Host in Somerset, KY, but due to the cold decided to keep pushing through to a location where we could plug in our heater.
We landed that night, just north of Knoxville, TN, at Norris Dam State Park. Once again, we had the place to ourselves!
It was around 20 degrees, but with the heater we stayed warm. Given the temperature difference though between outside and inside…and given that water had frozen while traveling and then thawed overnight as the trailer heated up, we experienced our first major moisture build-up. Where the wood ceiling met the metal beams in the ceiling via a screw, we had major condensation collecting. This is an issue we really don’t know how to deal with at this point. We just kept saying, we’ve got to get out of the cold! This tiny house is definitely meant for warmer weather where we can open it up!