Star Trek deux (2007-2008) travel blog

RV Park near Lynchburg

@ Distillery

Maple ready to burn to charcoal for filtering

Charcoal

Our Tour guide (Margie)

Trekies

Fermenter

Fermenting Mash

Distillery

Private Barrel Bottled

Private Barrel Labels

Storage Room ( One of Many)

Dick points to his deeded square inch parcel

Dick's Deed

Downtown Lynchburg

Dick loses checker game to Lynchburg Native (Claims Cheating)

Dick Ponders his choice of Ice Cream

Bananna Split...


Lynchburg is a one night stop and especially for Dick. Years ago a friend submitted his name to the Jack Daniels Distillery, and he received a Certificate appointing him an official Tennissee Squire. In addition he was given a deed for property on the Jack Daniels facility - one square inch. Over the years he has received gifts and letters from them. The most recent was asking his consent to use his property as part of a dog agility course for exercising lazy old hound dogs.

We all toured the distillery and were impressed by how large it is. Those people are surely proud of their whiskey and not about to share their secret recipe! The setting is in rolling hills and just beautiful. They drove us in a little bus to the top of a hill, and we walked back down and up through each step in the process. At the end of the tour they gave us a glass of water or lemonade - They are in a dry county and no liquor is sold there - with the exception of a special visitors bottle that can be sold at the visitor center. Oh, and Dick's square inch is on the side of a hill, so we couldn't park the rv there.

The little town of Lynchburg is a short walk through a park from the distillery, so we checked it out too. The courthouse is in a central square and businesses are on the streets circling it. There is a Tennessee Walking Horse Museum - closed the day we were there, lots of gift and souvenier shops, stores selling barrels and things made from barrels, a pharmcy with an old fashioned soda fountain, etc. Everyone was very friendly and several stopped to chat with us.

Our rv park was on the side of a hill too. Drove across a creek and through a covered bridge to get there. When we phoned to make reservations, the ownere said just drive in and park anywhere - I'll catch you for the rent sometime. Turns out there was one other rig in the park, and he did.

(Gail)



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