Friday, July 9, 2010

#59: Have an Adventure

Rachel and I like to take drives. It's fun, it's cheap and since we both like to play photographer, it's fun to see what kind of sights your camera can catch. This day started out like any other I had off of work. I tried to sleep in (I'm never very successful at that) and then kind of bummed around the house when Rachel called to tell me she was off work. We had thought about swimming, but decided that taking a drive sounded fun.

So we drove. We started around Bell Buckle and ended up driving towards Shelbyville. After we drove through the square, we kept on going. Towards Tullahoma or so we thought. We ended up deciding to take a random left to go to the Normandy Dam when we saw a sign for a Distillery.

Did anyone know there was a whiskey besides Jack Daniels that was distilled in Tennessee?

There is. George A Dickel. It's technically in Tullahoma although it's a half of a block from Normandy and most places list their address as Normandy. There are a grand total of 28 employees who work there (so huge. ha!). Rachel and I happened to get there right as the last tour of the day was starting... yup, they do tours... and it was free, so off we went on a tour with a couple from Georgia to learn about George A Dickel's Tennessee Sippin' Whisky from a self proclaimed redneck who liked to crack jokes at herself.

We learned some things and now have silly quotes added to our repertoire; all in all, it was a very fun adventure.

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