A Good Place to Live

A Good Place to Live

BRISTOL, TENNESSEE is the twin city to Bristol, Virginia, which lies literally across the street. The border between them runs down State Street, the main business district common to both towns. I wonder how governmental issues (such as taxes, regulations, public improvements, law enforcement, etc.) are handled between the two cities? Those town hall meetings could be interesting.

Downtown Bristol: Left = Tennessee, Right = Virginia 

Downtown Bristol: Left = Tennessee, Right = Virginia 

Bristol Speedway  

Bristol Speedway  

In any case, I've now (virtually) traveled the length of the Blue Ridge Parkway and landed in Tennessee. Besides its unique location, Bristol sports a huge speedway track that resembles a modern coliseum that draws large crowds from miles around. I'm impressed how locals can enjoy watching fast cars travel in circles for hours). I guess this can be as exciting as watching a sports team move a football up and down a grassy field for hours!

Guitar Museum and Gift Shop

Guitar Museum and Gift Shop

Bristol has also gained notoriety since Congress has recognized it the Birthplace of Country Music. It was here that RCA Victor Records made the first country music recording in 1927 of traditional "folk music" of the original Carter Family and popular country musician Jimmie Rodgers.

In fact you can visit a museum to explore its artifacts, get tourist information, and buy a few trinkets to commemorate your visit. Tennessee has found many, many ways to part a tourist from his money!

Miles 3560,  Week 41,  Weather 76F🌤 

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AuthorRich Monroe