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2006-06-10, Forbidden Caverns

This month’s “Second Saturday” ride was to Forbidden Caverns near Sevierville, Tennessee.

Wil led the group past the road construction in front of Shoney’s on Long Shoals Road and for an uneventful ride to the caverns.

Departure from Shoney’s
All the bikes and riders lines up for departure.

Heading out of Asheville
Leaving Asheville.

Forbidden Caverns
The group poses at the entrance to the Forbidden Caverns parking lot.

Inside Forbidden Caverns
Taking a break during the guided tour.

The moonshine still
The cavern was once used to hide a moonshine still.
Wil and Melody pose at the replica.

After leaving the caverns, the group stopped briefly at the historic Harrisburg Covered Bridge. The bridge was originally built in the mid-1800s and rebuilt in its current form in 1875 after being washed away. It is now listed in the National Register of Historic Places.

Harrisburg Covered Bridge
Bill, Phil and Wil check out the engineering details of the Harrisburg Covered Bridge.

We had lunch at Carver’s Apple House Restaurant in Cosby, TN. The dining room overlooks the orchards. Most meals include crispy apple fritters with Carver’s homemade apple butter and apple cider. You can buy apple cider, apple butter, fresh fruits and vegetables, honey, and a variety of other items in the attached farmers market. We were so busy enjoying our meal that nobody remembered to take pictures.

We returned home by way of Hot Springs, where, of course, we stopped at Sweet Imaginations for ice cream.

The return ride to Asheville
The ride home.

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