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.
All the bikes and riders lines up for departure.
The group poses at the entrance to the Forbidden Caverns parking lot.
Taking a break during the guided tour.
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.
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 ride home.