You’re Looking at Country
I’m about as old fashioned as I can be
And I hope you’re lik’in what you see
‘Cause if you’re lookin’ at me
You’re lookin’ at country
You don’t see no city when you look at me
‘Cause a country is all I am
I love runnin’ bare-footed
Through the old corn fields
And I love that country ham
Full lyrics at sing365.com
Loretta Lynn’s Kitchen and Gift Shop
Just like I’m a sucker for concession stand food, I love roadside cafes and truck stops. That’s why I had to stop when I saw the sign at the side of the road. If you’re driving between Memphis and Nashville, take a break at Loretta Lynn’s Kitchen and Gift Shop on Highway 13. You can try out her famous fried chicken, look at the memorabilia on the walls, and shop in the gift shop. I bought myself this fan because we were driving through in the Summer without any air conditioning…
Next time I go I will try the $10 buffet (all sorts of Southern dishes, like fried chicken, catfish, biscuits…). You can also make Loretta Lynn’s famous chicken yourself, her recipe is available online at cdkitchen.com.
Loretta Lynn’s Ranch
You can visit Loretta Lynn’s ranch as well: there is a museum, her house, a gift shop, and concerts (visit lorettalynn.com for more information). There is also a recreation of her childhood Kentucky home and a coal mine.
Nearby Waverly is a good place to get some local flavor and history: it was a stagecoach stop in the early 1800′s and occupied by Union troops in the Civil War. It’s current population is just over 4,000. (Facts and photo from Wikipedia.)
Except where otherwise credited, all other photos copyright 2010 T.Bennett.