Heading West, one hundred and sixty miles, towards Memphis with a mission in mind.
This part of Tennessee is abundant in Natural Wildlife Refuges, creeks, rivers and marsh land.
Mostly rural, and dotted with farms throughout.
Our trip took us through the historic Williamson County, Tennessee. An area steeped in history and known throughout the area as home to many of Nashville's Country Music stars.
Bucolic Williamson County is America's wealthiest county, dotted with manicured horse farms and mansions, with more guitar-shaped swimming pools per square mile than any other County.
The historic civil-war battle of Franklin Tennessee known as the Bloodiest Battle of which over 10,000 men died in a brutal 5 hour siege.
The Carnton Plantation was forever changed by the tragic events on November 30, 1864
- the monumental battle of Franklin.
It became the largest Confederate field hospital, and final resting place for 1481 soldiers.
Leipers Fork, a tiny woodsy community settled in the late 1790's by pioneering families.
Known as the true 'Little Mayberry'.
Finally arriving at our destination.
Situated not far out of town, "Miss Bossy Boots" ( my nickname for the GPS lady ), announced "Turn right ... arrived at destination."
A beautifully restored old farmhouse, complete with a tin roof, and home to this little fellow.
Meet "Bo" short for Bocephus, my grandson's new black and tan Coon Hound.
Six weeks old and raring to go !
The beginning of a new friendship, he's already got the howling down pat.
As Copper said in Disney's Fox and the Hound............
"Because I'm a hound dog...arooroorooroo!! "