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Sunday: Sewanee, Monteagle, Waffle House

I am continuing my mini-trip report from my weekend in and around Nashville, Tennesse.

On Sunday we decided that something different was in order and we headed to Sewanee and the University of the South. I thought my Spanish friend should see a nice college campus before she goes back to Europe, and according to Moon (the Handbook, not the crazy guy), the University of the South has one of the prettiest, if not the prettiest, campuses of the South. (Plus the directions were real easy, we only had to turn twice – a major plus considering our Saturday adventures!) The university is owned by the Episcopal Church and has celebrated its 150th anniversary recently (the anniversary of its founding, that is – it has been operating continuously since 1868.) The architecture is mainly Gothic and most buildings are faced with local stone.


Moon was right, it was a beautiful campus and we were both envious of the students who attend this college. The surroundings are as pretty as the architecture and we could envision ourselves riding bikes around campus, drinking tea on the porches, and hiking in the backcountry. We walked around to see the different buildings and enjoyed soaking up the atmosphere. We also entered the All Saints’ Chapel which was beautiful, and we drove to Memorial Cross to see the view of the Cumberland Plateau. Pretty!


We also wanted to visit Monteagle Sunday School Assembly in nearby Monteagle, but when we couldn’t find it we decided we couldn’t take the chance of getting lost again, so we instead descended on the local Waffle House for a tasty Bacon Egg and Cheese sandwich. Memories of my college days at the University of Georgia came flooding back!


Comments (3)


Beautiful campus, indeed! I adore that chapel. Your friend must have enjoyed the tour - what did she think of the Waffle House? (Do they have waffles in Spain?)

Yes, my friend really liked it! I don't know if they have waffles in Spain, actually, I will have to ask. But she thoroughly enjoyed Waffle House and loved the food!

I'm really enjoying reading about your trip to Tennessee!

Next time you're at a Waffle House, take a look at the juke box if they have one. Some of them have these goofy songs ABOUT the Waffle House on them...one of them might be called "Smothered Covered and Chunked" or something like that...really funny!

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