As I mentioned previously, we took a little “leaf peeping” road trip last week. And on the way back home, we decided to stop at Benton’s to get a fresh supply of smoked bacon. We got to a highway crossroads and couldn’t remember whether we were supposed to turn left or right to get to the store. We took a gamble and turned left.
After about five miles, we realized that we went the wrong way, so a U-turn was in order. But the mistake was actually a lucky break. Otherwise, we would have missed seeing this beautiful “Rock City” barn!
Barns like this are becoming Americana relics of an earlier time. Since 1935, they have been advertising the Rock City tourist destination located on Lookout Mountain in Chattanooga. There are less than 100 that now remain along our country roads. More about the barn history can be found HERE.