Well, now I can add Cumberland Gap to the list of places I’ve fallen in.
I ride into this quaint little town of Cumberland Gap. The people take notice of my nice trike and the guy I’m hauling on the back seat, all decked out in his leather vest adorned with pins & patches of the places he’s been to.
They look straight at me, smile and give me a thumbs-up and holler, “Way to go!” I’m pumped up and feel proud.
I find a parking space, park the bike and get off. There are 3 or 4 steps up to the sidewalk and when I get to the top step, (level with the sidewalk), I trip and fall on a small 1 inch lip between the step and sidewalk. I go tumbling down…it seemed like it was in slow motion…luckily my right elbow broke my fall. *LOL* Jimmy runs over to help me up and I, of course, look around to see if anyone is watching.
And yes, there were about 5 teenage boys on skate boards all watching…I expected some laughter, but they were all silent. We spoke to them to break the ice and after we exchanged some pleasantries they continued on with their skateboarding.
We didn’t stay here long, because the bicycle shop I was planning on visiting was no longer here…But I did manage to take these pictures yesterday.
Above is the old covered railroad bridge.
The bicycle shop used to be right next door to this little square where you can sit and rest among the flowers...And below are pictures of the little brown butterflies that were hovering around the flowers.
Wasn't I lucky here? Two, I say TWO butterflies on one flower. I have really fallen for this little town...excuse the pun...I couldn't help myself. :)
I got a closer shot here of the same two butterflies.
Like I said...brown was the only color butterflies here, but I'm brown and brown is beautiful too.
After we left the gap, we went on further into Tennessee to have something to eat. It was 20ºf cooler there and felt really good. After eating, we headed back home.
Please be assured that I'm pretty well padded, so nothing got hurt but my pride when I fell.