Kerry and I met for a girl’s weekend in Johnson City in June. Neither one of us had visited there before and to be honest we only knew of it because Kerry said it’s mentioned in a country song. We picked Johnson City because it was half way for both of us to drive to. I personally adored Johnson City and would consider it a great place to visit and I would imagine it would be a cool place to live also. Some of the neighborhoods looked amazing. Here are pictures that just might convince you to visit also! If you are looking for a place to stay, look no further than the Carnegie Hotel.
Founders Park is amazing. Our wonderful waitress at The Tupelo Honey Cafe was telling us about the history of it. I guess the downtown area had a flooding problem and this park was designed as a storm water retention project. It is a beautiful park and the creek pictured above runs right under The White Duck Taco Shop.
The morning we were there they were having a community yoga class on the lawn. Never mind that the yoga class was being held very near the farmer’s market that had a donut truck serving fresh hot donuts!
The farmer’s market was great with lots of vendors and a very good sense of community. Kerry and I managed to find plenty of stuff that we liked!
I purchased this piece of pottery and hand carved butter knife for my daughter. The little bowl is meant to scrape garlic across the bottom and then add oil and seasoning to dip bread into. It works wonders with the garlic, it makes a wonderful paste with little to no effort. Rose loves it!
I also got a wooden guitar pick for Kobe. The market is on Wednesday and Saturday mornings. Be sure to check it out.
After you pick up your fruits and veggies from the farmer’s market you can head to the bakery where the good stuff is at! It is a block away and just check out this s’more cupcake!
The downtown area is just very cool.
Johnson City is about a five-hour drive from Atlanta and the drive is very pretty. It is a fun weekend getaway. Hope you enjoy!