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Crossville, Tennessee makes for a Nice Stop Anytime.

As part of our 17 day journey in a rented RV we found ourselves headed across Tennessee from Martinsburg, WV and Roanoake, VA having just stopped in Jonesborough, the oldest town in Tennessee.  The scenery is beautiful along this route, US 70 which you can easily take off I-40 if travelling between Nashville and Knoxville.  It is definitely worth the slight detour for all the things you will see.

The roads around Crossville, Tennessee are really made for cruising and the scenery is fabulous for taking your time and enjoying your journey.

The roads around Crossville, Tennessee are really made for cruising and the scenery is fabulous for taking your time and enjoying your journey.

KOA Crossville

We decided to pull into a KOA in Crossville so that we could get an early start to the day on this journey across US 70.  This KOA had a pool, a mile long hiking trail, excellent wi-fi, a fishing pond and the friendliest and helpful staff.  We really wish we could do more than an overnight here but it was dusting snow and we were on the top of a mountain.  We thoroughly enjoyed being here and think it would be spectacular at other times of the year.  Crossville is an area that has beautiful scenery and quite a bit of outdoor activities.

There were cabins at the KOA in Crossville, Tennessee and the friendliest staff.  It was a great place to stop.

There were cabins at the KOA in Crossville, Tennessee and the friendliest staff. It was a great place to stop.

Cancun Restaurant 

This Mexican restaurant is located just off the I-40 and is an easy stop if you are just looking for some lunch or dinner.  It is truly an authentic Mexican restaurant.  We’ve been to Cozumel and Cancun a number of times and can attest to the food.  It is really worth the stop.  But the one thing that was truly incredible here was the margaritas.  Big and delicious and among the best we’ve every had – we both agreed on that.

The Mexican food was incredible at Cancun, Crossville, Tennessee.

The Mexican food was incredible at Cancun, Crossville, Tennessee.

While we didn’t have a lot of time in Crossville, from what we could tell there was plenty to do – if you’re not escaping cold weather and trying to outrun a snowstorm.  If we find ourselves anywhere in the region we would definitely stop back here and see what else the mountains offered.  Certainly the friendly people at the KOA were a sufficient reminder that we must return again.

One of the best margarita's we've ever had was at Cancun Restaurant in Crossville, Tennessee.

One of the best margarita’s we’ve ever had was at Cancun Restaurant in Crossville, Tennessee.

Happy travels!  The following morning we managed to get going again and discovered some magic in Sparta, Tennessee.  But that’s another blog entry.

The dogs enjoyed their trip almost as much as we did.  Here they sit on the sofa in the RV from Cruise America.

The dogs enjoyed their trip almost as much as we did. Here they sit on the sofa in the RV from Cruise America.

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