This is Pikeville, Tenn. It's population is about 1,878. I think they must have counted the dogs. It is the county seat of Bledsoe Co. which has about 12,000. Its elevation is 864' above sea level. The temperature has been in the 70s during the last week (read it and weep, Tucson). They say it will get hotter.
This is Dollar General. This is my favorite store....because it is the only store where we purchased our bed sheets and all other furnishings for our home. Who would have every guessed I would be a fan of Dollar General? We are also patrons of Save Alot and Piggly Wiggly grocery stores. Food is much more expensive here. I think we will have to give up milk because it is $3.78. A head of garlic was $3.50. Our first night here we purchased a can of Pork and Beans and a pkg of wieners, only to find out the can opener in our house didn't work. So we had hot dogs. The next night we had the pork and beans with wieners. We are doing better now, but finding the time to cook has been difficult.
I joke about this town, because it is so small, but we really are beginning to enjoy it here. The people are UNIQUE. This is a struggling town with very, very high unemployment. So much of this town does not live within the city. We travel many miles up and down what they call mountains. It is very green and lush. I will blog again as soon as time permits. Hopefully we will have our own internet then.