Crossville Chronicle, Crossville, TN

January 22, 2013

Ladies Club travel has one-day outings planned


CROSSVILLE — Thinking about getting out of town this spring…even just for a day, and hoping to see something unique and entertaining? The Travel Committee of the Fairfield Glade Ladies Club (FGLC) has two delightful one-day outings to consider.

On April 11 departure is at 8 a.m. for Hurricane Mills, TN. If that location sounds familiar, think Loretta Lynn, the Coal Miner’s Daughter. Situated on a lush, sprawling 3,500-acre site, west of Nashville, is Loretta’s town. From the Butcher Holler Homeplace, a replica of her ramshackle childhood home, to the Plantation mansion, visitors get an up close and personal look at Loretta’s career. Experience her 18,000 square foot museum with its huge collection of memorabilia and awards as well as mementos from her many beloved friends from the world of entertainment and, of course, other buildings on this sprawling estate.

The trip includes deluxe motor coach transportation, luncheon buffet at Loretta Lynn’s Kitchen, tour of the Plantation Home, Butcher Holler Homeplace and simulated coal mine, museum, driver‘s gratuity and FGLC Travel equity. Cost is $75.

But, there is more! On May 2, accompany the group on a special trip to seek out “Angels and Ghosts.” A hidden gem is the campus of the University of the South in Sewanee, TN…a must-see, Gothic-inspired, Oxford-style architecture, creating a European village feel. Legends say that Sewanee was once inhabited by angels who still look after residents today. The chapel is not to be missed. Lunch in the university cafeteria and conclude your visit at the inspirational cross located high on a bluff, overlooking the valley.

The ghost part of the trip is to McMinnville for a hilarious haunting! Designed to tickle the funny bone, an interactive show combines stories of real spirits at the 1896 Falcon Rest Mansion with a light-hearted ghost convention. The show ends with a special surprise twist and a tour of the beautiful Victorian mansion called “Tennessee’s Biltmore” by PBS. Desert and beverage are included following the show. This day trip is $65.

If all this sounds like fun, call Marcia, at 707-2814, to make reservations, or email and include your name, address and telephone number. A few seats remain and one need not be a club member to participate…, but participants may want to join after seeing what fun the group has! Call a friend (or just tell the mate he is going) and come along.

For a one-page brochure, go to the club website at and click on Travel. Instructions for mailing a check (must be received within seven days of making a reservation) are there. Please note, all Ladies Club trips now depart from the overflow parking lot behind Legends in spite of what the brochure says!