“Twice the city, twice the fun,” Bristol’s tourism web site says. While some might talk extensively about the Bristol Motor Speedway and its associated draws, I was only there to spend some time on the way to and from Maine. Using the superb Bristol Hotel as a base, I not only enjoyed the Blackbird Bakery and the Bristol Bagel & Bakery (no web site, alas) — both a great way to start a day — but also the excellent Vivian’s Table for dinner. That’s only the food; plenty more I didn’t get to, as well. Nice all around.
There were opportunities to take some photographs, too:
State Street downtown straddles the state line, meaning that this guy was in Virginia:
While this corner, two blocks down on the same street, is actually in Tennessee:
And here’s the best of both worlds: foreground in one state (TN) while background in another (VA):